PSP RPG of the Year - Half-Minute Hero
Many PSP titles tempted us with their heartstring-tugging powers of nostalgia. It's hard not to say no to refined throwbacks like Crimson Gem Saga and nicely done remakes of classics such as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona or Star Ocean: Second Evolution. However, originality wins the day and the accolades go to Half-Minute Hero. Half-Minute Hero took a risk blowing a raspberry in the face of convention, but the risk paid off. This game took traditional Japanese RPG conventions and turned them topsy-turvy, making for one of the most refreshing RPG experiences we've seen in years. It is no accident that our review of Half-Minute Hero classified it as "??? RPG" because it is that original and does not fit into the classifications we typically hold for RPGs. Satirically funny, addictively fun to play, and truly original in a sea of "me too" RPGs, Half-Minute Hero is not a game to miss.

Runner-up: Tie between Star Ocean: Second Evolution and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
Editor's Picks Genre Awards Platform Awards
Patrick Gann
Eric Farand
John McCarroll
Kyle E. Miller
Neal Chandran
John Tucker
Kimberley Wallace
James Quentin Clark
Ashton Liu
Dennis Rubinshteyn
Josh Lewis
Traditional RPG: Console
Traditional RPG: Handheld
Action RPG: Console
Action RPG: Handheld
Strategy RPG: Console
Strategy RPG: Handheld
Graphic Adventure Game
Indie RPG
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS
iPhone/iPod touch
Best RPG of the Year


Coming Up on Twitch

November 29 • 9:00am PST/12:00pm EST

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
December 6 • 9:00am PST/12:00pm EST

Featured Content
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Review
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Blizzard Encounter
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Blizzard Encounter
Random Encounter Podcast Episode 101
Random Encounter Episode 101
Game of Thrones: Episode 6 Review
Game of Thrones: Episode 6
Retro Encounter 7-1: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Retro Encounter 7-1
Stella Glow Review
Stella Glow
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter