We have faith that one day, the PlayStation Store will be accessible via PSP without the need for a PS3, and will flourish into a glorious realm of classic games, one that will be untouched by the competition. Of course, homebrew users will rip their own games ... but for the rest of us, this is my personal wishlist of PSone games that I'd like to see available for download.
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Konami is clearly interested in reviving this game, known as the best in the franchise. Why do we say that? It's coming to Xbox Live Arcade. Spread the love to the PSP, and let non-DS owners experience the engrossing gameplay that makes Castlevania so beloved in gamer's hearts.
- Metal Gear Solid
The Graphic Novel was nice and all, but let players experience the gameplay of the original. Although I'd love to see Twin Snakes-styled improvements, a $6 port of this classic would have me giddily screaming "Snake!!!!" for hours on end.
- Chrono Cross
It's not Chrono Trigger, but that's good enough for me. This is one of the games that established Square as one of the leading developers of the PlayStation era of games. If this game came at $6, it would be the steal of a lifetime.
- Final Fantasy VII
Why not release this fan-beloved classic RPG around the time Crisis Core hits? Sure, the graphics haven't aged very well, but I'm sure there's at least one or two people that haven't played the original. The day this releases is the day all of Sony's computer servers will implode, as millions of Square fangirls squeal as they download 3 CDs worth of data.
- Vagrant Story
The PS1 era was one where RPGs from Square that didn't begin with the words Final and Fantasy could still be good. Any game that has you join the Dangerous Criminal Task Force gets a nod in my book.
- Resident Evil 2
The DS can have their awful port of the original Resident Evil. Us PSP owners would eat up a digital download version of this classic, considered to be the best traditional (pre-RE4) Resident Evil game. (Resident Evil is coming to the Store, but really, Resident Evil 2 is just that much better.)
For some crazy reason, I have fond memories of this quirky side-scrolling adventure game. The puzzle-oriented action of this ambitious title should be perfect for on-the-go gamers.
Yes, it's yet another Square RPG. This one sparked a bit of controversy due to its overly religious themes... who doesn't want to relive that again? Unfortunately, the lengthy cutscenes may make the portability of this game questionable at best.