I'm a huge fan of the Need for Speed series, and so playing Need For Speed - Undercover was a must. I haven't read any previous reviews so this is going to be my opinion, as un-bias as I can make it.
The first time you pop the Blu-Ray Disc into the PS3, the game loads data to the hard-drive to make load times quicker. I wouldn't mind this so much if it actually made an improvement over previous version of the game. I guess my expectations for load times are too high. After the loading is completed, you jump directly into a game. This I really appreciate. No messing around with menus and selecting different modes, get right down to the action.
Another things I really liked about this game is the way you can jump into races and missions. Whenever you are 'close enough' to a race location or mission, a pop-up at the bottom of the screen allows you to jump right in. You can also select other missions from the GPS (map) and start right away. No more driving to the location...which I always though was a waste of time.
A few other things I liked about the game are: