View Full Version : Am I a traitor?

24th June 2008, 08:45 AM
I gave in and bought Fatal Inertia EX... Sorry SL, if WOHD had come out first I would have never considered spending $30 on FIEX... even if they had come out at the same time I would never have bought FIEX... but... all this waiting, anticipation, and guessing... well, I had to get something to keep me occupied.

24th June 2008, 09:20 AM
Na mate, who would blame you for getting fed up with waiting. That said, FIEX is pretty poor if you ask me so you must have been desperate!

24th June 2008, 01:20 PM
This is why HD was delayed - to give FE a chance.

24th June 2008, 02:08 PM
I wouldn't think so^
According to Colin, WipEout HD is not entirely a finished product. That's why is was not released.

On topic: personally I think that's just 30$ wasted but it's just my opinion (And mostly everyone else's) about Fi EX... But it's your money, and we certainly cannot blame you for wanting to play an antigrav game so soon... We are all waiting as well.

Now that you have the game, make a review ;)

24th June 2008, 03:32 PM
The developers work to deadlines. They don't say to Sony "keep paying us until we finish and we don't know when we'll finish" and then have Sony say "don't worry about it - take your time".

The HD developer also pointed out that the final 1% was related to certifying the product as gold.

The release of the third party Fatal Inertia game absolutely affected the release of Wipeout HD.

Rapier Racer
24th June 2008, 04:26 PM
Of course it did and the entire situation sucks ass. Fatal Inershit isn't even out on the PSN here yet, looks like more and more and more waiting but owning a PS3 it seems to the norm, a nice shiny console and a thin stream of software.

24th June 2008, 08:02 PM
Hmm, what's that, 360? You have a ton of games already? Why yes, I like you too :3 C'mere you *hugs 360, whispering "it's okay, you still play Quantum Redshift"*

Damn Sony for scooping Psygnosis back up after WO on the Saturn and 64 :P At least they're working hardcore on WOHD since they KNOW it's gonna be met with lots of criticism and expectations. I'm still waiting another year or two to buy the monolit- I mean PS3. I still can't justify +400 bucks on a machine that only has two games I want (WOHD and WOps3), which aren't even out yet, and I don't even own an HD TV to really appreciate them on... THOUGH, I freakin WANT Speed Racer on bluray, and THAT might be reason enough to make me get an HDTV and a PS3. Let's see if they re-add backwards compatibility.

24th June 2008, 08:37 PM
"Damn Sony for scooping Psygnosis back up after WO on the Saturn and 64"

Sony already owned controlling interest in Psygnosis in 1993, well before WipEout was created.

24th June 2008, 08:54 PM
Ahh, Fatal Inertia. The demo on the PS3 is way better than the demo on the Xbox. Still, I can't bring myself to pay money for it. It just seems like it'd be a waste. I'll let the PSP be my home for WO and just keep on waiting.

And to continue what you guys have discussed, the PS3 has a slew of games coming this fall that look pretty nice. Little Big Planet and Resistance 2 to name a couple.

24th June 2008, 08:59 PM
You really like nit-picking don't you?

point being, they were still relatively independent enough to have been able to publish games for Saturn and N64 at the time. As a matter of fact, I have a mid-90s issue of GamePro with a small article talking about some of their games landing on Saturn and how they were breaking from Sony's grasp at the time, but I don't feel enough of a need to rain on someone's parade as to really sift through all my old gaming magazines just to scan what it was talking about.

24th June 2008, 09:24 PM
they made wipeout on a saturn?

24th June 2008, 09:27 PM
Yeah, 1 and XL even. And some jackass set a time with this retarded controller called the RacCon that I can't even beat when I play it with a normal controller. Go figure, he spends five minutes with the damn thing and aces it. *cough* :P

24th June 2008, 09:53 PM
I have the original wipeout on the Sega Saturn.... I never knew that WipEout XL came out on the Saturn though... I will have to hunt that one down and add it to my collection.

As for a review of FIEX, I'll write one soon. I haven't completed the game yet, so if I wrote one right now, it might not be fair. But I am close to finishing the game and I'll be happy to come back and share my opinion.

Rapier Racer
24th June 2008, 11:18 PM
Forget Fatal Inertia I'm playing a combo of Pure and......the black sheep of the series till the one I want gets here, PLAYSTATION 2 POWER!

25th June 2008, 02:19 AM
are there any screenshots of wipeout on the saturn?

25th June 2008, 11:13 AM
I spent my antigrav-money on Wipeout 1 on PSN instead. And after playing the Fatal Inertia demo im satisified with that decision. =P

25th June 2008, 11:56 AM
Wip3ou7, metroid4me: 2097 was released in PAL territories, and XL was released in Japan.


Nothing really interesting about screenshots other than textures look grainier, transparencies on the ion trail, missile effects, etc don't look as good, and the framerate is noticeably lower. the NTSC version is still playable (sorry PAL guys, runs damn slow... even PAL 2097 on playstation is too slow for my taste). I was planning on making a video or two at some point but have yet to get around to it :3

25th June 2008, 02:55 PM
Let's see if they re-add backwards compatibility.They never took it out, backwards compatibility is still in the 80GB model and the 40GB model up to some extent.
The 80GB model will play all PS1 games (99%) and a grand majority of PS2 titles (estimates say around 85%).
The 40GB model will also play all PS1 games, but will not play PS2 games at all.

The 60GB and 20GB were the less cost efficient, which is why they made an 80GB with half the components of the PS2 hardware, the other half emulated on Cell; in order to reduce production costs as well as give an viable option to people with PS2 games...
The 40GB is a budget option for those who wish to only play PS3 games, as is has no chips of PS2 at all, and therefore cannot play PS2 games because the emulation for one chip has not been accomplished yet.
Sure you may argue that they removed it from the 40GB, and while that is partly true, you still have the other option (80GB) if you wish to play PS2 games.
But honestly, even though I have a 60GB PS3 with full compatibility (99% of PS1 and PS2 games), I find myself playing only PS3 games. I took a quick glance back at Monster Hunter on PS2 just to find out that the online servers were closed and I went on with PS3 games. Of course I didn't get the PS3 only for WipEout HD, and I'm playing other games in the meantime.

Colin Berry
25th June 2008, 03:24 PM
The release of fatal inertia has nothing at all to do with the release date of HD

25th June 2008, 05:57 PM
I love how you can always shoot down wild speculation, Colin. :)

25th June 2008, 06:31 PM
Well now piper999 knows from Colin too, and not just me :lol
I guess you are right about people checking only new threads Lance, as Colin said Fatal Inertia and WipEout HD were not related in another thread already. Seems my logic isn't everyone else's, so I guess some sort of WipEout HD FAQ wouldn't serve much purpose... :/

Anyways Wip3ou7, I will be waiting for your review :)

25th June 2008, 09:13 PM
They never took it out, backwards compatibility is still in the 80GB model

Europe only have 40GB. So its true if you only own PAL PS1/PS2 games.

25th June 2008, 09:36 PM
Well I was replying to AG-Wolf who lives in North America ;)
Sucks for Europe that they still didn't re-release an 80GB bundle though :/

26th June 2008, 03:24 AM
The real point of the whole argument is that sony had their heads up their you-know-whats when they designed, produced, and released the PS3. it could have been cheaper in the first place, the only reason they didn't try to make it less expensive is because they got arrogant and figured if it has the name "Playstation" on it, people will buy it. I LIKE the full backwards compatibility in a console, but to have an advertised feature in a product be nerfed just for the sake of saving money, it's a slap in the face.

I'll get one when it's 300 bucks or less, when it's smaller, has more games (or something I actually want to play other than Wipeout HD and WOps3), and has full backwards compatibility re-added to it.

That being said, i WOULD like to get a chance to play this new Fatal Inertia. I was grossly disappointed when I got it for 360 (and returned it same day). but if this one is allegedly tweaked for the better, I'm willing to give it another chance. Koei should just release a patch for the 360 version to bring it up to par ;P

26th June 2008, 06:29 PM
Yes I agree some moves they made were quite stupid, but concerning the backwards compatibility they did not have much choice other than do what they did. They were losing at launch around 200$ per system, and while production costs have been reduced thanks to the implementation of smaller chips, optimized heat sinks and the removal of the costly PS2 chips, they still are not making money on the PS3. So no, it could not have been cheaper, or there would be no games for PS3 at all.
But I still agree with the fact that it is quite expensive, not everyone has 500$ laying around to buy a PS3 system with PS2 compatibility; but the prices will remain at that for a while now, unfortunately for these people, as I doubt another price drop will be coming soon. Which is why I doubt they will consider re-adding the PS2 chips in anytime soon... They are working on improving the software emulation in the 80GB though, and with around 85% of PS2 games working, unless by some bizarre logic (Like some Metal Gears not working) or the game is very old and forgotten (Jeopardy anyone? Although that is PS1 I believe), every PS2 games you have should work. You can always check here (http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus) to be certain.

And if you ever get a PS3 when it is cheaper, I advise you not to get Fatal Inertia the full game, as WipEout HD will be out by the time the PS3 costs 300$, and will be a much more enjoyable experience I am sure. The only thing I play in the demo whenever I play it (Not often) is the Velocity mode, because it is relatively fast and I like it. The other modes are too slow in my opinion.

27th June 2008, 06:18 AM
Yes you're a big one !

27th June 2008, 08:11 PM
To answer Wip3ou7's original question:
No, you're not a traitor.

It's your life; it's your time; do what you want; let others do what they want.

And keep rockin'.

17th July 2008, 11:59 AM
I don't think your a traitor.
Sony choose to delayed WOHD without any explications, so it had to be expected.

I tried several month ago the 360's demo, and despite the fact I still prefer the WO series, i must admit there is good ideas (weapon, off-road tracks, etc.). Moreover, the game plays a lot with the space between your ship and the ground (wich has almost disappeared since WO2097).

Well it still lack something, but for only 30$ (which for me doesn't cost a lot if converted to euro) I think you made a reasonnable choice.
I still have some games to play with, but if that wasn't the case, I would have probably do the same.

17th July 2008, 12:07 PM
Tried the demo of the game and I'm really impressed. I thought it would have been worst but it is a nice game to tide me till WOHD release. I need a couple of hours with the trial, but chances are, I will purchase the game.

18th July 2008, 04:02 AM
had a few hours of play with Fatal Inertia EX yesterday and here are just some of the pros and cons I can come up with off the bat


+ controls are nice, tight and responsive...although I am only using the Phoenix (I think thats the class name) class craft at the moment and it is responsive...this means when turning there is not at much sliding as WipEout (although I am still figuring the ins, outs and optimal method of piloting these crafts

+ some one on these forums mention that fatal inertia quite accurately depicts and focuses on the air cushion between the craft and the ground...and I agree...figuring out th nuances of flying these babies requires some understanding of the relationship of your craft, the surface and th air in between...I believe it is the 'float' feel that many of us has been searching for since 2097

+ graphics, very nice coming from the unreal engine...metals are slick, reflective and shiny, water is highly reflective and transparent, neons glow very nicely...lighting is realistic etc...what you'd expect from unreal...

+ physics, the damage on the crafts are quite nice...my left wing hits the side of a checkpoint, it bends, magnetic orbs attach to my craft which sends be flying into another craft, i bounce off it quite realistically...pretty accurate...once again...i think its unreal at work here...


- tracks...hmmm...what can I say...a little more linearity as to where I should be heading on the tracks would be quite nice...don't get me wrong...I like a good racer...but a good racer I believe focuses on the techniques I need to get from A to B and not focusing on where I should be headed for to get from A to B...

- some of the tracks are nice...but some are just too open...like a combination of all the open areas in Fusion put together, creating frustration in me as I try to figure out where I'm headed whilst battling off magnetic orbs and emp bombs...all in all...it's easy to get lost

- weapons...a little too focused on the defensive side than offensive...at least WipEout has a nice balance between offensive and defensive (about equal numbers I think), Fatal Inertia EX however focuses on crippling opponents with 'physics based' weapons which in a sense are more real, that will affect the physics of flight...eg...magnetic orbs that will weigh down your craft hindering control, emp bombs that will just shut down your ship altogether, turbos, time dilaters...the only really offensive weapon I believe is some type of rocket findagimy-thingamejig which does not even come close to packing the same punch as WipEout array of offensive, missiles, rockets, bombs, quake disruptors (one of the most innovative weapons in a racing game)

that's all I can think of for now...will get back to playing the game...the controls are tight enough to warrant some good hours put into it...but you'd have to learn the ins and outs of the tracks as they can get quite confusing at times...

23rd July 2008, 08:27 AM
I tested the carriere mode from the ps3 demo and i must admit that i was very disappointed. No challenge (finish 1st every time without seeing many enemies), weapons seem very defensive oriented like Orange said.
I was thniking about paying 20€ to purchase de game in case I don't have any game to play, but I will think twice now.

23rd July 2008, 08:48 AM
Oh believe me, it gets MUCH harder :P I'm trying to go for the Perfectionist award which requires the full 40 points in all series, and the AI is driving me insane.

Also, the demo really isn't ideal for demonstrating the difficulty, as the Phoenix Prototype is supposed to be much better than all the other craft on the grid. You lose it at the end of the series and you have to race in your own custom craft.

23rd July 2008, 10:18 AM
I'll give this game a pass as I have now got Pure and Pulse :)

Rapier Racer
23rd July 2008, 10:44 AM
I bought it too, because I need something in the form of a futuristic racer for my PS3 so this half assed game will need to do. Looks like something that should be on PS2 not PS3

@ Sch@dows finish first on all races and get combat champion. Think you'd be reconsidering.

25th July 2008, 08:33 AM
I finished 1st on all 4 races of the demo, and was the overall combat champion (combat champion on 3 of the 4 races because I was so much ahead that I didn't bother droping mines).

But like Hellfire said, I think the real game is much more harder.

I often play on my PS2 (40GB models are not backward compatible T_T) and although I wasn't shock from PS2 to PS3, the other was is quite difficult for the eyes.
It wasn't so bad in my mémories but ... it is ^_^
So i dont think FI could have been on PS2 with such wide open environements.

25th July 2008, 05:57 PM
It could not have been on PS2 simply because it uses the Unreal Engine 3 ;)