THE GOOD: Graphics Style of courses Avoid pedestrian traffic Special turbo gauge
THE BAD: Poor camera in two-player Loading times Inconsistancy of crashes Similarity of courses
SUMMARY: Burnout is a racing game with a difference. The idea is to be your opponents to the line while dodging other non-racing traffic. Can Burnout stand out from the competition?
Graphically the game is amazing, especially for one so old. The cars themselves so very real and the courses do pretty well too. The sounds are too hot though, with some chessy tunes and only average FX.
Gameplay is the heart of any game and Burnout does well. Tearing along the roads, narrowly avoiding other cars or trucks and then hitting the turbo to gain that small advantage is quite a rush.
The controls handle perfectly so you can pull off insane moves without fear of the controls fighting you.
The game does have a few problems though. First of all is the inconsistancy of the crashes. One time you might slide sideways into a lorry at 80 mph ...
THE GOOD: You can get it for about £10 Good, but dated graphics. Intense crashes. Lengthy courses. Good variety of cars. Plenty of unlockable stuff.
THE BAD: Cheesy music. Cheaty opponents. Strict time limits.
SUMMARY: I brought this about two years ago for £15, and it got me hooked to the Burnout franchise. It was simply the thrill of it that made me enjoy the game. But as the series evolved, so did the gameplay, and now I hardly ever play on it like i frequenlty did back in early 2003, in fact i haven't touched it for quite a while now, but if you are looking for a solid, value-for-money racer, this is it.
Nice, especially on the cars, but slightly old hat. 7/10.
Good FX, but poor music. 6/10
Fast, but the occasional frustration. 8/10
Quite a long game, but you may move on to better things before you finish it. 7/10
--Value for money--
An above average racer for a below average price. Nice... 8/10
The best bit
You are driving against oncoming traffic, and yo...
THE GOOD: Good-looking Fairly good control High speed You can save your best crashes long and well-made tracks
THE BAD: "Cheating" cpu-opponents Crashes can be annoying in the end Limited number of cars
SUMMARY: Graphics: Burnout is a really good-looking game, with smooth, shiny cars and nice tracks. Not quite the cream of the Gamecube crop in this category, though.
Sound: Loud sound-effects helps you get into the game, while the music is surprisingly good for a driving game.
Gameplay: The tracks here are long, with many places for a potentially fatal crash. Still, that is what makes it exciting, and you got a good shoot at avoiding them due decent control, although it is frustrating that the cpu-driver is always right behind you, no matter how well you drive. The number of cars is also not completely satisfying.
Lifespan: Time-trails, record-possibiltiy's, getting new cars and tracks, it certainly got reasons to keep itself in the Gamecube for a good while.
THE GOOD: The game is fun that's for sure, the crashes are fun, The feeling of speed is very nice.
THE BAD: Crashes are fun but they get old fast... in MultiPlayer the frame rate drops alot... and there is only 2 views and the behind the car view isnt high enough to see over the car... and the from the car veiw doesnt show the steering wheel or anything its just like nuthing.
SUMMARY: This game is very fun and the last 2 championships will keep u trying for a while... even if are bad at racing games this is simple enough to be good at, the level rush hour is hard so dont get intimidated... ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i need to have alteast 750 words in this review so im going to hummm.... HUMMM TEE TUMMM LALALALA TEE DUM HUM TTE TEEE DEE DUM... there that should be 750 nope i was 6 letters off... ok now its over 750
This game is fantastic. It's addictive, smooth and extremely playable. Gone is the need for inch perfect cornering, strategic use of parts and money and in comes a game engine that just delivers sheer fun. Difficulty can be added by using a manual shift car but for me the automatic rules. The game basically is a sanitised form of carmageddon but instead of blood and destruction being rewarded you are given rewards for just missing civilian cars, driving into oncoming traffic and for pulling off drifts around corners. Do this without crashing and you're burnout bar fills up and you can use it for a prolonged speed boost. This comes into its own on the reversed gridlock level where you drive on the wrong side of a freeway and you're burnout bar is constantly filling up (unless you hit something). All in all the developers have stepped away from getting the car's handling perfect and heaped on a load of gameplay instead. Couple this with a game engine capable of handling three AI oppon...
THE GOOD: Good AI cars; varied game modes; fun to play; set records; cool vehicles
THE BAD: Loading times; inconsistancy of crashes
SUMMARY: This game is a must-buy. The cars handle well and there are a good number of tracks (although the later ones are just variations of the first few). Weaving in and out of traffic trying to reach the next checkpoint is brilliant. Awesome game modes like survival (one crash and it's over) and free run (no other traffic) lay hidden waiting for you.
Unfortunately the load times are pretty bad considering the technology. Also sometimes you will scrape up along the wall and the computer will think you have crashed. Weird. Overall - get this game!
THE BAD: Generic veheicle types rather than actual Models.
SUMMARY: I found this to be a very fast game to play and with the AI drivers just as reckless as yourself it's very satisfying to see a driver overtake you then stack into an oncoming bus for you to race on past. (just like you did a bit earlier).
The alternative set up on the controller is very good, giving you analog brakes and acceleration as well as the steering. Before I was never much of a racing game fan, on previous systems I never really got into the games much (on pre-analogue controllers)
But this is just pure fun, reckless driving has never been so good. I love it when you force your opponent off the road or into oncoming traffic , and for me the details are great. Driving under your opponents car as he is sumersaulted into the air after being hit by a truck.
I would have liked more recognisable cars to race with and the unlocked vehicles are purley novelty value only and good ...