Sega's upcoming PSP version of Crazy Taxi
has come a long way. The very first video
of the game ran at a sluggish rate, featured nearly deserted streets, and had textures worse than the original Dreamcast version. It appears that some significant progress has been made, but is it enough? We say no. A new gameplay montage
on IGN reveals greatly improved visuals, but the textures and polygon count still fall short of what we expect from our handheld. While the gameplay looks fun, we can't help but remember playing the taxi cab mode of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
and being far more impressed.
At least we won't be charged an arm and a leg for this technically shallow Dreamcast port: releasing at a budget price
makes sense to us. But still, wouldn't we love to see a game that truly takes advantage of PSP's capabilities?