Excerpt: It took Namco quite a while, but they’ve finally released a new Ridge Racer game. The previous one, Ridge Racer V, was in fact a PlayStation 2 launch title, and we all know how long that has been. With this PSP release, Namco wants to give their franchise a fresh new start.
Excerpt: A PlayStation launch wouldn't be complete without a new Ridge Racer game, and thankfully Namco has kept with tradition. Ridge Racer is actually a compilation of sorts, bringing together tracks from the series' history (meaning the Japanese name of Ridge Racers was far more suitable) and squeezing...
Excerpt: It’s become something of a tradition for the release of a new Sony console to be accompanied by a Ridge Racer game. And what finer venue for Namco’s ever popular, drift-obsessed arcade classic than the shiny, widescreen PSP.
Summary: Injecting the PSP launch with an incredible
adrenaline rush, Namco's brilliant Ridge Racer features more than 20 different
courses from many previous Ridge Racer titles. The game's new World Tour mode
offers a stunning amount of depth and challenge.
Conclusion: Namco made some good network game play via the PSP wireless networking so you can race against other ridge Racer PSP gamers but they only included Ad Hoc mode and did not include internet based Infrastructure mode.
Excerpt: Genre: Racing Publisher: Namco Developer: Sony Release Date: March 21, 2005 Buy 'RIDGE RACER': PSP A Ridge Racer title has been available with the release of every Sony system, becoming a tradition of sorts.
Excerpt: There are several reasons why this is a very good game, but none of the ones that apply here have ever been enough for me to really enjoy a good racing game in the past. So why now? Perhaps it has something to do with how well
Summary: When Sony launches a system you can rest assured that Namco will be releasing a game alongside it. It was one of the key titles that brought the original PlayStation to the mainstream, one of key titles at the PS2 launch and now, game to have for the PlayStation Portable.