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It's not THAT bad!
on February 19, 2012
I have been playing this game for four days now and I am a bit surprised at the animosity towards Little Deviants. Sure, this game is not Uncharted but it isn't trying to be. Little Deviants is a collection of mini-games designed to make the user accustomed to the various control options on the Vita. In that regard it is similar to Wii Sports or Minesweeper. Sure, the games are simple but that's the point. These games are not much different than the games available for the iPhone or Android.
You get a variety of games that are bound by a loose and unimportant story of helping these manic little aliens. The types of games vary, there is a type of 'whack-a-mole' game that uses the front and rear touch controls. If you score high enough on these games then you unlock more games and gallery items. There is a shooting game that uses the Vita's camera to create the illusion of aliens flying around your living room. There is a sky diving game that uses the Vita's motion controls, a game that requires you to use the microphone and so on.
The downside is that once you have unlocked everything there is little replay value other than trying to beat your high scores. the thing is, would you want to try? The mini-games do get a bit repetitive. This title is not designed for long play sessions. If you are meeting a friend and get a message that they will be a few minutes late, this would be the game to play to kill time with.
I am giving Little Deviants a 3-Star rating because while the games are not bad, you can probably find similar games on your phone for less or even free so $30 is too steep of a price. If you can find this for around $10 or so then it might be worth picking up just for an occasional time-waster.