Conclusion: wait this is ment to be a sequal? then where are all the bloody extras and new content there is nothing new in this game so basically all NAMCO have done is re-release the first game but with a 2 in the logo and no new extras but why 3/5 well it is still a very fun game to play so it's worth getting if you don't own the first game but if you do you will be hugely disapointed.
Summary: This game is just an update of Ridge Racer 1 It shares the same game engine, user interace and game design as the previous title, and includes almost all of the elements, cars, and tracks of its predecessor though out the Ridge Racer Series since Playstation One Era. List of Updated content: Instead of 24 Tracks (12 unique tracks and the same 12 trcaks in reverse) from Ridge Racer 1, Ridge Racer 2 has 9 x 2 = 18 more tracks than Ridge Racer 1 including same tracks in...
Summary: The scenaries are pretty and the cars are quite realistic. There are no lags do to the psp capabilities. I will recomend to buy this one or the 1st version, I have played them both and see no diference other than new places to run.
Summary: This is the sequel to the first RR and the second one to appear of Playstation Portable. The first thing you'll notice when you boot up RR2 in your PSP is that it looks totally the same: the menu, the music, the hud, the male voiceover, the tracks and the cars are all the same. But, the game does offer a few new tracks, music, cars and two new game mode: Dual - which is a one-on-one race and Survival - whoever is last place after each lap gets eliminated.
Excerpt: Ridge Racer 2 is, it has to be said, a bit of a reviewer's nightmare. Like nineties survival-horror redux Resident Evil: Director's Cut, it replicates the content of its illustrious predecessor to such a degree that it's left with few distinguishing characteristics of its own. So it's paradoxically a game that is totally essential (at least to those who haven't sampled the first PSP instalment), yet represents poor value and a complete lack of ambition from Namco.
Excerpt: Ridge Racer 2 is, it has to be said, a bit of a reviewer’s nightmare. Like nineties survival-horror redux Resident Evil: Director’s Cut , it replicates the content of its illustrious predecessor to such a degree that it’s left with few distinguishing characteristics of its own. So it’s paradoxically a game that is totally essential (at least to those who haven’t sampled the first PSP instalment), yet represents poor value and a complete lack of ambition from Namco.
Summary: In 2006, a year after the release of their first PSP game, Namco returned with their Ridge Racer series. Here we have Ridge Racer 2, complete with disc, manual, and a front cover with a car in front of a blue-fading-into-white background...?!...Look, I've written a lot of reviews! It's hard work coming up with snappy intros all the time, OK?! After you've tried the old-skool Rally-X game and watched the RR2 intro you're taken to the main menu.
Summary: I'll keep this short. Ridge Racer 2 on the PSP is a fantastic game. I don't own the first one, but apparently there's not much new for those who've got it. I, however, find this to be an exhilarating, bouncing 3am trip. It's all about the flow, and making your sense go, 'woah'. I love the arcade-styled gameplay; sliding in and out of corners, nitrous-blasting my way past opponents whilst the summer-beach commentator gets all excited.