Zero Punctuation: Burnout: Paradise

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Releases tend to follow the trend of Japan > USA > Everyone Else

Especially when they come from Japan

Burnout is an mazing game, and i agree about the apocolyptic version of DJ atomica being the only human

Bombader:
Releases tend to follow the trend of Japan > USA > Everyone Else

Especially when they come from Japan

Actually, it's Taiwan > Japan > USA > Everyone Else, regardless of where it's made to begin with ;)

NSiky:

thebobmaster:

Terramax:
Phew! And here was me worrying for a second that EA might have actually made a half decent game...

[quote] Ambition:
The UK now hates you, I think.[/quote

Seriously man, Diana was years ago. Not being able to let go and still be upset about that would be like America still being angry and upset about 9/11... ah... well, we ain't the US.

That's just slightly offensive. I'm not usually one to not be able to let things go, but comparing Princess Di's death to the worst terrorist attack in the world?

The fact that you think 9/11 is the biggest terrorist act ever just shows how ignorant you really are.

I wouldnt say that any of you are wrong, but Di's death was a while ago, and the U.S. isnt still stuck in the past, so, in my opinion, just leavee the peple be, and dont talk shit about yahtzee man, he awesome ! !

tkdking:

NSiky:

thebobmaster:

Terramax:
Phew! And here was me worrying for a second that EA might have actually made a half decent game...

[quote] Ambition:
The UK now hates you, I think.[/quote

Seriously man, Diana was years ago. Not being able to let go and still be upset about that would be like America still being angry and upset about 9/11... ah... well, we ain't the US.

That's just slightly offensive. I'm not usually one to not be able to let things go, but comparing Princess Di's death to the worst terrorist attack in the world?

The fact that you think 9/11 is the biggest terrorist act ever just shows how ignorant you really are.

I wouldnt say that any of you are wrong, but Di's death was a while ago, and the U.S. isnt still stuck in the past, so, in my opinion, just leavee the peple be, and dont talk shit about yahtzee man, he awesome ! !

Noting recent trends in the ZP forums, I propose a parallel to Godwin's Law. Jim's Law: "Regardless of topic, as a ZP forum gets longer and longer, the probability of someone bringing up 9/11 or denigrating US foreign policy goes to one."

randomjoe333333:

Zephyr618:
Wow no SSBB this week? what a surprise....

btw Gaming Macht Frei was unbelievably hilarious!

Australia wont be getting ssbb for a while lets just say Australia is living in the past

I Hate both of you now. FYI, we're getting GTA IV same day as everyone else, so May 1st, thats what he's reviewing.

Is it just me, or am I the only one that actually likes paradise? It's not without flaws and Yahtzee is bang on the money with his review, but I think it's great fun smashing things to bits and racing around the city finding new places to jump, smash and race. Yahtzee's always really harsh on games, it's what makes his reviews so funny and memorable.

But paradise is fun. Argue or flame me if you wish, but I don't care, cos I think I'm right :p

If Yahtzee thinks Burnout: Paradise hates players, imagine what would happen if he reviewed I Wanna Be The Guy.

DrMisanthrope:
VeryOblivious - "losing faith" is a figure of speech you moron, not that i was part of some yahtzee cult. Anyway, shouldnt you be off picking out spelling errors on some other forum?, seems like your part of that kind of idiot forum demographic.
Pifft

I didn't pick out spelling errors. Read again, lad.

Yahtzee, you seriously need to get a podcast. Imagine! The fame, the money, the GAMES!

(Note: This reply isn't directed at one particular poster, but the people in the Diana discussion.)

I (like the herculean exemplar) am British and that was funny. Although I'm aware national stereotypes are usually self-invented and may not be accurate, we like to think we have a sense of humour. If you can't laugh at something just because it's slightly politically incorrect, grow up. We and the rest of the world were all sad when we lost Diana, but the world keep spinning.

And BTW, comparing Diana to 9/11 (or anything else)? If ranking tragedies is according to how subjectively tragic they were is your only hobby then... that's just tragic... get out more.

And to those of you asking about SSBB, the UK release date is early Summer, I think Australia might be the same but I'm not sure. It'll be a while.

I dont know if anyone has already commented this or noticed, but has anyone got any idea why this review has less comments besides the fact (the only thing i can think of) that it is a racing game and might be considered 'less enjoyable'. I havnt actually counted...becuse who would, but this review seems too have one of the highest quantity of jokes on its shelf, which are as funny as ever! yet it has less comments than previous reviews and newer reviews, can someone shed some light on the confusion i have please :S :(, the review is great as always, i would say "GO YAHTZEE!" but i dont want him too think hes some sort of god creature in the gaming world XD, so, well done on another successful review :p.

i pesonaly think that Revenge was better than Paradise because of the whole "hey, why dont u read this tiny map while drifting at 13709183123652546547478 mph" thing

WOO DAVE MATTHEWS BAND! 154 comments and no one mentioning how awesome DMB are and how unbelieveable it is that someone else in Australia has so much as heard of them? Yahtzee just gained +41 <3 points in my book.

Is it just me or does the whole post-apocalyptic murderous car thing sound like an awesome concept?

To be honest, if every time Burnout: Paradise was replaced with Motorstorm, you would have a really sensible review. 100% of it applies fully to the gameplay of Motorstorm

Zephirius:
Is it just me or does the whole post-apocalyptic murderous car thing sound like an awesome concept?

I also thought it was very good. Maybe that really is the idea of the game, after all. Who knows?

Ohh Yahtzee you clever bastard
using "Crash Into Me" as an opener...

Bit where he says "just like any other theory" is where I thought he'd make a pun on evolution, guess he's just biased though... ><

Thanks to Criterions support for this game you can restart a race at any given time now.
I'm glad that's patched out and I enjoy playing it now :)
This game got 10x better

i like t and play it alot, but the lack of humans kind of makes me annoyed and not being able to see anything on the effing screen half the time is even worse. oh, and like all the cars die after about one hit sooo.... yeaaaahhhh.. still fun though.

How funny that I saw a video of Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity playing this in between recording albums.

I know this is massive necromancy, but I just got this game recently and wanted to make a couple of points:

* At first it was hard to know which way to go, but eventually I realised (as a couple of other commenters have) that during a race each turn you have to make is signalled at the top of the screen, so as long as you pay attention to the top part of the screen you'll be fine. You don't need to use the map at all during the race (I don't).

* I think the difficulty in paying attention to everything coming at you is more realistic (in a good way) than many racing games - people go on about GT3 which is supposedly realistic, but it was much less interesting/entertaining than this game.

* I honestly didn't mind DJ Atomica - it breaks up the monotony and the complete lack of people in the game. Also, you can turn him off in the settings AFAIK.

* I had previously bought Burnout 3 Takedown for the PS2 and I miss some of the more advanced takedowns of that, and I thought at first that it didn't have the crash mode where you build points - Burnout Paradise does, you just have to hit a hotkey first.

* The only negative to the game in my mind, is the occasional monotony of the races - though it's really up to me to explore and find new races, and there's now DLC for the game which should spice things up a bit.

THAT IS ALL

This review is EPIC, my favorite from Yahtzee because he says EXACTLY what I was thinking. Burnout Paradise IS a game that hates players!! And how can anyone defend it's lack of direction by saying watch the top of the screen?? It touts itself as an open world racer; how is it 'open world' when they're signaling a 'closed' track to me via flashing street signs!?

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