January 07, 2014

Remote Play Review for PS Vita: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Read on to see if the Vita can handle this much superhero-ness. 

In our latest Remote Play review, I was able to get a hold of the dark and deep fighter for the PS4. How does it translate over to the Vita when someone else is hogging the TV?

First off, Metacritic gives this game a score of 82. That's pretty good! From what I played, it seemed like a complex fighting game with some crazy good graphics. The super moves are pretty awesome and crazy, like Batman calling up all of his gadgets and then ramming your opponent with the Batmobile... 

Vita as a second "Dualshock 4" controller?
But I'm going to cut to the chase. One of the things I was looking forward to on this was seeing if you could play a local multiplayer and use the Vita as a second controller on the big screen. With a cool twist, I was able to do it! When you are in Remote Play mode with your Vita, leave the TV on, you can use the Vita as a controller on the big screen. When you set up a local MP match, turn on the Dualshock 4. It will prompt a screen that says "How do you want to log on?" Make sure you choose "Guest 1" and not the main account you used the Vita with. (If you do, it kicks off the Remote Play feature).

As long as you don't mind using the Vita's control scheme and not have shock or pretty lights on it, this fits really nicely for those of us who don't have a second Dualshock 4. 

Button Mapping on the Vita: 
When you click "controls" under the settings menu, you can see the above image. Great control mapping, but it is a bit tricky if you ignore this and go straight to the training phase. In the directions there it says to use "R2" for a meter burn, which will have you scrambling around for a bit until you remember the control scheme says "L." Same for L1 to interact with things, it is now "R." So, their heart was in the right place for the control picture, but having this in the game is too bad. I guess it would be pretty difficult to reprogram this just for Remote Play, I suppose. Not a big deal, once you figure out what you need to press. 

Remote Play Appearance and Control: 
The game looks awesome on the OLED screen. Colors are sweet, graphics are slick... (I haven't played the actual Vita version of the game, so I can't compare it to that). In games where you need to do quick button successions, you need no lag on this. Luckily, Remote Play was successful and I was quickly building up combos and unleashing super moves on my foes. 

Remote Play Verdict: 
Great! Except for a few small button mapping mishaps (until I learned what they were "supposed to be") You are good to go with playing Injustice on Remote Play. 
  • +Graphics look awesome on the little screen.
  • +/- Buttons, once you learn the proper mapping, make for stringing together your combos pretty easy. Just expect some confusion as you go back and forth between the Vita and the PS4...
  • Awesome that you can use the Vita as a second Dualshock 4 if you don't own one for the Versus match!

 Let us know below what you think of this if you already played it on the PS4. And how is the Vita standalone version?



 
                     
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