Saturday, January 26, 2013

Best of 2012 - Best Vita games.

It's January 26th and far past the time my GotY posts should have been done - so today we're doin' it up fast & dirty.

best vita games

Honorable Mention
Uncharted: Golden Abyss

I'm not even going to bother singling one out, here.  If you want fun new platforming mechanics, breezy exploration and gorgeous presentation - the best game on the Vita is...

If you're into RPGs, the best game on the Vita is hands-down....

And the year's most immaculately-constructed, beautifully-presented, honed-to-a-razor's-edge Vita game is...

All three games are beautiful, but all represent very different kinds of beauty in terms of gameplay.  Persona 4 is an epic novel you can cuddle up with, whiling away the hours as you grind your way through turn-based battles and lover's hearts.  Gravity Rush is a groovy fantasy of freedom and flight, and Rayman may be adorable cartoons on the surface, but it's a hard-core split-second-timing platformer that rivals the very best the genre has to offer.

If you have a Vita but don't have these games, you're doing it wrong.


  1. Even with the promise that it would be, that went much faster than I expected.

  2. Yeah, I wouldn't trust me on that one either.