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03-03-2009, 04:45 AM
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Our latest review here on Total Gaming Network (http://www.totalgamingnetwork.com/) has staff writer Andy Russell putting the pedal to the metal in Criterion Games' (http://www.criteriongames.com/) latest entry into their Burnout racing series. Here's the intro to the article:

“Take me down to the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty…” This iconic Guns N’ Roses rock anthem screams from the speakers every time you put the Burnout Paradise disk into your console, an appropriate preface to the best driving game ever produced. Does the latest installment really surpass the previous Burnout titles by the advertised margin? Or is Paradise City more like a modern day Hooverville populated with Model T’s and paupers? After more than 15 hours of play time in three days, I hope to answer these questions and many, many more. Read more... (http://www.totalgamingnetwork.com/page.php?do=review_burnoutparadise)

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Drifting makes getting around corners a breeze.

To read the rest of this new review be sure to visit this page (http://www.totalgamingnetwork.com/page.php?do=review_burnoutparadise). Please feel free to leave any feedback you have on either the review or game itself.

03-03-2009, 05:28 AM
Must buy for anybody with the slightest interest in racing games.

I can't wait to pick it up for the PC.

03-03-2009, 12:31 PM
9.5 is far too generous, I'd give it an 8-8.5 score, as it has practically no reaplay value unless you like racing to the same 6 places all the time (which is what the story mode consists of)

03-03-2009, 01:03 PM
I'd say 8.5 is a bit too high even. Like Moobs said, gets very old, very quick.

03-03-2009, 01:05 PM
I played the demo on PS3 and it was okay I'm just not into the whole open world street racing sort of stuff. But with the constant DLC being released I can see how it can stay interesting.

03-03-2009, 01:07 PM
Yea, but look at that DLC, it doesn't really add new dimensions to the game, it merely just adds to boredom already there.

Saying that, for the first few hours, it's a fun game :)

03-03-2009, 02:58 PM
I have 20 hours in it and I don't see it slowing down yet. It is what it is and it does a very good job doing it. If you ever want to pick up a race, Burnout is there with some new twist. If you really play all aspects of the game (all the game modes, online, road rules, challenges, easter eggs), it really does last for quite some time.

03-03-2009, 03:00 PM
I find the races are very repetitive.

It's always race here, to here.

03-03-2009, 03:06 PM
Well... a race does generally have a start and a finish... But there are also Stunt Run and Road Rage events to liven things up.

03-03-2009, 03:12 PM
Yawn, but they are all the same.

03-03-2009, 04:38 PM
Yawn, but they are all the same.

Time for a new editorial then alex. :p

Obsidian Spire
03-03-2009, 04:53 PM
Yawn, but they are all the same.

And here I thought you liked racing games. :P

I find racing games may have repetition, but so long as the gameplay is interesting, minimal changes in environment will do little to deter me from playing the game. Hell, I usually have a few favorite tracks that I focus most of my playtime on, so I don't see this as a problem.

Also, Kirk you should try Forza/ Forza 2 as they are pretty well made. A little more technical and less user-friendly than Burnout, but still great racing games.