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PSP: Worth of adquire

Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Games and Technology
Hi, guys. I want to give to me as chrismas present a PSP. Is a good idea? Also, what games you recommend? I like RPG, plattaforms, action, puzzle, things like that.
For now, i want to play valkyrie profile:lenneth, ace combat x, echochrome and mgs:portable ops.
Thanks!!:P

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  • ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is alone worth the price of a PSP.

    Also, Patapon is pretty rad.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • AJRAJR Some guy who wrestles NorwichRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Jeanne D’Arc is a fun, simple SRPG.
    CRUSH is a fun little puzzle game.
    Tales of Eternity is good if you never played the PS1 version.
    Killzone: Liberation is a nice little isometric shooter.

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  • Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    there are some Atlus RPG for the psp? ; to be honest, if i play some Final Fantasy, i prefer to pick the SNES ones; ff7 was good, but is enought of cloud & co (except if crisis core is truly good)

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  • Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ah, and you´re right. A friend of mine has Patapon. Is very cool
    PATA - PATA -PATA -PON

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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Jeanne d'Arc

    Go go go!

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The PSP is a great system for a little of everything. Disgaea, Yggdra Union, and FFT for strategy, Crisis Core and Ys: Ark of Naphistim for action-RPGs, and then there's quirky games like Lumines and DJ MAX Portable(the best handheld music game in existence), so it's definitely worth getting.

    As for original Atlus RPGs, the only one I know of is Jewel Summoner, which I think is mediocre at best. They did publish quite a few, though.

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  • Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    The PSP is a great system for a little of everything. Disgaea, Yggdra Union, and FFT for strategy, Crisis Core and Ys: Ark of Naphistim for action-RPGs, and then there's quirky games like Lumines and DJ MAX Portable(the best handheld music game in existence), so it's definitely worth getting.

    As for original Atlus RPGs, the only one I know of is Jewel Summoner, which I think is mediocre at best. They did publish quite a few, though.

    Ah, so nothing MegaTen-style in the psp:|
    Well, and the fact than you can browse the web with the PSP add points:P

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
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    there are some Atlus RPG for the psp? ; to be honest, if i play some Final Fantasy, i prefer to pick the SNES ones; ff7 was good, but is enought of cloud & co (except if crisis core is truly good)

    Crisis Core is excellent, and this is coming from someone who is rarely a fan of Square-Enix games. It's a mistake to write it off as a FFVII cash-in; it's one of the best things they've made in years.

    If you like SRPGs, be sure to check out FF Tactics, Disgaea, and Jeanne D'Arc.

    Games I particularly enjoy:
    Patapon, Crush, Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2, Space Invaders Extreme (if you don't have the DS version), Loco Roco, Pirates.

    Also, I would highly recommend getting an older PSP-2000 model and enabling homebrew. It allows you to rip all of your UMDs yourself and run them off the memory card, as well as play awesome homebrew games like Cave Story.

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  • Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Homebrew is the first thing than i have in mind. I want to run the games from the memcard than the UMD. Also, a question: ¿ Is possible play PS1 games in the psp?
    I really like to play vagrant story, siphon filter o parasite eve again..

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Over the years I have collected various recommendations from these forums, and combined them into a nice list of titles with short descriptions of each game.

    Since people asked, I posted the lists online.

    The PSP list is here.


    You may find it useful in looking into which PSP games to consider buying.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    The PSP is a great system for a little of everything. Disgaea, Yggdra Union, and FFT for strategy, Crisis Core and Ys: Ark of Naphistim for action-RPGs, and then there's quirky games like Lumines and DJ MAX Portable(the best handheld music game in existence), so it's definitely worth getting.

    As for original Atlus RPGs, the only one I know of is Jewel Summoner, which I think is mediocre at best. They did publish quite a few, though.

    Ah, so nothing MegaTen-style in the psp:|
    Well, and the fact than you can browse the web with the PSP add points:P

    There is a port of the first Devil Summoner game, but it was never localized.

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Homebrew is the first thing than i have in mind. I want to run the games from the memcard than the UMD. Also, a question: ¿ Is possible play PS1 games in the psp?
    I really like to play vagrant story, siphon filter o parasite eve again..

    If you are running custom firmware, it is possible to rip your own PS1 games and convert them into a format your PSP can play.

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  • AJRAJR Some guy who wrestles NorwichRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Of course, such matters cannot be discussed in detail on this forum. But yeah, I know homebrew allows for things like that. I think you can also use the remote play feature of the PS3 (not idea how well this works) or download PS1 games off the PSP store, but there isn’t a very big range at this stage.

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  • DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I know we can't get into a lot of detail, but without specifics, how hard would it be to get homebrew going on a newer PSP system? Like, on a 10-scale.

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I just wish Sony would get its head out of its ass and start releasing PS1 games on a weekly basis via PSN. It's not like the PSP is brimming with new releases these days and it would be almost no work for a giant cash cow. Right now it's pretty much just Cool Boarders 1 and 2.

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  • Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Well, now what i have to do is wait for the first week of january to buy my PSP. In this country the prices fall really hard after christmas and new year eve.

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  • Funguy McAidsFunguy McAids Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Reznik wrote: »
    Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is alone worth the price of a PSP.

    Also, Patapon is pretty rad.

    How is Crisis Core any good??

    I have it and it is so fucking monotonous and simple. The combat is a joke with stupid huge numbers being thrown around that mean absolutely nothing. There is no danger in confrontations. Block and dodge are rarely useful and magic seems utterly pointless. The game holds your hand for you doing the stupid random roulette wheel thing that occasionally makes you invincible, or have infinite magic etc. In short the fighting system in Crisis Core is the worst garbage i have ever played. And i loved FFVII!

    How can anyone seriously enjoy this game? What is enjoyable about it??!?

    Patapon however is totally awesome.

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  • Iceman.USAFIceman.USAF Major East CoastRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I hear rumors of a new fangled PSP coming in the near future. Not a PSP2 mind you (give it a year or 2 though) but another minor upgrade.

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  • ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Reznik wrote: »
    Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is alone worth the price of a PSP.

    Also, Patapon is pretty rad.

    How is Crisis Core any good??

    I have it and it is so fucking monotonous and simple. The combat is a joke with stupid huge numbers being thrown around that mean absolutely nothing. There is no danger in confrontations. Block and dodge are rarely useful and magic seems utterly pointless. The game holds your hand for you doing the stupid random roulette wheel thing that occasionally makes you invincible, or have infinite magic etc. In short the fighting system in Crisis Core is the worst garbage i have ever played. And i loved FFVII!

    How can anyone seriously enjoy this game? What is enjoyable about it??!?

    Patapon however is totally awesome.

    If you're playing Crisis Core for the combat system you're doing it wrong.

    It's the story.

    Keep in mind I still enjoy the gameplay of FFVII original, though, so I had no problem at all with CC.

    Also Squeenix pretty graphics etc etc

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  • CymoroCymoro Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dirty wrote: »
    I know we can't get into a lot of detail, but without specifics, how hard would it be to get homebrew going on a newer PSP system? Like, on a 10-scale.

    It all depends. As far as custom firmware goes, up to 3.80 will play homebrew without flaw (3.90 has kinks being worked out) as long as you have the 1.5 kernel installed (it removes the korean language set and the intellistation whatever thing no one uses). The latest that is out is 5.0, but so far I haven't gotten anything to run yet (my sudoku games, nooooooo). If a mod doesn't mind I'll post links, but doing any shit to your PSP with custom firmware is RISKY. YOU COULD BRICK YOUR PSP IF YOU ARE TECHNO-DUMB.

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  • AJRAJR Some guy who wrestles NorwichRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Reznik wrote: »
    If you're playing Crisis Core for the combat system you're doing it wrong.

    It's the story.

    Keep in mind I still enjoy the gameplay of FFVII original, though, so I had no problem at all with CC.

    Also Squeenix pretty graphics etc etc

    I guess this is why I'll never get around to playing it. The world of FFVII just doesn't interest me anymore. My only interest in CC stems from the fact that it's an action RPG, but if the battle system isn't that fun, then it's a lost cause for me.

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  • JayrichoJayricho Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm glad this thread came up. Starting this Friday the Canada Wal-Marts are going to have the Madden PSP bundle on for about $150 and I've been looking into getting it and needed a list of games to justify it. I just wish they'd put the other bundles on for the same. I'd much rather have Ratchet & Clank.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Cymoro wrote: »
    Dirty wrote: »
    I know we can't get into a lot of detail, but without specifics, how hard would it be to get homebrew going on a newer PSP system? Like, on a 10-scale.

    It all depends. As far as custom firmware goes, up to 3.80 will play homebrew without flaw (3.90 has kinks being worked out) as long as you have the 1.5 kernel installed (it removes the korean language set and the intellistation whatever thing no one uses). The latest that is out is 5.0, but so far I haven't gotten anything to run yet (my sudoku games, nooooooo). If a mod doesn't mind I'll post links, but doing any shit to your PSP with custom firmware is RISKY. YOU COULD BRICK YOUR PSP IF YOU ARE TECHNO-DUMB.

    Note that, as far as I'm aware, brand new off-the-shelf PSPs are hack-proof at this time. The newer 2000s and all the 3000s have a newer model of motherboard that corrects an exploit hackers have been using to get CFW on there.

    My advice is to buy an older PSP-1000 or a used 2000, maybe one of the God of War or Star Wars models.

    It's also commonly accepted that this will probably be broken within six months - no device is fully hack-proof. It's a matter of time, but it might be a while.

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  • CymoroCymoro Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, I have a fat from waaaaay back that had 1.52 on it. A lot of the homebrew is open to me, but the stuff that requires the extra ram that the slim has, that's not happening anytime soon. Still, get a PSP-1000. They're really not as bad as their first-gen Japanese counterparts and you can have your way with it without it saying no :winky:

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    As far as I know, all of the special edition PSP-2000s (Madden, God of War, etc) are hackable, so you get all the awesomeness of the Slim without the uncertainty of getting a Core and praying you get the right motherboard.

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  • Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    So, how can I know the model of the psp?

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  • AJRAJR Some guy who wrestles NorwichRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The model type is displayed on the box (or at least, it is for 2000 and above, can't remember for the original PSP). I think most models you’ll find will be 2000 anyway.

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If it's big and fat, it's a 1000. If it has a built-in microphone and came with the Ratchet and Clank bundle, it's a 3000. Otherwise, it's a 2000. I don't know if they've started releasing Core 3000s yet.

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  • MyNameIsWalrusMyNameIsWalrus Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    DeathPrawn wrote: »
    I don't know if they've started releasing Core 3000s yet.

    They must have started releasing them, New Egg seems to be selling them.

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  • Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus Hi, I'm Liam! with broken glassesRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    LocoRoco is fun, and they've brought out a sequel too.

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  • Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ok, i have made my mind: i will adquire a psp 200; now i had to wait until the second week of january, when the prices fall.
    I was hesitant because seems than the online comunity has a deep hate towards the psp...

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  • corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Whatever you do, don't buy Monster Hunter Freedom 2. Because I bought it the day I purchased my PSP and haven't put more than an hour into any of the dozen or so other games I have bought since. Current MH save is hundreds of hours now.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I want to pick up Loco Roco, but it's likely nearly impossible to find in stores now.

    And YES I know it's available on the PSN store. I like to have a box on my shelf is possible. :P

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Loco Roco...not avalable? Does not compute.

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  • solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    DeathPrawn wrote: »
    As far as I know, all of the special edition PSP-2000s (Madden, God of War, etc) are hackable, so you get all the awesomeness of the Slim without the uncertainty of getting a Core and praying you get the right motherboard.


    Not all of the special editions are hackable. The plain piano black ones for the most part are no longer hackable either. I had to buy two PSP's to get a hackable one.

    I don't believe either the Madden or God of War bundle are hackable.

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  • MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Big List of Cool PSP Games:
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    The list is a tad out of date, but I'm trying to remember what's good that isn't on the list. Oh, wait. R-Type Tactics!
    Edit: I believe the God of War one is hackable. At least, I saw someone selling one that had been hacked. But he could have been lying!

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