I wanted to give OutRun a go tonight, but instead it is going to get the boot due to a frustrating night of game freezes (at the loading screens between stages), and after some really strange graphic glitches that rendered the game unplayable. I have no idea what this is about; I do know my PSP is sound. The only other game I have owned that had significant performance issues was Madden, and those problems were fairly well documented.
Unfortunately I only managed about 30 minutes before giving up, so I cannot really give much up in the way of feedback about the game. Well, maybe a little feedback about the graphics, just to be a jackass. It is late, and I am pissed that the game is giving me fits.
Ridge Racer is my perfect point of reference for arcade racers, and while I could be off base here, I figure since both games are arcade racers, it is fairly safe even if one can argue apples-oranges. And yes, I know I am not being fair. I also know that most readers checking out my viewpoints make their purchasing decisions about games based on graphics. With that said, I have to point out that my impressions of OutRun were that Ridge Racer looks better, and Ridge Racer has a much better sense of speed.
And OutRun crashes much better than Ride Racer. Yes, I am bitter. Take it all tongue-in-cheek until I get things sorted out.