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Reviews
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

By Jorge Figueiredo - May 15th, 2014

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What do you get when you combine a role-playing game and a dating simulator? You get Spike Chunsoft’s Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. This game is ambitious, and has an interesting concept presented via a semi-interesting story and an odd turn-based battle system. Sadly, each of these elements is weak, and juggling so many of them does not really do the overall product any service. What’s left is something of a weak game that doesn’t really have any redeeming qualities – which is sad, as there are some potentially interesting mechanics.

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Reviews
Furmins

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 5th, 2014

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Housemarque’s Furmins is a cute puzzle game that really works well on the Playstation Vita. Having been originally created for smartphones, Furmins makes things a bit more interesting than standard fare by making the player think about multiple elements to juggle during each level – by combining physics, strategy, and action. It’s a great formula that results in a game that leaves your brain satisfied after each successfully completed level.

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Reviews
Tearaway

By Jorge Figueiredo - January 23rd, 2014

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If you’re looking for something to play on your Playstation Vita, you would be performing a criminal act by not grabbing Media Molecule’s Tearaway. This charming game stars, well, you – but in such a unique and entertaining way that you will immediately be mesmerised. Why, I wouldn’t be surprised if you ended up losing yourself in the fantastic and rich papery world of Tearaway.

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Second Glance
Terraria
Playstation Vita Version

By Jorge Figueiredo - January 16th, 2014

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Last year, Mehran checked out the console version of Terraria. His description of a game that defies description struck a chord with me (“a side-scrolling adventure RPG with farming elements”), and I was very interested to check it out. It is fair to say that Terraria is one of those games that is well received, no matter what platform it is played on – and good thing, as it has recently been made available for the Playstation Vita.

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Reviews
Killzone: Mercenary

By Jorge Figueiredo - November 18th, 2013

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Offerings for first-person-shooters for the Playstation Vita since the product’s launch have been, in a word: thin. Luckily, developer Guerrila Cambridge has stepped up to the plate with Killzone: Mercenary, a title that does a fantastic job extending the successful Helghast-laden franchise onto the powerful Sony hand-held. This is probably the best first-person shooter to hit the Vita thusfar!

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Reviews
KickBeat

By Jorge Figueiredo - October 27th, 2013

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Zen Studios’ KickBeat almost feels like one of those teen movies where two different worlds come together thanks to a small number of rebellious kids who manage to bridge the gap between two different social circles by creating a mash-up composed of the strong points of each one – only with more violence. Described as an experimental rhythm game (with a heavy fighting theme), KickBeat presents a fun and challenging way to play a “fighting” game; and while it’s not always perfect, it’s a catchy and entertaining game for your Playstation Vita (and for your Playstation 3).

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Reviews
Ms. Germinator

By Jorge Figueiredo - October 14th, 2013

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Ms. Germinator is a very recent release from Creat Studios, and it is the sequel to the relatively-recently released Germinator (which I liked). I was a bit surprised when I saw the announcement for this game, as Germinator was available on the PSN earlier this year. A sequel released so close to the original isn’t normally a good sign – and it invites a number of questions. However, after spending some quality time with Ms. Geminator, any questions that I might have had simply disappeared. Now if only it was that easy to get rid of these pesky germs!

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