Summary: The racing is fantastic! The price Is great. The computers get tougher and tougher,and will sometimes cheat, with excessive amounts of speed or random teleportation, but it makes the game a challenge, as many people like. The pixels do get large, but it makes it look like the game is coming at you. I sat down and played this game for a whole day, and got blisters. You can change The controls, so you can use the arrow keys instead if the awkward joystick.
Pros: The game play has acceptable graphics. The game play is amazingly fun. The game was designed to be simple and easy to play. That doesn't mean that the races that you raced in were easy to race. This game is not a game that holds you hand through it. There
Cons: The graphics could have been better. You really shouldn't expect PS3 graphics on it though. Other than that in my opinion the game is flawless.
Summary: To clarify from the start--Midnight Club's always offered great arcade-like racing in a sandbox format, which Rockstar excels at--but whoever thought of porting the Playstation version of this into a UMD should be dragged out into the street, shot, and run over by multiple cars. In the 30+ years I have been a video game player, I have never experienced such excruciating load times for a game.
Summary: The gameplay here is very similar to Test Drive Unlimited (or maybe it's the other way around): you drive around L.A. (and later unlocked Tokyo) looking for street races and earn cash and reps by winning them. The graphics, however, feels old, 'cuz the game is already several years stale. I have a hard time telling where I am going because the pixels are too big. The controls are strictly arcade which is fine by me but the enemy AI is totally uneven.