Monday, March 20, 2006

Hardware Review (PSP)

When the PSP was announced, I was super excited; but I didn't know if i should get the DS or PSP. I got the DS because it came out first and in some ways I regret doing so; but anyways, I eventually got the PSP. This thing is great for so many ways I can't name them all, but i'll try. The Possibilities: Endless. You can put a whole lot of stuff on your PSP depending on which size memory card you have. ( the $50 or so 1 GB should be okay. ) You can put a huge load of music on it, you can get movies from the internet ( illegal though, obviously. ) and just put anything you want on it basically; you can even go on the internet on it. (even though it is kinda hard to get used to.) The Games: Great. There are quite a few games out right now that are really good. Starwars Battlefront 2, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo, Tony Hawk Underground 2: Remix, and more. Much better games than the DS has. Overall Graphics: Fantastic. For a handheld, this is more than you'd expect. Fully 3D characters straight from Playstation or Playstation 2 style graphics. Overall Sound: Not too shabby. The sound when you are listening to music isn't extremely clear, but it's still convenient and works nicely. The game sound is very clear and games that went from consol to this, ( Battlefront, GTA ) Have just as good sound. Overall Control: Hard to get used to. The controls arent too easy most of the time because there is only one analog stick. Games like SW:BF2 still work well though if you play enough. it took me around an hour or maybe two to get used to the controls for that game; which is a shooter so I'm sure most shooters would be similar. Overall Fun: Straight up fun. Music, DVDs, Games, Surf the net, anything you can do it home on multiple different things is now on one tiny little handheld. Although you will find your battery running low quickly from your huge use from this thing, it's pretty much its only downfall. My suggestion: BUY IT!!


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