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This game is good but has some down sides.
The good thing about this game is that it has good graphics and I like when you win cars in races and then customise it like add suspension and what ever colour you like you can make it and you can add designs to the side of the car or make your own number plate. You can also make your engine better to go faster in races and you can buy cars you can have lights coming out from under your car and you can have special powers like have nitro but it only last a bit of time. To win cars you have to race but most of the races is for money only some are for cars. You can go to different countries and you can also just whiz around everywhere and crash into cars and lampposts and other stuff as well.
There is one big problem is that it is really slow loading like when you want to do a race you have to wait for ages for it to load which is really disappointing for such a good game to have a really big downside about one thing that really ruing it.
I recently picked up a copy of this on the PSP (a bit behind the time I know but I only use my PSP on the daily commute to work so I like to buy the cheap games!!) and I have to say I am very impressed - there is 1 major fault but if you can overlook them then I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Loading times - the amount of time it takes to load when starting new races or entering your garage can be very inhibitive, I don't think I would be exaggerating if I said it could take up to a minute at a time. However, if like me you are a very casual gamer and don't care about finishing each game in the quickest possible time then you will soon forget all about it and won't even notice the loading times.
Have you seen The Fast And The Furious? Midnight Club reminds me of these films - you buy a car, take part in street races, earn money to improve your current car or buy a better then Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Although this sounds like it could get repetitive and boring anyone who has played any of these type of game know that it is anything but, the number of tracks and types of race etc will stop any boredom.
Midnight Club is based on 3 free roaming Cities, the player drives round the City getting to know the layout and along the way the opportunity arises to take part in various races - these could be one-offs or a series against a certain gang. The type of race also changes, whereas your first may be a traditional race with 5 short laps, the next could be 1 lap weaving in and out of the City and it's various streets or could even be a drag race to a finishing line somewhere in the distance.
The driving is very smooth, you get no lag when speeding down the motorway and considering what a small console the PSP is the graphics are very impressive indeed.
In your garage (could also be seen as your base) you get the opportunity to customise all of your vehicles. Dependent on how much money you have saved you could add nitrous, improve the brakes or suspension or any other aspect which could affect the car's performance or you could make the car more pleasing on the eye! In this section you can change the bodywork, add bodykits etc, give it a sprayjob or even add those neon lights you get on the underside of all boy-racer cars in any given City on a Friday night!
Yes. Although the loading times can be annoying, once you get into the game and are customising your vehicle to look like the VW Golf you couldn't afford as a new driver you forget all about them. When combined with the excellent graphics and the fact that you can get it for around £10 nowadays I would have no hesitation in recommending this to absolutely everyone who enjoys racing games.
**This is my first review in a couple of months after moving house etc so all constructive criticism/tips etc on this review will be gratefully received!**
Midnight club 3: DUB Edition on psp is realistic but not a geat carrer game, because of its slow loading and poor racing mode.
I was disapointed with this game as the Playstation 2 game and im afraid to say that it hasnt improved on the PSP.
The graphics are overall rather impressive although not as good as other racing games such as grand tourismo.
The 2 player mode does add to the quality of this game it is very to connect two psp's together and have a race with several friends. The one player mode is fun for a while but becomes rather repetitive after a few races.
One plus point is that the cars can be customised as you earn money (by winning races). You can make a rubbish car into a racing machine after adding several customisations such as body kits and new rims. Overall this game is 6/10.
If you like driving games, you'll enjoy playing this one. I was initially concerned that the limited controls, screen and UMD of the psp might reduce the game play compared to the PS2 that I use at home, but it is still very enjoyable. The load times of the psp can be excessive, but if you didn't know that this was the one single major drawback of the psp when you bought it, then you should have done better reseach before splashing out the cash. Good car control, acceptable graphics, large areas to roam, challenging opponents and a very reasonable price make it the best driving game that I have so far...
This is probobly one of the most ambitious PSP games due to the fact that the single UMD houses 3 large free-roam cities for the player to whizz around wherever they please. The graphics on both these cities and the vehicles are amazing and look as sleek as a decent PS2 game. However, the games biggest selling point quickly becomes the games biggest problem. The load times of Midnight club 3 are unbearable. There are weights of up to 2 minutes just to modify a car or enter a new area of the city. This will frustrate the player and I imagine quickly put them off using the game. The gameplay itself is rather good with good steering controlls and also great circuits on which you race. The game is packed with different races and will keep the user entertained for many hours (especially if the load times have a say in it).