i wasn't a fan of wipeout until i got pure on the psp, and then i played that for more hours than i can count. is pulse just as good? any major gameplay changes?
I consider Pulse to be quite a bit better than Pure (and I really like Pure!), so I'd definitely recommend it to you.
Great dark atmosphere, a lot of depth (I still find ways to improve times, even after 500+ hours), and tight, intense racing. Possibly my favourite racing game ever, actually.
Unfortunately, the server was taken down, so online mode doesn't work anymore (though it can still be played through adhoc Party or Xlink Kai, like Pure).
The gameplay has a few changes, yes:
- Pulse has much higher thrust than Pure (or any other Wipeout), which gives the ships a different feel. And slightly reduces frustration at weapons hits, etc.. :D
- Very high speed. One of the fastest Wipeouts.
- More "direct" handling, which makes the high speed a little easier to deal with.
- Barrel rolls work much better, so there are more possible at the highest speeds on many tracks.
- Less bugs in general.
Cool, thanks for the recommendation!