A Shift in the Right Direction
HIGH Taking out a line of guards by tossing a shield.
LOW Breezing through an area, only to repeatedly die at the end.
WTF Nyx’s horrible Stone puns.
It’s pretty clear that everyone interested in the Nintendo Switch has already developed an opinion on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s the console’s biggest draw by a large margin, easily eclipsing all other launch titles. I’m here to give those lonely games some attention, though!
Here’s a quick run down of four other offerings that released alongside Zelda, all played solely in the system’s handheld mode.
HIGH Jodie's bond with Cole is heartwarming.
LOW Ending options make Mass Effect 3's end game choices seem brilliant in comparison.
WTF Wishing it had Heavy Rain's more complex QTEs to add some depth.
HIGH Replaying classic Final Fantasy moments with the accompanying soundtrack.
LOW Having to play the same tracks over and over to unlock new features.
WTF The nonsensical phrases characters say before a stage begins: "Friends, now we joke eternally in vain…"
HIGH Witty dialogue and great voice acting make the characters more personable.
LOW Getting stuck because I couldn't see the one object I needed to interact with.
WTF How every character seems to possess advanced knowledge of quantum physics.
HIGH The gameplay is solid for a portable FPS.
LOW Finishing the single-player modes in less than an hour.
WTF This could have been good, had everything not gone horribly wrong
In this second part of our initial PlayStation Vita impressions pieces, Michael A. Cunningham gives his thoughts on some of the Vita launch titles. Michael has been burning through a stack of titles, spending between one and three hours with each.
HIGH The responsive combat controls.
LOW The haphazard and awful excuse for a story mode.
WTF The sheer number of women getting backhanded.