I was going to buy a whole wheel/pedal setup for GT5 and thought this would be a good game to warm up on. The last few NFS games I played were really disappointing despite the good press they received, but I've always liked the Hot Pursuit line.
Did the original Hot Pursuit or any of the other NFS games have a dashboard view?
The only NFS game I have seen with a dashboard view was Porsche Unleashed, every other one I have seen has the outside camera only.
It is a lot more work for the devs to include a dashboard view. Every car in the game has to have the interior accurately modeled, and show the drivers arms and hands steering and shifting the car. Much faster and easier to skip it and go with outside views only.
He's saying F - U
And deservedly so for anybody who says we don't need cockpits in games. I play games for immersion and to feel I am inside a car, not to have a fake looking clear view with floating HUD like my brain is plugged into a camera with digital readouts from the future or something.