Tearaway Review

Tearaway Developer: Media Molecule Publisher: Sony Platforms: PlayStation Vita (Reviewed) Release Date: November 22, 2013 Price: $39.99 – Available Here Overview There has been a lot of buzz for Media Molecule’s newest game, Tearaway. With what can only be described as a  meager release schedule, the potential of a Vita-focused game presented by the creators of Little Big Planet is a t...

Furmins Review

Furmins Developer: Beatshapers/Housemarque Publisher: Beatshapers Platform: PS Vita (reviewed), iOS Release Date: Out Now Price: $10.35 – Available Here Overview Furmins was Finnish developer Housemarque’s first venture into iOS development, released back in February, 2012. Now, the Super Stardust HD makers have licensed their mobile puzzle game to the creators of Jetpack Joyride, Beat...

Valhalla Knights 3 Review

Valhalla Knights 3 Developer: K2 LLC Publisher: XSEED Games Platforms: PS Vita (Reviewed) Release Date: October 15, 2013 Price: $39.99 – Available Here Overview The Valhalla Knights franchise has been around on portable PlayStation systems since its franchise debut in 2006. With the release of the PlayStation Vita, K2 LLC and XSEED are once again looking to deliver an action roleplaying game...

Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland Review

Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland Developer: GUST Publisher: Tecmo Koei Platform: PlayStation Vita Release Date: September 3, 2013 Price: $39.99 – Available Here Overview The Vita has had its fair share of ports in its comparatively short lifespan, but sometimes these ports have been so well done that they are the “ultimate” version of the game. Tecmo Koei has made quite a practi...

Real Boxing PS Vita Review

Real Boxing Developer: Vivid Games Publisher: Vivid Games Platforms: PS Vita (reviewed), iOS, Android Release Date: August 28, 2013 (AU/EU), September 17, 2013 (US) Price: AU$14.95/ £7.99 Available Here (AU) / Available Here (EU) Overview Sports games have proven to be a popular genre on the PS Vita. Ignoring the woefully small library available to Western gamers for a second, sports titles roughl...

Killzone: Mercenary Review

Killzone: Mercenary Developer: Guerrilla Cambridge Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Platforms: PlayStation Vita (Reviewed) Release Date: Sept. 4, 2013 (EU), Sept. 10, 2013 (NA) Price: $39.99 – Available Here Overview Since the initial release of Sony’s PlayStation Vita platform in February 2012, one thing has been on the forefront of most mobile gamers’ minds. “With d...

KickBeat Review

KickBeat Developer: Zen Studios Publisher: Zen Studios Platforms: PS3 (Reviewed), PS Vita Release Date: US: September 3rd/Europe: September 11th Price: $9.99  (20% discount first week special for PS Plus Subscribers, PS3/PS Vita CrossBuy Entitled) – Download on PSN Overview KickBeat is a rhythm game inspired by the likes of Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution where you press buttons to th...

Hotline Miami Review

Hotline Miami Developer: Dennaton Games Publisher: Devolver Digital Platforms: PlayStation 3 (Reviewed), Vita, PC, Mac, Linux Release Date: June 25, 2013 (PS3, Vita), October 23, 2012 (PC) Price: $9.99 – Available Here Overview If the game weren’t called “Hotline Miami,” “Violence” could have literally been the name of the game. Though it’s been out for ot...

Muramasa Rebirth Review

Muramasa Rebirth Developer: Vanillaware Publisher: Aksys Games Format: PlayStation Vita Release Date: June 25, 2013 Price: $39.99 – Available Here Overview A few years ago, bringing a slightly upgraded version of a game to another platform was something brand new in the industry but nowadays it is becoming common practice. However rarely does a title feature a complete shift in publisher and...

Soul Sacrifice Review

Soul Sacrifice Developer: Marvelous AQL Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Platforms: PS Vita Release Date: May 1, 2013 Price: $39.99 – Available Here Overview It’s not often that a first-party PS Vita title makes an appearance since the system’s launch in early 2012. The handheld has been almost begging for a killer title (at least in the West) and, unless you’re an av...

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Review

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Developer: Arc System Works Publisher: Arc System Works Platforms: PlayStation Vita (Reviewed) Release Date: April 23, 2013 Price: $14.99 – Available Here Overview The Guilty Gear franchise has had almost twenty releases on over a dozen platforms since the series first dropped back in 1998. Given the clout and history of such a long standing franchise, it sh...

PlayStation Plus Review

PlayStation Plus Developer: Sony Publisher: Sony Platform: PlayStation 3, PS Vita Price: $19.95 (90 Days), $69.95 (1 Year) Overview The PlayStation Plus subscription-based service launched back on June 29th, 2010 as part of the PSN on PlayStation 3 and – at the time – the PSP. You may be wondering why…why review the service now? Personally, I remember when it had just been implem...

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