Today is Tuesday, however, which means new games and the PSN store update! Since no new games came out today that I know of, I turned to the PSN store to pick up a new game. Actually, because of the awesome PS+ service, I received a free game as well, but we'll save that one for a later date. Tonight, let's get to the good stuff - Guacamelee!
In buying Guacamelee!, I received both versions of it for both my PS3 and my Vita, thanks to the continuously awesome cross-buy promotions. At this point, despite the issues the Vita has had, the cross-buy feature of several games have made it an amazing handheld system. Sure, they aren't making as much by giving away games for free, but seriously, is there any better way to reward and thank the Sony fans who have invested in both systems?
So anyway, tonight I played Guacamelee! on the Vita, only because of being portable and me not being able to console game again tonight. It is a super fun, stylish game from what I have played so far. It's a beat'em up platformer, with beautiful and engaging graphics and art style, fun and delightful music and a certain charm that isn't easily captured in games these days. You must remember though, this game comes from the same studio that brought the Vita one of its standout downloadable titles at launch, Tales From Space: When Mutant Blobs Attack. DrinkBox Studios knows what they are doing when developing these oddly charming Vita titles, and it's refreshing that Sony is not cornering them into just the Vita market, by putting this game on the PS3 as well. They deserve all the recognition they can get at this point.
I love collecting things in game, which this game has plenty of. I love the Metroidvania style of game where you are free to go anywhere on the map as long as your abilities/weapons/tools allow you to, and if you don't have the proper upgrade yet, you can always come back and explore the previously blocked-off section, I also enjoy quirkiness and unique humor, and this game oozes it.
If you have a PS3 or a Vita, or both, go buy this game now. PS+ members even get a discount on it this week, making it even harder to resist. Go support the great indie studios, folks!