The Hustle: Detroit Streets PSP

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
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  1. 65
    The character models looked pretty good, and really helped add to the "streety" tone that the game was going for. Unfortunately, technical issues got in the way, and for handheld gaming, load times are critical. Pool itself isn't a lightning-fast game, but it's really no fun staring at a virtual table while cut scenes load.
  2. The Hustle gets overly cute with its story mode, and the pacing is achingly slow, but the pool itself can be fairly fun.
  3. I found the game's controls to be unfriendly and unnecessary. I asked myself a couple of times if this should be this difficult. My answer was "no" everytime.
  4. A valiant attempt at bringing a quality pool game to the PSP, but between the load times and the clunky shot procedures most of the fun is quickly sapped out of this title.
  5. A game that simply doesn't feel right on the PSP. It's slow (and even slower when played wirelessly with a friend), lacks a quick play mode, and has an uninspired story mode.
  6. AceGamez
    60
    It may be slightly too slow and easy for some, but it still has more than enough variety to keep most fans happy.
  7. 71
    The Hustle had such an opportunity to finally bring something fresh to the sports genre, especially for pool, something to sink your teeth into, really get involved in. However, as is usually the case, developers seem to cock up, make hideous technical errors and destroy whatever amazing concept for the game that they first had. Waiting through horrendous loading times to play what seems to be a choppy, half-arsed experience is not worth the wait.

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