WorthPlaying: "For a developer that is better known for running down hookers and leading four-star cop chases through Liberty City, Rockstar has finally released the next step in their Midnight Club series. Midnight Club: Los Angeles continues the tradition of hyper-realistic and licensed vehicles racing in a real world setting. Being an East Coast gamer, I can't speak to the accuracy of the modeling of L.A.'s virtual counterpart, but from everything I see in the game and read online, this is likely as close as I'll get to racing the streets of Cali.
Despite my penchant for puzzle games, I have always loved the Midnight Club franchise because it was one of the games to take Nissans and VWs and SUVs and motorcycles and let you race off the track in a city environment. This latest foray is no different in that sense, as the cars look as beautiful and realistic as ever, and the city is absolutely thriving with life, as other motorists and passing pedestrians are the norm.
Jumping right into the game, as I often do, you can start up the Story mode, which puts you into the story arc of the game. Let's be honest, though: The story is just there as a vehicle to get you from one place to the other, and there isn't anything deep here. Also, sadly, there is no way to customize your driver, as the focus is on customizing your ride. It's understandable, but it would've been a nice little perk for those of us obsessed with avatar creation."