The game is ok. I always contend that Burnout 3 was the greatest Burnout ever made out of all the Burnouts. This one doesn't come close to it, but it offers a few new things that the old Burnouts never had (free roaming around the city, a choice of what races or events you want to do to obtain a new license, and the PC version lets you restart the events in the middle of them which I heard the console versions did not have). So...it's not a terrible game, but it does leave much to be desired, esp on the multiplayer side. Party mode (aka the Party Pack) is a joke in my opinion and isn't fun at all. But hey...it's for PC, and that's a start. Personally I wish they'd just release Burnout 3 for the PC. But maybe they will either patch or expand Paradise to include a better party mode in the future (bring back stunt crashes in party mode like in 3!!). I haven't tried the online mode yet, but what's the point. I got the game to play with my friends that come over, not to play online.
So, great single player experience, but poor multiplayer experience (excluding online play of course which I might try next week).