“…the most engaging and exciting game to hit the handheld…”
Tearaway is the best reason to own a PS Vita. Tearaway is also the best game I’ve had the pleasure of playing this year. Go Buy It. 10/10.
Seriously though, Tearaway manages to take advantage of the PS Vita hardware to create the most engaging and exciting game to hit the handheld as well as sucking you into the papery world that has been created with love and care with every small detail likely to bring a huge dumb grin to your face.
“…might feel a little familiar.“
Ratchet & Clank have been around for some time and even fans of the franchise were beginning to tire of the usual formula that has been tweaked with new controls and focuses throughout the many sequels. The previous two games in the series have tried to break away from the main series of game with All 4 One focusing on single screen co-op gameplay and Full Frontal Assault focusing on bases and resembled a MOBA in multiplayer. These attempts at mixing up the classic formula weren’t exactly up to the quality that the series has become known for, so here’s Ratchet & Clank: Nexus to return to the classic formula with added gravity based traversal and some new weapons that might feel a little familiar.
"…an empty and uneventful playground…"
GTA Online has one mission total – go here, kill/collect this thing, come back. Early trailers and promotional previews would have made you think that this online portion of GTA V would be an ambitious project where players will meet and be able to partake in a number of different missions with story cutscenes and all the bells and whistles usually reserved for single player campaigns. Unfortunately, the multiplayer open world only serves as an empty and uneventful playground where players can launch boring missions and matches.
"…shows a lot of promise."
Telltale Games made a huge impact last year with their episodic take on The Walking Dead graphic novels with praise showered on it from the majority of people who experienced it. Whatever followed in its footsteps was always going to have a tough time making as big an impact, but this first episode of a new series based on the Fables series shows a lot of promise.
"…from an era long gone…"
Kickbeat is a game that’s from an era long gone, nu-metal was popular for some reason, everybody was deep into the Matrix trilogy of films and music games were still finding their footing trying different methods to make pressing buttons along to music feel different.
"…an absolute joy to experience from beginning to end."
Sony Japan have taken centre stage with a unique and charming platformer that sees some of the most visually impressive animation and brilliant set-piece moments that make Puppeteer an absolute joy to experience from beginning to end.
"…a quite excellent rhythm game…"
This isn’t normally a game I would gravitate to and honestly that barrier to entry is going to turn away a lot of people from a quite excellent rhythm game that perfectly balances difficulty with player input that feels great to play and makes it easy to enjoy the varied playlist of music.
Good news, it’s not a complete disaster. Rayman Legends on Playstation Vita retains the brilliant visuals and music without any issues, it even includes all the touch and motion shenanigans of the Wii U version of the game.