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Posted By xtian0104

I just played this game again a few days ago. It's still pretty fucking cool.

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Posted By Fram

As soon as they brought up Burnout mixes, I instantly thought of ripping The Chateau and Mona Lisa Overdrive to my Xbox just for that. And then I couldn't help but pump my fist in the air when Drew literally repeated my own thoughts.

When the takedowns in Burnout 3 would coincide with the "bullet time" horn cues in those pieces, they were some of the best music/visual memories of gaming I've ever had.

I was just describing the joy of doing this very thing to a mate at work today, which in turn made me search "burnout mona lisa overdrive" and led me here. Respect from the future my friend!!

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Posted By adosegnaro

goddamn this game was cool

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Posted By Hippie_Genocide

"Recollection, or *wink wink* WRECKALECTION"

high five, @drewbert

Burnout 3 was my first burnout - I've played every one since but never went backwards from there. So, I can't speak directly to 2, but the crash mode doesn't look as great. I liked steering my car into multiplyers after the crash. That was all part of the strategy. However 2 doesn't have Stryker, so that's a checkmark in its favor. With traffic checking in Revenge, it was a step in the wrong direction. It allowed you to boost through on the right side of the road with impunity, really dumbing down the experience. In Takedown the thrill was that you could crash anywhere so it gave you that white knuckled excitement. It was fun knocking cars into rivals but that got old after a bit. Takedown for me has always been the game that hit that sweet spot for the franchise.

P.S. Miss Ryan Davis :(

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Posted By TimesHero
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@fitzgerald: If it weren't for me renting this game completely on a whim, I NEVER would have thought about the superior Burnout 3: Takedown, or revenge, or Paradise.

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Edited By Fitzgerald

I can't believe this. This game... was f***king GARBAGE!

Burnout Takedown aka Burnout 3 was the rightful definitive breakthrough Burnout game. Burnout 2 was a buggy, boring mess!

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Edited By Spam101

Not sure if I prefer this or takedown. In terms of actual driving, cornering and challenging tracks this is the best

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Posted By RoyaleWifCheese

@hassun said:

@eaxis: @theimmortalbum:

Burnout 3 Takedown is and forever will be the best Burnout.

This. I also disagree with Drew. Traffic checking was one of the most significant things added to the franchise. Only being able to check same direction traffic made driving in oncoming traffic that much more thrilling.

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Posted By Maxszy

So awesome! Such fond memories of this. Thanks for doing a video that just awakens the nostalgia!

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Posted By Gerhabio

@ryan Where's the Encyclopedia part of this EB?

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Posted By yoshimitz707

@dan_citi said:

@pxabstraction said:

Wait, the wiki says this came out September 30th, 2002. Am I missing something? Or is it the specific edition they're playing that came out in May, 2003?

I think the PS2 version came out before, but Ryan is referring to the Xbox release which I guess was later.

Yup.

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Posted By Dan_CiTi

Wait, the wiki says this came out September 30th, 2002. Am I missing something? Or is it the specific edition they're playing that came out in May, 2003?

I think the PS2 version came out before, but Ryan is referring to the Xbox release which I guess was later.

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Edited By starerik

I love how this game uses the Impact font.

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Posted By labman

I learned to drift in Diddy Kong Racing, just FYI.

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Posted By ripelivejam

@sharkman: hey sharkman where's my cigarette butt salsa??? :angry:

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Posted By toroi3

I had this on Gamecube! I unlocked all the cars and it took me forever.

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Posted By tread311

Float On has always been a great driving song.

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Edited By MachoFantastico

Still remember it was a sunny Saturday evening, coming back from a pub BBQ and having rented this game, fecking loved it. Memories.

Takedown still the best however.

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Edited By SharkMan

@djcmep said:

@ripelivejam said:
@bbk said:

@flstyle said:

@dallas_raines said:

@flstyle said:

@namesonkel said:

@poisonjam7: but it is.

No it isn't. It's a Quick Look Throwback with the name Encyclopedia Bombastica lazily tagged on.

Well, the whole point of Encyclopedia Bombastica was to "Quick Look everything".

It's been established by the previous episodes that Bombastica's aren't Quick Looks with a different name.

I am amazed that something this trivial bothers you this much.

this +1 ftw bbq

it's such a fine distinction. so fine that it doesn't fucking matter.

just pipe down and enjoy the video. :)

tbh I'd prefer if they did Throwback QLs instead of Bombasticas (meaning videos of old games with better production quality and not some shitty webcam video). Name it what ever you want but I want quality stuff.

you do realize that the bombasticas aren't captured with a webcam right? sure the video of one of the duder's face is but i'm pretty sure capture cards are still the only way to capture video games.

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Posted By gregoryc

Damn you, nostalgia.

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Posted By PXAbstraction

Wait, the wiki says this came out September 30th, 2002. Am I missing something? Or is it the specific edition they're playing that came out in May, 2003?

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Edited By teh_destroyer

This should have been a Quick Look Throwback. And I can watch them do Crash Mode all day here if I wanted too.

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Edited By agentboolen

I remember a bunch of times seeing Burnout 1 and 2 in Best Buy for only $10 and I would always pick it up and think hard (the cheap guy I am) about buying it then I would get to that Acclaim logo on the back and I would always put it down...

Wasn't till EA put out Burnout 3 till I knew what a mistake I had made, at the time it was too late Best Buy didn't have anymore of them and I had to pay $20 at gamestop just to get a copy of Burnout 2. Never owned the 1st one could of owned them both if I knew how excellent these games were.

For part 2 I found the crash mode to feel more realistic then in the 3rd game, especially with the helicopter fly through at the end surveying the damage..

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Edited By CitizenJP

Mmm I miss Burnout Paradise.

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Posted By daxy

F-Zero did the risk/reward thing as well with the boost being tied to your vehicle's health points, so optimally you'd be boosting until one or two more hits would destroy you, find a regen strip and repeat. Unlike Burnout though, if you crash in F-Zero the race is over.

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Posted By ThreeRoneC

I played the PS2 version of this a few months ago in December with my cousin. Good times as always.

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Posted By FreakGirl

I loved this Crash mode :D

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Posted By Vitor

Oh man, I really hope they do one of these for Burnout 3. Skipped all the entries in the series and went straight into that one - my first ever arcade racer. And DAMN. What a game.

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Edited By Vegetable_Side_Dish

I fucking loved this game.

edit - well shit, I just rebought this off amazon

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Posted By geirr
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@ripelivejam said:
@bbk said:

@flstyle said:

@dallas_raines said:

@flstyle said:

@namesonkel said:

@poisonjam7: but it is.

No it isn't. It's a Quick Look Throwback with the name Encyclopedia Bombastica lazily tagged on.

Well, the whole point of Encyclopedia Bombastica was to "Quick Look everything".

It's been established by the previous episodes that Bombastica's aren't Quick Looks with a different name.

I am amazed that something this trivial bothers you this much.

this +1 ftw bbq

it's such a fine distinction. so fine that it doesn't fucking matter.

just pipe down and enjoy the video. :)

tbh I'd prefer if they did Throwback QLs instead of Bombasticas (meaning videos of old games with better production quality and not some shitty webcam video). Name it what ever you want but I want quality stuff.

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Posted By ripelivejam
@bbk said:

@flstyle said:

@dallas_raines said:

@flstyle said:

@namesonkel said:

@poisonjam7: but it is.

No it isn't. It's a Quick Look Throwback with the name Encyclopedia Bombastica lazily tagged on.

Well, the whole point of Encyclopedia Bombastica was to "Quick Look everything".

It's been established by the previous episodes that Bombastica's aren't Quick Looks with a different name.

I am amazed that something this trivial bothers you this much.

this +1 ftw bbq

it's such a fine distinction. so fine that it doesn't fucking matter.

just pipe down and enjoy the video. :)

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Posted By BlatantNinja23

2 was great... but man, 3 and Revenge are close to perfect for me.

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Posted By SaturdayNightSpecials

Oh my God, this is called Encyclopedia Bombastica, but Ryan and Drew's faces aren't in the corner during the entire video.

I may never recover from the emotional trauma.

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Posted By shodan2020

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.

- you forgot aftertouch. I loved racking up points by pegging as many opponents as I could in slow-mo with a single tire.

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Edited By envane

@flstyle: yep , i agree there have to be some standards and FRD for messing with them

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Posted By FLStyle

@bbk: Meh, it is what it is. I enjoy the Bombastica videos more than Quick Looks so if Ryan and Drew make a Quick Look and label it as Bombastica I'm going to call them out on it. If all staffers' Bombastica episodes follow the Quick Look format like this one then I'll back-off and not bring it up again.

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Posted By billyok

@flstyle said:

@dallas_raines said:

@flstyle said:

@namesonkel said:

@poisonjam7: but it is.

No it isn't. It's a Quick Look Throwback with the name Encyclopedia Bombastica lazily tagged on.

Well, the whole point of Encyclopedia Bombastica was to "Quick Look everything".

It's been established by the previous episodes that Bombastica's aren't Quick Looks with a different name.

I am amazed that something this trivial bothers you this much.

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Posted By Darson

Burnout gets me so hot.

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Posted By xxDrAiNxx

Burnout 2 was the best in the series HANDS DOWN !

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Edited By TiE23

I played a lot of this game back when I was 14 or so. My favorite track was "Big Surf" because it was pretty easy, looked nice, and was long. My favorite car was the roadster.

I remember once getting a (IIRC) a 36x Burnout Chain on Big Surf, basically doing a perfect race of that track over 3 or 4 laps. Never losing boost the entire time. I was so in tuned with that one track...

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Posted By FLStyle

@flstyle said:

@namesonkel said:

@poisonjam7: but it is.

No it isn't. It's a Quick Look Throwback with the name Encyclopedia Bombastica lazily tagged on.

Well, the whole point of Encyclopedia Bombastica was to "Quick Look everything".

It's been established by the previous episodes that Bombastica's aren't Quick Looks with a different name.

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Posted By Baal_Sagoth

Excellent episode! The game still looks really good even to someone that only really played Paradise a lot.

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Posted By Dallas_Raines

@flstyle said:

@namesonkel said:

@poisonjam7: but it is.

No it isn't. It's a Quick Look Throwback with the name Encyclopedia Bombastica lazily tagged on.

Well, the whole point of Encyclopedia Bombastica was to "Quick Look everything".

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Edited By CrashTanuki

Crazy Taxi is where the risk/reward thing that Burnout does came from. It's also where the traffic checking came from, so Burnout owes a lot to that series.

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Posted By Atwa
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Edited By deerokus

Burnout 2 is the best in the series, how I loved that game. The purity of the risk/reward mechanic was never the same again.

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Posted By EXCellR8

Ah yes, Burnout 2... one of my favorite PS2 racing titles. B3 obviously being superior but 1 & 2 were both great games. Still have them all on my game shelf, pristine condition.

...and 3 had to have the rubberband AI as you wouldn't be able to get as many takedowns, duh.