Reviews and Problems with Midnight Club:Los Angeles
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Not for me
Tony Ledermann, Amazon
7 April 2014
Summary: My mistake for expecting too much out of this game. I am into more SIM style racing games so this game really isn't aimed at me. If you like arcade style "smash'm up" type of games. This may be for you.
Summary: This game made me want to throw my controller into a wall. I thought GT5P was frustrating with the online crashers but this beat it by a long shot. Computers set you up for crashes constantly, the 3rd person view when crashed will make your car do the impossible when trying to recover. I can not be in an online race for more than 10sec without losing connection (all other games work just fine online). Online is very much dead with the majority hosting cruising matches.
Summary: I first bought this game believing that since the previous games made by this franchise were I thought the same applied to this game. After playing it for the first time I was kind of dissapointed. I thought maybe I just didn't understand it yet since it was new to me. After playing it several more time I realized the game is nothing special. If you want to play this game do so by all means, but its not worth $60, $40, or even $20 in my opinion.
Summary: I'll admit it, this game becomes absurdly hard after awhile to the point where even with the best cars, I could only win medium difficulty races. I'll take my lumps for that as I haven't seen anyone else making that complaint so maybe it's just me but I consider myself to be an average video game player and I just don't think it should be that hard for someone with my skill level.
Summary: I am a big fan of the Midnight Club series and to me this game was a big disappointment. I thought that because this game was brand new and for ps3 that there would be a huge upgrade from Midnight Club 3. Personally I would recommend Midnight Club 3 over this game even though it is for ps2.
Excerpt: "...long. My first experience of Midnight Club when the series began was a bad one and I have never been interested in playing another one since. But, I had heard a few good things about this one and gave it a shot. At first I was quite impressed with how the game started, the graphics looked good and the cars looked like they had quite good modification opportunities. However, my first problem was with the controls. The default is using the ...
Pros: Modification, Graphics
Cons: Car Handling, Getting Lost in Races, Too Many Buttons, Unrealistic
Summary: Believe me I really wanted to enjoy this game but just couldn't. That is the summing up in one sentence, games are made to enable people to enjoy themselves and I am afraid this game fails on most levels. Sure the graphics are very impressive I will give them that but the gameplay is awful. As someone had mentioned in a previous review there is just no realism to the game.
Summary: The graphics are okay, and the amount and range of cars is very good. However, the gameplay is unrealistic, with hardly any damage and you can drive into pretty much anything and be able to carry on driving having only slowed down slightly. You use L2 and R2 for acclerate and brake...what was wrong with x and square. You can customise the controls, but even then, it has trouble changing into higher gears for some reason.
Summary: I expected more from Rockstar. The best part about this game is the car customization. Of course you need money which means you have to go out and race. You don't need to win to get money, which seems odd. (who pays you for losing?) The soundtrack is also good, and you can use playlists from your ps3. The car handling and controls feel unrealistic and unintuitive. Think of the original Ridge Racer if you can remember, it's arcade like and feels unnatural.