If you have any reservations whatsoever about a Crisis Core purchase, videos like these should help to convince you. Here's an extended look at some street combat gameplay via last month's Game Developers Conference, and despite the departure from a turn-based RPG format, it still looks fantastic. They're going real-time with this prequel and Square-Enix has apparently provided a solid fighting mechanic, which seems to work very well. Look for this one towards the end of March; along with God of War: Chains of Olympus, it will be the biggest month of 2008. In fact, we're probably talking about the two best PSP games of the year, both hitting in the same month!
3/12/2008 Ben Dutka