The new PlayStation Vita is grabbing headlines this week but we’re not quite done with the PSP. On this week’s show, we celebrate the life, love and times of Sony’s last-gen portable by remembering the system’s best games.
Also: The winter gaming drought is finally over as the VGH team chimes in on three big recent releases. Randy really likes The Darkness II, Paul is lukewarm on Kingdoms of Amalur, and D.J. takes a second shot at Soulcalibur V.
Finally, we seriously stretch our acting chops with a scene from the first Dragon Quest game. Thespians!
VGCT – Dragon Quest: 33:20
PSP Memorial: 35:35
Last Call: 67:55
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This Week’s Music:
Caught Red Handed and Yummy from the Mighty Switch Force soundtrack, composed by Jake Kaufman.
DJMAX Portable 2 – “Plastic Method”
DJMAX Portable 2 – “Cherokee”
Play Arts Kai News
Play Arts Kai Website
The Making of Uncharted Golden Abyss
I took the liberty of looking up the prices for download versions of most of the PSP games that were mentioned on the show.
PlayStation Store prices as of 2/16:Crush – $9.99Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions – $9.99LocoRoco – $22.99 (?!?!?!)LocoRoco 2 – $7.99LocoRoco Midnight Carnival – $7.49Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow / Killzone Libertation bundle – $14.99DJMAX Portable 3 – $19.99Beats – $4.99If a game was mentioned on the show, but not listed here, it means I didn’t see it on the PS Store.
PSA: DJMAX Portable 3 isn’t very good. BUT, the PSN Store has DJMAX Fever, which is a compilation of tracks from the import-only DJMP1 & 2. It’s missing some quality songs but is way cheaper than importing.
You question my research methods?!?!?!
So, yes, LocoRoco is still ridiculously priced, but I just noticed that you can get it in a bundle with the first Patapon for only $14.99. That’s actually a pretty good deal and both games are great!
I also found Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror digitally as part of a 2-pack bundle with SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo for $14.99.
Crush is 50% off on the PS Store this week at $4.99.
VGCT was hysterical. I imported the original DJMAX and I think I have Fever, but I never could get into the music.
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