Summary: Burnout Crash! goes back to its roots by bringing the series’ fan-favorite Crash mode to the forefront, adding new top-down gameplay, exciting features and Autolog to let players compete with their friends while embracing their road rage.
Excerpt: Destruction is the name of the game in Burnout Crash. If the screen isn't a canvas for burning hatch-backs, upside-down lorries and the smouldering remains of buildings, you're probably doing something wrong. While in the real world, with its seat belts, traffic lights and sleeping policemen, you'll do everything possible to avoid a vehicular altercation, in Criterion's first XBLA and PSN offering you'll do anything possible to cause them.
Conclusion: Hassellhoff), you know. But if you havn't yet, its done by doing a jesture. Either hands up, or acting like your laying an egg. Now I only did it once so far, I dont know all the gestures but from the trailer, they could be a Street Fighter fireball shot, walking like a chicken and slapping your hand.
Conclusion: Purists will bemoan Criterion and claim they’ve lost their way, especially considering there’s Kinect capability for more causal arm flailing and car swatting. The reality is the opposite – Burnout Crash! is a return to form. It’s not Burnout per say and it’s certainly not the crash mode we’re familiar with, but the developers have rediscovered the essence of the series which made it so fun to play in the first place.
Excerpt: If thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s one thing Criterion know about, its cars. Having had massive success with their Burnout franchise, they have got the art of making driving games down to a tee. However, Burnout CRASH!...
Pros: + Simple fun, + Lots of levels, + Rush Hour mode is awesome
Cons: Gets dull quickly, DonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t bother with Kinect
Excerpt: Criterion Games made car-crashing into a veritable art form with 2004’s Burnout 3: Takedown , which boldly asked gamers to cause wrecks instead of avoiding them. Crash Mode, a cherished aspect of Takedown (fans griped endlessly when it wasn’t included in 2008’s Burnout Paradise ), challenged gamers to drive headlong into bustling intersections at high speeds, levying as much property damage as possible.
Excerpt: Criterion games haven’t released a new game in about three years, fans of the Burnout: Paradise may be a little disappointed with Burnout Crash after announcing a new title. Burnout Crash is different to other Burnout titles, focusing solely on what was previously a mini game, this appropriately title addition to the series focuses solely on driving flat out into intersections and cause as much carnage as possible.