Excerpt: If you've played any of the Wipeout games on the PSP, then you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Wipeout HD. In fact, you'll know exactly what to expect. Wipeout HD gets its ships, tracks, and gameplay straight out of Wipeout Pure and Wipeout Pulse, so as its name states, it really is Wipeout, but in HD.
Excerpt: Wipeout is a futuristic anti gravity race game where the ships follow defined circuits at break neck speed. The game, which has a history on the Playstation consoles, merges tracks from the PSP titles of Wipeout Pure and Pulse but with added features and a HD sheen which makes it look, sound and feel good. The result is a package which ticks many boxes for Wipeout purists and new players alike and is readily accessible.
Conclusion: Sword of the Stars was never an easy game and A Murder of Crows does not change that in any way. For 4X fans however, the game has a lot to offer and Kerberos has worked tirelessly to please its fans. Expanding the Sword of the Stars universe for the second time is no easy feat but the developers have pulled it off very well indeed. That is not to say you should all run out now and buy the game. Expansion packs are often something of a letdown for me.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Many PS3 owners have been waiting for Wipeout HD for quite some time. Initially announced during E3 in 2007, gamers were promised to be blazing through Wipeout’s futuristic locales by the end of that year. Now, in late 2008, after numerous developmental setbacks, Wipeout HD has finally found its way onto the PSN. And the wait was well worth it.
Excerpt: I have not once had a bad experience with the Wipeout series. The games have always had a certain aesthetic to them that seems to pop. The futuristic racing series has a certain look, sound and feel that has always popped whenever you play them.
Excerpt: It's been one of the most highlighted and covered PlayStation 3 games since its announcement, and it's been in development for just about two years. We first heard word of a PS3 WipeOut game last February, but Sony wouldn't confirm it until a few months later. Well, after an endless wait filled with delays, WipeOut HD has finally surfaced on the PlayStation Network, and it is easily the best damn $20 you can spend for your PlayStation 3.