Daft Punk may be one of the
few EDM types who are missing from the soundtrack of this high-speed
collision of three incredibly pointy racing explosions, but that
song title of theirs likely sums it up better than we’re going to in
the next 250 or so words.
WipEout was a stylish
revelation that sold more original PlayStations than many might ever
imagine – and that was just to stoners. Its developers may have been
given short shrift by Sony, but their legendary anti-gravity space
racing game lives on in the hands of others. This collection – as
given away by the word “Collection” featuring in the title - grabs
the PS3’s HD and HD Fury, adds the Vita’s 2048, amps everything up
to 11 and lets it loose on the PS4.
...and it’s yummy!
So, getting down to the nitty-gritty there are a total of 26
circuits, and 46 ships with which to assail them. Some are slow but
sturdy, some are quick but delicate, but all of them are
Between the 4K enhanced (if you’ve got it)
60fps visuals and the mega-DOOF sonic assault (including the likes
of the Chems, the Prodge and the Swedish House Mafia (for whom we
don’t have a nickname) plus a bunch more), your senses won’t know
what the flying fuck has hit them – and damn it feels good!
Some may bemoan the lack of 3D and custom playlists, but while
they’re being whiny bitches we’ll be busy shooming. Locally there
are more challenges than you could poke a pointy thing at, while
those who can handle the rampant idiocracy of online play are fully
catered for. Others may complain that it isn’t a newly-built
Meh, stuff the lot of you! This is
WipEout, this is hyper-challenging racing, and it’s more
glorious than it’s ever been. Do you get our point?