704 Games is giving us gamers what we have asked for. NASCAR Heat 2. A follow up sequel to the game NASCAR Heat Evolution that received mix reviews. I was satisfied with it, but felt it need more flavor and depth. I liked how 704 Games went out of he box unlike EA when they made up different sponsors to save money. 704 managed to do what was necessary to bring realism for the first ever using all real sponsors and the NASCAR Next program drivers along with drivers from the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series. Which is a good starting focus point. I felt the game lacked depth of a career mode that gives the player an incentive from week to week throughout he career mode's season. Give me something to fix as I collect money. Hopefully Heat 2 will give a little more emphasis on a decent career mode. 704 released three pictures of NASCAR Heat 2 and the one that stands out the most making the game a stand out is Chase Briscoe's 29 truck on Eldora's dirt track which brings us the mid summer mud classic. That is all the expectations I wanted, needed & have been dreaming of to come back to NASCAR gaming since EA sports came up with it in NASCAR Chase For The Cup 2005 which introduced the Whelen Modified Series, Trucks, Xfinity and Cup to where you could work your way up the ranks through all series. You want my idea of what career mode should be? The game's story should start the player off as a 5 year old kid running his or her first go kart race and then forward 10 or so years later where him or her is old old enough to drive a hobby stock at the local dirt track. From there the it could be like a ten race mini season where you manage just enough money to win a championship. Next, you move into a late model series on pavement that would give way to a possible Truck series contract leading so on and so fourth to the Xfinity and Cup series. More like a beefed up 2005 EA game with more flavor. If you played the older EA Games of NASCAR then you definitely know what the bar of what is required to make a stout NASCAR game.
All photos used with permission by Nascar Media.