They removed the two best features of the Burnout series: start racing quickly and split-screen multiplayer.
thomas_fogh wrote this review on .
The best feature of the Burnout series was to race one of your friends and see his face when he was taken down for the fifth time. Priceless! (Yes, we're still some that have real life friends.) Unfortunately this is replaced by racing a stranger online. Where's the fun in that??? Fair enough if some people like this, but why not have both?
Another nice feature was to start up the game and you would be racing in seconds. This has been replaced by an open world. Why not at least have the option to select a race from the menu, or the very least to restart a race without having to drive back to the beginning??