Unit 13 Following the other games I have reviewed on the Sony Playstation Vita, this is definitely the best so far!
Lots of shooting and violence as you take part as one of the elite military types, reportedly recruited from the very best military outfits across the USA and Europe, but given how it’s actually you controlling them, then if you’re new to the game, you’re going to get your ass kicked big time until you figure out what to do and where to go, as you go after the baddies while playing one of six soldier classes: Infiltrator, Sniper, Soldier, Technician, Point Man or Support.
The touchscreen really comes into its own, here, when it comes to using it to throw a grenade or tapping the sight on your weapon to look through it, picking up weapons, reloading, as well as leaping over barriers. This allows the controls to stay focused on the basics of what they have to do and also ensures you don’t have too many buttons to worry about pressing, in the heat of battle.
In this game, you walk about, collect specific items, shoot baddies, hunker down behind crates to keep hidden from the baddies. Be careful, though, as it doesn’t take many shots to kill you, just as it doesn’t take many to kill a baddie. On certain missions you need to remain undetected, so if you are spotted make sure you cap them all before they can raise the alarm.
Oh, and don’t forget you get additional points for a clean headshot, rather than a straight-forward kill.
There are 36 missions, shown in a grid of 9×4, so once you complete the top-left one, you can go across or down to try more – you don’t have to complete them all in strict order.
I also love the fact that it takes almost no time at all to regenerate you, so to speak, when you die. No lonnnnng loading times like some games on other units do. So glad we’re in the realm of memory cards instead of UMDs, now.
Unfortunately, I can’t record gaming footage from a Playstation Vita as there’s no video output, but feel free to visit my DVDfeverGames Youtube channel for many gaming videos.
- Publisher: Sony
- Price: £44.99
- Players: 1
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