God Eater 2 Looks Good On PSP, Looks Fantastic On Vita

God Eater 2 Looks Good on the PSP. It Looks Fantastic on the Vita

Namco Bandai's hunting action game, God Eater 2 — or as I like to call it, Monster Hunter with plot — is scheduled for release in Japan this coming November. In the meantime, both a PSP and a PS Vita version demo has been made available on the Japanese PlayStation Store, making comparisons possible.

"The PSP version was so pretty I was amazed. Hardware developers will probably emphasise the VITA and downplay the PSP, but I think the PSP's graphics are enough to satisfy," remarked one 2ch user. Other people who tried out the PSP version were quick to agree that the graphics quality of the game are overall damn impressive for a nine year-old hand-held console.

God Eater 2 Looks Good on the PSP. It Looks Fantastic on the Vita

I tried out the PSP demo for myself and I'm forced to agree that the game looks great on the PSP. Through my hours of Vita games, I've grown accustomed to the Vita's graphic resolution, so it's hard not to notice some of the PSP's rough edges at times. Even so, the image quality on the PSP still holds up quite well.

That said, the PS Vita is graphically superior to its predecessor. Put up side to side, the differences are pretty obvious. Then again, put a Ferrari side to side with an F1 race car and it's pretty obvious which drives faster — but on their own, each holds up in their individual playing fields.

God Eater 2 Looks Good on the PSP. It Looks Fantastic on the Vita

The Vita version may look better, but apparently, put through rigorous play, the game can get stuck once in a while, whereas no such problems have yet been reported on the PSP version. The Vita version also has jiggle physics for the female characters if that's a deciding factor for you at all.

Note: For the following image and the top image, the PSP captures have been blown up to match the PS Vita image size. The actual game image is smaller and thus more smooth.

God Eater 2 Looks Good on the PSP. It Looks Fantastic on the Vita

Gameplay-wise, the game handles smoothly and combat can require a bit of skill on the part of the player. I didn't have TOO much difficulty with the demo, but if the previous game is any indicator, there will be a bit of a learning curve down the line.

God Eater 2 is set for release in Japan on November 14. No word yet on an international release.

【PSP/VITA】GOD EATER:ゴッドイーター総合726喰目 [2ch]


    I only ever got to play the japanese language PSP demo of God eater 1...
    Did it actually ever get released in Australia?

      Negatory. Easily available via import, or digitally from the US PS Store.

    Im glad that there is another game on the vita... But at the same time... After seeing some Killzone gameplay on the vita, its a little saddening to see another psp port onto the vita like the many many 3ds/ps2 ports already on it...

      As excited as I am for Killzone Mercenary, this is far higher on the list. Super excited, played the pants off God Eater Burst.

        I just meant that, you know... I was kinda hoping that all vita games would... step it up a little... Not that graphics is everything, but when a 60fps PS2 port cannot run at 30fps on vita (I'm looking at you Jak) yet we have killzone running looking rely good... Makes me feel like devs havent been doing thier best on the vita just cos we dont expect them to do any better than ps2 quality games on the vita, even though it can clearly do more...

        That said im looking forward to god eater...Its a compilation of gameplay/story/characters/sound and LASTLY graphics that is where it counts, and this has it in buckets full from what Ive seen so far...

        Still hope that in the future we see less ps2/3ds quality games on a capable $299 console...

        Last edited 03/08/13 12:37 am

    Fuck man, does this website do anything but shout out that PSVita RPGs are like Monster Hunter? Have you even played any of the games in the godamn series?

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