Thursday, May 1, 2014

Review Round-Up - April 2014

Strike a pose, Iota!
How about you vogue as well?
April of 2014 was a month dedicated solely to the PlayStation Vita review-wise. This past month we looked into six unique Vita games. No worries if you think we're done-- there's more Vita-related reviews on the way.

We started things off this month by joining the Hot Shots crew on the links with Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. The steep difficulty in later ranks made us a little agitated, but the game still received a great score of 7.5. Then we traded are golf clubs for go-karts with ModNation Racers: Road Trip. Some performance issues and a lack of online play were some detracting features from the game, but it still placed near the front of the pack with a score of 8.0. We then ventured from light and colorful to dull and drab with Resistance: Burning Skies. It makes a great case for first-person shooters on the Vita, but the game just isn't that fun to play. We gave it a middle of the road score, a 5.0. Super Monkey Banana: Banana Splitz did some things to right the struggling-in-quality franchise, but a poorly designed difficulty curve soiled our fun, giving the game a score of a 6.5. Finally, we tackled the two best games of the month, Tearaway (9.25) and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (9.5), our game of the month.

Since we devoted an entire month to the PlayStation Vita, it's only fair we devote a month to its competition, the Nintendo 3DS. Look forward to reviews of Mario Golf: World Tour, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Disney Magical World, to name a few!

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (PS3, Vita) - 7.5
ModNation Racers: Road Trip (Vita) - 8.0
Resistance: Burning Skies (Vita) - 5.0
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (Vita) - 6.5
Tearaway (Vita) - 9.25
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (Vita) - 9.5

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is without question
the best original game the Vita has to offer.

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