Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

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Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby ilovemyguitar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:33 am

I was at the mall Christmas shopping and I randomly strolled into a GameStop. I babbled with the guy who works there about my interest in the PSP. Long story short, I ended up walking out with a pre-owned limited edition red "God of War" slim PSP. I also picked up a few games (God of War, Dissidia Final Fantasy, the Final Fantasy Tactics remake, and the first PSP Grand Theft Auto game).

Behold, my new baby in all its blood-red glory:

Playing Final Fantasy Tactics.
My new friend, Kratos. Am I to assume that he's watching me play?
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Silver Phoenix » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:52 am

Silver is better. :mrgreen:

So is it a 2000 or 3000?

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby ilovemyguitar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:26 am

It's a 2000 model. I honestly would have gone with silver if the GameStop guy hadn't gone on and on about how he was hooking me up by giving me the red one on account of how they're apparently really sought-after. And if it really is a collector's item, I may be able to sell it down the road for a bit of profit if I get tired of it.

I doubt that will happen any time soon, though. It really is a nifty game system. God of War is way more fun than I'd expected it to be, and I was eyeing Persona, Little Big Planet, and Half-Minute Hero pretty hard before I decided on the games I did get.
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Kaiya-Sky » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:32 am

you bought a psp so close to christmas, what if santa brings you one?
well congratulations on your purchase, my friend has the same psp, the red is nice, but i like my white better.
Final Fantasy Tactics is a good game, but the constant battle after battle, and the fact the only thing you can do in the game is battles, gets a little boring but its addicting.

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby ilovemyguitar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:47 am

Yeah, I'm actually playing Tactics right now. I never actually finished it when it was originally on the PS1, but I've since played through and finished both Tactics Advance games. It's nice to go back and finally get some closure with this.

Dissidia is... okay so far I guess. There's a lot of pointlessly flashy fanservice cutscene action in the beginning of it even for a Square-Enix game, complete with lots of awful, awful dialogue and an epic storyline that is neither epic, nor (from what I can tell) a storyline. The gameplay itself seems interesting enough, but I felt so overloaded by the crazy pompousness of those opening cutscenes that I had to set it down. I'll get back to it eventually, but... oy vey.

God of War is simple, breezy fun. I just run around and kill stuff, sometimes with epic chained-together combos, and solve simple puzzles. It seems a bit on the short side, but it's got a bunch of different game modes, so perhaps it'll make up for what it lacks in length with replay value.

I haven't even touched Grand Theft Auto yet. I figure I owe it to myself to finally try one of these games. I got a used copy of it, so if I do try it and decide I hate it I can just return it within a week of when I bought it and get my money back, no questions asked.
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Kaiya-Sky » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:14 am

Dissidia's "story" is horrible, after watching all the cut scenes for 3 characters, i just got fed up and started skipping them, it makes no difference, you don't miss out on anything, but i love the fighting. they could have gave the characters more attacks though. Dissidia has potential of being a good game, but missed the mark, i don't know what they where thinking. I still play it often though, I like getting the mognet everday

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Shiva Indis » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:02 pm

I honestly would have gone with silver if the GameStop guy hadn't gone on and on about how he was hooking me up by giving me the red one on account of how they're apparently really sought-after.

Hey, look! It's the reason I avoid Gamestop! :| Still, when I broke down I made my PSP purchase there. I went for Crisis Core, which I enjoyed more than I expected. (For me, FF7 is does not justify a purchase in itself.) Really wanna pick up that Half Minute Hero.

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Aaron » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:54 pm

were you honestly not going to get a psp? How would you have played the new Lunar?

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Lunar Eclipse » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:19 am

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Jasonb12 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:06 am

I concur with Lunar Eclipse. Get Riviera: The Promised Land too, if you can find it that is.
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Shin Otaku III » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:56 am

I really feel like I'm the only fan of Loco Roco...
I just bought a PSP as well (got a referb 1000). So far I've only got Loco Roco 2 and Star Ocean (first departure). I was thinking of making a star ocean thread later, but never got around to it. BUT without hesitating I'd recommend Loco Roco. There's just soo much child-like joy packed into that game! Anytime I needs a happy it does the job :D

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Jasonb12 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:52 pm

Loco Roco sounds interesting. I'll look it up later...

Also, if you're an old school fan, you should look for CastleVania: The Dracula X Chronicles. Shouldn't be too hard to find.
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Aquaignis » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:33 am

Anyone played Little Big Planet on PSP? What about Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines?
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Silver Phoenix » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:23 am

LBP is supposed to be pretty much on par with the PS3 counterpart, so it's a good game. Ass Creed is supposed to be decent on PSP, but not as enjoyable as the console versions. There was a review on G4 not too long ago, and I think they gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Snipes101 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:20 am

That psp looks really sleek, not bad cosmetic wise. You'll love everything it can do from PSX to SNES if you go that far

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby ilovemyguitar » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:41 am

Okay, looks like I've got enough suggestions here to keep me busy with games until Lunar finally arrives.

Shiva Indis wrote:Hey, look! It's the reason I avoid Gamestop!


He was actually really nice. I've dealt with this particular guy a few times there, and he's generally a cool and friendly guy. He even helped me pick out what games to get, and I think he did a pretty good job of steering me in the right direction. I was just going to get a silver one, and he's like, "Hey, I have a single red one in stock, and they're rare. It's all yours if you want it." And now I'm honestly glad I got it, because it does look pretty, and it's sorta cool to know that it's a rare model.

Shiva Indis wrote:Dissidia: like seeing a bad play and a fireworks show at the same time?


That's pretty much Final Fantasy in a nutshell, isn't it?

Snipes101 wrote:That psp looks really sleek, not bad cosmetic wise. You'll love everything it can do from PSX to SNES if you go that far


I think I'd probably end up with some pretty awful karma if I engaged in video game piracy. I'm planning on self-publishing an album of some sort in 2010, and I wouldn't want someone to pirate that.
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby cj iwakura » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:23 am

Half Minute Hero is a wonderful little game.
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Jasonb12 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:25 am

Sounds interesting. Maybe I should try it out...
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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Justinzero » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:04 pm

So I was jamming on more HSS this weekend, and I noticed the screen on my new PSP going to the craphouse. After this replacement, I'll be on my fifth, yeah fifth, PSP console.

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Re: Alright, I broke down and bought a PSP.

Postby Silver Phoenix » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:16 pm

How long have you had this 3000? I'm going to be majorly pissed if the one I get ends up with defects.


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