Hey everyone as I’m sure some of you know I have been away at PAX PRIME down in Seattle, WA. I got to play a ton of upcoming Vita games and I thought you should know what I enjoyed the most! So here’s my top 5 Vita games at PAX enjoy!
5. Dragon Fantasy Book II
If you played DFB1 you will definitely get a similar feeling when playing this, but with better graphics and streamlined gameplay. Developed by Muteki Corporation. One of the best parts is you don’t even need to play DFB1 to know what’s going on in DFB2. The game controls very well and has added some new features that make this an amazing title to look out for. Look for a more in depth look later on.
4. Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate
Armature Studios is taking an interesting approach towards a Batman game. This 2.5D game looks fantastic on the Vita and has almost identical combat as it’s console counterpart. With the limited amount of play I got this title seems to be promising, and as before look for more soon on the site for a much more in depth look.
3. Atomic Ninjas
What Grip Games is trying to do with the multiplayer genre is quite interesting. In this 2D action game you can’t kill your enemies by directly hurting them, but by disrupting their route you can cause them to fall to their death or burn in a scorching hot fire. The game plays quite well and looks fantastic on the Vita. Check back soon for more on Atomic Ninjas.
505 games are bringing their hit PC game to the Playstation Vita and am I excited about this one. After a decent amount of play time at PAX, it has skyrocketed to one of my must have lists. It plays extremely well and looks just as good as the console version. Missing a couple of control inputs the Vita version uses the touch screen perfectly making it very quick and easy to zoom in and out and select different items. With the ability to make your own world every time you play this game can truely never end!
As many people may know Media Molecule is taking a little big step into a different style of game (see what I did there). In this 3D adventure game you play as a little guy Iota (or gal Atoi). Your objective is to get Iota’s message to you the player. One of the first things I noticed was just how colorful and alive the world is. Everything is so adorable in this game, and I can’t wait to see what’s around the next corner in Tearaway. With back touch and front touch gameplay Media Molecule makes using these features work which isn’t easy to do. The game controls extremely well and I can’t wait to finally get the full game in my hands!
PAX PRIME for the year 2013 is over, but be sure to stay tuned to thevitalounge.net for more on the Vita and PAX.