Excerpt: It's easy enough to praise a game, pointing out its merits and its shortcomings, but to slate a game from beginning to end takes a tad more effort. The problem with Gangs of London isn't something you can pin on one or two different attributes, but more a case of the whole thing not coming together at all. I sat in front of my PSP for hours, trying my best to pluck some kind of enjoyment from a game so desperately trying to please, but failed at every attempt.
Excerpt: This weekend I had occasion to go out on a date. Dinner and a movie kind of thing...we actually went to hear music instead of a movie, but no matter. For dinner, I had tapas. If you haven't sampled tapas before, they are small servings of food that you combine to ostensibly make a dinner. The typical tapas menu is eclectic, and you can order any combination of dishes to make your meal. Presentation is usually especially nice in a tapas restaurant.
Excerpt: Gangs of London brings the London underworld of The Getaway games to your PSP for a little organized crime action on the go. Like its home-based brethren, Gangs of London recreates the streets of London and lets you go about your nefarious activities in the shadows of the city’s landmarks such as Big Ben. As suits a city the size of London, there’s a lot of gameplay packed into the game.
Excerpt: From the same team that brought us the delightful Getaway games, Gangs of London is a vicarious, illicit thrill-ride through the seamy side of life in the capital of Eng-er-land. You - the gamer - take the role of the Guv'ner of the gang of your choosing: Londoners, Russians, Asians, Triads and Yardies are on offer from the outset. The aim is to take over London's gangland, and not by fair means, just foul.
Summary: You have to admire Sony for trying to
port the Getaway series onto PSP, and while many of the games' strong
points have been successfully translated, many of the problems with the
series basic design and approach have come over to. Some of the areas have
also been made worse, meaning that there are additional problems created
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is What is it about freeform crime games? Is it the badass gang warfare, the street fights, the escapism, the whole "Godfather" attraction? Perhaps it is the attraction of being able to walk round streets of a city you might perhaps live in, shooting people and blowing up cars.