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Thread: EXQUISITE: Yawnstretch is in heaven

  1. #1
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    Default EXQUISITE: Yawnstretch is in heaven

    I received Pure this morning.

    Goodbye

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    Me too.

    Floatyness is balanced perfectly... Nobody need fret.

    Sound effects are incredible... Music is spot on... visual effects look crisp and beautiful...

    > two of my favourite moments so far:

    1) Being stuck in a disruption bolt, and having the whole screen warp and bend in a cinematic fashion.

    2) The bomb ticking sound growing in loudness as you approach it, then decreasing in pitch as you pass it, just as sirens do in real life.


    Damn it this machine is awesome, and wipEout is the perfect showcase for it!

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    You said it pseudonym.

    It's a damned great game - just wish I didnt have to turn it off so I can meet my thesis deadline

    Well done Colin et al

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    _commenting on US version_

    agreed. the sfx are gorgeous, flawless, superb, awesome (running out of useful superlatives).

    Music ranks among the worst I have ever heard! Who is responsible for letting all that breakbeat crap in there? Bad form.
    Good track from CS, though :wink:

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    Good day for the Irish Wipers - mine arrived too. I've been playing since I got home from work. It's beautiful. I love it. I love the tracks. I love the handling (yes, Zoolander's points about the pitch are valid in the air but this handling really works well and feels like the WO we all love).

    I am very happy with this. Pure is a lovely game.

    Any criticisms? Nah, not really. Not so far anyway. If I was to stretch, I would have loved a couple more tracks that are less claustrophobic with open scenery but then that's what the cloud track has going for it so it's been accounted for. Maybe a few more really tricky hairpins. But I'm really stretching. It really is a great game.

    The balance with the weapons I find to be different to any of the other WO games and it really works. It has more emphasis on weapons than say the first WO but you never lose that sense of racing that occurred in Fusion when some parts became out and out fragfests. I really like this balance - it's like you have to break yourself away from the craziness at the start of each race and find your own space, your own zone.

    Yep, great stuff. You Wipeout guys have outdone yourselves. You have created something new and yet took on board every criticism of Fusion (which must have been quite harsh to take at times). Great work.

    Thanks!

    Edit: Just as a reply to Thruster's post - I sort of agree. The reason I didn't bring it up is that music is a real tricky one. Music changes very quickly and, more than that, all of our tastes change. I didn't want to criticise the music because I wasn't sure if the world's tastes had changed or if mine had. Still, there are some fantastic music tracks here too.

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    hey, at least we can switch off the rubbish ones, eh? :
    (only problem is, it leaves me with a playlist 5 or 6 long)

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    Yeah - I agree about the music - at first it seemed as if track after track didnt suit me then the good stuff started!

    Hopefully we can hack the music downloads and put our own stuff in there - but you're right Dogg - music tastes are a fickle thing I find, and often come down to association for me (ie. if I hear the music and something nice happens - I end up liking the music!).

    Damn I want to get my thesis finished so I can just enjoy this game forever!

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    Dont rush your thesis. WipEout can and will be waiting for you. :wink:

    ace sfx moment #2... the bomb!!!!
    "whiroooo" "whiroooo" "KA-BOOOOMIE!"
    :

    There is just no beating the sfx in pure.
    Spot-on.

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    Can someone tell me, can the AI use all the weapons? If not, what can they only use? Thanks.

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    Damn! Yawnstretch, i was thinking you were dead and gone to heaven 8O ! What a topic name......

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