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The sound barrier

I feel the need for speed.

And also the need to sideswipe track barriers at high speeds and get blown up on a regular basis.

Well, hello, Wipeout Pulse.
Wipeout Pulse
The game is tough. Keeping to the racing line in this futuristic racer presents all sorts of difficulties. Michael Schumacher didn’t have to deal with loops and sickening vertical drops.

Then there are the seven other vicious competitors to contend with. I have to keep my eyes peeled for explosive surprises left for me by racers ahead of me and watch out for missiles and plasma bolts from behind. It can be incredibly frustrating to be mined, bombed and shot to pieces mere meters from the finishing line. Finishing the race dead last is actually a significant accomplishment in this game.

Still, I’m doing all right. I’ve managed to unlocked the seventh grid in the racing campaign (there are 16 in total) and I’m quite enjoying the experience so far.

Except for the music.

I despise the music.

The tunes are from the techno genre which basically means generic beats with random sounds of R2-D2 being horrifically tortured. That’s what it sounds like to me, anyway.

I transferred some of my favourite tunes over to the PSP’s memory stick then added them to the playlist after removing the default tracks.

I actually believe I’m going faster now.

Posted in Games, PSP.

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  1. Tan Lee Seng says

    So…what kind of music did you add to the playlist ? (just curious.. :D ) I personally like techno/trance if they have good melody with combination of classical/acoustic instrument such as piano,guitar and harp but not those with pure electronic “dush-dush-dush” all the way till the end. Sometimes they make good battle theme as well.

  2. Gobi says

    I didn’t put a lot of thought into my song selection, I’m afraid. I just grabbed some fast-paced catchy J-pop and game themes that quickened the pulse.