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5.0 out of 5 stars
Burnout IS Paradise!, 19 Mar 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
I recently purchased this game in the Ultimate Box version after downloading and playing with the demo.
This is a simply excellent game that has the balance of driving/fun/violence just right. I am only part way into the game but just know it is a game with legs. It is quite clear that Criterion have created a game to be proud of and they are supporting it's development with add ons and improvements.
Visuals: The look of this game is superb, the design of the city and environs is clearly a well laid out and thoughtful piece of graphic clarity. The changing time brings a change in lighting which can be really impressive. I will sometimes stop get out the car and look around.
Sound: I have this plugged into my surround amplifier with output as DTS from PS3 - one word, awesome. The growl and grunt from the engines, the squeal of tyres, the crunch and grind as steel clashes with steel, concrete, wood or tarmac all in beautiful surround sound, great stuff.
Playability: Perfectly balanced races, stunt runs marked man and road rage events. Places to explore, try new things. Crashes are brilliantly recreated with no increase in insurance premiums. This is a game that you can fire up for a few minutes fun then find a couple of hours have passed!
Conclusion: If you haven't yet bought this game, click on the purchase button, I promise you won't regret it.