VIDEO | X360, PS3 Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | 6:40 AM

E3: A lap of Blur

E3: A lap of Blur

Blur, Bizarre Creation's newest game developed for Activision, was, of course, available for a try out at the Convention Center. As though far from being finished yet, we can't really say that the game blew our mind - except if you're into eye-burning flashy colours. Moreover, the arcade gameplay really has nothing to do with Bizarre's previous titles.
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Commented on 2009-06-03 08:50:05
So disappointed. Can't believe their manpower was wasted on some flashy power up racer. It's the casual market that's taking serious teams to try this sort of crap out.
Commented on 2009-06-03 09:04:48
What a BORE!!! my god bizzare creations what have you done!!
Commented on 2009-06-03 09:40:59 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
What a BORE!!! my god bizzare creations what have you done!!
Exactly what I was thinking!! I have loved all their city racing games since the excellent Metropolis Street Racer on Dreamcast to Project Gotham 4 but this new game just seems...........wrong, especially after seeing the huge improvement Turn 10 have made to Forza 3.
Come Bizzare, you can do better than that.
Commented on 2009-06-03 10:18:31
Moves at a fantastic pace but looks boring as hell. The electro storm effect is the only visual effect in the game, its very repeative. I saw the odd wheel flying across the screen but no crashes?
Commented on 2009-06-03 11:09:55
Looks unbelievably boring.
Commented on 2009-06-03 12:11:55
Bet its a blast online would like to see more thought bet it was set on easy.
Commented on 2009-06-03 13:47:22
Boring. TBH I was bored with PGR 4 as well, I just couldn't stand any more real city scenarios. I want to have the gameplay of PGR 4 with fantasy tracks. Not Super Mario fantasy, just some handcrafted tracks with tornados, waterfalls and other stuff. Real cities suck so bad.
Commented on 2009-06-03 13:52:13
More Bleh than Blur :(
Commented on 2009-06-03 15:06:33
They wanted to leave MS for this?
Commented on 2009-06-03 15:26:46
Very loose handling and it doesn't look right with real cars, R.I.P PGR =( you shall be sorely missed.
Commented on 2009-06-03 15:38:28
power ups seem a bit crap there. i want to be firing shells, mario-cart esque
Commented on 2009-06-03 16:12:10 In reply to morpheus9394
Posted by Blue_Eagle44
Very loose handling and it doesn't look right with real cars, R.I.P PGR =( you shall be sorely missed.
Posted by morpheus9394
this new game just seems...........wrong, especially after seeing the huge improvement Turn 10 have made to Forza 3.
Come Bizzare, you can do better than that.
After forza 2 I was non-plussed by the news that turn 10 would be taking over the reigns of PGR but now count me interested. (Especially after the bore that was PGR4. I appreciate that not a lot of people got to finish PGR3 but letting you complete a race just by competing in it took away all the sense of achievement from the game).

Just watched the downloaded video and ... wow... what a waste of a good dev team. If this is the kind of racer they wanted to make then they should've gone the whole hog and made a wipeout clone. Too many crappy arcadey racers on the 360 already and not one good anti-grav sim.
Commented on 2009-06-03 16:38:04
ZzzZzzZZ...boring and SO CLICHE!
Commented on 2009-06-03 17:21:00
Damn, can't express how disappointed I am. I loved the PGR series, and seeing what has become of it pains my heart.
Commented on 2009-06-03 17:22:51
Could be alright with some real tracks, that one looks like some sort of speed lap circuit.
Commented on 2009-06-03 19:37:49
I'm a huge fan of Bizarre Creation's games, especially PGR 4, but I have to say that Blur looks a little underwhelming from that gameplay video. Very bland even. That's just my first impressions though, I'm hoping that the more I see of the game, the more impressed I'll be because I've yet to play a bad BC game.
Commented on 2009-06-03 21:58:43
I knew this would happen the moment Activision bought Bizarre. They would force them to make low-budget, ill-conceived crap like this. Should've called the game Big Turd instead.
Commented on 2009-06-03 22:04:05
That looks terrible actually, what happened BC? What a waste of talent...

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