Archive for September 28th, 2007

PSP strategy on the go for October

September 28, 2007

The PSP is getting many games for a surprisingly hefty amount of big franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, SOCOM, and even Manhunt. But as a fan of deep customization, my money is literally on Disgaea-Afternoon of Darkness, and Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions. And for some old-school thrills, Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles. Guess it’s just my thing for games with 2D sprites in 3D lands.

Disgaea

Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles

FFT War of the Lions

After the disappointing cancellation of Makai Wars (which is apparently moving to PS3) and the overly convoluted Generation of Chaos, you would surely feel at home with Disgaea and FFT. I’ll admit, I never finished the original Disgaea because I usually play games on the TV in short bursts and not very often. You can say I’m more of a portable gaming junkie. Which is why Disgaea and FFT in portable form will suit me well.

Disgaea’s graphics appear unchanged, while War of the Lions will feature substantial graphical upgrades since it’s a port of a game from two console generations ago. Out of the two strategy games, the faster, twitchy gameplay of Disgaea appears to be the better fit for the portable, unless Square has added some gameplay enhancements for its own game.

In the meantime, I will first put an investment on Jeanne of Arc and see if it’s worth your time.

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