Summary: So, my appreciation of the Wipeout Series actually began with the two PSP titles (Pulse and Pure), which are great games. I understand that the PS2 Fusion was a significant departure in the series from the previous Wipeout games. However, I have never played those games and can only judge it as a stand alone game or in comparison with the PSP sequels; in either measurement, I really enjoy this game.
Summary: Wipeout Fusion has been hailed as the game that killed the Wipeout franchise. Before Fusion, Wipeout 3 killed the Wipeout franchise. Before 3, there was criticism by the hardcore race gamers of Wipeout XL. If you play each game in order, you see that the series has evolved from a slick, mean physics simulation to an arcade game. For that reason, and not having the Design Republic's neo-deco billboards floating around the tracks, this game got flushed by the fans.
Summary: Great game, with awesome graphics. But don't play on a big screen T.V. for to long without any asprin. You are going really fast, around 100-300 MPH, or more. It takes a while to unlock the other tracks, and there are a lot of weapons that you and your opponents can use.
Summary: While I won't say this the best Wipeout game ever made I will say it's very, VERY close to being the one. This game will definitely have you on the edge of your seat. For those of you not familiar with the franchise I'll just say a few things. GET FAMILAR! The Wipeout game series is all about high octane arcade racing.
Summary: i have to preface this by saying i have a newer PS2 and i have finished the first 10 AG races though i am still less than 30% done with the game they say. first i would like to respond to all the "hugely disappointed" wipeout fans out there. please stop "sighing" and whining. i ordered this game and then read the bad reviews here and i was torn up about the game being junk but when i got in it turns out that Wipeout Fusion is still SONY's franchise player so take heart...
Summary: ... there's something about it that has made me dump just about 150 hours of play time into it (according to the clock on my first saved game, and not including others). Fusion is odd because, although it is not the best of the series, and although it feels slightly disjointed and out of place in the franchise, it still affords me an immense amount of fun, as evidenced by the hours I've wracked up.
Summary: why did you do this to us. BAM Enterainment you are horrible at recreating sequels to games. The whole wipeout series is a wonderful anti-gravity racing simulation experience. Wipeout started it all when talking about extreme racing. This game is ok......def not what i expected. I expected the same hard beats in (like wipeout 3's under the influence by the chemical brothers) but instead i get alot of weak music except maybe 5 of them and im a music producer.