Average User Score: 8.1May 3, 2013*NOTE: This review is for the Vita version of the game.
After the disappointing Resistance: Burning Skies, Im happy to say that Resistance: Retribution Is a clean breath of fresh air for Vita and Resistance fans alike. With the presence of a second analog stick, you may now control Retribution as If It Is on your PS3. Graphically, the game Is nothing to boast about, although you do have to acknowledge that It Is a PSP game. Gameplay in Retribution is what really makes the game a must have. You are given a vast variety of weapons, presented with several long levels, and best of all, one of the greatest portable multiplayer modes on the market. In multiplayer, you can rank up and chat with other Vita gamers without the use of a party or headset. Also, unlike Resistance: Burning Skies, finding matches will take you up to a minute at most. Finally, the replay value in this game is ridiculous. You have a wide range of intel to acquire and "skill points" to earn. SCORE: 10/10… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Apr 29, 2013Fun, Free, Addictive. Three words that perfectly describe Jetpack Joyride for the PS Vita. Im not a huge fan of free games, as they usually turn out to be scams. This isn't the case with Jetpack Joyride Vita. In a nutshell, what reason is there to not get Jetpack Joyride? SCORE: 10/10… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Apr 29, 2013*NOTE: This review is for the Vita version of the game.
After the failure of the Vita's Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, im glad to say that Roads to Victory is a strong improvement. With the Vita's second analog stick, you may now play the game as if it were on a console. The graphics are strictly OK, but you still have to respect that it is a 2007 PSP title. Finally, there is no multiplayer on the Vita version, but thats what Black Ops Declassified is for. SCORE: 7.0/10… Expand
Average User Score: 5.0Apr 29, 2013After the failures that were LEGO: Batman 2 and LEGO: Harry Potter, you'd think TT Fusion would get serious on their next title. Unfortunately, LEGO: Lord of the Rings just ends up being another hole in your wallet. The gameplay is boring and ported from the 3DS. The Visuals are decent, but shadows and ugly textures tend to get in the way of the experience. And worst of all, collecting is just no fun in this game. That last one caught me by surprise, as LEGO games always have lured me in by their fun replay value. The thing is though, after beating the boring campaign, who wants to go back and do it all again? If I had to select one thing I liked about the gamer, it would be the hub worlds. Considering the game lacks the open world that the PS3 version has, we are forced to work with hub worlds. These hub worlds are not half bad and can actually be quite enjoyable, considering it adds content. SCORE: 3.0/10… Expand
Average User Score: 4.8Apr 29, 2013Its no secret that the Vita isn't as much of a success as Sony hoped it would be, so they figured they would just get one of Sony's biggest titles, slap it on the cover of a game, and sell it like hotcakes. The Vitas previous FPS game Resistance: Burning Skies was a flop, and despite its failure, Sony has hired THE SAME DEVELOPER to create their Call of Duty game. Trust me when I say, this game is NOT Call of Duty. The weapons, Maps, and music may seem familiar to Black Ops on the PS3, but dont expect this to live up to the expectations of the big Call of Duty titles. There is no story, the gameplay is nothing new, and the graphics have actually only gotten worse since Resistance: Burning Skies. I dont know if this was all due to the developers only have 6 months to make the game, or simply laziness. The game does, however, have a few good sides. Nihilistic (the games developer) now has added some extra content for solo play. There are now both Hostiles mode and Time Trials. Hostiles is fun, but its relatively simple and may lead to you just quitting due to the dumb AI. And the Time Trials mode is essentially a variety of training levels stretched into a whole game mode. Now the thing that really hurts the game is the lack of Zombies. Fans of Call of Duty: World at War and Black Ops should be very familiar with Zombies as it is one of the greatest ideas in Call of Duty history. Well, Zombies is gone and without it, the game is just no good. Finally, the only upside to the game is the Multiplayer. While the multiplayer is not up to par with Black Ops on the consols, its still relatively fun. Fans of Call of Duty should feel right at home with its classes, killstreaks, and perks. SCORE: 4.0/10… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Apr 29, 2013Resistance: Burning Skies isn't a good game, but its not a bad one either. The game has many pros and cons, but ultimately its an enjoyable experience.
1. First dual analog FPS on a handheld
2. Variety of weapons and enemies
3. 6-7 hour campaign
4. Feels like Resistance
5. Variety of collectibles scattered throughout the campaign (Intel & Upgrades)
1. Boring and broken multiplayer
2. Poor graphics
3. Simple boss fights
4. Annoying Touchscreen controls (Requires you to drag grenades and touch icon to knife)
5. Poor storyline
SCORE: 7/10… Expand