The feverish anticipation for the release of this title has been replaced by
some frenzied playing since it was released in late October. But was the wait
worth it? Well, sort of. It looks good, it plays well, but the majority of the
things that made Midnight Club Dub Edition a classic are not present. 1– There
is only one city. Yes it's pretty big, but you can get bored of it quickly. Dub
Edition had 3 cities all with their own unique nuances, and you could change
between them, which created variety. But LA gets a bit boring after a while.
2– In Dub Edition you had different divisions that you had to complete; bikes,
muscle cars, SUVS, tuners and exotics. In LA you can do the majority of races in
the same car. 3– Because you had three cities in Dub the races were different.
In LA you keep doing the same sets of races over and over. And often in the same
car. 4– Bugs. There are many in LA. If you crash during a bike race your rider
comes off, and is not replaced, meaning you spend the rest of the race with no
rider. If you crash your ‘ghost bike’ after that the graphics go completely
bland while the game ‘redraws’ the surroundings. It looks daft. So far I am
75% of the way through and bored. The races were fun to start with, but the
complete lack of variety means that those looking for a plethora of races,
divisions, racing styles etc will be left unsated. But if you want to just drive
the same car around LA doing the same set of races, this is your game. For my
money Burnout Paradise City is far superior, and far more varied. Plus has many
updates online to keep the game running well.