Reviewed on 2007-03-17 by Relentless
- Amount of content: 4
- Quality of content: 6
- Navigation: 5
- Price vs content: 4
- Overall: 4.8
Sample Galleries: First Impression:
- 3 Day Trial: $2.95 (recurs at $38.80)
- 1 Month: $38.80
- 3 Months: $58.80
When I first started looking at this site’s tour I thought to myself – finally, here comes a super hot mother-load of Latina models served up nice and spicy just the way I like them. Unfortunately, after taking the time to look around the site it became more and more clear that this was without a doubt Hispanic smut of only the mild and sporadic variety.
The contents of the site are very easy to navigate. Once you get inside all of the videos are laid out in thumbnail fashion where a single click brings you right to the action. Below them are screen caps of the other 14 websites included with your membership as part of this exclusive network. Continuing down the page you get access to a series of bonus feeds which is always a nice free add-on, even though they do not offer the quality of content one would normally pay for.
Currently Latina Caliente offers 24 exclusive scenes to its members. If this were a brand-new website 24 exclusive scenes would not be a bad start but this site has already been around for quite a while and the last update according to their update manager was done way back on October 17th 2006 (five months prior to this review). When a site does not update for nearly 5 months there is no reason to believe it is going to start updating again anytime in the near future. Other parts of the network had been updating but none of them offer exclusively Latina content.
The scenes that are presently available would definitely be worth downloading and might even be worth keeping in your permanent collection. However, the makers of this site decided to encode each of them with DRM markers which prevents you from watching the scenes ever again once you cancel your membership... even if you have already downloaded them to your own hard drive. In essence these scenes are only rented during the time that you're an active member.
Each of the scenes is broken down into lower quality small clips for dialup users where a single movie may require as many as 60 downloads to view in its entirety. Scenes are also offered in "broadband versions" that are somewhat larger. These only require a dozen or so downloads to capture an entire movie... but they are nowhere near the quality that true broadband users can get from other sites. These clips are professionally filmed but they are nowhere near HD resolution. What makes the process of downloading these movies even more frustrating is that they are not offered anywhere on the website as complete single file downloads. You can spend half an hour downloading these clips and piecing them together into one movie or you can go somewhere else and do it all with one click instead.
As far as images are concerned the site does do a good job of providing quality picture sets for each of the video shoots. The resolution of the images is pretty good but not nearly as high definition as some you would find on sites that focus more heavily on the still frame genre. Overall the pictures are ones you might believe to be worth viewing but there are none worth downloading or printing. Also the site network lacks any search function which would allow you to look for images of a particular model across all of the included network sites.
One of the best things you can say about Latina Caliente is that the site does actually provide the hot Puerto Rican, Dominican and Spanish models it claims to possess. If you have the money, the time and the patience required to see them they are in fact available to you. The site is not a hoax; it just does not live up to the hype of its own tour.
At an asking price of $38.80 per month (well above industry standard), with DRM coding added to every scene and without regular updates or premium quality content this site is priced approximately $30.00 per month higher than it should be. You can do a lot better for your porn dollar somewhere else even if your goal is to find this particular niche of content.
For those who are curious, the other sites included in your membership would be: Right Off The Boat, Limo Patrol, Slut Seeker, Teen Hitchhikers, Big Tit Bangers, MILF Cruiser, Big Sausage Pizza, Hard-Core Partying, Two Chicks One Dick, Cheerleader Auditions, Girls Hunting Girls, Eat My Black Meat, Nude Beach House and Euro Bride Tryouts. You do get full access to all of them and they are each roughly equivalent to this site, but that is not saying much and should not cause you to feel you are missing out by not buying this one.
As much as the tour did a great job at getting my interest piqued, the site itself failed miserably to maintain my interest. There is just no way in good conscience to recommend a site that charges so much, offers a little end at the end leaves its members with temporary downloads of content that does not update.