Whenever I travel, I like to bring along my Vita to pass time during bouts of insomnia. I'm a terrible sleeper, so it's not uncommon to be wide awake at odd hours while every normal human is sound asleep. I recently found myself in this exact situation while out of town for the holidays, but thankfully found solace … Continue reading VVVVVV Was the Perfect Travel Distraction and a Great PS Plus Freebie on Vita
The folks at Idea Factory and Compile Heart have been ferociously supporting the Vita with new games over the last few years, the latest of which being another JRPG crossing over their Neptunia series with the Sega Hard Girls. I spent the better part of six hours with the PlayStation Vita exclusive over the weekend, so let's … Continue reading First Impressions of Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls
Now that the cost of PlayStation Plus is up to $60 USD per year, it's safe to assume that we're all hoping for a more reliable, improved online experience, along with a higher quality of incentive titles offered month to month. October is also synonymous with Halloween, so my fingers were crossed for some sort of horror … Continue reading PlayStation’s First PS Plus Lineup Since the Price Hike is Pretty Damn Good.
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Developer: Spike Chunsoft Publisher: Aksys Available on: PlayStation Vita (reviewed) Price: $39.99 Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate for the PlayStation Vita marks the fifth entry for the series over its 20-year history, although it's only the … Continue reading REVIEW: Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
Stranger of Sword City Developed by: Experience Inc. (Demon Gaze, Ray Gigant, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy) Published by: NIS America Available on: PlayStation Vita (reviewed), Xbox One, PC via Steam Price: $39.99 USD (Vita), $40.49 (Xbox One) In a nutshell: A first-person dungeon crawler grindfest RPG with highly detailed character and monster designs, an … Continue reading REVIEW: Stranger of Sword City
Downwell Developed by: Moppin, with porting assistance from Red Phantom Games (Minutes). Published by: Devolver Digital Available on: PS4 (cross-buy with Vita), PS Vita (reviewed, cross-buy with PS4), PC, iOS, Android Price: $4.99 In a nutshell: It's like those dreams where you're falling, except you have shooty boots and die at the end. Ojiro Fumoto's … Continue reading REVIEW: Downwell
Severed Developer: Drinkbox Studios (Guacamelee, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack) Release Date: April 26, 2016 Price: $14.99 Available on: PlayStation Vita (reviewed) In a Nutshell: Fruit Ninja, if it were made by Guillermo del Toro. While many on social media are convinced that the Vita is dead, developer Drinkbox doesn't seem to think so. After their … Continue reading REVIEW: Severed
Hopoo Games' rogue-lite platformer Risk of Rain recently released on the PS Vita (cross-buy with PS4), after nearly two and half years on various other platforms. It's a welcome addition to the handheld's arsenal, and aside from being an absolutely stellar game, it has an amazing soundtrack. Enjoy! (header image taken from a Risk of … Continue reading How Good is Risk of Rain’s OST? Really, Really Good.
It's been over a year since Tom Happ's metroidvania Axiom Verge released on PS4, but it finally lands on the Playstation Vita tomorrow, April 19th (and 20th for EU). If you haven't yet picked it up (seriously, shame on you) there's a 10% launch week discount over on PSN, but if you already own the … Continue reading Friendly Reminder: Axiom Verge Finally Comes to PS Vita Tomorrow!
Developer: Nurijoy Publisher: PM Studios Price: $39.99 via PSN Version Played: Playstation Vita (PSTV compatible) With the DJMax series behind them, former employees of Pentavision have formed the new development studio Nurijoy and last November saw the release of its spiritual successor, Superbeat Xonic, on the Playstation Vita. It's an excellent (albeit insanely challenging at times) rhythm game that makes … Continue reading REVIEW: Superbeat Xonic