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...
Excerpt: Take a look at some of the more recent PSP titles to hit store shelves and see if you can spot the trend: The Godfather: Mob Wars, Guilty Gear: Judgment, Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover, Tekken: Dark Resurrection, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, and Super Monkey Ball Adventure. Do you see it?
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.
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: 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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.