11:06 AM - April 17, 2005 by hdaniel1
Game Chronicles Magazine has posted the following PSP reviews:
- Ridge Racer (9.7/10)
"The sheer number of cars and tracks make this your one-stop location for everything Ridge Racer. The new nitro system reminded me of the boost system in Burnout where you are rewarded for skillful dangerous driving."
- Need for Speed Underground Rivals (7.8/10)
"If you play only one PSP racing game from the launch line-up make it Ridge Racer. If you can afford two, then by all means pick up Need for Speed Underground Rivals. It certainly offers a completely unique approach to handheld racing with a level of progressive customization that is unmatched by anything currently available in the handheld realm."
- Wipeout Pure (9.9/10)
"Wipeout veterans will love the new features, especially the out-of-control Zone mode that will have you gripping your PSP with white knuckles as sweat pours down your brow. Wipeout Pure is the pinnacle of racing and the ultimate achievement in portable gaming, all in one sleek package. If you own a PSP then this game had better be in it."
- ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails (6.1/10)
"I am really upset about this game, partly because I wanted it to be good and partly because I don’t know whom to blame because it’s not. The obvious finger pointing would be at Climax for not tailoring the game to the PSP control scheme, but if the PSP is at fault then we could assume that other games that require precise analog control are destined to fail before they are even released."
- MLB (8.3/10)
"If you love baseball and want to take your game on the road then MLB is the obvious (if not only) choice. Even when something eventually does come along to challenge it, 989 has set a very high bar for baseball simulation with MLB."
- NBA (7.1/10)
"NBA as a few things going for it including being the only basketball game currently available for the PSP. If you enjoy videogame hoops and simply must have it for your new handheld then it’s probably worth your time and money. Serious fans of the sport will likely want to wait for something better to come along, at least something with more reliable shooting mechanics and much better A.I."