I am so sick of game companies taking a big title name and creating a crappy game based on it. After waiting so long for a new Burnout game the geniuses at Criterion Games spit out a top-down arcade game that has no place carrying on the Burnout name.
This new downloadable game allows you to select a car and drive it into an intersection where you can collide with other vehicles causing mass explosions and damage. Sure, it sounds good and honestly, if they released this calling it anything else besides Burnout I would have let it go. While the game does have the crashes and explosions of Burnout and even includes destructible environments like the buildings it is no Burnout and should not be considered as such.
The game is colorful and will remind classic games of the original Grand Theft Auto. Besides that, this game could have been made by any of the thousands of iPad and Android game makers out there.
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Simply put, this game might be fun for a moment and perhaps on a phone or pad this could be something. However, as in line as a Burnout game this does not work. Criterion might have had a chance to launch a mobile game division and I might have given then game a chance, but attaching the Burnout name to it is a slap in the face to Burnout fans. This game does not look to be worth more than a few Microsoft Points at best and will quickly be forgotten.