I picked it up the other day. It's basically Burnout Paradise 2, but the map isn't as big as that game. Fighting off the cops while trying to win a race is a lot of fun, but the game definitely isn't easy. I've found myself losing on some of the easier races. It's got rubberband a.i., so the computer is gonna catch up to you no matter if you wreck them or not. That keeps the races pretty intense though.
Online is good. The matchmaking system loads you into a room where the computer randomly gives you the option to race, team race, speedtrap or do challenges. The only thing with the challenges is that there aren't as many to do as in Burnout Paradise and they don't count towards any goal. You just do them to do them. The racing online is the shit though. If you get in a good room where people do the objective it's all good. Sometimes people just want to play bumper cars between rounds and that shit gets old quick.