See this thing here?
It’s the PSP-3000, which is the model I have (except black). Do you see the green dot next to “POWER”? Yeah, that thing indicates how much battery remains while the player is in the middle of a game. The little green LCD light blinks when the PSP is nearly out of battery and really needs to be recharged. You think that it’d be easy to see when the power’s running low, yeah?
WELL, FUCKING SONY DIDN’T SEEM TO ANTICIPATE I’D ACTUALLY BE HOLDING THE GODDAMN PSP WHILE I’M PLAYING IT. Where the LCD light is located is precisely where the metacarpal of your thumb would go when playing.
So, bought Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles today. Been pining for it for years. Slap that shit into the PSP, and realize this is freaking difficult to the max. Aria of Sorrow? Easy. Harmony of Dissonance? Not a walk in the park, but it’s not hard either. Circle of the Moon? I don’t remember, so it mustn’t have been that bad. But this was EVIL. My first attempt, I didn’t realize I couldn’t swim, and died instantly when I touched an opening in the floor with water pouring downward. (This game came with no manual!) Second try, fell into the water again. Third, surprised by FIRE SPEWING GOLEMS. Fourth try, WTF, A DRAGON. I AM DEAD. You have three lives each time you begin, but on each attempt, I LOST THEM ALL. Finally, after much practice, I was able to get through the first stage without suffering any damage whatsoever and had a shitload of money.
And I’ll bet you know where the metacarpal of my right hand was when the screen suddenly went black. I wasn’t given the opportunity to save my game.
Sony, FUCK. Why couldn’t you have done something reasonable like Nintendo, who put their power indicator IN PLAIN SIGHT WITHOUT ANY POSSIBLE OBSTRUCTIONS WHATSOEVER?