Sony Playstation Vita – The Review

Everybody’s Golf (£34.99)

Again, another franchise that makes an appearance on every Sony platform, this game offers the usual choice of single player, multiplayer and online offerings where you can tee off to your heart’s content across real 9- and 18-hole courses, unlocking new greens, characters and outfits as you go, or even buy them in the new shop feature as long as you have another points amassed.

Hone your skills, replay shots from a number of angles, and you can tell the golf course graphics are lush, but they really would better suit a TV screen.

Overall, this is another game for die-hard fans only who really must have another version.

Score: 3/5

Modnation Racers: Road Trip (£34.99)

This is the first time I’ve played a game in this series and it’s very much inspired by Mario Kart, so should sell well on a handheld, but, to be honest, it’s not really my sort of thing, as it’s aimed at younger players. I preferred the likes of MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, also from Sony, as while I don’t want anything too simple like Modnation, I also don’t want to go for something as serious as Gran Turismo.

There’s also Wipeout-style elements in here such as shooting bolts at the other players, so as to knock them off-course, literally, plus turbo boosts and temporary shields.

Those who are into this will be pleased to know that you can drag and drop items to easily create Mods and karts, you can download tracks, karts and racers created by the community on PlayStation 3, and also use the touchscreen to draw tracks, and the rear touch pad to manipulate your terrain.

Score: 2.5/5

Little Deviants (£24.99)

This is a combination of mini games including one similar to Reality Fighters where you have to ‘fly’ around the room, looking out of your viewing window and blasting all the baddies who are trying to shoot down your Deviants, with the rear camera filming your actual room. This game really does provide a complete 360-degree experience.

Another game sees you rolling a Deviant about a landscape, collecting bonus health and star points, before getting the key and then heading for the exit. This game makes great use of the rear touch pad as you can only move your character about by pushing the ground up from behind to make him roll elsewhere. Quite bizarre, but clever as you can’t control his movements any other way.

Score: 3/5

Go to page 5 for more on the Sony Playstation Vita, plus conclusions.


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