^^^^ Fucking truth ^^^^
Ever since I got my PSP in 2005, I've loved it. I played several games on it, indulged in its multimedia features, and used the web browser several times. In fact, I even defended it when it came under scrutiny. I loved the damn thing, and metaphorically shat on the DS, calling it "kiddie" and "gimmicky." I never actually pointed out how fun it was.
The reason my love for the handheld was kept alive by one and only one thing. Grand Theft Auto. I basically followed the production of both Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories, which were arguably the best games for the systems. I beat both of them, being the only GTA games I've ever played through. Now those games are done, and there's no plans to bring San Andreas to the palm of your hand.
After that, I bought Medal of Honor: Heroes. I played through the first four levels, and tossed the UMD into the garbage. Then I bought Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Syphon Filter, and Ridge Racer (which was an okay game). Then I started to get bored with it.
I didn't buy a PSP game for months. Then recently, I got the official game of Transformers the movie. What. A. Pice. Of. Crap. That's an understatement. The first level was mediocre at best, then became a rolling snowball of shit. The graphics were horrible. The robots were blocks shaped into the form of a humanoid, and were colored with a mess of pixels. The worst textures I've ever seen in a game. The robots were slow. Very slow. You couldn't keep up with your partner in levels where you should be protecting him. The gameplay was repetitive. Shoot stuff. Walk a little. Shoot more stuff. Reach objective. Repeat. And then, the broken gameplay. You can barely kill the enemy when that is the only thing you do.
I got to the final boss battle with Megatron. Your goal is to protect the buildings in LA while inflicting as much damage to Megatron as possible. After getting halfway through this level, I took the UMD out of the system. I took a screwdriver, and scratched it to oblivion so I couldn't play it again. That is how bad that game is. That was the last straw. I am no longer a Sony fanboy. I will keep my PS2 so I can play Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. Other than that, I'll play the old GTAs for nostaliga value.
Alas, I must keep the God-awful handheld simply because the amount of money I'd get for selling it wouldn't nearly amount to the money I've put into it. I think I'll start the whole emulation thing. Although, I am retarded when it comes to things like that.
You may ask, "Why would you let one bad apple spoil the tree?" Well, first I'd smack you for using a stupid metaphor like that. Then, I'd explain that there is much more bad than good when it comes to the PSP. It is no longer a fun handheld. It is now simply a bad iPod clone that plays awful games. I officially apologize for any act I may have made to defend that system.
Let's hope the next generation of the handheld is better. I'm going to buy it, and it's games, if it ever comes out. They call it hardcore gaming for a reason.