[PS Vita Review] The Quiet Collection
There's nothing like a fun adventure game in the morning8.5
Last week we did short reviews for all four games in The Quiet Collection, we figured that some of you might want to read all of them in one place, so here we are! You’ll find all four reviews after the break, so get ready to read four reviews in a few minutes!
After being available on PlayStation Mobile (a service that no longer exists), Quiet, Please! has been re-released as part of the Quiet Collection, a PS Vita collection that includes four adventure games in a single package. Since each game is relatively short, we decided to do a short review for each game in the collection. Let’s get started!
After an annoying day at school, you just want some peace and quiet. But everything at home is so noisy! Dad is channel surfing, Mom is on the phone and your pesky kid brother won’t go to bed!
Nostatic Software presents Quiet, Please!, a short adventure game where you take control of a little girl who just wants some peace and quiet after a crappy day at school. The problem is that everyone in the house is set on making as much noise as possible! She must, therefore, do everything she can to eliminate all the annoying noise that is bothering her.
This means she’ll need to make sure her little brother stops running around messing things up so that he can finally go to sleep, find a way to make her mother stop talking so loud on the phone and get her dad away from the TV. Those are the main goals but to succeed you’ll need to search around the house for items that can help you solve smaller puzzles that will open the way to the bigger solutions.
Quiet, Please! is a short and sweet adventure game that you will probably finish in 15-20 minutes at most. There is no save option, so be sure to put your PS Vita in sleep mode if you’re going to take a break. The minimalistic graphics are charming in their own way, and I definitely had fun during my time with the game.
Welcome to our review for Quiet Christmas, the second game included in The Quiet Collection on PlayStation Vita. If you missed yesterday’s review for Quiet, Please! be sure to check it out to learn more about the game!
It’s Christmas Eve and you just want to go to bed and wake up on Christmas morning. But the tree is broken, the house is too cold, Mr. Peabody’s tacky Xmas display is annoying and as always your brother won’t go to bed.
Quiet Christmas brings us back to the same house from Quiet, Please!, but this time around the problem is that the little girl wants to go to sleep so that she can wake up in Christmas morning to open up her presents. But, as was the case last time, there’s too much noise around the house that won’t make it possible. On top of that, there’s stuff missing that is keeping this from being a proper Christmas.
Will you be able to fix things or will you need to suffer through an endless night that is keeping you from enjoying the lovely Christmas presents that will be waiting for you under the tree once the sun rises? Quiet Christmas is also a short game that should take you around 15-20 minutes to complete, and there is no way to save so be sure not to quit to the menu if you want to take a break!
Quiet Christmas was just as fun as Quiet, Please! I liked the new puzzles and the changes made to the house really make it fit with the Christmas theme. It’s a perfect fit for the PS Vita, and it will help to scratch that adventure game itch.
Welcome to a new short review for a game included in The Quiet Collection. Today we’ll be talking about Vacation Vexation, one of the two longer games in the collection. If you missed on our previous reviews, be sure to check Quiet, Please! and Quiet Christmas. All caught up? Then come right in!
Ah, the family seaside vacation. Sun, sand and… annoyances galore. Explore, solve puzzles and play arcade mini-games.
After two games spent running around the little girl’s house, this time around we embark on a journey to a new setting. Who doesn’t like to go on vacation to the beach? Unfortunately, once there the little girl finds out that everything she planned to do at the beach isn’t going to happen… unless she starts to make some changes, and fast!
Gameplay remains the same, which means you’ll need to explore everywhere to find the right item for each of the puzzles. Vacation Vexation is a longer game, but luckily there is a save feature that will allow you to continue at another time if you feel like taking a break (or if your Vita’s battery runs out).
There are several clever puzzles in Vacation Vexation, and the longer game (which will take you around 40-60 minutes to complete) means there are now even more puzzles than before. I had a lot of fun in the new beach setting, and luckily the number of items in the game never became too much to handle. Even though there is no inventory system, the location isn’t big enough as to lose one of the items.
It’s Halloween – a time to dress up, carve pumpkins and amass glorious amounts of candy. Let nothing stop you from getting your fair share!
Who doesn’t like Candy? After the little girl found a way to get some sleep, celebrate a proper Christmas where what matters the most is opening the presents in the morning, and taking a short but sweet vacation to the beach, it is time for her to dress up and collect some candy from all the houses in the neighborhood as she goes on a Trick or Treat rampage!
Step one for your plan is to secure all the items needed for making a costume for the little girl, as well as one costume for her brother. The more items you find, the more costumes you’ll be able to make, and this will make it easier for you to fill the candy bowl in the house with all of your sweet, sweet riches. Luckily this time around there is a wardrobe in the little girl’s room you can use to store some of the items you find so there’s less backtracking overall, and once you make a costume you’ll have more room in there for new items.
As was the case with Vacation Vexation, Candy, Please¡ is also 40-60 minutes long and you can save your progress as you go. This means that if you play and complete all four games in the collection, you’ll get a chance to enjoy, say, approximately 2 to 3 hours of content which is great considering the price for the collection.