By Miles Baker
Don’t get me wrong: I have strong, warm feelings for that little black box with its LCD screen and funny little disks. I love its mini-multimedia-ness with that DVD-quality video, MP3s, and pictures. The problem is that I’m not often called to play it. I’ve owned one for as long as we’ve been running this site and I think I’ve only reviewed two games for it, because I don’t buy for or play with it a lot. But when I do, I remember just how good Sony can be to me.
Sony is going to be so nice in March. I haven’t bought three games for the PSP all year, but I’ll buy three in March alone – that’s a huge move for me and the PSP.
At first I will ignore friend and family obligations by playing Patapon.
It’s charming, cute, innovative and only 20 bucks! I can’t afford not to buy this game.
And while my wallet still feels fat I’ll pick up God of War: Chain of Olympus.
Finally, when I’m pale and fat from lack of sun or sitting up fully, I’ll hobble and huff to my videogame store to collect Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7.
I have to admit, I’m not the biggest FF7 fan, so I’m sorry everyone. I played it when it came out. I loved it for the first disc and a half, pretty much up until that sequence in Cloud’s whiney-ass head, but I don’t have the love for it that other nerds like myself do. The story makes little to no sense: basically, Cloud has usurped the identity of a guy named Zack when actually he is the top-secret clone of a human-alien hybrid bred to be the perfect soldier. Or something like that.
Crisis Core follows the previously-mentioned Zack and this is where the prequel-ness becomes a bit of a problem for, because I play Final Fantasy for the story and I wasn’t keen on FF7’s story. I imagine this game will actually complicate the world of Final Fantasy 7 even more than Advent Children did-if that’s even possible-but I don’t care: look at those pretty graphics!
I’ll let you know how they all turn out.