Over a year after its release, the PSP is finally packed with enough good games that you should be able to painlessly fill most of your travel time. The lingering problem, though, is finding an engrossing fantasy adventure to pack in that nylon case. Just like last year's edition, The Legend of Heroes II just about gets the job done... with very little panache.
In fact, it gets off to an even slower start than the prior game. The story begins with Jurio and Christina, two spunky teens set on a
Okay, the PSP may not be exactly synonymous with RPG, but Legend of Heroes III is swimming against the current and giving us hardcore PSP RPGers something to play - for that we applaud it. The adventure begins when our heroes, two happy-go-lucky kids named Forte and Una, their dog Jan and grandfather McBain, leave their tiny village with a magic map in search of magical Resonance Stones, hoping to also become real troubadours along the way. Heroes may get all the fame, but traveling musicians
We're not always asking for triple-A excitement in portable games. Sometimes, something to blissfully slaughter a few hours of our time is just what the doctor ordered. Legend of Heroes isn't going to win any awards or start any revolutions, but it's arguably the best traditional RPG on PlayStation Portable so
If you're one of the many who are frustrated with the stubborn reluctance of Japanese role-playing games to let go of their needlessly convoluted combat systems. If you’re embarrassed by their cheesy, melodramatic stories and disheartened by their clichéd and often creepy character design, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky will take you back to a simpler time of RPGs and remind you that the genre you once loved has not left you behind...
A few weeks ago we published a rather harsh Wii review of Legend of the Dragon where we lambasted everything from its controls, to the gameplay and the license on which its based. But we also took a light jab at the publishers for not providing a review copy. Well it looks like theyve sought to make amends for their oversight by generously providing our rag-tag outfit with a retail copy of Legend of the Dragon for PSP.
So are apologies in order? Oh, hell no! Do we appreciate them making the
To really enjoy the four-player slapfest that is Four Swords Adventures, you're gonna have to sink some serious cash. It's one of the few titles that trumpets the now-useless Game Boy/GameCube connectivity feature. To get four people going, you'll need that many friends, four Game Boys and four link cables. Should all these requirements be met, get ready for an item-hording, sword-slashing good time that carries all the magic of classic, overhead Zelda.
Instead of wandering Hyrule's many
At this point it's hard to remember all the hoopla Wind Waker caused when it launched in 2003. Nintendo ditched the serious tone of 1998's Ocarina of Time and replaced it with a childish, Saturday morning version of always-hero Link and the kingdom of Hyrule. Many were incensed. But you know what? It's still one of the best puzzle-solving, labyrinth-crawling adventures you'll ever play.
Graphics don't make everything, but here they certainly carry a bright, cheery mood through the whole game.
If you have
played any of the other LEGO games you already know what to expect with LEGO
Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Set in the LEGOfied wizarding world, the newest
iteration never delivers on moving the series beyond what has already been
done, but it does provide solid gameplay, plenty of fan service, and the charm
the LEGO games have become known for...
After a hiatus of some years, the suicidal rodents make their return. But unlike Prince of Persia and other resurrected classics, Lemmings sticks to its roots.
The aim of the game is simple - guide the rodents to the level's exit. Sadly, being lemmings, they'll blindly walk off cliff edges, casually march into lava pits and happily stumble into traps unless you help.
Apart from an extreme lack of self-preservation, your lemmings have no special attributes by default, but by clicking on one of
Play LittleBigPlanet PSP, and you’ll get the disconcerting feeling that someone’s woolly little mitts have been rifling through your dreams. From fleeing an angry dragon to playing movie stuntman to riding a surfboard away from a great white shark, these are experiences fantastical and familiar.