VITA Reviews

Memento mori: Zero Time Dilemma review

by 1 week ago

It’s rare to see a game take as many chances in its concluding chapters like Zero Time Dilemma does. For a game with two predecessors’ worth of required reading to …

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Serendipity, zombies, and shrimp: MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies review

by 2 months ago

When I went to college, not once did I have to gather a group of friends and face evil forces.  This is extra disappointing considering it took me four and …

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Tres gigantes: Ray Gigant review

by 2 months ago

Dungeon crawlers have always been a difficult genre for me to get into. I was never the type to break out a pen and paper to map out my route; …

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Disarmed and dangerous: Severed review

by 2 months ago

Severed is the first touch-based action game I’ve ever loved. It carries itself with intelligence and fluidity, using a hybrid of thumbsticks and touch controls in ways that are intuitive …

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Everything’s strange when you’re a Stranger: Stranger of Sword City review

by 3 months ago

While the Vita hasn’t been the success the Nintendo 3DS has, it seems like certain developers have taken a liking to the system. With Demon’s Gaze and Operation Abyss: New …

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Too undressed to address: Senran Kagura Estival Versus review

by 3 months ago

As far as it relates to consuming games, I’ve never been one to be a prude.  While others may find the sexualization of characters in video games to be beyond …

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Overcoming the odds — Trillion: God of Destruction review

by 3 months ago

The idea of holding out against an unstoppable force, standing against overwhelming odds and just barely being able to survive is admirable, and rarely done well in games. Maybe it’s …

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Swap Flop — SwapQuest review

by 4 months ago

Pace is more than a putrid picante, my friends. Pace is the general flow of things that can turn a trip to Disneyland from a dream come true to a …

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All in a day’s work — Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky review

by 5 months ago

When you are a kid, it is fun to play pretend jobs, like playing “restaurant” or “doctor” or “cement mixing yard foreman's convention organizer.” Feeling like a grown up is …

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Heroes don’t take notes — The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel review

by 5 months ago

The turn-based RPG of my day is having a sort of crisis moment.  2016 could very well decide the future and fate of this genre now mired with tasteless clones, …

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A sluggish march forward — Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires for Vita review

by 7 months ago

The Dynasty Warriors experience is one that seems best-suited to portability. It thrives in quick bursts of action, occupying your hours with numbing yet cathartic chaos, and tons of replayability …

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Animation Pinball-ination — Zen Pinball 2: Balls of Glory review

by 8 months ago

There may not be many of you out there, but if the things you cherish most in this life are digital pinball machines and Fox Entertainment’s animated programming, life just …

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