Digital Chumps: "I'm not sure if anyone's noticed, but arcade style racers seem to be edging out their more simulation-flavored counterparts. Forza 2 came off as tedious, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue was arguably overpriced and failed to hold my interest, and Need for Speed: Pro Street (remember NFS inexplicably alternates between arcade/sim every year) disappointed just about everyone who played it. Burnout Paradise, on the other hand, sucked me in like no other racer has in the last five years. When all was said and done, I had dropped 80+ hours into completing the single player section and destroying the online portion of Paradise City. Burnout's new open world approach really grabbed me, so I was delighted to see Midnight Club: Los Angeles was taking a similar direction with its latest iteration."