Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pocket Review - Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack was likely the most original and enjoyable title to hit the PlayStation Vita at launch. It follows the same format as the little known 2011 PlayStation Network release Tales from Space: About a Blob, where players control a blob in a 2D environment as it has to continuously eat items in order to grow larger. It feels very much like a 2D Katamari with a platforming twist.

For example, the game's first area is a college, so players will take their blob through the frat house and other collegiate areas. The blob will eat his way through all the items in a dorm room, devouring every small objects in its way until it’s large enough to absorb a cork covering the drain, sending the blob flying through the pipes and popping out in the next area. Some of the areas are quite challenging and will likely require many attempts to pass, but the game is so full of variety and crazy stages that the challenge is worth it.

Though only available as a digital download, it is easily worth the purchase, especially compared to some of the other full-priced, packaged titles that were available at launch. The game has plenty of content along with leaderboards for those seeking some friendly rivalry. Mutant Blobs Attack was a fantastic addition to the Vita library and a great game to wave the banner for smaller digital releases on the system.

Recommended? If you enjoy fun, do no miss this one. It's simple, challenging, affordable, and enjoyable.
Enjoyed By? Anyone seeking a cheap, fun experience.

This game was played on Vita via a PSN code supplied by the publisher.

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