Excerpt: If you’ve read my handheld reviews for any length of time, you already know that I am skeptical about portable RPGs, at least when it comes to the PSP. While the GBA has shown that the genre can be successful on a handheld, this hasn’t held true for the PSP. It is a wonder then why developers would attempt to bring a Strategy RPG (SRGP) onto the market.
Conclusion: Ouch. Just ouch. Spectral Souls had so much potential working in its favor. PSP gamers were on the cusp of getting a great SRPG title only to have the rug ripped out from underneath their feet by an absolutely staggering amount of load time. As a PSP owner I have become accustomed to abnormal loading time, but this game by far takes the cake. This is a great game completely ruined by this one single flaw and frankly it's a crying shame.