While not a bad game, Death JR doesn't do much for the genre.

User Rating: 6.8 | Death Jr. PSP
Death JR is exactly what you would expect out of a platformer. You run, you jump, you run some more, you shoot moe stuff, ect...ect...ect.... The game play is straight forward and the level design is rather linear with little exploration. If you approach this game with the "I only play the best games" attitude you will be disappointed. HOWEVER, if you approach the game with the understanding that this is the first game in an obvious attempt to build a new unique franchise, then it changes the scope of the game and adds a little more playability. The characters are well thought out and the back story is engaging enough to keep you interested. Konami has laid a good foundation as far as the fundamentals for this franchise. I would love to see what they do to build upon it.