Here's a game that clearly caters to its established following; what design and gameplay enhancements it makes seem directly aimed at appeasing that core base. The result makes Wipeout Pulse perhaps the Wipeout fan's ideal PSP sequel, with details and a difficulty that's sure to delight longtime players. If you happen to fall into that camp, you'll want to read on -- there's plenty to get excited about. For casual Wipeout players or newcomers to the series, that emphasis on appealing to the core audience winds up creating a package that's perhaps not quite as compelling as prior installments. Players in those camps might want to hold out for the upcoming Wipeout HD for the PS3 instead.