Game Revolution writes: PSP owners who have been (or should be) anticipating this week's launch of God of War: Chains of Olympus are in for some bittersweet news. In the same week Ready At Dawn's stellar new action game reaches shelves, the Orange County-based developer announces that they have no further plans to support the system. It's always some new drama with these Orange County kids, damn it.
Ready at Dawn debuted in 2006 with Daxter, a solid PSP platformer spun off the Playstation 2 franchise. The slick little title is one of the only serious action games in the system's catalog, and after a year the feisty rodent charmed his way into silver PSP bundles.
As Daxter marked the high point in PSP action, God of War: Chains of Olympus is now the new standard. This pint-sized adventure proves that the PSP can rock the action epic every bit as well as the home theater. It is a lean, mean reproduction of the console experience that invites strangers to gasp "Oh, shit!" wherever you take it. Ready at Dawn has maintained the high-fidelity visuals and the silky flow of the home versions with a brand new story and only a few minor flaws.
+ Smooth, full-speed action
+ Sharp graphics and sounds
+ Careful level design
+ Leaner and meaner than the console version
- Needs better blocking and dodging
- Overall intensity not spread evenly