One of the most important observations that I make here - that Mercenary is possibly the only multiplayer shooter in which I actually took advantage of multiple loadouts - probably sounds minute to someone who doesn't pay much attention to games like this. It's important for illustrating just how flexible Mercenary's combat is, though. It's not a game about picking up a gun and shooting people; it's a game about picking up this gun and shooting people. Anyway, play it. It's great.
By the way, I can't stop singing Vita's praises. I bought five new systems last year and I think I'm on track to spend more time with my Vita than I have with the other four combined. It's a magnificent little portable. Hardcore types who don't have one are missing out, I'm telling you.