Excerpt: With the arrival of the PSP, many games are soon to follow, but one question still remains. Are they any good? In this review I will look at WipEout purE, arguably, the best game to hit the handheld scene. Following a lackluster showing by it\'s predecessor, Wipeout Fusion, Studio Liverpool has greatly improved the game, removing uneccessary features and returning to what made Wipeout a great game.
Excerpt: It sounds like the perfect match, the WipEout series – itself an uber-cool franchise of the future – making its way onto Sony’s sleek and sophisticated PSP, and it’s exactly that. WipEout Pure is entirely complementing of the console it plays on; they work off each other to create a truly enjoyable experience. This is classic WipEout in its purest form, this is handheld nirvana.
Excerpt: There is very little pure about Wipeout Pure from Sony. The WMG has always been one to stand up for truth in the face of those who would distort the truth. Players get to race in a violent racing game with weapons on these hovercraft type vehicles. Yes, this game is set in the future where getting to race and blow up the competition is somehow acceptable.
Excerpt: Unbelievable. Wipeout Pure takes the jaw-dropping graphics that the Wipeout line has consistently brought to gamers and shrinks it down to a delicious widescreen handheld delight. Wipeout Pure literally looks like a PS2 version of Wipeout on a (small) widescreen. The models of the ships are detailed and the special effects are top notch. I was pleased to find that, for the most part, collision detection was excellent as well.
Excerpt: After Wipeout Fusion, many people (myself included) never envisioned another installment to the Wipeout series, especially not one that would stand out amongst the others as one of the greatest in the series. I am very glad to be able to say that Wipeout is back on top form, on a handheld console none less, with Wipeout Pure.
Excerpt: The Wipeout series, with its techno style and sleek, futuristic spacecraft, has always been like a mature version of the Mario Kart series. While they are dramatically different in visual and audio design, they essentially follow the same mechanics, with their emphasis on banking turns and using power-ups to race to victory.
Excerpt: The game that made the first PlayStation was wipEout. It’s not the sort of thing you can argue about. The appearance of the flimsy grey box in nightclubs, with a 3D graphics futuro-racer pumping techno beats out of it, re-introduced the concept of videogames to a demographic who thought they’d grown out of them. But it wasn’t just about trendy marketing manipulation.
Excerpt: There was a time when futuristic spacecraft racing meant one thing: F-Zero. Then, with the birth of the PlayStation, came Wipeout, a high-octane futuristic craft racing game with great graphics and sound. Developed by Psygnosis - a development studio bought by Sony in 1993 - Wipeout was a big hit and went on to receive two sequels on the PlayStation: Wipeout 2097 and Wipeout 3.
Summary: The futuristic racing series Wipeout seemed
to have fallen into a bit of a rut over the past few years, as several mediocre
installments tarnished the series' reputation. Happily, the series has been
reinvigorated with the release Wipeout Pure on the PSP. The gameplay offers the
same frenetic speeds players have come to expect, with a some novel twists.
Visually, Wipeout Pure really shines with a cohesive design that showcases the