VITA Reviews

Dig it! — Shovel Knight (PS4/Vita) review

by 5 days ago

What made the games of our childhood so special to us? Was it the straightforward nature mixed with brutal difficulty? Or perhaps it was the simplistic 8-bit visuals that allowed …

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Shooting for the skies — Soldner X-2 Review

by 1 month ago

The shoot-em-up genre has become an underappreciated genre these days, but it is one I enjoy going back to. I remember going to an arcade and putting several quarters in …

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A Legacy Worth Reviving — Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Review

by 2 months ago

Family. Loss. Revenge. Sacrifice. These themes are the tenets of Oreshika, a way of life for a game about a house cursed to charge relentlessly into the slaughter. Even in …

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Anime, strategy, and lots of fan service — Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart review

by 2 months ago

The Hyperdimension series is a concept that has always looked interesting from the outside looking in. An entire series of games based around parodying the console wars and the popular …

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Just monkeyin’ around — Jungle Rumble Review

by 2 months ago

Rhythm is a concept that hasn’t been utilized often this generation. Likely because the industry was saturated with countless plastic instruments and motion-detecting dance games, developers have laid off the …

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All in a name — Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation review

by 3 months ago

There is a very thin line between acceptable mediocrity and dull uselessness, and being on the fence is not a position that you want to find your game in.  Unfortunately …

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Be still, my hearts — Tales of Hearts R review

by 6 months ago

Must a game be unique to be great?  Can a game have all of the elements of greatness: fun and dynamic gameplay, solid storytelling and characters, and challenging obstacles that …

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda – Freedom Wars review

by 6 months ago

Developed by SCE Japan Studio and just now coming West after a successful launch in Asia, Freedom Wars has all the markings of a hit PS Vita exclusive title. It …

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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair – A Hope for the Future

by 9 months ago

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is a game that understands what it means to be a good sequel. It effectively keeps what made the first Danganronpa great while making an active …

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited – The Definitive Version of an Endearing Tale

by 9 months ago

I never got around to playing Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten when it came out on the PlayStation 3, so when playing the Vita re-release, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, …

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A puzzle platformer with deep thoughts – THE SWAPPER review

by 9 months ago

Who are you? What are you? Are you sure you’re even you? What would you do if you were trapped on an abandoned space station wielding a device that can …

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Pop Star Manager: The Game — Hyperdimension Neptunia PP Review

by 11 months ago

Occasionally you hear of a concept so crazy that you think that there’s no way that it can work. When Final Fantasy X-2 was released with the concept of a …

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