N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Image
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48

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6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  • Summary: With Earth no longer able to sustain life, huge artificial satellites called near-orbitals were constructed for people to live on.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jan 25, 2011
    81
    If you're into the Halo series and you happen to own a PSP, you'd better check out this one. Hopefully, part two will feature a local multiplayer mode.
  2. Feb 20, 2011
    63
    It's a fairly basic FPS that's far too fiddly for its own good. [Issue#202, p.96]
  3. The controls...feel counter-intuitive at first and mean that most of your success is thanks to a very forgiving auto aim rather than sharp shooting. [Spring 2011, p.113]
  4. May 12, 2011
    40
    Porting a game to different systems is always risky, but in N.O.V.A. it has also proven a bad choice: poor graphics, irritating control scheme and void appeal. Unless you really want to waste your money look elsewhere.
  5. Dec 25, 2010
    20
    But even if the controls did work properly, the level design and enemy AI are so stultifyingly generic that it feels like the last 12 years of game design didn't happen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    7
    Great 99 cent PSP mini . While many boohoo it for graphics,and controls . I personally am ok with the graphics,and analog controls are alwaysGreat 99 cent PSP mini . While many boohoo it for graphics,and controls . I personally am ok with the graphics,and analog controls are always superior to bad touch screen . I also love the fact it does not need extra dl files( android) ,and works every time . Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2012
    6
    The PSP always had the problem with FPS games ( Medal Honor etc ) , and N.O.V.A isn't doing the difference but is something that can't beThe PSP always had the problem with FPS games ( Medal Honor etc ) , and N.O.V.A isn't doing the difference but is something that can't be avoided in gameplay side. Though if you feel mixed about N.O.V.A , well it has flaws , but it's doing at least the effort to be playable , the game could be more famous on the IOS community and if you have the option do it. Expand
  3. May 24, 2012
    6
    Its funny how theirs no bad reviews for the iphone verison of the game, when its the same game! No one complaned about the ai or level designIts funny how theirs no bad reviews for the iphone verison of the game, when its the same game! No one complaned about the ai or level design on the iphone. Dont listen to the crtics its fun and wourth $5. Expand
  4. Jun 7, 2013
    0
    FPS games don't belong on the PSP. It also makes for a terrible experience once you then bring it over to the PS3. Who uses Triangle, Circle,FPS games don't belong on the PSP. It also makes for a terrible experience once you then bring it over to the PS3. Who uses Triangle, Circle, X, and Square in place of the right analog stick's usual purpose? They should've changed the coding for the PS3 port a little so the player can actually LOOK AROUND without it feeling like tank controls. The best part is, you don't get to make your own control scheme. In short, this game isn't playable. Expand