Now that the PSP has been discontinued in Japan – its best market by far – it’s only a matter of time until the struggling handheld gets the boot in North America and the PAL regions.
That being said, the PSP was one of the most underrated portable consoles released to date. Let’s look back at a few of the excellent titles to be released exclusively for the PSP (in no particular order).
Valkyria Chronicles 2A Fencer takes out a commando behind cover.
It was a huge disappointment when Sega decided that the sequel to the PS3’s excellent tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles would be developed for the PSP. Whether or not the PSP was the best platform for this game is irrelevant, however, as it turned out to still be one of the best games released for the PSP.
Featuring difficult and complex tactical combat blending turn-based strategy and real-time third-person action, Valkyria Chronicles also included another incredible soundtrack from Hitoshi Sakimoto and a great narrative. Keeping with the tradition of the previous title, Valkyria Chronicles 2’s cast of characters carried the game to excellence along with its deep RPG system and incredible gameplay that lasted for hours.
Along with a third title that hasn’t (yet) made it to English, Valkyria Chronicles 2 was a PSP exclusive that made getting the system worthwhile. With something for JRPG and strategy fans alike, this was a game not to miss. You can still download it from the PSN and play it on the Vita, and if you haven’t had a chance I highly recommend giving it a shot.