Analysis: All of PSP’s ports are watered-down.


You hear it everywhere. Talk on the streets and internet alike. The subject? Watered-down ports on the PSP. People are always talking about how they don’t want to pay for what is essencially an inferior version of a console game, and how the PSP’s so chock-full of them.

But how much validity is there to this statement? Are these games actually watered-down in any sense outside of graphics? We decided to take a look at some of these ports to see if they were actually a watered-down experience. Unless you know how we roll… you’ll be fairly surprised at what we found.

For this article, or rather the experimentation within; we decided to grab a bunch of these ports to see just how watered-down and/or inferior these games are compared to their console counterparts.

List:.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance


• Exclusive Characters
• More Unlockable Content
• Exclusive Missions


X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse


• Exclusive Characters
• Exclusive Missions


Disgaea – Afternoon of Darkness


• Exclusive Characters
• Extra Story Mode
• Fine-Tuned+Extra Voice Acting
• Fine-Tuned Script
• Exclusive Missions


Final Fantasy Tactics – The War of the Lions


• New Characters
• Revised Script
• Exclusive Missions
• Co-op Multiplayer
• PvP Multiplayer


Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX


• Several Extra Fighters
• Several New Play Modes


Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower


• All Character Fighting Styles
• Unlockable Artwork
• All Unlockable Endings
• Extra Unlockable Endings
• Media Player Mode


Ghost Rider


• More Unlockables
• More Extra Content


Mortal Kombat Unchained(Deception)


• New Playable Characters
• New “Endurance” Mode
• Various Krypt Changes
• New Kombat Zones


Pac Man World 3


• Pac-Man History Mode
• Exclusive Video Interviews


Tekken: Dark Resurrection(Tekken 5)


• New Characters
• “Tekken Dojo” Mode


Prince of Persia Revelations(Warrior Within)


• Exclusive Puzzles
• Exclusive Areas
• Extended Story Mode


Prince of Persia Rival Swords(The Two Thrones)


• Exclusive Levels
• Exclusive Puzzles
• Extended Story Mode
• Exclusive Multi-Player Modes
• Alternate Ending


Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble


• Extra Character
• Exclusive Extra Missions
• More Battle Arenas


Ys: The Ark of Napishtim


• New Modes of Play
• Unlockable Mini-Games
• Unlockable Media Player
• Unlockable Boss Rush Mode
• Unlockable Profile Mode


Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 REMIX


• 20% More Levels


Tony Hawk Project 8


• Exclusive “Classic Mode”
• Additional Content


Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy


• Additional Content
• Extra Boss Fights


Samurai Warriors – State of War


• Restructured Gameplay Progression
• New Skill System
• New Spellcasting System
• New “Sub-Officer” System (For aid in combat)


Star Wars Battlefront 2


• Exclusive “Rebel Raider” Mode
• Exclusive “Imperial Enforcer” Mode
• Exclusive “Rogue Assassin” Mode

PSP does, in fact, have a lot of ports; but, in most cases, they’re nowhere near “watered-down” as they usually have all the original content intact, and/or content featured in no other version before the PSP version.


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