GWT,  Video Gaming

Visiting the PSP Today

So the year for me is 2005. At that time I was personally working 50 hours a week, going to school 8 hours a week, and in the middle of my engagement to my future wife where we spent a lot of free time with each other. It was an exciting time in my life and one I do not regret. Having said that, I may have missed out on a few aspects of my nerdom. One of which was gaming. The passed by the entire Sony Playstation Portable or PSP. After getting a job with more free time, school being a thing of the past, and my wife and I engaging in each others interests, it is now time to dive a bit deeper into the PSP.

So I went to Twitter and asked the #PositivelyGeek community what games I should start out with.

Patapon

Patapon is an absolute delight. It is both a rhythm game and a real time strategy game. You build up and equip your units, and then the battles involve you drumming commands to the correct beat. Turns out, it seriously takes me a long freaking time to get into a proper rhythm. However, once I got going, I had a hard time putting this game down. This game could be a great tool to teaching people how to stay on beat.

The game progresses, throwing in more units, attacks, obstacles, and so on and so forth. This is a must have for every PSP library, I believe.

LocoRoco

LocoRoco is easily one of the most fun and unique games that is worthy of getting a PSP for. It is part platformer/part physics puzzle game. It is a crossover that is quite effective. Similar in parts to games like Puddle or World of Goo, but with more platforming elements integrated as well. At the end, this is a really fun PSP game, and it is also available digitally for PS4. Don’t miss out!

Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII

You know, I was on the fence about trying this game. I was introduced to Final Fantasy through Final Fantasy VII. While the game has its flaws it remains as my all time favorite Final Fantasy game, and was a transformative experience for me.

Having said that, this game is set in the Final Fantasy universe but with a different protagonist and a different battle system. I went through the first few hours of the game and I am excited to say that I absolutely love this game. It is proof that Final Fantasy can be done with a more active battle system instead of turn based battle. The story is great. The graphics look absolutely gorgeous on the bright PSP screen. I am really enjoying the story thus far as well. This, so far, has exceeded all my expectations.

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