Burnout Crash! for download over the PSN and Xbox Live is bringing back what the latest title in Criterion's flagship racing series, Burnout Paradise, was sorely lacking to some fans: that's right, Crash Mode is back and a big way. In fact, Burnout Crash makes it the sole focus while shifting perspectives and changing up aesthetics. Don't say video games never change or take risks!
"With all the bumping, chain-reactions, and scoring that players enjoyed in Burnout 3: Takedown, it wouldn't be that much of a stretch to equate the experience to certain elements of pinball. Now that Burnout CRASH! takes the top-down view approach, Criterion has taken hold of that analogy. While that description doesn't endear itself to many hardcore fans, the concept holds promise, especially when, like in pinball, you can get caught up in quickly tallying eight-digit scores. The core elements are still here: cause an initial collision, try to get a chain reaction of explosions going, smile widly, repeat."
Burnout 3 was always my favorite in the franchise, and I refuse to let go of my original PS2 copy. You can have it when you pry it from my cold dead hands! Or maybe if you're lucky you can sneak in while I'm playing Burnout Crash! this fall since I'll be too busy to notice. If you're not sure why I'm so excited or want to learn more about this quirky title, be sure to read the full Burnout Crash! first-look preview!