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.
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11/24/2008 Ben Dutka