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Posted by simpsonsfan

cool

Edited by Mark

YES!

Edited by Darkness2386

Loved this game

Edited by rm082e

Wondered when Ryan would get around to a Bombastica.

Edited by fetterdave

One of my favorite games of all time. Along with Burnout 3, of course.

In fact, I think Burnout 3 may be my favorite multiplayer game ever.

Posted by chinchymcchilla

Ryan broke the pattern! More than one person? No webcam!?

Edited by SleepyDoughnut

I love this game. I bought it on faith when I was 12, and it became one of my favorite Gamecube games. Then I was sad when Burnout 3 didn't come to the Gamecube, because I didn't have money.

Edited by mcmax3000

Been a Burnout fan since the beginning. Can't wait to watch this one. Would love to see one for the original game, or the greatest entry in the series, Burnout 3.

Posted by Oscar__Explosion

This ain't no Bombastica!

Edited by VierasTalo

NOSTALGIA

Edited by cooljammer00

This is more of a Quick Look Throwback than an Encyclopedia Bombastica.

Ryan is doing it wrong, btw.

Posted by mistergrieves

This game was so much fun.

Edited by Adrian79

IMO this is not a bombastica entry, it is a pretty cool retro QL tho.

Posted by TwoLines

Yo, loved Burnout 2 a bunch. Played it with my buddy, had a blast.

Edited by stalefishies

Yeah, this fits the QL Throwback format rather than the EB format, but whatever.

Though I think Burnout got a whole load better when they abandoned the idea of only being able to boost once you've filled the bar. That, plus the whole takedown stuff, is what really made me love Burnout 3.

Edited by fargofallout

Goddamn, we played so much of this game on the GameCube - I liked most of the other games, but I always thought this one was the best.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

I'll never Burnout of these Bombastica's. Zing!

Posted by xite

@cooljammer00 said:

This is more of a Quick Look Throwback than an Encyclopedia Bombastica.

Ryan is doing it wrong, btw.

Jeff should probably weigh in on this issue as the Encyclopedia Bombastica ombudsman.

Edited by mcmax3000

Oh man... Burnout DID have manual transmission at one point. I completely forgot about that.

Edited by Hero_Swe

Was confused at first "That doesn't look like the Burnout 2 menu" then they said Development version. Why not look at the released version?

EDIT: Nevermind. Misheard

Posted by BeefyGrandmole

This is how bombasticas should be. Way more interesting with more than one person.

Edited by Coldman

@hero_swe said:

Was confused at first "That doesn't look like the Burnout 2 menu" then they said Development version. Why not look at the released version?

"The Xbox version of the game is subtitled the "Developer's Cut" and it features 21 new car skins, 15 more "crash" mode tracks, which totals up to 30 "crash" mode tracks in all and an Xbox Live online leaderboard, which was also the first use of Xbox Live in a Burnout game."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnout_2:_Point_of_Impact

Posted by Nime

Man I still play Burnout Takedown all of the time.

Posted by UnnDunn

Bah, now I have to go back and play Burnout Revenge (the earliest Burnout game I ever owned.)

Edited by StoffInator

You say it came out 10 years today, yet the site says the release date was Sept 30 2002.

Edited by PosableActionFigure

YES DREW HIGH FIVE TRAFFIC CHECKING IS SOME HOT BULLSHIT

Posted by Asky314159

I love that the car uses its turn signals on all the turns.

Posted by Picsl

You say it came out 10 years today, yet the site says the release date was Sept 30 2002.

That's the Ps2 version. The Xbox version (that they are playing) came out May 1, 2003.

Posted by ItBeStefYo

This looks so much like Deadly Premonition, hahaha jesus.

Edited by LoktarOgar

Ryan and Drew are HERETICS. Burnout 2's soundtrack is one of the best things about it, the way it goes into overdrive when you boost, it's amazing. Burnout 3's licensed soundtrack was AWFUL. Not to mention the stupid fucking DJ bullshit. It was the worst.

2 is still the best in the series as far as I'm concerned. Compared to 3, it has

- better music

- better loadtimes

- better crash mode

- more intense boost system

- less rubberband AI (3 had the worst in gaming until Motorstorm came along.

- better sense of speed

- splitscreen multiplayer (online was not as much of a thing back then to outweigh the need for splitscreen)

The only thing 3 has over 2 is the addition of Road Rage mode, which I will admit is the best mode in any racing game ever.

Edited by crusader8463

Never played a proper Burnout game as I'm not a car/racing guy so I have never felt the desire to play them. That said I somehow found myself playing some Burnout game on my PSP a long time ago and I remember a fun mode where you just crashed into stuff to try and get high points.

Edited by Hero_Swe

@hero_swe said:

Was confused at first "That doesn't look like the Burnout 2 menu" then they said Development version. Why not look at the released version?

"The Xbox version of the game is subtitled the "Developer's Cut" and it features 21 new car skins, 15 more "crash" mode tracks, which totals up to 30 "crash" mode tracks in all and an Xbox Live online leaderboard, which was also the first use of Xbox Live in a Burnout game."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnout_2:_Point_of_Impact

Yep, misheard and changed my post accordingly

Edited by spankingaddict

This is more of a Quick Look Throwback than an Encyclopedia Bombastica.

Ryan is doing it wrong, btw.

"Fuck Ryan Davis" fits perfectly here .

Edited by bigJaffa

what a great game that was, drunk at Christmas, on my logitech steering wheel playing this. what a classic!

Edited by budgietheii

Yes! Drew speaking the truth on traffic checking ruining Burnout. 1 and 2 the best racing games (obviously Paradise is fantastic in it's own special way).

Edit: Also, them talking about music, thing I preferred about 1, music phased out when you entered Burnout, not got louder like it did in 2, just seemed more intense.

Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

This is the kind of Bombastica I find interesting. Old stuff I might have missed, but recent enough that it actually resembles a video game.

Edited by Nezza

Easily the best in the series. I felt it went downhill when it became too focused on trying to take other cars out and not setting the fastest time that you possibly could.

When I think of this game I think of two things.

1. The first Palm Bay race was the first time that I ever got anywhere near brilliant at a game. I don't know why but it just clicked with me and it felt like I was seeing the whole map in slow motion. I knew what car would be where and when and I spent months in the top 10 of the leaderboard peaking at 4th I think it was.

Of course there weren't as many people on Xbox Live back then, but it is still my biggest 'achievement' in gaming.

2. It wasn't long afterwards that I had a nasty motorcycle accident. A car pulled out of a junction and t-boned me. I wrecked my wrist and spent a short time in hospital. I got back on a bike as soon as I could and never had any sort of fear from the accident. Then I played Burnout for the first time in ages and the first time I crashed - slamming into a car on a junction - I had the kind of flashback that I only ever thought happened in movies. I saw the whole accident play out in my mind and all triggered from that crash in Burnout.

It was the one and only time thats ever happened to me.

Posted by Castiel

Oh man I used to play the demo all the time. I haven't heard the menu theme in YEARS yet I instantly remembered it.

Posted by Bumpton

This is the kind of Bombastica I find interesting. Old stuff I might have missed, but recent enough that it actually resembles a video game.

Haha, I know what you mean, but what the hell game did they do that you didn't think "resembled a video game"?

Posted by EveretteScott
Posted by Wampa1

Presented without comment.

Edited by posh

the original burnout is a game i also just found at a video store. i was pretty bad at it

Posted by Eaxis

Burnout 3 is still my favorite racing game, though some on ps3 and 360 come close.

Edited by DevourerOfTime

WRECKOLLECTION

Edited by theimmortalbum

@eaxis said:

Burnout 3 is still my favorite racing game, though some on ps3 and 360 come close.

Nothing will ever, EVER come close to the perfection that is Burnout 3. I still play it to this day.

Posted by Hassun
Posted by DukesT3

A whole TEN years! I wasn't even legal yet!

Now I feel old...

Posted by DirkGently

Ryan and Drew are HERETICS. Burnout 2's soundtrack is one of the best things about it, the way it goes into overdrive when you boost, it's amazing. Burnout 3's licensed soundtrack was AWFUL. Not to mention the stupid fucking DJ bullshit. It was the worst.

2 is still the best in the series as far as I'm concerned. Compared to 3, it has

- better music

- better loadtimes

- better crash mode

- more intense boost system

- less rubberband AI (3 had the worst in gaming until Motorstorm came along.

- better sense of speed

- splitscreen multiplayer (online was not as much of a thing back then to outweigh the need for splitscreen)

The only thing 3 has over 2 is the addition of Road Rage mode, which I will admit is the best mode in any racing game ever.

The great thing about the juiced up audio when you hit the boost button was that it worked with your custom soundtrack too. So you could hold off on pressing boost a little and time it for when the chorus kicked in or the beat dropped. (High 5 to @drewbert from a fellow Mona Lisa Overdrive Burnout racer btw).

The Online Road Rage/Racing in 3 was the peak of my Burnout joy. But for single player, Burnout 2 and it's crash mode win the day. I first got led to Giantbomb actually from the end of Xbox XBOXALYPSE stream because Ryan hopped into my lobby on Burnout 3 when they were doing that part of the stream :)

Posted by gbrading

Crash and burn.

Posted by depecheload

All Burnout > All Need For Speed

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