Rented Burnout 3 this weekend (Xbox version). It's the fastest racing game I've played since Star Wars Racer, but I don't care for it much. I've got a few beefs with it:
1. For as fast as this game is, they've got too much crap strewn about the levels. Nothing pisses me off more than to be hauling ass going 150mph, and then run into a damn bus that's parked in the middle of the road. And I just love how they have taxi cabs and other slow-moving vehicles strategically placed so that when you come around corners, you're almost certain to crash into them. I can't count how many times I ran into those huge trucks that pull out right in front of me before I even have a chance to react - and I cussed every time it happened.
2. The Face Off game mode is quite boring.
3. The whole crash/takedown gimmick just doesn't work for me, and I find the whole zooming in/out thing to be rather annoying, especially when I've got the custom soundtrack rocking and they stop the music every time I crash ... grrrrr!!
4. The rubberband AI - 'nuff said.
I was pretty excited about this game because I thought it was all about pure speed, but instead I found a game that concentrates more on ramming vehicles into walls and putting stuff in your way.