Submitted by -Mezzo- 1045d ago | opinion piece

Why The Playstation Vita Is The Best Thing To Happen To Me Last Year

GameStyle - Well in a gaming sense at least. Life has been pretty busy this year, I have a six year old son who does hockey training twice a week, as well as playing hockey games. It means I spend more time away from home at this point in my life, than I ever did before. That in turn means less time to sit down with a home console or PC. (PS Vita)

KimikoGaming  +   1046d ago
You will be in a treat for Persona 4 Golden, and it will definitely fill your time going to the hockey games.

It took me 93 hours to get everything I wanted to get in the first playthrough, and I still need to do a second playthrough to be able to get everything and get the rest of the trophies.
izumo_lee  +   1045d ago
I need a few more lines to get that 'Hardcore Risette' trophy but for me i spent over 200+ hours on the game to max out some of my most used Personas.

The game made me rememember how great the original game was & it made me sad that a lot of people missed the game cause it came out so late into the life of the PS2.

I even shed a few tears during my playthrough just cause of the heartwarming & brilliant writing of this game. A legendary experience to say the least.

It is a shame that many are not aware of the brillance of the Vita cause of fanboy glasses & just plain lack of knowledge of what is available on the system. There are many many high quality games on the Vita that people fail to see.
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vikingland1  +   1045d ago
Well said and I agree. There is alot of good gaming to be had on the Vita.
poo342947294792  +   1045d ago
the vita changed my life and made me the man I always wanted to be it sold me on sony and now I hail to kevin buttler tv ads ohhh the joy the joy praise be vita
Ultr  +   1045d ago
KimikoGaming  +   1045d ago
Did you know about the lawsuit filed by Sony against Kevin Butler because he was in a video that had Mario Kart in it?
imXify  +   1045d ago
People just can't understand how the Vita is awesome :P
Protagonist  +   1045d ago
Bradley Marsh did ;)

Great article and Bradley just wait until you try Soul Sacrifife... beyond awesome. The demo alone has replay value!
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1045d ago
Most of my gaming highlights last year were played on my Vita.
I still get excited just thinking about Gravity Rush!.....that sounded wrong.
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1045d ago
Failing to see how that sounds wrong =__=
Ultr  +   1045d ago

well sounds like a part of him got excited...

yeah really, I also fail to see how that sounds wrong :D :D its totally justified

Gravity Rush... I would download everysingle extraepisode! got 100% of everything in there. such a great title
Sketchy_Galore  +   1045d ago
After getting a Vita for Xmas I have to agree with most of this article. I've barely touched my PS3 since I got the Vita (but I'm sure that'll change once this year's big titles start appearing or at least once I get Ni No Kuni). Thanks to ps plus I already had an amazing bunch of games to play the moment I picked it up too. From the big hitters like Uncharted and Gravity rush to amazing low key games like Mutant blobs attack but the absolute best thing on it for me though is the ability to play PS1 classics. They look great on the little screen with bilinear filtering and it's great to be able to lie in bed for half an hour before sleeping and do a little questing in a classic JRPG.
doogiebear  +   1045d ago
I ordered a vita the week that vita got ps plus. I looked through my download list and discovered I have a backlog of 56 games ready to play on my Vita (since I had ps plus for 2 years--collecting ps1, ps mini, etc games). So on day one of owning my vita, i had 56 games, and there was a sale on psn that same week for Valkyria Chronicles and Disgaea 1 for psp. Add to that my purchase of Persona 4 Golden and now my PS3 is barely ever turned on. I actually enjoy my Vita even more than my ps3 right now.
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TongkatAli  +   1045d ago
Its review scores is a testament to the naysayers, you failed.
freezola75  +   1045d ago
I play with my Ps3.. NBA2K13 all day LOL BUT... Ni no Kuni is next.. I am always on my PS3 tho.

But I was so excited when I got my Vita! There are plenty of good games on it and I feel that it's a total extension of my Ps3.

When I'm at work, I always use remote play. Watching movies and listening to my music on the HDD is so cool.

Treasure Park, Wake Up Club, Near.. all great apps that really, kind of connect us all. So fun picking up random items from other Vita users when I travel around.

I am amazed at how many people will allow these journalist and video gaming websites with their opinions & reviews, dictate whether or not you should like this console. They say stupid stuff like "Everyone's got an I-Pad now".. yea so what? So the lack of sales means that the Vita is dead I suppose?

...and there still will be dedicated portable console gaming despite what most of you think LOL.. Kudos to Nvidia and that Razr Edge gaming tablet.. I think that it's great to see this because those things aren't phones they are for gaming!

We win again, gamers.. enjoy what you are interested in and get what you're looking forward to playing is the moral of the story. Regarding the Vita, it's what I want I mean.. I can Tweet, FB, Skype, Netflix, Youtube sure..

But I can play my games on the go and still be in touch with all of my gamer buddies which is exactly what I want.

Great article btw. Peace
Riderz1337  +   1045d ago
The Vita is an amazing handheld, they just need a price cut to broaden their audience. To the average casual gamer they see a 3DS for 160$ and then a PS Vita for 250$. Which one do you think they will go for? They have no knowledge as to what the Vita does different/better or what the 3DS does differently/better, so they just pick the cheaper handheld.
Ultr  +   1045d ago
This, or they should increase the price make it double the power and only sell it to the hardcore audience.
I just hope we still get dedicated handheld devices from Sony/Nintendo. I really dont want to play on my phone...!
MasterCornholio  +   1045d ago
Casuals go for the cheaper option. And that's playing 99 cent games on their smart phones.

Motorola RAZR i
Riderz1337  +   1045d ago
A phone doesn't cost 99 cents.
TheLastGuardian  +   1045d ago
"The naysayers will continue to predict the death of the Vita, however, should Sony decide to kill the system early, I will feel I have more than had my monies worth, just based on everything available already."

I agree. Why can't more game journalists be like this guy?

I love my Vita with a passion. I really hope sales pick up because this system deserves massive success. I look forward to gaming on my Vita for many years to come.
3-4-5  +   1045d ago
Vita will have it's revenge in a few years. It will have good games. It took the PSP a while...maybe 2-4 years before it starting getting good RPG's and such.

Same with the DS.
atreyu_-  +   1045d ago
"Why The Playstation Vita Is The Best Thing To Happen To Me Last Year"

Wow, your year must have sucked.
TongkatAli  +   1045d ago
Go back to your PC and smell your own farts.

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