Burnout: Legends Reader Review
I sold my PS2 a couple of years ago ,and only played the original briefly and didn't really get it. I have heard people rave about Burnout games and thought they must be mad, I thought it was too "arcadey".Therefore I wasn't expecting much of this game but thought I'd give it a go, and blow me was I glad I did!
I love racing games, and this jumps in to my all time top ten. The feeling of speed, especially when you unlock some of the top end cars, is amazing. Credit has to go to the programmers for managing to cram in enough graphical detail, and making the physics so good that you can pelt along full blast head on through traffic, picking out oncoming vehicles in the split second you need to dodge them. The sense of speed is amazing, and when you do crash you rarely feel it was the fault of poor controls or crash detection as you with other racing games. The format is well thought out to allow quick 5 minute goes, but there is enough in there to keep you going for hours and hours. The prospect of unlocking another car or track always keeps you wanting to play, and the difficulty gradient is smooth so you never feel stuck at a point you can't ever get past without resorting to a cheat.
If you can get past the fact that it is totally unrealistic ( but it's not meant to be "Grand Prix Legends") then you can enjoy a brilliant racing game. This is one franchise that I hope EA do another yearly update for ....
9 / 10