Excerpt: Racing titles don’t really come across as solely track based affairs anymore; most of the recent driving games have an urban theme molded around the world of illegal street racing. Whether it’s due to Hollywood’s influence from TV and movies or the adrenaline rush of ripping through cities at extreme speeds in modified vehicles, it appears that almost every game company wants to break the law and the speed limit.
Excerpt: I’m sure during one of the brainstorming sessions at the offices of Midway, they were kicking around some ideas for updating their Rush series. One of those ideas was undoubtedly adding a modern and urban touch to the series. I can see it now: Some marketing guy says, “The kids are watching this show on MTV called Pimp My Ride. I think we should use the guys from that show.
Excerpt: L.A. Rush builds the majority of its gameplay around the story mode, which casts you as a cocky driver known around the streets as Trikz. Unlike most racers, Trikz is a legend, having won a large number of street events and amassing a fortune in cars and winnings. In fact, he’s so successful that he has his own massive mansion complete with car gallery, huge pool/Jacuzzi combo and plenty of female admirers.