VITA Reviews

Disarmed and dangerous: Severed review

by 2 days 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 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 6 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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Bubblegum fighter — Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax review

by 7 months ago

All-star fighting games are nothing new to the genre, because they’re fairly easy to conceive and create. Take any number of cameo characters, define their fighting style (create one if …

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Dance your own dance — Persona 4: Dancing All Night review

by 7 months ago

Never has a game put a smile on my face faster than Persona 4: Dancing All Night. While it’s hard to deny this rhythm spin-off of the RPG series is …

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Tale as odd as time — Steins;Gate review

by 8 months ago

Everyone has that moment in their life they wish they could undo. It can be as major as burning that final bridge with a friend or as minor as not …

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