Thursday, September 25, 2008
Feisar is More Than Fair
Wip-capital-E-out-capital-H-capital-D came out for the PSN today, and you would do well to cop that shit. My girlfriend asked if it was like Mario Kart when she saw me downloading it today, because it is the only video racing game she's ever played. And actually it is like Mario Kart 'cept that your karts fly and everything is very futuristic-like. I played a shit-ton of the original WipEout back in my Playstation-One salad days, and it is a game ideally suited for the HD treatment-- the original's pleasingly spartan visual aesthetic (created by The Designers Republic) benefits from the clean lines and increased visual detail.
The new version also lets you make your own custom playlists, and though the in-game music is pretty boss I cobbled together a custom soundtrack from my collection. My knowledge of electronic music is wildly uneven, but I spent some time scouring my library for tracks that sounded suitably zoom-y. I think the results are hit-and-miss, but I can say that when you're madly careening down the track and Justice's Genesis hits the :30 mark, the effect is downright pleasant.