From the Underground (FTU) is our new section for games that, while amazing, were unfortunately overlooked when they were released. The Game Usagi has gone out of its way to dig these games up from the underground to bring to light for its readers. To start us off is a game that has quickly started taking up more and more of my portable gaming time.
Burnout has always been a good series on all of the systems that have housed its iterations. This is especially true on the PSP. Now, Sony and I have never gotten along very well. So it would take an extra special game for me to acknowledge greatness on the industry’s #2 portable. Albeit, the greatness does not neccessarily come from Sony, but from EA. Sony did, however, take the leap of faith in making an over-powered portable that made this game possible.
Burnout Legends (BL) gives gamers incredible speed, silky smooth framerate, amazing graphics, and the ability to wreck some very fancy cars. The World Tour mode is where I’ve been spending most of my time, as it presents one with varied challenges and the ability to unlock new cars and events for superior performances. With 80-some cars to unlock and a plethora of adrenaline-charged races, BL is a must for any PSP gamer, even ones (like myself) who are not in to racing games at all.
For likely the vast majority of you without PSPs, is this game a system-seller? Perhaps. I think that the PSP has other games more worthy of that title (Me & My Katamari, Crush, and Loco Roco). The PSP is a solid system, even though I enjoy my DS more. Hopefully Sony will keep trying to keep this portable afloat, as I’m anxious for even more unique, original, or just plain fun games for it.