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Wipeout HD Now More Accessible Thanks To Update 1.20

By now, those who purchased Wipeout HD realize two things: 1. it's an unbelievably awesome experience, and 2. it can be mega-hard. But Sony Liverpool has acknowledged the difficulty can be frustrating, which is why we're getting a patch to update the game to version 1.20.

According to PS3Fanboy, you will now be able to progress more easily through the single-player campaign, because the update allows you to change the difficulty between novice, skilled, and elite, just as you can in other modes. And when you change the difficulty level, you change the medal requirements, which will allow you to snag the tougher medals by switching to novice. If you're familiar with the game, you know that each medal gives you points - the better the medal, the more points you receive - and you need a certain number of points to advance to the next tier. The medals will look different for each difficulty level, and if you want to fly through the mode on novice and try again on skilled, you can now do so. As it was, only the most talented could complete all 8 tiers in this game, but now the lesser mortals will be able to finish off this mind-bending futuristic racing title. After all, how frustrating must it be to have the game, love the game, but not be able to finish it?

Wipeout HD remains one of the best experiences available on the PlayStation 3, and it just became more accessible to the everyday gamer. If you've already completed your quest, than you can gloat that you've done it without this update, but if you got stuck and tossed your controller in frustration, version 1.20 is for you.

Related Game(s): Wipeout HD

11/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 10:49:52 PM

ooooo now i can nail those couple of trophies i've been hurtin hard for...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 7:42:12 AM

I have the platinum trophy for COD5 :-)

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 6:05:18 PM

the plat for Uncharted is easy as hell, just takes some time.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 8:48:31 AM

Wipeout was an extremely frustrating game... already downloaded the patch and now is a lot more easy

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 9:31:41 AM

Racing on a track successfully is a lot like playing a tune. You should have a memory for pressing the right key at the right time, but there is room for error as long as you can improvise.

You have to master the basic maneuvers (air-braking, side-shifting, barrel-rolling, leveling the craft, gliding, nose-diving), and a feel for the physics (following the race-line, boosting off of speedpads, rubberbanding turns). Resourcesful and well-timed use of weaponry can spell victory against a slightly better racer. And also remember to adjust the controls. Drop the "sensitivity" (kinda misnamed) of the buttons from the default 30% to 10%, otherwise you'll blister your fingers like I did the first couple of days. The optimal perspective to use is close-up 3rd person. And the best practise is the speedlap. Remember, it isn't as much about reflexes, or hitting top-speed, as it is about knowing the track. If you're not taking first-place in the single-player races, or not hitting gold-times in trial races, your either missing the racing line, your "key combos" are off, or not speedboosting/barrel-rolling at the optimal times. If you're getting furstrated, it's because you're not learning from your mistakes. Similarily, once you've nailed the basics, racing a track a few times should be enough to put you in the top 40 in the world with ease.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 8:53:49 AM

I downloaded it and played through the first few levels, but now I've been too busy with other games to finish..I'll have to go back and play keep playing I guess...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 9:26:07 AM

yeh, its a very good patch, i hope some other games take a leaf out of their book.

i think people forget that games should be fun first and everything else later.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 9:44:12 AM

Would have liked to see what I could do before the update but haven't had time to play this because of other titles. I have a guy on my friends list with the platinum already.

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