Excerpt: The PSP has had its share of good racing action. I'll admit I'm biased, someone that comes to every game in this genre hoping to fall in love, but I challenge anyone to say the system hasn't seen many quality racing games. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition was the last of the games in this series on PSP, and fans are obviously wondering if Midnight Club: L.A. Remix is the next big installment.
Excerpt: The first appearance of Midnight Club on the PSP was memorable for the fact that the load times were longer than the races themselves. In fact, I can remember actually falling asleep once during a particularly lengthy load. Thankfully, Midnight Club: LA Remix features significantly shorter load times and you'll spend more time racing than you will staring at load screens. And with all that extra time to spend racing, you'll find LA Remix to actually be kind of fun.
Summary: With a name like Midnight Club: L.A. Remix it's easy to confuse it with the recently released console game, but this PSP racer is vastly different ... and that's a good thing. Rockstar Games strikes again with another portable game with great graphics, solid controls and tons of content. It may not be their best work, but it's definitely worth checking out! This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: on the Xbox 360. Since the game was released on virtually every platform, I was also tasked with taking a look at the PSP version. I was curious how a game like Midnight Club LA would translate to the small screen of the PSP, and I wanted to see if it could maintain the sense of speed of its big brother without taking a huge frame rate hit -- like DUB Edition did.
Pros: Good frame rate with solid visuals., Handling is believeable and predictable., Two separate cities give room to race.
Cons: Can't see road ahead well enough., Scripted events get stale quickly., Race markers aren't accurate enough.
Excerpt: Lately, it seems the PSP has been neglected by a lot of Western developers, with no significant releases in quite some time. Meanwhile, Rockstar has decided to bring over the latest iteration in its Midnight Club series with Midnight Club L.A. Remix . While I’m not exactly the biggest racing fan, I do enjoy games like Burnout Paradise that give the player the freedom to explore, as opposed to a set list of races you have to do immediately. L.A.
Conclusion: Perhaps the best compliment I can pay LA Remix is that it thoroughly appears that the development team's heart went into making this game. Ports are often void of personality and, frankly, feel as if the publisher doesn't understand what sort of budget is required to properly translate the experience. LA Remix, on the other hand, does indeed feel like someone actually tried to make a first class game.