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FAST FAST FAST!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Burnout 3: Takedown (Xbox) (Video Game)
Ok, let me just state, Burnout 3 is faster than any game before it. It's faster than you could ever imagine, jesus, its to fast to see. Ok now that that's sunk into your mind, The CRASHES. Sweet Mary Jesus the crashes. It's better than anything you've ever seen in a Hollywood movie. Guarented. You cant help smile every time, even though you've just crashed and probablty lost, you can't help sitting and smirking .
The emphisis is no longer just on racing. As you've probably heard, it's now about destroying your rivals too. There are a few different race modes as well: Race (just a normal race) Crash (Create as much damage as possible) Hot Lap (Basicaly, Time trial) eliminator (last in every lap gets knocked out) Grand prix (a few races for points) and another mode where you just have to take down your enimies.
The "story" (I wouldn't really call it that, but...) mode is "Burnout World Tour." There is no story, just lot's of races. You have to race to unlock medals and awards, cars, and NEW RACES! Lots more new races! It really is a shame EA couldn't put a decent story in, because that would definitly bumb it up to five stars. So this game does start to get boring. So come on EA story for Burnout 4 please! The music is rubbish, just that crappy Punk rock we are all bored with, but thankfully you can turn them off or put your own songs on.
There is quite a good selection of cars (and trucks and buses) from Sports to Muscle to Compact to Specials, all very fast. Jesus, when you get in the F1 type car it's so fast you cant really see where you are going.
There is also online racing, but not being connected to Xbox live myself, I have never played it online. Although I can assure you it will be great.
If you are a Gran Turismo loving person, who lives for detail and realism (where the hell is you're damage, anyway) this probably isn't your thing. I got GT3 free, and payed full price for Burnout 3, but Burnout if by far the best, and has entertained me for far longer (had GT alsomst 1 1/2 years, got Burnout for Christmas 2004.) So, if you love racing so fast it'll make your eyes explode and crashes so good you'll want to crash and LOOSE on purpouse this is where it's at. If you liked the previous Burnouts, you'll love this. Just look at a B1 crash compaired to a B3. See how far it's come?
Being released at the same time as NFSU2 this had some contending to do to sell, because the kids love NFSU. But this is so far ahead it's amazing. Nothing is close. So nothing is goint to bother Burnout 3. Just dont blink!