Originally Posted by EktorPR
PS3 Fanboy review up: 8.0
Meh. I don't care if the learning curve is steep...it has always been. That should not be a detriment to the score, unless it's truly, maddeningly impossible, which wipEout has never been. The other things they talk about (no custom skins for the ships nor "Elimination" mode) make the reviewer sound more like a baby wanting to cry just for attention than a full-grown man, taking into consideration that the game has a virtually-flawless presentation and goes for $20 fucking bucks.
Hey, I'm the guy that wrote the review, and just want to make a few notes. I don't say that Wipeout HD is impossible. It's just for those of you that are already Wipeout fans, this game is something you've already played (I'm in that boat). But, if you've never played a Wipeout, the learning curve is significant. I do believe HD does a much poorer job of easing players into the experience than previous iterations of the franchise.
I don't think removing modes makes me "a baby wanting to cry" -- I think it's strange that the game comes with less modes and less options than the PSP games that it's based off is all. Yes, it's $20 -- and I think 8.0 is a fine score for a game in that price range. I know I'm more inclined to buy lesser scored games at lower prices.
Feel free to PM me with any other questions/comments. Always happy to hear! Thanks guys.