Media Molecule’s game might not have been as much of a raw graphical powerhouse as Uncharted, but it pushed the Vita to its limits in so many other ways, namely utilising every possible input on the device, from the back touchpad to the cameras. Tearaway felt like a game that could only exist on the Vita. And for a while, it did. Then came Tearaway Unfolded on the PS4, introducing a wider audience to Media Molecule’s papercraft creations.
Racing games feel like they define the beginning of a gaming generation for me. It’s a genre that I very rarely feel drawn to, so it’s only ever during the early days of new consoles, when games are few and far between that I start considering dipping behind the wheel. Back in the early days of Playstation 4 and Xbox One, Need For Speed Rivals was that game, the one that I kept on giving the side eye to, thinking ‘maybe one day’. One day wouldn’t come for a very long time. Here I sit writing this post in 2021, having finally caved in and splashing out a full £2.79. Who knows how I’ll pay the bills this month?