Firstly, the PSP shots are blown up a bit...they're not the normal 480x272 resolution...secondly, watch a video of the game and you'll see how it looks and feels. There are so many layers for the 2d feel and there are nice plasma sky effects and loads of parallax style scrolling. Naturally 3d models aren't as clear as normal 2d characters...but comparing the screens...there is no comparison....the DS pictures are very flat and it doesn't look like much is going on in the background. If this is all you can do...and try and pick at PSP games...then what a sad lot you are....mmmm...jealousy again?
Hey, *I* didn't start this thread ;)
And I was just saying that I thought the SCREENSHOTS on the DS look better than the PSP ones posted above. That said, I agree with everything you said. PSP game is still early, no real point to compare (stills anyway).
For the record - Dawn of Sorrow (DS) rocks. Its really hard, really deep - and a lot of fun.
I didn't enjoy Portrait of Ruin anywhere near as much. The game feels rushed, its way too easy, there are barely any cheats/secrets around, etc. It has some nice ideas (the portal concept is nice, and allows the artists to be more creative) - but then it fell down in level/game design.
So if you want to get one of the DS Castlevania titles - i definitely recommend DoS, not PoR. The gfx are better as well (some amazing 3D/enemies/background gfx going on).