I’m a day late with this week’s edition of It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, but I was out of town yesterday driving back to South Carolina from Maryland. I have family in town until Tuesday, so I don’t know how much gaming I’ll be getting in, if any.
I played a ton of The Last Blade 2 on Vita during yesterday’s 9 hour road trip. It’s a solid SNK fighter, especially if you’re more in to the weapon combat feel of Samurai Shodown than, say, King of Fighters or Fatal Fury. Don’t let its original 1998 release date fool you either — it’s well made and definitely withstands the test of time, in my opinion.
Since I was away from any sort of wifi hotspot, I mainly played through the story mode a bunch of times. The Last Blade 2 does support online and local Ad-hoc multi-player, but thankfully none of the trophies are associated with it. A majority of them are unlocked by beating story mode with each of the characters, with one in particular requiring a clean clear without using a continue. The only other two are both tied to Time Attack, so it’s a doable 100% — there’s no platinum trophy.
For $14.99 you get the PS Vita and PS4 versions, as well as a theme for each console. The Vita theme displays a few different static images as you scroll through your UI windows, plays the game’s theme song in the background, and changes the notification button to The Last Blade 2’s signature leaf icon.
GameFly shipped Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus on Vita, but I haven’t received it yet. If I get it tomorrow I may check it out, but I’m more focused on spending time with family than chopping up dudes as a bunch of busty ninja girls.
What about you folks? What are you getting in to this weekend?