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Sony PlayStation Vita 10 Game Mega Pack on 16GB Memory Card (PlayStation Vita)
Sony PlayStation Vita 10 Game Mega Pack on 16GB Memory Card (PlayStation Vita)
Offered by Moviestation limited
Price: £79.50

27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, great titles, 25 Dec. 2013
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
The PS Vita has received a lot of stick for its gaming library and its proprietry, overpriced memory cards, so it's nice to see a value pack of sorts being released to address some of these concerns.

So what exactly do you get in this pack? Well, for starters you receive a 16gb memory card, absolutely vital if you have a Vita. It may not seem a lot, but you'll easily be able to fit everything in this pack on said card with room for more from the PS Store if you so desire. Considering one of these alone is £25, you're already heading towards easy street.

Next come the games, and with the first three on the list you've already made your money back. LittleBigPlanet Vita is charming, fun and uses the touchscreen very well. Wipeout 2048 looks absolutely stunning on the OLED display, plays like you've expect a fast-paced futuristic vehicle racer to and you'll be able to play multiplayer against anyone who owns the PS3 version. Finally there's Motorstorm RC, a top-down Micro Machines-esque version of a PS3 IP which has some fun track design and is very easy to pick up and play.

After these heavy hitters, you get another couple of native Vita games - Little Deviants (a mini-game fest advertising the Vita's features) and Frobishier Says, another delightful mini-game affair with a penchant for the absurd. After that, you have a couple of small but interesting 'mini' titles which should not be overlooked as well as two digital PSP titles which may be a bit old but are still fun nonetheless.

A major factor here is the fact that barring the memory card, these are ALL digital products and as such you only receive a download code within the package - this means that all these will need to be downloaded over your internet connection. it doesn't take an age and you can download one at a time if need be but you won;t be able to play until you do so.

Overall, with the memory card it's a great package which would have been tremendous value even including just two of the main three titles. The rest are just icing on the cake. The good kind. Not lemon-y.

Tearaway (PlayStation Vita)
Tearaway (PlayStation Vita)
Offered by rockaway-records
Price: £14.98

5.0 out of 5 stars The Vita's raison d'être, 29 Nov. 2013
The Vita has come in for some criticism for its lack of games. Whether this is the case or not, Tearaway is the answer to these criticisms in the best way possible - a game that uses nearly every gimmick Sony threw at their portable and is actually better for it.

For those not in the know, you play as a little envelope (Atoi or Iota, depending on the gender you choose for your paper postman) and it is your job to take this message you contain through a beautifully realised paper world to the You - you in the Vita's camera - in the sun, while backed with one of portable gaming's very best soundtracks.

It's a basic 3D platformer with collectathon elements, but the charm and happiness the game exudes is awe-inspiring. Whether it's decorating a pig to ride through the fields or opening a present to find a pop-up paper bunny, everything in this game was made to give you just that little bit of warmth inside. At the same time, the platforming elements are challenging and interesting, utilising the Vita's rear and front touchpads, while never leaving you frustrated. The cameras are fully utilised too - you can choose patterns based on your real world surroundings for elk - while Iota/Atoi also has they're own personal camera used for taking photos in-game, which is put to good use in finding certain things to photograph to unlock real life papercraft models to download from the game's companion website ([...] to create yourself, a fantastic variation of in-game trophies and achievements.

Tearaway is entertaining, interesting and just plain old fun. No game has put a smile so broad on my face for a long time and is certainly a worthy purchase. It may well be the Vita's killer app - any game that can use all the features the Vita has to offer and be this good afterwards deserves all the praise it can garner.

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