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Thread: Wipeout HD Fury is the "Best Driving Game of 2009"

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    Default Wipeout HD Fury is the "Best Driving Game of 2009"

    According to Reviews On the Run's 1st Annual Rocket & Raygun Awards, beating out

    • DIRT 2
    • Forza Motorsport 3
    • Need for Speed: Shift


    Not bad for an add-on.

    The show can be viewed at

    http://www.g4techtv.ca/

    (may be regionally restricted).
    - Click the "Reviews on the Run" tab
    - Click "reviews on The Run Dec 18 2009"


    After 2009-Dec-25 it should be available at:

    http://www.reviewsontherun.com/episode/8/70


    The episode that originally reviewed Wipeout HD Fury is available at

    http://www.reviewsontherun.com/episode/8/37

    (2nd section)

    Congratulations Studio Liverpool!
    Last edited by HydrogLox; 20th December 2009 at 05:29 PM. Reason: corrected url

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    Wow.... just... wow. how can they even compare Wipeout to sim racing games? It should be in an arcade racing category, ala NFS: Most Wanted, Burnout Paradise, etc.

    I can appreciate the fact that Wipeout wins any award at all, but it's like trying to compare the oldschool Sonic and Mario games... sure they're platformers, but their similarities stop there. both games are completely different in regards to approach and intended play style, as well as audience...

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    It should have been Game of the Year in 2008, but it wasn't even considered in lieu of a platformer for kindergartners.

    Also, wow, Victor Lucas is still doing a review show? Watching that brought me back to the mid 90s. Good to hear he's a Wiper.

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    I did it wrong. I thought I watched the Dec. 18th episode but saw nothing of WipEout (just lots of a hostess with a really annoying inflection on the end of every sentence). I then watched the Dec. 17th episode and still saw no WipEout. Apparently the first thing I watched was the EP Daily thing, even though I thought I was on RotR. Luckily it's fairly interesting, but I'd recommend to anyone not making the mistake of watching EP Daily. That girl's voice is so irritating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AG-wolf View Post
    how can they even compare Wipeout to sim racing games? It should be in an arcade racing category, ala NFS: Most Wanted, Burnout Paradise, etc.
    But they had only one category: "Driving Games" which includes both sim and arcade racers. So even after comparing all the technical accomplishments of each contender Wipeout HD + Fury was the best value and ultimately the choice came down to the reviewer's personal preference, i.e. given these four games "which one is the most fun" - so it is all a matter of taste. Ultimately these awards, reviews, and recommendations only make sense in the context of the personal preferences of the reviewers who give the ratings (which makes the value of metacritic's aggregate scores dubious).

    For example the "versus" for:

    IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey XBox 360 (VL 7.0 SJ 7.5)
    Heroes over Europe XBox 360 (VL 7.5 SJ 7.0)
    http://www.reviewsontherun.com/episode/8/49

    ended up in a tie, even though sim-enthusiasts would choose "IL-2 Sturmovik" in a heatbeat over "Heroes over Europe". But ultimately what is considered "fun" is a highly personal choice.

    Looking at the scores of the year the outcome was almost a given:

    Forza Motorsport 3 XBox 360 (VL 9.0 SJ 8.5)
    http://www.reviewsontherun.com/episode/8/55
    (Quote: "If I were working at Polyphony Studio I might not like this show." (i.e. Polyphony Digital Inc., developer of the Gran Turismo Series))

    Dirt 2 XBox 360 (VL 9.0 SJ 8.5)
    http://www.reviewsontherun.com/episode/8/44

    Need For Speed: Shift XBox 360 (VL 8.5 SJ 7.5)
    http://www.reviewsontherun.com/episode/8/43

    WipEout HD Fury PS3 (VL 10.0 SJ 9.5)
    http://www.reviewsontherun.com/episode/8/37

    Quote Originally Posted by Koleax View Post
    It should have been Game of the Year in 2008.
    There were no "Rocket & Raygun Awards" in 2008. RotR's rating of Wipeout HD in 2008 was high and the review was glowing.

    WipEout HD PS3 (VL 10.0 TR 9.0)

    VL - Victor Lucas
    SJ - Scott Jones
    TR - Tom Russo

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    I know. I meant it should have been generally accepted as GoTY by everybody, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koleax View Post
    Good to hear he's a Wiper.
    Ok, I know you're refering to wipeout, but my god, I laughed. I'm glad he wipes too.

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    Yeah, if he didn't get that rain off his windshield, he might hit somebody.

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    Well, it's not that hard to beat NFS: Shi(f)t anyway

    I'm even wondering why this piece of crap has been considered as a finalist

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    Easy victory. wipeoutHD is the first truely great racing game since need for speed underground 2 in my opinion

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