VITA Reviews

A breath of fresh air for Nep — Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed review

by 2 weeks ago

While the Neptunia series is largely recognized for its steady stream of JRPG releases, Action Unleashed is a new frontier for the series. Bringing on Tamsoft, the developer infamous for …

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The terrorism shuffle — Breach and Clear review

by 2 weeks ago

War may never change, but strategy most certainly does.  For members of the world’s elite Special Operations, you’ve only got one shot to get in, kill, and get back out …

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

by 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 7 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 7 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 10 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 10 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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