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Ridge Racer (PS Vita)

Platform : PlayStation Vita
3.1 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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Game Information

  • Platform: PlayStation Vita
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B006J3KA5C
  • Release Date: 22 Feb. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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Please Note: PlayStation Vita titles are not compatible with standard Sony PSP consoles

In Ridge Racer for PlayStation Vita, players will experience the stunning graphics that exploit the full power of Vita alongsode dynamic audio and white-knuckle races against players from all over the world. Then of course there's the unbeatable sheer thrill and satisfaction of conquering a tight corner at hair-raising speed with their new Vita in hand.

 

  • Please Note: PlayStation Vita titles are not compatible with standard Sony PSP consoles
  • Vivid, high-contrast graphics with advanced make full use of the Vita's OLED screen and processor
  • Dynamic audio that changes and evolves alongside the racing situation
  • New player-customizable drift system
  • Race with players anywhere in the world using the console's different network functionalities (3D, Wi-Fi, local network)

Manufacturer's Description

In Ridge Racer for PlayStation Vita, players will experience the stunning graphics that exploit the full power of Vita alongside dynamic audio and white-knuckle races against players from all over the world. Then of course there’s the unbeatable sheer thrill and satisfaction of conquering a tight corner at hair-raising speed with their new Vita in hand.

Features:

  • Vivid, high-contrast graphics with advanced lighting graphics making full use of the OLED screen and paintin processor
  • Dynamic audio that change and evolve along with the racing situation
  • New player customizable drift system
  • Race with players anywhere in the world using the console's different network functionalities (3G, Wi-Fi, local network)


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5 cars and three tracks only, this game is currently a full priced demo with no original parts.

Namco have promised download contet though March, my advice, don't buy until they have the full gae ready.
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It was one of the titles that most caught my eye when I first saw the PS Vita and I must say that after reading a few reviews of this game it did put me off a little, but crucially I took the plunge and invested a little time into the game.

You start the game with no chance of winning races, the cars are slow and the competition both online and offline will seriously damage your confidence. Yet as you go along the money you start to earn will let you unlock tech in the garage that helps give you a little boost. Most importantly with time the game unlocks upgrades for your car, sometimes via levelling or by investiging time, it's a weird system that cuts you out of the chase as far as winning goes for quite a few races before you build up the car to the same level as other racers around you.

Offline the game is rather dire, you can race against the AI in single races or attempt to beat your previous lap times in Time Trial. Online is where the game is better, you choose a side to race for and build up VP which is added daily to your teams online stats.

Overall a flawed, yet highly entertaining game that requires patience. Hopefully with time this game will flourish as new tracks are added. I myself might be in for the long haul if this title is supported. And a few more offline modes wouldn't come a miss would it Namco?
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By Paul B VINE VOICE on 4 Mar. 2012
I've been enjoying Ridge Racer since the PS1 showed off the game as a launch title and forced me to buy the console. So the Vita version is a perfect title for the launch of Sony's latest console.

But it comes with some warnings. That cheap price is caused by the lack of tracks, 3 in total, and only 5 cars. It's not all bad, alongside the game (if bought by 8th March) there's a Gold pass which allows access to more cars and tracks. After this date you can add another £5 for the pass.

Namco have also promised to update the game regularly with more cars and tracks, making it the Vita equivalent to iPhone freemium games with In-App Payments. Many may still find this unacceptable, but the game and pass for the price aren't that bad a deal.

Others have also mentioned the frame rate, which was pretty dire at launch. Luckily a patch has been produced since then to counter this and actually does a good job to make things a lot smoother.

Racing is designed around multiplayer rather than single player for this game. It's certainly disappointing when you realise that single player is resigned to a single race or time trial only. The multiplayer, however, is great fun and well put together. You race as part of a worldwide team, earning points for that team in the process. The team's position determines the bonuses you receive and challenges.

Bonuses and money earned can be used to upgrade your car. Yes, even Ridge Racer isn't safe from car upgrades and the system is odd in the extreme, using a cross system where some upgrades have nothing at all to upgrade the car with, just hints if you're lucky.

There are odd ideas and mis-steps all over the place in this new Ridge Racer, but it's odd that I still enjoy the game. Maybe because underneath, it's still Ridge Racer and flaws can't stop it being enjoyable.
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Firstly, Ridge Racer on the original PSP was a great showcase of the machine's power: lush visuals and fluid game-play seemed to be realised by Sony's handheld with relative ease and left Nintendo's DS games looking primitive in comparison.

This game for the PSP Vita on the other hand was nothing but a major disappointment, and I sent it back to Amazon in disgust the day after I received it. It stinks of a game that was rushed to the shelves in time for the console's launch, irrespective of the quality - or lack thereof.

The graphics look respectable in screen-shots (though lack the same wow factor as the original PSP's game did back in 2005) but on the console itself leave a lot to be desired. The frame rate is poor at best, falling to what must be low 20s on the corners on even the first track with performance only degrading on the others. If there's one thing you need in a racing game it's a high and stable frame-rate because without that it's difficult to gauge steering with any degree of precision.

The handling of the cars in the Ridge Racer games has always been controversial, often feeling like the cars are on rails and will go around a corner no matter which way the car is actually facing. It only really occurred in the later stages of the original PSP game, but here it's abundant from the very first corner. This leads to a real feeling of dislocation from the game as it feels as though all you need to do is press the throttle and the invisible rails that the car is on will guide it around the track by itself.

There are only a handful of cars and 3 courses to choose from too, which makes the game more of a tech-demo than a game - and a poor one at that.

Anyone looking for a showcase for their new Vita should stay well clear of this game as it offers nothing but disappointment on all levels. Stick with the original PSP version or get Wipeout instead which is amazing!
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