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Midnight Club Los Angeles es una muy buena incursión en el género de la conducción, de lo mejor que nos podemos encontrar en el catálogo de PSP.
Add up all this goodness - more roads, modes and blistering speed than you can shake a spoiler at - and you get a top-class PSP game which is without doubt the handheld racer of the year and the finest street racer to grace the PSP.
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On top of that there's a brilliant, extensive four-player Wi-Fi mode to extend your enjoyment. One of the best handheld packages of the year without a doubt.
While the PSP has struggled to find massive success like the DS, the system has built up a rather impressive collection of racing titles, and Midnight Club: L.A. Remix should be proud to earn a spot alongside them. The game is occasionally frustrating and is prone to a few bugs, but it's also easily one of the deepest, most immersive titles to come out on the system for quite some time. We've come to expect a lot from the Rockstar pedigree, no matter what the game is, and I'm happy to say that they've come through even on what is arguably the least popular mainstream device of this generation. If you've got a PSP and a need for speed, then go ahead and pop in Remix; just promise that you aren't going to try this at home afterwards.
Midnight Club L.A. Remix luce de manera magistral en la portátil de Sony. Contiene una recreación fabulosa de las ciudades y lleva el género de las carreras ilegales y de la cultura del tuning a un nivel superior. Toda la experiencia queda completada con multitud de tipos de carreras y de modos de juego que ofrecerán al jugador decenas de horas intensas. Idóneo para los jugadores que prefieran conducción arcade sin límites.
Auch auf der PSP ist der Ausflug der Midnight Club-Serie ins sonnige L.A. gelungen: Bis auf vereinzelte Ruckler, kleine Grafikfehler wie Pop-Ups und Clippings sieht die Kulisse mit ihrem dynamischen Tag-/Nachtwechsel sowie Witterungsbedingungen super aus. Mit der sauberen Steuerung steht das Spielgefühl der grafischen Präsentation in nichts nach und es macht einfach Spaß, mit gezündetem Nitro oder auf zwei Rädern durch die Straßen und versteckten Abkürzungen der Stadt zu heizen. Zusammen mit der Fülle an Spielmodi, zwei Metropolen, massig Renn-Veranstaltungen und Tuning-Optionen bekommt ihr hier einen der besten Racer für Sonys Handheld. Doch genau wie schon beim Vorgänger wird der Geschwindigkeitsrausch auch hier von den häufigen und immer noch viel zu langen Ladezeiten ausgebremst.
LA Remix is a luxury racing game. A lot of that comes from the excellent controls and the toned down difficulty. Not much had to be diluted from the console version and it makes the PSP version look that much better. The city might be smaller, but the rest of the game has just as large of a heart.
Im Großen und Ganzen ist "Midnight Club LA Remix" ein sehr umfangreiches Spiel mit vielen Herausforderungen und verschiedenen Schwierigkeitsgraden, die Anfänger und Profis gleichermaßen beschäftigen werden. Die Fahrzeuge kann man vielseitig tunen und bearbeiten, was inzwischen aber zum Standard geworden ist. Da der Titel auch technisch in der Spitzengruppe fährt und sehr gute Mehrspielermodi bietet, sollten PSP Besitzer mit Rennspielaffinität unbedingt zugreifen!
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I experienced a few head-on collisions I did not see coming at all. In addition to turbo boosts, LA Remix also let you initiate "special abilities" like slow-motion (that's "bullet time" in shooters) or "agro" so you can plow through traffic without missing a beat. The game's audio is surprisingly good. Not only did I like the soundtrack, but it's interesting to hear the crystal clear voices of your competitors in the midst of a heated race. The constant saving and loading is aggravating, but otherwise you'll be hard-pressed to find a better racer for the PSP.
Innovative only in its exceptional presentation, L.A. Remix is nevertheless a fast and furious jaunt through not one but two massive bergs, and it does just about everything a city racer could ever be expected to do within the miniaturized PSP environment. Despite its few foibles, this is a keeper.
When you think of Rockstar, you generally think of the GTA series. While a studio can survive on a single game franchise, it will often be healthier with other supporting players. Midnight Club is one of those series that is overshadowed. While Rockstar could try to make Midnight Club a yearly series like another company, the releases are well timed. While not without its faults, Los Angeles is a nice place to take a drive. If you want something portable, then take L.A. Remix for a spin.
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. Whether or not that translates into fun for you is debatable, but any fan of racing genre should pick it up immediately, and anyone who can appreciate a quality title on PSP (of which there are almost none this holiday season) would do well to give LA Remix a shot.
If you can overlook these issues, Midnight Club: LA Remix will provide you with hours of exhilaration. Strap in, hang on tight and don’t let the big trucks bite – they could hurt your chances of winning.
While it doesn’t really change the genre, even on the PSP, Midnight Club L.A. Remix is a worthy racer for fans of the street racing genre. With all the different options in the arcade mode and the unlockables, it has a lot of replay value, though the lack of online multiplayer is a downside, especially for a game in 2008. Still, even though it’s not the next step in the racing genre, L.A. Remix is a great package and totally worth a look, if not for the great visuals, sound, and presentation, then for the large amount of gameplay and replay value.
Midnight Club LA Remix is not perfect, the early races are two easy while the harder races can come with a sudden harsh spike in difficulty, the race markers I've already mentioned and draw distances can seems a bit short when traveling at full throttle, but i can forgive it all of this just for the smile it can put on your face when it all comes together and you get lost in the race. Oh and did i mention that when you get bored of LA you get the opportunity to move on to Tokyo?
Deliciously satisfying and utterly stylish, Midnight Club: L.A. Remix is a solid racing PSP racing game and another great entry in the Midnight Club series. Yes, the hardware limitations hold it back a little but there are enough features present to make this one hell of a hot ride.
While the world could’ve been bigger, the pop-ups less frequent, and the graphics just a bit sharper, Midnight Club: LA Remix does just about everything else right. Even though the PSP isn’t known for racing titles, Rockstar probably created the first must-own racer for the system. There’s a lot of replay value in the title, and quite frankly, I can’t think of another PSP racing game I’d rather be playing.
Still, all gripes aside, handheld racing games do not get much more impressive than Midnight Club: L.A. Remix. If our major complaint is that a racing game is too fast – well, that’s something most hardcore gamers are willing to live with.
The ultimate take-away on Midnight Club: L.A. Remix is that it will be a game that fans buy because it carries a good brand and they'll like it for not messing up the formula. We can't say with great confidence that L.A. Remix is a significant step forward from the previous version, and for that reason we'd recommend a weekend rental or borrowing a friend's copy before you plunk down the cash.
So, obviously, the game is far from perfect, but it does have enough good points to make it worth a try for racing fans. Just don't expect an experience anything like you'll find on the consoles.
Un bon jeu de courses sur PSP, bien qu'assez classique au final. Ce L.A. Remix est suffisamment complet et fun à jouer pour plaire aux amateurs du genre et a le mérite de proposer un contenu exclusif au support. Jouable seul ou jusqu'à 4, via le sans fil de la portable, il se destine tout autant à une utilisation solo qu'à un usage multi.
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!
Midnight Club: LA Remix is an extensive game with loads to offer, but the difficulty might hamper your experience. You'll spend plenty of time retrying and redoing races as you attempt to rack up your rep, but the grinding rarely becomes a problem because you're enjoying the intensity of kicking off of ramps for crazy hang time, drifting around tight bends with the help of automotive super powers, and creaming your pals in the crash-heavy multiplayer modes. As one of the better-looking and best-controlling PSP racing games on the market, LA Remix is a must-play for portable racing pros thanks to the variety of game modes, substance of the city, and a mess of great customizable rides.
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Overall, street racing fans will find some excitement here, but the racing may prove to be too frustrating for more casual gamers. The short sight lines and difficulties navigating the city street at high speeds
make the races more challenging than they need be.
Bref, voilà un portage tout à fait réussi que nous propose Rockstar London, même si, sur portable également, le classicisme du jeu se fait sentir peu ou prou. Précisons enfin que vous pourrez affronter trois camarades en multi, avec divers modes de jeu qui promettent des parties bien fun. A défaut d'être original donc, Midnight Club sait être efficace sur PSP.
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LA Remix is as polished as the bonnet of a freshly-waxed Lamborghini Murcielago and almost as fun to drive thanks to tight controls and enjoyable wheel-to-wheel racing. Sadly though, the ride is ultimately marred by a distinct lack of variation .
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Midnight Club: LA Remix delivers an extremely proficient racing experience. However, potential boons for the game – like the open world and RPG-like leveling system for your car – are its biggest problems. Los Angeles feels bland and barren and instead of the Rep mechanic encouraging you, it forms a gaming mountain that you must continually climb up.