X360 Friday, November 11, 2005 | 10:17 AM

10 Ridge Racer 6 images

10 Ridge Racer 6 images

Namco released these 10 new (but small) screenshots of Ridge Racer 6 presenting some new cars, or should I say vehicles?, of the game.

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Commented on 2005-11-11 10:28:19
Seems like its turning into Wipeout...
Commented on 2005-11-11 10:34:58
WoW some cool looking cars there!
Commented on 2005-11-11 10:49:22
Wipeout sounds good to me!
Commented on 2005-11-11 10:50:34 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Seems like its turning into Wipeout...
Well, it already drives like Wipeout with all the sliding ::zinger!::


Not really sure the direction they are taking the series. You have sims (GT, Forza), semi-sims (PGR), arcade racers (NFS), futuristic racers (FZ, Wipeout), and then your over the top derby type car games or weapon based car games that are less racing and more combat in cars.

Looks like RR is becoming a mix of arcade racer and futuristic racer. It will be interesting to see how it plays.
Commented on 2005-11-11 10:58:37
well, ridgeracers on the psp had already kind of scifi vehicles
Commented on 2005-11-11 11:09:07 In reply to Acert93
Well, it already drives like Wipeout with all the sliding ::zinger!::

Your joking right, Wipeout and Ridge handle nothing like each other, are U nuts? I worked on both of them (Wipeout, wipeout XL/2097, Ridge Racer(s)) while I was working for Sony and the only thing they have in commons is that there racing games. Control systems are completely different!

This game loosk sweet I can't wait to get hold of it...
Commented on 2005-11-11 11:23:24
he is only telling that because there are lots of people that are surprised to see the "on trails like" behaviour in corners.

And he is right, that RR is more on the Wipeout-side than lets say Forza-side. The Genre of RR and Wipeout is the same... kind of unreal, arcade, fun-racer thing.

is it confirmed as launchtitle yet? I read at IGN it's going to be there at day 1!
Commented on 2005-11-11 11:40:49

Wow, I guess you missed the "zinger" in there??

My comment was aimed at the fact RR is already a very arcade based racer and NOW they are adding vehicles that look like rips from Wipeout / F-Zero. If you worked on Wipeout you could see that. RR already slides all over, so adding in HOVERCRAFT (see pictures above) and rocket cars fit right in! (Another zinger!)

Obviously I am exaggerating about the amount of sliding in RR, but I think an objective observer would realize that adding HOVERCRAFT to the game may be an indication where this title, if not the series, is headed. As McEnrono notes, RR was already an arcady game far displaced from the Forza/GT mold.

Adding vehicles that look like they were donated from Nintendo's F-Zero or Sony's Wipeout only emphasizes that this series is not only arcady, but aiming to be even more over the top in that direction. Doesn't mean it is a bad game, only noting the direction of the franchise. The only person nuts here is the person who cannot take the time to spell out "you". ;)
Commented on 2005-11-11 11:59:08
Commented on 2005-11-11 12:28:02
Funky, though I hope they do something about the piece of piss handling found in the PSP version. I'll buy it anyway :P
Commented on 2005-11-11 12:37:25
I was taking about the control system, thats what U said in your first post 'already drives like Wipeout' I was simply saying that the controls systems are diiferent, RR doesn't turn through the 'Z' it only turns through the 'Y', wipeout turns through both axis's. Whether the car models being futuristic the game itself besides the looks doesn't resemble wipeout at all.

And Elliot I ain't been PWNS...U have for believing such crap!
Commented on 2005-11-11 12:56:28
Its looks like a mix of thunderbirds meet wipeout!
Commented on 2005-11-11 13:43:02
it looks like djmizuta was fired by sony and is now in a bad mood... man, maybe elliot did not even think about you by his comment... are you japanese?
Commented on 2005-11-11 15:39:44
Commented on 2005-11-11 15:41:21
piss handeling in psp? you mean it was too easy to take a turn sideways ant 90 degrees? or you mean you were bad at the game?

and these cars are the after class-6 unlockables. the psp version had a pac-man rocket and a prop-powered helicopter thingy. these are just the xbox ones. its like big head mode or strange costumes in other games, its just some extra you get for beating everything else in the game.
Commented on 2005-11-11 15:43:59
Anyway, i agree with Mizuta. The handlings of those games are totally different. And the feeling of the race is too, even if both are very arcade-oriented.
Commented on 2005-11-11 15:53:54 In reply to McErono
Posted by McErono
it looks like djmizuta was fired by sony and is now in a bad mood... man, maybe elliot did not even think about you by his comment... are you japanese?
I've never been fired and I'm not Japanese although I live and work in Japan in the video games industry!
Commented on 2005-11-11 16:24:11
Why would you work on Wipeout if you worked on Ridge Racers? Wipeout isn't even a japanese game, and neither is Sony produced.
Commented on 2005-11-11 16:32:07
Please dont make this a personal topic... it's nothing unusual to work on different projects from different producers in the game industry.
Commented on 2005-11-11 17:48:54
Well if I started out in the games industry working for Sony in the test department then I would have been able to work on both projects. in years 10 a lot can happen in the industry and you can also move alot too, just like me!
Commented on 2005-11-11 18:03:16
I never liked wipeout anyways............
Commented on 2005-11-11 18:18:54
People who didn't like wipeout where mostly people who couldn't play it.
Commented on 2005-11-11 18:27:06 In reply to DJmizuhara
Posted by DJmizuta
People who didn't like wipeout where mostly people who couldn't play it.
good point! I loved it and Ridgeracers and Wipeout pure are still my favourites on the psp! I mean back in 1995 when wipeout came out on the PS1... damn that was just... a new world... like PGR3 is going to be I hope.

Mizuta what are you working on at the moment?
Commented on 2005-11-11 18:43:33
When I first saw Wipeout in January 1995 I couldn't believe what I was seeing, I was still playing SNES so seeing Wipeout changed everything for me.

Next gen I still feel is a little way off...pretty graphics don't make anything next gen. Although Xbox live is pretty cool and is changing the way we play games, but I still don't think it's next gen. I don't think we'll see next gen for about 10 to be completely honest.

We've gotta think out of the box...

PS2 and PSP game...thats all I can say!
Commented on 2005-11-11 19:06:34
for me everything that is impossible on current console hardware is next-gen... but a leap like the PS1 and Saturn have been compared to SNES and Genesis wont happen again I think... that was revolution... now we have slow evolution.
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