is the ultimate powered-up racing experience, dropping you into
electrified action with a mass of cars targeting the finish line and
battling each other as they trade paint in both single player and
multiplayer action. Travel the globe from LA and San Francisco to Spain,
the UK and more to take on the best the streets have to offer. Utilize
an arsenal of powerups like nitro speed boosts, shock attacks, defensive
shields, and landmines to beat your rivals across the finish line. You
choose how and when to use your arsenal of powerups for ultimate impact
in a race where the outcome is never certain. |
Story In Blur
the storyline plays out in the single player campaign. Here players
assume the role of an up-and-coming racer who is looking to make a name
for himself in the underground racing scene, but the competition is
fierce. As you take on the series of races, you'll meet a bunch of
recurring characters. Some of these characters will be rivals, others
perhaps will act as mentors, and some may be something else entirely.
The only thing that is certain in the world of Blur is that in a race there are winners and losers, and racers will do anything to reach the finish line first.
| Arcade style racing. View larger. |
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| Realistic damage and beautiful in-game environments. View larger. |
| Tons of locations and 50+ licensed cars. View larger. |
Although filled with the beautifully elaborate racing environments,
realistic damage effects and a long list of available cars usually only
found in simulation racers, Blur is an arcade racer through and
through. Its single player campaign revolves around the game's Career
Mode, while in multiplayer there are additional options, including
customizable cooperative and competitive races. In both of these though
the second-to-second, fast-paced action is in the wealth of
powerups strewn throughout the track. These are addictive in their use
and dramatic and devastating when used against opposing racers. With
each successive race that players engage in they will use their
collection of powerups to engage in vehicular combat of all sorts as
they make their way to the finish. The game employs a fictional in-game
social networking system allowing communication between drivers, and
through this a way for players to establish alliances, find mentors and
get familiar with the tactics of opponents. Monetary rewards are
accumulated by drivers not only for success in competition, but by
generous fans earned during races and for predetermined side challenges
within races, proposed by those same fans. With the cash accumulated
through all these, players can buy new cars and upgrade their ability to
use powerups and keep their career going.
Powerups An impressive array of powerups are part and parcel to the vehicular combat that takes place Blur.
These are spread across each of the game's tracks and for the most part
can be used at any time. Drivers start out with the ability to sock
away up to two of these, but with success players can upgrade to add
additional slots and even increase the potency of the powerups that they
have. Powerups in the game include:
- Shock - An electromagnetic pulse that homes in on the nearest car or packs of cars, surrounding you.
- Barge - An energy wave weapon designed to be unleashed at close range to hurl enemy drivers off course.
- Shunt - A forward firing projectile that can be used to bring you closer to competitors or blast them out of the way.
- Nitro - A short, powerful speed boost designed to get the driver back in contention when he/she falls behind.
- Mines - Explosive devices dropped out on to the track that blow apart any car that runs them over.
- A way to regain health without making a pit stop at a repair shop.
Unlike other powerups, these are used instantly instead of being stored
for later use.
Multiplayer Support and Game ModesBlur
is designed from the ground up to provide an enthralling multiplayer
experience both online and offline. Online players with enjoy support
for up to 20 player races, while local offline play features 2-4 player,
four-way split screen support through a single console and up to 20
player support via system link console configurations. Within races
players will have the choice to play either competitively and
cooperative, in a variety of play modes that offer a mix of
customization and automation. Just a few of the race parameters that can
be customized are locale, car class and number of racers. Players can
also choose to let the game handle the specifics of race particulars
with World Tour mode, which will string together race after race
randomly, allowing friends to simply concentrate on the fun.
Tracks and Cars The gameworld of Blur
contains an impressive array of tracks and cars. Players can expect to
pile up the powerups and put the pedal to the metal across tracks set
throughout 14 real cities and other locations throughout the world, each
of these featuring recognizable streets and landmarks. Just a few of
these include, London, San Francisco, Barcelona and Los Angeles. The
game is also filled with over 50 fully licensed cars, unlockable and
purchasable throughout the game.
- Collect a variety of addictive dynamic powerups and use them
independently or combo them strategically to take out your opponents.
- Real Racing
- Dramatic collisions, realistic damage, stunning racing environments,
real world locations and more than 50 licensed photo-realistic cars from
the top manufacturers around the world.
- Social Network -
Unique story-driving social network interface evolves as you compete in
different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with
other racers both in game and in real life.
- Multiplayer Support
- Features online multiplayer supporting competitive and cooperative
game play for up to 20 racers and 4 player split-screen multiplayer in
local offline play.
- Multiple Reward System - Players can
receive cash rewards to be used in-game in multiple ways including:
winning races, gifts from in-game fans, and by completing fan determined