With the argument of “The PSP is all ports and sports” destroyed beyond logical repair, (almost to the point in which calling the PSP a port machineis a laughable concept to anyone who knows what they’re talking about), bearers of the 1up.com glasses, or rather their followers, have gotten a new cop-out toy to play with. This new toy introduces a whole new league of clutching at straws as to say: “While the PSP’s game library is impressive, the games are too epic and console-like, and that the PSP lacks ‘handheld’ games for a ‘Pick up & Play’ experience.”
To hack at a little of the ambiguity of the matter, a rough definition of these “Pick up & Play” games is, simply put, a game that doesn’t require a lot of devotion to get into, generally has a small learning curve, is simplistic and can be played in short bursts of 5-10 minutes.
While it’s arguable that the PSP does not need any of these “Pick up & Play” games, since most of those quality games can be obtained for free asflash games, and played on the PSP without shelling out $20-$40 for what’s essencially just a “quickie” instead of a full-fledged video game, official input from official companies is always welcome.
For the longest time, this has been the point that both our staff and delusional fanboy alike agreed with.
While it’s already a ridiculous and silly argument to say that console-like PSP games aren’t suitable for a 5-10 minute burst since PSP can be put into sleep mode, there’s no point in arguing that at this moment, because, after a user pointed out how wrong that analogy was – we’ve got a new list for you all: this time featuring a list of “Pick up & Play” PSP games that are focused solely around playing in short bursts.
|Combined with short load times and simplistic “quick and easy” gameplay, this list of PSP software proves that the PSP, while populated by a truly substantial amount of epic console-like games, also has a lot to offer for those who simply want “Pick up & Play” games.|