After months of collecting dust next to my bed, I decided to reinstate my psp! Really, I’m amazed at how much more stuff this thing can do and how much nicer the screen is compared to the ds. Haha, after weeks of playing Pokemon Heart Gold.
Way back when, after watching Toradora, I became inspired to buy the Toradora Portable game because I had turned into such an intense Taiga fan. (This was back when the game had just come out.) My only problem was that, at the time, I didn’t have a psp, and I was like $30 short of being able to buy one. So there I was, with a Toradora Portable game in the mail and no psp to play it on… T_T In the end, I was able to get a psp but the delivery was late. I went on a three day trip to the shore without any games for my new psp.
Now, on to the Toradora Portable part of this post. Toradora Portable is basically a visual novel with all of the characters from the anime. It’s fully voiced by the same cast from the anime, which is nice because I’m no good with kanji, and because Kugimiya Rie is the best loli VA ever. The story has nothing at all to do with the story from anime as far as I can tell. Ryujii wakes up with amnesia one day and the awesomeness follows. In addition to the main visual novel, multiple mini games are included. There’s a pong-type game, which gets horribly boring, a 2d platform scrolling fight game, which is pretty impossible to beat, and some kind of interactive clock. There may be more, but I wouldn’t know since I didn’t buy the special edition. The box says there are 120 CG, but I’ve only seen about 4 so far. Haha, I fail.
When I bought Toradora Portable, I don’t remember playing it that much. But since the other day, I’ve been playing it like crazy. It may have something to do with the fact that I know much more Japanese than I did before, but I can’t be sure. I never stay interested in a game for long…
Nonetheless, Toradora is a great game that should be played by any fan of lolis, Taiga, or Toradora as well as people who have never seen the anime.
Toradora Portable Rating: 8.5/10