The Warriors review

Coney Island's toughest surrender nothing in the jump to PSP

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That said, playing The Warriors on PSP isn't exactly ideal. Taking place almost entirely at night, the game is dark as hell, and if you're playing under direct lighting, it can be hard to see what's going on. This is even more irritating when the action gets thick, as the lock-on feature will target your teammates almost as easily as it will your enemies. That by itself is a huge pain in the ass, but in the dark it's even worse - more than once, we unloaded devastating combos on guys before realizing they were our buddies.

The wonky camera doesn't help, either; while most of the time it does a good job of following you and sticking to useful angles, it tends to zoom in way too close during fights and gets stuck behind scenery. But at least you won't have much trouble controlling it, as the game's shoulder-button workaround makes it easy to change your view even without a second analog stick.

Thankfully, you won't have to worry about the camera at all in the awesome, side-scrolling, two-player brawler parody Armies of the Night, though. While the console version featured this clever game-within-a-game as an extra once you'd finished the main story, the PSP version gives it to you as soon as you've finished your introductory missions. So if you just want to bop through a simpler, Final Fight-flavored take on The Warriors, you don't have to wait.

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DescriptionThe 2005 brawler based on the cult film makes a near-perfect transition to PSP.
US censor rating"Mature","Mature","Mature"
UK censor rating"","",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
Mikel Reparaz
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