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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




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.  

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snyps (on 11 January 2016)

That is an odd set of games.

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Azuren snyps (on 12 January 2016)

Vita has odd games.

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Jranation (on 11 January 2016)

Oreshika sounds pretty interesting. Any users played it?

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Mystro-Sama Jranation (on 11 January 2016)

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

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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 :)

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Mystro-Sama (on 11 January 2016)

I really need to get around to Oreshika.

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kooltrex (on 12 January 2016)

Very odd line up.

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theprof00 (on 12 January 2016)

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

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Zekkyou (on 12 January 2016)

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

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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

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outlawauron (on 12 January 2016)

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

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JON0 (on 11 January 2016)

Damnnn Daru got some moobs goin on

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