Ken Levine has been talking about how he’s a huge fan of the Uncharted series – and he’s pretty hyped for the PlayStation Vita as well, saying it’s a handheld “I can play real shooters on.”
Ken Levine, the man behind Bioshock Infinite (as well as a having a back catalogue most devs would die for) has been sharing his love for all things Uncharted – and his excitement for the PlayStation Vita.
Asked if he was an Uncharted fan, Levine replied: “Yeah, of course! How can you not be an Uncharted fan? They’ve managed to make characters that are so appealing, you just love being around them. There aren’t a lot of interesting characters in video games, and that’s why Amy and Evan and their team are so good at what they do.”
He concluded: “The technology is so competent, the controls feel responsive, the characters are great…how can you not love Uncharted?”
But Uncharted was not the only thing Levine was enthusing about when he talked to PlayStation blog – the PS Vita also go its fair share of lovin’: “I’m a gamer, right? I like playing games on iPad… but deep down I want that level of control. What’s cool about PS Vita is that it seems to have all the benefits of an iPad-type device with the touchscreen and motion controls.”
“But it has dual analog sticks….and I love shooters,” he continued. “You can finally play a shooter, a real shooter, on a handheld. Seriously, that’s a hole in my soul right now. Now I’ll have something I can play real shooters on, and that’s really important to me. It’s awesome.”
Ultimately, the Vita “sort of has everything and the kitchen sink in it, which is great as a gamer.”
Don’t forget to read our hands-on with the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, as well as our preview of Levine’s own game Bioshock Infinite.