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Edited by Tordah

Sweet.
 
EDIT: Oops, I already have the quest for this. Sweet video nonetheless.

Posted by myslead

ah

Posted by paulosaurus

This is the closest I've ever been. Damn.

Posted by crunchmonkey

I tried the demo last night... it's pretty 'meh'.
Posted by mada193
@paulishere22 said:
" This is the closest I've ever been. Damn. "
My thoughts exactly XD  
After playing the demo to this I felt like the driving was.....strange
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Posted by Bamsen

meh...

Posted by Trace

Quite the enjoyable demo, too, as far as I'm concerned. My friend leaderboards are already getting a bit competitive.
 
My only quibble is that spike strips don't shut down or cripple a racer tremendously. I'd prefer spike strips be much easier to evade and harder to use, for the benefit of a near-guaranteed takedown or crippling the handling of a racer if they hit.

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Posted by Winsord
@PsEG said:
" Quite the enjoyable demo, too, as far as I'm concerned. My friend leaderboards are already getting a bit competitive. My only quibble is that spike strips don't shut down or cripple a racer tremendously. I'd prefer spike strips be much easier to evade and harder to use, for the benefit of a near-guaranteed takedown or crippling the handling of a racer if they hit. "
 
Yeah, I enjoyed it quite a bit too and felt the same way about the spike strips. Interesting blend of Need for Speed and Burnout; buy at launch for me.
Posted by fedorajay

I liked the demo but hated that long, 'unskipable' trailer they made you watch before even letting you into the menu. I loved the old PS1 game so I'm sure I'll enjoy this. :) Hopefully. :| ..Maybe. :(

Posted by Jeffk38uk

And yet they couldn't find the time to make a PC version of the demo. :(

Posted by keithfreitag
@paulishere22:  I've thought I was #1 before and I've been #2 a few times now.  It sucks, this quest is a pain :)
Edited by Nokterian

Why do i have the feeling seeing this video that i am looking at Burnout? It's only has a NFS name but all the mechanics from burnout are there,the crashing cars,the slow-mo,the nitro's. This makes me sad,this is not NFS Hot pursuit....

Posted by cowgod

no pc demo? sonofa...

Posted by smitty86
@fedorajay said:
" I liked the demo but hated that long, 'unskipable' trailer they made you watch before even letting you into the menu. I loved the old PS1 game so I'm sure I'll enjoy this. :) Hopefully. :| ..Maybe. :( "
that trailer had me thinking that their must be a lot in the demo if they are going to force me to watch all this crap. then i find only one race and another that you have to unlock. pretty much a big meh. also, who the hell is approving all this unlocking stuff within demos?
Posted by jonnyboy

Probably gonna give this a go when I get home from work. Looks great.

Posted by MightyDuck

Played the demo a ton since downloading it. I'm really enjoying it, and it reminds me a lot of the original Hot Pursuit for playstation 1.  I went ahead and preordered this.

Posted by sparks50

What is he saying at 1.55? Heavily inspired by what?

Posted by phrosnite

No demo for the PC guys, eh? I BOUGHT BURNOUT PARADISE! But I guess one person buying it on the PC isn't enough...

Posted by NHLmaniac
@sparks50: Inspired by the P.C.H. I didn't know what it was either but a quick Google search brings up the Pacific Coast Highway. That sounds about right.
Edited by Sanryd
@Nokterian said:

" Why do i have the feeling seeing this video that i am looking at Burnout? It's only has a NFS name but all the mechanics from burnout are there,the crashing cars,the slow-mo,the nitro's. This makes me sad,this is not NFS Hot pursuit.... "

You're right, it's better.
Posted by Peewi

No PC demo? :(
Posted by jorbear

I love me some more Burnout. I mean NFS. Yeah, NFS.

Posted by SuperSambo
@tdk08 said:
" @Nokterian said:

" Why do i have the feeling seeing this video that i am looking at Burnout? It's only has a NFS name but all the mechanics from burnout are there,the crashing cars,the slow-mo,the nitro's. This makes me sad,this is not NFS Hot pursuit.... "

You're right, it's better. "
QFT
Posted by Seppli

I'm gonna do that.

Posted by soitb

This cool video with the cool dude explaining the cool modes in the cool demo was cool.
 
 
Cool.

Posted by REIGN
@SuperSambo said:
" @tdk08 said:
" @Nokterian said:

" Why do i have the feeling seeing this video that i am looking at Burnout? It's only has a NFS name but all the mechanics from burnout are there,the crashing cars,the slow-mo,the nitro's. This makes me sad,this is not NFS Hot pursuit.... "

You're right, it's better. "
QFT "
QF2xT
Posted by Milkman

Wow, didn't realize this game was actually coming out this year. Kind of crept up on me. I hope it's good!

Posted by EgoCheck616
@REIGN said:
" @SuperSambo said:
" @tdk08 said:
" @Nokterian said:

" Why do i have the feeling seeing this video that i am looking at Burnout? It's only has a NFS name but all the mechanics from burnout are there,the crashing cars,the slow-mo,the nitro's. This makes me sad,this is not NFS Hot pursuit.... "

You're right, it's better. "
QFT "
QF2xT "
QF3xT
Posted by fedorajay
@smitty86 said:
" @fedorajay said:
" I liked the demo but hated that long, 'unskipable' trailer they made you watch before even letting you into the menu. I loved the old PS1 game so I'm sure I'll enjoy this. :) Hopefully. :| ..Maybe. :( "
that trailer had me thinking that their must be a lot in the demo if they are going to force me to watch all this crap. then i find only one race and another that you have to unlock. pretty much a big meh. also, who the hell is approving all this unlocking stuff within demos? "
I know this is unrelated, but your user pic is fucking awesome.
Posted by Phished0ne

bleh a limit on how long the demo is up for?... 
 
makes tons of sense guys. 
 
Also, you just magically drop spike strips from the trunk of your car? 
  Muy Malo! 
 
what ever happened to radioing ahead to call spike strips... *shakes head*

Posted by smitty86
@fedorajay:  same goes for yours. everything that man does is genius
Posted by FunExplosions

This is the video I've been waiting for.

Posted by m0nty
@smitty86 said:
" @fedorajay said:
" I liked the demo but hated that long, 'unskipable' trailer they made you watch before even letting you into the menu. I loved the old PS1 game so I'm sure I'll enjoy this. :) Hopefully. :| ..Maybe. :( "
that trailer had me thinking that their must be a lot in the demo if they are going to force me to watch all this crap. then i find only one race and another that you have to unlock. pretty much a big meh. also, who the hell is approving all this unlocking stuff within demos? "
You're right. You got totally ripped off. Maybe see if you can get your money back... 
 
Demos are hooks people. They're supposed to make you want to buy the game. Not prevent you from having to. Shiiii
Posted by MordeaniisChaos

I played Dark Horse a bunch, but didn't find it terrible fun. The turns are REALLY subtle, which is probably for the best because short of a really slow to dig into drift mechanic, your never going to turn much at all. Unfortunately, none of my friends are interested in getting the demo so I can't try out the other part of the demo so far. Doesn't seem terribly great, and it felt like all I was doing was smashing or using the tools. The trailers make it look like there are complicated enough physics (or at least scripting) that allows you to spin out the racers. Despite doing what should have been excellent execution of a move that might do such a thing a few times (not an easy feat considering you turn at about the speed of a piece of paper floating to the ground), and often smashing a car does no damage at all. Grinding a car into a rail, even with a solid impact into it, doesn't seem very effective, and while the strip is pretty good at taking out racers, you get a lot less points for using it. Another issue I ran into was when a racer was completely stopped, but still had health, there was no sort of "Hey you captured him good job!", he just respawned and went on his merry way.

Posted by Cheapoz

Only *just* realised why I'm not as excited for this game as I should be... there's no character! 
 
It looks ridiculously polished, but there's zero pieces of interest on the screen. Very bland overall.

Posted by watsonphys

I don't think that guy said "cool" enough times.

Posted by smitty86
@m0nty:  obviously. but as you said, it's to make you buy the game. so i'm just stating that i doesn't make since to put things the demo that requires me to do more in order to simply see if i want to buy it. again, it is supposed to be a demo, not a test to make you prove that you want to see what the game is about.
Posted by gbrading

Lot of mentions of the word "cool", frankly way too many to seem coincidental. Still not sure about Hot Pursuit. Criterion Games can't simply recycle Burnout Paradise.
Posted by lordofultima
@gbrading: Speak for yourself, I wish they would just recycle Burnout Paradise and make a direct sequel to it!
Posted by gbrading
@lordofultima:
Oh don't worry, I'm sure there will be a Burnout Paradise 2. ;)
Edited by yakov456

Argh not enough time tonight to get the demo downloaded. Can't wait to play this, keeping my fingers crossed it's as entertaining as the last Hot pursuit.
 
By the way, this game looks smoooooooth.

Edited by TheGremp

I'm willing to bet that everyone who has said "meh" about this hasn't actually played the demo.  
 
I'm definitely buying this one.  I love me some Criterion racing.

Posted by bandsaw
@phrosnite: yeah I bought Burnout for the PC too, but in the end also got it for xbox as they didn't release the big surf island DLC for PC. Not holding my breath for the PC version of this.
Posted by ucankurbaga

people don't learn, still after so many fails with NFS title, you still hope this to be good game?!

Posted by Orange_Pork
@ucankurbaga:  Considering it's made by the same people who made Burnout and the game is pretty much only a NFS title in name? And considering that the demo is great? Yeah, pretty much.
Posted by hagridore

Really happy with the demo. They didn't rebrand Burnout, they made a real NFS. Got the controls and weight of the cars down - and its fast without being 60 fps. 
 
Negatives: The shortcuts seem like the long way round and the rubber-banding is pretty obvious. Cars catch up quick at first, then hit the brakes with 2 miles to go.

Posted by jamaicanidler

I am highly satisfied with the demo. I just spent 2 hours competing with a friend in it. This will be an amazing game. It feels so good! The cop mode is extremely strategic and fun. Thank you Criterion for making this game right.

Posted by Phr4nk0

To get better times; use boost as much as you can. 
To win races; avoid traffic and walls. 
 
You learn something new every day, I knew I was doing something wrong!

Posted by Osiris
@Phr4nk0 said:
"

To get better times; use boost as much as you can. 
To win races; avoid traffic and walls. 
 
You learn something new every day, I knew I was doing something wrong!

"
Haha yeah, what the hell, now I can finally actually win a race!! :P
Posted by agentgray

Wait. So this is Burnout Paradise with licensed cars? Interesting.

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