Summary: Overall, Saw 2 brings together some of the most clever and graphic puzzle ideas from the movies while incorporating ideas from other survival horror titles. While not everything in Saw 2 is exciting all the time, and a lot of the puzzles are repetitive, it still offers a fair amount of enjoyment for anyone wanting a quick horror fix.
Pros: Creepy Atmosphere, Some puzzles offer a mental workout, You never know what danger lurks around the corner
Cons: More simplistic puzzles can get repetitive, Weapons are worthless, Taking damage makes the screen murky and it's impossible to see
Excerpt: The Saw video game series is doing exactly what the film franchise portended -- it's being lightly updated for a sequel within a year of the previous release, while still delivering insane violence and brain-bending puzzles.
Excerpt: Oh, my Lord! wipEout HD is what the wipEout series has been trying to be from the beginning. Imagine the same high-paced action and uber-chic graphical interface that the wipEout series is known for, but with ultra-realistic and very, very highly detailed vehicles and environments. We're talking 1080p, here... finally, a HD version of the game that has been begging for high definition since it was conceived.
Excerpt: We can't help but get excited about a new WipEout. We know the series had a troubled time on PS2, but recent PSP games have been brilliant and zooming around futuristic tracks in super high-tech racing craft takes us right back to the beginnings of the PlayStation - one of the most exciting times to be a gamer. So, the first WipEout on PS3 understandably has us and many others rather hot under the collar.
Excerpt: There’s something to be said for getting what you expect. It may not hit you with surprises or feel like a reinvention of the wheel, but it fits like a comfortable pair of shoes you forgot about in the back of your closet. As soon as you see them, you remember what you were doing when you last wore them and exactly how they’ll feel. You slip them on and yup, just like you remembered. For Sony, WipEout is kind of like that pair of shoes.
Excerpt: It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Wipeout title on a home console. In fact, the last one was the warmly received Wipeout Fusion for the PS2. After a few newer releases on the PSP, Sony Liverpool has brought the venerable racing series back to its roots, releasing it as a PSN downloadable title, and at a budget price of $20.
Excerpt: WipEout has always been one of those games that confidently falls into the ‘cool’ category each and every time. With its orgy of breakneck speed, futuristic race craft, neon environments, modish hoardings and a soundtrack that would make Ministry of Sound proud, it’s cooler than a polar bear’s toenails (or so the kids would tell you, at least). Spruced up with a splash of Cell power, WipEout HD finally races onto the track after some fairly lengthy delays.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Elegant, finely tuned and - at twelve Limey quids - devilishly cheap, WipEout HD is the PSN's high point thus far, not to mention the best-looking downloadable game we've laid eyes on. Miss this at your peril.