- IGN (70/100) - "Bounty Hounds is a classic example of shoddy execution derailing a slew of great ideas. With a better camera and improved controls, it could have been a real contender."
- Got Next (60/100) - "It seems that no matter which way you look at it, Bounty Hounds is the kind of game that did everything right to turn out great except the first thing it was meant to do – create an addictive online interaction with players."
- Games Radar (30/100) - "Nearly every element of Bounty Hounds falls flat. Graphics? Utterly mediocre and heavily fogged (the comic-like cinematics are drawn nicely, though.) Level design? Non-existent: expect a sleep-inducing never-ending sequence of open fog fields and blocky square corridors."
1. Download the demo ZIP file.
2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file.
3. Connect your PSP to your computer using a USB cable.
4. Go to the PSP/GAME folder.
5. Copy ULJS00021 folder into the GAME directory.
Check out our new demos site:
1. Madden NFL 07 (PS2)
2. Madden NFL 07 (360)
3. Dead Rising (360)
4. Madden NFL 07 (Xbox)
5. Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus (PS2)
6. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
7. NCAA Football 07 (PS2)
8. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2)
9. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (DS)
10. Ninety-Nine Nights (360)
11. NCAA Football 07 (360)
12. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (PS2)
13. Big Brain Academy (DS)
14. Guitar Hero bundle (PS2)
15. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
16. Star Wars: Battlefront II (PS2)
17. Madden NFL 07 (PSP)
18. God of War (PS2)
19. Mario Kart (DS)
20. NCAA Football 07 (Xbox)
(* NPD does not release sales numbers)
Okay, so the PSP only has Madden in the top 20. The PSP is going to enjoy an extremely strong surge in the quality of its library in the coming months with the pending releases of Bounty Hounds, Killzone: Liberation, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Lumines II and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, just to name a few. Stand strong, my fellow fanboys because the future is bright.
(Via PSP Advanced)
- Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (Namco Bandai Games)
- Bounty Hounds (Namco Bandai Games)
- Boxers Road 2: The Real (Ertain)
- Gundam Battle Royale (Namco Bandai Games)
- Homestar Portable* (Sega)
- Jan-Sangokumusou (Koei)
- Jeanne D'Arc (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel (Konami)
- Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops* (Konami)
- Minna no Golf-jou* (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom)
- Navigation Software* (working title) (Edia)
- Ratchet and Clank Portable (working title) (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Sarugettchu Piposaru Racer (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Tales of the World Radiant Mythology (Namco Bandai Games)
- Tenchi no Mon 2: Busouden (Sony Computer Entertainment)
In addition the already mentioned games, Sony will show new video of 35 more titles. I believe the big story here is how effectively the GPS games use the add-on. If Sony can get software that show the peripheral is more than a gimmick, the PSP may be able to gain some ground on the DS.
Andrew has had his game he's lushed over, and I think it's been clear that Bounty Hounds has been my baby. I've been waiting impatiently for reviews to start trickling in, and it seems IGN has finally granted my wish.
However, according to reviewer Juan Castro, it seems that I may have gotten my hopes a bit too high as Bounty Hounds, which was released Sept. 12, appears to suffer from some gameplay issues that stop the game from reaching its full potential.
- Looks and performs better than just about any PSP title;
- High attention to detail, especially in enemy units;
- More than 500 weapons available;
- Most menus and interfaces are easy to navigate; and
- The game's wireless multi-player deathmatch helps keep the game from getting old.
- Players don't have full control of the camera. It can only be centered behind your character, which usually ends in your character being shot at by off-screen enemies;
- No auto lock-on combined with the frustrating camera makes for unnecessarily hard boss fights; and
- Repetitive combat.
IGN has just posted nearly 40 new screens of Namco's upcoming Bounty Hounds. The screens show some nice levels and more mouth-watering battles that we've come to expect from this game.
From these screens, Bounty Hounds is shaping up to the best-looking PSP game to date, with maybe the exception of Killzone. And with the recent news of infrastructure multi-player support, this game just keeps getting better and better.
What makes this all even better is the game comes out in a few days come Sept. 12, and you can bet I'll be there picking up my copy first thing in the morning.
We've all been saying "just wait until later in the year when the really good games start coming out for the PSP. Yeah, maybe then the PSP will kick the DS in the nuts."
Well, IGN has done us all a great service and compiled all the best upcoming games set to be released this fall.
Here's a list (in alphabetical order) of the games:
- Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
- ATV Offroad Fury Pro
- Bounty Hounds
- Death Jr. 2: Root of All Evil
- EA Replay
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Justice League Heroes
- Killzone: Liberation
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- Lumines II
- Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
- Medal of Honor Heroes
- Mercury Meltdown
- Metal Slug Anthology
- Scarface: Money.Power.Respect
- WTF: Work Time Fun
- WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2007