2010 Holiday Gift Guide – For the PSP Fan…
By P&P Staff
Sega managed to cram a full-fledged sequel to it’s PS3 tactical RPG, Valkyria Chonicles onto the PSP while maintaining the original game’s strategy and stylized watercolor art style. Although the units may be smaller, they’re no less powerful, as this proves to be more than a worthwhile followup to one of the PS3’s stand-out titles of 2008. The military strategist on your list (and who doesn’t have one?) will thank you for this one.
Square Enix’s mix of its own characters alongside those of popular Disney films has proven a winning formula so far, and the debut of the series on the PSP is no different. Featuring a story that actually occurs before the events of the previous games, top-notch voice talent and the gorgeously animated graphics that the series is known for, this version of Kingdom Hearts is every bit as deep and fun as the PS2 titles, and a stand out title for the PSP.
Kratos never looked so good (…on a portable console, at least). The latest version of the PSP-3000 touts an exclusive red-and-black color scheme, the recently released God of War: Ghosts of Sparta, a download code for Kratos’ original PSP adventure, and the movie Kick-Ass (why not?). Even the most hardcore Spartan on your gift list will smile when they unwrap this bundle of war.
For our original review of God of War: Ghost of Sparta, click here.
The “missing link” of the Metal Gear series landed on PSP this year with a splash, and blew most everyone away. Filling in the gaps between MGS 3 and the very first Metal Gear, this is truly one of the best games in the series. From the story, to the impeccable voice acting and graphics, this portable title’s tale of the rise of Big Boss truly feels every bit as full-featured as its console-based brethren.
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