Burnout Paradise Fanpoll results: Crash Mode
The results for last week's Burnout Paradise fanpoll are in, and we're actually a little surprised. For those that don't recall, we asked how gamers felt about the treatment of Crash Mode in Burnout Paradise. While previous iterations of Burnout had dedicated Crash Modes with pre-designed courses, Burnout Paradise introduces Showtime, which essentially allows players to turn any crash into an impromptu Crash Mode. So how did our readers feel about Showtime? Find out after the break.
As you can see, the result is fairly split. One thing is immediately clear though, the majority of players would prefer a dedicated Crash Mode than the current Showtime model, with only 21.3% of readers voting that they were happy with the current system. Exactly how Crash Mode should be addressed though is a different matter. 46.1% of readers would like to see a return of the traditional Crash Mode complete with pre-designed courses. 32.6% of readers would like to see Crash Mode worked into the traffic signal system employed by Burnout Paradise. In other words, traffic signals should include special crash events in addition to the various racing and stunt modes. Those who disliked Showtime complained that it felt "artificial" or boring -- our favorite comment described it as "more like Katamari than crash mode" -- and some even said that the exclusion of Crash Mode meant they wouldn't be purchasing Burnout Paradise at all. Those that like Showtime cite the insane amount of damage that can be caused and that they enjoy trying to best their own records.
Update: We had some issues with the polling system. They've been corrected and the poll results are shown above.