Here’s an Exceptional Review for GoW: Collection on Vita
Some games just don’t translate well to the handheld world. As capable as units like the PlayStation Vita are, one can imagine certain big-budget PS3 blockbusters failing to perform as well in a portable format.
That’s not the case with the recently released God of War Collection for the Vita, though, as Hardcore Gamer’s Matt Whittaker indicates in his excellent review.
When dealing with collections – particularly ported collections – there are numerous important factors to consider in an analysis. Whittaker addresses them all and he isn’t shy about the details. Nor is he shy about explaining his reservations, which is a good idea because many of his readers would likely have the same reservations.
It’s balanced and nicely arranged, and we love it!
Why We Like It:
— It’s thorough and informative, yet still entertaining. Very often, when you attempt to go into lots of detail, you tend to – almost by default – adopt this droning, lecturing tone. The reviewer adds emotion and simplicity to the analysis, thereby softening the detail.
— Throughout the review, the reader always feels as if the critic played a very large portion of the Collection. When it comes to compilations of older games, many reviewers don’t go to the trouble.
— It tells us exactly what we need to know: In this case, whether or not the games in question make a successful leap to the world of handhelds. Let’s face it; that’s really what the majority of readers want to know.