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What A Crazy Game
Don't you just love crazy racing games? How about a game where you have to option to roam around a metropolis, at your leisure. Well, to be honest, not many games had this kind of feature, with the exception of sandbox, which do not count because we're talking strictly about racing games. And Midtown Madness was the perfect game to introduce me to the free roaming genre. I've played this over at a friend and boy we had the time of our lives. We each took turns of fifteen minutes of gameplay and we never had enough of the game. It offers so much, that I would stay 'til Christmas to talk about them, but I'll try to make it as short as possible. The game offers 4 modes of gameplay: Blitz, where you need to get from one place to another within a time limit, Circuit where you compete against others on a pre-determined track, Checkpoint, which is self-explanatory, but here you other traffic vehicle make an appearance, such as police cars and there are even pedestrians, and finally Cruise, where you just explore the city of Chicago. One of the best features I have found in this game is how you want to play: which part of day(day, night, morning) you want to race, what kind of weather you wish, how dense the pedestrians and traffic you want the city and the physical realism, which is basically a mechanic where you can damage and ultimately crash your car. However, once you car is "wasted", it is restored back to normal so you can continue cruising. The location is the same, but there's a good variety of tracks and cars throughout the game. The graphics look beautiful and the sounds are great. All in all, any gamer who wishes to have a little fun with a racing game then Midtown Madness is what you need!