Excerpt: LocoRoco is a PSP platformer which tasks you with saving some cut blobs of fun (the LocoRoco) from dreadlock-wearing baddies. It's a light-hearted game that should appeal not just to the ‘casual’ and child-friendly audiences that it’s superficially aimed at, but also to the more experienced gamers among you who want a challenging 2D platformer. On the surface, LocoRoco is a rather simple 2D side-scrolling platformer aimed at newcomers to the genre.
Excerpt: What’s yellow and round, always smiling and never one to let fruit pass by uneaten? If you guessed Pac-Man, you’re dead wrong; he’s terrified of them ghosts remember? But LocoRoco, now here’s a character that looks evil straight in the eyes, never flinching, never backing off. He and his multi-coloured buddies are the stars of the show here, presenting us with an all-new kind of platformer, where a d-pad, three buttons and a sense of humour is all that’s required.
Excerpt: I've liked a number of PSP games; I'd even say that a few of the currently available PSP titles are essential purchases. Of these essential games, though, there isn't a standout handheld classic - something that seems a perfect fit for the system. It's been eighteen months since the PSP launched in Japan, but finally Sony's handheld has a game that doesn't feel shoehorned into the UMD drive. LocoRoco is a classic.
Summary: Parents need to know that the E-rated LocoRoco doesn't contain any inappropriate content. While its mechanics are easy, it provides a refreshingly different gaming experience as kids direct blobs to roll through their world.
Excerpt: There are times when a game breaks through and does more than just entertain. True entertainment is rare enough, sad to say. I can remember a few games from the ranks of past experience that stand out. Klonoa was a complete sleeper but took the 2.5D to a completely new level of creativity - I would still love the game today, without a doubt. Ico was another title that had me from the first moment. Both these games had unique graphics that stood out from the crowd.
Excerpt: In September 2006, American shores received one of the most unique and weirdest titles to be seen since Namco released Katamari Damacy a few years ago. The title of the game is LocoRoco , and it was developed by Sony for their PlayStation Portable. The storyline in LocoRoco takes place on a far-off planet where the small little blobs known as LocoRoco reside.
Conclusion: For only $20, there really isn't a reason to add LocoRoco to your PSP library. It's fun, cute, and well worth the low price tag. It isn't a game that will make you want to run out and buy a PSP, but it's at least a must-own for the pricetag. 9.5 out of 10 . LocoRoco Trailer Any views or opinions presented on this review are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of any other company.
Excerpt: Developer – SCE Studios Japan Publisher – Sony Computer Entertainment Features 1 Player Memory Stick Duo – 160 KB Wi-Fi Compatible – Ad Hoc (1-16 players) Game Sharing The first time I laid eyes on LocoRoco was during E3 in May 2006. My first impression was that it was about time a cool looking game like this hit the PSP. Well, fast forward to September 2006 and Sony has finally releases a full version of the E3 demo.
Excerpt: Every time I hit the Power switch, I'm reminded of why it is that Sony's cult platformer has won so many hearts. Quite simply, no game is as unfailingly happy to see me as LocoRoco, and I really can't help but beam a smile straight back at it. The first thing that hits me is the music, and it hits hard.