With the switch to the free roaming mechanic the Burnout franchise picked up a couple of quirks, but it's still a blast.
from the review:
"One of the draws of the open world is that you can just drive around and do stunts at your own discretion. There are plenty of jumps and crazy stunts to do if you search for them. It seems like one of the things you want to do is smash through billboards. There's a good amount of them and a lot of the jumps to hit the billboards are creative and fun to do. There's not much else to elaborate on the core gameplay, but it's pretty fun, but there are some problems that you're going to have and for the most part they come from the addition of the actual free roaming mechanic."