X360, PS3 Thursday, December 13, 2007 | 8:35 AM

Burnout Paradise gets under way

Burnout Paradise gets under way

As if the gameplay videos posted recently on the website were not enough, Criterion throws some new images our way for its Burnout Paradise in construction for the Sony & Microsoft car dealers. I like the retro car seen in the last shot. I'm hoping for a little originality without falling into the ridiculous like Showtime mode which did not please me at all.
Update: Added the demo announcement trailer, to be released later today!


Demo trailer

All comments

Commented on 2007-12-13 00:19:48
Whens the demo out? Really wanna play this!
Commented on 2007-12-13 00:20:51
Thursday 8am PST.
Commented on 2007-12-13 00:22:21
Euro demo?

The criterion site says it's midnight!
Commented on 2007-12-13 00:54:37 In reply to JediMasterMalik
Posted by JediMasterMalik
Euro demo?

The criterion site says it's midnight!
If it's midnight then the demo is online...
Commented on 2007-12-13 01:39:35
the demo comes out in about 30 mins.. check the official website guys
Commented on 2007-12-13 01:59:57
Gimme!
Commented on 2007-12-13 02:01:28
They should have replaced the car you drive with a giant demolition ball for Showtime, THEN it would have made sense.
...next problem would be linking that to Burnout wich is supposed to be about driving. Mmmm hint: Dont!
Commented on 2007-12-13 02:37:21
Let's hope the Showtime feature is in a seperate menu that we can avoid while playing the game. Crashing cars for like forever, being able to make U turns with it?? wtf? That's pretty weird, and i agree with the above, if it would be a demolition ball it would make some kind of sense.
Commented on 2007-12-13 03:13:13
I like that they brught burning out back, so that if you keep driving dangerously you can chain burnouts together. However those whol goofball drivable crash garbage is really dissapointing since I really loved Crash Junctions.
Commented on 2007-12-13 04:02:24
maybe the cars could TRANSFORM into demolition balls...

hey i could work for EA with innovation like that :D

high five?*
Commented on 2007-12-13 07:35:24
Can't wait :) the best game in the series (IMO!) BurnOut - Revenge (X360)
Can't wait for Paradise...I just love crashing cars with high speed :D "in games"

/Rechain
Commented on 2007-12-13 08:36:49
UK release time for the demo?
Commented on 2007-12-13 10:36:57
Thanks Snoop for updating the news =)
Commented on 2007-12-13 11:30:12
Demo is up :D 823mg
Commented on 2007-12-13 13:41:35
Well... that was just as I expected.... boring! I liked burnout till part 3, after that it was no fun anymore, too chaotic gameplay. The open world is really terrible, you can fix your car, get more burnout and have to drive to races :S.
Commented on 2007-12-13 14:08:43 In reply to Scorpion2k
Posted by Scorpion2k
Well... that was just as I expected.... boring! I liked burnout till part 3, after that it was no fun anymore, too chaotic gameplay. The open world is really terrible, you can fix your car, get more burnout and have to drive to races :S.
ditto, i played for 10 mins and just got bored, this pretty much spells the end of mash em up racers for me.
Commented on 2007-12-13 16:35:27
Tried the demo and what a complete meh that was. I was almost curious to see if they had something going this time but nope, still the soap-bar physics where you broadside/t-bone a car and you blip around it as if magic without a scratch.

Whats worse, the demo manages to bore the heck out of you since all the events are locked.. thats not good for the ADHD crowd that enjoys the franchise so much.

EA have managed to turn this exponentially advancing game (in both gameplay and technology) into an EA game.. supereme mediocrity with one step forward and two steps back. Criterion was the #1 engine middleware producer in last gen (all gta games had renderware) but if this keeps up they will go the way of EA Chicago.

EA's studios really are in a pickle. Push technology and innovate, go belly up. Be EA's gimp and churn out mediocre crap with a 3-month cycle (sports games, all racing games, all medal of honor fps) and work 16 hour days for no pay, then get fired.

How I love thee EA.

I just wish DICE hadnt sold their left hand to the devil.. oh the ages.
Commented on 2007-12-13 19:33:50
When I first started playing the demo I was dissapointed as hell... However as I played it I started to like it more and more, I guess you have to get past your preconceptions of what Burnout should be to be able to enjoy what this Burnout actualy is.

I love the fee burn online with all the challenge as such, chainning the stunts is addictive and fun, the racing and car control is good... My primary issues are that since it is an open city there is a lot less chance of being near and taking down opposition and the other thing is that in the same vein and for the same reason the race they had on offer seemed boring since the fastest route is not anywhere near the way the AI took.
Commented on 2007-12-13 23:11:17 In reply to Joergen
Posted by Joergen
Tried the demo and what a complete meh that was. I was almost curious to see if they had something going this time but nope, still the soap-bar physics where you broadside/t-bone a car and you blip around it as if magic without a scratch.

Whats worse, the demo manages to bore the heck out of you since all the events are locked.. thats not good for the ADHD crowd that enjoys the franchise so much.

EA have managed to turn this exponentially advancing game (in both gameplay and technology) into an EA game.. supereme mediocrity with one step forward and two steps back. Criterion was the #1 engine middleware producer in last gen (all gta games had renderware) but if this keeps up they will go the way of EA Chicago.

EA's studios really are in a pickle. Push technology and innovate, go belly up. Be EA's gimp and churn out mediocre crap with a 3-month cycle (sports games, all racing games, all medal of honor fps) and work 16 hour days for no pay, then get fired.

How I love thee EA.

I just wish DICE hadnt sold their left hand to the devil.. oh the ages.
Holy crap you just posted what i came here to post down to the word almost :)
You know what they say great minds think alike.
Are you my long lost twin brother?
Commented on 2007-12-14 00:50:06
I liked it, was annoying driving around looking for an event to actually do. Once it began it was fun and enjoyed the racing one.
One question though. Is there anyway to quick start an event? Like go to the map select it and it takes u straight there? Couldn't find it, anyone know if this is possible in the full game?
Commented on 2007-12-14 03:35:24 In reply to Bakutheswede
Posted by Bakutheswede
Holy crap you just posted what i came here to post down to the word almost :)
You know what they say great minds think alike.
Are you my long lost twin brother?
Could be! High five! ;)

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