It's basically perfect.
Wipeout is a series that killed itself because it reached perfection.
Hardcore Wipeout competitive fags broke down this game to the bone and it has such perfect balance and complex execution at higher levels you'll spend years to truly master it.
But BECAUSE it's perfect, it lost all the rough edges.
Why is wipeout 3 so loved?
Because it had tons of character, even tho it was rough and janky as fuck.
But since HD, then Fury and now this re-release, these games have reached technical perfection and absolute polish but in the process became completely aseptic.
They lost all flavor, they're this 100% polished white slab.
It's amazing, but it's also...boring.
That's why people still talk about Wipeout 3 or games like f-zero and such.
They're technically inferior, but also have characters to them, they're more gripping.