Oh come on, say what you really mean

Trusted Reviews has a look at Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) and says:

Put simply, the PSP is the most important thing to happen in the video game industry since the launch of the original PlayStation… When the PSP launches in the UK, the basic version will retail for £180, which, in my mind at least, is an absolute steal for such an advanced device… this is one product that has to be seen to be believed.

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14 thoughts on “Oh come on, say what you really mean

  1. ms. mac says:

    If you can’t take the master chief into battle on PSP it could be coated in gold, make me my morning cuppa, look like George Clooney and I still wouldn’t buy it!
    Oh God, that was just a bit too geeky, even for me!

  2. Gary says:

    Heh. Is it just me, or is “master chief” the worst name for a game character of all time? Maybe I’m biased, because I always hear it as “masterchef” :-)

  3. David says:

    There is an issue with the PSP that nobody seems to have mentioned. Basically it is almost completely impossible to play a driving game on a portable. Watch someone playing a PS2 or an xbox with games like GT or PGR and as they turn their bodies will lean in the direction of the corner and the controller will be rotated to as much as 60 degrees in the same direction. I have not seen anyone manage not to do this to some degree and on a handheld the screen would by unviewable for most of the time.

    Another issue is that a lot of people can become frustrated when playing games and will chuck their controller across the room in frustration. Imaging chucking your entire console after getting twatted from behind in a multiplayer game….

  4. Gary says:

    Have you observed people doing the same on a handheld? It’s not something I’ve seen – the only movement i tend to make when playing games is reaching for beer :-)

    Driving games aside, I do think it’d take serious fuckwittery on Sony’s part to screw this up, though. Price is good, design is good, functionality is good – i’d much rather have a PSP than, say, a portable media center or a video iPod. And I rarely play games.

    Then again, I know sod-all about gamers so it might be a flop.

  5. Gary says:

    > now I have a mental image of Ainsley Harriott fighting the flood with lemon juice and chorizo!

    Gaaah, the Flood. Hate them hate them hate them hate them hate them.

  6. David says:

    >>Have you observed people doing the same on a handheld?

    There’s never been a driving game on a handheld that is good enough – so no.

  7. Gary says:

    I’m wondering whether the behaviour you’re talking about is maybe connected to the medium – so if I’m playing a PC game or Xbox game I tend to try and look round the corner of the monitor or whatever, but handhelds don’t offer the same immersion because they’re too wee.

    Oh, I dont know :)

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