"Blur is a quality product and is completely out of place in its bargain bin. Its merging of street and kart racer is almost seamless and it manages to occupy the middle ground between the two without ever feeling awkward"
Blur was probably my favorite racing game last gen. I hate it didn't go over well.
Shame we won't get a HD Remaster because of Bizarre Creations winding up. I also remember Split Second which was a cool overlooked racer.
I recommend those 2 racers all the time at my store. No one seems to have a clue what they are but every time I do they are enjoyed.
I'm sure Split Second could've benefitted a lot from another game. They showed what kind of ideas they had for first game, but how would they refine it and add features to another? It's a shame Disney shut down the developer.
Blur and Split Second were both amazing games which failed commercially. Shame really. Split second might of been my fave racer after burnout paradise last gen.
Played the demo loads but for some reason I just didn't on with the main game. Shame that this and 007 Bloodstone proved to be Bizarre Creations swansongs. Damn you Activision and your money grabbing ways!
Was thinking of writing a similar article just recently, and glad that someone else did because this game was never fully appreciated as filling that gap of a more intense Mario Kart-like experience. We actually pulled this out on the Xbox 360 just the other day for some 4 player couch multiplayer and it was the clear winner of our evening by far. An HD remaster may not be on the cards, but maybe just maybe someone else will step up to the plate.
Bizarre Creations going under is still a travesty. But most of them went onto other studios like Playground Games and Evolution Studios. The UK seem to specialise in racing games for some reason. Is beetroot liquor really a thing? :|
I'm not the only one, phew. No idea if beetroot liquor exists.....i borrowed the reference from black books, sorry.
Bizzare made great games. PGR was my favorite racing game of 6th gen. Blur was criminally underrated as well which is a shame.
How is it that NOW its everyone's favorite, but when I was playing it my friends where laughing it up and no one was online?! Was I in the Twilight Zone? In any case, this game had its share of problems, but its dope and I STILL play it, cause you know. Fun racers are harder to come by than a naked picture of Hilary Clinton.
I bought it on Steam, it's really well done, it's kind of fun, but I didn't think that street racing and Mario Kart-y items worked well together, even though it was a good idea in theory (enough for me to buy the game). I think that it they removed the items, I would've liked it more. But then it would lose the thing that set it apart from the competition, so I probably wouldn't have bought it. Tough call..
Crazy game when playing with friends, so much Fun!
Yeah. Was a bit nuts. Had zero hype in my circle prior to release so the expectations were exceeded.
Before PGR and this game, they made other good titles. Check it out! http://www.giantbomb.com/bi... Sucks that they are non-existent now. Thanks alot activision!
What about Split/Second I believe that was the better game and it came out around the same time as Blur. To me Blur was too much like Mario Cart but with regular car.
Ah yeah I mentioned this above. Split Second is a game I preferred. The cool environmental destruction stuff was amazing.
Burnout + Mario Kart = Blur
I really can't see anything Burnout in Blur. If you said it was Split/Second, then i would've agreed with you.
Almost platters both these racers. But Blur was awesome! Still pains me how Activision treated BC. Amother overlooked racer was Dirt Showdown. It kinda felt like a dlc upgrade to dirt 3, but it had moments of brilliance. Lots of SIM racers.....but other than Hot Pursuit; we need a new deep arcade racer!!!
I have played it and it was enjoyable back then.
All this game needed was a better drift mechanic, because turning in this game was quite stiff. You were better off ramming the corners. Other than that, nothing was more satisfying that launching a Mine forward and spinning an opponent out that was 800 feet ahead of you.
I played it, and still have it on Xbox 360. Miss the arcade style racer, almost a mix of Project Gotham and Mario Kart..lol
It was pretty good, definitely underplayed.
I'm glad I'm not the only one here that remembers this gem. More chaotic than Need for Speed but less unforgiving than Mario Kart. It's a damn shame that we'll likely never get a sequel since Bizarre is no longer around and Activision has such a disturbing hard-on for FPS's...
Had a blast on it did not know it was on steam will get it again only played the 360 version.
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