Excerpt: As worldwide sales of FlatOut crash through the 800,000 mark, the sequel to the much acclaimed destruction racer is set to accelerate its way on to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC this May in the nitrous charged form of FlatOut 2, courtesy of Bugbear Entertainment and Empire Interactive, one of the UK's...
Conclusion: I had a lot of fun playing the dunk contest in NBA Live 2005 , but I couldn’t really get deep into the actual games. This is not so in NBA Live 06 . I’m thoroughly enjoying the actual season games this time around and I have to attribute most of this love to the Freestyle Superstar system.
Conclusion: There’s no doubt that the Burnout series was used for inspiration, and that’s pretty ok with me. The actual racing is not quite up to the level it should be in the year 2006, but the Stunt area is binary crack.
Excerpt: Racing in FlatOut 2 is non-stop fun. You can break through nearly all of the objects that you see on the screen. The races can become some of the craziest you'll ever have a chance to play. Crashing your car into others can be rewardingâ€”and actually gives you points.
Excerpt: There's a reason games like Burnout or Twisted Metal get a lot of attention, it's for the explosions and the fun that comes with running people off the road that you can't get in simulation games like Project Gotham or Gran Turismo.
Excerpt: One of the companies that use to make board games (it might have been Parker-Brothers) use to claim that their games were fun for people from 8-80. I even remember some that said for ages 4 to 104.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Just as with the first in the series, Flatout 2 is a missed opportunity, only fun in very small bursts (until you get to the first corner and end up upside down in a barn, that is).
Summary: FlatOut 2 does an excellent job of expanding what was so good in the original, the content has virtually doubled in all areas and it's testament to Empire and the developer Bugbear Entertainment that they've tried to include as much as possible to make it a worthy investment rather than a slightly...
Excerpt: EA's NBA Live series has seen more ups and downs in the past decade than the Bush administration has in the past month - and that's saying a lot. Political witticism aside, EA just can't get it right.