Overall, the positive content in Crisis Core far outweighs any negative, and it can be considered a terrific achievement in gaming. Without a doubt, it's one of the best games on the PSP and possibly the best-looking. For any fans of Final Fantasy VII, you will not be disappointed, as this game (unlike Dirge of Cerberus) actually is deserving of the Final Fantasy name.
If you've never played the original but want to try a good action RPG, there's enough original content here that newcomers won't feel lost. With a lot of action, a fantastic storyline, and breath-taking cut scenes, Crisis Core may just be an early contender for Game of the Year.