I played the Hell out of Disgaea DS and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon to the point where I finally had all I could stand of either of those. Lumines kept my free moments busy while I decided what my next handheld love interest would be. My PSP doesn’t get much love. I’ve played a few games for long stretches on it, but it just doesn’t have the quick play powers of a DS. At length I decided it was finally time to see if Jeanne D’arc was the wise purchase I hoped it would be. An hour or so in I realized it was. It suffers from some of the usual syndromes of Sony games, but so far it’s been a good time.
I’ve also recently learned that Action Replay has finally created a cheat device for the PSP. Not one of those bullshit codesave deals either. It’s an honest to God cheat coding device. If its description is to be believed then it’s a bit more complex than the average cheat device. So much so, in fact, that I’m not confident that I can make it work. As with all cheat devices the AR for the PSP is a bit dodgy. I’m not 100% sure that my old PSP will work with it. That’s a pretty expensive experiment. I’ve waited something on the order of 3 years for one though. I can be on the up and up for a bit longer…
Some people are dead set against cheating in games, and their reasoning is correct in many ways. If you’re going to go online and cheat then that’s just not cricket. It proves nothing other than you are a competitive dick that can’t handle how much of a loser you are. In single player games, or games where it doesn’t matter, it can significantly enhance a crappy game though. RPGs that require tons of grinding to advance are particularly heinous to me. I have limited time to play games. I don’t want to spend 22 hours killing gold slimes. I’ve got shit to do, but I also want to see the best ending. Alternately games with a clock piss me off. Why should I be punished if I take extra time to kill every zombie I come across, before ultimately taking out Wesker? I don’t want game time to feel like a job. I just want to screw around, kill a dragon, and have a good time. If I get that device I’ll damn sure kill some dragons. I’ve been waiting to get revenge on Monster Hunter since shortly after I bought it. Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s an awesome game, but it’s really hard and time consuming. I want a bad-ass sword, some pimp armor, and to wade through neck deep dragon corpses.
This Action Replay could, potentially, be the item that rekindles my love affair with Sony.