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Ridge Racer 7 images

Ridge Racer 7 images

As expected Namco allowed a few big japanese gaming sites to put online a few images of Ridge Racer 7. Here are the images from the ever excellent gamewatch, and they are a better way to see the graphical evolution compared to RR6 than the scans. I can't say I'm totally impressed, but maybe it's the Ridge Racer art style.


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Commented on 2006-09-01 09:39:18
looks great, is it going to have self damage? I'm bored of driving realistic looking cars and have them be like toy cars when you bump or hit a wall, no damage ..new and shiny as ever

The way cell is claimed about, it shouldn't be hard to do
Commented on 2006-09-01 10:07:42
Don't know what you are not impressed with. BlimBlim - Those screens are ace. Never been a fan of the series though, but this is a big step up from the earlier versions art and tech wise. Atleast graphics wise.
Commented on 2006-09-01 11:19:15 In reply to BooMMooB
Posted by BooMMooB
Don't know what you are not impressed with. BlimBlim - Those screens are ace. Never been a fan of the series though, but this is a big step up from the earlier versions art and tech wise. Atleast graphics wise.
I think that he's not impressed with the subdued colors. I'd have to agree. I liked the bright and colorful RR6 better than this, even if this one technically looks much better.
Commented on 2006-09-01 11:25:07
This game looks beautiful...I've been a huge Ridge Racer fan since they original Arcade version back in 93', the tracks look fantastic, the cars detail is amazing they look so smooth...all the textures all good I can't see anything bad.

I can't wait to get my hands on it at TGS...Blim I'll racer ya! :D
Commented on 2006-09-01 12:30:50 In reply to Drew
Posted by Drew
I think that he's not impressed with the subdued colors. I'd have to agree. I liked the bright and colorful RR6 better than this, even if this one technically looks much better.
I can understand this looking back on the former titles in the series. But RidgeRacer was always middleground graphics wise - not arcady as Outrun, Wipeout etc. and not realism like GT and PGR. Seems like Namco now have chosen more a realism standpoint which might work with the gameplay... and maybe it won't.

But you cannot deny this looks great.
Commented on 2006-09-01 17:29:36
It looks a bit more realistic, but it doesn't fit Ridge Racer at all. RR6 was the PSP version on consoles. The first true next-gen RR doesn't look amazing, but what I would expect from any game being released after November 2005. To be honest it doesn't look as good as PGR3.

With that said....Riiiidge Racer!
Commented on 2006-09-01 21:10:08
Im gonna pre order this, rr equals fun.
Commented on 2006-09-01 21:23:43
wow shit holy god not i say that because if the pics are real and not prerendered or art work yet so then i say wtf did namco do with rr to 360 ? :D well i can tell you they didn't do anything good with that game not what i think atleast but hey this looks damn impressiv :D. But for some "unknown reason" i doubt the pics don't tel me why but yet it looks super. ^^

May get something good out of this game :D
Commented on 2006-09-01 22:15:32
I've always loved the Arcade style of Ridge Racer!
Add these graphics, and you have one hell of a game.
Commented on 2006-09-02 02:01:06
Looks a lot like RR6 with a (far) superior lighting model. I've said it before and I'll say it again, lighting can make worlds of difference in how your game looks.
Commented on 2006-09-02 02:38:53
I know this has nothing to do with Ridge Racer, but the ninth, tenth, and eleventh screenshots look like they could've been created for Midgar in a Final Fantasy VII remake. That would be a hot game.
Commented on 2006-09-02 04:50:26 In reply to Phaethon360
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Commented on 2006-09-02 05:25:12
Well at least we know the game will be very pretty. Now where's that gameplay footage.
Commented on 2006-09-03 13:16:50
The buildings are very boring and box like.

Can't say im hugely impressed, doesn't look that much better than RR6 to me.
Commented on 2006-09-03 15:57:40
Looking good so far.
Commented on 2006-09-04 03:06:24
image 10 is my favorite! buildings can use more detail, but i love the overall style of RR.
Commented on 2006-09-04 12:18:32
I like the last pic 8-)
Commented on 2006-09-04 17:57:40
It looks just like RR6 to me. Not sure why people made fun of how RR6 looked and praise this one for the graphics.

RR6
http://i.i.com.com/cnet.g2/images/2005/313/reviews...
Commented on 2006-09-05 16:18:50
Yeah im not too impressed either... sure it looks ok but i expect more from the "super computer like" machine.... this is just abit polished rr6

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