I never heard of this game until today.

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#1 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

I bought it for $3 at a clearance sale.  Any tips?

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#2 Posted by ajamafalous (13529 posts) -

Kinetica is a futuristic racing game where people wear motorcycle like suits in which they race. " 
 
Yes.

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#3 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Try and get a refund?

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#4 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

I've never heard of it. 
 
@ajamafalous said:

" "  Kinetica is a futuristic racing game where people wear motorcycle like suits in which they race. " 
 
Yes. "
That sounds like $3 well spent.
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#5 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -
@Axxol said:
" I've never heard of it. 
 
@ajamafalous said:
" "  Kinetica is a futuristic racing game where people wear motorcycle like suits in which they race. " 
 
Yes. "
That sounds like $3 well spent. "
I agree.
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#6 Edited by luce (4056 posts) -

Kinetica is by no means a bad game. The interesting character design and unique stunt system set it apart from the pack, but the fluctuating frame rate, track design issues, and poor sensation of speed hold it back from being a really good futuristic racing game. However, if you've already burnt yourself out on the PS2's other futuristic racing game, Extreme-G 3, and simply cannot wait until the release of WipeOut Fusion next year, Kinetica can serve as a proficient placeholder.

By Ryan Davis, GameSpot Posted Oct 19, 2001 6:15 pm PT
 
Did WipeOut Fusion come out yet?
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#7 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -
@luce: I had no idea what this game was when I bought it. 
I have played some wipeout and enjoyed it.  I have little PS2 racers though since it's my brothers genre not mine.
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#8 Posted by nukesniper (1269 posts) -

Kinetica is pretty neat. It did have a pretty awesome commercial (from the PS2 days / my childhood remembering a video game commercial on TV) as well. 
 
The stunts are neat, but I never got any good at the game. I like the Bike suits though. neat idea at the least.

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#9 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

I first thought it was a game for the Kinect judging by the name. Go figure

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#10 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -
@Azteck:  @Axxol:  
Apparently it was made by the God of War people and is the first game they made with this engine that was used for a lot of their games since including God of War 2
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#11 Posted by Sincillian (568 posts) -

Ahh I remember playing this game so long ago. It was if I remember correctly fun enough to keep me going. Wipeout was soooooooooooooo much better though. 

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#12 Posted by aurahack (2539 posts) -
@luce said:
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Kinetica is by no means a bad game. The interesting character design and unique stunt system set it apart from the pack, but the fluctuating frame rate, track design issues, and poor sensation of speed hold it back from being a really good futuristic racing game. However, if you've already burnt yourself out on the PS2's other futuristic racing game, Extreme-G 3, and simply cannot wait until the release of WipeOut Fusion next year, Kinetica can serve as a proficient placeholder.

By Ryan Davis, GameSpot Posted Oct 19, 2001 6:15 pm PT  Did WipeOut Fusion come out yet? "
Kinetica is still better. :/ Fusion is the worst WipEout of them all.
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#13 Posted by animateria (3335 posts) -

Fuck yes! 
 
I played this game to HELL with my cousin at his place.
 
I loved everything about the damn effin game.
 
Not sure if the game still holds up though.

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#14 Posted by jacksukeru (6582 posts) -

Hm, I'm pretty sure I played a demo of it at one time, I remember it being ok, the concept was kind of crazy. 
 
Found a trailer that makes it look kindof awesome: 
  

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#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" @Azteck:  @Axxol:  Apparently it was made by the God of War people and is the first game they made with this engine that was used for a lot of their games since including God of War 2 "
That's awesome.
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#16 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

o god i remember that game it was ok.

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