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#1 neoadorable

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 00:43

This has been something i've wanted for a while - a PS Vita! Those cute little analogs, the nice new slim design...but most importantly the exclusives, which Sony has shown no sign of porting to PS3/PS4. Wasn't sure i'd like PS Vita, but it's a wonderful device. The screen is a little on the small size for my older eyes, but still fine. Graphics look nice on it, and everything works great. Download speeds are somehow seemingly faster than PS4. Muramasa and Resistance downloaded and installed inside of five minutes each. They do however take up most of my tiny 8GB card. Couldn't afford a 32GB or 64GB card, those are ridiculously priced.

 

So far got Resistance Burning Skies because i love the franchise and really wanted to play this despite the lukewarm reviews/reception. Bought Killzone Mercenary physical, but haven't played it yet. Also downloaded Muramasa Rebirth and Doki Doki. Muramasa seems nice.

 

Controls are excellent, not as precise as a real Dualshock clearly but close enough. Overall impressed and glad finally made the decision to get one, i know many here have had PS Vita ages now.

 

BTW the Skype client for PS Vita is excllent - used it a lot over the weekend and it's super clear and stable, more so than my smartphone, tablet, and even desktop.

 

Anyone on the fence, now's the time!

 

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#2 Earthworm_Jim

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 00:49

I bought it to play Uncharted, then returned it, as there were no other good games I liked at the time.

 

Uncharted was fun, almost reaching PS3 quality...    but nothing else stood out.

 

Maybe I buy one at the very end of the lifecycle to check out the other exclusives.     

 

 

Where you not also supposed to get some new PS4 functionality on Vita?



#3 Hum

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 00:52

Only 5 inches .... :/

#4 SimplySchizo

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:01

All I ever use mine for is Remote Play.

Must have if you have a ps4... let the kids/wifey watch the tv while you play your ps4 via Vita in the comfort of my bed, is priceless.



#5 OP neoadorable

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:04

I bought it to play Uncharted, then returned it, as there were no other good games I liked at the time.

 

Uncharted was fun, almost reaching PS3 quality...    but nothing else stood out.

 

Maybe I buy one at the very end of the lifecycle to check out the other exclusives.     

 

 

Where you not also supposed to get some new PS4 functionality on Vita?

 

 

All I ever use mine for is Remote Play.

Must have if you have a ps4... let the kids/wifey watch the tv while you play your ps4 via Vita in the comfort of my bed, is priceless.

 

There's tons of games on it, but to each his own. Yes, i guess the PS4 remote play function is great if you have more people than TVs, but as i live by myself and use PS Vita within 10 feet of my PS4 usually, i'm not exactly the target audience for this feature!

 

 

Only 5 inches .... :/

 

I know, it sounds small, but boy the things you can get out of those five inches will BLOW you away!



#6 COKid

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:11

It ain't all about the size of the boat, it's about the motion in the ocean.  ;)



#7 Hum

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:13

 
I know, it sounds small, but boy the things you can get out of those five inches will BLOW you away!


You tease :shifty:

#8 OP neoadorable

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:18

It ain't all about the size of the boat, it's about the motion in the ocean.  ;)

 

You're from Loveland, you should know all about these things :wub:



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:21

Mine has been collecting dust for over a year. Last time I brought a game for it was Killzone Mercenary, since then, there has been a rising trend of lack of AAA titles for the device. I remember reading somewhere that Sony is actually not going to develop anymore AAA titles for the Vita because it is not selling as well as they would like, so its going to be primarily a indie gaming device. :/

I dont know how true that will be, as it has a lot of potential, but over the past 12 months at least, I have definitely seen that trend myself with the handheld. 



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:22

DO NOT BUY BORDERLANDS 2.

 

For the love of God.

 



#11 compl3x

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:23

The memory cards are the worst part about this system.

 

There are some great indies for the system. I like my Vita.



#12 OP neoadorable

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:25

Mine has been collecting dust for over a year. Last time I brought a game for it was Killzone Mercenary, since then, there has been a rising trend of lack of AAA titles for the device. I remember reading somewhere that Sony is actually not going to develop anymore AAA titles for the Vita because it is not selling as well as they would like, so its going to be primarily a indie gaming device. :/

I dont know how true that will be, as it has a lot of potential, but over the past 12 months at least, I have definitely seen that trend myself with the handheld. 

 

That could be true, but i don't mind. Quite a back catalog for me to catch up with on PS Vita, and even if nothing else comes out (which is not going to be the case, i would guess), it's mission accomplished for me. No way i'm going to my grave without playing KZ Merc, Burning Skies, Golden Abyss, Unit 13, and a few others :laugh:


DO NOT BUY BORDERLANDS 2.

 

For the love of God.

 

 

Hahaha thanks for the advice, but had no intention of doing that. Already played it 360 when it came out, and didn't much care for it back then.



#13 compl3x

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:25

Oh, get gravity rush. The controls are a little finicky at times, but it is still a good game. I hope they do a sequel and improve on the controls.



#14 OP neoadorable

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:27

The memory cards are the worst part about this system.

 

There are some great indies for the system. I like my Vita.

 

There's a lot of so-called indies for sure, but as i said for me the main reason was the "AAA" backlog on PS Vita that i wanted to catch up with, that in itself should take a few months.


Oh, get gravity rush. The controls are a little finicky at times, but it is still a good game. I hope they do a sequel and improve on the controls.

 

Gravity Rush and Golden Abyss are the two i'm kicking myself over...they were part of PS+ for months while i debated whether or not to get a PS Vita, then they expire, and i get a PS VIta...brilliant.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:31

Im not 100% sure, but I think Gravity Rush and Golden Abyss  are life-long PS+ free Vita downloads too.