If you play the PSP because the graphics are better than those found on the DS, then you're not going to be happy. If you love the 8-bit graphics of the 80's, then rejoice! This game looks a lot like the arcade classic Dig Dug.
As is the same with the visuals, the audio sounds like it arrived on a DeLorean with Doc Brown. For those who didn't get that, it's a Back to the Future reference, a trilogy of time travel films starring the beloved Michael J. Fox. They are classic arcade game sound effects, is the joke. The dialogue had me laughing out loud at times.
The game is easy to learn, but this is a strategy game. You don't just plow through the soil with your pickaxe. You must think this through. All sorts of monsters are born in your dungeon, but there is the danger that the lower-level monsters will end up as food for your more powerful monsters. You must work on balancing your ecosystem so you have enough monsters to defend your overlord, Badman, against sixty-six types of heroes that will raid the dungeon. Even in the first few levels, this game required patience and strategic thinking.
Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This? is a quirky game that got me reminiscing of the games I used to play on my NES. Sure, the graphics and audio weren't what we're used to now, but the gameplay was key. It was a departure from the button mashers of today that require quick thumbs more than strategy. This game requires so much patience and strategic skill that it became extremely frustrating, but I felt the need to continue anyway. For the casual gamer, this will be a major turn-off. So the pros include quirky dialogue, nostalgic look and sound, and unique premise. The only real con is the insane difficulty, even at the beginning levels. Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This? Is available exclusively on the Playstation Network as a $19.99 download.
Final Score: 8.5/10
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