5 Current And Upcoming 3DS Games To Make You Regret Your PS Vita Purchase
There is a very basic reason behind the 3DS’s current lead over the PS Vita, and the DS’s lead over the PSP for that matter, a superior gaming library. That’s not to say that will remain the fact and if last week’s article on upcoming PS Vita games has anything to say, winds of change might just blow on through. For now though, I thought I’d make all those 3DS owners wishing they owned a PSP Vita or those considering (as well as already owning) a PS Vita reconsider those thoughts. There are some definite hits from 2011 but what I’ve done is list 2 currently released and 3 potentially upcoming titles for 2012 that are almost sure fire ways to kick the PS Vita in its superior technology nether regions.
Despite a couple minor foibles that come associated with needing the Circle Pad Pro in order to be at its best and a couple narrative hiccups; Resident Evil: Revelations is a brilliant iteration to the series. Its reviewer scores match the general fan consensus, that the re-introduction of the exploration, puzzle and survival-horror elements many felt missing from RE4 and RE5 is a simple but awesome move by Capcom. When you consider you get all of that, a well paced and brooding atmosphere, some of the 3DS’s best visuals and an awesome little story that takes place between RE4 and RE5; all on the convenience of a portable handheld console, why wouldn’t you want this game?
With fans, critics and newcomers to the series all (but a few) thoroughly enjoying Kid Icarus: Uprising’s welcome return; I thought it appropriate to preach this game to you. It’s not perfect by any means; there is the occasional frame rate drop, it can be uncomfortable to play for long periods of time, gets a bit long winded at times and there are a couple other niggles. Even then, this game is choked full of character and dialogue that is witty more often than not; awesome Star Fox styled sections of play; an interesting and enjoyable multiplayer; plenty of weapons, items and play styles to try; among many other things. The strengths far outweigh the weaknesses and it’s a total blast.
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One of the better looking Kingdom Hearts adventures with all new lore, stories, characters and a refined battle mechanic promises an awesome experience to any fan of the series or genre. It’s a great series that interweaves Disney and Final Fantasy so seamlessly and perfectly that you can’t believe someone wrote this stuff down. That plus the portable package, technology behind the 3DS and a lengthy campaign into our childhood promises a game to remember.
The greatest multiplayer game to grace the Wii, Monster Hunter Tri, an altogether excellent RPG styled action game that inspires mass scale addiction and ridiculous sales numbers is coming to the 3DS. It’s promising plenty of content, free-roaming and stupid plenty of monsters to beat down, how could you say no?
Elite Beat Angel meets Rhythm Heaven, with an awesome anime aesthetic and catchier than the flu tunes. If you’re a fan of thoroughly addictive rhythm games, you’ll love this game. If not, well, play Elite Beat Angel and trust me when I say you will be soon enough.
Love it or hate it, and with this year’s library of releases, the 3DS is going to sell like a lot better than last year. If you’re a fan or already own a 3DS, I doth my hat to you. If not, well you’ll come around sooner or later. Just make sure to weigh up future releases when deciding between the two current-gen portable consoles.