Part 7: Wishfree.com goes through the Vita’s roster of titles and pick out the five games that you absolutely must own in order to extract the maximum gaming pleasure that the console has to offer.
There is however, one more game on the Vita, that although is also available on every platform, does manage to make itself feel right at home on Sony’s portable console and fighting fans should look no further than the gore-filled, bone-breaking combat of Mortal Kombat (Cue intro music).
Yes, the game has been out on consoles for quite a long time and yes the hype and craze surrounding it has somewhat subsided but the fact remains that the PlayStation Vita version of the game freshens things up a bit and should have every fighting game fan at least looking into the title.
The game’s controls fit perfectly on the Vita so none of the fluidity is lost in translation from console to portable console. At the same time, the game runs as smoothly on the Vita as it would on any other system so that isn’t a problem either.
Yes, the in game graphics are not as polished as say Uncharted: Golden Abyss’ but the game’s environments make up for it. At the same time players who have ended the single player story mode on consoles will find nothing new here as it is an exact copy of that.
So why purchase the game then? Well the answer is simple and multipronged. Firstly, Mortal Kombat is now truly portable you can fight Shao Khan in the subway or Metro, teach Sub-Zero a lesson in the bus, shut Johnny Cage up while you Physics teacher rambles on about mass and force and that other thing or best yet, beat Smoke to a pulp in the toilet.
At the same time there is also a bonus tower unique to the Vita version. This set of challenges makes full use of the Vita’s many features. There are a number of Fruit Ninja type games where players have to swipe their fingers across the screen in order to slice through dismembered limbs. At the same time, other challenges require players to tilt the console or shake it to perform certain actions as well.
All in all, if you own a PlayStation Vita and want a game with tonnes of replay value then Mortal Kombat should be on, or near, the top of your list. It is easily the best third-party developed game on the console and demonstrates that a bit of effort can reap the rewards for any developer who gives the console due respect.
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