What’s old is new
Short but incredibly sweet.
A brutal, violent RPG set in a harrowing world where magic is powered by pain and sacrifice, SCE Japan’s Soul Sacrifice might just be the darkest game on your Vita.
Even with the lovely soundtrack, quite how a collection of simple shapes can make you feel emotional attachment is beyond us, but the blocky cast of Thomas Was Alone do just that.
Adam gets all excited about Drinkbox’s Mexican-themed, side-scrolling brawler, and so should you.
It may not be the most technically-proficient fighter and it may be showing its age in more ways than one, but Dead or Alive 5+ is one of the best fighters available on the Vita in terms of sheer value for money. This is the best available version of a great game, and well worth your money and attention.
So, how did our favourite thieving raccoon make the transition to high definition in an all-new caper. Has Sly still got it?
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is a solid port that won’t offer anything new to those who purchased Ninja Gaiden 2 previously, but provides a hefty chunk of challenging hack & slash action.
This is bright, funny, compulsive and technically proficient, a direct counter to the po-faced, clunky-controls of Monster Hunter. You have wonder why on Earth this wasn’t a UK launch title, such is its accessible and likeable nature.
It’s near impossible to not compare this to the Trials series and, if nothing else, Tate Interactive will learn a valuable lesson: If you come at Trials, you better not miss. This, my friends, is a swing and a very definite miss.
Sumioni is a game that provides a good-looking, fleetingly diverting experience – which for just under a tenner isn’t too much of a gamble.
While it doesn’t push itself into the upper echelons of what is available elsewhere on the PlayStation Store, it is certainly one of the best to have arrived for the PlayStation Vita, and on a system starved of attention, you could do worse than snaffle this up for some Princess-saving fun.
See the GodisaGeek verdict on Orgarhythm, an unusual rhythm game-cum-realtime strategy for PlayStation Vita.
If you missed out on any of the previous versions, the portable iteration on Sony’s handheld is the best of the bunch, combining hi-def visuals with intuitive – if sparse – touch controls and delivering an experience unlike anything else on the Vita.
Not just one of the best role playing games of the year, but one of the best ever made.