And better controls, absolutely not. I used a PS2-style controller to play the PC game, and as I've said many times before, I like the PSP analog nub BETTER than the PS2 analog stick, or ANY analog stick for that matter... so for me, I actually *far* preferred the controls in the PSP game.
I think you're in the minority though, extra grip or not the PSP is still the most uncomfortable 'pad' I've ever had to use to the point where I rarely buy PSP games as a result.
Still, I'll definitely be buying a copy. Hope it works out for them though, doing something like this is probably pretty risky in terms of potential profit.
I don't understand that at all, but whatever. I'll be over here with my PSP, livin' it up... you guys stay over there playing the original versions of all the PSP's ports and lots of other good games too.
Fixed for you. There's nothing on the PSP that I'd want to play that isn't available on some other console/handheld/PC anyway
OK, you probably don't know this about me, so I'll give you a break... but please, in the future, do not EVER pull one of those "fixed" things with me. There's very little I hate more in the online world, as this sort of cocky behavior basically implies that my OPINION is wrong -- which, by the very definition of opinion, it cannot be.
Seriously, don't ever do that again with my stuff. It's one of my major pet peeves, and you do NOT want me to get angry with you.
Regarding what you wrote, then... I'm not even going to get into the PSP's excellent lineup of games, as I've already gone into that numerous times on this board. Suffice it to say, though, that I own over 30 PSP games, and I love them all. I've played my PSP more than ANY other system over the last 2 years, and continue to get more than my money's worth out of it.
And yes, the PSP has a lot of ports, but it also has a lot of excellent original titles like Brave Story: New Traveler and Jeanne D'Arc. And most of the ported games I own on the PSP are from systems I don't own, such as the Sega Saturn... and the mere fact that they're ON the PSP means I can play them wherever the hell I want to.
So while the PSP may not be great for YOU, it's pretty much the perfect system for me. It is, without a doubt, the best purchase I've made (twice, since I bought a slim PSP a few months ago for the TV-out functionality!) over the last several years.
I think you read quite a lot into that that was never there. Never did I say, or even consciously imply, that your opinion was wrong, because clearly it isn't, and I already know and respect the fact that you like it. A lot. All my reply said was that I don't (almost entirely because of the comfort factor - if I could, say, plug it into a TV and attach a PS2 pad to it then I'd probably be willing to try more games on it) and as it is there's been nothing since Gurumin that's jumped out at me and made me feel bad that I don't find it comfortable, especially when there are lots of other great games for other consoles that don't make my thumbs sore within a few hours. I didn't even say it had no good games, or that it was crap, or anything like that, just nothing that jumps out at me as something I really want to play. Except the earlier Legend of Heroes games but the translation kind of ruined that, I'd rather wait and play the PC versions now. In fact, the only bit I changed was the bit where you said that I was 'over there hatin'' which I'm not, I just don't like it and would rather play something else. Which I do, and came into this thread to rejoice in the idea of a PC translation of Gurumin and not to hate on the PSP in the first place.
So uh, yeah. Sorry if that came out the wrong way, but that was completely not what I was trying to say at all. This seems to be the only thing I disagree with you on anyway. Except why you committed the mortal sin of not having a Sega Saturn. A PSP translation of Shining Force 3 would be enough to make me dig it out again, that's for sure. And I'd rather play on it than eat a skunk.
The idea of Falcom's PC games being released in their original form with English translations outside of Japan makes me melt into my chair like hot butter. I haven't had too much interest in buying Gurumin, but if this happens I will pounce on it.