Top 25 Vita Games (#5-1)

#2- Spelunky

spelunkyDear God, how many hours have I poured into Spelunky? This game has been on my Vita for years– and I still pick it up and play it probably once a week. It’s premise is simple: You are an explorer that is diving deeper and deeper into a procedurally generated cave; It’s a 2D rogue-like where your goal is to make it to the end. Sounds simple, right? WRONG! Spelunky‘s biggest success is that it never really tells the player anything. What does that tiki head do? Oh, shoot, it tries to murder me with an arrow. From this point forward, I know to stand clear of those tiki heads. The game is a learning process, but it’s one of the most enjoyable learning curves I have ever seen in a game. There is no leveling up system, and yet I am a thousand times better than when I started. The “XP” system is ACTUAL experience, and that is brilliant; I legitimately felt like Indiana Jones, and that’s just about the highest honor I can give a game. Spelunky is a glorious combination of cool art design, endless replayability, cool co-op multiplayer, and learning. Please, if you haven’t played Spelunky, give it a go.

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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