Frankly, Palmont won't greet you the way you wish to. There will be no fiesta or parties, only Cross sitting on our tail! From now when the game starts and our first task is to escape our good old friend from Most Wanted. To be honest, you won't be able to evade his chase... he won't catch you. The only goal in this race is to get it to the end of track, where Your BMW will crash into truck loaded up with wood. Whatever you will do, the run always ends the same way.
This is the moment, when mysterious Darius appears for the first time. His companion is our ex-girlfriend. It seems like these two have some kind of deal with Cross and after a little chat he will let you free. But still you will have no car, and for the help with avoiding jail Darius wants you to work back the cash he thinks you moved out from Palmont. How can this be completed? It's quite obvious - on the street's!
After another few cut-scenes Nikki will guide you through the basic rules of the city. At first you will get to know that Palmont is split between the gangs, which fight for the territory in the street races.
In the end it will be time for our favourite part - car choose! In general we have three classes: exotic, tuner and muscle. Every class have it's own set and some other characteristics. For example, tuner cars (mostly Japanese) have great grip and handle extremely well in the corners, exotics (European supercars) are the combination of speed and agility, and muscle cars in typical American way impress with their top speed and acceleration, but the word "corner" is uncommon to them.
In fact, the class choose is subjective in many ways and depends mostly on your driving style. If you're natural born drifter and maniac of high speeds, you should choose muscles. In opposition, if someone prefers tight cornering, then the tuners will meet his expectations. Exotic cars are something between those two. Your starting choice will also determine the sequence of unlocking the bonuses and your starting section. In every district we have a gang using specified car class and we will have to take down the boss of our own class at first.
To be different from all other guides promoting exotics to be the one and only right class, I chose tuners. It's not a secret that my sympathy to Mitsubishi Lancer also took part :) One or another, when you finally choose your car you will have to do a test race.