Back in 2004, the PSP first released and revolutionized gaming by offering quality PlayStation games on the go. Since then, the system was plagued with problems, such as piracy, which resulted in a severe drop in quality. Despite this, there were still a number of solid games the PSP had to offer. Now that the Vita is officially a year old, many gamers are still holding out hoping that their favorite PSP series will find their way on the Vita or at least the PS3/PS4.
Below is a list of games and/or series that we think deserves a second chance to shine once again on either the PS Vita/PS3 or the upcoming PS4:
Metal Gear Ac!d
One of the launch titles the PSP received when it first launched in Japan and North America was Konami’s Metal Gear Acid. While it is not a follow up title to the critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series, Kojima, the producer who brought Acid, still managed to be considered a great game as it not only offered a new style of gameplay, it succeeds as well in storytelling that can be found in the main series. Shifting from stealth action to strategy, the formula worked well and that resulted in a sequel.
One of the acclaimed RPG series that succeed on the PSP was Sega’s Valkyria Chronicles. Following the release of the first game on the PS3, Sega decided to bring the second and the third game on the PSP, where it became a huge hit in Japan. The second game was released in North America but the third never made its way due to the intense piracy problem the system faced. Valkyria Chronicles 4 on the PSP Vita or at least the upcoming PS4 will surely make fans happy.
When it comes to RPGs from Level-5, we can only expect greatness from their games as they’re the one who brought us quality RPG titles like Dragon Quest VII, Dark Cloud, Professor Layton, Rogue Galaxy and more. During the days of the PSP, Level-5 released a beautiful strategy RPG called Jean D’Arc that follows the story arc of Joan the Arc.
Wild Arms XF
The release of Wild Arms XF on the PSP marks the last Wild Arms game on the PlayStation platform. Many assumed following that release, Media Vision will continue to develop more Wild Arms games but fans heard nothing from them since then. A follow up title or at least a sequel to the main entry of the series would be appreciated by fans since the series was a no-show this generation.