Which PSP games should come back on Sony Spartacus?

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It's been a hot minute since I've turned on a PSP (it's also really weird that the VITA isn't on offer? maybe later?) but I'm curious what you all would like to see from the stunningly deep library of PSP games on your Playstation 5.

Obviously everyone knows I love Metal Gear Ac!D 2 but I'd be curious to see if they manage to fix the framerate for Metal Gear AC!D 1? That game I remember as being super fun but definitely chugged a lot framerate-wise.

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#2  Edited By GTxForza

For me, I'd say:

  • Ridge Racer
  • Ridge Racer 2
  • MotorStorm: Arctic Edge
  • WipEout Pure
  • WipEout Pulse
  • Ace Combat: Skies Of Deception
  • Ace Combat: Joint Assault
  • Gradius Collection
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#3  Edited By MindBullet

If they put Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology or the PSP version of Riviera: The Promised Land on there I'll at least sub long enough to play those again.

Maybe it deserves it's on thread, but yeah the Vita not having a presence yet is especially weird to me when the PSTV was a thing not that long ago.

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Parasite Eve:The 3rd Birthday and Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. The big hitters.

And Crisis Core would be cool to see, but I think there was some weird licensing thing with their pants or something.

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Persona 3 Portable. To my knowledge it has never been released on any other platform. I keep hoping Atlus will announce some sort of remaster of it on modern consoles for the Persona anniversary thing, but so far no dice.

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Just Dead or Alive Paradise. It's the only PSP game anyone needs.

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#8  Edited By liquiddragon
  • Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3
  • Lumines 2
  • Yakuza Black Panther 1 and 2
  • Metal Gear Acid 1 and 2
  • Dissidia 1 and 2
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation
  • Persona 2 Innocent Sin
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#9  Edited By monkeyking1969

I have always been of the opinion, just because you can put something on a handheld does not mean you should. Their are some 'okay' games on PSP that really just should be played elsewhere.

  • Lumines
  • N+
  • Wipeout Pure
  • Sid Meier's Pirates
  • Patapon 1-3
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • PixelJunk Monsters
  • Tekken 6
  • Killzone: Liberation
  • SOCOM U.S.: Fireteam Bravo
  • Gran Turismo PSP
  • Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
  • LocoRoco 1 - 2
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
  • Valkyria Chronicles II
  • Ridge Racer

I choose these titles because they are a good mix of game. I played a good amount of Sudoku on my PSP, but -meh- games like that and Tetris can be played elsewhere.



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Daxter, and those two Syphon Filter games.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy, both games

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Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3

Lumines 2

Yakuza Black Panther 1 and 2

Metal Gear Acid 1 and 2

Dissidia 1 and 2

Pursuit Force

Killzone Liberation

Persona 2 Innocent Sin

This is a pretty good list. I'm with Lumines 2, KZ Liberation, MGA 1 and 2, and Persona 2. Persona 1 too while we're at it.

For me though, I hope they add Monster Hunter Freedom just for nostalgia purposes. Maybe do an English translation of the Suikoden game on the PSP, Tsumegareshi something something.

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Phantasy Star Portable 1 and 2.

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#15  Edited By mikachops

Metal Gear Acid 2 and LocoRoco, easily.

Sped up versions of Final Fantasy Tactics and Valkyrie Profile would be great, too. They’re good versions of those games just with terrible loading. Might be redundant though if they’re appearing in the PS1 offering.

Looking at my collection, there’s not that much on the PSP I really need to play again. Vita though...

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Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core

Persona 3 Portable

These two games have never been released anywhere else with the former never even getting a digital release.

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Personally I'd like to see Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions because I just want more FFT

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Yeah, I'd love to get the old Dissidias. Most of the other games I care about (Birth By Sleep, for instance) have been re-released in since way. If I hadn't just played through Crisis Core last year I'd say that, and War of the Lions is basically unplayable for me unless the get rid of the slowdown (which requires work I DOUBT they'd do). Can't say I'm super familiar with a lot of PSP exclusives outside that.

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Persona 3 Portable. To my knowledge it has never been released on any other platform. I keep hoping Atlus will announce some sort of remaster of it on modern consoles for the Persona anniversary thing, but so far no dice.

I recently bought that digital (retail copies at my local used game store are going for over $100!) for my Vita in a random fit of Persona obsession and I just can't get into the changes where everything is a menu. It feels less immersive to me, and I found that to be a bummer. I had never played 3 before and I thought the story was pretty cool. I'd totally be down for a proper remaster of the original.

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Absolutely P3P.

Best version of that game and one of the only silent protagonists that I’ve ever liked with the new main character.

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@atheistpreacher said:

Persona 3 Portable. To my knowledge it has never been released on any other platform. I keep hoping Atlus will announce some sort of remaster of it on modern consoles for the Persona anniversary thing, but so far no dice.

I recently bought that digital (retail copies at my local used game store are going for over $100!) for my Vita in a random fit of Persona obsession and I just can't get into the changes where everything is a menu. It feels less immersive to me, and I found that to be a bummer. I had never played 3 before and I thought the story was pretty cool. I'd totally be down for a proper remaster of the original.

Yep, I very much agree about the less immersive thing. I had played the PS2 FES version previously, so it helped that I could picture the missing the 3D environments. But the version everyone wants would have those missing 3D environments and the "Answer" portion of the story from FES with the female protagonist and gameplay improvements from Portable (including full direct party control). I just don't know how realistic a version like that actually is, because I'm assuming it would be a lot of work for Atlus to actually merge the two, and the financial calculus may just not work for them. But the fact that the Persona 4 Golden release on PC did so well gives me some hope. They know full well what fans want, and I for one would 1000% pre-order that thing if the crazy bastards went and did it.

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#24  Edited By Efesell

Honestly you can leave The Answer out and it won’t hurt my feelings.

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Give me Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble!

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That's honestly the kind of curio services like this are made for.

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I can't think of any games worth playing that haven't already been mentioned by others but I think I'm more curious on what these PSP games are going to look like blown up onto a modern television...

If I recall, PSP was sub-360p? I hope whatever emulation they run has a real nice upscaler...

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Both Dissidia games.

Or just the first one tbh.

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@noboners:

While the display was sub 360p, I'm pretty sure PSP was able to output at 480p if you connected it to a TV.

That being said, you would hope Sony has spend some time devoloping a solution, because yeah, it's gonna look pretty shit if it's just the old resolution on my 4K TV.

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@physicalscience said:
@atheistpreacher said:

Persona 3 Portable. To my knowledge it has never been released on any other platform. I keep hoping Atlus will announce some sort of remaster of it on modern consoles for the Persona anniversary thing, but so far no dice.

I recently bought that digital (retail copies at my local used game store are going for over $100!) for my Vita in a random fit of Persona obsession and I just can't get into the changes where everything is a menu. It feels less immersive to me, and I found that to be a bummer. I had never played 3 before and I thought the story was pretty cool. I'd totally be down for a proper remaster of the original.

Yep, I very much agree about the less immersive thing. I had played the PS2 FES version previously, so it helped that I could picture the missing the 3D environments. But the version everyone wants would have those missing 3D environments and the "Answer" portion of the story from FES with the female protagonist and gameplay improvements from Portable (including full direct party control). I just don't know how realistic a version like that actually is, because I'm assuming it would be a lot of work for Atlus to actually merge the two, and the financial calculus may just not work for them. But the fact that the Persona 4 Golden release on PC did so well gives me some hope. They know full well what fans want, and I for one would 1000% pre-order that thing if the crazy bastards went and did it.

The biggest bummer about Persona 3 is there is no definitive version of that game. FES has the best presentation and most content, Portable has full party control and the female protagonist. Both have advantages and drawbacks compared to the other. It's a pretty frustrating state of affairs. Obviously the ideal scenario is a remaster that combines all the advantages of both into one release, but if that's not feasible I think I'd honestly prefer FES be the one getting the PC release. I can deal with the lack of party control, and while not having the female MC campaign would be a loss, I think losing the full featured presentation would be a bigger loss.