I actually sold my copy of the game a while back. It was my second game for my DS, but the controls -- being new to the DS at the time -- were really, really hard on my hands. I never could get comfortable, and it made me kind of lose heart with the game. The online gameplay only made it worse. I'd heard rumors of hackers and all that...I'm not sure if anyone was actually able to cheat or not, but it just wasn't fun most of the time. People either lagged terribly, disconnected prematurely, or stayed invisible during the fray so they could land some easy snipes. But now, after quite a few games following in its footsteps, MPH feels a whole lot more natural. I started going through the adventure mode again last night, and I'm really enjoying it. The story mode was actually not that interesting the first time around and, truth be told, I may not finish it this time around either. But I definitely appreciate it more now. I know there are a lot of diehard fans out there, so some folks might not be able to identify. The controls and mechanical design of the game have always been incredibly tight. But I just didn't quite love it the first time around. Now, though, I'm really diggin' it.