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Burnout Paradise Review

In Burnout Paradise you're a lone driver whose goal is to become the best in Paradise City and to use every twist and turn to take you one step closer to reaching the finish line. In this newest installment of Burnout things take a whole new turn as you get to unlock events and a whole variety of different vehicles. Burnout has continued to live up to its name with full-fledged crashes that will leave you on the edge of your seat. In this sequel you begin with a driver license that you must level up in order to gain access to cars and events. What's great about this game is that there are no loading features at all which has truly given next-gen racing a new meaning.

The up side to this is that the soundtrack is really motivating and great to listen to for those who like alternative and punk music like Avril Lavigne and Sugarcult. An addition are the cars that you can unlock that you'll be spending hours to do to so to show them off to other online players. The down side to it though is that there aren't really anything to unlock once you get all the cars and happens to be missing some add-on's from its previous games. Another thing that might make gamers pretty annoyed are the voice overs that the DJ makes during your cruise among the streets of Paradise City. It may be a big city to explore and might be a thrill at times but it doesn'treally have a variety of events to go by.

There are only about five different types of events which can make the game seem pretty repetetive at times but still has its great moments. It can be pretty frusturating though to find that you would once again have to do the same race over and over again whenever you proceed to the next rank. The only difference would be the difficulty and the distance to get to the finish line. You'd expect more from the design of each car but continues to have the same old type of color and Vinyls.

It may not have much to do on single player but could prove to be really fun when you go head-to-head among other players online. There are different array of unlockable features that can be unlocked only by having a certain amount of racers attending that event which can be difficult at times. In this fast pace game you can expect not much but just enough to keep you playing for months online.

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