ethereal's Burnout Paradise (PlayStation 3) review

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Glorious Crashing

As the latest entry in the Burnout proves, wrecking your car can prove to both incredibly cool, but also somewhat annoying if you get taken down 100 yds from the finish line and your wreck doesn't manage to slide over the finish.  But this point aside Burnout Paradise is fun game.  The game world looks beautiful even when the environments are flying by at 200mph.  The wide variety of cars allows for every player to find a ride that fits their driving style.  I myself prefer aggression cars even in race modes because the Speed Class cars while fast (as the Speed name would indicate) the boost system for them is somewhat limiting and you often find yourself without a useable boost when you really need one.

From a control standpoint the game feels like an arcade driving game should.  Showtime mode seems like a paltry replacement in comparison to crash mode from the previous games.  The in-game music is not as annoying as DJ Atomica but as a fan of SSX even that was something that I could forgive.

As a whole I really enjoy playing Burnout Paradise given that its the kind of game that you can play for 20 minutes at a time and still have an enjoyable play experience.

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