Welcome Burnout Paradise. Where NFS has gone all legal and not as entertaining as it once was, Burnout has taken the throne of illegal racing. Be it that no police chase you but when you have the opportunity to be as aggressive a driver as you please what is the need in being held back from your explosive potential.
This game has a large expanse of a map, somewhat similar to the size of the GTA franchise so expect miles of driving. All the events are started by driving up to traffic lights and revving your engine which always gets you in the mood for driving, just hearing the roar of the engine.
Xbox Live... Wow, you could wait in a lobby in certain other games or you could just drive around while you wait for your race to start , I know which one I would choose. Online is hectic fun and really shows who knows their maps well and who has reactions of Superman! Great fun all round.
Overall its worth the money, although there it can be frustrating when you have a "miracle crash" which should never have happened but seems to smite you for being so good at the game. Besides that setback EA have done something right and made a great sequel to what seemed to be a drying up series. 9/10