From Mobile to Mobile

I had the honor of reviewing Hitman GO Definitive Edition for my friends over at KnerdsOnline this week. I hadn't played through the game when it originally came to phones and tablets in 2014. I had heard good things but with no attachment to the Hitman franchise, I didn't feel the need to load it onto my phone. When the follow-up Lara Croft GO came out last year, though, I picked it up and enjoyed it enough to name it #9 on my top ten games of 2015.

At PlayStation Experience, Hitman GO was announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. I played a bit of it on the show floor and figured I'd pick it up when the time came. If it was anything like Lara Croft GO, I figured I'd relish the opportunity to dive into a new series of puzzles from the Square Enix Montreal team. And sure enough I played through the whole game yesterday after work. These are the kinds of mobile games I would love to see more of on the handheld consoles like the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. I get that it's probably not worth the investment for the comparably small install base compared to iPhones and Androids but that fact that Square Enix recognized the passion of the PlayStation audience suggests that the brand awareness is also worth it.

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