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    Default New HD Zone mode - post changes

    {As the posts in technical delay thread was offtopic...}

    Is anyone else disappointed in the changes they have made to zone mode?

    A video link that Sh@dow posted http://www.dpadmagazine.com/2008/09/...-health-tests/ showing the differences

    I'm not sure how much truth is in that video as http://www.flickr.com/photos/playsta...og/2851403029/ shows the visualizer in the bottom left screenshot, albeit still a plain screen.

    I know that for me, after i "complete" the game, my wipeout-ing usually involves loading up zone mode and just thoroughly enjoy it. I'm sure I still will, but after seeing the neat effects of the previous builds, I have to say I am quite disappointed.

    Here's hoping unlockables with seizure warnings

    hmmm:

    "But we certainly weren't going to take it lightly. We had to think long and hard about how we approached it, because there were ways and means of doing it, but in the end we managed to actually solve any issues without any detriment to the game. That was our worry, that the game would suddenly look poorer as a result of it, but no, it's all gone really well."

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    Wait til you play it on Zone 40 upwards. Don't worry, it still rips your eyes out, throws 'em on the floor and dances cha cha on 'em.

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    It also depends on which soundtrack you choose. Though, like I said before, I prefer the newer track graphics.

    Moot point, innit. It's changed now. Most people probably won't know, or won't see the difference.

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    Ok, from what I understand the equalizers don't appear until the game gets fast enough. And then when they do appear they are a bit attenuated but they are definitely still there.

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    Brilliant maneuver. Get the average Joe to sit in front of HD while the epilepsy meter rolls on, have him crash 'n burn before zone fourty and the test ends. Meanwhile the zone 41 lightshow awaits to fry your synapses, well, only because those better than the average deserve 'em fried.

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    I hate that it is annoying me so much, but the truth is that it really has a "meh" tagged onto this release for me now, which I know is silly...but still. It's there.

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    so can someone please confirm, what effects ARE still present and at which zone do they activate?

    i take it the color changes to the environment dont happen any more at all now?

    the comparison video as far as i know didnt go up to any high zones so you cant see what effects have been left in

    im a little gutted but at the end of the day its still going to be sweet!

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    what? no, no, everything is still there! just toned down a bit! the white flash that weaves through the track and changes the color is still there. The EQs are still there, but only on the tracks, no billboards any more. Don't worry, they didn't gimp it that much

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    well I am quite sure I saw equalizer efects even on billboards, though I may be wrong. They started to show at higher zones I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashback Jack View Post
    Brilliant maneuver. Get the average Joe to sit in front of HD while the epilepsy meter rolls on, have him crash 'n burn before zone fourty and the test ends. Meanwhile the zone 41 lightshow awaits to fry your synapses, well, only because those better than the average deserve 'em fried.
    Heh, true enough!

    I doubt that 90% of folks that buy WOHD will play Zone mode past 30 or 40, if at all.

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