If you haven't bought a Vita before then read this article and be prepared to change your mind.
The first point is bad imo. I mena, you are right, the Vita's games are of course the main point to get it but::::::::::Golden Abyss doesn't hold a candle to the Ps3 installments. Don't insult Naughty dog by saying that. It's not the Vita's fault, it's the developers fault and maybe Sony's. That game has alot of little gimmicky things just to show off the Vita's Touch screen and Motion sensor./ Gravity Rush was a much better showcase of how these things should be used. To improve gameplay not to add an annoying gimmick. Assassins creed liberation and Cod are terrible too. Haven't played Lbp but I don't like the console versions anyway so I have no opinion on that(someone else can tell me if Lbp Vita is a good game, it's just not to my taste)/ All the Ps1 games and all are a good point though, + HD collections. Points 2-3 are good, I would take out 4 for the System Software and layout, and the apps. I just love the way that is. Which surprised me as I thought I wouldn't like it. OLED screen I have no opinion on...screens a screen. I like the touch screen on it though. Good quality.
It's very much a matter of taste. I very much enjoyed Golden Abyss and while graphically not as great as the PS3 versions I think it can really hold it's own gameplay-wise. Personally I think that the big versions get better and better graphically but unfortunately the writing gets weaker and introduces more and more logic holes and stupidities. The only really annoying thing about Golden Abyss was the 'hold it to the light'-gimmick that apparently needs the sun to be in your living room to really work. (And Assassins Creed used that mechanic again and again as if it was their goal to really annoy the player). Gravity Rush really targets a different audience, I think. While it is solid technically and from an artistic standpoint, I really didn't have a lot of fun with it and never even finished it, whereas I beat Uncharted Golden Abyss around 6 times (including 2 Crushing-Runs). As far as Little Big Planet is concerned I really think it's the best LBP version available. I think the VITA features are really nicely incorporated without being annoying.
@KUV I couldn't get enough of gravity rush.
Already have a great laptop for traveling. Plays all the PS1, PS2 games :P even plays all of todays multiplats in 1080p(have over 150games on Steam). No need for Vita as it has no games lol.
I agree , I have a Vita and Golden Abyss and all the other Uncharted games. People/ Hardcore sony fans consistently lie about the Graphics of Uncharted Golden abyss. first of all its rendered at 540p and not 720p like Uncharted 1 , 2 0r 3. Second of all the framerate is a bit stuttuery and inconsistent. Third of all the general Graphical fidelity is no way near as good. Now don't get me wrong , it's one of if not THE BEST looking handheld games. But does it compare to ps3 graphics ? No , i would say it's about 50% . The Vita is an excellent handheld but you have to be carefull what you buy. It has awesome games like Uncharted GA , Gravity rush and Persona 4 golden , LBPV , etc. Vita IMO needs a Gran turismo ASAP!!!!!!!!! or a GTA remake or spin off and a Metal gear solid Exclusive/spin off.
If you must apply a percentage to the graphics of U:GA, with Uncharted 1 being 100%, I think 50% is far too harsh. It's closer than anyone dared hope it would be on a handheld for that money. I think the Vita compares quite favourably to the PS3 in terms of graphical capabilities overall. It being a smaller (but beautiful) screen probably helps. This bit might not be relevant to overall topic, but I'd be interested to know how your perentage comes out when comparing 3DS and WiiU?
@G20WLY Of course the vita is comparable and close to ps3's graphics. That's why we keep getting titles like SLY, UMVC3, SFXT, R&CQforce, and the upcoming Malicious Rebirth game! It's basically the same game as the ps3 version. check this out and see for yourself Malicious Rebirth gameplay http://www.youtube.com/watc...
The horrible thing about this site is people who bend the truth and go against you when they know your right , fanboys I hate them , your right kingofwiiu .
I actually bought a Vita today
What games you got with it?
None. They were selling it cheap (just the wifi version) for this weekend and I really wanted it for when I go away in July so I figured I would get it now. I am a Plus member so I have Uncharted, Gravity Rush etc all good to go. I'll get some games over the next few months.
Get LittleBigPlannet Vita. Such an advancement in the series and fits the vita very well. Here is my review if you want more details ( http://n4g.com/channel/litt... ) but I would highly recommend it (I would say it is the best game on the Vita). Also Sound Shapes if you haven't played it on the PS3 already
Considering LBP1 and LBP2 were both given away on PS Plus, its safe to assume that LBP Vita will be on there as well at some point.
Like Logic said, I think LBP will come to Plus so I'll sit on that for awhile. Hoping Tiger Woods comes to Vita soon as well.
Get ps+ ASAP! Nuff said.
Already have it my friend. :)
Get persona4 it is fn awesome Can't stop playing it 40 hours in and on second play through
get a life
I'll get a Vita when it has some games I want.
why would anyone give this guy disagrees???
Kind of curious about that myself.
Probably because many feel it already has games people 'should' want. Should is the key word since not everyone wants the same games. So in the eyes of others they could see this as trolling because to them there has to be at least some games that would satisfy anyone. Now the problem with this is everyone should be entitled to their own opinion, but some people are way too serious when it comes to the gaming hobby. They see comments like this as a slap in the face when in reality they should just be concerned with their own enjoyment and not care what others think so much.
"So in the eyes of others they could see this as trolling because to them there has to be at least some games that would satisfy anyone." "Others" should realize that zerocrossing was giving an OP-I-NI-ON, hence his use of "I". "Now the problem with this is everyone should be entitled to their own opinion, but some people are way too serious when it comes to the gaming hobby." It's not that they take gaming too seriously. What happens is that people bring their non-gaming related issues and use gaming as a venting tool. Ever wonder why we have so many one bubble posters who always leave angry/obnoxious comments? People on the Internet have plenty of personal issues that we will never know about.
I think a great deal of those people who have only one bubble are just thinking 'to hell with it!'. The less bubbles you have the less likely you are to want to try and have a conversation and that annoys even the saner posters on this site. There should be a five bubble minimum, regardless of those people who just get overly personal. When I had six bubbles -- like yourself -- I took far more time with my posts because I knew I could have a proper conversation, but with two, that's impossible. With one bubble you end up just making a single statement in the knowledge that there is no possible way you can reply to someone who may disagree. That's NOT how you run a forum. Giving the one bubble drones the power to take away your free speech is ridiculous. Give those drones five bubbles and perhaps they will eventually learn to converse in a more balanced manner. Some people never change, but it's better to suffer those people than make decent people suffer because of them.
LOGICWINS writes, "It's not that they take gaming too seriously. What happens is that people bring their non-gaming related issues and use gaming as a venting tool. Ever wonder why we have so many one bubble posters who always leave angry/obnoxious comments? People on the Internet have plenty of personal issues that we will never know about." You obviously have mixed personalities and various opinions all trying to mix with one another. The key is to try and be respectful with one another. Sometimes it can be hard and if that's the case it's probably best to not comment. You also have to consider the format, it's hard to read emotions and sometimes comments get taken out of context as well. We should all be part of the same thought process and that is we all share a common theme and that is the enjoyment of gaming. One of the key problems is you start to section off those gamers into sub-communities, either purposely or by accident. Either way we should all be here because we enjoy gaming and related discussions. That is in a perfect world without the immaturity, the trolls and those looking to get a reaction. Not everything runs smoothly while playing with other people online and most certainly within forums. I'd love it for everyone to get along but that isn't going to happen. GribbleGrunger wrote, "There should be a five bubble minimum, regardless of those people who just get overly personal. When I had six bubbles -- like yourself -- I took far more time with my posts because I knew I could have a proper conversation, but with two, that's impossible. With one bubble you end up just making a single statement in the knowledge that there is no possible way you can reply to someone who may disagree." I think the system could be improved as well but until that time we have to live within the rules set. I notice 6 people have me on ignore. That could be all my fault or it could be just a case those people don't think highly of my opinions. That's ok, I'm not here to please everyone and I certainly don't think I am better than anyone. I was up to 5 bubbles and made a few distasteful comments and it cost me. So you try and adapt and think more before you comment and think of how others will take your comment. That's because we essentially police ourselves and the moderators have to make a decision based on what has been brought to their attention. It is much harder to earn bubbles than to lose them. From the few comments I have seen from GribbleGrunger it is clear he is one who has taken a position and that is being much more likely to support Sony. With that also comes a downside, one many seem to have who are very pro-Sony supporters, and that is taking jabs at Microsoft. Nobody should have a problem with enjoying what Sony offers. I too enjoy my PS3 very much. The difference is I don't try and compensate my enjoyment of what Sony offers by being totally pessimistic when it comes to Microsoft. If I don't like what Microsoft is doing I certainly wouldn't go in Microsoft topics. So what ends up happening is you have people going into those articles with an attitude that may conflict with those who don't have an issue with Microsoft. Again it's all about respect. If you have a problem with someone then mark them and move on. Don't make it worse by sinking to their level.
Thank you for writing.
i actually sold my vita + 16gb + 9 games & bought nexus 7 tablet. so happy i did so,the nexus is pure fun. :)
How do you find the sticks on your tablet? Perhaps you should add "commonsensegamer" to your friends list and chat with him over X-game chat as you play Wipeout online together, because he posts about his Nexus on every Vita article too... What's that? You can't?! Oh well... ;P
Lmao! Too true about commonsensegamer , I've had a few pm arguments with that guy over this very subject! Lol wow.
@king. arguments? Please, post so all can see as it was more of a discussion around device capabilities and not an argument. Furthermore, it was 2 or 3 messages (from both of us) in the same thread 50 days ago. Yet another generalisation. Already had G2 PM and admit he got it wrong with his claim.
USB2GO Cable and a ps3/ps2 controller with adapter is how i "Found" the sticks on my tablet
@ nonsense gamer first, the last I heard an argument is when two party's disagree about the same subject. And dude I'm not even going to spark it again... You've gotta be 12 years old. Hope your enjoying your nexus... I still don't understand why you think carrying around a tablet and a ps3 controller and a charger for both in your pocket ( not to mention having to carry a ps3 to charge your controller ) portable....which brings me to @ Haki read what I said about what portable is... Plus if you hooking a wire to you tablet to control games, then your playing an out dated console ... Handhelds are EXACTLY that... A handheld. So are you some how holding the controller and your tab at the same time or putting the tab in your lap or table or buying something to prop the screen up?? Just to play an emulator of sf2 champion edition? Too much work to own tablet/ps3 hybrid gaming system. Whatever you like tho its your way and no judgment coming from me. I'm just saying life can be easier... And cheaper by playing a real handheld... They come with controls built in... Buttons and all.
@king: Again, your opinion again is full of assumptions and you present them as though they are fact. I've never once said I carry a SIXAXIS around, thats something you said I did. I do however use a SIXAXIS to game when I'm at home, mostly with my PS3. But so what if I did carry one around, would that be the end of the world or most inconvenient thing to have to do. Sure beats the Vita's built in controls. As for having to carry around a charger for my tablet, don't have to actually as I can get 8-10 hours of use between charges. As for being 12, well, how old does that make you for even making such an arrogant an uninformed assumption? By all means enjoy your Vita, my son enjoys his but is disappointed over the fact to so few people seem to be using it for multiplayer. My other son equally enjoys his Nexus for many of the same reasons the blogger behind this article enjoys his Vita, that is, backward compatibility through emulators. Music services, etc. As for being cheaper...yes, my Nexus plus the 15 games has ended up being cheaper. Actually, my 15 games cost less than 1 Vita game and no, they are not all angry birds (which is free on Android). They are games that would Probably be welcomed on the Vita (e.g. Modern Combat 3, mini-motors, Bards Tale, Dead Space, etc). Already owned the SIXAXIS so no extra cost there. Finally, again read though our PMs, they are a discussion of two points of view. If you consider them an argument then, my turn for an assumption, you must be very difficult to talk to in person and end up shouting and personalising everything.