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Need For Speed: Carbon Reviewed
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A new review of EA's Need for Speed: Carbon is now available at MyMac.com. One of several Ciderized titles, the game brings a new installment of the popular street racing series to owners of Intel Macs. MyMac gave Need for Speed: Carbon a score of 4 out of 5.

From the review:

Getting around the city in Carbon is as easy as driving from one event to another. You can use the Map in the game to jump directly to different events, thus saving you the time from driving there. (This can take a little time, as this is one BIG city.) Personally, I enjoyed driving myself.

The actual racing is a blast. Going flat-out, careening around hairpin turns, hitting the Nitro at just the right moment, and screaming across the finish line in first place is a joy. But unlike most other racing games, here you can have a partner in another car in the race whose only purpose is to help you win. This is done by you giving your teammates directions and orders, such as "Block that guy" They also give you hints and clues about how best to win a race, so listening to them is important.

The music in the game is not bad, but I found myself turning off the music and simply starting up my own playlist in iTunes instead. While the techno-like tunes are fine and lend themselves well to the atmosphere the game is trying to create, I prefer my own musical selection. So thanks to EA for letting me turn off the game music, without also having to kill the rest of the games audio.
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