WipEout Pure

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WipEout Pure
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Welcome to FX300 Anti-Gravity Racing League!
Genre: Racing
Platforms: PlayStation Portable
Release Date: NA: March 24, 2005
JP: April 7, 2005
EU: September 1, 2005
Developer: Sony Studio Liverpool
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Made in: United Kingdom
Franchise: WipEout
Previous Game: WipEout Fusion
Next Game: WipEout Pulse

Wipeout Pure (stylized as wipE'out pṳre or WipEout Pure) is a futuristic racing video game developed by Sony Studio Liverpool (formerly Psygnosis) and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable. It was first released on March 24, 2005 in North America, on April 7, 2005 in Japan and on September 1, 2005 in Europe. It is the sixth installment of the Wipeout series and was released simultaneously with the launch of the PlayStation Portable. The game takes place in the year 2197, exactly 100 years after Wipeout 2097, and revolves around players competing in the FX300 anti-gravity racing league.

Why It Rocks

  1. A welcoming improvement after the poorly recieved WipEout Fusion.
  2. Great soundtrack, also CoLD SToRAGE returns to the series with his brand new track "Onyx". Also the Classic Pack DLC adds four of his songs from the 1995 installment and 2097.
  3. It's one of the first games to feature free DLC!!!
  4. Awesome graphics and aesthetics, which they're vastly superior to the previous game.
  5. Solid controls, also featuring the ability to perform a barrel roll for the first time in the series.
  6. New AG crafts, including the returning teams Icaras, Goteki 45, Assegai, Tigron and Van-Über. Also Harimau makes it's debut in this game.
  7. Huge selection of tracks, specially from the DLC.
  8. Good physics.

Bad Qualities

  1. The chase cam is prone to wobbling, in which might cause motion sickness to some players.
  2. Most of the DLC are available only for the European release, such as the Omega tracks and the bonus soundtrack as well. Also, they're not cross-compatible.
  3. The Exostra Run DLC track may cause the game to crash in some occasions.
  4. Since Fusion, you can no longer scrape on the wall unlike in the PS1 titles and thus ruining your perfect lap attempt.