Reality Fighters - PSVita

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Reality Fighters (PSVita)
Viewed: 3D Side-on, Static screen Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Novarama Soft. Co.: SCEE
Publishers: SCEE (GB)
Released: 22 Feb 2012 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
Connectivity: WLAN Connection


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You wouldn’t expect a game called Reality Fighters to be unrealistic. But don't be surprised to find yourself playing as a Viking-inspired beefcake, wearing bunny ears and robot mech armour, smacking the hooey out of a flourescent-coloured Jazzy Jeff ripoff with an electric guitar. All to impress a retired Mr. Miyagi (of Karate Kid fame). Not exactly your average brawl in the street, is it?

Instead, its namesake comes from the fact that it uses Augmented Reality - a technology that Sony has used to great success in PSP kid’s title Invizimals - to place these larger-than-life cartoon combatants into any real-life environment using the built-in Vita camera. There’s a selection of standard arenas based on famous locations around the world, too, if you don’t fancy using your living room or the back of a train seat.

By moving the device around the room, you can reposition the camera so that you can get a clear shot of the action. There’s no doubt that Reality Fighters is a great showcase of the tech that’s crammed into the PlayStation Vita. You can even create your own stage and save it to memory by taking photos of the immediate area around you.

There’s lots of fun to be had in the customisation options, too, as you take a snap of your face and tweak your virtual body build and fashion sense. As you play through the game you earn stars which can be used to unlock more crazy gear. Ninja masks, spartan clothing, jester wear... all sorts. Costume props aren’t just a cosmetic feature however - many will offer armour bonuses, so it’s worth combining ridiculous combinations for the best defence.

All this to prove your worth to Mr. Miyagi, but not a single fence to paint!


Reality Fighters - PSVita Artwork

Reality Fighters - PSVita Artwork

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Reality Fighters Review

13 Feb 2012