Average User Score: 5.7May 28, 2014Have you ever had a hamburger with peanut butter on it? Sounds kind of weird huh? Peanut butter and hamburgers are equally delicious on theirHave you ever had a hamburger with peanut butter on it? Sounds kind of weird huh? Peanut butter and hamburgers are equally delicious on their own, but when you combine the two you have an unexpected delicious hamburger-peanut-butter-thing that you would have never thought would work so well together.
Enter Watch Dogs.
Watch Dogs is like a peanut butter hamburger, or in this case, a combination of Splinter Cell (stealth, take-downs, gadgets and gun combat) and GTA V (open world, vehicles and all out carnage)--two games you wouldn't think would go together well, but when combined make a most unexpected and delicious...er...awesome game.
Don't get me wrong, the game isn't perfect, the driving mechanics aren't the best I've seen and some of the characters are a little dull, and the graphics in next-gen aren't quite next-gen (at times--water is gorgeous!). Besides that, there is a ton of fun to be had including a massive stack of main and side quests, phone games and city games. The game isn't short on content, and that's just the single player. Once you jump on to multiplayer you'll have a blast racing, hacking in to unexpected players, shooting your way to hack the objective from other teams or just raising hell in free roam.
My review in a nutshell:
Multiplayer: 8… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7May 7, 2014I own BL2 on PC and I had middle-of-the-road expectations upon purchasing this game in the Vita bundle (I traded mine in). If you're worriedI own BL2 on PC and I had middle-of-the-road expectations upon purchasing this game in the Vita bundle (I traded mine in). If you're worried about frame rate, too little players, drastic graphical differences...don't. Here's a quick synapsis of my thoughts on the game.
This game looks fantastic for a Vita game, up there with Killzone Mercenary and Uncharted. It's honestly too hard to notice graphical differences on a handheld with a tiny screen as compared to a home console or PC monitor.
There will be drops here and there, but nothing game breaking or annoying. With the naked eye I would say it sits comfortably around 25-30fps depending on the action or how quick you're moving.
I've seen some gripes about this, I honestly don't notice a huge difference. I've had a vita since launch, I've logged over 100 hours on shooters like KZ Mercenary, but let's face it, the analog sticks can be difficult for twitch shooters. In the case of Borderlands 2, having a decreased enemy amount keeps it from being too overwhelming. I feel like it's just right due to the limitations of the vita controls.
Great, in respect to the vita and touch screen and touch back. The controls are fully customizable, so if you don't like them you can change them to your heart's content. Hell, if you don't like the controls on this game you probably shouldn't own a vita, because the vita controls aren't the same as playing on a console controller.
Playing with 1 other player instead of 3 friendlies isn't really a big deal. If you're like me, you know a lot of people that own home consoles or PC's, but maybe 2 that own a vita. So, playing with one other buddy online with the vita party chat is really cool. I didn't notice much lag (my home connection is 30-40MBps).
This is up there with it's console/PC counterparts in terms of replayability and action. Some of the changes made don't effect the experience too much, especially for a handheld device. I highly recommend anyone with a vita pick this game up, you won't be disappointed.
My score: 9/10… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Sep 11, 2013From the loading screen to the menus to the gameplay and graphics, it's evident that Guerrilla Cambridge really put a lot of effort in to thisFrom the loading screen to the menus to the gameplay and graphics, it's evident that Guerrilla Cambridge really put a lot of effort in to this game. Unlike other PS Vita FPS's that have come out prior, this game has polish in every aspect: graphics, sounds, lighting, shadows, reflections, customization, gameplay, multiplayer and replay-ability. It FEELS like a PS3 game as far as quality and scale.
So far, I'm only 3 missions in to the campaign having spent most of my time on the multiplayer which I don't see as a negative, multiplayer is addicting and super fun. This is hard feat to accomplish on a handheld, especially in the FPS landscape, but it's been done beautifully by Guerrilla Cambridge. The map design is incredible whether on the multiplayer suite or the singleplayer. The detail is almost hard to believe considering it's on a handheld device.
This is a must-buy for any PS Vita owner. And if you're on the fence about buying a PS Vita, this game may very well push you over the edge.
Graphics 10 (best I've seen on PS Vita)
Singleplayer 8 (only 3 missions in)
- 1 for occasional connectivity issues and freezing, nothing that can't be patched though.
Final: 9/10… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jul 15, 2013I'm about 5 hours in to this game, and I can say that Gravity Rush is a solid Vita title. I love the comic style graphics, reminiscent ofI'm about 5 hours in to this game, and I can say that Gravity Rush is a solid Vita title. I love the comic style graphics, reminiscent of games like Borderlands, the game runs smoothly on the Vita, music is nice, and the game mechanics and controls are pretty easy to pick up after about an hour of play.
The only reason I'm giving it an 8 as opposed to a 9 or 10 is the lack of variation in combat, and the story is kind of ho-hum. Other than that, it's a very enjoyable game!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1May 1, 2013Soul Sacrifice does not disappoint. I played the demo a ton, and the full game is only better. Tons of weapons, upgrades, main quests and sideSoul Sacrifice does not disappoint. I played the demo a ton, and the full game is only better. Tons of weapons, upgrades, main quests and side quests make this game a must-have RPG for the Vita. Is it good enough to go purchase a Vita to play? I wouldn't say so, but it is well worth the $40 if you already own a Vita. Plus, the 4 player online co-op adds extra bang for your buck. Pick this game up! Solid 8/10.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.8Nov 13, 2012Wow, well my first thought is I'm relieved and pleasantly surprised...the trailer they previously released did not do what the finish productWow, well my first thought is I'm relieved and pleasantly surprised...the trailer they previously released did not do what the finish product has done: Impress. This is a true Call of Duty for a handheld for the first time ever. It feels like the console versions with Perks, Killstreaks, lots of weapons and customizations; only more compact and tighter. So far I've barely touched the campaign, I've played hostiles somewhat, and I've been rocking multiplayer A LOT (which matters the most, right?), and I'm thoroughly impressed. After playing Nihilistic's last effort Resistance: Burning Skies and trying really hard to like it, it just felt half-assed and unfinished. This doesn't feel that way (maybe R:BS was half-assed because they were working on this?), it feels much more polished, the movements, animations feel very much like a console COD. For any FPS fan and Vita owner I consider this a must buy. By the way, I don't play COD on consoles, hate them (I'm a BF3 player), but for the Vita it feels great. Good job, Nihilistic!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Oct 24, 2012Let me say, I was one of the few people that enjoyed MOH 2010, I played the multiplayer a lot which seemed liked DICE's B-team developedLet me say, I was one of the few people that enjoyed MOH 2010, I played the multiplayer a lot which seemed liked DICE's B-team developed (tried to ignore all the bugs and just enjoy it), but the singleplayer story was what shined the most for me in that game. Unlike games like BF3 and BFBC2 where the stories hold nothing to the multiplayer, I think the campaign definitely outshines the multiplayer in this title as well. If you enjoy a singleplayer that makes your character look more like a Bruce Willis in Die Hard, then stick with Call of Duty. This is a little more about the characters and the heart rather than walk-through-every-battle-a-super-hero. Nothing against COD, just not my cup of tea (except for you, precious COD 4). As for the MP, I think it's definitely an improvement over the last MOH, but it still can't hold a torch to games like Battlefield 3. Of course, it feels similar to BF3 in the gun handling, graphics, sound and lighting because of Frostbite 2.0, but, it's still different enough to not totally feel like the red headed step child of BF3. I say ignore some of the press reviews, most of those guys are cynical in their reviews and gave MOH 2010 a better review than this one which was definitely the inferior title of the two. I think this is a really great game, especially the campaign. I would give it a shot. Graphics - 9.0 (Cutscenes 10! Think Mass Effect type graphics)
Sound - 9.0 Campaign - 9.0
Multiplayer - 7.5
Replay Value - 8.0… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Aug 30, 2012I have to say, all I've played is the online multiplayer which is pretty much what you would expect. It's pretty good. No voice chat which isI have to say, all I've played is the online multiplayer which is pretty much what you would expect. It's pretty good. No voice chat which is kind of a bummer because games like Mortal Kombat and Unit 13 have it, but overall it's a solid multiplayers experience. It's not too laggy either, which definitely depends on your competitions connection. I will come back and rate more once I've played the rest of the game (I played the singleplayer experience on the demo).… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8May 29, 2012I got the game and just got through the 1st chapter of the campaign. I honestly don't know what all the bad reviews are about, or maybe I'mI got the game and just got through the 1st chapter of the campaign. I honestly don't know what all the bad reviews are about, or maybe I'm just excited to finally play an FPS on the Vita, but I think the game is a lot of fun. I also don't expect a PS3 or Xbox 360 experience on a handheld, because, well, it's a HANDHELD! The graphics aren't on par with Uncharted, but they're not as poor quality as the PSP, they're kinda in between. I'm already liking it way more than Unit 13 which became so repetitive after a week. Some people have said the controls are clanky, but I find myself double-tapping the back touch panel to run without even thinking twice, and I really enjoy some of the touch-to-drag mechanics of the grenades, grenade launchers and the tagger. I think it's pretty cool. By the way, I'm not a Resistance fanboy, this is the first title in the series I've played, so I'm non-biased.
On a side note, I haven't had any luck playing online, it keeps saying it's losing connection... pretty typical on first day FPS launches as I recall (*cough* Battlefield). I think it's worth getting, just for the fact that it's a solid FPS on the go.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Mar 6, 2012I liked the demo and I like the full game even more. Unit 13 is a solid launch 3rd person shooter for the Vita, but it does have some flawsI liked the demo and I like the full game even more. Unit 13 is a solid launch 3rd person shooter for the Vita, but it does have some flaws that are quite annoying. I automatically docked 1 point because of the lack of competitive multiplayer, this is a staple in any shooter and it doesn't have it. Second, the co-op section has a couple things that bugged me... No way to invite friends to the game, and every time you complete a mission it ends the room, so you have to continually start a new room every mission. If you're on-mission in co-op you can't quit to the room to change characters, it dumps you out to the main menu. Other than these gripes, I think this is a solid game, AI is fairly smart (sometieme), graphics are great for a launch title, and co-op is super fun. Well worth the purchase. Remember, you're playing a shooter with two analog sticks on a handheld, awesome!!… Expand