LASR is a great game--you'll find yourself looking up more than once while playing it--but the title is sadly marred by the gameplay itself. The race time is very limited, and you may have to do a considerable amount of backtracking when finishing a race, which takes longer than it should. The cars seem to be very underpowered, and while you can upgrade your car, there really is no real benefit--most upgrades are small changes to the car's tires or engine price--and then you have no real say in where you'll be racing. Maybe the most glaring omission of LASR is the absence of a career mode. Though those of you who are GPS music and car enthusiast may enjoy the game's multi-player support, it really only comes to fruition in the single-player mode.
LASR attempts to make driving around an open city-scape a highly entertaining experience, and it succeeds to a certain extent. Your opponents will always seem to be a little slower than you expect them to be, and neither learning your opponents' tendencies or mastering your own is really needed to win most races. But while that's certainly a good way to keep things engrossing for the most part, some of the game's shortcomings just won't be overlooked. Even with the traffic AI off, the cars don't seem to react to traffic at all, and seem to drive wherever a suitable course lies, which means that you won't have to worry about traffic problems and can just try to make your way up to the top of the leaderboard.
That's the thing about LASR--people can't seem to drive any direction in the game, but if you know what you're doing, it's quite entertaining. However, if you're just here for a mindless time waster, you're going to encounter some tough going. d2c66b5586