That it's available to anyone with a broadband connection for an extremely reasonable price point instantly places Wipeout HD in the must-buy/must-have category for anyone who considers themselves a fan of high-quality, high-speed, white-knuckle racing.
The visually and sonically brilliant Wipeout series is given a HD facelift and some additional modes to compliment the excellent challenge-ladder system introduced in Pulse. Perhaps a little too tough for the casual gamer, but Wipeout veterans will relish the new challenge.
Как фанат серии скажу, что в этой части разработчики разошлись не на шутку. Начиная от графической составляющей до музыкального сопровождения! В этой игре идеально все! Разработчики настолько тщательно подошли к поставленной задаче, что переплюнуть и собрать, что либо подобное вряд ли у кого-нибудь получится. Повторюсь, коммерция убивает великих разработчиков и лучшие студии, которые были не просто частью Playstation с самого начала, но и тем костяком, которые относились к созданию игр с особым трепетом и душой! Всем пис!
WipEout HD may not make the huge industry-changing impact it once did, but this is the most accessible entry to date (delivery method aside), and easily one of the most impressive technical demonstrations on the PS3.
The sound, graphics, and presentation of this game are absolutely fantastic. For aesthetics it gets full credit completely. You can read about those anywhere, so I won't go into detail.
Unfortunately, it's a game you have to get into and learn fanatically to have any chance at winning. This would be great if I had to develop a skill set - I go nuts for deep and difficult games, like Demon's Souls for example, that make you concentrate and get better to win. But memorizing tracks is pure tedium, not any kind of creative design choice, and that's all the challenge comes down to. Whether or not you know what's coming up, and if you can run the track perfectly enough for that gold to advance to the next track, which you'll have to memorize in the exact same way. There's no depth at all to the skill, it's just whether or not you know exactly what to do for that particular track.
With some leeway and better difficulty options it would have been so much better to me, but as it is it's only for those who want to devote their lives to it for a few weeks. And that's why you haven't heard of it more, because it's impossibly difficult, and who wants to go through that just to win a game?
Mildly entertaining, a good diversion from disc-based games. Ive definitely played better racers before, and I'm sure i will play more in the future. Graphics are ok, but not great. Weapons are somewhat fun. Not really my genre of game. Vehicles have barely any variety, they all handle pretty well the same and look the same as well.
This is not the best Wipeout game in the series. This game is in no way better than Wip3out on PSone in terms of gameplay, level design, sound or graphics. It is a hodgepodge of the different Wipeouts. I felt it was average and not rewarding in the end.
Gameplay wise, the level design and physics aren't polished. The ships don't feel like planes anymore and are more stuck to the track. Up and down controls on the joystick does almost nothing, whereas in Wip3out they were required to get a good time. With the blatantly cheating pilot assist option this ceases to be a game. A mentally challenged person with a candy bar in their hand could win with this on. No Wipeout game should have pilot assist. Unfortuneate its required for some of the final levels in which the computer almost cheats, then final levels become blatantly easy.
The new Zone and Shooting modes are so easy as to be useless filler. If they had increased the difficulty or expanded on them more it could have added to the game. Zone battle is so bizarre I'm not sure its a game. I never lost.
The graphics aren't quite as focused as other games, but some of the cell shading and gradients are excellent. There is also good use of 3d forms. Regular Textures and off track scenery are kind of poor, and not very conceptual like Wip3outs mega mall and industrial zones etc. Ship Design was excellent however.
The sound design is okay, but the music selection is very bad. It is so grating to the ear and so violent that it doesn't match with the games graphical feel. I had to use my own songs. I felt the music was really poor. There are still some dynamic sound issues, like the music being stuck muted when your ship is low on damage.
Lastly the game froze during loading once and I don't know why. So there are still glitches somewhere.
I got this game for free, and it is only so-so. I can't recommend anyone playing this when Wip3out is still the better game in the series.
I played this game round my friend's house last week, and it was a terrible F-Zero clone. The graphics (obviously) are better than F-Zero, but overall it is bad. The controls are under average, for the most part they are fine, but my vehicle kept stopping, even though I didn't let go of the button.
Summary[Playstation Network] Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action in full-1080p High Definition running at60-frames-per-second on PS3. Featuring a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the wipEout franchise, wipEout HD offers meticulously crafted and fully rewor...