Title: Thoughts from the sofa Posted: December 18, 2005 (05:21 PM)
Metal Gear Acid 2 (PSP) - Finished it yesterday. This was a great follow up to one of the PSP's better launch titles. The SolidEye was fun to use (strictly an at home kind of thing), and I loved the new, increased speed. The arena combat mode was a great bonus too, as here players can fight it out Acid style with a bunch of classic, Metal Gear Solid villians. Liquid Snake vs Solid Snake redux anyone?
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Xbox) I think UBI Soft have finally put the Warrior Within behind them. The Two Thrones captures all the classic, fairy tale atmosphere of the first, delivers a heavy dose of wit, and then follows through with its predecessor's improved fight engine. It's a win/win situation for gamers disappointed with the direction the series was headed. Truly a great sequel!
Exit (PSP) Taito's taken the basic premise of Elevator Action and turned it into a puzzle game. Your job as the esteemed Mr. Esc is to rescue people from disaster by running, jumping, and climbing you way through hazards, opening doors, and generally putting out fires. The only downer is the relative slowness of the action, but at least it gives players a chance to consider their next move.
Ryu ga Gotoku (PS2) Sega of Japan's answer to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto, Gotoku is a Yakuzu drama to be proud of. The streets were reportedly modeled on Shinjuku's infamous Kabukichou district, and look utterly amazing in a late-gen, PS2 kind of way. I'm only a single chapter into this game so far, but already it's looking good. The fight engine though, could have used some work.
User: asherdeus Title: Posted: December 29, 2005 (08:12 PM)
Is Prince of Persia PSP out in your area? I'm leaning towards picking it up, but I was hoping you might review it first.
User: midwinter Title: Posted: December 29, 2005 (08:32 PM)
I imported it at the start of the month, and was pretty disappointed by it. Honestly Ash, it just doesn't seem to work well on the PSP, though I believe I should probably give it another chance. Buy it cheap if you can get it mate, otherwise drop the cash on the Two Thrones instead.
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