It's been quite awhile since we've last checked on a platform's most overlooked titles. Well, consider that streak over as tonight we're checking out more of the PSP's titles that many of you missed out on (or illegally downloaded). We have a good batch of games tonight to share with each other, so let's get to it!
Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip
The critically-acclaimed Hot Shots series takes to the court once again for the first time ever on a portable. Saying it's one of the best handheld tennis games is no hyperbole. This game has it all from character customization to an easy-to-learn-hard-to-master system of gameplay. Not only that but at launch, this game was only $19.99. I know PSP software sales are bad, but give me a break!
The portable version of LittleBigPlanet couldn't even come close to the sales of its big brother on the PlayStation 3. It's a shame, too, since this capable platformer is quite good with Sony Bend at the helm. Creating levels was just as fun, the run and jump gameplay stood still stellar, and the presentation was still overwhelming cute. Another example of no sequel success with LittleBigPlanet-- PSP style.
Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier
Jak and Daxter have returned, and this time they've pillaged both the PSP and PlayStation 2. Unfortunately, neither version set the world on fire in sales or critical acclaim even though this adventure was a very enjoyable one. Take flight in air combat or take to Jak's feet in the traditional platforming fun. Even Dark Daxter had fun kicking butt in this excellent platformer/high flying shooter.
The PlayStation 3 version failed to light up the charts the way Sony wanted it to, so why would anyone expect its little PSP brother to do the same. Step your game up, Sony, I guess would be an ironic thing to say. With nearly all of the content of the PS3 version, the ability to devise your own tracks and characters, and a fun single-player campaign, ModNation Racers was one racer a lot of gamers should be kicking themselves for missing-- no matter the platform.
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
A truly overlooked title-- one that you could call niche to the max-- was Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure. This adventure game had your heroine trying to save the monster world from a slimy antagonist. With only her drill to take enemies out, our heroine (I can't remember her name to be honest) marches forth to save the world in this action-RPG/adventure game. If you can find this game, it's only twenty bucks, so there's really nothing holding you back.
Missed out on past PSP most overlooked games? Have no fear. Here are the links to them for your game-guzzling self!