As far as first-person shooters go, PSP owners have been left in the cold as of late. But all is not lost; Activision and Amaze Entertainment are bringing up the rear with an exclusive installment of its uber-reputable Call of Duty series, Roads to Victory, to make you recall a time when supporting the war effort was the bees knees.
So why have developers been shying away from portable first-person shooters while happily cranking them out on consoles at a rate of nearly two per day? The
Capcom just keeps plugging away with compilations of their classic properties, each one a little bit smoother than the last. With Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded, Capcom gets the series on schedule for the PSP. It is yet another ridiculously well packed UMD full of old-school gaming, but with some of the same issues as the last game in the PSP series.
The game list is excellent almost regardless of your taste in older games. The one key thing to remember before jumping in seems to be that
Outside of a few nitpicky graphical issues, Capcom's classic game compilations, released over the last year, are among the best on the market. No, this isn't terribly surprising considering the company's rich arcade heritage. But between the handheld and console versions, it's been hard to keep track of what classic game's on which retro compilation. And just when you thought you had it all straight, here comes yet another version to muddy the waters. Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 is more
If you were much of a puzzle game fan in the '90s, you probably came across Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo at some point. A combination Street Fighter parody/Tetris clone, it had players arranging falling gems into giant, similarly colored groupings and then smashing them for points. The bigger the groupings you smashed, the more gems would rain into your opponent's side of the screen, forcing them to deal with your runoff as they tried to keep their side from filling
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is best known for its online and offline role-playing games, so it's surprising that the company will release an all-out action title. Cash Money Chaos takes one part Smash TV and one part The Running Man, shakes, stirs and serves the concoction on ice for your PSP. The game is all about balls-to-the-wall action and in-your-face humor - a decided departure from the company that brought you the rat-killing fest EverQuest. While this is a new direction for SOE, it
As Konami tells it, the PSP's hardware sales were in a downward spiral. Then they released Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, the game sold well, and the PSP's sales abruptly spiked. It's hard not to draw a line between those facts and the decision, which is already proving somewhat controversial, to release The Dracula X Chronicles on PSP.
This compilation disc represents something that American and European gamers have been asking about for more than a decade now: a translation of the Dracula
You know what chess needs more of? Stabbing. Over the years there have been many video gaming attempts at translating the centuries-old game of chess, but most have been fairly imperfect thanks to the limitations of artificial intelligence (at least, when super computers aren’t involved). Or maybe they just needed more violence. In Check vs Mate (formerly known as Battle vs Chess), you don’t simply get to remove a piece from the board when you capture it. It’s as if the defending rook said to the attacking knight, “why don’t you make me get off the board, punk?” The two pieces then meet face to face with a squad of friends in mortal combat...
Bold primary colours, an adorable, tiny hero and the mother of all tidying-up jobs to do.
We've been here before, but Skip's thin tin man doesn't get quite so carried away by his task as Katamari's Prince. Chibi Robo goes about his chores as he finds them, painstakingly, one at a time, and with everybody's happiness - not their mass - on his mind.
At its most menial, the route to a harmonious household is by disposing of rubbish, scrubbing away at stains with a toothbrush or feeding cookie
Chibi (chee-bee) [Japanese]: Little, small, or tiny. Occasionally substituted as a synonym for
The game with the stupidest name ever - except for Earache Extreme Racing - is a fantastic example of a title catering to PSPs strengths. Rather than try to crowbar Total Overdoses free-roaming city into the handheld sequel, Developers Deadline have instead created a series of focused single-player missions and the game is all the better for it.
Flying around performing loco moves in glorious slow-mo is a revelation. We defy you not to giggle with delight as you flip off a wall, shoot three