I am a massive fan of Burnout games, to me they are the best game series in existence apart from Gran Turismo, this new one, however, actually dissapointed me.
Technically, it's brilliant, graphics are top notch, soundtrack is great, and the cars are good too.
The racing does get a little tedious as you are basically taking the same routes over and over again as there are only 8 different locations to finish at, however, if you just do a few races at a time, it's not so bad.
Road rage, just like the older games, is brilliant. There's something really satisfying about watching you're opponents drive into a wall.
The biggest weakness though, comes the moment you start the game up. There is no speedometer, no rev counter like older burnouts, and as a result you are forced to have the automatic transmission. Which is pretty terrible in most games, but in Burnout Paradise, it's appalling, it will not make up it's mind what gear it wants, and when you hit the boost, all of a sudden, each car has about 15 gears.
Other weaknesses include the autosave system, which, so far as I can tell does NOT work at all. Then there's the difficulty of the game. There isn't any, it's just far too easy, and who's idea was it to re-set all the races you completeed when you level up? It's the most idiotic thing I've ever seen.
To conclude, you should at least try this game out, it is fantastic fun, but, all the stupid mistakes have downgraded this from a 5/5 game (Which every other burnout is) to a 3/5 game.
In all honesty, I want Burnout Takedown back.