Summary: If I were a cynic, I'd say that Tearaway is a bit gimmicky. Vast swathes of your time will be spent wrangling virtual paper in an attempt to cut out fibrous paraphernalia for some dude or another in exchange for confetti. Here, a crown. There, a new mustache. Same motions, different goals.
Excerpt: On the surface, Tearaway looks like another fantastic offering from Sony first party stalwart, Media Molecule. It has a wonderfully realized visual style, quirky characters, a whimsical, LittleBigPlanet -esque narrative and some genuinely interesting uses of the Vita’s unique hardware features.
Excerpt: You have never played through a world quite like this. Maybe you’ve glimpsed the creative range of developer Media Molecule turned loose in Little Big Planet 2, widely mistaken as a repository for 100 crappy player-made levels to every good player-made level.
Summary: Media Molecule, Sony's first party game developer, started creating games in 2008. With a strong focus on unique gameplay experiences, they began their notoriety with 'Little Big Planet', a title that was lauded for its creativity, family-friendly theme, and user-generated content.
Excerpt: Media Molecule burst onto the scene back in 2008 with the charmingly adorable Little Big Planet. The idea was to provide the gaming public with the tools the designers themselves used to create their own levels.
Excerpt: Tearaway might just be the most spoiler-proof game I've ever played. It's fueled by big, genre-bending ideas, and it's got so many of them that I could rattle off a dozen of the game's most memorable moments and I'd barely be scratching the surface of what the game has to offer.
Excerpt: Take a look at the most popular games of current times and you'll see some commonalities between many of them: dark, gritty realism with gory violence and guns blazing. Many people enjoy video games with those traits, but not everyone.
Conclusion: This is a remarkable game, and there isn’t a Vita owner in the world that should pass it by. It’s a sublime experience and, especially at its budget retail price, is dense with gameplay mechanics that involve you as the player directly into Tearaway ’s loveable little dimension.