Its a riot of Vita game reviews in this week's Famitsu, and while Watch Dogs might get the top award, Sony's latest big monster hunting hope Freedom Wars is only a point behind. Other Vita games do pretty well too, including the promising Robotics;Notes Elite visual novel, while the PSP continues to pop out games with the relatively indie Black Code, also a visual novel.
The big loser is Panzer Girls, which despite acres of preview content and heavy marketing does not quite live up to expectations, although every trailer I've seen seemed to have gaping concept and execution holes in it. At least, I guess, this proves Famitsu can't be brought (all of the time).
With most of these games out in a couple of weeks, will it be enough to propel Vita sales back to rude health? Or will Freedom Wars prove another short-lived hit for Sony? On the plus side, at least we're getting it in the west!
Watch Dogs (PS4/PS3/360) – 9/9/9/9
Freedom Wars (PSV) – 8/9/9/9 (Sci-Fi Monster Hunting)
Robotics;Notes Elite (PSV) – 7/7/7/9 (Visual Novel)
Aiyoku no Eustia: Angel’s Blessing (PSV) – 7/8/7/7 (Visual Novel)
Black Code (PSP) – 7/7/7/7 (Visual Novel)
Cross Channel: For All People (PSV) – 7/7/7/7 (Adult Visual Novel)
Panzer Girls (PSV) – 6/6/6/5 (Action)