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5 Stars For Off Line Players (Poor XBox Live Implementation),
This review is from: Burnout 3: Takedown (Xbox) (Video Game)
Bought this game and thought the single player game was superb and couldn't wait to play online with a group of friends. Sadly it seems EA's interference with the XBox Live service has tarnished my experience with this game.
This is one of the worst XBox Live experiences I've had. For some strange reason the game insists on logging everyone into EA's own servers, which timeout and are sometimes too full, preventing you from creating a game of your own and searching for a spare server in Germany or something.
Private games are made private via a password, speech is intermittent and re-connecting to a game can be hit and miss.
This type of experience in my opinion is way below what we have come to expect from XBox live and if Microsoft don't regulate this kind of sub standard service then it could damage the otherwise excellent reputation it has earned over the past 2 years.
However, it must be said that once a game is established it's a lot of fun so it's a crying shame that EA's XBL implementation is very poor.
This is a 5 star game offline and highly recommended, but if Online Play is your focus: AVOID! Or at least be aware that this is not the Xbox live you've grown to love.