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[OBSOLETE] Retroid Pocket 2 Review

[Previous Update: December 18, 2020... Due to the low price of the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (RP2+, the original Retroid Pocket 2 is in effect now obsolete. See RP2+ Review . site has now removed the original RP2 from sales... Following review remains as it was in 2020...] -- JAN 2022 Retroid Pocket 2 Review  - $84.99 Score 💖 8.5/10 The Good 🔥Price 👍Build Quality   👍Handles PS1/PSP/N64 Well 👍Comfortable Form Factor 👍Great Customer Service  The Bad 👎Android 8 Is Buggy 😬Plastic Material Feels Slick  💩Retroid OS is a Mess 👎Takes a Lot of Tweaking  👎Delivery Is Slow  👎Face Buttons Are a Bit Small All in all, for the price there aren't many complaints about this system. While its not my favorite handheld, its very close and I find myself using it more and more the longer I have it. I'd definitely suggest buying one or two at the current price because they will not be in production forever. There are some flaws with the system but it really gives us

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Turns 12 in the US

It doesn't seem like 12 years but Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was released on the Nintendo DS 12 years ago on March 17, 2009.  Published by Rockstar Inc. the game also found its way to Android, iOS, and PSP. Personally I preferred playing it on the iPad but it was evenly great on all platforms.   It sits on a 93 overall score on Metacritic as one of the very best DS games.  The game looked great as a portable and was certainly fun. I feel like the story could have been considerably deeper but the game can be completed in around 5 hours. Looking back the game has aged well but I'd probably score it more around an 80/100 myself.  The game surprisingly felt fresh at the time despite just borrowing elements from past GTA games. Rockstar definitely designed it well for portable gaming.  Above screenshot from MobyGames .  Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an entirely original entry into the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, and brings a new