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  • Summary: [DSiWare] Move to the West Coast and immerse yourself in Los Angeles gang life with Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. Complete 75 different missions that combine the best of action games and driving games.
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    So don't be enticed by this one's five-dollar pricepoint and its promise of a lite GTA experience -- it acts the part, but it doesn't work in any area.
  2. The driving and shooting are both unsatisfying, the mission structures lack variety and the writing shows off every negative stereotype under the sun.
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  1. Jul 10, 2013
    Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. is a crime game for DSiWare that tries to copy the Gran Theft Auto fomula with a few unique additions. Does it STEALGangstar 2: Kings of L.A. is a crime game for DSiWare that tries to copy the Gran Theft Auto fomula with a few unique additions. Does it STEAL your attention with its charm or is it a WASTED opportunity?

    For a game that tries to stand out from Gran Theft Auto, it doesn't do much that is actually unique, pretty much all of the game's ideas have been used in a GTA game at one point or another. Only one that is remotely unique are the camera missions, but they don't really expand on the new idea at all.

    The music is okay overall, not good but not really bad either, there wasn't any audio tracks that where memorable.

    The maps are really tiny and sometimes quite cluttered, their designs for the most part seems rather lazy and boring, they aren't really fun to drive, walk or fight in.

    The driving mechanics and controls in this game are absolutely horrendous, the vehicles are not fun to use at all, I ended up using the "Running Dodge Roll" technique to get around since its movement is as fast as most moving vehicles.

    Glitches in this game are quite literally everywhere, I find I get locked out my inventory rather frequently, I'm sure that in some missions they do this intentionally but it also occasionally happens outside missions for no apparent reason. I've also had my character lock up all movement which´╗┐ lead me to getting killed by enemies or police quite a few times or forcing me to reset the game.

    I'm sorry, but I don't find this lack of quality and bug testing acceptable for a game, this is a quick cash-in on the GTA formula and that is about it. There are much better games out there to spend your money on, such as Gran Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars which is far superior to Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. in pretty much every way.