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Out Of The Way Coppers!!!
on February 6, 2006
I definitely know what it is to have the feeling for the fast & the furious with the thrills of the racing. I've been a huge fan of the Need For Speed series for the past several years. While the game series has had its shares of status with the game on the thrills of the chase with Hot Pursuit 2, and the recently released Most Wanted games for the consoles. Yet, with all the hype of Most Wanted for the consoles, the handhelds have all lost some of the momentum. With Need For Speed Most Wanted for Nintendo's DS edition have doesn't have the appeal of the thrill of the chase. With a different spin of the game for Sony's PSP out, could that have the same effect the DS had for gamers? Here is the answer.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 for Sony's PSP is a different spin of the high speed thrills that the consoles have made. The game of course has some of the similar effects the consoles have made successful, but this is a different spin here. The object is the same as the other editions, you have the evade the cops in order to make your way to the top of the list, but there are much fewer challenges and courses for you to master. The graphics on this edition, are very well received and the sound is good, but the control at times, is very shoppy, and is difficult to manuever your way around the police where the console editions have a easier time making it happen. You get the same cars that you have to master on the console editions like the Mazda RX-8, the Chevy Cobalt, and other great cars. As you work your way up, you can get newer cars, and remodel and enahnce your car with better controls and devices, which are great, but they can be difficult to master at first, but easy to operate later on.
All in all, Need For Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 for the PSP isn't really worth all what it is speedwise worth. It is a good game for some, but if you have had the thrills of the chase for the consoles like the Xbox 360, or Playstation 2, you are just better off with the home console editions instead. If you just only have the PSP, I suggest you rent the game and try it out.
Control: C 1/2+
Fun & Enjoyment: C+