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The wipEout series has been around since the original PlayStation. Truthfully, not a lot has been added over the various renditions of this game. However, the game, itself, was - at the time - an awesome game, and each version has pushed the envelope a little further. Whether you're a wipEout fan from back in the day or someone who has never played, I highly recommend wipEout HD.
That said, what's offered here is significant -- and wouldn't have seemed out of place ensconced in a clear plastic box on store shelves. That it's available to anyone with a broadband connection for an extremely reasonable price point instantly places Wipeout HD in the must-buy/must-have category for anyone who considers themselves a fan of high-quality, high-speed, white-knuckle racing.
High definition is unflattering for some games, but SCEE ramped up the quality of everything enough to make WipEout survive the transition in great style. The bar has been raised.
Pick this up before Sony wises up and jacks the price. Wipeout HD is an accessible racer with immense depth and phenomenal challenge for seasoned vets. A gorgeous game with killer tunes (and the ability to inject your own jams) and an absolutely stellar feel, Wipeout HD is a must-own for all PSN customers. You’ll get more than your money’s worth multiple times over.
Beyond the game's pretty graphics and the quality gameplay, the reality is that if you don't like racing games Wipeout HD is not going to convert you. It sticks to the basics of racing games - going fast and looking nice. It combines a well-balanced learning curve with realistic challenges to keep you coming back again and again if you're even remotely interested in racing games Wipeout HD is a must-have game.
Still, in spite of these minor flaws there is really absolutely no reason to not buy WipEout HD. It is beautiful, it is deep, and it is only $20. While some might say, "It's just a retread," WipEout HD is so much more, taking the previous two games in the series and fully realizing their potential, all while giving us a glimpse of things to come. I really can't recommend this game highly enough; if you aren't playing it yet, you should be.
WipEout HD is a remix in the most proper sense - it takes what made the series popular, gives it an ample layer of polish, and slaps on a hard-to-resist price tag. Most $60 games don't provide such a great experience; the fact that HD does so at a third of the price is a testament to Sony Liverpool's talent.
We haven't even got to the best bit -- all this is yours for a mere £11.99. While WipEout HD is essentially a redressing of the previous PSP games, it's hard to complain when the source material was so good in the first place and the redressing is so assured. As a standalone title, WipEout HD would impress, but as a download title it's nothing short of essential.
WipEout HD could probably be sold on store shelves, but it’s not. And luckily for us all we need is an Andrew Jackson to pick it up. Really, if you like intense racing action, what are you waiting for? Buy this game now.
It’s been five long years since a WipEout or F-Zero console game, but the wait and new technology has brought HD to one of the two futuristic racing franchises. Fans of the sub-genre will find plenty to enjoy with the lengthy single-player, extended replay value thanks to the online mode and a 1080p resolution that makes the WipEout literally look as if it’s from the future when compared to the last console game, WipEout Fusion. At $20, if you’re a racing fan, don’t pass up what feels like a full game. And, Nintendo, the proverbial ball is now in your futuristic court when it comes to creating a brand new F-Zero game.
Apesar de contar com conteúdo reaproveitado de jogos anteriores e ser vendido apenas por download, "WipEout HD" não é um mero caça-níqueis. Na realidade, ele se apresenta como um produto de altíssimo nível, de produção impecável, que conseguiu reproduzir toda a energia e velocidade da franquia em alta definição. A mistura entre mecânica simples e oponentes agressivos também funciona bem, mantendo o desafio sempre interessante, além das provas variadas e o multiplayer online. É, sem dúvida, um jogo obrigatório para os amantes da velocidade e entusiastas da alta tecnologia.
Wcielenie legendarnego WipEouta w pełnym HD wyszło nad wyraz dobrze. Bez wątpienia najlepsza gra dostępna w sieciowej usłudze Sony i jeden z najlepszych tytułów dostępnych na tę platformę w ogóle. To może być najlepiej zainwestowane 50zł w Twoim życiu!
To sum up, you basically get the combination of two great Wipeout PSP titles in one sweet HD package for a great price of $20. Given how good this title looks and sounds, and the improved controls, even Pure and Pulse veterans should take note. Everyone else needs to stop reading and start downloading, a challenging, fun, and addictive futuristic race awaits.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a great game and an essential purchase for any WipEout fan, but I do feel they could have added more features or weapons into the mix to really show what they were capable of, but then, it costs less than twelve quid so perhaps I am asking for too much. Maybe they are working on a full Blu-Ray based sequel which will give some additions. For now though, thank you SCE very much for delivering such a stellar title; it really is a superb piece of entertainment.
At £12 you've probably already made your mind up about WipEout HD, but in case you're on the fence we whole heartedly recommend you download it as soon as it hits the PlayStation Store. This isn't really WipEout's PS3 debut, being a collection of things we've seen before, but as a teaser to what is surely to come it's a highly polished and tremendously exciting game. If Sony keeps churning out PSN games like this they'll put the retail industry out of business.
Elegant, finely tuned and - at twelve Limey quids - devilishly cheap, WipEout HD is the PSN's high point thus far, not to mention the best-looking downloadable game we've laid eyes on. Miss this at your peril.
WipEout HD is a fantastic experience through and through. Though it's a downloadable title and runs one-third the cost of a full retail disc, it could have been packaged on a Blu-ray disc and sold in stores for full price and we would've been happy to pay for it. The game is immensely polished from start to finish, the controls feel fantastic, and really, it's the best WipEout game we've played in a long, long time. Do not miss this one.
Although WipEout HD nails all of the core game mechanics and absurd agility that made its predecessors successful, it lacks a couple of bells and whistles that its most recent progenitors introduced or improved. The lack of an Elimination mode constricts the variety of gameplay and no additional skin-editing functions is irksome, but these issues don't prevent WipEout HD from doing what the franchise does best: go really, really fast.
Perhaps the only truly negative thing I have to say about Wipeout HD is that it doesn’t really do anything truly revolutionary. It’s hard to say whether or not a series like this should change too much, since it has a stable fanbase that enjoys the progressive but small changes that have gone into rebuilding the franchise over the last few years. In the end it’s just another entry in the Wipeout series, albeit a great one. Its simplicity is one of its greatest assets, but also one of its downfalls. Still, it truly is a great game worth picking up if you want ‘a balls to the wall’ racer for the PS3, and at its low price there’s really not a reason that I can think of for not checking it out; fan of the genre or not, it’s still worth a test drive.
Wipeout HD is probably the first must buy game on the Playstation Network, speed freaks will love it and anyone who doesn’t own the console will be jealous of it. Given that for only £11.99 you can get a game of this quality you would have to be very tight for cash to let this one pass you by.
For such a beautiful, engrossing and challenging game, it almost feels wrong to pay just 11.99 for it, but the price tag is just the tip of a spectacular iceberg. WipEout HD offers a lot to a wide audience, and although some may dislike playing tracks they've already played on the PSP versions, Sony Liverpool has done wonders with a proven formula and ushered in a triumphant return for the series.
The extra effort has paid off. The result is a game that commands your attention, ruthlessly hauling your eyes into the flatscreen while tickling your brain with impeccable track design and spine-snapping speeds. Sackboy may be the new face of PlayStation, but the console just hasn't been the same without WipEout. It's great to have it back.
Sony Computer Entertainment pouvait difficilement se planter avec WipEout HD, puisqu'il ne fait que reprendre les ingrédients qui ont fait le succès de WipEout Pure et WipEout Pulse, en les plongeant dans une réalisation en haute-définition. On aura donc du mal à le considérer comme le véritable successeur de WipEout Fusion, mais ne boudons pas notre plaisir pour autant. Proposé à 18 € seulement sur le PlayStation Store, il serait suicidaire de passer à coté d'un WipEout HD bougrement magnifique, muni d'un gameplay équilibré et d'un jeu en ligne solide. Sans oublier la B.O. qui ne synthétise pas forcément les meilleurs morceaux de Pulse en Dolby Surround 5.1, mais qui donne quand même envie d'aller en boîte.
WipEout HD is one of the best PlayStation Network games to date, and the only decent futuristic racer on a home console since 2003. It doesn't look half bad either.
Manche Fans beklagen ja immer noch die Trennung von der Künstlertruppe "Designer's Republic" - das können sie sich spätestens jetzt sparen. Denn WipEout HD erstrahlt nicht nur in voller Hochauflösung, es sieht vor allem umwerfend edel aus. Vom blau-weißen Menü-Minimalismus zur Nahaufnahme der grazilen Flugmonster: Ich kann mich an der futuristischen Brillanz gar nicht satt sehen. Abgerundet wird die Eleganz von wohlig surrenden Motorgeräuschen, wummernden Explosionen und kraftvollen Surround-Beats - WipEout klang auch nie besser! Leider hat Sony nur irgendwo zwischen HD und 5.1.glatt vergessen, dem lechzenden Technikantrieb auch Treibstoff einzuflößen. Muss meine PS3 denn wirklich beweisen, dass Schnee von gestern heute viel besser aussieht als... gestern eben? Und wenn man schon nur ein Oberflächen-Update liefert, wieso fehlt dann mehr als die Hälfte?
If you’ve played the previous PSP titles, much of WipEout HD will feel very familiar. But chances are, if you enjoyed the PSP entries in the series, you’ll immediately want to get this repackaged and retooled version of all the brilliant tracks, modes, and ships. And if you haven’t already played the PSP games, you’ll be kicking yourself because you could have been playing WipEout all this time. It’s cheap, it’s fun, it’s challenging, and it’s a much less embarrassing way to relive the ‘90s than reuniting your old band.
I love WipEout Games. They can be difficult to play but, with a little effort, oh so rewarding. WipEout HD is no different, it looks great, has a thumping soundtrack, and is quick as anything. The one thing that keeps me coming back to WipEout games is the sheer addictiveness and knowing you have been just half a second from a medal and it may be something small that cost you that half a second, a clip against the track wall or a badly timed speed boost, and you know you can get that gold medal so you keep playing until you do.
WipEout HD offre ce que l'on attend de lui, ni plus ni moins. Et finalement, la recette est savoureuse. Malgré des oublis et un multi peu profond, il convainc par une réalisation d'une rare finesse et un gameplay redoutablement efficace qui comblera chaque amoureux de la série.
Il aura fallu attendre plus de six ans pour voir la relève de WipEout Fusion pointer le bout de son nez sur console de salon, mais l'attente en valait visiblement la peine. Car, même si WipEout HD ne s'avère être qu'un remix sur PS3 des deux épisodes sortis en 2005 et 2007 sur PSP, il n'en reste pas moins un très bon WipEout. Terriblement fun, rapide et doté d'un contenu certes limité mais en adéquation avec son prix (18€), il se permet en plus de se positionner en nouveau porte-étendard du 1080p avec sa plastique ébouriffante. Une belle réussite en somme - la troisième de suite pour WipEout, tout de même - qui conviendra aussi bien aux néophytes qu'aux habitués de la saga, et s'imposant d'emblée comme l'un des must-have du PSN.
So, while the circuits and gameplay are the same, you simply won't care as it looks so ruddy brilliant. The action remains as deeply entrenched in speed and thrills as ever it did, and just to play online in high definition is worth the entrance fee alone.
Wipeout HD is dé definitie van HD-gaming. Het detail en geliktheid druipen tijdens het spelen van je scherm af. De gameplay schiet er niet eens bij in, want deze is uitdagend en diep. En vernieuwing? Nee, die krijg je voor 18 euro niet.
Wipeout HD may be little more than a HD remake of the PSP titles, but it leaves us confident that should Studio Liverpool be working on a fully-fledged new title in the series then the series still has what ti takes. For just £11.99 Wipeout HD represents great value for money and should be an essential purchase for fans of the series, or anybody that thinks videogames have got a little too easy in recent years.
The biggest problem with Wipeout HD is repetition. Eight tracks is a fine start, and a decent value for a game that's being sold for $19.99, but after running them forwards and backwards dozens of times, they can get old, though it's nothing that some DLC couldn't cure. Either way, this is more of a nostalgia trip than a reinvention of the wheel, but it's a well-produced one that might just snag a few new fans along the way.
For roughly NZ $33, this game really is a steal. It contains enough content to warrant an actual off-the-shelf product, so it’s really encouraging to see it so cheap. There’s a lot to like here, but new users should be warned: you’re going to get your arse kicked for a while before you really get the hang of it. If you’re prepared for some frustration, however, this is one of the more fun arcade racers around.
Wipeout HD is a compilation of PSP games running in high definition, and while it looks considerably better for the visual upgrade, there's little new for fans of the series to sink their teeth into. The online mode also looks a little feature-light next to other racers, but it's technically competent and adds more longevity to the already deep single-player experience. The result is essentially an oxymoron--a game that's obviously meant for fans, but one that paradoxically gives them nothing they don't already have. If you're a fan of the series but missed the PSP games then HD is a must-buy, but Wipeout stalwarts could rightfully look at this director's cut as a bit of a cash-in.
Despite some flaws WipEout HD is an enjoyable, eye-popping title. But its $20 price point for content that's 1-3 years old takes some of the fun out of it.
WipEout HD may not make the huge industry-changing impact it once did, but this is the most accessible entry to date (delivery method aside), and easily one of the most impressive technical demonstrations on the PS3. As a game, it is harsh and demanding, but addictively replayable, and you may be surprised how far you're able to go with it before your eyes melt out of your head. Still, whatever your tolerance for WipEout is, however long it retains your interest, at £11.99, it easily earns its keep.