Wednesday, March 10, 2010

After 30 minutes of tinkering, my PSP is on line

And after 30 more minutes of tinkering, said PSP is connected to a PlayStation Network account (online ID: gay4play).

After I was done with all of that, I downloaded a number of demos: Echochrome, Half-Minute Hero, LocoRoco Midnight Carnival, Patapon and Patchwork Heroes.

I've already played through the first two levels of Patchwork Heroes, and although I enjoyed them I'm not sure they lived up to my expectations. The game, although drop-dead gorgeous and laugh-out-loud humorous, is a bit more frantic than I thought it would be. Also, I'm not yet accustomed to using the PSP's analog "nub," which made the aforementioned franticness a bigger problem than it probably should have been.

I've played the Patchwork Heroes demo about five times so far and
I've seen this screen twice. Man, I suck.

I've also spent a bit of time with the Half-Minute Hero and LocoRoco Midnight Carnival demos. So far, the former is falling into the same category as Patchwork Heroes--i.e., it's funny as hell and looks heavenly, but has yet to "click" with me. The latter, on the other hand, has completely captivated me. As such, I've just added the original LocoRoco and the download-only LocoRoco Midnight Carnival to my ever-growing gaming "wish list."

See also: 'I guess it's time to get my PSP on line' and 'Guess what magically appeared on my doorstep yesterday afternoon?'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I played Loco Roco on a friend's PSP a loooong time ago when it first came out. It was so friggin cute, but I thought it was REALLY difficult to keep them alive!

Bryan Ochalla said...

I've barely scratched the surface of the demo, so I can't say whether I found it difficult or not. I actually wouldn't mind if it's somewhat challenging, though--most platformers these days are *way* too easy.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Well, I just don't think I really GOT how to keep them alive...I think I only played a few levels in. But it was SO cute and fun.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, it's definitely cute. As is Patapon--can't wait to try that one, too.