For a game supposedly based on MTV’s shamefully addictive car-modding show, there’s very little pimping here. In fact, the options for doing up your vehicle don’t seem much more expansive than what you’d find in a Need for Speed title.
In a rather predictable turn of events, you start out with an old banger and then complete races to earn cash to buy rims, spoilers, paintjobs and the like. The game’s currency is ‘scrilla’, and we have to admit that with challenges called things like Bling Daddies and Panzer Rapper, this walks the dropped-shoulder West Coast walk. The racing is arcadey in a Burnout way but not particularly tough, with frequent nitro pickups and forgiving crashes.
This is totally average, but made more disappointing by the fact we couldn’t see Xzibit or the West Coast Customs ‘crew’ anywhere in it. Pointless!
Jul 7, 2009