Released just in time to cash in on the theatrical release of Shrek the Third, Shrek the Third for the PSP is more compelling as a brand marketing bullet point than it is as an actual video game. Unsurprisingly, the PSP version of Shrek the Third is little more than a straight port of the console version, though with fewer multiplayer options and dumbed-down presentation. While there are certainly worse movie-license games out there, Shrek the Third still feels slapdash and thoughtless. Its function to entertain is overwhelmed by its function to make money.
The puppet show story sequences are the most interesting part of Shrek the Third.
As is movie-license-game tradition, the story in Shrek the Third provides a broad pantomime of the film on which it is based. More interesting than the actual story--which sees Shrek tracking down an heir to the throne of Far Far Away while Prince Charming makes a coup attempt--is the puppet show format of the story sequences. Aside from these sequences, as well as a musical number masquerading as a boss battle, most attempts at humor in Shrek the Third fall flat. The celebrity soundalike voice cast can't nail it, the timing is stilted, or the material itself just isn't funny.
Shrek the Third is a by-the-numbers action adventure game, with a heavy focus on button-mashing combat, plenty of arbitrary item collection, some light platforming, and some even lighter puzzle-solving. With the exception of the medieval-themed high school, most of the game takes place in conventional fairytale locales, pitting you against pirates, witches, gargoyles, enchanted trees, and loads of generic thugs. In addition to the big, green, ill-tempered ogre Shrek, you'll play as Donkey, Puss in Boots, Arthur, Fiona, and Sleeping Beauty at different points in the game.
Felled enemies will drop fairy dust that will fill up your three-part special attack meter. Using your character's special attack will drain one section of the meter. If you fill up all three sections of the meter while playing as either Shrek or Fiona, you can trigger a special ogre power, which slows down time, Matrix-style. The game's already easy, and the ogre power just makes it more so. There are other minor differences among the characters, such as Puss in Boots' ability to double-jump and Sleeping Beauty's ability to glide slowly to the ground from high falls. These differences are mostly irrelevant because combat is such a dominant force in the game and every character relies on the same mindless two-button attack combos.
The other gameplay elements in Shrek the Third might have provided some respite from the monotonous combat, but they end up being no more interesting. The puzzles, which only pop up from time to time, barely even qualify as puzzles; at their most complex, they require basic pattern-recognition skills. Much more common, and coincidentally much more aggravating, are the platforming sequences. These sequences are plagued by controls that are touchy and inaccurate. Fixed camera angles also make many jumps much harder to gauge than necessary, forcing you to make completely blind jumps on more than one occasion. The best thing about the single-player experience in Shrek the Third is a pair of castle-smashing sequences where you use two different siege weapons to demolish a series of castle towers. It's just too bad that these sequences only account for a few minutes of the four to five hours it'll take you to get through the story. Luckily, there's a local two-player variant of this sequence that you can play outside of the story mode, though it tragically requires two people to make the mistake of buying Shrek the Third for the PSP.
Twenty years ago, this game would have been a lunchbox.
Shrek the Third is no more ambitious in its presentation than it is with its gameplay. Though they all have that creepy dead-eye look, the main characters are good approximations of their cinematic counterparts. Simple environments are plastered with muddy, nondescript textures, and a lack of lighting effects makes everything look flat. What's worse than what you're looking at is how it's presented. The game suffers from a terrible fixed camera that will swing around in a nauseating fashion, and the angle it presents often isn't anywhere close to ideal.
What's perhaps most depressing about Shrek the Third is that the actual quality of the game will have little, if any, bearing on its success. The game seems to operate under the notion that its audience simply isn't concerned with getting an experience that's interesting or inventive; sadly, it's probably right. Source: GameSpot
Sony has announced that they will release PlayStationPortable in 2004 right before Christmas (That's so that you can buy it as a present for your loved ones). PlayStation Portable or PSP PlayStationPortable.com
A couple of years ago there was a home made Portable Playstation that used PS1 as the base platform. No the new playstation portable (PSP) handheld gaming console will have the processing and graphics that are more like the ones you see on PlayStation2. Some technical specs are even better than the ones PS2 has. Portable PSP unit will use UMD discs as the rom media for games, audio, mpeg4 video and other applications. Also Play Station Portable.com reports that you will be able to use regular Memory Sticks for game saves and storing digital photos / mp3 files and so on. Via USB 2 you will be abe to connect portable to PS2 PSX and in future to PS3.Read More
For PSP game downloads, we recommend PSP Blender. And the reason is because of the superior customer service and the number of games which are on the site.
You see, there are sites which offer PSP game downloads, but searching for them can be very difficult. As the titles are put in different sections, it is very easy to find.
But PSP Blender is not the only service. Let me explain a few of them for
Site 2 - All PSP Games
All PSP Games is another good PSP game downloads service. Very similar to PSP Blender. There are millions of downloads for you to chose from. They do offer a yearly or lifetime membership.
At the end of the day, it's worth checking out both.
Site 3 - My PSP Downloads - NEW
My PSP Downloads is a new psp game downloads site which has just been released. You can download new wallpapers, movies, games and more. Very flash and very fast downloads. Another worth considering.
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First of all, you will need to go to a PSP download site. The one which more people are joining up to today is called PSP Blender. However, there are a few other sites on the net. But this is by far the easiest to use.
Once you are a member of a site like PSP Blender, you will get free PSP game downloads whenever you want. If you know what you're looking for, then you can go to step 2 now. Otherwise, if you want to know more about a game, you can read a review of the title by going to Game Reviews options.
Here's what a review of Ratchet and Clank looks like. Check out the release date.
If you have decided what PSP game you want to download, then you will need to do a search. You could say it's like searching for something on Google. Anyway, the site is broken down into games, music, software, movies, wallpapers ect.
You will have to download the title to your computer.
After a couple of minutes, the game will be transferred to a file on your desktop. Now it's time to transfer the file to your PSP. All you need to do is get your PSP and plug in your USB cord from your PC, to your PSP.
You are ready to start playing! It's that easy!
Have you had difficulty learning how to download movies to the
PSP? It is quite easy to learn how to download movies to the PSP
but most people do not know how. Here is a quick and easy
tutorial on how to download movies to the PSP.
1.) First you need a memory card to store the big movies that
you download. You definitely can't use the one they give you, it
is too small. You'll need the 512 MB pro duo card. You can buy
it online for cheap, that is what I would recommend.
2.)If you have a computer, you need to have access to movies
that are specially formatted to put on your PSP. Now with your
PSP switched off, connect it to your computer with its USB cable
3.)If you want to transfer your DVDs to your PSP, you'll need a
DVD burner and a PSP Video Converter as well.
4.) The first thing you do is put your DVD into your computer.
Then you start your DVD ripper and select the movie you want to
put on your PSP. Press "rip" and save your file.
5.) Now, how do you download the movies to your computer? If you
want to download the movies from your computer, then all you
have to do is press "add" from your DVD ripper.
6.) Then choose the file that you saved and press "extract" on
your PSP video converter. Save that file. Then the movie files
that you need to download to your PSP are ready to go and in the
7.) Now, how to download the movies to the PSP? It's simple, all
you have to do is connect the PSP with the USB cable that comes
with it, and transfer the files to a folder called MP_ROOT, with
a folder inside called 100MNV01. Download the MP4 movies to the
8.) Then go on the PSP and browse that file to watch the movies
that you downloaded!
That's how easy it is to learn how download movies to the PSP!
Teach your friends how to do it!
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Ever since the PSP was released two years ago it was a hit! Now there is just so many different games and movies available for the PSP it is hard to keep up with all the new releases!
Even if you wanted to get all the games and movies for your PSP it would become very expensive, which is why more and more people are looking to Download Games And Movies For PSP.
Today I am going to tell you a few things you will need to be able to Download Games And Movies For PSP:
The main items you will need to be able to Download Games And Movies For PSP are A DVD Ripper, A DVD Player,A USB Cable, A PSP Video Converter, and preferably a 1GB Memory stick but a 256mb or 512mb will do.
Once you have the above items you can start learning how to Download Games And Movies For PSP and it is not that difficult!
All you need to do is put the DVD that you want to watch on your PSP in your DVD drive and save the file to your computer. Then you will use your PSP video converter to convert the files into the correct format.
Once you have done this, connect your PSP to your PC with the USB cable and drag and drop the converted files into the movie folder on your PSP.
That is all there is to it!
There is an easier way to Download Games And Movies For PSP and that is to do a search for a good service online that lets you Download Games And Movies For PSP, the only thing is these services can be few and far between but once you find one it does make the process somewhat easier.
I hope this article has shown you how to Download Games And Movies For PSP and transfer them to your PSP.
You will be enjoying the latest games and movies in no time!
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To save money you could download PSP games from the Internet. There are several websites out there that will let you download PSP games for free however most of these sites are usually just designed to infect your computer with spyware.
These freebie sites usually have very slow download speeds and can be very unreliable. If you are looking to download PSP games safely then there are sites out there that can be trusted.
There are plenty of websites that actually manage their databases of free PSP game downloads and they keep out all of the trouble makers.
These PSP game download sites usually charge a small fee but if you can find the right site the fee is very minimal. For under $50 you should be able to find a website that will let you download PSP games at very fast speeds.
These PSP game download sites will also give you access to millions of different PSP files including PSP games, movies, wallpapers, themes and much much more.
Most of these PSP game download sites will allow you to download unlimited PSP games once you have paid for your membership so you won't have to pay high per download fees.
The best PSP game download site I've found actually includes the software that you need to transfer the PSP files to your handheld device making it one neat little package.
There is no doubt about it that PSP's are completely blowing up right now and finding a good website so you can download PSP games can prove to be a good move that will save you lots of cash.
If you are interested in downloading PSP games but aren't sure which PSP download sites are the real-deal and which are just outright scams then visit Ryan Edward's website and read his shocking review of 43 differnet PSP download sites http://www.ryanstips.com/psp/ Discover the best PSP game download sites on the Internet.
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