"Leaves something to be desired...."3.0 starson by ur2sensitive
Pros: A solid racing game make this game better than some. The new events revolving around racing and driving like a maniac (as an event is called.) The controls stay solid as you don't usually have to worry about fishtailing on a constant basis
Cons: You are solidly in your own car with this round. By that I mean there is no checking traffic or crash events like Burnout: Revenge. Instead, it's up to you to improve yourself and collect cars (which, again, perform the same one after the other.)
Summary: I bar of difficulty is significantly raised and, somehow, the fun is removed as well. It feels more of a driving exercise than a game. I'm glad that Eliminator and Road Rage were left in, but they took a lot out with no crashing games and no checking traffic. What's more is the amount of difficulty needed to break open new shortcuts by sending your competitors through concrete dividers, but you can't do that yourself, even at a loss is extremely difficult.
This is more a sequel to Burnout 3 than Burnout: Revenge. I'll play it just for the sake of it being a Burnout game which makes it better than some driving games where you lose control constantly, like Flatout.
It also delivers the ability to collect cars like in LA Rush, but, as in Burnout Revenge, there is very little difference between cars until you start unlocking the special vehicles. Something along that line would have been welcome.
The one thing that sets these games apart is the music selection. They come across again with great music that makes you want to drive fast although putting Avril Lavigne's song "Girlfriend" in 4 different languages is an odd move. It's a good thing its a great song or I'd be ripping the game worse than this.
It's a solid game, you know what your getting and these will be made until we all start driving 900hp vehicles in the real world.
Here is an appeal to Criterion (or whatever the company is now:)
Give us Burnout: Revenge 2! The original is a 5 star game I would play until my arms fall off...again! After all this time, it's still dear to my heart and other organs.
Madman behind the wheel!