Sunday, January 5, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 189 - Burnout Paradise

Burnout Paradise kinda sucks and it's a shame that it was the last real Burnout game we ever got. That was a bold statement, but that's what we're all about here. Or something. Read on for more and to watch gameplay.

Burnout Paradise was incredibly disappointing to me back when it launched. We were fresh off the amazing Burnout 3 and Burnout Revenge and expectations couldn't have been higher, but what we got was something that wasn't really Burnout anymore. The open world was unnecessary. The way you enter races, by pulling up to a stop light, was unnecessary. The graphics (on Xbox 360, at least) were blurry and smeary like there was Vasaline on the lens and everything was too bright and blown out. And while the actual racing was marginally improved, the crashing was worse, which took away the only real draw of the series to begin with.

I didn't much like Burnout Paradise in 2008 and I still don't like it much on Xbox One in 2020. 

This was a short blog, but I don't have much to say. I'm not saying Burnout Paradise is bad, it just isn't nearly as good as what came before it, which is just really damn disappointing. I suppose I should also say that I didn't much care for Critereon's Need for Speed games, either, so maybe it's me, not them.