I wanted to talk a little about what I’ve been playing lately, and if you’ve been under a rock, most people are so enamored by Super Smash Bros. Brawl to think of much else.

The game is…. It’s an encyclopedia of Nintendo’s history, with Sonic the Hedgehog and Solid Snake thrown in for good measure. It’s fun, deep, they included some elements I had hoped for (old-school arcade stages), and added a few surprise retro nods (R.O.B.!) The game has ot so much stuff to find and collect, it’s staggering, and it finally has some online elements.

It would have been nice to have included more downloadable characters, stages and costumes, and they’ll never get rid of those stupid friend codes, but it’s fun to play with random strangers and beat the fool out of each other. It’s the most my Wii has been touched in a while (then again, I haven’t touched gaming in a while as a whole due to the previous post).

I’m also gravitating back to my PSP again as God of War: Chains of Olympus and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII have come out. Both are wonderful games, and are much needed for the PSP’s library. When the PSP puts out original content such as Ultimate Ghosts ‘N’ Goblins and Locoroco, the system really shines, but the library has way too many “me too” ports. Orignal content definitely benefits the handheld, as the two newest tiles, are brilliant and real system highlights.

On another note, one thing I’ve noticed about the PSP library is that the games don’t seem to have a long shelf life. If you don’t buy the title relatively quickly when it’s on the shelves, it tends to disappear really fast. I’m surprised to find any UMD movies left. I still pick up a few as they’re generally cheap, and if I notice a hard to find title. Sony says they still support the feature, but I see very little evidence of newer titles.

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