X360 Saturday, April 22, 2006 | 10:56 PM

Burnout Revenge video

Burnout Revenge video

Today while I was at my local electronics store Burnout Revenge caught my eyes. While EA decided for some reason not to send it to me, I still really wanted to check this game out, in order to finally decide if it was worth the next gen sticker, or just a quick port. The demo did not make me a very strong impression, but after quite a few hours of play the complete game certainly convinced me. This 360 version if very spectacular, and can look either average (think Ridge Racer 6) or very very good, as you'll be able to see by yourself in this first video.


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Commented on 2006-04-22 23:15:57
Thanks.
Commented on 2006-04-22 23:17:39
Never liked this game,have hard time for EA games,it not just that i dislike them,but my heart always tells me to hate them in advanmce also,what can i do?!
Commented on 2006-04-22 23:29:36
Well you can consider that this game is made by Criterion, and they made Burnout and Burnout 2 (AWESOME) independently of EA but rather published by Acclaim.
Commented on 2006-04-22 23:41:54
i feel ya quezcatol...EA has garnered my hatred for a loooong time...they made my shitlist right next to terrorists and girlfriends parents.... they just happen to have the worst business ethic in the history of the game industry...remind me of wal-mart sometimes lol
Commented on 2006-04-22 23:51:22
So, just to make things clear.. If a company does a fantastic game, gets picked up by EA and keep making fantastic games, then somehow those games are less fantastic?
Commented on 2006-04-23 01:03:24
cool game, but yup, a number of my friends (PC gamers) automatically are turned off to a game if it's published by EA. I think 'The devs haven't changed, it's only the publisher where all that matters is how much money/marketing they do for the game!'
Commented on 2006-04-23 02:04:54
Have to agre with SimonM7
They are just publisher. Its not they did this game.
Like many other games that EA are published for.
Commented on 2006-04-23 02:19:50
have it on xbox but I'm still thinking about buying it for my 360 and that video maeks it very hard to resist for me. Don't know if it's worth the money a second time...

(btw: I'm sorry for my English but it's late ^^)
Commented on 2006-04-23 03:45:39
People only hate on EA because they think that's the cool thing to do. They don't realize just how much good EA has done for the industry. Maybe you don't realize it, but there was a point in time when EA helped publicize Final Fantasy in America. And now they've done a lot of good for Burnout (have you even played any Burnout game before Burnout 3, when EA took over and begin advertising it on TV?) My point exactly.

But, if I already own this game for Xbox/PS2, I personally would not drop an extra $60 on the 360 version. That's about $110 for one game if you think about it.
Commented on 2006-04-23 04:29:45
Ok, its not because of fashion dear synce, its because almost all their games if not all on the 360 have been ports, and Im saying ports meaning not being made from the ground up. Because of them taking the easy way I hate them.
Now, THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON for me to hate EA to death is for having killed the NFS series wich was great up to porsche unleashed, AND for buying exclusive licenses to car companies like BMW and Porsche, and sports like NFL.
I REALLY think Bizarre, Microsoft , Atari and many other companies could use WAAAAAAYYY better the car and sports licenses with games that arent lazy coded and mediocre like the ones EA have been publishing lately.
I HATE THEM!!!
Commented on 2006-04-23 06:41:40 In reply to chewbacaattack
Posted by chewbacaattack
Ok, its not because of fashion dear synce, its because almost all their games if not all on the 360 have been ports, and Im saying ports meaning not being made from the ground up. Because of them taking the easy way I hate them.
Now, THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON for me to hate EA to death is for having killed the NFS series wich was great up to porsche unleashed, AND for buying exclusive licenses to car companies like BMW and Porsche, and sports like NFL.
I REALLY think Bizarre, Microsoft , Atari and many other companies could use WAAAAAAYYY better the car and sports licenses with games that arent lazy coded and mediocre like the ones EA have been publishing lately.
I HATE THEM!!!
It's not EA that ported this game, it's the developer. EA is simply publishing it.

Furthermore, madden 06 was made from the ground up on the 360 (EA here is the developer, not publisher).
Also, ports aren't a new concept. Nearly every multiconsole game is going to be a port.
Commented on 2006-04-23 06:58:05 In reply to QuezcatoL
I don't care for the track layouts of this game, period. They are messy, VERY difficult to see a damned thing, and the whole "tweaked for revenge" thing absolutely ruined what made Burnout 3 good. I bought this and sold it 3 weeks later.
Commented on 2006-04-23 07:30:17 In reply to stazi
Posted by stazi
It's not EA that ported this game, it's the developer. EA is simply publishing it.

Furthermore, madden 06 was made from the ground up on the 360 (EA here is the developer, not publisher).
Also, ports aren't a new concept. Nearly every multiconsole game is going to be a port.
Thats why I said most if not all. I really dont care much about sports, but I do believe holding exclusive rights doesnt allow for a fair and equal competition in the videogames industry.
Now, I didnt say why I didnt like ports, and thats because they have the guts to charge 10 bucks more for them. Then why dont they charge more for the Xbox version than the PS2? After all, the Xbox gets a little bit more detail.
I wont buy any of those games until they are 19.99 on the discount basket, lol.
Commented on 2006-04-23 07:56:35
Hey Blim, next time you want to just throw away your money, let me know so I can go pick it up.
Commented on 2006-04-23 08:17:37 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
So, just to make things clear.. If a company does a fantastic game, gets picked up by EA and keep making fantastic games, then somehow those games are less fantastic?
yup! :)

dime con quien andas,
y te dire quien eres

basically, you get s#it stains from them :D

i dont want in my collection of games, boxes that have the EA logo in them or the EA logo when i fire up the game. >_<
Commented on 2006-04-23 09:50:37
Stop hating.

Burnout Revenge is hands down the best racing game released so far on the 360. While they are difficult to compare, it is overall way better than PGR3, not in graphics, but in every other department. This game has a huge size, the audio effects and the soundtrack fit the game perfectly and contribute a lot to it and gameplay is just so much fun. I spent about 20 quality hours with it. Apart from GRAW (and probably Oblivion) this is the best 360 game I´ve played so far.

And while i agree that the EA Sports games are usually a disappointment, at least in their first showing on a next-gen system (has been the same way back then on PS One and PS Two), other publishers are no way better.

At least EA released their games and gave you something to play at launch. Take2 has been delaying their graphically disappointing and only slightly modified Xbox360 ports of NBA2k6 and NHL2K6 in Europe now for 6 months!
Commented on 2006-04-23 10:32:15 In reply to LEBATO
Posted by LEBATO
Hey Blim, next time you want to just throw away your money, let me know so I can go pick it up.
Whatever. I certainly enjoy Burnout Revenge much more than than I did PGR3. And I was a huge PGR2 fan.
I'd go as far as to say that the graphics are better overall in BR than PGR3. I've come to hate the HDR effects in PGR3, waaaaay overdone.
Commented on 2006-04-23 11:23:00
I was a huge fan of burnout takedown..spent nearly 200 hrs on it.

Holded out on purchasing Burnout revenge on the xbox or ps2 for the xbox360. Best purchase ever! the new online mode and graphics are great!

I will definently recommend this game to any xbox360 owner who just wants a good racer to have fun..pick up and play value is huge..and addiction is carved onto this.

You got some frustration or stress to take out? nothing like burnout and takedown mode
Commented on 2006-04-23 12:15:29
I don't like EA's business either. I don't like most of their in-house stuff a lot except the SSX series which is utterly brilliant. I think their habit of castrating other devs with their money, preventing us from getting what are essentially the BETTER GAMES is pretty sickening. However, credit is due where it's due, and this game is really, really great.

It seems some people have a very skewed picture of what it means to be a gamer when not playing genuinely good games is considered admirable. It points to someone who's more concerned about making some feeble statement instead of getting a great gaming experience.

Thing is, that makes you a politician, not a gamer.
Commented on 2006-04-23 13:10:02
People dont get it,doesnt matter if EA PUBLISH games,swedens biggest gaming magazine at that time "Superplay" did a interview with their ceo or wtf he was,and he said his motto is never to delay a game,instead add it into the sequal,and thats how i feel about all EA games,many of them you feel like hey...they missed this and this.

He also said it would be against his morale to not release when he promised gamers his game was gonna come,that is just plain wrong,as publisher/dev we have a duty to release when people expect the game t ocome,so they for ex have money saved up for that game.


SHigeru from Nintendo said this...
A bad game will always be a bad game,but a delayed game will eventually be great.

or something :S cant rember every word ;) but you know what i mean.

Bye!
Commented on 2006-04-23 13:50:39
Miyamoto-san is officially proven wrong by things like Daikatana. A delay doesn't make a game great, great devs make a game great. So essentially, that logic applies to very few besides Nintendo themselves.

There's an attitude in the industry created by 3D Realms awful "when it's done" mantra. I mean what the hell, any other profession has timeframes and deadlines so why shouldn't games? If you don't know when you can release your game, don't show bullshit mockups three years in advance. Announce it when you can say for sure when it'll be on shelves.
Commented on 2006-04-23 18:43:44
I love this game, I have had it since it released.
Very fun game..... hard too.
Commented on 2006-04-24 07:41:15
I hate all this blind hatred for EA, it's so trendy to be a gamer and hate EA. Regardless of EAs track record, this is an excellent title which is even better on Live. Put your ignorant bigotry aside and enjoy an excellent game.
Commented on 2006-04-24 08:05:04
It is an awesome game Panzer.
I just wish Criterion didn't do away with some of the features that were available in the previous game.
It would feel like more of a complete experience that way:

Where's my garage?
Where's the Single Event mode?
Why can't I toggle traffic checking?
Why can't I see my trophie collection?

Simple things that should have stayed in, and shouldn't be overlooked.
I admit the game is incredible fun though, and many parts have improved since the last game.

It is what it is though, and I think it was a great purchase.
The added texture effects and increased framerate of the 360 version are obviously not a drawback either.

I think the only thing EA did for this game was increase the production value over what it would be without another big publisher.
(it might have been rushed though... I can't find any other reason for leaving out Single Event mode; everyone seemed to have a problem with that, except the reviewers - *strange*)
Commented on 2006-04-24 23:14:07 In reply to vspectra06
i love this game!! Gamefly RULES!!

About the game


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