There are many genres of games where you really don’t see very many games for, at least in the United States. Think about some game genres that you don’t see hardly any of. We see a lot of different games for popular genres. You see Role-Playing Games like Final Fantasy and , Shooting games like Call of Duty, platformers like Rayman and Mega Man. Even rhythm games are starting to become more mainstream overall, due to the success of franchises like Rock Band and Guitar Hero. On the Vita, many popular franchises are seeing new light, but there are also some genres that you don’t see often on any platform, let alone on the Vita.
One such genre is the Dating Simulation genre. This is actually a very popular genre in Japan, but due to the nature of some of these games, they are kept in the Japan and Asia regions, never reaching the shores of the United States, Canada, Europe, and other countries in the North America and PAL regions. Not all of them are made like that, though, and a few of them have crossed the borders, offering a unique experience of relationship-building and winning the hearts of characters from within the game.
Last week, PlayStation Mobile updated with a decent amount of new games, available for download on the PS Vita (and PlayStation-certified Android devices). Among them was a game that this reviewer downloaded simply because the title was hilarious and I could tell there would be hilarity ensuing within the game, itself. A dating simulation game, one of the Vita’s first (outside of relationship-building in games like Persona 4 Golden) of the genre, we have played it and played it. Here is our official review of the PlayStation Mobile game, Don’t Die Dateless, Dummy!
When you initially think about PlayStation Mobile, without looking at the actual store, you think about Mobile games that are playable on the PlayStation Vita. That makes sense, right? The PlayStation brand has always been associated with games, particularly game consoles, savor the actual game that has the title within it, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. So, when PlayStation Mobile comes to mind, most people think of games.
However, games are not the only form of media on PlayStation Mobile. Take a few minutes to pull up the store and take a look at everything that’s actually in the store. There are a lot of games, sure, but there are also apps, something very big in the Mobile market. In fact, everything you use on the PS Vita is converted into an app. Even games like Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Gex: Enter the Gecko. Apps are rising, and they are especially rising in number on PlayStation Mobile.
One kind of app that most Mobile users need is an app to jot down notes. Something to create notes with to save on the system so they can go back to it later on and remind themselves of it. Or, they may just need a reference. Thanks to PlayStation Mobile, there are a few note-taking apps available on the Vita. Today, we will cover one such title. Here is our official review of the PlayStation Mobile app, Notepad DX.
Today, we are celebrating something new. It’s almost the end of January, and we are expanding our site. We have been doing game reviews for a good while now, and we feel we have been successful enough that we want to expand the range of our content. While there are several different kinds of games that we offer reviews for, and will continue to do so, there is more we can do. Apart from games, there is also a fair selection of Apps available on the system. As of today, we will start reviewing games as well as apps.
Apps are what is bringing the PlayStation Vita, and other gaming systems, out of solely have its use being for playing video games to being a multi-function device. With the PlayStation Vita’s Operating System and Live Area interface being very similar to the interfaces of Mobile systems like iOS and Android, the system is slowly becoming a multi-function system. With apps coming out like Mail, Facebook, Livetweet, and more, you can do many different things on the PlayStation Vita.
One thing that the PlayStation Vita has been missing for quite a long time is a Weather app. All Mobile devices have apps that help you figure out the temperature of your area as well as the weather forecast of the coming days. Some apps are called The Weather Channel or just plain Weather, and normally come bundled with devices. Thanks to PlayStation Mobile and a recent update, the PlayStation Vita has access to a Weather app through Solar Weather (called Sola Weather on the PS Store), developed by ZHANG BO. Here is our official review of Solar Weather.