Freedom Wars Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Freedom Wars RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 10 Games Every PSVita Owner Needs https://www.gameskinny.com/ica0m/10-games-every-psvita-owner-needs https://www.gameskinny.com/ica0m/10-games-every-psvita-owner-needs Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:33:15 -0400 Donald Strohman

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1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss

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There's a reason Uncharted has always been a system seller. From the first game in Drake's Fortune, Naughty Dog captured the thrills of what it means to be a treasure hunter. Fighting mercenaries and pirates after the same treasure as you, betrayal after betrayal, and a wise cracking smart ass to follow along the way -- what more would you need in an exploration game?

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With the series' success, developer Sony Bend decided to bring the series over to the PS Vita, and with it spawned the system's killer app. Combining all of the best elements the series had to offer on the PlayStation 3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss absolutely needs to be in every Vita owner's collection. Beautiful graphics, smart dialogue and story, treasure hunting expeditions, it's all here and at home on the PlayStation Vita. It also serves as a great appetizer if you haven't gotten your hands on the fantastic Uncharted 4 just yet.

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Regardless of all ten of the games on this list, the PS Vita is definitely a system worth owning. Perhaps its introduction to the market was too late, but these great titles prove that, despite being abandoned by Sony, it wasn't without its place in the world. And anyone who hasn't quite made the jump yet, we hope this list helps sway you into snatching one up. 

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Did we miss one of your favorites on the PlayStation Vita? Are you a fan on the system and agree it's greatness was too short lived? Be sure to comment below and tell us how you feel about Sony's powerhouse handheld!

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2. Killzone: Mercenary

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Sure, maybe dark dreary space shooters have become the norm in today's market, but Killzone has always been a step above the rest thanks to its fun multiplayer and pushing hardware to its limits. Such is the case with Killzone: Mercenary, which sets itself as one of the PlayStation Vita's best looking, habit forming shooters period.

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Completing missions is bolstered by its fast-paced gameplay that rewards the player in combining kills and performing execution melee attacks. And as masochistic as it sounds, Killzone's death moves are likely some of the most fun ones to date. Every owner of the PS Vita needs to give this game a try, as it serves to be the best FPS the system ever offered to its fan base. 

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3. Tearaway

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From Media Molecule, the creators of Little Big Planet, Tearaway has to be one of the most beautiful and outstanding platforming games to ever grace the video game market. With paper inspired graphics that look like something out of a child's imagination, Tearaway benefits not only from an incredible art style, but also how well it implements the PS Vita's capabilities.

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With gameplay elements that utilize the twin touch screens and gyroscope, Tearaway was perfect proof of what the system was capable of. It's just a shame the Vita didn't last long enough to see more phenomenal titles such as this. 

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4. Gravity Rush

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Sure, this title was eventually ported to the PlayStation 4 (as a way to keep the series alive before the announcement of Gravity Rush 2,) but it's hard to argue that this title truly belongs on the PS Vita handheld system first and foremost.

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Utilizing the PSVita's gyroscope for air combat and puzzles, Gravity Rush was an incredibly inventive and original title to befall Sony's system. With the ability to manipulate and bend the environment to your whim, you'd be hard pressed in finding anything quite like Gravity Rush. It's also great seeing that Japan Studio hasn't given up on the series just yet in bringing it to the PlayStation 4, but it certainly would have been nicer to see it keep the Vita alive. 

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5. Little Big Planet Vita

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A staple in the Sony brand ever since it was conceived for the PlayStation 3, Little Big Planet gave players the freedom to create any level they wanted, all they were limited by was their imagination. So what better way to expand an already great game than by porting it to a powerhouse handheld with a touchscreen to help create levels more freely?

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Sackboy managed to find a great home on the PS Vita, thanks to the acclaim it received from players and critics alike. Even if you already have Little Big Planet on your PS3 or PS4, be sure to check this one out too, I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

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6. Unit 13

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Oh Zipper Interactive, how we miss thee. You gave us some of the best tactical shooters any gamer could have ever asked for. You also happened to give us an addictive third person shooter with Unit 13, a sort of spiritual successor to your beloved SOCOM franchise.

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Containing some of the most thrilling tactical shooting any handheld could ever offer, Unit 13 managed to be a great last hurrah from Zipper Interactive before having to close its doors in 2012. If you happen to see this title sitting on a game store shelf somewhere, do yourself a favor and pick it up. If not for the fun missions or exhilarating shooting, do it for the memory of Zipper. 

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7. Soul Sacrifice

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Easily one of the greatest strengths of the RPG genre are the magical worlds we get explore throughout them. And in the case of Japan Studio's Soul Sacrifice, that world can occasionally be outright terrifying.

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The basic game mechanic of the game is the ability for the player to sacrifice parts of the protagonist's body to unleash destructive attacks. These sacrifices will then be permanently slashed onto the character's body, indicating they are not an unlimited resource to be tapped into. Thanks to its plethora of disturbing-looking creatures and interesting mythos, Soul Sacrifice is one of the system's finest RPG games to date. 

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8. Wipeout 2048

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Wipeout remains one of Sony's longest lasting racing franchises to date, receiving at least one new game on every one of Sony's platforms (currently excluding the PlayStation 4.)

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Released as a launch title for the PlayStation Vita, this futuristic, anti-gravity racing combines high speeds and ridiculous tracks to keep the thrills lasting for all who choose to play. It still remains as one of the system's highest praised racing titles, and anyone looking for some racing mechanics and beautiful graphics will most definitely find it here. 

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9. Freedom Wars

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Most of the new games arriving on Sony's latest handheld have largely been JRPG games. Some of them are good, some of them are bad, but you will occasionally find one that actually makes for an excellent system seller.

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Enter Freedom Wars, an addictive role playing game that combines gun-play and strategy to take down larger scale enemies. Not only does this game provide plenty for players to accomplish in its 30+ hours of campaign length, but it was also the second highest selling game for the PSVita in Japan! You know a game must be worth checking out if an entire country appears to appreciate it. 

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10. Lumines Electronic Symphony

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This long-running puzzle series first found its place on the original PSP, so it only seems fitting one of Lumines' eventual sequels would find a home on the PSP's younger brother. Lumines Electronic Symphony carries over the addictive gameplay with an all new soundtrack devoted to original electric beats.

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If you find yourself in need of a challenging puzzle game on a handheld system, or just have been a long time fan of the series, you definitely can't go wrong here! 

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Oh, the PS Vita -- the little handheld that just quite couldn't. Despite being the most powerful gaming handheld during its release, Sony couldn't quite get the PlayStation Vita rolling, thanks to Nintendo handhelds and smartphones becoming most people's go-to mobile gaming systems. However, those who did fork out the dough for what is likely to be Sony's last handheld system, did manage to find some great games that made the system worth owning. 

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So while the PS Vita's future certainly appears muggy, it did manage to get a substantial fan-base during its golden days, and many of its owners will defend the handheld, despite its less than stellar performance in the market, as being "too much too soon" in today's smartphone dominated market. So if you're still interested in purchasing a PS Vita, or are looking to dust it off once more, here are ten games every owner of the system needs to play.

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Sony announces free PlayStation Plus games for December https://www.gameskinny.com/g05oi/sony-announces-free-playstation-plus-games-for-december https://www.gameskinny.com/g05oi/sony-announces-free-playstation-plus-games-for-december Sat, 28 Nov 2015 04:08:48 -0500 Michael Falero

PlayStation Plus members are getting an early, month-long Christmas this year.

Sony has announced its free PlayStation Plus titles for the month of December. In a video teaser (see above) and accompanying post on its blog, the console maker highlights the dungeon crawl button-masher Gauntlet: Slayer Edition and the 2015 remake of King's Quest. Both titles will be free to those with an active PlayStation Plus membership.

The lineup also includes games for other PlayStation consoles: the PS3 will see two freebies, including Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the tongue-in-cheek shooter and expansion to Far Cry 3. The 2012 snowboarding game SSX will also be a free PS3 title for the month. Sony has also announced Freedom Wars and Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken will be free on the PlayStation Vita.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the PlayStation Store's Black Friday Weekend sale before it's over! When you check out, be sure to use this 10% off code (expires on December 1st):

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5 PlayStation Vita games for any new owner https://www.gameskinny.com/7ru4b/5-playstation-vita-games-for-any-new-owner https://www.gameskinny.com/7ru4b/5-playstation-vita-games-for-any-new-owner Wed, 28 Oct 2015 22:04:22 -0400 Daniel Williams_2179

The PlayStation Vita. Sony's little console that could. This portable console has not been the greatest success for Sony when it comes to hardware sales, and has been overshadowed by the Nintendo 3DS. But the Vita is still a great portable console to buy, with some amazing games available for it.

So what should you buy if you are interested in picking up a Vita? Well I have gathered together 5 games that would be a great start for anyone to pick up if they are thinking of buying a PlayStation Vita. 

1: Rogue Legacy

To start off this list we have Rogue Legacy. This platformer is a great start for any new Vita owners. The rogue-like nature of the game means it can be played in short bursts, so it's great for playing on the go. The visuals look really nice, as well. The addictive nature of leveling up your character and seeing how far you can get into the castle before you die, will keep you playing hours on end.

2. Freedom Wars 

If you have played Monster Hunter, then you already know what this game is - only it has more guns, mechs, and a grappling hook. Freedom Wars is based in a dystopian future where you must work off your one million year prison sentence by collecting supplies and saving people for your city or Panopticon. The combat is brilliant, fighting the mechs (called abductors) is always fun because of their variety, and there are loads of weapons to use and upgrade. This game is great for those who don't mind putting in the extra hour or two to get that rare material drop. Just make sure you bring a friend along for the ride.

3. Shovel Knight 

Shovel Knight is an amazing game, and a callback to the 8-bit era. It has brilliant platforming, an amazing soundtrack and beautiful 8-bit visuals. This game is perfect for all those who want to relive a time when the NES was at its peak and platformers were gamers' bread and butter. Plus the protagonist wields a shovel - who doesn't want that?

4. Killzone Mercenary 

Now we go from a game that looked like it came out for the NES, to one that looks like it could have come from the PlayStation 3. Killzone Mercenary is one of the best AAA games available for the Vita. The visuals look amazing for a portable game. The Vita control scheme was nicely implemented, with good use of the touch screen. And the online isn't too bad either. If you are a fan of FPS games, this is for you.

5. Persona 4 Golden

Can't leave this one out. This port of the PlayStation 2 game Persona 4 is the main reason I'm glad I picked up a Vita. The turn-based combat is sound, with a wide selection of personas to use for the main protagonist. The main story and social links kept me coming back for more. Each character you meet is memorable and are developed nicely. Persona 4 Golden is a game any RPG fan should give a shot. It fixes a lot of the problems with the original and adds so much more to play through.

These aren't the only games a Vita owner should pick up.

Uncharted Golden Abyss and the Dangan Ronpa series also come to mind, but from my experience with playing the Vita, the five games above should be up there on a list of games to pick up compared to others. 

So what are you waiting for? If you have been thinking of picking up a Vita or have already got one and are not too sure what games to get, now you have a starting point.

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Freedom Wars: The World Of Panopticon https://www.gameskinny.com/geyp7/freedom-wars-the-world-of-panopticon https://www.gameskinny.com/geyp7/freedom-wars-the-world-of-panopticon Wed, 14 May 2014 08:38:00 -0400 Kaelan Otto

Last year, SCE Japan Studio announced Freedom Wars, an action role-playing game--exclusively for the PS Vita. The game is scheduled to release in Japan on June 26, but no date has been made for North America or Europe.

The game will feature both online and offline multiplayer functionality.  There will also be co-operative and competitive modes that will allow up to eight players.

In the year 102014, earth is devastated by atmospheric pollution and running low on its resources. Mankind is forced to live in purposed-built facilities called Panopticons. By using the Panopticons, city-states from across the world fight each other in order to take control over whats left in the world.

The story begins with the main character waking up in a cell with no recollection of who or where he is. He is then confronted by an android, also referred as an "Accessory," who tells him he was subjected to a million-year sentence.

The protagonist is then told that in order to reduce his sentence, he must fight massive mechanical monsters called Abductors, who roam the earth and abduct civilians. The Accessory will help fight along side the player, among with other players, to stop the Abductors from taking anymore civilians.

Players will be able to choose from a variety of weapons like swords, rifles and machine guns. Each player is also equipped with a whip-like weapon called the Thorn, that is wrapped around the player's arm.

The Thorn can be use to hook on to enemies or walls, tie down Abductors, traveling quickly from place-to-place, retrieving accessories and more. Players will be able to equip two weapons simultaneously, while their Accessories can only equip one.

Freedom Wars will also feature customization, allowing players to customize their load-outs and the protagonist itself. No news on if the player can customize the Accessory, however, it's a possibility.

A playable demo was also announced to be available at E3 this year. For more information on Freedom Wars, check out Playstation's blog.

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