The new HUD and announcer is intense, adding a lot of tension to the already-exhilarating gameplay. Weapons are much more important in this iteration of the franchise, as it appears that ships are far less durable than before. Just after a few nicks on the wall, you'll see significant damage accumulate on your shields. Thankfully, you can absorb items by pressing O. We expect the increased power of the weapons to cause far more ships to explode during a race -- and that's just cool.
Another significant change is the way ships control. Even though we're familiar with the teams from Pulse, we were surprised to see how differently they control in this sequel. The ships are much more responsive, and the over-compensation we typically used in the previous game actually had us crashing into walls more often. Obviously, the easier controls will be better for those that found Pure a bit too difficult.
With better graphics, better presentation, better controls, a brand new screenshot mode that lets you capture images in-game all add up to an experience that betters its predecessors in every possible way. We're insanely jealous of our European friends that can play the game now. For the rest of us, we'll have to wait until next year.
Gallery: Wipeout Pulse
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
12-15-2007 @ 5:15PM
OK I doubt the 60fps, but still thats great to know it's running so well.
12-15-2007 @ 5:18PM
Hopefully there will be a demo next week...just in time for Christmas!
Also, Pure's AI TOTALLY cheats. I was just playing it last night on Flash, and it's humanly impossible to maneuver around the courses like the AI does.
The only thing that gets me winning races is weapons, so I'm glad they do more damage. I'm gonna makes those SOBs pay!
12-15-2007 @ 5:28PM
Argh..I'm in the UK and want this game, but my PSP is bricked.
is there anyone in the UK that i could send my Battery & mem.stick to so that they could create a pandora's battery for me? i'll be willing to pay of course
e-mail me [email protected] if you can,
thanks, and merry christmas
12-15-2007 @ 6:07PM
So who's doing the review for this game you or Jem?
12-16-2007 @ 8:57PM
Probably Jem seeing how he has access to Pulse before anyone else.
12-15-2007 @ 6:18PM
Michael Williams said...
Ive got the game and it ROXXOR! Seriously, it is amazing.
12-15-2007 @ 6:21PM
Actually there's already a demo up on the European PC Store. Just set up a separate account for the UK Store, and download it from there, US people!
Amazing game, played the demo to death.
12-15-2007 @ 7:21PM
That doesn't work josh..
12-15-2007 @ 7:28PM
It does work, I have it, I make a fake Spain account, and I have the SOCOM and Syphon FIlter demos from EUA store...
Both account demos work.....
12-15-2007 @ 9:18PM
I wasn't keen on Pure, after spending years on F-Zero GX the controls just felt too slippery. This will be the first demo I download for my PSP and a very high chance of a purchase in the new year.
On paper it sounds spectacular.
12-16-2007 @ 9:21AM
Hasbrown : well from what I can judge from the demo , the game runs , at least in spots at 60 fps ... its not that impossible :)
12-16-2007 @ 8:59PM
well yeah i know it is possible, but for a game that's as chaotic as WipEout, I need to see it with my own two eyes.
12-16-2007 @ 1:53PM
I'm one of those lucky 'european friends' - pulse kicks ass! It's definately better than pure, and that was hard to improve on...
12-16-2007 @ 1:57PM
Matthew Pressler said...
Umm, Wipe Out Pure is available on the Playstation Store right now for $15.
12-16-2007 @ 9:00PM
Yeah they know...they even posted a review because of the rerelease.
12-21-2007 @ 11:07AM
If you want the demo...you could email me at miquonranger03 at gmail dawt com...i dont know if it'd work or not though...but i have it in a RAR archive...so...yeah.