Tag: Legend of Heroes

The PlayStation Portable: A 12-Year Anniversary Retrospective

Well, today marks the 12th anniversary of the North American release of the PlayStation Portable. It's kind of hard to believe it's already been 12 years since Sony decided to enter the portable fray. In honor of the 12th anniversary, it only seems fitting to take a look back at the handheld console and talk about twelve of the greatest games to ever appear on it.

The PSP debuted in the US on March 24, 2005. The first real competitor to a Nintendo handheld since Sega's Game Gear (10 years earlier), the PlayStation Portable quickly positioned itself as a sleek and sexy alternative to the clunkier chunkier Nintendo DS. The PSP actually had a lot going for it: better graphics, a superior form factor, millions of ardent Sony fans, and a wealth of great games. It also had a few stumbles which were almost all hardware-related: screen issues on certain models, the decision to use prohibitively expensive proprietary memory cards, not to mention the incredibly unpopular PSP Go.

All in all though, the PSP was a pretty incredible little machine. Did I mention the great games? Let's delve into that further, shall we? Here are 12 shining examples of the best gaming experiences the PlayStation Portable had to offer:

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New Steam Store Releases: Galak-Z

Galak-Z has come to the Steam Store this week, nearly three months after its favorable debut on the PlayStation 4. I was very tempted to pick it up then, but I decided to hold out for the Steam version. I hope it was worth the wait!

Also out this week, the third entry in the previously PlayStation-only Hyperdimension Neptunia series, a respectably-enhanced rerelease of Divinity: Original Sin, and the direct sequel to The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. Hold out for the version you'd prefer, then proceed further to see more of this week's new releases.

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