Ridge Racers 2 rips you off
I once wrote about Ridge Racers 2: "Doesn't it seem like there's nothing particularly new or noteworthy about this version?" Unfortunately, my statement was a bit too accurate about the game. According to an IGN preview, it appears that the sequel is barely a sequel at all. The game features the same graphics engine and the same
courses as the original launch title. Yes, there's a few new stuff: there's 10 new tracks, and two new gameplay modes. But with longer load times, is this "sequel" really worth the additional $20-30 it'll cost over the original? I'd say no. If Namco's going to rip-off gamers like that, IGN has it completely right:
"There's no word on a US release. That may be for the better though."
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
9-19-2006 @ 6:12PM
And I was thinking about getting this since i missed the first one.
Maybe not now. 10 new tracks won't make me buy this.
9-19-2006 @ 8:22PM
Silver R. Wolfe said...
That's absolutely terrible.
Shame on you Namco.
9-19-2006 @ 8:30PM
I bought the first one and loved it. I even completed every circuit, even the most difficult ones. I was really looking forward to the sequel, since it's been a long time since the first one was released, but now, knowing this, I don't think I'll be getting it. I better spend my money on GTA VCS, MGS PO and SH Origins. Sounds a lot more interesting.
I'm a bit disappointed at Namco, though. They really made a great game back then, but it's been a year! A whole year and they couldn't manage to come up with something better? Even an online mode would have made the game better.
Ah, well, maybe they're just busy with the rest of their games.
I'll wait 'til I can try it. But I'm not really saving money for it now.
9-20-2006 @ 10:53AM
Its like EA Sports FIFA 06 was not as different as FIFA 2004, i was so pissssed! Graphics looked exactly the same.
9-21-2006 @ 12:41PM
Pencil $havings said...
Such a great series, with only one clunker on the DS.. Ridge Racer is dead.. Long live Ridge Racer..
9-22-2006 @ 12:43AM
The first RR on PSP stunk. No one was going to buy the sequel anyway. The only decent racer on the platform is Race Driver and any fan of the genre has finished that up long ago. We sit and wait and wait for GT4 Mobile which will never appear. Oh Sony how I hate thee and stab at thy heart!
9-23-2006 @ 4:37AM
Could they just add the new tracks as download contents for Ridge Racer 1??? like wipeout, they dont make any sequels, but release a free new tracks.