Platform: Xbox 360, PC, PS3
Gamers with fond memories of Mario Kart might want to take a look at Bizarre Creation's Blur. It's an arcade racing game where players use power ups to take out other racers. These include mines, bolts and shocks or as they were known in the Nintendo game; banana peels, green shells and blue shells. However, Blur is not a cartoon. It incorporates real world locations and vehicles which can be modified.
The game also feels inspired by lots of other games too. There's an online ranking system with unlocks and challenges like Call of Duty's and a world tour mode similar to those in more serious racing games like Forza.
The single player mode is fun for a few hours but there's no real depth to it; who needs the ability to reverse anyway? And considering this is a racing game - a genre renowned for cutting edge effects - the graphics and soundtrack are generic at best. Where Blur really shines is in the split screen and multiplayer modes. Large online races are a frenzy of power ups and carnage and, like Nintendo's famous racer, the game is best played with friends.
Rent or Buy: Rent
Game Play: 3/5
Replay Value: 3/5
Reviewed By: Bryan Collins