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« on: March 30, 2006, 04:39:22 AM »

I feel the need to come out of the closet and profess my love for a game that is getting sorely overlooked this month - Syphon Filter on the PSP.  I picked it up along with Daxter on release day, and I still put more time into it than I do any of my 360/PSP/DS/PS2 purchases from the last month (save Oblivion).

The single player is a mix of playstyles - the covering mechanism of GRAW, the stealth/melee of Splinter Cell, and the gadgets/story of a Bond game - but suprisingly they all work together beautifully.  Add this in with some of the best graphics, sounds, and presentation work on the PSP and it's a keeper.  Best of all, the control scheme is great for a handheld FPS - unlike most handheld FPS games (Metroid Hunters included), I have no complaints at all.

The mutliplayer aspect is also a few levels above anything previously on the PSP (or hell most consoles) - in addition to a wide selection of gametypes, it boasts voice over IP (if you have the USB headset), in-game clan management features, and even a ton of in-game messageboards.

So yeah, Daxter is getting a lot of PSP love these days (as it deserves), but anybody who's a fan of first or third person shooters should give Syphon Filter a whirl :-)

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 04:47:31 AM »

Eldon is reviewing both titles.  He should have his reviews out in a couple of days. smile  I heard they are both great though.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2006, 04:50:51 AM »

Now that I've finished up Daxter I've started to devote more time to Syphon Filter and I'm definitely enjoying it.  The controls really do work great and I enjoy playing with all of the gadgets.

That said, I find the inherent ghosting in the PSP LCD a little more distracting here than I have in some other PSP games.  If the rumored PSP-rev offers a better response time I'll probably pick it up just for that alone.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2006, 05:01:20 AM »

I never thought the day would come where I was undecided what to get for the PSP.   It's a good thing!  biggrin
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2006, 06:10:01 AM »

Yeah, Syphon Filter really is that good.  Many are calling it the PSP system seller, but Daxter seems to be getting all of the attention (which actually warms my platforming heart).

I'm the type of guy who likes to fiind all the hidden things on a level before moving on (brings us back to that platform love), and there are three hidden documents on each level in SP, and I keep missing them because I'm too engrossed in the gameplay.  There are also a million reasons to replay levels, too, as certain accomplishments unlock certain things.

The story is pretty good, too.  And the graphics and sound are amazing for a handheld.  It's what I pictured the PSP to be doing when I bought it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2006, 03:09:42 PM »

Got it. It's good.

I've given up on letting people know that PSP games aren't crap. I will, however,  continue to mock the DS every chance I get!  :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2006, 03:26:42 PM »

I picked up Daxter first then Syphon Filter.

I am playing more SP now.  The cut scenes are awesome and the gameplay really good as well.  A top notch game.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2006, 03:27:33 PM »

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Just fixing your post, Devil, you devil.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2006, 03:58:01 PM »

Can anyone comment on how the controls for Syphon Filter compare to SOCOM for the PSP?  I'm playing a bit of SOCOM here and there and I like the controls just fine.  Does Syphon Filter have an auto-aim like SOCOM does?
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2006, 04:06:11 PM »

No, the symbol buttons function like a second joystick.  It works suprisingly well, too.  You fire with the right trigger.
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2006, 04:06:15 PM »

Never were, Bull, never were.

You were just playing the wrong ones.  biggrin
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2006, 04:25:24 PM »

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Just fixing your post, Devil, you devil.


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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2006, 05:28:39 PM »

so,... this thread isn't about metal gear acid 2, then?...

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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2006, 05:58:27 PM »

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so,... this thread isn't about metal gear acid 2, then?...

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Next on deck for my PSP once I finish Syphon Filter.
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2006, 06:14:29 PM »

I've been playing Syphon Filter as well and think it is a great game.  The fact that I can play an FPS of this quality on the PSP just makes me smile (just as playing Metroid on my DS does).  I have been playing Daxter more, but that is because I love me some platformers.  When I get through Daxter, Syphon Filter will get more playtime, but I already know it is a great game.
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2006, 07:56:30 PM »

Picking this up today.  Anyone still having fun with it?
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