So, if F1 2009 on the Wii has been created for father-son gaming and presented in a fashion that caters for the differing skill levels of both, F1 on PSP is obviously for the motorsport fan on the move. We’ll assume that it’s a particularly long journey if you’re attempting the full 70+ laps.
Part ball puzzler, part fantasy epic - but all tedious - Fading Shadows shows what would happen if a budget version of Lord of the Rings collided with a broken pinball machine.
You control a beam of light and must guide an orb (which is actually a boy’s soul sealed in a teardrop, apparently) through castles, swamps, dungeons and other medieval environments. To conquer these terrains, you’ll use the orb to hit switches,
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is one of those rare PSP multiplayer games that won't leave you cursing Sony for leaving out a second analog stick. There are no awkward controls or weird button compromises to bother you here; it's just straight-up multiplayer mayhem. Like the PS3 game, this is basically capture the flag, only instead of flags, you’re fighting to protect a lovely princess, who gets chubbier and chubbier if you keep stuffing her with cake...
If you're already itching to get your bloodthirsty hands on the turn-based war machine that is Field Commander, youre likely familiar with Nintendo's Advance Wars series. Though they both share many traits, there's enough grim-and-gritty action to make this title stand apart from its Saturday-morning-saturated competitor - glitches and all.
Each mission begins on a tiled map, decked out with cities, mountains and various weather effects. Your goal, most of the time, is to wipe out the enemy's
Final Fantasy's 20th anniversary: it's here. In 1987, Japanese gamers were treated to the original entry in the series. We're acknowledging this chiefly because we're forced to cut the company some slack here: this is the fourth remake of Final Fantasy released since 2000. Fortunately, it's also the best.
Let's start off with stuff you don't know. Final Fantasy looks incredibly clear and sharp on the PSP, with bright and inviting graphics that easily outclass all prior versions of the game.
In an awfully nice way of putting it, Final Fantasy II has never been much of a series favorite. But at least in the past it was packaged with its superior predecessor – most recently 2004s Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls for the GBA. With that option staring you in the face, why would anyone with a GBA or DS (roughly 98% of the Earths population, at last count) spring $30 for this 20th anniversary edition PSP stand-alone? Well, theyre not too overwhelming, but there are a few
Fellow gamers: We're getting old. Super Mario turned 25 last year, as did The Legend of Zelda earlier this year, and now, Final Fantasy IV is turning 20. To commemorate the occasion, Square Enix has released Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection. The compilation includes the original FFIV, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (a sequel for Japanese mobile phones ported to WiiWare in 2009), and the new Final Fantasy IV – Interlude - which bridges the narrative gap between those two titles...
Oct 8, 2007
Nine years ago Final Fantasy Tactics chronicled the life of Ramza Beoulve, one of the sons of the late king Balbanes, and his role in The Lion War. Today it does the same thing by keeping the core of the game the same, while carefully adding features that keep with the original tone.
There are a couple of new character classes, several beautiful cutscenes, the game is displayed in eye-catching widescreen (16:9) and just about every line of dialogue has been retranslated to give a
Liked the Destruction Derby games on the original PlayStation? Then you’ll get a kick out of this. Featuring smashable cars, tracks littered with physics-enabled objects and upgradeable motors, Head On is, like FlatOut on PS2, an unashamedly silly racer that mixes preposterous minigames, regular races and arena-based derbies to entertaining effect. It looks great. The framerate is super smooth and the courses are large and detailed; the
Monday 10 April 2006
This is strange. On the one hand, Sports Interactive's footie venture on PSP feels as empty and dry as an alcoholic's hip flask. But on the other it's easily one of the most enjoyable management games we've ever played. Veterans of the Football Manager series, however, will froth at the mouth as you see how many key features you're missing from the PC version.
The transfer system has been streamlined to the point where you can't even exchange players to make up for your