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Old 12-16-05, 11:40 AM
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Must-have games for PSP newbie?

I recently bought a PSP. Can anybody recommend the best games for the PSP.

I browsed amazon, and I'm considering:
Medievil
SOCOM
Burnout
Battlefront 2
NBA Live 2006

Any thoughts?

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Old 12-16-05, 11:43 AM
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That depends on what you like. Lumines and GTA seems to be the top two.

There's also a PSP thread that's several pages long that you can find info about all the games in.
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Old 12-16-05, 11:47 AM
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If you like Golf then I would recommend picking up Hot Shots Golf. Well worth the $30 or $40.
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Old 12-16-05, 12:45 PM
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Lumines - Duh.
Hot Shots Golf - Fun.
Burnout - Awesome.

I would avoid Medievil, I felt is was way short of its console counterpart, and not the usual "It's portable so its okay" kind of way.
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Old 12-16-05, 12:54 PM
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If you like Golf then I would recommend picking up Hot Shots Golf. Well worth the $30 or $40.
If you don't like Golf, I would still recommend picking it up. I'm not a fan at all, but the game is insanely fun.

Lumines is an automatic, and so is GTA:LCS if you like GTA. I still enjoy the occassional turn on WipeOut: Pure - the game is a very good racer.
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Old 12-16-05, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffdsmith
Lumines - Duh.
Hot Shots Golf - Fun.
Burnout - Awesome.
Those three are must-haves. You won't be disappointed. I really like X-Men Legends 2. It looks fantastic and plays very well; fun for short-burst hack & slash. And though it's not without issues, GTA is really a remarkable achievement and is always good for some fun sandbox play even if some of the missions are frustrating.
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Old 12-16-05, 01:25 PM
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Hot Shots Golf is fun
Virtua Tennis is a GOOD tennis game
Burnout - Best Racing game
GTA - Mine is still sealed (since I like my emulators and haven't really gotten around to it)
Untold Legends is a fun hack-n-slash RPGish game. (A sequel is coming eventually)
NBA Live 06 is average at best....I feel they haven't made a GOOD portable sports game yet (the MAJOR sports that is).
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Old 12-16-05, 01:50 PM
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How do you do homebrew + Virtua?
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Old 12-16-05, 03:44 PM
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My top 5:

1- Burnout Legends
2- Hot Shots Golf
3- X-Men
4- NBA Live 06 (I actually really like it, and online play has been very smooth)
5- Lumines
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Old 12-16-05, 04:10 PM
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what firmware is Burnout?
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Old 12-16-05, 07:13 PM
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I have a 1.50 (and use a WAB changer for some 2.0 games). If you have a similar unit, I believe you can play every game currently released EXCEPT GTA: LCS, NBA 06 (the Sony one, not EA Sports) and SOCOM. So basically each game with initials (j/k).

But Burnout will work with 1.50.
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Old 12-16-05, 10:03 PM
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Lumines is fantastic.
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Old 12-16-05, 11:39 PM
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I think everyone agrees that Lumines is amazing.

I wasn't too crazy about Live. It plays alright, but I couldn't get into it, with the lack of a franchise mode. I got bored with it, cause I felt I had nothing to shoot for, other than the occasional online game (when I was close to a hot spot).

Smackdown vs. Raw is great fun, and makes a good pick up and play game. When you've got 10 minutes to play, you can load up a quick match.

Burnout is a MUST. I can't stop playing it despite having GTA, X-Men, Harry Potter, and NFS:Most Wanted sitting there waiting to be played. I should have just bought Burnout and Lumines and nothing else, cause those games take up 90% of my game time lately.
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Virtua Tennis is extremely addicting and very good.
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Old 12-19-05, 01:36 AM
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So...

What does a PSP n00b NEED to do (to the PSP)?
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Old 12-19-05, 11:15 AM
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I have Burnout, Virtua Tennis, and Lumines. Burnout is a technical achievement for a handlheld game. Absolutely amazing!
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