For an early Christmas gift, I received a PSP, which I recently decided I had to have.
The reason I wanted a PSP? One word: Disgaea.
Disgaea, for those of you who don’t know, is a tactical game originally created for the Playstation 2, with anime-like animation, a great storyline, and some really memorable characters. The original PS2 game’s full title is Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. The new version for the PSP is Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness. The new version is a port with a few additions, and those additions are pretty darned good. One of them- keeping track if you’ve killed people on your side- is pretty darned important, and I would have *really* have liked to see that in the original. ^_^ (Hint: DON’T KILL YOUR OWN PARTY MEMBERS unless you’re trying to see of the “bad” endings.) So I’m pretty happy with it. Other changes include some multiplayer aspects (!), other records besides the one I mentioned before, and a place to “buy” and listen to songs you encounter through the game, which I appreciate.
One change I haven’t made up my mind about is that one of the English voice actors for a main character- Etna- was redubbed. The English voice acting for the original game was amazing- one of the best I’ve heard- so I’m not sure why they felt the need to redo it.
So yes, I still have my DS, but I’m pretty pleased with the PSP. It came with Battlefronts: Renegade Squadron, which was a lot of fun, but entirely too short.