Submitted by MizzyST 636d ago | opinion piece

10 Vita Games To Avoid This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving weekend has passed as well as its abundance of crazy deals, but now you have a shiny, new PS VIta system on your lap without a library to support it. You might have bought it in a bundle including a game like Assassin's Creed III: Liberation or Uncharted: Golden Abyss, however those can't be the only games you'll play on your $180+ (depending on how much you got it for) portable powerhouse. (Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, FIFA 13, Little Deviants, PS Vita, Resistance: Burning Skies, Ridge Racer Vita)

Godchild1020  +   637d ago
In the title you have the word "Avoid" in it, but show have 3 of the best games on the Vita as the image/header of the article.

I still stand by COD: Declassified. The game is not as bad as the reviews make it out to be, the game is over priced though.
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MizzyST  +   637d ago
I honestly never considered people taking into account the games in the picture as ones on the list.
Godchild1020  +   637d ago
To me, the image kind of indicates what the article is going to be about or sometimes the direction the arthur will be taking the reader in.

It could just be me though. You know the saying ' A picture is worth a thousand words.'
NewMonday  +   637d ago
i read the headline and then looked at the pic and went "WTF?!"
guitarded77  +   636d ago
Yeah, most people are visual, and having that pic with the headline seems like troll bait.

I agree with Reality Fighters... it's a horribly broken game which should be avoided, but I disagree with Little Deviants, it's a great series of mini games which show off the Vita's feature set just like Nintendo Land does for the Wii U.
Gamerita  +   636d ago
its like writing about the worst 10 cars then putting a mercedes benz,bmw & audi pics on the title. but i no blame you man because N4G is the right place for these kind of articles.:p
kopicha  +   636d ago
agree that COD:D should not be sold that the price it is now. In fact when you comparing it to other Vita games it is also priced higher which is a bummer and kinda show stopper for people who interested to even try the game to buy it. But all that said... the game really isnt as bad as what most reviews make it up to be. At least when talking to a couple of people on PSN that actually own the game, most of them enjoyed it. Also player reviews seen on PSN average out around 4stars across different regions.
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Blaze929  +   636d ago
didn't know the Vita had that many games TO avoid.
sdozzo  +   636d ago
Those three games are free with PS+

Avoid buying...as you can get them for free (in theory).
Perjoss  +   636d ago
when did they make PS+ free?
FACTUAL evidence  +   636d ago
Not to mention, some of these titles are free for ps+. I just find it hard to take this article seriously when they named off some of the best vita games atm.....ah, whatever.
Axonometri  +   637d ago
A thousand words is not equal to one picture though...
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   637d ago
Haha, touché.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   637d ago
knifefight  +   637d ago
If you want to put money towards the gradual decline of the industry in general, yes, Black Ops Declassified is a great game -- among the best.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   637d ago
Yes yes I suppose me having so much fun in MP is a decline in gaming, yes. Gaming no longer means "having fun" anymore right?
AcidKill  +   636d ago
Don't want to be rude but you're being one of those people who just read the reviews and talks shit about the game!
I have played it. It's not an amazing game but it's fun, MP is badass.
Only the price is inappropriate IMO.
knifefight  +   636d ago
My copy was on eBay within a week there, cap ;)
Activision fooled me this time, they won't do it again.

That's really cute that you made that baseless assumption.


Better luck next time, though :)

It's sad that we live in a world where some people find it SO UNFATHOMABLE that someone could have a different opinion, that they go into such hardcore denial as to believe "Oh you didn't even play it, obviously! Everyone must love the things that I love!" How silly.
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GribbleGrunger  +   637d ago
I wonder, does the author of this article spend his day avoiding the people he dislikes or finding the people he loves? This 'half full' approach to the Vita needs to stop.
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SIdepocket  +   636d ago
Perhaps you should spend your time reading articles you agree with, gramps.
GribbleGrunger  +   636d ago
How about the games to buy this Holiday Season? Trouble is, that wouldn't be negative enough. The whole approach of the media towards the Vita smells to high heaven.
Ben_Grimm  +   636d ago
"How about the games to buy this Holiday Season?"

Well Gribble if you avoid the games on this list then you'll more than likely be buying the great games that are offered on Vita right? He's telling you what games to avoid for all Vita owners. Isn't that a good thing? He's not saying avoid ALL vita games or avoid buying a Vita.

You claim to see this "half full" approach but it's you who sees these types of articles as half empty.
Knight_Crawler  +   636d ago
@GribbleGinger - You do realize that not every game on a Sony platform is going to be AAA.

I have never seen someone dedicate so much time into defending something.
rpd123  +   636d ago
I actually like Madden 13 a lot. Yeah it's basically a port of Madden 12 with no new physics engine, but it's still the best handheld football game ever made. I also liked Resistance Burning Skies, but there was a little disappointment with that one. The rest I agree with, though.
Y_5150  +   636d ago
I feel the same as the author about Little Deviants.
Even at $17.99 on the PSstore, it's still doesn't seem worth the price for me.
TongkatAli  +   636d ago
I liked that game : ( I know i'm weird.
FreshRevenge  +   636d ago
funny thing at the moment I am playing Uncharted on my PSvita and I am enjoying it. I am enjoying it so much more that I don't have to buy it too, since I got the PS plus. Luckily your opinion doesn't constitute as being fact because this whole article is rubbish!
freezola75  +   636d ago
Bubs for you @Freshrevenge

I love UNCH: GA it's has drawn me in and I love the Uncharted series but had to take a break at 3. But since I have been immersed in this little beauty I know I am gonna go back and finish 3. So grateful for plus because I have been waiting to play Unch & Gravity Rush. But money is pretty tight but I don't have to worry about that now and it's a great thing to have.

Opinions are like well.. we know. And they pretty much all stink too. Peace
MrWegman  +   636d ago
I got the Black Friday deal from amazon (Assassin's Creed) for my son and I would like an article listing the top 10 to get for the Vita-
TheLastGuardian  +   636d ago
Persona 4 Golden
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
Gravity Rush (free w/ PS Plus)
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (free w/ PS Plus)
WipEout 2048 (free w/ PS Plus)
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (free w/ PS Plus)
Rayman Origins
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
Lumines: Electronic Symphony
Sound Shapes
Sithlord-Gamble  +   636d ago
To add:

PS All Stars
Unit 13
Hot Shots Golf
Ninja Gaiden
Metal Gear Solid HD
Need For Speed Most Wanted
Mortal Kombat
Ragnorok Odyssey

Are all solid games also.
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MrWegman  +   636d ago
Thanks- I get 3 months of PS Plus with this vita bundle- I'll check out the games with PS Plus... I guess I'll need a bigger memory card than the 4 gig it comes with....
AlphaTauri  +   636d ago
I would simply avoid the Vita .... there is no vita left in the Vita.
MastaMold  +   636d ago
@AlphaTauri, because of trolls like you this is the worst generation of video games so far and the future seems dim which is sad.

Sent from my PS Vita
AlphaTauri  +   636d ago
This generation has sold more systems and games to date.. and has some of the best games ever, so tell me again why this is the worst generation?
And if it is the worst generation ever it is because of garbage like COd for the Vita - duh. The Vita (according to Sony) is supposed to be a console experience in a handheld - that's just lame because now you're competing against consoles??? Lame product and incorrectly focused.
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Hicken  +   636d ago
You should put your Vita on the charger.

Oh, you don't have one.

So, in other words, you're just trolling.

Well, now that that's cleared up, we can all move on and enjoy our Vitas.

Except you. Cuz you don't have one.

@Ben: You haven't seen me claim ANY system dead, have you? No, you haven't. You have never and will never see ma categorically disregard any game, system, service or company, especially without some sort of reasoning to back it up.

C'mon, you gotta try harder than that.

@Alpha: I never said you had to own one to comment on it. What I said was that you're trolling, and all my words implied your claim of the Vita's death was due to your lack of owning the system.

Because those of us that HAVE Vitas actually ENJOY our systems. We're playing Persona, Uncharted, Ragnarok Odyssey, Assassin's Creed, Gravity Rush, Need for Speed, and plenty of other games.

What's the basis for your comment? Sales? Are you the one that decides what's deemed a successful number of sales and what isn't? Didn't know you worked for Sony.

Try again.

Both of you.
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Ben_Grimm  +   636d ago
So he has to have a Vita in order to comment on Vita related articles?

Sort of like how you don't own a Wii, WiiU, 3DS, 360 and yet I see your comments in those articles?
AlphaTauri  +   636d ago
Oh lord, I'm sorry I missed the part where I had to own a Vita before I could read a Vita article or comment on it - defensive childishness. So it's only "trolling" it seems when comments are deemed as negative or different? Guess what - this isn't kindergarten where the underachievers get trophy's for sub par products or performance.
MastaMold  +   636d ago
@AlphaTauri, obviously you didnt read my comment on why this is the worst generation. Yes there are great games this gen and you talk about systems that sold great but then dis the Vita.

Vita has a hard road ahead but in no way is it dead as you claim, also I never cared for COD but I cant speak for everyone.
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Myst  +   636d ago
Well Little Deviants actually looks pretty entertaining to me everything else not so sure of. Though thanks to PS+ I now have less time to even indulge in that game.
SolidGear3  +   636d ago
Kinda confused. Black Ops, Resistance and Book of Memories are some of my top reasons for wanting a Vita right now aside from Uncharted, Persona 4 and MGS HD Collection.
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chrish1990  +   636d ago
To be fair, Resistance wasn't that bad. The multiplayer was a let down, but the single player action was a decent first attempt.

Fifa 13 however, is an even bigger rip off than COD:BOD, it's the same as Fifa Football, literally the same. If I had to choose between Fifa 13 and COD:BOD, COD all the way...
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taquito  +   636d ago
there's 10 games for the vita?

lol....i kid...i kid

but seriously, make some frekaing epic rpg's for this thing already
profgerbik  +   636d ago
What the fuck? Is Persona 4 Golden not good enough for you? Is Ragnarok Odyssey not good enough for you? Is Disgaea 3 not good enough for you? Is Zero Escape not good enough for you? Is PSO 2 not good enough for you? Is Soul Sacrafice not good enough for you?

Fucking hell... If none of those get your interest what fucking RPG will? Not even a full year into release and to me that is a lot of RPG's, more than I can afford.

Japan has even more RPG's on the Vita and many of them are already planned to come over seas. So that will only add to the list and of course considering it's only been a year I am sure we will see plenty more throughout it's life span.
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profgerbik  +   636d ago
Thing that is dumb about this article even though most of it is common sense, he bases everything off of reviews he read. Which is stupid within itself.

What good journalism there... don't play the games yourself just copy and paste what everyone else says then try to act like as if your opinion should matter.
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