Re­tain­ing its rel­e­vance

WipE­out: Omega Col­lec­tion

GAX (Malaysia) - - REV IEW - By Nickey Ross

Gor­geous graph­ics

The clas­sic WipE­out games have been re­mas­tered for the PlaySta­tion 4. The vi­su­als are so clear to the point you can read the lit­tle texts that are on the ships. Play­ers can choose be­tween WipE­out 2048, WipE­out HD and WipE­out HD Fury. It mat­ters not which edi­tion that you choose to play, as you are go­ing to be stunned by the fan­tas­tic re­mas­tered graph­ics. For a lay­out that was deemed fu­tur­is­tic in the 90’s, the im­proved graph­ics make it look as mod­ern as ever. If you’re play­ing on the PS4 Pro, then the 4K vi­su­als are bound to blow your mind.

Zero grav­ity nos­tal­gia

It’s hard to be­lieve that WipE­out made its de­but 22 years ago. The game­play is in­cred­i­bly smooth and evokes all the feel­ings you felt be­fore if you’ve played the orig­i­nal PS1 rac­ing ti­tle in the past. You also will not have much trou­ble get­ting used to the game if you’re a new­comer. How­ever, the game is all about su­per speed, so ex­pect your ship to col­lide with the side of the track pe­ri­od­i­cally if you aren’t able to har­ness the speed. On the other hand, cer­tain aspects of the game­play are rather con­fus­ing. When weapons are picked up, it is rather un­clear if the player picked it up, or if the other rac­ers have ac­quired it. This is be­cause ev­ery time a weapon is gained, the host will an­nounce it. Af­ter the an­nounce­ment, there is this fear that your ship will be hit with other op­po­nents’ weapons, which hap­pened to this re­viewer sev­eral times. In terms of modes, we found that the ter­rain of WipE­out 2048 the eas­i­est to nav­i­gate com­pared to WipE­out HD and HD Fury. The speed was eas­ier to con­trol and there were min­i­mal col­li­sions. That be­ing said, there is noth­ing wrong with the other two modes.

Elec­tic sound­track

An­other thing fans love about WipE­out is its unique sound­track. The sound­track con­tains mu­sic that graced pre­vi­ous ver­sions of the game, such as those from The Chem­i­cal Broth­ers, as well as newer tracks. The tracks are mostly elec­tronic, so it’s a tting sound­track when play­ers get their adrenaline lev­els pump­ing when they race. Sony them­selves have said it was in the DNA of the orig­i­nal WipE­out games to in­tro­duce new artists to their world­wide au­di­ence.

WipE­out: Omega Col­lec­tion is a clas­sic that old fans and new­com­ers can ap­pre­ci­ate.

WipE­out: Omega Col­lec­tion takes ad­van­tage of PS4 Pro’s 4K HDR sup­port.

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