Burnout Paradise… wow. What can I say about this? Not only is this near
perfect, but I'd have to say the only flaws I have with this game are ones that
are caused by my own expectations. (I'm into RPG's thus prefer the robust
customization options in Need for Speed games. ;] )
This game has it all going on! Beautiful environments, amazing graphics, a
steady framerate, cool crashes, fast paced gameplay and a constant stream of new
content! Though a departure from the old Burnout games, Burnout Paradise works
well with the open world gameplay, giving you the freedom to explore Paradise
City at your own leisure.
You begin with the whole city. No blockages or invisible walls, the whole
city. Of course if you want to enjoy it the very most you'll most likely want to
participate in events to upgrade to better cars. The city has plenty of events
scattered all round, from standard races to your very own favourite Road Rage.
The driving mechanics are still first class and the cars all respond like you'd
hope they would in real life.
One thing that has improved is the crashes and damn do they look good. From
small scratches to dents to full blown carnage. But one thing I did find about
the crashes is after the first week of them the magic does finally wear off
which is a shame. Enjoy it while you can!!
Burnout Paradise has a wealth of downloadable content and as of now,
it's all free! From new online challenges, a whole new bike addon which wasn't
included originally, night and day cycle! Critereon have got to be one of the
most generous game developers in this days greed driven era of gaming.
There are plenty of cars to unlock and hundreds of secret passages, stunt
jumps and barricades to smash through. ;D Yes there is still NOS and doing
stunts and tricks refills it. There are three different types of cars all
catering to your different needs. Stunt, Speed and Aggression.
Though this game has no car customization options, if your a pure racing
fanatic and enjoy freedom, you will absolutely love this game. A full five out
of five for Burnout Paradise. Buy it. Now.