While mainstream survival horror titles ditch the scares and lean towards more action-packed gameplay, the indie community seized the opportunity and continues to deliver some of the most frightening and suspenseful games ever created.
Similar to CastleStorm, the team at Zen Studios once again steps out from behind the pinball table with KickBeat. The notion of combining fighting and rhythm games seems obvious, as the flow of combat already has a rhythmic feel to it. But where Way of the Dogg failed, KickBeat succeeds in perfectly uniting these genres.
With its unusual, yet expensive development cycle and controversy surrounding its voluptuous female characters, Vanillaware had a lot to prove in order for Dragon’s Crown to be taken seriously. Thankfully, behind those over-sexualized characters is a perfectly crafted 2.5D beat ‘em up that will leave you losing hours of your day.
Originally released in November of last year as the PC title, Stealth Bastard, Curve Studios has brought its tense, fast-paced stealth espionage action to the PlayStation 3 and Vita under a slightly less colorful title, Stealth Inc: A Clone In The Dark.
Originally released on the Android and iOS platform, Frima Studio’s quartet of heat packing nuns have taken their crusade onto the PS Vita. This is not a simple port, as this version touts improved visuals along with rebalanced weapons and leveling in comparison to the title’s mobile roots.
Rocketbirds has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings as a Flash game on the PC. Released on the PS3 back in October of last year, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a perfect addition to the current barren Vita library.