To make its PSP offerings more attractive now that the Vita is out, Atlus announced major price cuts on 10 of its best-selling PSP titles, including several that this gamer has been waiting a long time for. Here are the full details from their press release:
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It’s only taken two months and hundreds (if not thousands) of cups of coffee, but it’s finally finished and not a day too soon. Looking back, I’m not exactly sure why I wrote so much about all this stuff; I guess my love of doing stupid shit may have something to do with it. Here is the definitive write-up of every single game I played in 2011. Not just played, but FINISHED. I beat all of these games, like stepchildren, and grinded them beneath my heel as I moved on to the next. And then, like some kind of crazy coup de grace, I fucking wrote about them. Lots of stuff. Really clever things.
|Originality||8||Remake of Mega Man X. Carries over most of its originality.|
|Fun||9||Run-and-gun platformer. Get enemies’ powers.|
|Pacing||10||Nearly constant action.|
|Controls||9||Death will only be by your own lack of skill.|
|Style||8||PSP’s polygon abilities not as solid as SNES sprites.|
|Polish||9||Great animations. No framerate issues.|
|Design||9||Good load times. Upgrade capsules in better locations.|
|Story||7||Average for an action game. Interesting but not compelling.|
|Mileage||9||Vile Mode gives surprisingly high replay value.|
|Mood||9||Solid remake of the original. Great soundtrack.|
|SCORE||87||A great action-platformer.|
The original three Mega Man games were re-released on the PlayStation way back in the day, and they recently found their way to the PlayStation Store for $5.99 each (playable on PS3 or PSP). But for a limited time, they’re on sale for $2.99 each. Mega Man 1 will run you 156 MB of space, 2 is 232 MB, and 3 requires 237 MB.
The only downside is that they’re in Japanese! Fortunately they all have the same menus, so you can use a translation guide such as this one from GameFAQs. It’s annoying at first, but you learn everything quickly enough just based on location. Once you’re playing each game, English is used often enough that you can get by just fine, assuming you already know or don’t care about the stories. Of course, this all assumes you don’t know Japanese, in which case you should just buy whichever ones you want!
This great upgrade to the PS1 game Final Fantasy Tactics is now downloadable for only $9.99 and 205 MB of storage space. Additions to the original version include full-motion video cutscenes, new storyline sequences, two new character classes: the Onion Knight and the Dark Knight, new playable characters, a larger party limit, new equipment and items, and wireless multiplayer for both co-op and versus. Add all that to a game that was already amongst the best of the strategy-RPG genre and you’ve got one hell of a great deal.