Archive for December, 2011

PS Vita – So Close, But Oh So Far Away

Editorial | Posted by Pesico
Dec 28 2011

PS Vita

First of all, I get it, I probably shouldn’t complain as most Western people interested in PS Vita will be eagerly awaiting the February 22nd release of the PS Vita. But then again, when it’s so close to appearing at my doorstep, it’s hard not to get exited.

Fedex brought it from Hong Kong to Oslo (Norway) in a matter of days, and with the power outages in Norway, it got stuck there for a day or two. Now their in the process of shipping it to me with a Norwegian company. I’m afraid it’s gonna take a few more days. If I’m lucky I have it tomorrow, if not, I’ll have it early next week.

The frustrating part is that my PS Vita is only about a 30-40 minute drive away from me. I’d be happy to pick it up myself, but I don’t think I’m allowed to.

I will be getting the Japanese WiFi version of the machine, which supports pretty much every language, a 4GB Memory Card and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, with full English support, including brilliant voice acting by Nolan North like in the console versions. Welcome Park, which is a series of mini games that will showcase Vita’s touch features will also be there, and it comes with trophies!

So until February 22nd, I will be playing Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Welcome Park. I could go the fast route with them, but that would probably mean me burning through them in a matter of days, making the wait for more games even harder. I plan on not using guides, trying to get everything done without any form of help. I’m also exited about the fact that this will be my first Uncharted game without making a guide for it. Gonna be nice to simply just focusing on having fun. I don’t think that will be a very hard thing to do.

When February 22nd comes around, I will go on a shopping spree and this is the games that I’m most exited about (not including Uncharted).

The Games I’m Most Exited About:
1. ModNation Racers: Road Trip
I loved the PS3 version, and getting this addictive kart racing game on a handheld is something I’m looking forward to. Most exited about the actual racing, but the touch enabled track editor is going to be interesting as well.

2. Unit 13
I didn’t take much interest in this game when it was announced, but my interest has skyrocketed after hearing more about the social features of it. This is a shooter game designed specifically for a handheld. It’s pick up and play, leaderboards, short missions, no campaign story, and daily challenges. Even though it’s a retail game, I’m probably downloading this as I want to be able to immediately get into it when needed on a daily basis. Got to do the daily challenges.

3. Super Stardust Delta
Super Stardust HD on PS3 was the 1st trophy enabled game, and it was awesome. I probably wouldn’t have played it hadn’t it been because of trophies, but I’m glad it made me play it. It’s an addictive game, perfect for handheld gaming. You play in short bursts and always want to beat your high-scores.

4. Everybody’s Golf
Never tried any of these before, but I have heard great things about them. Golf games are usually fun, and I hear there’s a bunch of unlocks and stuff.

KittyGotWet Gaming Awards 2011

KittyGotWet Gaming Awards | Posted by Pesico
Dec 27 2011

2011 is soon coming to an end, and that means it’s time to give honor to the games that made 2011 a great year for gamers. I present to you, KittyGotWet Gaming Awards 2011.

Game of the Year: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)

Drake’s Deception was my most anticipated game, and that means I came in with my expectations very high. Naughty Dog has never disappointed me before, and they didn’t do it this time either. Drake’s Deception delivers a complete package. It has a great story, and as invested in the characters as I am, it felt like an emotional roller coaster. The graphics are the best you get on consoles and the game play is top-notch. It also improved the online multiplayer, and no other game comes even close, in my opinion.

Runners-up: Resistance 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Best Multiplatform Game: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PS3)

In most years, Revelations would have easily taken the GOTY award, but then there was Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3, my two favorite franchises released in the same year. Tough luck, but it only gives testament to what a great year this has been for gaming. Revelations didn’t have to many new additions. I liked the Den Defense mini-game, but it wasn’t something I would have missed. I liked how the Assassin’s mini-game was improved. What made this such a great game for me was the story and the great conclusion of the Ezio and Altair story lines. The multiplayer was not that good, but at least it was nice to try something different than the shooters out there.

Best Handheld Game: Jetpack Joyride (iOS)

Jetpack Joyride is a sidescrolling game where you guide Barry through dangers to get as far as possible. You grab coins, and sometimes get vehicles that are very different that you keep until you crash, serving as a change of pace and an extra life. To make it interesting you get a set of missions you have to do to get more money for upgrades and helpful items. There’s a level-up system and to get you to come back, each time you reach the max level you can prestige. You get a new badge every time. It’s really addicting and I’ve spent more than a day’s worth of time, playing this before I go to sleep.

Most Anticipated Game of 2012: Ruin [Working Title] (PS Vita/PS3)

Ruin is a dungeon crawler (think Diablo) that will use the cross-play feature between PS3 and Vita. You can chose between 3 classes and level up and collect loot. Each player will have their own lair that you can have monsters that defends it. When other players attack it, you can try to defend it. If you have a 3G enabled Vita you can be notified when someone attacks your lair. This is your queue to boot up the game and defend it. I literally can’t wait to get my hands on it.