#328 Wipeout 2097

Posted: 14th July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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617th played so far

Genre: Racing
Platform: Playstation 1
Year of Release: 1996
Developer: Psygnosis
Publisher: Psygnosis

We have played several Wipeout games – including the first – and the main thing I remember is that the first in the series didn’t agree with me… and that later ones were okay, but still difficult.

The second – which doesn’t feature the game show aspects that I originally, somehow, associated with this series and this specific installment – would probably be better and more polished, but we will see…

Our Thoughts

So I did a lot better playing this game than I did the first one. Not that, of course, I was winning everything, but I could reliably keep up with more racers and managed a few top three wins quite easily. I’m not sure if that was even quite as intentional, the controls just felt more reliable and responsive. It was a more enjoyable experience, although the Wipeout series was always fun anyway.

What it’s aided by is that the tracks are easier to follow. The game takes a step up in visuals and it helps to identify what’s going on and when to react. There are a bunch of small fixes here that are simply that helpful.

Final Thoughts

I admit I still struggled to really get far into this game, but there is a clear progression and I did feel I was getting more out of the game this time. It’s a fun racing game and drives you much more than others would.