Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Burnout 2

Burnout 2 - Point of Impact."So has Fuzzy made a brew yet ?" came the question the other night at my friend's house, "Not yet." was the response to be greeted by "You know the rules. If you want me to make a brew you've got to beat me at a game first. Any game, chess, cards, playstation - you name it.". The cards were first. There were no takers for the chess challenge (well, there wouldn't be) but then out came the playstation. Burnout 2 was the choice of arena for this group of heavy game heads to batter me into submission and finally make a cup of tea for everyone. A driving game. Now I don't normally like driving games (just not my bag, man) but there is something about any game that allows me to destroy my opponents that I just cannot resist so not a word of complaint came out of me when my friend asked, "Where did you find that ?" to another who had pulled it from a long ignored shelf. "It's been there all the time." was his answer to illicit the joyful response, "Cool! I'd forgotten I had that!". So with much chortling and eager antBurnout 2 - Point of Impact.icipation the box was opened, the disc inserted and battle was joined. Not that we played the normal racing style of this excellent title. Oh no. There is a Crash mode that assigns dollar values to the amount of carnage caused as you smash into the side of a bus or hit a big rig. Carnage was definitely the order of the day and this is a truly stunning part of this game that really showcases the crash physics engine that separates this game series from the others. There's a multi-player feature to the Crash mode that we chose and of course the lowest score made the tea (after about 10 rounds each as we'd all forgotten why we were playing in the first place). Two junctions each were played with myself failing to score on the first (d'ho) but scoring highly enough on the second to leave myself in with a chance in the third and final round. There was only 6,000 dollars in it when I sailed past every single vehicle without hitting a single one. Another no score round. I put the kettle on. At least I won the "Make a cup of tea." game though and it doesn't stop Burnout being the class act it is. I'm missing it already. Anyone want a cup of tea?

p.s. Sorry it's been ages without a post. Life is hectic, what with all these cups of tea to make and everything. Screenshots shown from the X-box version (which may be my next choice of console).

17 Comments:

At 7:39 am, Blogger Professor Peach said...

I really don't want to be the cause of a month long argument...but...

stuff the XBox

Get a Playstation 3

I'd say that was the wisest move

 
At 9:07 am, Blogger Writing idiot said...

my brothers processor just went in his xbox. might as well buy a new one for the repair price. not so with my ps2 when the dvd drive went. that was 5 year ago hehehe. anyway burnout 2 was a great game but... and its a BIG BUT! burnout 3 was unreal. get onto 3 as soon as possible its intense. esp when you unlock the F1 cars. nothing like tearing down a high street in one of them :) the new burnout (revenge) looks great too. in the new one you can use other traffic to cause your rivals to crash. i think you hit the computer car and it shoots off into the opponent. but yeh its a great game even my sister in law who hates most games (she likes tetris type things) loves burnout. and the crash modes are just a must for a night in with mates.

 
At 1:57 pm, Anonymous mar said...

Hi, Michele sent me. I will come back to read your posts, I have a 17yr old son who loves games...maybe if I know more about them the generation gap can be reduced...LOL. Have a nice weekend.

 
At 2:21 pm, Blogger Trista said...

Hello, Michele sent me!

In response to what Wes said, don't buy a Playstation, wait for the XBox 360. When will people learn that just because Sony makes something, does not automatically make it top of the line.

 
At 2:39 pm, Blogger Cin said...

Hi Michele sent me!

I haven't done much gaming since we gave our PS2 away, but this one sounds like a great stress reliever. Wonder if they have it for PC?

 
At 2:53 pm, Blogger November Rain said...

michele sent me :)

 
At 2:56 pm, Blogger Karen said...

Hiya Fuzz. Michele sent me...

 
At 5:56 pm, Blogger Professor Peach said...

In response to Trista...

There are more factors involved than brand name here (after all the Microsoft brand isn't a small-timer!). The Playstation is tecnologically more powerful than the X-Box and more importantly is software availability; historically it's always been the same..when I was younger, in thje years before PCs i had an Atari 800xl computer. Technically superior to almost anything else in it's peerage but almost nobody had one. Why? Well why by an Atari that has only 100 games available when you could by a rubbish Sinclair Spectrum that has thousands.
It's the same with consoles, the last X-Box had a couple of games that stood out, yet the Playstation had lots. Developers are more prone to develop for the Playstation and so the choice of software is greater.

 
At 9:25 am, Blogger Writing idiot said...

when the ps2 first came out it was rushed to compete with the the other consoles that were coming out. it wasnt needed to be released but sony was pushed into releaseing it early. why was it not really needed? simply put when the ps2 came out the psx had only been used to about 60-70% of its full power. developers hadnt pushed the psx at all. the ps2 had been out for awhile (im no good with dates and time, being from another dimension myself ;) ) when the xbox came out. everyone started saying "the xbox is better and more powerful" well yeh it should be it is the younger of the two consoles. the tech inside is newer. though it is still a block unlike the slimline version of the ps2(the one with ethernet built in) once again we find ourselves having the same arguments. xbox 360 or ps3? does it really matter as long as you have fun? the ps3 will play games that look and play great. the xbox360 will play games that look and play great. you can have fun on both. so buy which ever they both have great points and bad points. besides if the developers make a rubbish game it wont matter what you have it will still be rubbish. now my fingers ache. though i would rather have spent time playing on burnout revenge and ended up with aching thumbs. get playing guys and gals :)

 
At 11:30 am, Blogger Professor Peach said...

Yea they'd both be excellent machines, but software support is key. Think of it like cars. One person owns a Ferrari and the other owns a Maserat...both fun cars...the only problem is where the Ferrari guy lives, there's only one petrol station for a thousand miles. Kind of 'limits' the fun

 
At 5:44 pm, Blogger Carmi said...

Something tells me Microsoft's decision to push the release to the pre-holiday period is a wise one. Sony won the battle a few years back when MS didn't have anything to ship pre-Christmas. Now it looks like the situation is reversed.

Should be fun to watch - and play.

Back from Michele's. Enjoy the tea!

 
At 5:54 pm, Blogger ribbiticus said...

really, really wish i had the time to play as much as i want...sigh. so, i'll just leave the game-playing to game masters such as yourself. have fun! :)

 
At 2:32 pm, Blogger CheesyAl said...

I think you forgot one very important thing here..... Who got the highest amount of total carnage????

That's right, it was me :) Now who's the daddy ;)

 
At 2:39 pm, Blogger CheesyAl said...

Me thinks that being threatened with a severe beating with the wooden remote control was also a contributing factor in Fuzzys descision to be the brew bitch for the first.... and probably last time ever. Oh well, it was good while it lasted!

 
At 8:41 am, Blogger CheesyAl said...

Many thanks for acknowledging my postings, it's good to see my face don't fit in here. I'll leave the kids to play at being all intellectual with their blog empire.
Oh to live in the real world.

 
At 8:44 am, Blogger CheesyAl said...

P.s. the site looks very cool, and i had no problems reading the white writing on the background, i think it may be time for some people to pop down to Vision Express and get an eye test?

 
At 3:49 pm, Blogger FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

Wow al - u kept posting here despite it being so old that i'd forgotten. Yup, u got he highest score, i avoided the pointy stick and the writing should be a lot easier to read on the new bacjground. A few other subtle changes here & there but still working away on it. Stay chilled.

 

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