The Playstation Vita has a rear touchpad. Maybe I’d forgotten about it in my roughly 8 billion hours of playing Persona 4 Golden, but it’s there. Sure, it may not be the most used feature on the handheld, but it’s there for developers to (hopefully) use, otherwise Sony spent a lot of money integrating that extra bit of kit.
Enter htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diary from NIS America, a game that completely ignores the analog sticks and clicky buttons of the Vita and instead goes two-fisted on the touchpads. While an admirable attempt to explore the more interesting technical aspects of the handheld, it does so at the expense of playability.