Top 25 Vita Games (#20-16)

#16- The Swapper


Cloning ethics and stem-cell debates always seem to be on the back-burner when compared to other issues such as racial discrimination, foreign policy, and business ethics. Perhaps that is one reason why I love The Swapper– it chooses to tackle issues that aren’t really talked about in video games. The Swapper is a 2D Metroidvania-esque puzzle-platformer where the main mechanic is creating a clone of yourself and swapping consciousness between the two bodies. This method of solving puzzles can lead to the grizzly demise of your clone many times- or is it the death of the original you? What happens when you keep cloning yourself, switching consciousness, and killing the original- are YOU really YOU? Questions such as these permeate The Swapper and lend the title into being one of the more thought-provoking titles on the Vita. I don’t think The Swapper gets enough credit for its story or level design- I encourage everyone to play this game, if only just to see that wonderful ending.

Well, thus ends part 2 of my Top 25 Vita List. What did you think? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments section! Part 3 can be found by clicking here.

Caleb has been playing games since he was born... in the middle of the PlayStation 1 Era. Despite his young age, he enjoys all sorts of games from all sorts of eras, but he does prefer the PlayStation brand over everything else. Eager to talk about games to anyone and everyone who will listen, Caleb is excited to be a part of the HPP team! You can find him on twitter @caleb4tribe. Favorite games include: Persona 4 Golden, The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Portal 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3.

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