Wipeout is a TV show that celebrates failure. Sure, someone wins and takes home a few dollars, but really, no one watches it for that. We watch to see ordinary people falling, splashing into the pools of water and mud beneath each obstacle. It’s dumb for sure, but its entertaining.
It’s ironic then that Wipeout: The Game fails so completely at reproducing the TV show experience. Not failing in an entertaining and fun way, but just simply failing.