oogli's Burnout Paradise (PlayStation 3) review

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The art of setting clear objectives and overacheiving.

I loved Burnout Paradise. Every gate crash, superjump, stunt run and race was an amazing time. I was finishing this game when the Dualshock 3 was released and made the experience all the better.

BP doesn't do everything you'd think a driving game (or even a Burnout game) should, but what it does, it does very well. Blistering sense of speed, cringe-inducing crashes, interesting locale.

If I had to bitch about it, here are my top gripes:
- cars aren't different enough.
- can't turn off the slowmotion crashes - this gets boring after a while.
- can't restart challenge (kidding).

All in all, top tier game, no doubt about it.

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