Video Game Review: 'WipeOut 2048'
I've never owned a
When I first sat down with the game, vehicle idling, my eyes darted from the protective rail on the side of the track, to the distorted air above the yellow beast's apparent exhaust escapes, to the far-off clouds (not that anything's ever too far off in "WipeOut"). I couldn't decide which looked best. But of course I didn't have to. In my hands was a 5-inch window into the future, and I had a hunch as to where the accelerator was. WipeOut 2048 makes for a great showcase of the PS Vita's horsepower.
And its control, too. Finally, a handheld with dual analog sticks of ample size. Gone is the PSP's low-lying slider. These things stick out. You'll be busy with the left one, as the tracks in "WipeOut 2048" aren't the easiest to negotiate, even before you throw in rivals and their unfriendly fire. Darting over a green pad will stock you with a defensive item (boosts fall in this category), and yellow pads open up the offensive collection - missiles, mines, or area of effect waves of destruction.
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