187 Ride or Die

2005 - Ubisoft - Ubisoft

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Firstly I have to say, I'm not sure if this game is meant to be serious or satire. everything feels a bit cliche & stereotypical of american gangsta culture and borders on silly at times. From the silly 'Gangsta' car names, to the ridiculous Tutorial. However the game has a charm to it that makes you want to love it.

The game is an OK attempt at a 'Burnout' clone with the added element of gun battles. This brings an interesting dynamic to the game and adds that extra challenge to the game to keep it exciting. The Similarities to 'Burnout' are plentiful with the biggest being the 'Takedown' Camera cuts that play when you take a rival out.

One thing I'm pleased about is the rubber banding in this game, It's there but it's not as unforgiving as it is in EA's racing series' and makes for a less stressful experience

I think the games biggest issue has to be the longevity, I found it gets too samey too quickly and even the different game modes don't help because we've seen them all before in other similar games.

Apart from the shooting element, this game really doesn't offer up much that hasn't been done better before. The co-op is a nice touch though, takes me back to my 'Mario Kart: Double Dash' days

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