Liberation feels like an unimportant side story in a far more ambitious tale, one that you don’t really need to hear.
Too bad. Sounds like an opportunity wasted.
This review constantly compares Liberation to AC3 Proper, instead of comparing it to previous Vita experiences. The writer even seems biased against his own Vita, like he's pissed that the game takes advantage of so much Vita functionality. Don't trust this review, it's absurd.
I agree. Reviewer constantly compares and concludes, it's not the proper AC game by being handheld, quote: "Just because the experience is on a smaller system doesn’t mean that the actual scope should feel smaller as well. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, another Vita game spun off from a popular console counterpart, is essentially another Uncharted game. Liberation is not just another Assassin’s Creed game. It’s less than that." But I'd agree with the gimmicky argument. The push for Vita's touchpads and motion controls, especially when badly implemented, might result in detracting gaming experience. I'd personally prefer proper AC game on Vita. That's what we hoped the machine will be, portable PS3.
yup I dread for this headline to appear. but anyways they just want hits so no clicks.
@hay Funny thing though, he only mentions one instance in which the Vita gimmick fails. For the rest of the "gimmicks", he avoids them simply because he recognizes them as a gimmick. I think people like this shouldn't play Portable games simply because they seem to think that every spinoff needs to be as good as its origin title. It's a Portable title - it's not supposed to be long or complex or deep. Sheesh.
Sounds more like a bad review.
What a shame.
The PS Vita is the king of this kind of crappy offshoot.
To elaborate my point, I mean to say that the Vita often gets spinoffs from bigger franchises from developers other than the studios that made the games popular in the first place. Those developers are also often second tier. At least that's how it seems to me. I'm not trolling. I'd really love to hear an opposing opinion.
It's a cheaper game on a smaller system. It isn't fair for that to be treated as synchronous to "bad". What do you want? Do you want all of these games to just not be considered for portable systems at all? Would that somehow make things better?
Is it really necessary to come on here and troll for hits for Venture Beat?
Once again vita is not reviewed as its own console and is compared to home consoles.
It's bad compared to good Vita games then. Is that better? Did you read the part in the review where Uncharted: Golden Abyss was praised? Or did you just look at the score?
@Tolkoto How would you compare this game to Gravity Rush? Better? worse? That had a few mixed reviews and I thought it was amazing.
@HarryMasonHerpderp Gravity Rush is my Game of the Year so far. One of my favorite open world games ever. Liberation doesn't come close for me.
Hmmm... I'll take that on board. Thanks for replying =)
Completely different genres.
You know who else positioned the PlayStation Vita as a console that is so powerful that it's basically like a handheld home console? SONY!
After playing Most Wanted on the Vita, I don't think they were that far off from that claim. These developers just need to put more effort into these sort of titles. =\ Would love to see what a studio like Ready at Dawn could accomplish on this thing.
what's new? it is always the case of anything Sony, there will be someone bashing it over just anything. Same game as console, people complaining that Vita does not have game. Making 2 different games. People complain it's worst than the console counterpart. I mean seriously.... If they are that good, they will be writing a good game instead of writing game reviews.
. . .Oh wait, they did! Now people who called it awesome for having teh power of teh ps3 and dual analogue sticks are complaining when reviews point to it being a disappointing experience compared to consoles. Maybe if VITA got unique games like Gravity Rush more often instead of trying to be a portable PS3, it would have higher rated games and you lot would stop crying bias.
So from what I've been hearing,both Assassin's Creed games are not worth getting this year.Too bad.
I actually really like Assassin's Creed 3 so far.
AC 3 is getting great reviews.
Don't get me wrong,I'm not saying AC3 is bad.I've just read that it's buggy as hell.In a scale of 1 to Skyrim,how buggy is it really?
Did they really expect a perfect port of ACIII for Vita? Come on, judge it as it's own game, not by comparing it to the PS3 version.
Did you read the review?
I read it and I still think they judged it a lot on the console versions maybe not ac3 (although they said this had a slow start- wait till you play ac3 its around 6 hours till you finish the tutorial) but definitely the other ones in the series. The bugs they mentioned I have never had except for some clipping issue and some frame rate issue. Things like the touch screen etc... are things that vita games will have I'm afraid, so they might have to get used to them in future games etc... To me this was an amazing game, and was longer than the average handheld action game.
Yup. But that doesn't change the fact that the headline compares it to "It's console brethren".
I actually am loving the opening of AC3. Doesn't feel like a tutorial at all. Can I compare it to Gravity Rush, then? Gravity Rush is a beautiful open world game that I would put up against any console game. I never meant that Liberations is bad because it's on the Vita. I don't think the Vita limited the game. I just think they did a poor job taking advantage of the Vita, instead offering a watered down AC experience with a bunch of gimmicks. And I don't buy that those touchscreen gimmicks are something I should just live with and not complain about. I do compare the game to the console versions, not graphically, but in terms of gameplay. There's no reason Liberation couldn't match the quality of AC2. Of course I compare it to other Assassins Creed games. I assume people want to know how it stacks up to games they're familiar with. While Uncharted was able to transfer virtually intact to the Vita, Liberation is just missing too much. But even if I'm not comparing it, then it's an incredibly short open world game with a bad narrative frame.
"So much is missing from Liberation that you would expect from a real Assassin’s Creed game." "This is also a far shorter adventure than the ones presented by its console predecessors" "While Liberation can’t graphically match the console installments of the franchise, it’s still impressive to see how much of the experience developer Ubisoft Sofia" They compared it pretty heavy to the console version. Did you read the review?
Edit: double post
What? Its an Assassins Creed game! Of course that reviewers will compare it to previous installments. It would be a disservice to AC fans if they didnt. Its a sequel and fans obviously have expectations. The only way to see if the game meets those expectations is by comparing it to previous installments. Besides gameplay wise i dont see why the Vita shouldnt be able to pull off what is possible on home consoles so Ubisoft has no excuses.
Sucks:) but other reviewers are more positive;)
Nothing against the review but where is the standard? Ok i get that AC Liberation has graphical glitches & whatnot but where were the low scores for something like COD Black Ops or even Skyrim. A lot of games has glitches but most seem to get a pass. Am i saying that AC Liberation is perfect no it has its flaws but are those flaws that significant to garner such a score? The Vita games are the closest things to having a console on the go, compared to other handhelds the leap is huge. Should reviews be that much inclined to compare it to true console games cause doing so puts too much expectations on the Vita which in the end will only leave you unsatisified if that is the thinking. Yes a review should at least mentioned the differences between console & handheld but it should not be the major factor in a review of a portable counterpart.
BS, this game is no 55.. everywhere else its 7 & up
Well ignore gave it 7.2 and that was Greg Miller who can often be quite stingy with his scores...
just another reviewer holding vita games to an unreachable standard. seriously, if this is deemed a 5/10, then what is a 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10? by the time you get up to even an 8 on this scale, you have far exceeded any imaginable capability of a handheld game of this type. so, as far as im concerned, your system of grading is shit.
People always compare it to consoles because nothing else like it. Its why is got bad sales people say i already have PS3/Xbox yeah it's that good to be compared to them. I love vita.
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