I picked up my brand-spankin’ new PSP Slim over the weekend. Now, set aside all those little perks like the lighter weight, slightly tweaked controls and such- my lovely new toy is awesome for a lot of other reasons. About as homebrewed as a Witch’s Pot, my piano-black portable comes with a 4-Gig memory stick filled up with my fave games
Loaded right now is, pretty much, the reason I got interested in the PSP again- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. I expect to play this game for a long, long time… as soon as I get over my giddiness at finally having this reborn classic finally in my hands. Also loaded on my homebrew PSP’s memory is Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection, pretty much a staple for any one with a PSP. This excellent fighter has the looks, the action, the tons of characters for endless fighting fun. I certainly hope it’ll keep me satisfied till Tekken 6 arrives.
A homebrew-treat for me particularly is Dead or Alive for the PSX, also loaded on my PSP. The game looks pretty awesome on the small screen, with rock-solid and blazing-fast 60 FPS all the way along with hi-res characters. This classic 3-D fighter is the closest anyone can ever get to having Virtua Fighter on the PSP, only with swimsuits. The speed on the PSP gives DOA added challenge and thankfully, comes in the PAL version so there are actually several extra costumes unlockable for the babes and blokes from Tecmo, making this portable version unique from my console copy. Awesome!
Rounding out my PSP arsenal is Jeanne D’Arc (since you can never have enough Strategy RTS RPGs around, especially cute anime-themed ones), Puzzle Quest, Sid Meier’s Pirates and Street Fighter Alpha 3 for some 2-D fighting perfection.
Best of all, it runs without any UMD in the slot, so it’s heavy on the gaming but light on the weight. About a ton of wallpapers and other knick-knacks makes this as dear to me as my iPhone. Cool stuff! I think I’m all set. My movies, music and communications in one gadget, awesome gaming in the other. Perfect! All set for Christmas, I am. Heh.