Excerpt: These street racing titles just keep on coming, it’s as if there isn’t enough choice on the shelves already, if you need to be convinced of this just check out your local store. On one shelf you have your Midnight Club’s, on the next few you have your Street Racing Syndicates and Need for Speed Underground’s closely followed by Juiced. If you want choice, you’ve certainly got choice, and out rolls another one onto the shelves, this time LA Rush from Midway.
Excerpt: L.A. Rush is the latest in a long line of street racing titles that have sprung up over the last few years. It seems that Publishers just aren't cool unless they get down with the kiddies and release their own take on the genre, so Midway had no option really. Anyone expecting a modern take on the Rush series will be a little disappointed as L.A. Rush bears little resemblance, and while not devoid of likeable qualities, suffers from a rather uninspiring story mode.
Conclusion: , then my review conveys exactly how I feel. I so wanted to relive the golden days of the Rush franchise, but instead I was trapped in a -flare tossed into the mix. The racing may be straight forward arcade fun, but constant crashes, too much traffic and Story Mode exploring really take things down a few notches. The graphics aren't all that great and the soundtrack isn't very good either, so aesthetically there's a lot of left to be desired.
Pros: Solid driving model with plenty of spectacular crashes--perhaps too many, Great visuals, Los Angeles is pretty accurately mapped out, and the scale is huge
Cons: No online play on either platform, Story mode is just a grind with no real purpose or direction, No personal car customization features--just drive into West Coast, and all the customizing is done for you, Soundtrack rarely stands out, A reasonably decent storyline is stopped short by lousy writing and no development
Conclusion: In the long run, Lord of the Rings falls short in every aspect of the game. There really isn’t much to this game. Even for the hardcore Lord of the Rings fans this one is not going to be much fun. With all the hype comes a game that has all the right things going for it, but was just not very well executed. This game is a disservice to the fans, wasting a fantastic license on such a terrible game.
Excerpt: Because somethings (once they catch “on fire”) must be cloned endlessly (Grand Theft Auto clones or Twisted Metal clones or Resident Evil 4 clones or 1001 beat-em-up clone games), we have ANOTHER street racing game to consider for the year 2005! Like Grand Theft Auto freeroaming gameplay clones and the combat stylings of God of War cloned in the recent Midway release of Mortal Kombat : Shaolin Monks, this year one of the best things to emulate in gaming is Street Racing!