Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
When the Playstation Portable first arrived on the scene, its library was full of titles that were just ports from PS2 titles, ports that were solid but weren't original. That scene has changed this year, and with the arrival of the PSP Slim, there has been no better time to celebrate the tiny black box.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
When Bejeweled became a success on the interwebs, no one thought it would entice hardcore players. Then Puzzle Quest proved them wrong.
Many point at Final Fantasy Tactics on the original Playstation as a landmark in game history. But whether you hold that opinion or not, The War of the Lions is a fantastic, pint-sized re-imagination of the series we have grown to love.
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Bladestorm. The Shins' "Phantom Limb". Jeanne D'Arc. There has been a fascination with Joan of Arc recently, and we're not sure why. But hey, we're all for girls who follow the voice of God and kill people.
One of the few great, enhanced ports this year from the PS2, Afternoon of Darkness expands on the kookiness and deep strategy of the original. The new Etna mode, where one of the main characters dies right at the beginning, adds a new dimension to the already nerd-tastic title. And how can you say no to more killer penguin "Prinnies"?