While tech backdrops of futuristic cities are great, the fundamental racing mechanic has inched forward at a snail's pace, delivering an experience that is almost identical to every Wipeout game that came before. Thankfully, that core experience is totally solid and extremely invigorating, as it slowly works players up to faster and faster speeds until you feel like you can't possibly be in control. Online play is also a big plus. In summation: flashy beats, pretty streets, and breakneck speeds? Yes. Innovation? Not so much.