As you can tell, from our reviews, playing the games, and reading articles and reviews on other sites, the PlayStation Vita has access to a good number of LEGO games, and there is an interesting relationship between this system and those games. As of right now, the Vita has access to six Lego games, along with the upcoming Lego The Hobbit game that is due for release in a little more than a month. But Vita users have reason both to anticipate or dread the release of new LEGO games or playing older games.
As it stands, there are certain differences between handheld LEGO games and home console LEGO games. If you take a look at LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and The LEGO Movie Videogame, the entire style is different. However, that was not always the case with LEGO games. Earlier games of this type on the Vita played very much like the console version, like LEGO Lord of the Rings. It wasn’t the only one, either.
Let’s go back to the origins of LEGO games on the Vita. Back before the release of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Batman 2, Lord of the Rings, The Movie, and Lord of the Rings, there was a single game that brought the series to the Vita. That game was the second and final Lego game set in the Harry Potter universe. Just how did the LEGO series start for this portable powerhouse? Let’s find out. Here is our official review of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for the PlayStation Vita.
We have made very few posts here that are not reviews. Actually, it’s been all the way back to Day 01 of this site that we’ve made an article here that’s not a Game Review or App Review.
If you have been following out Twitter handle, @vitareviews , you may have heard that we will be hosting a special giveaway for Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. We are here to give you the details of this giveaway.
At our home base, we will have a set number of Download Codes for the North America/United States edition of Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. Winners will be chosen randomly for people who enter this Giveaway Contest.
How to Enter: Originally, we wanted Direct Messages on Twitter for entries. We will be revising that, given Twitter’s limitations with Direct Messages. If you would like to enter, simply respond to this post with your Twitter Handle, or send us a Tweet on Twitter, letting us know you are interested.
Your name will then be entered into the contest. Then, on March 25th, one week after the collection releases, we will host the giveaway, where we will announce the winners of this on Twitter as well as sending the winners their Download Codes.
Any more questions, feel free to ask us here or on Twitter
March is upon us. This is very good news for PlayStation Vita owners. In two short weeks, Square Enix is finally going to release the HD Remaster Collection of PlayStation 2 hits Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. You know what that means, right? Final Fantasy fans can rejoice, and it also means that it’s time, once again, for us to give out another review on the remaining Final Fantasy main titles available for the Vita. You can already guess what this will be. After all, there are only two main series games left that we’ve not reviewed as of yet.
A couple weeks ago, we submitted a review for Final Fantasy VII, the first of the PlayStation Final Fantasy games. This marked the series’ entry into 3D gaming, and expanded on a lot of things. After that, Square Enix started work on two more titles in the main series, which were both being developed at the same time. The first of these games, which debuted in 1999, is considered the “Black Sheep” of the series by many fans. This game, featuring the Gunblade Mercenary Squall Leonheart is none other than Final Fantasy VIII.
Many fans will tell you to avoid this game, as it is considered one of the lowest of the series. In my honest opinion, there is no low to the series. Every game is unique in its own way and each one is worth playing at least once. If you’re a fan of summon magic, then I would definitely not skip out on this game. For our reasons why you should check it out, here is our official review of the PlayStation Classic, Final Fantasy VIII.
Did you ever watch those horror and science fiction movies back in the 1950s and 1960s about alien invasions or giant monsters attacking the population? If you have, then you can probably recall exact movie names. Them!, the movie about giant, radiated ants investing the desert. Tarantula, about a genetically-engineered spider that grows to an enormous size, again, in the desert. Godzilla, the infamous giant radiated Lizard that terrorized Tokyo for more than 50 years. Earth vs the Flying Saucers. All of these are what are called “B Movies”, which are low-budget movies that rely on cheap effects and more to provide an entertaining experience.
You didn’t watch these movies because they were AAA products. You watched them because they were entertaining and the whole plot element of having to defend the Earth from these monsters and aliens was cool. Some movie producers still try to make movies like those in recent times, but many don’t turn out the same as they were back then. Outside of movies, though, D3 Publisher game developer also tries to create this environment through the Earth Defense Force series of video games.
Earth Defense Force has seen four main games in its lifetime, and is all about defending the planet. In the games, you are fighting off alien invasions, consisting of UFOs and giant monsters. They are B Movies turned into videogames. The PlayStation Vita also has access to one such game. Earth Defense Force 2017 was ported to the Vita with new additions through the PlayStation Network to let you blast giant alien monsters on the go. Here is our official review of Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable.
Social Media is a big thing in today’s societies. Businesses. Companies. Friends and Family. Even Game Developers get in contact with everyone they wish to by means of Social Media. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen new Game Articles that are based off information that was conveyed to gamers from developers from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. It’s becoming a very crucial part of the gaming industry. As such, it makes sense that game systems have applications made for those services.
The PlayStation Vita is no exception to that. Within its own selection of apps, it can open and access the two biggest services, as far as social media is concerned. While it can open anything through its Web Browser, it has its very own apps for the services Facebook, which we previously reviewed. However, there is also an app that allows the Vita to access the Twitter service, which I see much more gaming news being conveyed on.
The PlayStation Vita’s version of Twitter is unique, though. Unless you read descriptions on the PlayStation Network, you just might miss it. While the Vita’s Facebook is just called “Facebook”, the Twitter app is not called “Twitter”. It is actually called “Livetweet”. Here is our official review of LiveTweet for the PlayStation Vita.
When you think about the LEGO games, you can think of a lot of different things. However, when you think about the LEGO games on handhelds, things are a bit differently. The games TT Games have been making have been a lot of fun, but they are very different when played on handhelds than on consoles. This has been a present fact since last generation with the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS. They got similar, but different versions of the same games the big consoles got.
With this generation, the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita have gone through a big of a phase with LEGO games. If we look early on, we see LEGO Lord of the Rings. It played just like the console version. The Open World was there. The gameplay and characters were there. The problem? They didn’t finish the game. It was all-out missing levels that were in the console release. There was no level with Arwen on horseback. There were cutscenes missing. The game was an unfinished project that got released, anyways.
Lego Marvel Superheroes is the big one that changed everything. Instead of trying to imitate the console version of the game, TT games completely made the game different. They gave it an overhead setting, broke the levels into stages, characters lost the ability to jump, you couldn’t switch characters in Story Mode, and a host of other changes happened. This was a very mixed reaction. Surely, the portable systems can handle those full games, right? Nonetheless, that game was fun, despite being so different.
Recently, the LEGO Movie has come out in theaters. As such, TT Games made a LEGO game based on the movie, called The LEGO Movie Videogame. It released on everything, including the PlayStation Vita. Now, how does the game stack up? Is it more like the console game or another case like LEGO Marvel Superheroes? We are here to inform you. Here is our official review of The LEGO Movie Videogame for the PlayStation Vita.
The weeks are rolling by quicker than I can seem to count. It seems like it was just the other day that I was writing a Final Fantasy review. Now, two weeks have gone by, and we are ever-closer to the impending release of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster. It is exactly one month away, to be exact. With only four weeks left until the collection releases and three mainstream Final Fantasies not reviewed on this site, it’s time to move onto our next review. The game that many RPG fans hold as the greatest game of all time. Final Fantasy VII.
Final Fantasy VII is famous among Role-Playing Games and video games in general. The game was a huge hit on the PlayStation and it has spread throughout the gaming community with an entire compilation dedicated to it, from side-story games to a movie sequel. If you look into RPGs, you will always see Final Fantasy VII somewhere, and it was the very first game of the series to debut on the PlayStation Network and is the reason this writer got a PlayStation Network account. How does the game match up to today’s standards? Here is our official review of the PlayStation Classic, Final Fantasy VII.