London Racer Destruction Madness (PS2)

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London Racer Destruction Madness (PS2)

Genre: Racing/Driving - Arcade Racing - Publisher: Davilex - Age Rating: 7+

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published 07/12/2017 | STEFZIV
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Pro Fun gameplay, Solid longevity
Cons Everything else is outdated and could be done better
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"The game with missed potentional..."

London Racer Destruction Madness (PS2)

London Racer Destruction Madness (PS2)

London Racer: Destruction Madness is the fifth game in London Racer series of racing games developed by Davilex studio, that closed in 2005 because of financial problems. This game is developed for PS2, but also for PC.

Campaign

The only mode that game contains is Career, contains four modes: Wrecking Racing, Deathmatch, Survivor and Smash Crash. You can't choose which to play because Career is linear, but progress in overall is well imagined.
Wrecking Racing is all about racing and nothing else, the most boring mode of the game, because you won't feel speed, and that is big mistake that developers did.
Deathmatch puts you in small arena (limited part of map) where you fight your opponents and need to wreck them certain number of times before they do.
Survivor is more like deathmatch, but also racing with time, because each second your health slowly drop but also to other opponents, so only way to win is to wreck them and collect the wrench they leave behind.
Smash Crash is interesting mode where you have to do as much damage to environment as you can. The bad thing here is that ,if you get little time and you're spawned somewhere far from city which have a lot of objects, you will have very low chance to kill opponents (you get all the score they had) and it much depends on how lucky you are.

Graphics & Sound

Just like I said, Davilex got closed because they weren't selling enough games to stay "alive". And here is why. Graphics are much horrible than you can see on the picture up, there are no details, environment is poor, no animations to make it alive for a bit... Sound in overall isn't anything better. I found out that one of soundtrack music is taking 40 MB of space. Can you imagine that? And it length is only around 3 min + format is WAV. That is terrible and all says about developers unprofessional work. Songs MUST be compressed much well, so 1 min of song should take 1-4MB. Let's get back to game. You will be hearing same sounds of engine, explosion all over and over again... There are 4 music that are playing randomly but they are solid.

Gameplay

Before, we talked mostly about negative sides of the game, but here we are talking about something that is actually fun and that is gameplay! Despite all things we said , devs made the game to keep you playing again and again... And that is because in every event, whatever mode you are playing, there are always the power-ups and ability to win any event just by destroying each opponent on the stage.

Conclusion

Game in overall is not bad and it's somewhat ok for game that is released in 2005, but it leaves a feel that everything could be done better. They could but they didn't...
Anyway, I recommend it.

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  • 1st2thebar published 08/12/2017
    Alright.
  • mumsymary published 08/12/2017
    good review.
  • 2mennycds published 08/12/2017
    Welcome to Ciao (in a state of considerable flux sadly). A solid review here. It's good to list one or two suppliers and prices as well.
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Genre: Racing/Driving - Arcade Racing - Publisher: Davilex - Age Rating: 7+

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Publisher: Davilex

Release Date: 14th October 2005

Age: 7+

Genre: Racing/Driving

Sub Genre: Arcade Racing

Platform: PlayStation 2

EAN: 8712823042908

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Fun gameplay, Solid longevity

Disadvantages:
Everything else is outdated and could be done better

Recommendable Yes:

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Difficulty & ComplexityAverage - suitable for most

LongevityOK longevity

MultiplayerNo Multiplayer/Not Applicable

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  2. mumsymary
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London Racer: Destruction Madness is the fifth game in London Racer series of racing games developed by Davilex studio, that closed in 2005 because of financial problems. This game is developed for PS2, but also for PC.

Campaign

The only mode that game contains is Career, contains four modes: Wrecking Racing, Deathmatch, Survivor and Smash Crash. You can't choose which to play because Career is linear, but progress in overall is well imagined.
Wrecking Racing is all about racing and nothing else, the most boring mode of the game, because you won't feel speed, and that is big mistake that developers did.
Deathmatch puts you in small arena (limited part of map) where you fight your opponents and need to wreck them certain number of times before they do.
Survivor is more like deathmatch, but also racing with time, because each second your health slowly drop but also to other opponents, so only way to win is to wreck them and collect the wrench they leave behind.
Smash Crash is interesting mode where you have to do as much damage to environment as you can. The bad thing here is that ,if you get little time and you're spawned somewhere far from city which have a lot of objects, you will have very low chance to kill opponents (you get all the score they had) and it much depends on how lucky you are.

Graphics & Sound

Just like I said, Davilex got closed because they weren't selling enough games to stay "alive". And here is why. Graphics are much horrible than you can see on the picture up, there are no details, environment is poor, no animations to make it alive for a bit... Sound in overall isn't anything better. I found out that one of soundtrack music is taking 40 MB of space. Can you imagine that? And it length is only around 3 min + format is WAV. That is terrible and all says about developers unprofessional work. Songs MUST be compressed much well, so 1 min of song should take 1-4MB. Let's get back to game. You will be hearing same sounds of engine, explosion all over and over again... There are 4 music that are playing randomly but they are solid.

Gameplay

Before, we talked mostly about negative sides of the game, but here we are talking about something that is actually fun and that is gameplay! Despite all things we said , devs made the game to keep you playing again and again... And that is because in every event, whatever mode you are playing, there are always the power-ups and ability to win any event just by destroying each opponent on the stage.

Conclusion

Game in overall is not bad and it's somewhat ok for game that is released in 2005, but it leaves a feel that everything could be done better. They could but they didn't...
Anyway, I recommend it.

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1st2thebar 08.12.2017 20:18

Alright.

mumsymary 08.12.2017 20:04

good review.

2mennycds 08.12.2017 19:47

Welcome to Ciao (in a state of considerable flux sadly). A solid review here. It's good to list one or two suppliers and prices as well.

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Publisher Davilex
Release Date 14th October 2005
Age 7+
Genre Racing/Driving
Sub Genre Arcade Racing
Platform PlayStation 2
EAN 8712823042908

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"very helpful" by (88%):

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  3. 2mennycds

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