Archive for the PSP Category

Re-thought: Phantasy Star III

Posted in Japan, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360 with tags , , on April 29, 2009 by Stephen

Most people dislike this title of the Phantasy Star series. This is because the story has very little to do with the other three Sega titles. I, however, couldn’t find many things I disliked about the game. Since the first introduction of the game back in 1991,  Phantasy Star III rarely gets the respect it deserves.

Originally, I was lucky to play this game back in the Sega Genesis. After years of practically forget about it, I got my hands in the PSP Sega collection that includes Phantasy Star III along with younger sisters Phantasy Star I and II. Still, after all these years, I found the storyline very original and engaging while the gameplay still holds there despise all the grinding you need to go through every two seconds. Continue reading

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iDOLM@STER SP first catalog DLC announced

Posted in Gaming Rant, Japan, News, PSP with tags , , , on February 18, 2009 by atalantegg

http://namco-ch.net/idolmaster_sp/765shop/index.php

With the much anticipated iDOLM@STER SP launching tomorrow, Namco is prepared to offer a launch DLC catalog. It will be interesting to see if the PSP DLC will be as well accepted as the 360 DLC. The pricing for items is similar.

On another note, stores all around the nation have prepared themselves for the launch.

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We can expect sales of the game to be quite high!
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Even train stations are in on the hype!

Japan’s Top 100 Sellers Revealed

Posted in Gaming Rant, Japan, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Sony, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by Stephen

Konami’s long-awaited Metal Gear 4 title had amassed sales of 686,254 last year; 476,334 in its first week alone. The game is cited as the PS3’s top seller as part of a wider list of the 100 top-selling games of last year.

Sadly to fans and perhaps a sign of how the industry has changed, Metal Gear Solid 4 ranks in at eleventh. Ahead of it are nine games for Nintendo consoles, with Wii Sports (non bundled in Japan) sitting in tenth, Animal Crossing City Folk in eighth, Rhythm Tengoku Gold in six, and Mario Kart Wii in fourth.

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Persona remake to hit Japan in April

Posted in Japan, News, PSP, Sony with tags on February 7, 2009 by Stephen

The game will be available in Japan on April 29 for PSP and will include new animated cutscenes and an improved user interface. Atlus has not confirmed neither denied this release outside Japan but with the latest sucess of Persona 3 and 4 overseas, It could be just a matter of time.

iDOLM@STER PSP accessory set announced

Posted in Japan, News, PSP with tags , , on January 23, 2009 by atalantegg

HORI has announced a special accessory set to celebrate the release of The iDOLM@STER SP.

http://www.hori.jp/products/psp3000/psp_idol_master/
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The set comes with a clear case, headphones, and three UMD protectors. There will be three versions of this set.

PSP 5.03 Update released

Posted in News, PSP, Sony with tags , , on January 20, 2009 by Stephen

“Hi, everyone, I wanted to give you a quick heads up that a new PSP firmware update, v5.03, will be released soon. This is a small update that improves system software stability during use of some features”.

With a veil of secrecy in details, Sony just released their latest update 5.03 for PSP. Not much details were given besides improving system software and god knows what else.

Famitsu Hall of Fame 2008

Posted in Japan, News, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by atalantegg

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Famitsu’s hall of fame for 2008 has been released.

Xbox360 has received the highest quality percentage of 55.9%. 38 quality games out of 68 reviews. Playstation 3 is in second place with a 53.5% quality rating.

2008 was an excellent year for software. We can only hope that 2009 can exceed it.

DS had the lowest rating of 29.3%, however the amount of quality titles is highest on this system. The system with the least amount of quality software was Playstation 2.