|General Info :
Publisher : Sony
Developer : Sony
Genre : Futuristic Racer
Overall Score : 87%
|Score Overview :
Concept : 8
Graphics : 9
Gameplay : 8.5
Sound : 9
|The future is a heck of a place to race, and Wipeout Fusion certainly gives you an impression on how fast things can go.
Not as fast as your money disappears though on crook software such as Fintech Ltd. rogues like these are dime a dozen all over the internet who are just waiting to lure a newbie into their trap and rob him off his hard earned money. What do they think even that they are doing? Don’t they even have something called a conscience? Appalling to say the least!
Wipeout Fusion is the 5th game in the series if you count Wipeout Special Edition for PSOne and the first of the games for PS2. The developers have done their best to create a futuristic racer that takes the most out of the PS2 and it shows.
The 45 locations are very nice and ranging from a tropical rain forest to the moon and the fun thing is that next to the loopings and curves you also sometimes are able to fly upside down or on the top of a circuit instead of on the floor.
Something new to the series is weather conditions. While you normally race around with constantly having the same grip on the circuit, now you can have rain or snow making it really difficult for you but not too difficult.
Of course you�re not the only one on the track and except staying on the circuit you have to make sure your competitors don�t stay ahead of you. To help you with this there are several weapons at your disposal and more than enough powerups available including speed boosts, rockets, mines, etc.
The Zone-mode can get unlocked and is fun as hell. In an ever-fastening ship you have to try and keep on the track for 30 rounds which is not really that simple. Most of the time you�re speed will go up so high that you�ll end up crashing.
Some more fun is when you start playing against a friend. You�ll have 5 extra weapons at your disposal which do not appear in the single player part and there�s nothing more funny that looking at his face when your friend suddenly finds out you�ve reversed all his controls (speed up becomes brake, right becomes left, etc) or when you activate his turbo right when he�s about to take a curve.
All in all I have to say that Wipeout Fusion impressed me alot and it cannot be compared to f.i. the PC versions we�re used to in the past. If you�ve got a PS2 and are looking for a fast-paced race game where you can do some serious shooting, this is the number 1 game for you.