Day 20 - Racing Game
I have never been a connoisseur of racing games but I remember picking up Burnout 3 for the first time and just not being able to put it down. Maybe it's the fact that I've never exactly been competitive and don't really care about the realism of the racing or the actual skill involved, I just want to go really fast. So I always enjoyed the arcade racers like Outrun but can never be very good at Gran Turismo no matter how many times I devote myself to it.
In Burnout 3 you don't just go fast, you get to crash into guys, and are rewarded for being dangerous; getting boost for driving on the wrong side of the road, going as fast as you can or breaking someone into a wall. All of the things other racing games sort of politely ask you to try to avoid doing. I also prefer the straightforward levels of this one to Paradise and the latter Need for Speed. It's easy to pick up and just play a match without driving around a city. Even Burnout Revenge seemed like a step back, making it so you could crash into traffic at no cost, taking away ghat danger and risk reward.
But on top of that, there's crash mode, where you're encouraged to find the best way to wreak as much carnage as you can in a single intersection. Crash into oncoming traffic, blow up at the right time and see how many dollars of destruction you can build. Burnout 3 isn't serious, but it's damn fun. It's got a killer licensed soundtrack on top of all that too!
Don't remaster Need For Speed Hot Pursuit as good as that game is, remaster this one instead.