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Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack review
24 June 2012
Excerpt: It’d be easy to breeze right past Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!! in the PlayStation Store. It’s an indie game with a modest-sounding name, and if you didn’t know anything about it, you’d likely pass it up for more well-known titles. And that would be a crying shame. Vita gamers expect a level of quality from the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Lumines: Electronic Symphony, but this one comes completely out of nowhere, and mark our words, it’s the tiny $8...
Pros: Solid platforming mechanics, Quirky art and funny inside jokes, Sound integration of touch controls
Cons: Bonus stages are sometimes fidgety, Dying a lot in challenging (but fair) areas, That tense feeling as you try to cheat death
Excerpt: The Vita was launched with a good-sized lineup of titles, but surprisingly some of the most fun that I've had with the new system so far has been thanks to the little downloadable gem Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. It oozes charm with its graphics, humor, and amorphous protagonist that gobbles up everything that gets in its way (even people), and backs it up with solid puzzle-platformer gameplay that makes great use of some of the Vita's special features.
Conclusion: All in all, Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a polished and well considered sequel to the underrated original that’s humorous, hugely playable and frothing with ideas. It’s also well positioned as a PS Vita launch title, not only showcasing the system’s versatility but helping to set a bench mark on the level of quality gamers should expect from lower-cost Vita titles.
Summary: With all the hype surrounding the bigger named titles on the Vita , it’s easy to forget that the system will also offer owners a lower cost alternative in the guise of system specific budget titles. With many gamers concerned that there has been too much focus on console titles ported to the system without taking into consideration that the real value of a handheld is the ability to pick up and play in short, sharp bursts, it’s great to see that there are already...
Conclusion: A great refinement to the first game and great at using the Vita features without being an impediment or feeling forced, Mutant Blobs Attack is the best value on the Vita right now, and a must-buy for most owners.