Semi-realistic but entertaining
The best way I can describe the concept of Blur is, a Mario Cart for adults. What I mean by that is the game plays like a regular racing game but than you get powerups like boosts and things to shoot at other players. The basicas of the game are pretty realistic. The cars look great with stats that are similar (I assume) to the attributes of the actual cars, the locations are actual places like San Francisco, L.A. Tokyo, etc, and the driving physics are very life-like. This is where the Realism stops however. There are crazy powerups like shock fields, lightning bolts, homing energy blasts, and forcefields to name a few. This makes the game fun for people who like an arcade feel to their racing games. The graphics are great, the online multi-player is fun, and playing with friends locally is a blast too. Overall, great game, but keep in mind it won't be as realistic as Gran Turismo or even Need for Speed.
I was very skeptical on purchasing this game considering I'm really not a huge fan of racing games, but I am glad I made the leap because this game is worth every penny. Everything from the intense 20 player multiplayer races to the huge variety of tracks and vehicles, this game will keep you going for hours on end. There are some occasional lag hiccups online but nothing to ruin the game. Another great feature about the game is the ability to stay with the same lobby of people as long as you want, the game even features a lobby leader board for when you want to see how well your doing against your peers. There isn't much on the customizing side other then changing your paint color and style (metallic, pearl ect). There are however mods you can assign to your vehicle before each race which grant you anywhere from increased durability, to gaining a nitro after each lap. All in all Blur is a great game and I highly recommend it to anyone that craves a high action, intensive racer.
This game is simply awesome for a number of reasons. For me (and hopefully you) it is a perfect combination of real licensed cars and fun elements like power ups and modifications. Unlike so many other racing games with licensed cars everyone has a chance. Despite how much money you spend on dlc or how long you have been playing the playing field can be even and everyone can have a chance to finish in the top 3 or 4, if you choose the right combination of vehicle and modifications (kind of like the equivalent of a perk for call of duty). The vehicle variety is unparalleled. Everything from a rusty old VW Bug and Ford Pick-up to the token luxury and sports cars like Audi, Camaro, Corvette, Mustang etc. Cusomtizers probably won't be too happy with the variations behing limited to just paint jobs, but the gameplay itsef is enough to make up for that. All around the best variety of cars, tracks, and special racing enhancement elements for the next gen systems I've seen yet.
Great game! Difficult, fun, DIFFERENT :D
I play games of all varieties and i gotta say for a racing game it packs punch and energy. The game play is semi difficult and a bit of a challenge which is probably one of the best parts. Got to think of a Mario Kart only more adult like and much better. The online is awesome the vehicles look great the driving is very well done but my favourite part is you can have 20 people on a race or 2 and either is rather chaotic and very fun. I havent tried split screen coop on it but i would imagine it being pretty awesome. The singleplayer campaign is well done and features sorts of variety to keep it interesting. The only issue would be the medium difficulty compares to most games hard mode and the easy is similar to a medium difficulty of most driving games. In most of the npcs are easy to pass but.. the front guy on the other hand is rather difficult leaving there still to be a challenge yet your able to progress through the game. I've enjoyed this game very much and there seems to be quite a bit of life to it =)
Blur has us hooked
The Blur demo is great, the first time I played it I was hooked. Being a demo, the anticipation of the full game continues to grow on you the longer you play. More tracks, more cars and being able to use the rest of the perks that aren't unlocked in the demo should put this game on the top of anyone's list who likes driving fast, causing chaos and never knowing what the outcome will be. As for overall game play, this game pretty much hit the nail on the head with the control-ability of the vehicles. Rear wheel drive cars tend to break loose in corners, great for gamers who like to be able to drift, while the front wheel drive cars are noticeably more stable but cant take turns as aggressively or quickly. If you have not yet tried this game demo, picture mario kart with nfs graphics on steroids. It is extremely addictive and competitive, I have noticed even when you don't win it makes you want to play more. I give this game 4 stars out of 5
Well i had a decision, split second or blur, i played demos for both and went ahead and rented both after deciding it was too close. And my choice was obvios, blur! its awesome, lots of powerups, tracks, REAL vehicles, and just fun to play, after it was made by the people who made pgr but its even better than that series. the menus are really cool too, had a geometry wars feel, after all bizzare also made those games. but down to the point its very good, long lasting, and just plain fun. and even better is there are plans for dlc in the futuree even though this game has enough content to last you a looooooonnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg time, due to one on ones have demands to be met, which are also fun to try and do, and you can redo races to get lights, and fans which help leevel you up and unlock better cars, which you dont even have to buy, you just use what you need.
This game is a modern day mario cart. Worth every penny! Online play is wonderful expect for the few flying cars when lagging. This is game has all the cars you wish you could drive along with the boom any guy loves. It has different ways to play for different types of players for an example if you are aggressive you can choose to modify your car to help you attack others more aggressively. You might be the type who drives a bit more on the defensive side so equip the power ups that can prolong your shield or even steal the power up that someone else threw at you at throw it right back at them to have a taste of there own medicine. Playing split screen is a little hard due to the fact that you need to focus on a small squares when chaos is going on but its nothing that i would not buy the game over due to the multiplayer online being so awesome. This game is a must buy for everyone. See you on the track!
For any kind of gamer
Truely any awsome game for anyone trying to have fun you dont need to the be the best at racing games to play this game and online is good but there is alot alot of cheaters online they only use nitros and ride the walls instead of actually trying to make the turn
This game was very fun until I got the perfect circle scratch on it. The multiplayer is great. There are a ton of cars to unlock. DON'T SCATCH IT!!!
The online competition for Blur is wicked smart.
Blur is the first game I have ever preordered from Gamestop. The advertising appeal was captivating, the beta version that was available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace was tremendous fun and challenging- also my first beta-, I played the beta from day one, and I got the disc on day one of its release. I haven't gone a week without playing it. If you're one for Burnout Revenge or similar Burnout titles, Blur was my replacement for BR, and I really haven't gone back since.
The single player Blur experience is decent, but the AI is mostly random stupidity, especially when it comes to launching power-ups. The main opponents always get a handicap boost despite the difficulty setting. Most of the Achievements for Blur can be won on the easy setting. The main draw for Blur is, as I stated, that it is very difficult when you are on the track with the best of the best. But that's how you learn to race and fight with balance, like a game of chess on wheels. Never give up, even when there's 6 shunts with iron fist pounding down your neck. Nitro, shield, nitro. Shield. Learn from every mistake. Outsmart. Outwin.
It's really a shame that Bizarre Creations never had the resources to create DLC for this title. That is a constant topic of conversation across Xbox chat in racing lobbies. What is even worse is that this game was the downfall of Bizarre Creations, and that development studio is no longer in existence. It was due to competing games released in the same season of 2010. The release date was not thought out well, and I believe that a little more time could have been spent on removing glitches that only become noticeable when Blur is played online for months, and different things happen, such as no audio, or intermittent audio, or no road noise, or the inability to grab power-ups(rare)... or even being kicked back a lap by a loop on the track.
For a pumped racing, hardcore car, arcade style battle, non-simulation, in-your-face-insane action game on Xbox 360, I give Blur a 9.95. I wouldn't mind if a Blur 2 ever happened to come into existence, but I will always have Blur to perfect.