WeView: WipEout HD

WeviEw HD.

There was a mix up and I wrote this a week ago. Well, I’m writing this now but it will go live in a week. So I apologise if something has happened to erase WipEout from the space-time continuum in this coming week. If it has, let’s just pretend we’re all talking about F-Zero.

WipEout HD should be a fairly popular game (if it still exists). After all, it’s been given away to all PlayStation Plus members and it was part of the Welcome Back Pack after the PSN downtime. That doesn’t mean you enjoyed it, though, does it? So, as always, we’d like to know what you thought of it, don’t hold back because you might have got it for free, and don’t be overly harsh because you paid for it when you could have got it for free. Just state your honest, beautifully articulated opinion.

WipEout is a great game – at least I think so – racing without wheels is quite literally the future and it’s a lot of fun. It looks beautiful too, there’s no denying that seeing WipEout HD in 1080p is marvellous. But that’s enough of my opinion, Alex scored it a 8/10 in his review, praising the graphics but stating that it is just an upgraded version of Pulse.

If you’re excited for today’s PSN update and can’t wait to get your hands on HD then you’ve got a solidly crafted, highly playable and visually stunning upgrade of Pulse.  If you’re expecting much more than that, well, you’ll be disappointed.  It’s a game that surely proves that the PS3 is capable of 60fps 1080p graphics, something it does with aplomb, but there’s nothing here we haven’t already seen before.  A tricky one, to be sure, and the budget price offsets the issue slightly, but we’d love to hear what you think once the download appears on the Store later today.

I can’t agree, since I’ve never actually played Pulse – but I agree it’s a solidly crafted game. You might think it controls horribly, looks grotesque and lacks fun, or you might agree; whatever it is, we’d like to know. You know the drill.

What? You don’t? Oh, okay then, as per usual you should head over to the forums and leave us your thoughts on the game. Whilst we’re not going to discount longer reviews, please remember that the aim is for short, snappy opinions. More than that we simply don’t have the time to wade through longer reviews, so if you want to have your opinion included in the verdict post try to keep it short.

Once you’ve written your review make sure you give it a score on the Buy ItBargain Bin ItRent ItAvoid It scale. Remember, if you want your score and opinion included in Monday’s verdict post you need to have it done by Sunday afternoon, otherwise the post’ll be written and you’ll be left out in the cold.

21 Comments

  1. Bought it a week after it came out, got the platinum a few months later, then got the dlc pack, then one of the psp wipeouts, I can safely say, one of my favourites of all time! Can’t wait to see it on the ps vita!

  2. great game and i still have the soundtracks from all the previous wipeout games in one playlist for extra nostalgia. love it.

  3. If you have a PS3 and dont own this game. Then why do you have a ps3?

  4. In terms of graphics, sound and gameplay, it’s the best racing game I’ve ever played. But the campaign mode is extremely boring IMO. If it had a world championship both offline and online, and better online ranking system instead of just based on best race times it would be in my all time top 10. A good game that should have been a great game. 7/10

  5. For me, the best graphics on console, such vibrancy and smoothness at 60 frames per second, makes some of the sub HD 30fps games look like absolute garbage.

  6. Love WipEout HD Fury, best racer on PS3 for me and one I keep going back to again and again over the years. Still looks the s**t too :)

  7. This game not only plays brilliantly but looks beautiful. My other half is always taking in-game photos when he plays it and we are going to have some printed onto canvas for our home soon

  8. I was the biggest WipEout fan on the PS2 – could do all tracks without even looking. WipEout HD… don’t know never got into it as much as the PS2 version. dunno why.

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