Summary: Namco has put together the ultimate Ridge Racer compilation for PSP owners. GAMEPLAY: Ridge Racer games have always been about driving fast and power sliding around turns. Ridge Racer for the PSP is no different. Essentially a compilation of Ridge Racers past, it's an excellent choice for long-time fans of the series and newcomers. The meat of the gameplay comes in the World Tour mode. This mode is divided up into several tours in different classes.
Summary: Great Launch Title!!! I have virtually every Ridge Racer release starting on the Playstation console (don't have the N64 release) up through the PSP (no X box 360 release yet) and enjoy all these titles immensely. Ridge Racer IV was my first title that I played, and certainly my favorite. (Especially the soundtrack, see below!) This title is certainly impressive, especially for a handheld version. I am quite impressed with this offer up.
Conclusion: A very exciting game, and very much worth a rental and even a buy at the right price. Once you get used to powersliding (which doesn't take long) it has a great feel. It is very much an 'arcade' racing game, so don't expect simulation style control. You start at the back of the pack and all the other cars are slower than you to give you the opportunity to become first before all three laps have been raced.
Summary: I loved this game even though I still haven't finished playing it. I don't really bother playing for new rewards and stuff, I just play the Single Races and the little extra game they have with the annoying music! Graphics are great, music is really good, even though the volume is a bit low(as stated in my PSP review) but overall I give it a 4/5. I really do recommend this game for car-racing lovers.
Summary: This is the first game I bought for the PSP and it's a great one. It really shows off the power of the system, the sound is incredible, the graphics jaw dropping, and it's immensely playable. One minor gripe though is that the basic tour is waaaaaay too easy. Your car easily outpaces anything else on the track and finishing in first place, a mile up the road from the competition in all 30-odd races is no problem at all.
Summary: the problem of this game is this.. simply by deliberately drifting the car, you can avoid hitting the boundary, hence the reduction of speed.. although drifting too recklessly could slow you down.. but a well managed but a bit aimless drifting can help avoiding penalty.. and put your car back onto the right direction and track... which i think is a flaw... this makes the game a bit easlier to finish..