The reviews are starting to trickle in and I'm really looking forward to getting my grubby
hands on Burnout Paradise next week. I've been devouring the demo and love the open
concept and most of all, the multiplayer. Having a few people on the couch and making faces
whenever someone crashes your car goes a long way in establishing a connection with "those
other cars", maybe even moreso than voicechat. I hope EA will up the multiplayer to 16
eventually, I can imagine that it might get pretty lonely in the big city with just 8 cars around.
Reviews so far range from good to great with the biggest gripe apparently the omission of a
"restart race" feature - I was hoping for that option to be included in the full game, but I can
do without it. The other big issue the reviewers mention is the fact that you have to plot your
own way, having to pause whenever you check out the map - I'll have to see how that plays
out. A route planning tool that allows you to plot the race and then follow waypoints that you
have set yourself would have been neat.
Anyways, look out for me making stupid faces on the PSN starting next week :) read