Excerpt: now comes with several story modes and "car manufacturers." The story modes come in the form of the team you'll be racing with. After choosing your team, you get to choose your car sponser, who will supply you with a newer and better set of wheels as you race for victory. Of course, the teams each have their own difficulty and a new set of courses to race behind them. The car sponsers come in two driving types: Grip and Drift.
Excerpt: The fourth installment in the Ridge Racer series has been released. The game is also being hailed as one of the greatest racers yet, and it is. Ridge Racer games are based on cars that were created by Namco, so you will never see a Corvette, Ferrari or any other "real-life" sports car.
Excerpt: R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 is a very pretty game. While the cars themselves come in a close second to Gran Turismo in appearance, the racetracks are very detailed and beautiful. Also, they hold together perfectly as fast as you can go. I didn't see any pop-in at all. The music is very uptempo... and very Namco. Everywhere you look, you'll see reference to Namco games of years gone by.
Excerpt: When the original Ridge Racer was released on the then newborn PlayStation, it impressed me as a graphical wonder and was an excellent showcase for the system. However, I was then a Nintendo loyalist so I didn't admit my opinion of the game too loudly. In fact, I avoided the game and the PlayStation like the plague.
Excerpt: Though today's market is inundated with racing titles, it was Namco's translation of the arcade game Ridge Racer that began it all on the PlayStation in 1995. Followed by Ridge Racer Revolution and then Rage Racer, the series has not been updated in over a year — setting the stage for this year's Ridge Racer Type 4.
Conclusion: Bottom line: Der er en helstøbt fornemmelse over R4 , lige fra introen over designet til selve gameplayet. På trods af, at vi har set det hele før, fomår R4 at være en næsten perfekt hybrid af seriens andre spil, og derved har Namco nået sit mål. Er man fan af traditionelle racerspil (dvs. med biler), bør man ikke undlade at placere R4 side om side med brødrene Gran Turismo og Colin McRae Rally – omend de er af forskellig hudfarve, er de alligevel i familie.
Conclusion: Se algum dia você receber a visita de seres de outro planeta, chame-os para algumas partidas de Ridge Racer Type 4. Não há melhor representação gamística dos talentos artísticos dos seres humanos. E se os gráficos, musica e jogabilidade impecáveis não forem qualidades suficientes para você adorar um jogo, então compre Ridge Racer Type 4 pelo Sex-appeal de Reiko Nagase!
Pros: Músicas excelentes. Mistura estilos como Drum’n’bass e Acid Jazz. Perfeitos para a pilotagem virtual;, Jogabilidade mais fácil que tirar o doce de uma criança;, Reiko Nagase. Que belo amontoado de pixels em forma de mulher!;
Cons: Faltam maiores estímulos para jogar após completar as pistas do modo Grand Prix;, Usa as vibrações mas não usa o controle analógico do Dual Shock.