After a flood of new releases and new videogame consoles, things settle way down this week. That means we get some choice titles for the PS3 and Vita, but not much else.
Ys: Memories of Celceta (PS Vita)
Vita owners and fans of action RPGs can join the ‘Ys’ fan base with the all-new ‘Ys: Memories of Celceta‘. Although technically new, the game is built on the world of ‘Ys IV’, with the popular job system from ‘Ys VII’. While controlling the lead character in real time combat, players can issue commands to other party members through the touchscreen and touchpad. The Vita is likely the most powerful platform to host an original ‘Ys’ title, and the on-screen action appears to benefit from the extra horsepower.
Super Motherload (PSN for PS3)
Ah, ‘Super Motherload’. As a PS4 launch title, you beguiled me with your simple sci-fi mystery and addictive mining gameplay. Now the game is headed to the PS3 (and someday to the PC) minus its extra touchpad controls. Check out the High-Def Digest Review.
Metal Gear Solid VR Missions (PSN for PS3)
In contrast to normal ‘Metal Gear Solid’ titles, ‘VR Missions’ is almost entirely about challenging gameplay. The PS1 disc copy is a collector’s item, but this standalone release means not having to either buy an original or the bundled ‘Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection’. This version may be compatible with Vita, but that’s not yet certain.
Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers (PSN for PS3)
This import of a Japanese game follows three story arcs: Sanctuary, Poseidon and Hades, and allows players to battle from within the popular manga. As with similar import titles, ‘Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers’ is a digital only (PSN) release.