Submitted by 32froshes 976d ago | opinion piece

Did Black Ops Declassified Kill The Vita?

The Vita is an impressive little device, and it has a boatload of potential, but developers haven't shown an excessive amount of enthusiasm for Sony's latest handheld. A steady stream of titles has made its way on to the system, but very few of them have maximized the Vita's potential, or made the little console worth investing in. (Industry, PS Vita, Sony)

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NeverEnding1989  +   976d ago
SONY made its own bed.
Godchild1020  +   976d ago
...And had Activision and Nihilitsic lay on it.
animegamingnerd  +   976d ago
can't... resist... making.. sex joke
joab777  +   976d ago
Its terrible. First off, ppl want to have black ops in the go. If it has to b something else, damn, they hav made enough money, make a good game.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   975d ago
I'm waiting for game loft to hit the mobile dev app and put modern combat domination or any of the hundreds of free or .99 games on the app stores for use on the vita. Some of those games on phones are really good for what they are they just need the buttons to work properly. Zombie gunship on that screen with buttons instead of screen swipes = 😁
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andibandit  +   975d ago
How do you make your bed, when it's a bed of nails?.
INehalemEXI  +   969d ago
my bad
lilbroRx  +   976d ago
Nah, trying to compete with Nintendo did that....in before massive disagrees and bubble downs.
NewMonday  +   976d ago
What is it with Nintendo fans and the constant negativity recently ?
thaimasker  +   976d ago
same can easily be said for the other side of the spectrum as well.
CalvinKlein  +   976d ago
how is that negativity sony fanboy? Its true. How does stating the truth make him a nintendo fanboy? I havea VITA and it is dying slowly and having crap devs make one of its biggest games is not helping it.

Whats with the sony fanboys and playing the victim and getting all butthurt over the TRUTH.

You want to see constant negativity? Go into any 360 article and read the stupid sony fanboy comments.

Articles and comments about sony doing poorly are not being negative, they are accepting the truth.
NewMonday  +   976d ago
Well so much for trying to be respectful and saying Nintendo "fans".

This is supposed to be a great time for them with a new console out, I look forward to hear about the experience .

And sorry for invading a Nintendo game discussion
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   976d ago

The INFAMOUS "truth" a lot of people like to throw around here when it comes to Sony negativity.

So it's the TRUTH that the Vita is dead because it was trying to compete with Nintendo?

lol I guess it's the TRUTH that the PSP was a failure the moment it launched too despite selling 70+ million units since trying to compete Nintendo equates to a killed system by default because it's apparently DA TRUTH that we must all accept.

Absurdity at it's finest lol.
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nugnugs  +   976d ago
Can I please comment on how the term 'Butt hurt' has gotten old extremely quickly and makes me squirm with irritation everytime some pre-pube troll uses it.
It's like the kid in the playground (or Cartman) who heard a naughty word from their older brother and wont.stop.f'ing.using.it.
I'm not claiming to be the decider of cool things here, but i just associate this word with dicks now.
SilentNegotiator  +   975d ago

As developers tell Wii U's fortune of short-lived third party support due to disappointing specs, gamers learn that they have another sub-to-720p HD console, etc....they feel and act like cornered animals.
jrbeerman11  +   976d ago
Sony is trying to create a new market by targeting hardcore gamers. "console quality on the go"

Problem is hardcore gamers want good games and its hard to get development without a good adoption rate. They are also starving for new consoles and new tech, not familiar tech in small package. they also want that killer app/exclusive.

im not saying 3ds has nothing for hardcore, but its bread and butter is kids. families that want to buy their kids videogames without tieing up TVs makes a DS or 3DS PERFECT.

Vita doesnt have that, yes they have games for young kids (lbp, modnation), but not mario/zelda/donkeykong or nintendos reputation. Nintendo's name says family all over it, not sony.

Vita is also expensive especially the memory. Price drop is needed, (i got black friday assassins creed bundle to finally be sold)

lets hope that both 3DS and Vita can coexist, nintendo fans should want vita to be successful as well because competition benefits the consumer.
Norrison  +   976d ago
You can say the same about the Wii U, give the Vita some time, after playing persona 4 I realized there can be good games for it, when sony cuts the price again it will sell a lot more trust me.
PopRocks359  +   976d ago
The Vita's not even dead yet, you nut. However, I do believe that this game was overall a detriment to the platform. It doesn't need these spinoffs. And it doesn't need PS3 ports either. It needs new and original content. As does ANY platform.
guitarded77  +   976d ago | Well said
I'm interested by the Vita negativity. I love my Vita, and I'm a 35 year old man... It's the first handheld I've ever really, REALLY enjoyed as an adult. It has the best quality games of any handheld device IMO, I can watch movies on the go, check out Facebook, check my e-mail, watch YouTube. There is a deep catalog between the Vita, PSP, PSOne, Mini and PS Mobile games. The feature set is awesome, the display is beautiful. Yet for some reason, I seem to be the one missing something. Apparently the Vita is a piece of s#!t, but I and everyone I know that actually owns one is blindly in love with it. I'll pull out my Vita at university, and people will drop their iPads and 3DSs to check it out, then say how they'd like to have one, but just don't have the finances at the moment. Everyone I know who has one or tries one really likes the Vita. I think negativity from sites is unwarranted. The Vita is great, and the game catalog is growing. So, maybe sales aren't the best, but that's often the case with all entertainment mediums. If liking Vita makes me stupid for whatever reason, then call me stupid and let me enjoy my games in stupid bliss.
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Anon1974  +   976d ago
I'm 38 an also loving my Vita. For me it's nice to get up with the kids early in the morning, sit them down in front of Blue's Clues for their daily TV and have a cup of coffee while enjoying Gravity Rush or Uncharted on the couch before starting my work day. It's relaxing and the games I've played so far are excellent.

However, we should be used to this negativity by now after all the Blu-Ray is dead/PS3 is Dead/PSP is Dead/3D is dead/Vita is dead... on and on it goes. The thing hasn't even been out a year yet worldwide and people are falling all over themselves to proclaim it's doom. They took a short break for the Wii-U launch, not it's back to reminding us what a failure the Vita is.

Funny, I wonder how many of those who wrote the hundreds of PS3/PSP/Blu-Ray doom articles ever went back and said "Oops. Our bad."?
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solid_warlord  +   976d ago
U must be in one university full of stupendous nerds. My little bro had vita which he reasontly sold after playing the crappy Black Ops declassified. Crap games, over priced games, over priced hardware..i remember how big Sony was since PS1 and PS2 days.. Today they have sunk soo low. I guess theres no smoke without fire. They only have themselves to blame. Sony is no longer a trusted brand. If they fail next gen then, Sony is dead.
guitarded77  +   976d ago
@ solid_warlord

I'll assume your comment wasn't just a troll, and humor you for a moment. You open with a bigoted and very simpleminded statement... "nerds"... seriously, what is this 1985? I am getting my second degree in computer science, so yeah, if by "nerds" you mean people that are clearly smarter than you and have incomes you could only dream of, then you are correct.

You go on to talk about how your brother didn't like CoD Declassified, which in reality isn't a great game, and sold his Vita. You know, my brothers like a lot of thinks I don't like and vice versa, but I, as well as them don't base our opinions off each other's experiences. You should try it sometime... it's called being an individual.

Finally you close with talking about Sony like it cheated on you and killed your mom. Just because Sony is dead to you, it doesn't mean Sony is dead to everyone else. Sony is making great exclusives for gamers to enjoy while you sit around being pissed off for whatever reason. Good luck with that.
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Aceman18  +   976d ago
39 here and i love my Vita i play it everyday im traveling to/from work. when im on lunch im either playing AC:L, Ragnarok Odyssey or any of the older games i purchased to go along with the PSP, and PS1 games.

i could give two sh*ts what fanboy haters say the Vita is everything i wanted in a handheld system. the best $300 I've spent. i wouldn't let a crappy game like black ops stop me from enjoying my Vita.
admiralvic  +   975d ago
I don't see whats to be interested in... as I've posted in several of these topics, these articles are trash we should down vote and try to REMOVE from this site (as I typically do).

All of these articles look at some trivial detail...

"big game" failed. Cause Assassins Creed Liberation is in the same ballpark, yet we only hear about Declassified... a game I don't think anyone expected to be good. Esp when they announced there wouldn't be zombies and the developers history.
No future. People seem to expect that the latest console will have something new every week and several big name titles a year.
Sales are low. Guess what, because the game / system didn't match CoD in terms of sales, it's clearly failing.
Price Drop PLZ. Regardless of how much the device is actually worth, if there is a cheaper option, then the more expensive one is by default over priced.

There are more common topics, but these articles usually focus on one of them and score a lot of hits / views due to the 2 factions fighting. They did this for the 3DS and now everyone acts like the 3DS has been a day 1 success and COMPLETELY overlook the first awful year.
Sithlord-Gamble  +   975d ago
I agree. Im 32 & i play this more than my ps3 these days. I love being able to play whenever/wherever i want. I even brought it with me to play while standing in lines for black friday.

For gamers with kids/family this thing is a godsend and heres to hoping that more people realize theres alot more to the Vita besides negative articles.

There ARE great games available that make this a very enjoyable handheld ... and for the record, i thought BO:D was halfway decent.
cpayne93  +   975d ago
I just got my Vita and the thing is a beast. Loving Uncharted GA right now, not perfect but it feels like a console uncharted 90% of the time. After that I will get gravity rush and Wipeout, having plus with the vita and ps3 is an incredible deal. I loved the unit 13 demo, the way you could manipulate enemies was awesome, so I plan to get that at some point, even if there is no competitive multiplayer. Looking forward to killzone, tearaway, and soul sacrifice next year.
himdeel  +   975d ago
I agree 100% with Guitarded. The Vita is my favorite handheld since the original Gameboy.
OrangeStar  +   976d ago
Exactly PopRocks359. The Vita is a pretty awesome console.

The Vita needs way more games - good ones.

Perhaps even a Borderlands/Dead Island type game would be the Vita killer app that would boost the Vita to where it needs to be.
Nerdmaster  +   976d ago

"but I and everyone I know that actually owns one is blindly in love with it"

I know one person who owns a Vita. Me. And I don't really like it. There still isn't a single game that made me say "wow, I'm glad I bought a Vita". I paid for PS Plus, so let's see if in the coming months they give me any great games.
Shikoro  +   976d ago
Of all the great games that have released on the Vita, none has made you glad that you bought it? Not even Gravity Rush, Sound Shapes, LBPV, ACL, Uncharted? And those are just a few of the heavy hitters, not to mention the bunch of smaller titles which are equally beautiful and awesome to play.

I'd hate to have your taste...
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MetalProxy  +   976d ago
lol, cool story. I guess I better sell mine because you dont like the games on the vita.
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Nerdmaster  +   976d ago
Gravity Rush - played the demo, looks good, but not great. I'll play the full version someday, as I got it from PS Plus.
Sound Shapes - saw videos, didn't understand it, was planning to buy it to see it with my own eyes, but after PS Plus launched, I'll wait for it to be offered through the service.
LBP - I hate the floaty gameplay of the past games of the series and I don't think it'll be different on this version.
ACL - got tired of Assassin's Creed after Brotherhood.
Uncharted - Played U2, never finished it. Bought this one for Vita (because I found a really cheap used one in Japan), but I didn't like it enough to play for more than maybe one hour.

"So why did you buy a Vita?" you may ask. Well, in my country Vita (and games in general) is very expensive, so I bought it during my trip to Japan, as it was way cheaper than here. I bought it expecting good RPGs like the PSP got. Unfortunately, the only good one released until now was Persona 4. P3 for PSP was kind of good, so I'll buy P4 eventually, but there are many other games on other platforms I want to play before that. Especially now, after great Steam promotions.

Did I ever say that nobody likes Vita because I don't like its games? If I said so, please tell me when and where. I said that I don't know anybody that owns a Vita besides myself, and I don't like it. Do you like it? Good. Can you let me keep my right to say that I don't like it (yet)? Good.
Kingthrash360  +   975d ago
* pauses persona4 golden*
Soooooooooooooooooooooo you own a vita but don't play it because you haven't finished or dont like the console cousins of the game.
Then you think your opinion matters when judging the vita.
You do understand that's like judging a bikini contest but only looking at their ankles... Right. Smh.
** un-pause**
Nerdmaster  +   975d ago
But of course I'll judge a game based on the previous games of its series. If I didn't like the previous LittleBigPlanet games, and the videos show that it's almost the same, why would I waste my money buying it? If I didn't like Uncharted 2 enough to finish it and the Vita one is so similar, how could I like it?

Look, you people may love the games Vita has now, but look at all the people saying "Vita needs a killer app to make people buy it". So many people agree that Vita still doesn't have it. I'm just saying that. If people continue to shout "Vita needs a killer app", none of the games you listed fill that position.

I'm not saying that Vita only has bad games. WipeOut 2048 is fun. Gravity Rush, as I said, seems good judging by the demo I played. I plan to buy Persona 4 one day. Sound Shapes got me intrigued. It's just that none of its games makes me think "if I didn't have a Vita, I would buy it to play this game". And every console or portable I ever had, had at least one game like this.
Bowzabub  +   975d ago
36 here and my 16 gig is filled to the brim. Still need to pick up AC:L & NFS. Best handheld I have ever held.
Y_5150  +   975d ago
I see two games that has started that. MM new game tearaway and the recently released Gravity Rush. Both are original and appealing to me! :)
Abash  +   976d ago
Yes it did, now Killzone Mercenary, Tearaway, Soul Sacrifice, etc. wont be releasing next year all thanks to one third party game!

In all seriousness though, despite Black Ops Declassified being a bad game the CoD Vita bundle is still moving in sales charts. So its helping the Vita if anything
lilbroRx  +   976d ago
Yeah this is a ridiculous article. Most people don't buy consoles for ports.

The thing I find odd is that there are a TON of articles like this for the Wii U but people actually promote them.

It makes no sense.

Its safe that BO:D is not going to change anybodies minds about wanting a Vita one way or the other.
izumo_lee  +   976d ago
Persona 4 Golden proves the Vita is capable of great things. We need more developers to take the chance like they use to in the old days & make games for it despite what the sales number says.

When the PS1 debuted there were many doubters if that system would be a success. Sony convinced many developers to take the chance with the new system & well we all know what happened there.

The same can be said with the Vita, will it do 3DS numbers or any Nintendo handheld numbers of course not but it can still be a successful platform nonetheless.
jrbeerman11  +   976d ago
This.... calling it dead is jumping the gun, it hasnt been out for a year yet. It has had a slow adoption rate, but lets see how it does this holiday.

I feel like its market is different than 3ds. just like ps3 is different than the wii.

I will say that a good COD game would have been HUGE and its a missed opportunity. but it wasnt the only thing the vita was hanging on. plus its still selling units (not everyone reads reviews)

I hope sony tries more cross platform like playstation all stars, and fixes remote play. those would certainly help. PSN+ helps a ton too.

I picked up a vita last week because of 3 things: the awesome $200 deal on creed bundle, ps+, and persona 4.
izumo_lee  +   976d ago
Who is it to say that another Call of Duty is not gonna be on the Vita? Activision did not support Declassified as much cause they had the main series to advertise & promote. So if Sony & Activision finally have an agreement to make a proper game of the franchise it will benefit both parties one would think. Sony will have their system seller & Activision will have the title of being the company to 'save' the Vita.

Declassified as we can see it clearly now was a quick cash in for the company & the sales of that game are 'bonus' for them. Nihilistic was probably chosen to do it cause the contract was cheap & since they had somewhat experience with Resistance it was supposedly easy for them to make that game in 5 months.

Remote play is an option but from what i can tell it is very limited mainly due to the need to program a game to support that feature, & since time is money not many developers have the manpower or resources to do so.

What might put Vita on the map for many is the acqusition of Gaikai. Whatever Sony is planning with that service seeing it on the Vita will greatly help things. The ability to run demos, stream videos anywhere is what the Vita is made for & makes it an even more attractive purchase.

So yeah i believe whenever Sony & Gaikai are ready to implement the service it will greatly benefit the Vita more so than the PS3 or whatever next gen console they have.
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Der_Kommandant  +   976d ago
Nihilistic did it!
kopicha  +   976d ago
"Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation were perfectly passable, but lackluster in comparison to their big brothers" After this sentence the whole article become pointless to even further read it. Again comparing to big brother. wtf? It's a freaking handheld. Not sure when will they learn. That's why I feel that the gaming industry is a disaster these days with journalist of such quality.
CaptCalvin  +   976d ago
I don't think that's an unfair comparison at all. The games weren't held back by technical limitations. Most of the gripe with those games is with the bland stories and weird concepts that try too hard to show off the Vita's unique features, loosing focus in the process.
BlaqMagiq24  +   975d ago
Journalists treating the Vita like it's supposed to be an exact copy of the PS3 just because it's a current gen Sony product. It's this kind of stupidity that's been going around journalism like a disease and unfornately not going away anytime soon. Tbh journalism ruined this gen.
megamanX2  +   976d ago
sony should stop making games and worry about its own future instead.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   976d ago
***"sony should stop making games"***

LOL An anti-sony gamer's dream.
ceballos77mx  +   976d ago
I bet you'd be happy when Sony leaves and apple enters with a new console every year.

And if they don't make games or systems how are going to improve their future?
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AcidKill  +   976d ago
And the price range would be minimum around.....990$
Cam977  +   976d ago
What is up with all of this negativity?
"The Vita has died, Xbox live is a failure..."
This site sucks!
tiffac008  +   976d ago
Don't forget all the Wii U is doomed articles. I swear its like some people wants the industry to fail as a whole. Too much focus of the negativity to feed the all the hate within the gaming community.
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Cam977  +   976d ago
Exactly! I honestly think it's just for hits; "5 reasons GTA:V will fail" is an obvious attempt for easy revenue. If I remember correctly, it was written horribly, that came as no surprise!
Kennytaur  +   976d ago
No, and this article isn't helping.
GraveLord  +   976d ago
No, it probably saved it. Week 1 sales are 100k+.
I've seen ads for the Black Ops bundle everywhere and it was $199 for Black Friday, there should have been a mini explosion in sales.

Without Black Ops Declassified, Sony wouldn't have any game to market to the masses in this important holiday season.
Mykky  +   976d ago
I'm still waiting for more games worth buying for the Vita. I had my hopes up for both Uncharted and AC: Liberation, but they seemed disappointing and as I had a PS3 I was just fine with AC3 and the other Uncharted games instead. (I'm sure they are good games but not as good as they could have been)
Gravity Rush and Persona 4 looks very interesting but I still need a last push in order to get a Vita.

What made me get the 3DS was future Zelda games and KH DDD. Kid Icarus and Mario 3D Land is also experiences that can't be had on the Wii. (Not to mention Mario Kart 7, Paper Mario, Luigi's Mansion, Animal Crossing, Resident Evil and Nintendo giving me 40 free retro games)

The Vita is by no doubt superior to the 3DS in terms of hardware but it needs more games to utilize it. Where is games like Dexter, Monster Hunter, Ratchet and Clank and KH BBS?

When the PS3 also gets the same games as the Vita (Metal Gear, All Stars, Sly) I see no point in getting it.
g-nome  +   976d ago
No it didn't. Still better than the 3ds or iPad.
momthemeatloaf  +   976d ago
No, the Vita was already dead
-Gespenst-  +   976d ago
I wonder if it's a conspiracy on the part of Activision to try and get rid of the Vita...
josephayal  +   976d ago
only the vita? all consoles
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Carni  +   976d ago
I think a survival zombie game could be a killer app sony just have to watch the zombieU mistakes and dead island Mistakes and there you go a perfect survival zombie game on the go ^^ i hope one day we have a survival zombie game on the go...
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TisMayo  +   976d ago
New original IPs like Mm's new one will drive the Vita foward. LBP is also very interesting. I will definitely get a Vita soon.
iNathan  +   976d ago
How does a Game kills a Console?
Doesnt make any Sense.
RockmanII7  +   976d ago
Shenmue says hi, though that was a totally different situation than CoD:BO:D on the Vita.
DarkHeroZX  +   976d ago
lol the reviews for this game is bad but as a gamer the thing that matters in a COD game is solid and that's the online. This game did the exact opposite of killing the Vita, but instead greatly sparked interest. The average gamer doesn't follow reviews they just buy what they like and people love COD.
liquidgravity  +   976d ago
I picked this up for my Vita and actually think its pretty cool. Dont know why everyone has to throw hate towards the game. I thinks its pretty dame good for being a handheld verson. People this days expect waaay to much. Of course it wont be as bad ass as its consoles counter part but come on, pretty dame good first try for the vita if ya ask me. This gets a low score all around the web yet COD BO2 sells like crazy and gets great reviews. It kills me how they can keep on putting the same game out over and over and people still buy it and prase it. I feel out of COD when MW2 was released. Same shit over and over...it'll take Battlefield please!
Playstation4LyFe  +   976d ago
Ignorant comment of the month... KILLED THE VITA?? U kiddin me... get a real job and stop posting these garbage articles, your opinion matters to no one champ
SprigganN4G  +   976d ago
Give the vita some time, ps3 all over again.
SqueezedWeazel  +   975d ago
Loving my Vita, my lil underdog... Loving the games, not loving the little time I have to play them all... Anyways, a lot of these people put so much energy into finding what they hate, they don't give themselves time to let themselves have fun ... Oh well their loss.
tubers  +   975d ago
Vita is not dead.. but will never catch up to Nintendo's wider appeal.. :)

As long as Sony hits their sales target, then I'd be really happy for the system.

Hope Square Enix gives the VITA some massage because of its stiff sales.
Kingthrash360  +   975d ago
Dumb article.....no game has ever killed a system...ever. They kill dev company's as it did in this case. I actually like the game myself, single player sucks ass but I got it for the online play which is butterzzz.
Articles like this shit here gives reviewers power. The game got bad reviews, yes. The game was bad? no. Was it great? no. Was it better than resistance? yes. Did it get better reviews? no. Why?
Because reviewers wanted to make an example out of this game.
I know the vita haters will disagree and that's fine but ask yourself and please reply to this question
Name one handheld FPS ( when I say handheld I mean 3ds,ds,psp... People tend to think a tablet counts as a gaming handheld but its not .....it's a tablet.) that's better than cod? And then compare why.
MikeMyers  +   975d ago
So basically what you're saying is even though people say Vita is for serious gamers, unlike tablets, it still can't do shooters very well?

This is the pickle Sony is in with the Vita. It's marketed as a high end portable gaming device. Yet many feel it still can't compete well with current consoles that sell for less. On top of that we have games like this that waters down the most popular franchise. By the way, I blame Activision on this, not Sony. It appears this game was rushed to make it out for the Christmas season.

I see far more value and myself spending far more time with my PS3 than with a Vita. That's not to suggest Vita is not worth it but we all only have so much free time and I'd rather spend it on my PS3 and get the superior gaming experiences.

On a different subject, people don't like to be part of something they thing is projected as negative. It may sound silly but it's true. The Vita has had negative support since it was released. It does not have that must have factor like Apple seems to have nailed. There is no momentum built up around Vita. I imagine Nintendo will be in their glory about how well the 3DS did this holiday season. Sony will try and make the most out of Vita sales but consumers will not feel positive about the product. No matter how many N4G members come to its aid it won't make any difference. The media plays a large role and released sales data also supports the negative or the positive atmosphere around products.
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Kingthrash360  +   975d ago
Ok, I hear your opinion and I respect it.
First, lets not forget that the vita is in its infant stage. Less than a year old.
That said, to answer your first question- yes I believe the vita can and WILL produce great FPS in it future.... Example- have you played Far Cry 1? It was one of ps3's first FPS. Got bad to ok ratings. Played ok, I liked it kinda. I beat it so it couldn't have been that bad. Devs didn't grab hold of the ps3's /Xbox 360 potential yet so especially by today's standards its a shitty looking game. Today that game is getting 9's and 10's on the same system. They're even saying its the FPS of the year no less, right off of BLOPs release. This is proof of my point. I can go all day, compare uncharted with uncharted3, or halo 3 with 4. The only game I'd say slipped up is cod, In my opinion cod2 kills all other cods. Point is early games are always the worst. Give it time.

What handheld HAS NOT watered down a console game? That said what hand held has gotten closer than the vita to consoles? Current consoles? None.

I spend more time at work so I'm on my vita/3ds more then my home consoles. I choose not to have a console/handheld Preference it easier that way I just enjoy games. Not saying you should do the same, do you, but don't put down others for doing them.

Your right people don't like to be apart of the negativity. Myself included. No one should. Somebody tell me I made a bad Purchase with the vita and I may punch their teeth out. Lol naw but that comes with the territory in gaming now. People wanna down the very thing they love people get butthurt. People wanna feel superior over others.... Me I own all consoles/handhelds, love them all too. I want them all to be successful because I want to still play them when I'm 100. But that's me. Ill let the negative dicks be them.
...... Oh and u still didn't answer my question.
MikeMyers  +   975d ago
Point 1,
Sure some FPS have done poorly on consoles but others have already proven to work quite well dating all the way back to Goldeneye. Now consoles can compete with PC's on another level, online multiplayer. What you are suggesting is no FPS 'yet' has been done well on any handheld device, including the Vita.

Point 2,
Difference is Sony has marketed Vita as a high end portable device. They even have games that cross play with one another. Trouble is the bigger franchises still seem inferior on Vita. The price of Vita is also the same as a PS3 and it came out years after. We are starting to really blur the lines with portable devices and game consoles. Vita can do cross play, the Wii U can give a somewhat portable gaming experience as well. We are also seeing huge improvements in technology even in smartphones on an annual basis. The problem with Vita is it's supposed to be a device that will last roughly 5 years and it can't really compete on a level playing field with the PS3 that is 6 years old and cost the same amount to the consumer. This isn't a knock to the Vita, it's a realization of how things have changed over the years and could possibly explain why Vita isn't doing as well as it should commercially. Having a huge franchise like Black Ops do poorly on Vita is not going to help matters. It's the same thing that happened to the Wii, serious gamers didn't support it and got their multiplat titles on the PC or Xbox 360 and PS3 instead.

Point 3,
Why would I put down anyone who enjoys portable gaming? That isn't what I'm saying. I am simply saying I prefer the immersion of gaming at home, on the big screen. I view portable gaming differently where it comes in short bursts which the IOS devices have really gotten a hold of with the consumer and something Nintendo still does very well. Sony is conflicting a home experience with a portable one once again. They want to be seen as a high end portable device with a high price tag but still an inferior way of playing those games when compared to consoles and the PC.

Your last point,
There is far too much negativity out there and the media is partly to blame. We also see a lot of it within the forums. How many here on N4G actually want the Wii U to succeed for example? We see it all the time, they vent about how Vita is treated yet are so eager to downplay the Wii U or the Xbox 360. We don't need to be taking sides when we all share one common theme and that is gaming as a form of entertainment. However some see supporting certain camps as their forms of entertainment.

As for your question I can't really answer since I haven't played this new Call of Duty on Vita to compare. What I can go by is reviews all suggesting it's not that great and that the development was very short (less than a year). I don't really care for any FPS on portable devices because I don't see them as a great experience because A) the online play is inferior compared to PC's and consoles and B) even though the sticks for Vita is the best available for portable gaming it still can't compare to PC's and consoles with a better controller and a bigger screen. You already admitted the list of good FPS is thin, so you answered your own question.
SqueezedWeazel  +   975d ago
Kingthrash360 speaks the truth...... Well said.
Pana  +   975d ago
The consumer's fault for not picking up the superior Persona 4 Golden which is going for Metacritic's game of the year at the moment.
Lethalsuperhuman  +   975d ago
It didnt kill the vita, it made Sony realize dont really on developers with a bad history of making bad games.
Ser  +   975d ago
Uhhhh...NO? I'm playing Persona 4 RIGHT NOW...
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