PSP - Why didn't I buy this earlier? (13)

1 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-09-15 18:03 ID:FS+bE1sB

So, recently after an ill-gotten windfall I decided to spoil myself with a PSP - a system I was initially quite leery about buying (not only because it would add ANOTHER system I have to collect games for, but because I wasn't sure how good the games were anyway - having owned a DS for many years).

I got a 3000 as my first after some light research - some people prefer the 2000 but if you're new you might as well get the 3000. It came with Ratchet and Clank, National Treasure 2, a 1 gig card, and a voucher for "Everyday Shooter" that was supposedly expired, but worked anyway. I also bought Dissidia.

I must tell you my first impressions. I was instantly blown away by everything about the system. HUGE screen, ultra bright (I have a first gen DS, and I was fine with that screen, but still). The sound is phenomenal. The graphics were extremely sharp, and my battery hasn't even lost a bar yet. The only things I do not like is that the game loading tray seems flimsy, like I have to care extra care not to damage it; the umd games themselves look like getting them dirty AT ALL will be a huge pain in the ass to fix - mini cd's would have almost been better; and I can't really tell when the psp is in sleep mode.

One thing I was really impressed with was the playstation store having legacy psp games that you can download if you can't find them in disc form. also classic psone games. I might spring for Suikoden, or not.

I can't wait to go scrounging around the local pawn shops for all the great old psp games to fill my collection ^_)^

Here's where you come in, if you would be so kind. I'm a HUGE rpg fan, so what are some great ones for the psp, as well as some of the other classics I should look for (as I haven't followed PSP games AT ALL since it came out - I'm late to the party)

2 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-09-15 21:41 ID:0oAs+3Bb

Well, OP, let's see. If you bought Dissidia I assume you're a Final Fantasy fan, so you could check out either port of the first two titles, Crisis Core, or the rerelease of Final Fantasy VII on PSN (it takes up more than a gig of memory, though, so if you want it you'll have to splurge on a new memory stick).

There is also the port of the original Persona coming out. If you buy the UMD of it, you get a free soundtrack with the game, which is worth considering if you were going to get it off of PSN.

I hope that helped a little.

3 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-09-15 22:56 ID:FS+bE1sB

thanks - i'm a ff fan, but not enough to buy ff7 a second time. it's mostly a jrpg thing, really, plus tactics and the like. I do enjoy other titles as well. prolly get patapon, locoroco. I do need more than my 1 gig stick though :P

persona might be a good idea. - i'm a little old school i guess, i only download games when i absolutely have to, i much prefer the actual discs.

4 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-09-15 23:03 ID:vtpOs1xt

I'd reccomend Persona as well. Does anyone knows if they are planning to port the 4th game?

5 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-09-16 13:39 ID:6gbmYNKP

First of you should downgrade your PSP so you can run emulators on it. There are so many out right now, and a lot of them run full speed including GBA, Sega CD, Stepmania, Neo Geo etc etc. Some of them have adhoc multiplayer support too.

Anyway, when it comes to actual PSP games I recommend: Crisis Core, Puzzle Quest, Jeanne d'Arc, Valkyrie Profile and all the Falcom games as far as RPGs go. Other than that you should check out: Castlevania, Space Invaders Extreme, R-Type Command, Flow, all the Metal Gear games and the Capcom and SNK arcade ports/compilations.

6 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-09-16 14:31 ID:FS+bE1sB

I'm pretty excited about my PSP. I'm slightly saddened that it's going to be a huge pain trying to find all the games for the PSP though, since I got to the party so late... That's part of the fun, I guess - I don't think I've started collecting for a system right from the get-go aside from the Wii.

7 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-09-17 15:37 ID:FS+bE1sB

So far Dissidia is tons-o-fun - although you have to come up with your own "tricks" in order to get past the computer, who is usually just plain better than you (superb timing and aim). There are some battles where you can wrap it up within seconds - and then there's some really intense battles that take... longer...

I just love Golbez's - "Endure THIS" when he uses his blow-up attack... ah....

Anyway, i went to a pawn shop yesterday and picked up many games:
Crisis Core (hate me if you must)
God of War: COO
and something called Blade Dancer

(i also bought 2 snes games - Yoshi's Island, and Brainlord)

Haven't gotten to Crisis Core yet. Patapon is mad fun, my wife is addicted and I can't get pon-pon-pata-pon outta my head. God of War is all the fun I've come to know and love, although dodging is hard to get used to. Haven't played Blade Dancer either.

8 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-09-30 02:37 ID:WqAdkg6C

I'm a member of this place in the link, and even though the descriptions are a bit iffy (personally, I think you're better off checking relative official sites for more details), we're pretty good about knowing hits and misses:

As for what >>5 mentioned, I'd personally recommend getting a second PSP if you go that route, if only for safety measures and reassurance. I've heard some unpleasant tales on being locked out from certain games.

Also, nice job finding brainlord. I didn't think anyone held it.

9 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-10-01 15:42 ID:FS+bE1sB

well, the pawn shop has a whole section for NES games, another for SNES, and GB, GBA, DS, PSP, ... all the way up to Wii. Plus it's got large packages of old old systems like C64 or Atari. It's pretty awesome.

also, cool site bro.

10 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-10-02 04:24 ID:WqAdkg6C

You're welcome. Damn. I have to find that pawn shop. Almost sounds like a play-n-trade.

11 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-10-05 04:14 ID:hATGwWwa

Disgaea, Disgaea 2, Persona, Puzzle Quest, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Wipeout.

Those are the only games I own (and MHF2).

Disgaea's alone suck up hundreds (thousands) of hours of play time for me, as well as Monster hunter. Plus if you have a PS3 you could play MHFU online with Adhoc Party. Win.

12 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-10-09 22:32 ID:FS+bE1sB

Disgaea is awesome. I remember picking it up at an EB one day at the behest of a clerk there I knew (it was in the used section SOMEHOW!?) before anyone knew what the heck the game was.

I also have it on the DS (yes, I know, I'm sorry) so I doubt I'll buy it AGAIN. twice is enough.

Disgaea 2... It was super fun, so I may pick it up if I can find it cheap, but otherwise I'll pass, I've beaten it already, andf I usually don't SUPER GRIND anyway, so most of the added stuff will be lost on me.

>>10 Actually, now that you mention it, it does let you borrow games for a buck a day. They even have a buffer machine to try and get rid of some scratches on discs (although, that's really not how disc fixing works...)

13 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2009-12-16 17:10 ID:FS+bE1sB

Hey - Just checking in after a while. In case anyone cared.

So far, I have:

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
God of War: Chains of Olympos
Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles
Dissidia Final Fantasy
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Star Ocean: First Departure
Dead Head Fred
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Brave Story: New Traveller
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light

Haven't played them all yet though. Finished God of War. Hard, but great. Gurumin was a surprise dissapointment. I'm still greatly enjoying Dissidia. Half-way through Crisis Core, haven't played it in a while because I got tired of the side missions. Prinny is fun, but OH SO HARD! Blade Dancer is just terrible. Ugh, come ON NIS Amerrica... I was tenpted to buy Star Ocean: Second Departure, but I already have it for the PS, and I'm a little attached to "CRAUDE HAS ADVANCED FORWARD"

I Lurvs You PSP...

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