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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have Great Racing Game

    Posted
    suha

    GAMEPLAY: I have only invested a small amount of time in the game so far, I have no more then one car; (1998 Nissan 240SX), but in this short time invested, I can tell you that the handling far exceeded my expectations. The cars have a serious weight to them, and its an excellent balance between an arcade and simulation feel. There are some interesting features within the game as well that really stand out. For starters, you have the ability to purchase "special abilities," these are things like "electro magnetic pulse, or EMP," that allow you to temporarily take down the oppositions cars. Its really quite a neat idea I believe, and even thou I'm far from attaining those abilities, I think it will add a certain element of strategy to the game that we've yet to see in a racing game. Is the game difficult you ask? I've been reading a lot about people complaining that they find this game a lil difficult... Well I gotta say, it certainly isn't easy by an means. But it sure as heck ain't terribly hard or impossible like some people would have you believe either. Yes you have to know how to drive, if you can't drive in the real world, don't expect to ace this game, its a challenge, you must make sure you pay attention to where your traveling, and also watch for traffic, it's quite the intense experience I must say. GRAPHICS: Excellent in this department. I was surprised to find out that the developers used the "RAGE" engine that GTAIV is based off of. It runs very smoothly so far, and everything looks excellent. There's also a great sense of speed in this game, which is a must for any racing game, but especially a street racing game. Each of the games 45 or so cars and bikes are excellently detailed, and they all include INTERIOR VIEWS!!! Heck yes, I expect nothing less anymore, and I really hope the next installment of FORZA Motorsport will include dashboards for EVERY car as well. The interior view is great and it's the view I use the most. I must also point out that its a nicer seating position in the car then the latest installment of Project Gotham Racing. PGR3 had a great seating position in the car where you could clearly see the gauges, as well as where you were heading. But PGR4's quite frankly sucked, at least in my opinion. The city of Angels looks absolutely incredible in this game, and its; almost like being there. There's a great amount of detail included in the city, and it's just a joy to look at while driving around or racing by at 180MPH! Another interesting feature is the awesome way you transition between the full city map and the game. It's very much like Test Drive Unlimited, and those that have played TDU will know exactly what I mean. Its extreamly smooth in it's transitions between the map of the city and the game, and you get wisked from a real time birds-eye view of LA right back into your car at the touch of a button, magnificent! CUSTOMIZATION: I gave this area of the game its own heading, because there is simply so much of it that you can do and its generally a huge aspect of the game. Everything and anything on your car can be customized, from the body panels, to the doors, to the headlights and taillights, interior features etc, and of course performance mods. Here is a quick list of what can be done: EXTERIOR: - Body panels, front and rear, as well as side skirts - Wide body kits - Headlights - Taillights - Exhaust tip - Rims - Tires (branding and tread pattern, or tire model) - Neon - Ride Height - Paint (Pearl, Metallic, Sparkle, Gloss, Matte) - Roof and hood - Carbon fibre panels - VINYLS INTERIOR: - Colour scheme - Seats - Neons - Gauges - Steering wheel - Floor mats PERFORMANCE: all categories have three stages, and you may choose the brands of the parts you install.. - Intake - Exhaust - Suspension - Boosted / NA (Turbocharge or Supercharge) - Engine Internals strengthened - Roll bars - Brakes - Tires - Nitrous (there are more, I can't remember them all at the moment) Another nice touch is that if you aren't terribly in to tuning cars, then you may choose to have the game "auto tune" your car for you. It will select the best parts for you automatically if you choose, to take the guess work out of it for you. CONTROL: No problem here, like I mentioned in the gameplay section, the cars handle very nicely. You are afforded a modest amount of drift control around corners via the e-brake, or just turning in hard and asjusting the accelerator appropriately. I have remapped the right joystick to allow me freedom of head movement in the cabin, so I can look left, right, up, or down. Thats something else that deserves a mention, we've come to the point in console gaming it seems, after so many years that developers are starting to allow us to customize the control scheme are selves, which is EXCELLENT! AUDIO: Another well done department here. The tires sound just right biting the pavement, and the engines pur at idle or scream under hard acceleration. My 240SX sounds bang on to my buddies real 240, and screams and pops like the real deal at all the right times. The music is a nice selection of songs, but I prefer to have the in game race music off so i can hear my car. Sound effects are well don, I can hear the gear changes when I'm in the interior view, little details like that really bring the game alive. MULTIPLAYER: I really have no input here, as I have yet to try it, but it seems like it might be awesome, you should be able to go online with some buddies and just drive around LA or race, which ever you choose. You can also race for PINKS! REPLAY VALUE: I'd say its probably fairly high, as you ca go back and re-run each race for another attempt at besting your score, and earn more money. Although there may be slightly less incentive to re try the whole career again once completed, which is usually a tend with racing games anyway, so no loss there. BOTTOM LINE: U CAN EDIT EVERY THING THAT YOU DID IN THE LAST ONE IS THIS ONE PLUS MORE. BUY THIS GAME IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN RACING AT ALL! Its really well done in my opinion, with subtle touched like interiors in every car, and damage, as well as the amazing selection of car customization options, and just generally good amount of racing, its worth every penny of the asking price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great arcade racer. Nice alternative to sim racers

    Posted
    illadvised

    Midnight Club: L.A. is easily my favorite arcade/street racer since NFS: Most Wanted. I like a good sim such as Forza or Grid but MC: L.A. offers a nice alternative. Eventually those games quickly become repetetive. Free roaming is always nice but MC: L.A. offers a further bonus of allowing you to roam without traffic. A great way to explore the game and practice. As a SoCal native my favorite aspect of the game is the setting. They really nailed it down on many parts of L.A. I work in Century City and I got a kick out of actually driving past the building I work in (MGM). The South Central add-on is a bit of a let-down but I welcome the extended freeway map. I makes for great, flat-out racing action on-line. Speaking of racing action, MC: L.A. excels in this area as well. It can be difficult at times but once you get into a zone the racing intensity is tough to beat. For me it's not a matter of being too difficult. I take it as offering more of a challenge. As others have said, the story line and voice acting are low-level. Actually I find a couple of the characters to be funny (namely: Lester). For my purposes however, a great story is not what I'm looking for. There's enough here to keep the game progressing and that's all I need. I'm at roughly 70% but I'm in no hurry to "beat" the game. I've owned it for a few months now and it has proven well worth the money. Anyone looking for great street-racing action, cool graphics and an an extremely wide range of visual customizations, this is the game for you. If you're looking for cars that will quit on you after the first major impact, this definitley isn't the game for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost excellent

    Posted
    Anonymous

    This game is great. But one thing to add; If there were more fancy cars to buy instead of older-less fancy ones then this game would be 5 stars. I would suggest adding cars like Bugatti's, Lexus', Mustangs, Vipers, Ferrari's, Bentleys, Maybachs, Audi's, ect. If those cars were added, i have no doubt this game would be rated 5 stars by almost everyone. Please if the designers are reading this, come out with a new and improved game. If so, this game will be the must-get game of the year. other very minor suggestions-1.While being chased by cops, done let the limit be 4 cops...as many as possible would great. 2. Being able to get out of your car and taking/hi-jacking another persons car. 3. Being able to choose what city u want to drive in...making a whole bunch of cities(or a state) and driving from city to city(or place to place) to take on a whole different crowd of drives. 4. finally, making it so that u actually have to buy gas and the money coming out of your bank out. Now i know that sounds like alot of corrections but in reality, its not...these few fixes could make this the highest selling game ever and people lining up at stores just to buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Corny story-line.

    Posted
    ChrisClambakin

    This game is a great game for almost any video game fanatic. Its graphics are stunning, the customization is insane, and the story-line is made for a 10 year old wana be gangster. The car costs are quite close to realistic, the cockpit camera is great, and the car sounds beautiful. The music is rap and hip-hop, I just turn it off to hear my car engine. The new customization ( the interior. ) is probably my favorite because I always use the in car camera, and having a cool steering wheel and bright lit up gauges helps with making you feel more like your in the game. I like this game and would defiantly recommend it to any friend, I would just make sure they knew not to pay much attention to the story-line slang. PS: I have not tryed online, so just read other reviews if you want to learn about it. PSS: If you want solid reviews just keep reading the Best Buy ones, thats where I usually look first. PSSS: I hope I've helped you in your search for a new game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Arcade Racer

    Posted
    BlackOpsC2

    If your looking for a great arcade racer, look no further. Mightnight Club Los Angeles delivers a in-depth, fun, diverse game. The missions/races that can be completed are endless. Integrate your gamertag with Rockstar Social Club online and you will get the opportunity to earn additional bonuses that can be used in-game (Driver's Test). The opponents you meet will challenge you, and may be somewhat frustrating at times, but learn the courses that you will have to race and you should have no problems pounding the competition. Each individual car drives differently from the tuners to the muscle cars all the way to exotics. If you looking for a fun, challenging game, this is a must buy in my humble opinion. The only negative comment I have about this game is the lack of camera choices. You have the choice to view directly behind your vehicle (extermely close) or you can choose a cockpit view while driving.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overall not even a racing game....

    Posted
    MaveRick20

    If you like games that claim they are racing games but, aren't then this game is for you. This game is about LUCK thats all it is... there's no skill there's no learning the track... its just luck. Stupid excuse for a racing game in my opinion. Customization is amazing! Loved the customizing. Difficulty... is well let's say this... the game is too hard for a 7 year old to play. Maybe even a seventh grader. Its extremely boring... you basically drive around to each race... then race until you win... its all a luck based game so you have to race 3 series races at least 7 times. Graphics are great... looks pretty nice. A little dark at times.. and hard to see traffic at times. Which adds to the difficulty. I find myself playing Prostreet or Midnight Club Dub Edition on PS2 more than this game... and they are not even that great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great racing game

    Posted
    william09
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    this game is a very good racing game with alot of customization options, a big city to explore and even add on content. this game also supports trophies though some are kinda lame...spend a total of 10 minutes in the air, drive 50 miles on one wheel on motorcycle, 50 miles on 2 wheels in a car, and even drive a total of 1000 miles or some other number that is a little high. also the new south central expansion is a great add on. it adds cars of the lowrider type, and also SUV's which mixes up gameplay a little, it also adds alot of races and achievments/trophies. the game is fun and probably one of the best racers available right now. it is 100000 times better than anything EA has to offer among its racing series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best street-racing game I've ever played

    Posted
    nixter6019

    I've played a lot of street-racing games in my years like Need for Speed and previous Midnight Club titles and this new Midnight Club rises above all. The amazing graphics make you feel like you're actually in L.A. The intensity of the races gets your adrenaline pumping as you rocket down the streets and highways of L.A. at up to 245+ MPH. The selection of vehicles available suits everyone's styles and you can customize any vehicle in almost anyway imaginable. The only thing I don't like about this game is the story which is kind of corny and repetitive but it was easy to get used to. Overall, this game is a lot of fun if you like street-racing and it has good replay value since you can play it on xbox live.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Racing Game I Have Ever Played!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted
    Razo4LIfe

    I Got this game 4 chirstmas and its the best racing game i have ever played in my life thus far. 1.There are so many cars to choose from and many types ex.(Muscle,Exotic,Bikes,and Luxury) 2. Graphics are insane. The cars in this game look real and the scenery does to.N i know some people say that its not L.A. and to some degree its not but who cared its still a great map and Its the best. 3. Custimization is endless and thats all i really can say. Anything u can think of you could pretty much do. Next time you go 2 the store remember to pick this game up and buy it. =]

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Feels to much like Need For Speed

    Posted
    oonshadowman

    I havent played many other racing games since Midnight Club 3, Except Need for Speed. I think u should just stick with Need For Speed though. Some of the races get to difficult as u progress through the game, the cops are just no fun at all considering u cant bash them until their car blows up and its impossible just about to get away from them, they see u from even 5 miles away! But the customization for the cars was pretty decent, but there was a lack of cars. Couldn't find anyone online to play with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best racing game ever

    Posted
    Bestgamerever

    I think this is the best game ever best graphics everything game is really fun and they finally made a racing game where you can customize the inside of your car and customize a motorcycle and make it look totally different I mean if I were you I would totally buy this game and it is not a lot of money like every other game and all I got to say is that it has the best graphics ever so you should really buy this game %100 recomended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    To Live And Ride In L.A.

    Posted
    Dwiz

    This game takes off about a 100 mph.Leaving you eating your friends or you eating dust.The streets of L.A. look like the real thing.This is a non stop adrenaline burning way too fast game.The things wrong about this game is some of the voice acting,the story,and some of the races that you attend.Not because of the controls but the challenge of the race.The game makes it very hard for you to walk all over it.Because the game has a single-player learning curve.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Midnight eva!! Next one can't wait!!!!!

    Posted
    virginmobilefan

    When i first got the game was on a day i had to work. when i was playin it, at the time i ahd to leave i didn't wanna stop cuz it was just that fun. my face lit up wit joy when i played it. the car list on it was gr8 for me. cars i thought i never see in a game such as this and it made me wanna keep playin it. this is a game that i will recommend to anyone who definitely loves cars and a good game!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREATEST GAME EVER

    Posted
    LT4CORVETTE

    MIDNIGHT CLUB L.A IS SUCH A FANTASTIC GAME!BUT THE ITEMS TO SOUP UP THE CAR IS VERY EXPENSIVE WHEN YOU FIRST START THE GAME.BUT ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO IS LIKE REAL. ALL OF THE RACES ARE SO EASY.I JUST BEAT KAROL AND I WON HIS DATSON 28OZ AND IT IS FAST YOU DONT HAVE TO SPEND ANY MONEY TO WIN THE CAR WHICH IS GREAT.THIS GAME IS HAS VRY GOOD GRAPHICS FOE ME BECAUSE I USE HD ON THE GAME. SO STOP SITTING AROUND AND GO BUY THE GAME.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best X-Box 360 racing game yet!

    Posted
    bigtman
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    This is my new favorite racing game ever. Ive owned all of the need for speeds and they don't come close to how awesome this game is. There are actual name brands on here such as chanel,jordan, and many more! The cars range from Muscle Cars to Exotics such as the lamborghini Gallardo spyder. I would reccomend this game to any body that likes cars and racing games!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best street racing game out there

    Posted
    Nate5128

    The online play by itself makes this game worth every penny of the $60 price tag. The cars are very realistic, but you dont have as many custimizations for your car, there is only four choices for each bumper, hood,spoiler, etc.However in this version of midnight club you can customize all cars including the exotics, and you can customize more of the car

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best racing game ever

    Posted
    Bradley123

    I love this game, my brother got it for me for Christmas, this is one of the only games I've played since then. It's not too difficult but just hard enough the game lasts, you won't beat it in the first couple of days you own the game. The cars are amazing, lots of exotics and a few concept cars. Once again I love this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best racing games ive played

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Well almost everthing is great until you beat it but once you beat it, its pretty much point unless, because you get everything for free, but if you play it on xbox live you'll probalby have more fun than i did because i dont have xbox live,but other than that its a good game it was pretty difficult but it was fun

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Racer!

    Posted
    Tyler3025

    This game is a great game! its very fun if you love this type of game. being able to join an online cruise with your buddies is a great feature... the single player mode is also great and LONG... nearly impossible to beat the game in a day....only negative is the load time, but it is worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    jimmywindle2012

    Great game. The level of customizatio is amazing. The difficulty isnt that hard but it is fun to win alot. The graphics are perfect and the city is pretty good. Gets old after 1 week of looking at the same thing but thats of all games. Overall one of the best racing games yet!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend