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Darth Groovy
11-19-2005, 02:31 AM
So yeah, I am going to get a PSP for X-mas, and I am curious about games. I'm pretty excited about having such a versitle media player on such a small scale. This bad boy plays games, movies, and mp3s.

Which games are the best, and how much memory do you recomend. Also, which accessories are best, and which ones should I avoid, they make a boat load of accessories for this thing, and I don't always get enough feedback off my customers.

PSP owners, sound off.

RoxStar
11-19-2005, 02:05 PM
Don't let the DS People see this thread.... >.>

I was thinking about a PSP/X360 after my birthday and christmas. My friend has a PSP and says that the PSP version of Battlefront 2 is awesome. I've played it, its pretty cool.

ZeroX2
11-19-2005, 04:51 PM
I recommend getting a PSP with firmware version 2 or under. That way you can downgrade to 1.5, and play home-brew programs, opening up a range of new features. Some games require you to update, though. I'd also suggest you buy memory by SanDisk. I hear those cards can be re-formatted to double the memory.

Anthony
11-19-2005, 05:18 PM
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

GTA III + Motorcycles + New Story + Vice city style enhancements + PORTABLE.

Burnout: legends. Funnnnn

RoxStar
11-19-2005, 05:48 PM
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

GTA III + Motorcycles + New Story + San Andreas style enhancements + PORTABLE.

Burnout: legends. Funnnnn

but insane load times

Fixed :p

ZeroX2
11-19-2005, 05:57 PM
I'm also thinking about getting a PSP, actually. Though I really care about running homebrew programs in addition to PSP games, and so I'm sort of stuck with the newer games requiring firmware updates. =/ Maybe I just won't buy one.

Lynk Former
11-19-2005, 06:11 PM
GTA, Burnout and any other racer you can get for the PSP... If you don't mind ports. But the PSP is worth it if you like racers.

Bob Lion54
11-19-2005, 07:07 PM
Overall the PSP is pretty good.
One thing I have to say first:

*** IMPORTANT***
Spend the extra money on the warrenty!
*** IMPORTANT***
The PSP suffers from a few problems. (not to sound like getting down on it, but you should know this before you buy one.)

1) Dead/Stuck pixels- the screen has a nasty habit of getting stuck pixels. I have one on mine. Luckly, its not in a bad place. There is a video that supposedly fixes it by flashing different colours on the screen , but I havent tried it yet. You can find it here if you need it: PSP Pixel Fix. (http://www.psp-vault.com/Article168.psp) You might want to download it now so you have it handy latter. Ofcourse its up to you, but I certainly recommend it as it seems to be a well documented problem. If you have a plazma monitor, it should work on that too. (assuming it works. Some people claim it does, some people claim it dosen't)

2) Under dust- Don't know what else to call it. Dust gets under the screen and there is no way to clean it. You could take it apart, but that would void the warranty.

3) Screen bubble- The screen sometimes gets bubbles. Sometimes you can press them out, sometimes you can't.

Okay, now that I've alerted you to some of the "bugs," on to the good stuff!

Things to buy!
1) Speakers- If you plan to watch movies, buy external speakers. The onboard speakers are 2 slits on the botton of the unit. Games sound ok, but movies are very low on it. It comes with headphones; but do you want to watch a movie wearing headphones? I bought the Logitech Speakers (http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=802010) for it. The difference is very noticable. There is also a "movie dock" thats pretty cool. The one I bought comes with a remote control. Though considering the screen size, why you would be far enough away to need a remote control is beyond me!

2) Hard case- There are many different hard protective cases for it. I recommend getting one if you plan on taking it anywhere. It also helps with preventing "under dust."

3) Extra battery- The battery life is lacking. You probably want to get a second battery if you plan to play it where there isn't a power outlet handy. Watching movies really drains the battery. 1 battery= 1 movie. (not exactly, but close enough.) You might want to get the external battery charger, as well.

4) Memory stick- It comes with a 32mb memory stick. If you look at how many mp3s fit on a 32mb stick, you can get an idea of how much memory you need. At the moment, the largest memory available is 1gig. I hear that 4gig sticks are going to be available soon, but how soon is soon, I don't know. (hehe) The memory sticks you need are the Memory stick Duos, available from many different manufacturers. If you have a digital camera and experience with memory sticks, just go with the brand you feel most comfortable with.

Well, thats all I can think of in terms of essential accesories.

Games are really a matter of preference. One thing to note- the PSP has only one analog stick. This might not seem like a big deal, but developers have come to rely on a second analog stick, even if only for camera control. For some games, the lack of a second analog stick can be fatal.
I would recommend searching through the Gamefaqs PSP section (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/psp/) for reviews.

I will say that I am addicted to Tony Hawk Underground 2: Remix. I've been playing it every night at work for over a month now!

Hope that helps!

Lynk Former
11-19-2005, 07:14 PM
It' s not an analog stick, it's a slider. I don't like it though, it doesn't feel that great.

Bob Lion54
11-19-2005, 07:17 PM
It' s not an analog stick, it's a slider. I don't like it though, it doesn't feel that great.
BAH Humbug!

If I called it a slider, people would have been thinking "whats a slider?" Well, that and I never heard it called a slider. guess I'm not cool enough to know all the lingo :xp:

But yea, it dosn't feel all that great. Its a bit too sensitive, for one thing.

Anthony
11-19-2005, 09:32 PM
Fixed :p

Maybe for Burnout, but GTA is actually very good about it.

Darth Groovy
11-20-2005, 03:40 PM
Don't let the DS People see this thread.... >.>

I was thinking about a PSP/X360 after my birthday and christmas. My friend has a PSP and says that the PSP version of Battlefront 2 is awesome. I've played it, its pretty cool.

The fact that they even made that for the PSP made me think of getting one. If it has even an ounce of what makes the SWBF2 good, i'm getting it.

Curious though, what does "ad-hoc" mean? In a review I read for SWBF2 on the PSP, it says it has multiplayer via "ad-hoc". I have no idea what this means.

Bob Lion54
11-20-2005, 04:56 PM
Curious though, what does "ad-hoc" mean? In a review I read for SWBF2 on the PSP, it says it has multiplayer via "ad-hoc". I have no idea what this means.
It just means you can connect your PSP to another one wirelessly. Kinda like connecting two Game boys, but with out a wire. hehe. Cool thing is, you only need one copy of the game. (not sure if thats always the case, but I know it is for some games.)

FYI, if you didn't know:
You can also connect to the internet if you have a wireless signal. They call this infrastructure mode.

txa1265
11-20-2005, 11:27 PM
Just for the record, the PSP/Sony 'fanbois' are every bit as annoying as DS/Nintendo fanbois ...

Wireless modes:
- Ad hoc is local PSP-to-PSP ... and for the most part the 'one cart' play is as good as for the GBA (i.e. crap) - for *real* gaming you need multicart.
- Infrastructure mode is wireless LAN.

Battlefront II for PSP is a real mixed bag. I recently submitted my GamerDad review, but it isn't up yet for me to link (I will when it is) - I can't recommend it at $50 ... or $40 ... perhaps $30.

Part of the problem is that FPS *SUCK* on the PSP. Best to date is SOCOM, which is still nowhere *near* as good as the DS control in Rogue Agent (not talking game quality, just controls).

GTA Liberty City Stories is a *MUST HAVE* for PSP. The worst thing is the save system, but the game is so good you will forgive that. This was my first GTA game, and I loved it.

XMen is decent as well, but the majority of the non-racing lineup is crap.

Other features like music and video are OK, but are second rate compared to dedicated players.

The whole upgrade 2.0+ is a mess ... you have to upgrade to get the newer games to run (fake out schemes won't work), so you are in a quandry. Personally, I have kept full up to date.

Mike

Darth Groovy
11-21-2005, 03:28 AM
Wireless modes:
- Ad hoc is local PSP-to-PSP ... and for the most part the 'one cart' play is as good as for the GBA (i.e. crap) - for *real* gaming you need multicart.
- Infrastructure mode is wireless LAN.



Mike


Ok, so what do you mean by "one cart" and "multicart" ?

Lynk Former
11-21-2005, 04:50 AM
One cart multiplayer means only one person has to have the actual game cart to play and then the other players who want to play download from your handheld which allows them to play a multiplayer game with you. The DS has some damn good one cart multiplayer options, the best I've seen so far is Advanced Wars where you are basically sent the entire game, the catch is that the person who has sent it to you has to keep their connection with you open otherwise the game locks itself and tells you to shut down, so it's mostly a demo thing. But still cool.

Multi cart is where everyone needs a copy of the game to play a multiplayer game.

Darth Groovy
11-21-2005, 04:58 AM
Cool, thanks Lynk!

Now about this wireless connection. Without an existing wireless internet, that's pretty much moot right?

I might also need some help with the media downloads and what not. I get dozens of questions about how to do things with the PSP, but i'm pretty much clueless.

txa1265
11-21-2005, 05:37 AM
Now about this wireless connection. Without an existing wireless internet, that's pretty much moot right?
Yeah, but you can get a base station so cheap that if you're even thinking about it for something like SOCOM you should pick one up.

I might also need some help with the media downloads and what not. I get dozens of questions about how to do things with the PSP, but i'm pretty much clueless.

Bottom line: get a USB type A to B (small to large) connector, and Windows will recognize the PSP when you choose 'USB Connection' from the main screen. You can then dump in your MP3's and Pictures in their folders under 'PSP' - although you should note that you can only have a 'Music\Artist' folder hierarchy, any deeper is not recognized.

Video has to go in a different directory, MP_ROOT and then in the '100MNV01' folder. There is not a direct way to rip DVD's, but you can find the tools through PSPVideo9 ... with decent quality, Episode III took up ~350MB on mine.

Also, on the memory front, if you look hard enough (or get a good enough discount) you should be able to get 1GB for pretty cheap, and depending what you plan to do that is the way to go. I have ~20MB of pictures, ~150MB of music, ~350MB of video, and still have tons of free space.

Mike

Bob Lion54
11-21-2005, 09:31 AM
Now about this wireless connection. Without an existing wireless internet, that's pretty much moot right?

Not if one of your neighbors had a strong enough wireless connection! hehe

txa1265
11-21-2005, 09:35 AM
Not if one of your neighbors had a strong enough wireless connection! hehe
*And* is foolish enough not to use any encryption scheme ...

Mike

Bob Lion54
11-21-2005, 09:46 AM
^^
If you ever tried, you would be suprised how many poeple don't encrypt. I have 4 or 5 unencrypted signals near my home. The strongest one has only about 9-10% signal, so its pretty much useless.

Darth Groovy
11-21-2005, 05:07 PM
I think I should go with the giga pack (http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/137736/originURLEncoded/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.circuitcity.com%252Frpsm%25 2FN%252F20012841%2B20014201%252FcatOid%252F-14201%252Frpem%252Fccd%252Fcategorylist.do/rpem/ccd/productDetailAccessory.do#tabs) , don't you?

txa1265
11-21-2005, 05:11 PM
I think I should go with the giga pack (http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/137736/originURLEncoded/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.circuitcity.com%252Frpsm%25 2FN%252F20012841%2B20014201%252FcatOid%252F-14201%252Frpem%252Fccd%252Fcategorylist.do/rpem/ccd/productDetailAccessory.do#tabs) , don't you?

Comparing, the only two differences are:
- Giga has 1GB stick, Value has 32MB.
- Giga has USB cable, Value has none.

for $50 difference.

Yeah, I'd get the Giga.

Mike

Darth Groovy
11-21-2005, 05:26 PM
How many mp3s do you think I could fit on a 1GB memory stick? :p

RoxStar
11-21-2005, 06:59 PM
200. Give or take.

txa1265
11-21-2005, 10:39 PM
By 'Apple Math', ~250.

But to have space for loads of saves, and some room for vids and pix, I'd say 512MB or 125.

Mike

Darth Groovy
11-22-2005, 05:32 AM
Thanks for answering all my stupid questions guys, you have been a tremendous help. ;)

On with my stupid questions:

I'm hearing alot of great things about SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo. I never bought a PS2, so i've never played a SOCOM game. Multiplayer on this game features a headset. Where do I find this headset?

txa1265
11-22-2005, 07:46 AM
OK, I played the SOCOM beta, and my basic summary would be "Remembering that FPS suck on the PSP, this is a pretty decent playing FPS in context."

The headset is available at my local EBGames anyway http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/259864.asp

Darth Groovy
11-24-2005, 01:04 PM
I got the Giga pack yesterday. It's partly a gift from relatives, so it has to stay stashed until x-mas, with the stipulation that I can at least charge it before X day. :p

I need to keep investigating games and accesories. What is the best screen protection that is out there? Those screens seem to scratch pretty easily, and I hear they are not cheap to replace.

ZeroX2
11-24-2005, 04:16 PM
This looks somewhat good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009F1EE2/ref=br_lf_vg_h__4/202-3101052-2426214

MTV2
11-25-2005, 11:19 AM
i've heard that there is like 7 dead pixels on them and when u send it back for a new one, the one u get also has dead pixels...now, dont quote me on this, this is wut i heard, i wanted a PSP but when i heard that i thought i would wait...

just my 2cents

toms
11-25-2005, 11:25 AM
you get dead pixels on pretty much any lcd display. THey aren't usually noticable, unless you are unlucky and get a whole load together. Even the strict standards for LCD displays allow for 3 or 4 dead pixels.
So i wouldn't let it put you off if that is the only reason not to get one.

Lynk Former
11-25-2005, 11:25 AM
Earlier models were prone to that, what's even worse is that it took a long time before Sony decided that it would be a good idea to replace PSPs that had this and other problems. Of course now it's a bit better, chances are you won't encounter any dead pixels.

ZeroX2
11-25-2005, 11:38 AM
I believe there are several videos/programs you can use to fix inactive pixels.

Darth Groovy
11-25-2005, 03:08 PM
Okay.....

Anybody have anything positive to say about the PSP? :(

TiE23
11-25-2005, 03:14 PM
Okay.....

Anybody have anything positive to say about the PSP? :(
Umm, well... It looks really cool, you can get the attention of anyone at the mall by flashing that sucker around? Hehehe....

*Continues to listening to the FLCL Theme on a constant loop*

RoxStar
11-25-2005, 03:50 PM
Anybody have anything positive to say about the PSP? :(

No one I know has any problems with it...

txa1265
11-25-2005, 08:41 PM
Okay.....

Anybody have anything positive to say about the PSP? :(Definitely - the graphics rock, the sound is pretty good, and it is quite usable as a portable multimedia center in lieu of (better) dedicated players.

Looking at games like Untold Legends or X-Men Legends II, you see how great the controls *can be*, and check out the cutscenes in XMen ... jaw-dropping. I'm playing the RPG's Legend of Heroes and Kingdom of Paradise and they play great as well.

There is some good stuff there - I think it is easy to pick it apart, as the value at 2x the DS price isn't there.

Mike

Lynk Former
11-25-2005, 09:32 PM
Okay.....

Anybody have anything positive to say about the PSP? :(
XD But I did say something positive, I said that chances are you won't get any dead pixels in current PSPs.

Oh but don't go twisting the PSP... it doesn't like that. A friend of mine is an "aggressive" gamer, he's the kinda guy who applies a lot of pressure to a controller/handheld when he's playing something and that kind of thing isn't good for your PSP.

But really Groov, it's not good to hear just all positive things about a product, if there are problems or any sort you should know about it so you're not surprised if you find it out for yourself.

It's like how I would advise someone who's getting a DS not to apply too much pressure to the touchscreen with the stylus unless they want to scratch it. You know those types of scratches you can't quite feel but if you hold your device at a certain angle in the light you can see them.

Darth Groovy
11-26-2005, 09:08 PM
Well I'd hate to think I spent $300 on a complete piece of garbage. I look forward to sitting in my favorite chair with X-Men Legends II in the palm of my hands. And the movies....oh those wonderful movies! I can't wait until x-mas. :)

txa1265
11-26-2005, 10:49 PM
There are a number of my PSP reviews over at GamerDad (www.gamerdad.com) if you are interested ... I have ~6 up now, with more on the way (SW BF2 and LotR Tactics are 'in queue')

Mike

Darth Groovy
11-27-2005, 01:36 AM
Where are YOUR reviews at? I want a second opinion about SWBF2 for the PSP. Mind you, i'm currently a HUGE fan of the current game, and the idea of being able to take that title with me seems rather inviting. Even without the multiplayer.

txa1265
11-27-2005, 10:08 AM
I can't get the list directly, but if you go here (http://www.gamerdad.com/archive.cfm?typeID=videogame&listID=reviews) and choose my name (Mike Anderson) and PSP, you will get the list.

As for SW BF2, here is a snip <i>Star Wars Battlefront II</i> is a good, if unremarkable, first entry for the Star Wars franchise on the PSP. Even the multiplayer implementation is merely serviceable – rather than offering full WiFi multiplayer battles, the game only allows players to use the ad-hoc (local wireless) mode. The graphics and sound were very well done, and there were elements within the game that pointed to the possibility of an excellent Star Wars game for the platform. However, the fundamental issues with first-person shooter controls and camera issues on the PSP are a significant limiting factor for the fun and quality of this game. I found the game to be pretty good fun – and have kept it with me for occasional quick battles – but can only imaging how great the game would be with a good control system to match the excellent visuals. from my 3.5/5 star review (no idea when it will be posted).

Mike

MTV2
11-27-2005, 03:57 PM
i just saw(from a magazine advertisement thats in a magazine :S ) that you could watch TV on ur PSP...and that u could make games that work on other consoles or w/e, work on th PSP...

txa1265
11-27-2005, 10:30 PM
i just saw(from a magazine advertisement thats in a magazine :S ) that you could watch TV on ur PSP...and that u could make games that work on other consoles or w/e, work on th PSP...

If you can get any video source properly encoded, you can put it on a memory stick and watch it. That is very different than sitting around watching the live sports action from the airport.

As for that other stuff, it is using emulators, which are illegal (the ROMS are anyway) and they generally don't work with any version of PSP that supports any non-crap PSP games except Lumines.

Mike

Darth Groovy
12-03-2005, 02:07 AM
I got to try out a traded in PSP today, and they traded in a copy of Need For Speed Underground Rivals. It looked and sounded gorgeous, but the controls were kind of awkward. I kept crashing into the walls, and driving down the wrong side of the road. :p Is this just not one of the best games, or do the controls just take some getting used too?

Acrylic
12-03-2005, 02:30 AM
Oh, the PSP. What a lovely little device.

I got to play one at a pawn shop once. It's a really neat little device. I got to play Tony Hawk somethingoranother.

It's a really awesome thing, but the load times suck badly.

But meh, it is really nice, despite the load times. I think I can live with that. Hah.

Anyways, I've been wanting one, and I've been doing the free approach. So, as ya'll know, I got a free computer and a free ipod from the company, and I'm trying to get a free ipod now. If anyone wants to help me get a free one, I'll either send you a game, a few CDs, or 5 bucks. (PM me or IM me on AIM at eyeneek)

Darth Groovy
12-03-2005, 02:59 AM
Oh, the PSP. What a lovely little device.

I got to play one at a pawn shop once. It's a really neat little device. I got to play Tony Hawk somethingoranother.

It's a really awesome thing, but the load times suck badly.

But meh, it is really nice, despite the load times. I think I can live with that. Hah.

Anyways, I've been wanting one, and I've been doing the free approach. So, as ya'll know, I got a free computer and a free ipod from the company, and I'm trying to get a free ipod now. If anyone wants to help me get a free one, I'll either send you a game, a few CDs, or 5 bucks. (PM me or IM me on AIM at eyeneek)

What happened to the "free" ipod you got before? You like posted tons of pictures of it right here in the swamp.

And from the fine fellowship of the swamp, we cannot stress the dangers that fall from pyramid schemes. There are hundreds of them out there, and they all specialize in either getting you to advertise for them, or cutting into your expense accounts.

TiE23
12-03-2005, 03:09 AM
iPod and a desktop comp, right? Freeloading whore and we love ya. :xp:

*looks at sig*
>_>

Here's Mike's review:
http://www.gamerdad.com/detail.cfm?itemID=2843

Also, when naming the age levels, take the ESRB level and drop it 4 or 5 years. My 12 yearold sister plays a heck of a lot San Andreas and she's almost done :D

Acrylic
12-03-2005, 12:26 PM
What happened to the "free" ipod you got before? You like posted tons of pictures of it right here in the swamp.

And from the fine fellowship of the swamp, we cannot stress the dangers that fall from pyramid schemes. There are hundreds of them out there, and they all specialize in either getting you to advertise for them, or cutting into your expense accounts.

My free iPod, I sold to my friend for $200. He borrowed it one day, and it came back all scratched to hell. And he wanted it, so I sold it to him. $200 profit. :p

And my compie, I'm on it right now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v144/acrylicguitar/AUT_1978.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v144/acrylicguitar/AUT_1976.jpg (monitor, speakers, etc didnt come with it)

So, I mean, most of these sites do work. I mean, the freepay sites do work for the most part. Just as long as you read the rules, and don't do anything against the TOS there.



Anyways, I don't want to turn this into a thread discussing my free stuff. I could make a specific thread dealing in how awesome I am when I get free stuff. :p OR, you could always PM me.

But this is a PSP thread. Resume that discussion, please.

Darth Groovy
12-04-2005, 04:28 AM
Anyways, I don't want to turn this into a thread discussing my free stuff. this is a PSP thread. Resume that discussion, please.


So, as ya'll know, I got a free computer and a free ipod from the company, and I'm trying to get a free ipod now. If anyone wants to help me get a free one, I'll either send you a game, a few CDs, or 5 bucks. (PM me or IM me on AIM at eyeneek)

:emodanc:

Moving right along...

I played Twisted Metal Head On today.... still having a problem with the controls, but the game looked pretty. It's like the old PSX game I remember, but with better graphics, and great sound. X-Men Legends II, I want for sure, but i'm having a heck of a time trying to decide on my second game.

Astrotoy7
12-15-2005, 10:47 AM
.... but i'm having a heck of a time trying to decide on my second game.

Hi Grooves, just popping in quickly to give my 2c about the psp.

I have a japanese release 1000/1.5.

I have a sandisk 1gb and sony hi-speed 2gb stick. The sandisks are quicker, but their 2gb variety are a bit more elusive and expensive atm

My fave games are

*Pro Evo Soccer 5 - an excellent port - awesome in ad-hoc too ;)
*Burnout - awesome and fun ! very faithful to its console counterpart
*Virtua Tennis - this one definitely suprised me - great fun
*Legend of Heroes - For classical RPG fans

I hired BF2 to try and didnt like it all . Quite simply I could get used to the controls. Because the analogue slider stick doesnt move in 3d you have to use it in combination with the buttons to get the free look. If you can get used to this, you might like it, I couldnt :( (but I do like the console version)

Re - UMD movies - I wouldnt bother. The UMD format is limited. Id recommend getting the standard DVD and using a great free proggie called PSP Video 9 (http://www.pspvideo9.com/) to convert them to mp4s to watch on the psp.

also, converting your mp3s to mp4 may shrink them in size a bit, which is handy :)

*formatting sandisks to "double" their memory is a myth :p

*alot of new games pester you to upgrade your firmware. If you do not want to do this, there are ways around it....

*psp isnt compatible with password encrypted wireless setups, which alot of ppl have at home(including me) :( You need a good ole wireless access point setup. Im back at uni a day a week nowdays and the whole campus is a hotspot, its awesome :)

*for a music fan like you, its handy to know that people are now using the streaming and remote connection capabilities to stream music into their psp from their home pc/server ! This eliminates the need to put them on your memcard - very handy for people with larger music collections. This will only work with the latest versions of the firmware...once again - this is good if you live/work near a hotspot...

*feel free to pm me if you have any tech questions :)

*emus - There are some great emulators out there, but these only work with firmware 1.00-1.50. Ive been playing MarioKart and Chrono Trigger quite alot since I installed the snes emu :)

mtfbwya

Darth Groovy
12-16-2005, 03:29 AM
Astro thanks for the input....and check your pms.

I decided to pick out X-Men Legends II, and Twisted Metal Head On to get started. Right now I got my eye on Prince of Persia, Midway Extended, and King Kong, as well as a few others.

Movies, I picked up two cheap ones....Reign of Fire (yeah I actually like it), and Hellboy.

I guess i'll post more after the holidays when I get to open it up and try it out. :p

txa1265
12-16-2005, 05:07 AM
I decided to pick out X-Men Legends II, and Twisted Metal Head On to get started. Right now I got my eye on Prince of Persia, Midway Extended, and King Kong, as well as a few others.
I would advise caution on the Midway ... I got it immediately this week due to some of my faves from the early 80's arcade - Arch Rivals, Gauntlet, Joust and mostly Sinistar. Arch Rivals works well, as does Gauntlet, Joust has sloppy controls and Sinistar is a total wreck. The only way I can describe it is ... picture watching a widescreen movie on one of those old 'portrait' monitors (the ones that were very tall with the aspect ratio of a piece of paper) - it has blank screen on both sides and everything is too small.

You should see how it runs the games you're interested in before buying.

Mike

Hellfire Jedi
12-20-2005, 09:11 PM
my christmas list is as follows:

sony psp:
http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/241869.asp
$249.99


socom game for psp:
http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSIONID/Product/View/006SOC
$29.90


and a carrying case for the psp:
http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/255718.asp
$9.99



and i suggest you get your games off gogamer.com, you wouldn't realise how good they are. socom is $10 less there than on ebgames. and all the games are cheaper.