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Woah, so many negative views of WipEout HD in this thread, I'm quite shocked! It's probably my favourite downloadable game of the generation so far.



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Machina said:

Woah, so many negative views of WipEout HD in this thread, I'm quite shocked! It's probably my favourite downloadable game of the generation so far.

Agreed (if we're talking console games only)



I didn't like it either, I even have one of the PS1 copies and I feel the same way about that one as well. People love the series though, don't really know why except for how pretty it is, but I guess it's just me and you.

I'd also like to add that I got Dead Nation from the welcome back package and I finished the whole game, it was pretty great.



Bet with Conegamer and AussieGecko that the PS3 will have more exclusives in 2011 than the Wii or 360... or something.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=3879752

Honestly, it's not an easy game. People who suck at racing games may have a hard time. To me, it's an amazing racing game, and Wipeout is one of the best racing franchises. It has a learning curve. Just because you can't handle it doesn't mean it sucks.



Agreed. FZero GX for me all the way.

It was hard, but oh so fun.



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

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Machina said:

Woah, so many negative views of WipEout HD in this thread, I'm quite shocked! It's probably my favourite downloadable game of the generation so far.

The game having a Platinum trophy confirms the fact it's not a downloadable game, only a game that's downloadable



non-gravity said:
Machina said:

Woah, so many negative views of WipEout HD in this thread, I'm quite shocked! It's probably my favourite downloadable game of the generation so far.

The game having a Platinum trophy confirms the fact it's not a downloadable game, only a game that's downloadable

Nah, I think it was only available as a download at first



Games like Wipeout HD, ironically, work better on standard definition TVs.

If you're playing it on a HDTV I imagine there's a good bit of input lag, which for games like F-Zero and Wipeout (and fighting games) is murder.

Basically input lag is the time it takes the picture to go from your console to the TV. The TV has to resize the image and put it through post-processing. In a sense, what you're seeing on the screen is happening in the past. If you play a Wii on an HD TV and you try to jump at the absolute edge of a ledge and fall down, there's actually a really good chance it's input lag from the TV. Game mode gets rid of some of the post-processing, but not all of it. In some models game mode actually adds to input lag.

You won't notice it in some games, but you'll definitely notice it in genres like futuristic racing and fighting. If you move your console to a standard def TV you'll notice the difference in responsiveness right away.

At least I hope it's this. I refuse to believe people can think bad things about Wipeout.



cAPSLOCK said:
Games like Wipeout HD, ironically, work better on standard definition TVs.

If you're playing it on a HDTV I imagine there's a good bit of input lag, which for games like F-Zero and Wipeout (and fighting games) is murder.

Basically input lag is the time it takes the picture to go from your console to the TV. The TV has to resize the image and put it through post-processing. In a sense, what you're seeing on the screen is happening in the past. If you play a Wii on an HD TV and you try to jump at the absolute edge of a ledge and fall down, there's actually a really good chance it's input lag from the TV. Game mode gets rid of some of the post-processing, but not all of it. In some models game mode actually adds to input lag.

You won't notice it in some games, but you'll definitely notice it in genres like futuristic racing and fighting. If you move your console to a standard def TV you'll notice the difference in responsiveness right away.

At least I hope it's this. I refuse to believe people can think bad things about Wipeout.

It might be, that's true. I measured my TVs input lag in the past and it is around 47ms. For a 60FPS game like Wipeout that's 3 frames. So yeah, that must be it. I kenw I couldn't suck at a racing game :P.

I got a few laps in yesterday, after I changed some button mappings. Initially I left the airbrakes alone, but I didn't notice much of a difference and double taps were slow, so I changed to R1L1, and then I was pressing the wrong buttons for a couple of laps. Then I had to go someplace so the result of the changed controlls is still unknown. I almost won a race that I didn't gold before, but I slammed the side of the last hard turn and the bastards got me.

One of the benefic effects of this thread is that I am much more relaxed when I play the game now.

I looked up F-zero, and reminisced of about Star Wars Episode One Pod Racer. May I venture in saying that both are much more epic visually, and that the sense of speed from SW Pod Races is unsurpassed? 



Machina said:

Woah, so many negative views of WipEout HD in this thread, I'm quite shocked! It's probably my favourite downloadable game of the generation so far.

Thirded.

I'd say it was far more worth then a full game disc game release as it had more features and gameplay then most buyable £40 games. It cost me £12.



Hmm, pie.