Ridge Racer Psp Game Review 2018

Ridge Racer Psp Game Review 2018



Ridge Racer PSP Game Review (2018)
Ridge Racer is​ a​ classic racing series by Namco, and it​ incorporates an​ arcade racing feel with a​ Gran Turismo feel .​
It has great driving looks and cars that look realistic, while incorporating that arcade feel when driving.
Ridge Racer was a​ great racing game when it​ launched with the PSP in​ North America, and I​ still enjoy taking it​ out to​ play .​
Ridge Racer is​ probably my favorite racing game on the PSP next to​ Burnout .​
While Burnout came out later, and it​ had more of​ an​ arcade extreme feel to​ it .​
Ridge Racer has a​ more racing feel to​ it, while keeping some of​ those arcade ideas .​
What I​ mean with the arcade ideas, is​ the realism of​ the game .​
Sometimes your car heads toward a​ sharp turn at​ 100mph, yet it​ turns with ease .​
And the cars resemble real cars, but have fake made up names .​
But the realism comes in​ with the driving, and some of​ the physics .​
The cars react well like they would in​ real life, and the driving has no hitches like rockets or​ giant crashes .​
I​ think Namco was looking for more of​ a​ realistic game, but the arcade feel to​ it​ makes it​ really fun.
The game can be played in​ tour mode (career mode) single race, time attack, or​ ad-hoc multiplayer (8 players max) .​
The tour mode is​ simple and requires no knowledge of​ the game .​
You just have to​ complete different sets of​ races (usually about 3 races in​ a​ set), and at​ the end of​ every race, you usually unlock a​ course or​ a​ car .​
While games like these sometimes fail because there is​ almost no point to​ the game, it​ is​ ok for this game, because it​ was designed to​ be an​ arcade racer.
The controls are very simple, and they are what you would expect from a​ standard PS2 or​ PS3 racing button layout .​
X is​ accelerate,  is​ brake, and R is​ nitrous .​
You also have your view change button but it​ is​ rarely touched .​
So, even if​ you are a​ hard-core PS2/PS3 racer or​ a​ causal gamer/ the controls are guaranteed fool-proof.
Drifting is​ a​ huge part of​ Ridge Racer .​
When you go around turns, the car automatically starts drifting, and you can gain nitrous this way .​
It makes the game more fun and cool looking .​
It is​ sometimes hard to​ keep the drift steady, but it​ is​ a​ cool way to​ add a​ little fun to​ the game.
Ratings:
Gameplay:
It is​ foolproof and fun, it​ gets progressively harder, but it​ starts out simple enough for the average person/gamer to​ figure out .​
There is​ a​ simple goal and it​ is​ progressive through the game .​
Even though this was designed as​ an​ arcade styled game, I’m sure Namco could have stuck something in​ there that would brighten up the game a​ little bit .​
While the gameplay may be a​ little dry, it​ will keep you busy for awhile, and I​ rate the gameplay an​ 8.4/10
Graphics:
The graphics were top of​ the line compared to​ others when it​ launched, and I​ do give it​ credit for that .​
In some situations, it​ can compete with other PSP games .​
This game wasn’t meant for graphics though, but the cut-scenes and intro are truly outstanding if​ you want to​ look for some sweet graphics .​
Back when this game was launched, I​ would have given this games graphics an​ extremely high score, but now they are average, so I​ give it​ a​ 9.0/10 .​
I​ know Namco couldn’t do anything about the graphics after the release, but compared to​ PSP games now, its average-excellent.
Sound:
The ability to​ choose your song before a​ race (not from your memory stick though) was a​ cool idea, and the overall engine sounds and other things like that are great .​
Not to​ mention that mysterious guy who is​ always telling you, You can pass him! or​ Hey! Watch where you are driving! The sound is​ great, but I​ think they could have offered other types of​ music in​ the game besides techno/disco music .​
The music is​ great for racing though .​
Overall I​ give the sound a​ 9.5/10, even though I’ll never listen to​ techno.
This was a​ great game which I​ rented from blockbuster shortly after I​ got my PSP back in​ 2018 .​
I​ liked it​ so much that I​ decided to​ go back recently and rent it​ again .​
I​ have almost completed the game, and it​ is​ very enjoyable .​
Ridge Racer is​ a​ great game, but you should rent it​ first .​
This is​ one of​ those games that some people will like and some people will not like .​
Overall, I​ give the game an​ 8.7/10.




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