Summary: The PlayStation Vita is rich in features, boasting every possible input method a portable gaming system could have to date. Multiple touch interfaces, dual analog sticks, voice control, twin cameras, and even motion sensing; the Vita has it all. Naturally, any game releasing within the launch window wants to take advantage of these glistening new playthings. Little Deviants is one such result of the desire to do it all.
Excerpt: Little Deviants is an excellent way to experiment with the PlayStation Vita’s numerous new features, including the front and rear touchpads, camera, motion sensor and augmented reality capabilities. That said, this collection of bite-sized minigames feels more like an extended tech demo than a full product.
Pros: Cute visuals, Tight motion controls, Fun collectibles
Cons: Frustrating rear touchpad controls, No multiplayer, Repeat minigames
Summary: " Little Deviants " is not brilliant. About 3-4 hours in the mini-games start to repeat, and a lot of the fun goes away. It doesn’t help that there’s no multiplayer (apart from pass-around) either. The games are too long, too difficult, and the game itself is either over-priced or should have been bundled in. When compared to the ‘welcome park’, a cut-down version of Little Deviants would have been perfect.
Excerpt: Little Deviants was one of Sony’s first-party titles that featured heavily in the PS Vita’s pre-launch marketing campaign. Essentially a mini-game compilation designed to showcase the Vita’s wide array of non-traditional control options, Little Deviants is a budget priced title that offers a few hours of enjoyable interaction with the handheld and occasionally provides an inspiring glimpse at what type of gameplay experiences are possible on the Vita.
Excerpt: This is one of the few reviews where I will put more time into writing the review than actually playing the game. I didn’t get the Vita bundle that included Little Deviants. I thought I was being thrifty by getting it on ebay “used once” for $15 + $2 shipping. I heard the game wasn’t that great, so I figured for half of the retail price I was getting a decent deal.
Excerpt: One the things I love about being a gaming enthusiast, is the anticipation of a new system. The sense of wonder is always intoxicating while talking about the possibilities with friends and fellow gamers.
Pros: + It's kind of cute, + Nice colors
Cons: Shoehorned gimmick controls, Dumb/lack of story, Uninspired stages and gameplay, Soulless
Summary: There’s no better way of being introduced to the plethora of new functionality in your latest console than by a series of minigames which highlight these features. With the launch of the PS Vita in late February, it was the turn of compilation title Little Deviants to showcase the systems best bits. Essentially, Little Deviants is a series of mini games involving the titular characters as they try to fight off the evil Botz and some zombie things they have resurrected.
Excerpt: The mini-game collection known as Little Deviants joins the PlayStation Vita’s launch lineup in an attempt to showcase the technical features of Sony’s bright and shiny new handheld. Do these critters deviate too far from the well-established formula of mini-game collections? The colorful creatures that populate this collection are on a mission to repair their ship and can only do so by gathering parts awarded by completing each mini-game.