I'm getting a Vita. I missed out on the PSP completly. What games are worth going back to, if any?
What PSP games should I check out?
All of 'em!
Oh wait, not all of the games will be downloadable from the PSN. In all honesty, you really can't go wrong with just about any of the Final Fantasy releases on the PSP (except for the bare bones FF 1 & 2 ports). Dissidia, Crisis Core, Tactics, FFIV are all worth looking at.
Lumines is a must (the first game! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.), Patapon is great (but I prefer Patapon 2), the What Did I Do to Deserve This games are weird but neat to play, Silent Hill Origins is solid, Gran Turismo PSP, Crush (if it's on PSN- not sure if it is or not). I hear good things about Jeanne D'Arc & Valkyria Chronicles.
That's kinda it off the top of my head.
From my personal collection, I would say Jeanne D'Arc is a fantastic game, possibly the best on it. Also:
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Phantasy Star Portable
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Tales of Eternia
Valkyria Chronicles II
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
I intend to add more to my own collection and of those I would suggest include: Any Persona game, the other major Final Fantasy games (Dissidia x 2 & IV Complete), Harvest Moon (if it is your thing), Breath of Fire 3, any Ys. I think you can guess my theme, as I only care about SRPG/JRPG on the PSP.
At this point, I'd recommend Final Fantasy Tactics or Tactics Ogre over what I've played of Jeanne D'Arc. I hear the story in the latter is good, and I haven't played enough to confirm or deny that, but there's some nitpicky things in the mechanics that make me yearn for a slightly less difficult Final Fantasy Tactics over this.
Also, there's Peace Walker. Just beware that the controls are abysmal, and from what I hear the second analog stick on the Vita won't translate properly to fix that glaring flaw.
The Patapon and Loco Roco games are wonderful, but you might want to wait until they come out Vita versions of those, specifically Loco Roco, to take advantage of touch and tilt.
If it appealed to you but you never played it on the PS3, then there's always LittleBigPlanet.
And I'd say Lumines, but I think the Bombcast or one of the Vita videos mentioned that Lumines the First isn't out on PSN (because they want you to buy the new one), so you're "stuck" buying the new one.
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