Even with its great graphics, tilt, & sound, the game does not make up for its too-polished gameplay and lacking val
StarFry wrote this review on .
The loading times are horrible. For a next-gen game, the loading times in this game takes either 5-30 seconds long for starting for the first time or simply retrying. Thankfully, it only takes 2 seconds to retry the second time on a CRASH event. The multi-player is very fun. Whats better is that now you can keep track of the person who took you down. This person would be your Burnout Revenge Rival. If you take him out for your revenge, you get more points and you're no longer rivals/now you're even. Their isn't much of a change in game modes but its very enjoyable to play with your friends or other players.
The gameplay is unlike Burnout 3: Takedown (which is my all-time favorite driving game). Although the features such as Takedown, Aftertouch, and others from the 3rd are back and the new features are good, the gameplay is too much. When driving fast, its sometimes impossible to clearly see whats in front of you. What's also cheap now in this game is that no matter what, anything besides Oncoming can make you crash. For example, when a crate goes on you, you crash. Going right next to a pole, you crash. There is even sections of the track are too cheap and very easy to crash. The game is very hard for you to not crash once unless you spent a good, long time on the map. It is still good once you figure out how this game works.
The graphics are really superbespecially in HD. For a driving game, its unrealistic but the reality of the cars crashing looks stunning, I dropped my jaw on how great it looked. The sound is also great in that just hearing that boost from your car is already pleasing enough but the music that is heard most of time is really bad. The tilt is also easy but sometimes when your not driving forward it gets complicated to back up, but drifting is really easy to control.
Overall, the game is worth a rent and if you're really impressed by what it gives then buy it. The gameplay may disappoint fans of Burnout 3 and the first 2 games (Yes, I was a Burnout fan since the first game and before the series got popular) such as myself but its great and pleasing if taken not seriously.