I figured as long as I was shopping for everyone else, I may as well pick up some new PSP games for my upcoming vacation. Enter Bust-A-Move Deluxe, MLB ’06 The Show, and OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast.
I know many of you would consider Bust-A-Move pretty well played out, but I love me some bubble popping goodness. Besides I sold my PS2 (or was it PSX) copy a long time ago. This seems like an ideal fit for portable gaming, but now that I have a DS (er, I mean now that my son will have a DS next week) I have to wonder if that version is the best bet. Touch screen and all could be interesting.
I have also wanted a baseball game for a while, but have been debating on MLB 06 vs. the 2K6 game, which was the reason I was complaining about a lack of quality reviews a few posts back. I finally decided on MLB 06 for no particular reason. Hopefully it is solid and does not leave me wanting to try out 2K6 because I really do not want to spend $80 + tax on portable baseball games.
The wildcard here is OutRun. I have never been a fan of the Sega classic. In fact, I do not really remember being playing it more than occasionally way back when. I am also not a huge arcade racer fan, but it looks fairly interesting. I know longer have Ridge Racer – sold it a while back because there are only so many games I can play and WipeOut Pure and CMR area all the racing I seem to need. I have not read much about OutRun so I really do not know what I am going to get; sort of thinking about returning it, but it could be a good vacation gaming filler.
Will certainly post more if impressions are warranted (really, if I am in the mood to type about the games).