Earlier this year I sold my PlayStation Vita to a friend at work. I reasoned that I wasn’t playing it at all, the money would come in handy and it would be better off with someone who might use it. After having digested some of what I saw at the Eurogamer Expo, I can safely say that I will be looking to buy a Vita again quite soon.
It is a new year, and with that, we should all have plenty to look forward to, the FA Cup Third Round, Superbowl and Wrestlemania will all take place in the coming weeks and months. While I am certainly looking forward to those events, I have a few hopes for what I will occur in the gaming world over the next twelve months. Kevin is running through his Top 10 Games to look forward to, so my hopes will largely…
Welcome to the second part of Our Year in Games series which is momentarily replacing the regular Our Week in Games feature until the new year. Last week we talked about some retro gaming, football management and adventuring in Skyrim. Hit the jump to see what else has been part of Our Year in Games.
If there is one thing you will need if you purchase Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, it will be patience. Patience to put up with some awful implementation of special Vita features such as the rear camera, motion sensitivity and even the touch screens. At heart, it is a pleasant take on the Assassin’s Creed series, complete with viewpoints to synchronise, weapons to buy and some Animus fluff.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has been in public beta since the 18th for all PlayStation Plus members and PlayStation Vita owners. It’s refreshing to see Sony thinking so pro-actively towards both of these neglected platforms. Especially considering PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale could be a potential game-changing game for Sony’s ailing handheld, since if you purchase the game on PS3 you will also receive it on Vita and both versions can play against one-another. But how does the beta hold up?
It must be noted off the bat that I have been playing the PS Vita version of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, a bit of much needed context when you consider the rest of this Verdict.
I am gravely disappointed by this version of the game, I have dabbled very briefly with the PC version and I can see that the game on the PC and high-def consoles is quite impressive. But knowing what the Vita is capable of, I am left feeling disappointed by the handheld interpretation.
I have talked about the travails of the rally game before and I reviewed WRC 2 last year, and it is sad to say I wasn’t entirely blown away by it. I am hoping that WRC 3 offers an improvement as I am longing for a really good, proper rallying title to come out. Hit the jump for two and a half minutes of action on a Spanish stage and for more details on WRC 3.
And our penultimate conference of E3 comes from Sony. How will the holders of the metaphorical PlayStation keys grab our attention this year, and more importantly will Kevin Butler make an appearance?
The world’s largest consumer electronics show, E3, will be upon us in less than a week, and the biggest games publishers and developers will be eagerly showcasing their wares in an attempt to build up anticipation, excitement and a shed load of hype for the biggest releases set to appear over the next twelve months. This week, I’ll be highlighting what are personally my most eagerly anticipated first-party titles coming from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. Today? Well, it’s all on…
Eurogamer is reporting that Sony might be planning an overhaul of their premium online service, PlayStation Plus. Sources close to Eurogamer have told them that during Sony’s E3 conference on Monday 4th June the plans for the change will be revealed.
One of the Vita launch titles I was most looking forward to playing was Wipeout 2048, and when I received it as a birthday present last weekend I was over the moon. I slotted the dinky little game card into my Vita and watched the opening video with a smile plastered on face. The video shows the development of racing in the Wipeout canon from the point of view of the Feisar team with cars from the early 20th Century,…
There is one title on the Vita that is really a must own, there are plenty of really good titles that have been released to coincide with the US/EU release of Sony’s new handheld, but Motorstorm RC is probably the pick of the bunch, and at only £4.79 there is no reason not to own it.
My PS Vita arrived this morning, and while it is too early to deliver any hard and fast thoughts on it, I just want to take a moment to run down some early impressions of the new handheld that is going to be the talk of the town when it goes on retail release tomorrow. Thanks to some speedy Amazon dispatching and the Royal Mail, I got mine today, although I know there are others who have ordered with Play.com…