Midway has been one of the most interesting companies across the gaming spectrum. While their games have never been great, they were usually fun. The games might not have been technically savvy, but Midway always held a special place in my heart. So, going into Wheelman, which may very well be the last game that Midway has produced, I was somewhat disheartened. Midway's debt has gotten so bad that they needed UbiSoft to co-publish the game, as they couldn't afford to press the discs.
To be totally honest, I was not exactly hopeful for this game. First, it's a game starring the simian-man-child, Vin Diesel. The fact that this, along with "Fast and Furious" and "The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena" seems to be an attempt to revive his post-"The Pacifier" career. Secondly, the gameplay looked somewhat broken. My fears for this game, along with Midway's future held in the balance as I put the game into my PS3.