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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Games Played 01/04/2009

Aegis Wings - X-Box 360
Culdcept Saga - X-Box 360
Gears of War 2 - X-Box 360
Guilty Gear X - Dreamcast
Ikaruga - X-Box 360
Lumines Live! - X-Box 360


RANDOM GAME OF THE DAY:


WipEout Fusion (2001)
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Platform: PlayStation 2
Purchase Date: 06/22/2002


Proof that in the future, they still haven't found the cure for male baldness.
That or they just don't approve the treatment to Brazilians...

Out of all the WipEout games I have played, this is the only one that I can't get into. I blame this on the overall rushed feel of the presentation and the oddest yet unnecessary addition in the history of the series - the introduction of cheesy characters who pilot the ships. The graphics are also disappointing and they don't look like a big jump from the PSOne prequels. On one of the tracks, there is an awesome loop-the-loop but for some reason while you are riding it, the track becomes transparent, taking away any sense of awe from the experience. It's strange that there is only one WipEout game released on the PlayStation 2 during the lifespan of the system, even though the game is the definitive Sony experience.

LIBRARY STATUS: 3 out of 5

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