Overall, The Club represents a flawed, but generally enjoyable slice of hardcore gaming. The fast-paced shooting mechanics and old school ideas make for some really intense, exciting, and just plain fun moments, but the squiffy controls and lack of true online score competition prevent The Club from reaching its true potential. Even if these flaws weren't present, however, The Club still wouldn't be for everyone; it caters to a very specific demographic of retro-loving score junkies who believe in perfecting gameplay strategy and achieving the highest score possible. Be sure to try out the XBLA demo before you look into throwing out any dough; if you dig the demo, there's basically just a lot more of that in the full title. If you hate it, the complete package won't do anything to change your opinion.