I've got a standard North American PSP 3000 and I see that this is available from a UK seller on Amazon for only $17 (I have the PS1 version but really want to be able to play this while traveling). Am I going to find any unpleasant surprises, technically? I've never bought any non-US games for my PSP before so I'm not quite sure what to expect.
There will be no problem,all psp's are multi-regional. I'm from england and have lots of usa only rpgs for the psp and have never once encountered any problem whatsoever with the game or saving issues.
The only issue I know of with games from different regions is that a ntsc save data will not work with a pal game and vice versa..Same goes for ad-hoc,they must be from the same region to play multi-player,neither issue applies to breath of fire.