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Posted by neverhouse

I couldn't put it down. There was this constant sensation of standing in a desert of exploding casinos, that I just couldn't pull myself away from. Before long, I had to turn the background music off, but that was the only real annoyance. It isn't really Burnout, but it's well worth the money.

Posted by Rekt_Hed

As much as I love all the burnout games I'm happy this title turned out to be average so hopefully they will get the message and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAKE A NEW PROPPER BURNOUT GAME!

I've completed burnout paradise 4 times now all the way to elite. PS3, XBOX and PC! Gimme something to to get my teeth into.

Posted by mariokart64fan

me not buying this , top down really? put this on the snes ds wii or any nintendo platform where 2d would be welcome , fine but on a hd platform that people buy mostly fps games , or burnout paradise type games, then youll run into problems,

instead of wasting time with this game they should have done a full fledged burnout ,

i am so disapointed , in the art style used , ,

top down has never impressed me but was welcome given the time,

now its no excuse you can make it 3d ,

Posted by FriedGreenEngineer

I'd figured it'd get a worse score. It's just not Burnout. When I first saw this game I was horrified at what happened to my Burnout. After looking at some videos it seems like an okay game, but it definitely doesn't fit well with the past games in the franchise. It looks more or less a side project or spin-off. I'm still hopeful for their next REAL game.

Posted by louiedog

I agree with this review 100%. Road Trip mode is disappointing and it's kind of unfortunate that most people will probably try that out and never buy the game. Rush Hour is a lot better and I'm having a ton of fun with it. It's a shame really that they didn't nail Road Trip and it's essentially the main mode. Still, the game is fun despite a couple of really poor design decisions that may end up killing this game's sales.

Posted by KennyIsMe93

Shame. I was hoping for a better product

Posted by Absolute_Zero

@ApolloBob said:

@Absolute_Zero said:

Bummer.

@ApolloBob said:

Crash mode from Burnout 3. An entire game of the Crash mode from Burnout 3. That's what they should have done.

Also, this. It's what I would've liked. But I haven't even played the trial yet, so maybe I'll like it. xD

Ok - I had a chance with the trial game last night, and while my original sentiment still stands, I did buy the full game. As has already been said, 800 MS points feels about right. As a simple "smash things, explode things, try to smash and explode the most things" experience it works well enough. But whoever thought the constant assault of annoying sound bites was a good idea needs a punch in the head.

Hmm. Either way it's unlikely that I'll be buying the game; I've been spending so much more time on my PC. xD But thanks for the impressions anyway! Maybe I'll end up buying it in some far-flung future.

Posted by pandastrong

Kind of a bummer. Not that a 3/5 is a bad score, but there was some real potential here and it seems like the game failed to deliver on that.

Posted by Little_Socrates

But what about the lobster monsters?

Posted by ApolloBob

@Absolute_Zero said:

Bummer.

@ApolloBob said:

Crash mode from Burnout 3. An entire game of the Crash mode from Burnout 3. That's what they should have done.

Also, this. It's what I would've liked. But I haven't even played the trial yet, so maybe I'll like it. xD

Ok - I had a chance with the trial game last night, and while my original sentiment still stands, I did buy the full game. As has already been said, 800 MS points feels about right. As a simple "smash things, explode things, try to smash and explode the most things" experience it works well enough. But whoever thought the constant assault of annoying sound bites was a good idea needs a punch in the head.

Posted by mdimmett

I'm really surprised they actually finished an released this game. The biggest problem with this game is the top down perspective. Half the fun of the mode was being in first person and hurling your car into a group of cars on a blind corner. From all the videos I've seen of this it just looks slow and chunky. However, I do think Criterion will learn something from this and hopefully they will take some of the mechanics they created for this title and put it in a $60 game. I would love to see destruction of buildings implemented in the original format or even some of crazy finishing moves.

Posted by rmanthorp

Shame, fanboys are going to go nuts now...

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Posted by rrcplus

I don't know, I think this game is a lot of fun. I didn't think it was initially, but after playing for an hour I really got addicted to it. It doesn't have much depth, but it's a fun game to play for an hour a day. And for 800 MSP I can't really complain.

I could've spent my microsoft points a lot worse. (Like on Gears of War 3's Imulsion weapon skin. Which is so ugly it makes me wanna stick a fork in my eyes.)

I think a lot of people including myself thought this game was going to be 1200MSP, which it isn't worth.

Posted by Michaelblack18

im not really surprised about this espcially after everything ive seen from this but also parts of me are screaming please make a full new real burnout game!

Posted by kollay

From listening to the bombcast, I was actually expecting more of a two.

Posted by animathias

3/5 seems about right. I'm having fun with it, especially for $10, but the idea that this could have been something much more amazing is always in the back of my mind when playing it.

Oh well, I'm happy I bought it. I think I've already put more time into it than I did Catherine - what a disappointing game that turned out to be.

Posted by Sammo21

Figured.

Posted by BR4DL3I9H

I always thought that this looked like somebody taking a fun extra from a retail game, changing the perspective and then making you pay again to play it as a downloadable game. I can see some people enjoying this game, but the videos from giant bomb have pretty much shown me all i want to see from this game.

Posted by Gerhabio

Weird, didn't really expect this to get anything below 4 stars. I bet the guys were surprised too.

Posted by Cincaid

3/5 is by no means bad, but I'll pass on this until it's on sale or something. Got so much (better) stuff to play right now. Shame, as I love the Burnout franchise.

Posted by Eidderf

I thought the change in perspective was odd since one of the main appeals of crash mode to me was seeing the detail in the crashes up close, though I'm not sure they could have made a full arcade title out of the old version of crash mode so I get why they changed it up so much but it kind of undermines it when the crashes themselves lack the impact (see what I did there) that they previously had.

Posted by Absolute_Zero

Bummer.

@ApolloBob said:

Crash mode from Burnout 3. An entire game of the Crash mode from Burnout 3. That's what they should have done.

Also, this. It's what I would've liked. But I haven't even played the trial yet, so maybe I'll like it. xD

Posted by EricFine

Even though I am having a ton of fun with it I still would give it a 3 out of 5. There is just something off about it.

Posted by onan

I just want regular crash mode. Is that too much to ask? It's the difference between Dead Rising and Atom Zombie Smasher and frankly it always seemed like a waste for them to be putting effort into this to begin with when they could have easily made it more visceral with a better camera angle.

Posted by ApolloBob

Crash mode from Burnout 3. An entire game of the Crash mode from Burnout 3. That's what they should have done.

Posted by LoktarOgar

Called it from the moment it debuted.

Posted by TurboMan

Played the demo, wasn't impressed. Glad to see me and Ryan are on the same page.

Edited by Cyrisaurus

Not surprised. Now make real Burnout game, please.

Posted by Guyzea

& BURN!

Posted by delorean99947

BOOM