It's not just Nippon Ichi fans who will love Prinny. Masochists will too. For them, the endless death and difficult platforming will taste as good as a vanilla milkshake on a summer's day.
The lack of multiplayer is disappointing and we'd have preferred a few more tracks, but for finger tapping fun on the move this comes highly recommended.
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will go down like cheesecake with fans of the series. It’s one of those classic ‘if you like X then you’ll like this’ games.
With online play, Strikeforce may well have been one of the PSP games of 2009. Without it, it's nothing more than a decent stab at making the tried and trusted Dynasty Warriors format work on the PSP.
The lack of online play is a disappointment, as is the overall sense that it's not quite as triple-A a product as it could have been, but as a PSP game it's certainly up there with the best of 2009.
There's no denying this is a great game with bags of charm, just know what you're getting before you pick it up.
Bar a few issues when facing the Boilers the controls are excellent, the presentation is superb and the multiplayer modes are unmatched on the handheld.
You could do a lot worse than pick up perhaps the best version of PES 2009.
Brain Bender is a fun, entertaining and much less serious addition to the ever expanding handheld puzzle game genre.
LocoRoco 2 is the most uplifting game available, not only on the title-shy PSP, but on any platform.