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5.0 out of 5 stars Old but gold, 19 Dec. 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: MSR: Metropolis Street Racer (Dreamcast) (Video Game)
Ok, so, this is Metropolis Street Racer (or MSR as I shall call it) and it was developed by Bizarre Creations, the same people responsible for the Project Gotham Racing series, so you could call this game a sort of 'spiritual predecessor' of the PGR series.

I'll get the boring parts out of the way first:

Grapics (8.5/10): As you'd expect with the Dreamcast being 11 years old and using an RF cable (I am aware there are AV and Scart Cables) the graphical quality isn't exactly what you'd call stunning, however it still looks pretty good even on an HD television (remember, this is through an RF cable). The cars look a bit too shiny and the driver avatar looks a bit dated, but it adds to that sort of 'retro' feel.

Gameplay (6/10): As other people have stated, the gameplay isn't fantastic, in fact when I first bought the game and popped it in I was horrified by the controls, the cars seem to have a braking issue in that they often brake too hard for you to take a corner right on the first lap, however if you've played racing games before, you'll adapt to it.

Originality (9.5/10): To my knowledge this was the first game to incorporate a point based system, named 'kudos' that gave you points based on the stunts you pulled (drifting, going fast etc.) and for that this game deserves an honourable mention in 'games you must have for the Dreamcast' if not only for the fact that the 'kudos' system is it's only USP (in my opinion)

To summarise, if you're looking for a fast-paced racer, this isn't the place to be, if you want to do stunts while racing, then get this game, because if you liked the PGR series, this is even more basic, but still lots of fun (because you can set your own personalized license plates)

Also, you can't really go wrong for the price (I got my copy for £2 at a game shop)
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