Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection - PSP Game Review

The Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is a package of three Final Fantasy games (the original FF IV, FF IV: Interlude and FF IV: The After Years), with some extra contents in a great presentation. Undoubtedly, the characters are among the most memorable in the RPG world, intertwined in a great storyline. Unfortunately, FF IV is an old game, and you can't turn a once slick 1960's Mustang into a Bugatti Veyron. Be prepared for a dated graphic, which reminds you with SNES. Of course, there is nothing wrong with playing a game with an old graphic, if it can revive plenty of priceless memories. Final Fantasy series is famous for its iconic soundtrack, and in this case the FF IV still can put soundtracks for other RPG games to shame. If you want to start play a Final Fantasy IV, you should start at Friday afternoon and make sure you don't have anything to do at weekend. Be prepared to get lost and immersed in a wonderful world for days. Let's just hope that you can get back to the planet Earth by Monday morning.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - PSP Game Review

Just like many JRPGs, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is information heavy and quite extensive. Fortunately, the interface is also highly polished. The graphics might be great for 4 or 5 years ago, but for 2011 it can be considered as modest. While playing the game, you'll get light-hearted, catchy music, which is fun to listen to, in fact it may be a little too fun sometimes.
Overall, the fascinating narrative, amusing writing and dynamic combat mechanics, will keep PSP gamers hooked up until the very end. For average players, the game can last for about 40 hours and as two more sequels are coming shortly, this title is a wonderful opening for a long and enjoyable adventure.

Patapon 3 - PSP Game Review


Patapon is a wonderful franchise, however it's an exclusively PSP game, so if you never play a Playstation, it's likely that you'll never heard of Patapon. The game has a good presentation and understanding its nitty gritty would take some time and effort. However, there are ways to make the game simpler and more accessible than previous installments.
The graphic remain wonderful, with some creatures from the previous titles now show up as bosses. Even so you'll find many new assts. Things are colorful and everything pops up like cartoon.
The songs are still old hat but catchy as ever. Some background music and tunes prove to be a wonderful change of pace. Although, Patapon 3 has a solid gameplay, a few level grinding might wear your down eventually. But in general, the combat is exciting and you'll be continuously motivated to level up your tribe with armors and weapons. Of course, the online gameplay is awesome. The game has a solid lasting appeal, it's simply ridiculous. There are just so many things to unlock and discover.