By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close
Best PlayStation Vita Game of 2015

Best PlayStation Vita Game of 2015 - Article

by Karl Koebke , posted on 11 January 2016 / 4,804 Views

It’s easy to look down on the Vita given its small install base, but like most under-performing gaming platforms there are actually a surprisingly large number of fun, unique experiences to be had on the Vita. This year Sony's handheld received, amongst other things, a rhythm game based off of an RPG, a time-travelling visual novel, and a time management RPG that spanned multiple generations - quite the eclectic assortment. With any luck, the PlayStation Vita still has a few more years like this left in it.

 

The Nominees:

 

Persona 4: Dancing all Night

 Persona 4: Dancing all Night

 

Grim Fandango Remastered

 Grim Fandango Remastered

 

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines

 Oreshika

 

Steins;Gate

Steins Gate

 

Superbeat: Xonic

Superbeat: Xonic

 

 

 

 

 

And the Winner is...

 

 

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines

Winner: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines

Community's Choice - Persona 4: Dancing all Night (29% of the vote)

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines scratches an RPG itch by embracing a mechanic that has largely been abandoned by modern RPG gaming - time management. It doesn't just challenge you to manage a single person's time; instead, you must attempt to juggle successive generations of a cursed family of samurai, constantly thinking of training new recruits while still trying to get the most out of your veterans.

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a unique and enjoyable RPG that combines this under-utilised mechanic with beautiful visuals and innovative difficulty design, and it takes home our award for Best PlayStation Vita Game of 2015.  


More Articles

13 Comments
snyps (on 11 January 2016)

That is an odd set of games.

  • +3
Azuren snyps (on 12 January 2016)

Vita has odd games.

  • +2
Jranation (on 11 January 2016)

Oreshika sounds pretty interesting. Any users played it?

  • +2
Mystro-Sama Jranation (on 11 January 2016)

Haven't played it yet but the gameplay looks amazing.

  • 0
Shikamo Jranation (on 12 January 2016)

I bought this game on psn in final year sales (2015 ) not downloaded yet however intend to test soon :)

  • 0
Mystro-Sama (on 11 January 2016)

I really need to get around to Oreshika.

  • +2
kooltrex (on 12 January 2016)

Very odd line up.

  • +1
theprof00 (on 12 January 2016)

I have Oreshika entirely in Japanese. I need to get on that

  • 0
Zekkyou (on 12 January 2016)

If any of you need me, i'll be on the world line where Steins;Gate wins :p

  • 0
malistix1985 (on 12 January 2016)

I played all of these games, most of them where really good, I think Superbeat and Steins;gate where closer to the best game I played on VITA but hey, its a pretty good selection and the winner is a good game

  • 0
outlawauron (on 12 January 2016)

Would have liked to see the reviews linked if applicable. ;-)

  • 0
JON0 (on 11 January 2016)

Damnnn Daru got some moobs goin on

  • 0
Comment was deleted...