Summary: The Wipeout games have always served as a solid system showcase with their flashy graphics and impressive sense of speed, so Studio Liverpool's latest, Wipeout 2048 , makes for a nice launch title for the PlayStation Vita. Nice, but not easy. As with the other games in the series, this one's lovely looks reel you in. But then you're quickly hit with a lack of road resistance, too-fast movement, and the slight sense of motion sickness from all the swerving.
Summary: " WipEout 2048 " is a fantastic looking title. Speed, as well as an interesting (unspoken) narrative through the campaign, ensures that it will strike a cord with fans as well as being one of the most visually impressive launch titles. Some small issues with frame rate aside the only real complaint is the relative length and variety of the title compared to the (cheaper) home version.
Summary: When the Vita launch lineup was originally announced, the one title that really had us salivating at the thought of was Wipeout 2048 . Given our love for the PlayStation 3 ’s Wipeout HD and its Fury expansion pack, the promise of taking our face melting futuristic racing on the road with us was simply too tempting a prospect – but would our expectations prove to be unrealistic or would Studio Liverpool deliver the goods once more?
Excerpt: The Wipeout series is definitely a staple for Sony's console diet and there was no surprise from me when I learnt that Wipeout would be making its maiden debut on the PS Vita. Although reminiscent of previous Wipeout games, it's actually quite sturdy on the Vita, especially the control system which makes it quite fun to play.
Summary: Parents need to know that Wipeout 2048 is a futuristic fantasy racing game where players pilot extraordinarily fast hover cars armed with a variety of deadly weapons. Like most racing games, high-speed collisions simply result in lost time. Weapons -- rockets, machine guns, mines -- can damage and destroy the game’s cars, but vehicles respawn almost instantly.
Summary: With stunning graphics, strong tracks, and a great soundtrack, Wipeout 2048 is a solid launch offering for the PlayStation Vita, even if the load times will make you want to make you throw yourself in front of your own hovercraft.
Pros: Fantastic Soundtrack, Varied Tracks with Multiple Paths, Good Assists for Newer Players, Great Multiplayer Options
Cons: Load Times Are Very Long, Touch/Accelerometer Controls Are Poor, Some Framerate Drops