It just makes me feel like im playing mario chart all over again just with different,faster cars and nice items to use to trash other players cars. The game looks great on looks and when playing with 20 people i havent lagged any. so i give this game a 10 and hope a new one comes out next year.
posted by rEmEtAJeRk (HORSEHEADS, NY) Jun 19, 2010
Member since Dec 2007
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Blur is great fun. For the die-hard racing gamer, this isn't the game for you. However, for those of you who enjoy speed and action wrapped up in fictitious weaponry then this is perfect. Blur blends (as many other critics here stated) a Mario Kart experience but with realistic dynamics used in the cars and the track settings. The upgraded weaponry is fun in multi-player and enhances the experience to boot. The single-player game is great to get used to the cars and the game in general, but the online multiplayer is where the fun is: chaotic and exciting.
If you want Grand Turismo-type car tuning and detail to suspensions, tires, breaks, etc., etc., then avoid Blur. You'll be dissapointed. If you're looking for a BurnOut or Need for Speed-type-game, well you're getting a bit closer to what Blur has to offer (but not quite). Try it out and see for yourself; you can always send it back.
posted by DixieMan58 (FORT MYERS, FL) May 27, 2010
Member since May 2010
gamers (59%) found this review helpful
I have waited a long time for the release of Blur. I thought the concept of the game was brilliant. However, I was disappointed in a couple key flaws in the gameplay, one of which is the handling. Imagine seeing those blinking arrows quickly coming into view, and the next thing you know, you are head-on with the wall, because the handling is too stiff to make any of the sharp turns without losing 5 positions in the process, and drifting causes you to drastically lose speed allowing your competitors to whip pass you. One exception to this is the nitrous power-up. If shot backwards, instead of being boosted towards the head of the pack, it can be shot backwards for a super-brake to make those hard turns, but with the sling-shot AI in combination to the variety of power-ups meant to wreak havoc on your car, using nitruous to brake is hardly on your mind. Blur has stunning visuals and a wide variety of tracks and vehicles, but the single-player experience is hindered by those small flaws. Overall, playing with friends is much more enjoyable when playing Blur.