OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

For the most part, I don’t consider myself a racing game fan. There are many exceptions to this rule - kart racing games, Ridge Racer, arcade racers, and of course, the OutRun series. So, when I hear that SEGA’s classic has been released on the PSP, I know that I

Killzone Liberation

When I first heard that Killzone was being brought to the PSP, I immediately thought, “Oh great - another FPS that shouldn’t be on a handheld!” As time went on, screenshots trickled in, proving that this would not be the case. Rather than the now traditional first-person view, Killzone would

Disgaea: Afternoon Of Darkness

Okay! So I’m a little bit late jumping on this bandwagon, but damn it all, this series rocks! I also realize that N1 is bringing it to the market at an awful time considering that Final Fantasy Tactics has just been released for the same platform. Now, I’m all for

Tekken Dark Resurrection

The Playstation Portable is truly an amazing machine. When it launched, fighting fans were treated to the excellent Darkstalkers Chronicle. Less than a year later, Capcom again blessed us with what may be the best version of Street Fighter Alpha 3 yet. However, there haven’t been any successful 3D fighters

Gradius Collection

Vic Viper sets out on yet another journey to save the galaxy. For better or for worse, this time the journey is more of a repeat performance. In this PSP compilation, you can take on any of the legendary ship’s first 5 games: Gradius, Gradius II, Gradius III, Gradius IV,

Gitaroo Man Lives!

A few years ago, a friend of mine was telling me about a sleeper hit for PS2, Gitaroo Man that he spent all night playing with a friend of his. Being a huge fan of Parappa the Rapper, I was extremely interested in playing it. However, due to limited quantities

Bust-A-Move Deluxe

If there’s one stereotype that the PSP consistently fails to break free of, it would have to be the one about how its library consists of little more than ports, sequels, remakes and compilation games. What? Were you expecting me to say this game breaks that stereotype? It obviously doesn’t –

Jeanne D’Arc

It seems that all I’ve been playing are SRPGs as of late. Jeanne D’Arc is the most recent that I’ve tackled. Like Final Fantasy Tactics before it, Jeanne benefits from a strong story that drives the gameplay ever upward and onward. It’s a good thing, too, because unlike Disgaea, there

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max

The Street Fighter series is as big a part of our gaming history as the Mario, Sonic, and Pac-Man franchises are. Without Street Fighter, we probably wouldn’t have Mortal Kombat, King of Fighters, or even Soul Calibur, Tekken, or Virtua Fighter. Capcom brought on a change in the genre that

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

Perhaps the hardest decision a developer has to make has to do with niche sequels. On one hand, you have the enthusiastic word-of-mouthers telling their friends about their favorite game, hoping to get them involved in it. On the other hand, you also want to appeal to a wider audience,