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    Amayesing525's Burnout Paradise (360)

    [February 6, 2008 03:29:07 PM]

    This game is truly exhiliarating. I just found a train track that leads to the biggest jump I have found so far. I get going about 200 plus miles per hour, zooming down this road with no obstacles, and then launch myself of a dirt jump about 50 feet high. I soar through the air, land, and then immediately ram into a parked car. This is what makes this game cool. You can do this jump as many times as you want. You can even try to go off it upside down. Considering I'll never have a car this cool, or the balls to drive one this fast, this is a pretty good alternative.

    Time flies when you play this game. There are so many things to do, and so many streets and alleys to explore, that you can spend hours upon hours doing different things. There is no storyline, there are no characters, in fact there are no humans at all. Your car and all the other ones drive itself. There are no pedestrians, thank god, and there is no death. This is a very safe world to drive in, and that makes it more fun.


    There are 5 different types of challenges you can activate by pulling up to a traffic light:
    -Marked Man, where you try to reach a destination without your car getting wrecked by enemy drivers.
    -Road Rage, where you try to wreck a certain amount of enemy drivers before a time limit expires.
    -Race, where you try to beat enemy drivers to a location.
    -Stunt Run, where you try to link jumps into combos and do barrel rolls in your vehicle.
    -Burning Route, where you try to reach a destination before time expires.
    Each challenge is fun to do, and there are certain cars that perform better in each type of challenge. A heavy car, for instance, is very useful in road rage challenges, where the other cars bounce off of you. These challenges are varied enough that if you get tired of one, you can play the other ones for a while.

    The city of Paradise is elaborate. To complete this game, you must explore every inch of it. There are hidden treasures off the maps, essentially skate parks for cars, with jumps, ramps, and racetracks. Your reward for completing challenges is always a cooler, sleeker, faster, stronger car, which is always a good incentive.

    One of the cool ideas behind the game was that the designers intended for you to learn the streets of paradise like you would your hometown. When you need to race to a certain point, there is no defined route. You can turn on whichever street you want, and if there is a shortcut that you know, you will smoke the computers to the finish. It is this knowledge of the city that translates the best to online play. When this game has been out for a while longer, avid fans will have their own shortcuts to every destination, and races will truly come down to the wire.

    This entry has been edited 1 time. It was last edited on Feb 6th, 2008 at 15:52:38.

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    [February 6, 2008 03:28:33 PM]
    Drive around the fictional city of Paradise completing different challenges, unlocking new vehicles, and uncovering the treasures hidden throughout it.

    I have played this game almost obsessively since it came out a couple weeks ago, and have become immersed in the intensity of the gameplay. Driving around an imaginary city at ridiculous speeds, avoiding other cars and searching for tremendous jumps, is really exciting and immersive. Once you get going really fast, it is challenging enough to keep driving without crashing into a building or another car. The organized challenges are also fun, my personal favorite being road rage. It is extremely satisfying to ram another car into a barricade, and drive off triumphantly.

    The fact that this game is open world allows you to just cruise in the vehicle of your choice, do donuts in the baseball stadium, or drive around a dirt racing track for hours. Probably the coolest and most innovative aspect of this game, however, is it's online mode. With a push on the d-pad, you are immediately thrust into the online realm, where up to 8 other drivers roam Paradise City with you. You can try to complete online challenges, or you can just try to wreak havoc on the other drivers, and leave them terrified of your black van with flames on the side.

    This entry has been edited 1 time. It was last edited on Feb 6th, 2008 at 15:41:35.

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    Amayesing525's Burnout Paradise (360)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Wednesday 6 February, 2008

    Amayesing525's opinion and rating for this game

    Really fun, creative game.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstar

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