I downloaded the Super Monkey Ball demo last night & gave it a spin & I don't really know what to think. I tried the gyro controls which didn't work for me at all whereas the left stick option was ok. I then tried the advance courses. Yikes.
I was going to cancel my preorder this morning but then I read the Pocketgamer review & now I'm not so sure.
http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/ ... sp?c=45104
This is why I only use reviews as a basic guide, there is plenty of talk in it of the new AR and camera features, the reviewer talks about the new modes, and the themed worlds, but precious little on how the game actually plays, except to mention the motion controls are no good, and neither is the camera, and how the difficulty has been ramped up since the 3DS game, which apparently is a good thing, not in my book, frustration sets in very quickly when a game like this gets overly difficult, he does mention the awkward menu system, which did not bother me much at all.
There is no talk on how the bananas seem strangely resistant to being collected some of the time, by that I mean I would often find myself going up a slope to collect one, only to miss it by a whisker, as I inexplicably ducked down at the last second, usually plummeting off the edge in the process. I certainly would not describe the game as a great one from what I have played.
I have also been playing Resistance Burning Skies, good grief it looks terrible to my eyes, really not much of an improvement over PSP graphics, also the game is really just run from one area to another clear out some aliens, and repeat, with the occasional boss fight thrown in, I collected the easiest silver trophy ever, just shoot some big brute in the arm until he explodes, did not get hit once! thank God I only paid £15 using a token in Blockbuster, and the same team is doing the new Call of Duty game...oh dear!
Also got Unit 13 in the same store for only £14.99, quite enjoying this, although it is only playing through some unrelated levels for points, really quite good though for the price.