Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

Great tales resonate within a society are independent of any pop culture crazes. Those are the stories that told time and time again, a little expanding with period but keeping up with the central topics is something that is the most important. Lunar has lasted for four consoles since its introduction over ten years ago at SEGA CD, and it remains successful not only because of its intuitive interface but due to the fact that it has a timeless story of youthful love, treason, and friendly relationship.

That said the PSP port is the highest quality variant of Lunar ever developed. The surrounding have been nicely redrawn, and the fictional characters and menu art appears beautiful inside the PSP. Sony's portable also guarantees that the soundtrack tunes as great as ever while the standard animated cutscenes are still there. The songs and spoken dialogue are a big component of this game's realm and they break through attractively. There is even the in-game object that allows you to see those scenes every time. If you're fascinated in choosing Silver Star Harmony solely for nostalgic factor, it is a glorious redo that emphasizes the game's finest characteristics. If you are unaccustomed with Lunar you may need to understand that at the essence is the battle system has shown its age and will in the end bore a few players.
As a dedicated lover of Lunar, I could not be more contented with the remake on Sony PSP. The opportunity to save the game inside the character menu along with the sleep feature of PSP makes the lengthy role-playing taste really accessible. The characters and the story simply work well, making Lunar an excellent alternative for those who do not mind a direct turn-based battle system.

Dante's Inferno - PSP Game Review

Each time a famous console title is released with a PSP version in tow, you will usually find a good argument to be anxious. A few fare just alright, then again there are some titles that face problematic lifespans. The PSP versions that take what is actually an acceptable, or even amazing, console title and however somewhere along the line end up wriggling and breaking whatever have worked nicely in the other ports and then offering it based only on its brand. Fortunately, it is certainly not like that in Dante's Inferno at the PSP version. As a matter of fact, I'm convinced this PSP variant can be better prepared to deal with its immediate contender than the console variants of the game.
Amazingly, the graphics are quite good. While clearly not up to the level of the Xbox 360 or PS3 variants, Dante's Inferno features are nothing to scoff at either. Dante himself, and also many of the foes discovered in the game are clearly accurate illustrated and have an acceptable detail of animations. You will still find a few amazingly set pieces and large areas, even though occasionally the space is really big or you will find a lot going on the screen, this title can hiccup slightly, even hesitating for a few seconds sometimes when loading. Still, it does not regularly cause any big issues with the game other than the infrequent non-functioning combo.

If you are looking for a 3rd-person action adventure game in PSP, the first alternative should be God of War series. Even so, Dante's Inferno is completely no slouch, simply coming in quickly at a close second. With the sensitive and multifaceted combat, beautiful graphics, good plot, and astonishingly extended campaign, it's decidedly worth to buy. It is a good choice for those who love God of War series and Bayonetta.

Metal Slug XX - PSP Game Review

There is something curiously satisfying in SNK’s Metal Slug franchise. A good old platform for old-school fans, the series has not transformed a little, as far back as its release in the mid nineties. Other series' had moved to 3D gameplay and totted up specific gameplay objects, even so Metal Slug has remained firm in the face of technology and time. Of course, new characters came out -- along with brand new weapons system and even more powerful bosses -- you'll find a similar 2D sprite-based graphical wild actions we have been delighting since the earliest Metal Slug hit pizza parlors and arcades around the world.
Metal Slug XX presents the most recent version in the long-running shooting franchise, and offers what you would expect. In point of fact, if you tried Metal Slug 7 in Nintendo DS the moment it was introduced in 2008, you should stop reading the review, as Metal Slug XX is just its port version. If you are a loyal devotee of Metal Slug series and PSP user who doesn't have the opportunity to play the DS variant, then the series might be right up your alley.
Other than that, the deviations between Metal Slug 7 and Metal Slug XX are mild at best. The PSP version does not completely utilize the extra real estate in PSP’s 16:9 display, and using it in full-screen mode causes the graphics appear slightly stretched for some people. Thankfully, you can play this game at 4:3, which can make the graphic looks better.