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.
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 ...
Excerpt: "...new outing for the classic Ridge Racer on PSP. Features: New Arcade, Duel and Survival modes in addition to the ==CANON== canon ==SONY== sony Nine new circuits, eight new cars and three new race modes mark a new outing for the classic Ridge Racer on PSP. Features: New Arcade, Duel and Survival modes in addition to the. Nine new circuits, eight new cars and three new race modes mark a new outing for the classic Ridge Racer on PSP. Features: ...
Ridge Racer 2 (PSP): When is a sequel not a sequel?
2 October 2007
Summary: When is a sequel not a sequel? Namco, a Japanese company, is one of the most respected developers among 'hardcore' gamers, but it seems even they can't turn down a simple opportunity for a rehash and some easy money. Ridge Racer 2 for the PSP is the sequel to the stunning PSP launch title, but it's one of the cheapest sequels I've ever seen. Theres no change! There's simply not enough new content to make the game a proper sequel.
Pros: Good fun for multiplayer mode, and still a GREAT racing game, but no change from RR1
Conclusion: I was used to playing r.r 4 on the psone and am kinda dissapointed with this one, because i liked it in r.r 4 where you had to choose a sponsor and got new cars from them. This game is just plain racing, which it does ok, but if you want a real racer i'd go for something else.
Summary: well first off the graphics are good. Only problem i've seen is the dark levels. the psp screens not very good at representing black scenes as theres too much artifacts(trail of black after object is passed). the music really stinks i know halo and zelda won awards for music and that there the best. but the music in this sounds like a high voltage wires been jammed in a systhesiser and the speratic noises that come out have been recored.
Summary: If you've NOT got Ridge Racer(1)for the PSP then get it, its a great game. This would have been a 5, BUT.... If you've ALREADY got Ridge Racer (1) for the PSP, then like me, when you get this, (probably) you can't help but be disappointed. This is an early review, only had it 2 days, but initial thoughts are ITS THE SAME GAME! the tracks and graphics (so far) are the same, nearly all the music is the same, the voice overs are the same, the menu graphics.
Excerpt: "...now played the much hyped ridge racer 2 I thought it was time I told the reviewing commuinity exactly what i thought of it. Its at this point I try to think of an interesting way to introduce the subject and to grab your attention about new gaming brilliance. However this time I don't feel like i really should put the effort in as it would be a very good reflection of the game designers behind Ridge Racer 2. The first PSP ridge racer title can ...
Pros: good graphics, controls, familiar settings
Cons: No Originality, All tracks / cars from previous games
Summary: Hallo! Ich möchte euch heute meine Erfahrungen mit dem Spiel Ridge Racer 2 auf der PSP beschreiben! Ich habe das Spiel Weihnachten 2007 zusammen mit meiner PSP bekommen. Damals war ich anfangs echt begeistert von dem Spiel. Die Grafik war für damalige Verhältnisse echt gut und auch die Autos sind echt schick, zu dem besitzen die Autos auch einen echt schönen und realistischen Sound. Wie schon gesagt ich war damals echt sehr zufrieden mit dem Spiel.