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Submitted by cyguration 868d ago | opinion piece

Why The Vita Has Become My Indie Platform Of Choice

Gaming Blend "I fired up the PlayStaiton Vita last night to jump into Lone Survivor for the first time. I had gone through “the ritual” before the game ever bothered to ask me to do so, shutting myself away in a dark room with the door shut and my headphones on. This romp into the unknown is the most recent indie game I’ve had the pleasure of playing on Sony’s handheld console, and all signs point to even more “small’ games heading its way in the coming year. And I, for one, couldn’t be happier." (Lone Survivor, PS Vita)

SynGamer  +   868d ago
I couldn't agree more. My PC Vita has seen more action than my PS3 and PC combined in this past year. Though...with GTA V out now that may change a bit.

With the Vita, almost all of the indie games that interest me are on the system and being able to play wherever I want, whenever I want (usually) is such a huge selling point. But most importantly, the games aren't gimped or sacrificed in any way, and developers are really using the touch controls well.
miyamoto  +   868d ago
PC Vita?
Are you also doing Remote Desktop with your PS Vita like some modders in YouTube?
Protagonist  +   868d ago

If it wasn´t for Catharine I would have ignored my PS3 for almost 2 years now.
Remy_S  +   868d ago
I really want Jamestown on Vita.
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guitarded77  +   868d ago
Cool... I hadn't heard of it. I like traditional shooters, and the art style is very nice to the eye.
darthv72  +   867d ago
That looks like total blast (pun intended) from the past. That would be sweet on vita or PSN/XBL for that matter.
Stuntz  +   868d ago
nobody cares about the stupid vita jesus.. That thing is a failed hardware sony is trying to recreate, enough is enough it is dumb.
_QQ_  +   868d ago
Everyone is trying to hype up the VITA, but VITA will never be close to 3DS because it doesn't have must have Sony Handheld exclusive franchises.
fsfsxii  +   868d ago
You mean worn out franchises?? Sure.
_QQ_  +   868d ago
@fsfsxii, i'm just being being real,Name me one must have franchise on Vita that you can't get anywhere else. You won't be playing games like main Pokemon titles,kid icarus,Luigis Mansion,Mario RPG,most Fire emblem releases,SMT,or top down Zelda titles on a Nintendo Console,you need a Nintendo Handheld. But i can get the best Killzone,God of war,Uncharted Assasins Creed,or LBP entries on a Playstation console. I guess if you think the games are worn out thats your opinion but you are definitely in the minority.
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fsfsxii  +   868d ago
Vitas library is based entirely on New IPs.
CaptainSheep  +   868d ago
@Lopez: Since you're asking for one must have VITA exclusive. Gravity Rush.
You can't get a good portable FPS experience on 3DS. Killzone: Mercenary has you covered on Vita.
Soul Sacrifice. An action game that you will only find on Vita.
Oh, and, playing JRPGs on Vita is much better than the playing JRPGs on 3DS. I'm not saying Vita has more, but if a JRPG was on Vita AND 3DS, I'd pick up the Vita version for sure.
_QQ_  +   868d ago
@fsfsxii i don't think you get what i'm saying, Wonderful 101 is a new ip and a great game but its not a must have system selling game,Maybe that puts things in proper perspective.
i already explained why console franchises on vita aren't system movers.Gravity rush? your trying to compare a game that i've never even heard of to the Pokemon and Mario RPG franchise?keep in mind i'm not talking about quality.As for the JRPG thing, its not about where the game looks better but which system has the game.
TongkatAli  +   868d ago
Both are awesome. Is that so hard to comprehend :/

This is the best handheld generation ever!

@lopez_josue Just because you haven't heard about a game doesn't mean Mario and Zelda are automatically better. You need someone who has experience on both and get their fair opinion.
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Hicken  +   868d ago
The Vita doesn't need the 3DS' sales. And its library is comparable, in terms of quality.

If you're asking for just one "must-have" title exclusive to the Vita, then that's obviously Gravity Rush.

It's amazing that people who don't own a Vita keep talking about how thin the library is, while people who actually own the device keep listing plenty of games.
_QQ_  +   868d ago
300k doesn't seem like a must have system moving vita game to me.
the vita almost has 2 years out, if you think the games are better thats fine,all opinion. But vita doesn't have a gran turismo,it doesn't have a pokemon,it doesn't have a halo or 3D Mario type game.
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Otoshigamisama  +   868d ago
Your being negative man I understand your point, but before counting the vita out we must see first what it can do in 3 years its not even 2 years old, and about the games both system have their own taste of library reaching out to different type of gamers and if you prefer 3ds games thats good I won't hold it against you because that is your taste, But for me I own both of these systems and for me vita's library appeal to me more than 3ds but that is just me and MY OWN taste nothing wrong about that how about we remove doubts and negativity and see what the system can do before we even judge it at this early stage of its lifespan :)

Someone will eventually disagree with you because we all have different taste in gaming.
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miyamoto  +   868d ago
Are not you Nintendo fans burned by your obsession for sales figures already?

Look at the Wii U

When will you kids ever learn?

Can't you see the difference between the kind of games for the PS Vita vs 3DS? PSP vs DS?

If Sony want to cater to hardcore gamers and does not want to be identified with kiddie games and casual stuff its their choice and principle.

Of course hardcore games wont appeal to the casuals and kids and soccer moms and Sony knows that.

Bitch all you want about sales figures for no logical reasons. Its not the all and be all.

Portable gaming for hardcore gamers has been their platform since 2004 with the PSP.

Same with the original PlayStation. Sony made sure their platform is aimed at the older gamers and away from Nintendo's kiddie image.
The same drive for portable hardcore gaming might not sell for easy money like Kidtendo games do buy hey 80 million PSP is still nothing to sneeze at and by no means a failure.

Sony will never stoop down Nintendo's kiddie level with the Vita even if 3DS wants a big chunk of the PSP demographic in Japan with getting an exclusivity deal with Crapcom's MH4. Sony will stick with the hardcore gamers and we should all respect that some game company is doing something different instead of aping a toy company for easy money.

If it weren't for Sony and Nintendo had its way in video games industry, video games will still be dismissed as young children's playthings and will never reach the maturity it has today.

This is just the way it is.

If a cheap Toyota Prius sells more units than a BMW sports car, so what?

Nintendo's style is bank on the next generation of young kiddie gamers year in year out. That explains their gaming philosophy nothing wrong with that. Its easy money tried and true formula. But to be stuck with the kiddie games year after year for an adults is retardation and Peter Pan syndrome. I'd rather grow and move on.
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tiffac008  +   868d ago
Bro, regarding your comment about not having Gran Turismo on the Vita. Remember the biggest negative attack is being a port machine. So if the Vita has GT, it will still come out as a negative to all the haters out there. P4G, U:GA, KZ:M, LBP:V all got that bashing.

And then you get a new IPs, like Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice, Sounds & Shapes and they get ridiculed for not being a system seller kinda like what Wonderful 101 is facing right now. Which is sad because these are great new IPs. That people should try out or we will be stuck with the usual suspects for life.
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grassyknoll  +   868d ago
Nothing worst than a person who plays sales.
DCfan  +   868d ago
This describes you my butthurt friend
_QQ_  +   868d ago
Lol i'm not even going to read Miyamoto's comment because he has demonstrated to me countless times that he has no idea what he is talking about.

@Tiffac008 you obviously didn't understand the point of putting other best selling franchises in that sentence.hint: i'm not saying vita needs Gran Turismo.

@people saying i am the playing sales game, i'm not saying vita is an inferior product because of sales.But i see way too often people saying dumb things like VITA TV=hotcakes,or PS4 is going to sell VITAS. That just simply is not the case.Funny how no one has problem using the sales card to attack wiiu though.
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mr-phillips  +   868d ago
No one cares about the Wii U either. some consoles fail others are successful.
Hufandpuf  +   868d ago
That somewhat changed with the announcement of SSB
imXify  +   868d ago

Smash Bros Melee was released for the Gamecube in it's first year and it never did justice to that console.
cyguration  +   868d ago
I'll get a Wii U when Monolith drops X. So yeah, I care.
Funantic1  +   868d ago
The vita is a fail. I was interested in using the Vita TV to stream PS4 games but was turned off when I found out that it'll only reach 720p. I'm considering buying a 4k tv and 720p is too out of date for me.
Insomnia_84  +   868d ago
The Vita is fail for anyone that doesn't have one only.
Protagonist  +   868d ago
Protagonist  +   868d ago

Lame! and ignored.
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Xof  +   868d ago
My indie platform of choice is the PC, for obvious reasons.
ElementX  +   868d ago
PC is mine. Can't beat the sale prices on steam and greenmangaming
Soldierone  +   868d ago
Funny how "nobody cares about Vita" yet look at how many people went out of their way to voice that OPINION. Lmao....
ElementX  +   868d ago
I like my Vita I just prefer PC for indies because they're so gosh darn cheap
tiffac008  +   868d ago
Most people who claims they don't care are the ones that are so emotionally invested for the product to fail. Its quite ironic really. Not caring and yet constantly hell bent to shout out loud its a failure on their eyes.

If they really didn't care. They would be busy promoting the console they love instead of being here and wasting their time.
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Protagonist  +   868d ago

Same people who´s consistently types "the Wii U" will be fine.
Otoshigamisama  +   868d ago
If you really look at it people who usually complains are the one who cares I mean why bother posting comments and wasting time here if one does not care at all? I hate the logic of people who say they don't care smh
PSNintyGamer  +   868d ago
I just find it ironic that at first it was Vita fans were the ones who started this ridiculous endeavor. "I you can take ****, don't start ****" I also find it hilarious that the people above are saying Song fans don't care about sales. So I guess you just ignore the hundreds of people that are always talking about "1 million PS4 pre-orders" And about the 3ds being casual, I have been to hundreds of Gaming forums and most of these people have high opinions about the 3ds. If it was the casual console that you guys claim It was then it would be comparable to the Wii. However
A. The console is not selling as well or as fast as the Wii, which means casuals aren't eating it up
B. Most Gamers actually like the Console a good deal, and Non-Handheld gamers can still admit it's a good console
C. The Console had a fairly balenced game library with no drought at the moment.
tiffac008  +   868d ago
Please don't generalize an entire fanbase on the few who has nothing to do but play the sales game and bastardized whatever console or handheld they are against with.

Once you start acting like them, then you become one of them. Avoid the bullsh!t hate at all cost.
Protagonist  +   868d ago
Never acted like the them, but notice how they keep trolling PS Vita articles.
tiffac008  +   868d ago
^Well that's why no one should generalize an entire fanbase because of the actions of a few. I mean I understand where everyone is coming from, some of the hate speech are reactionary to another but it just sad when one tries to paint one side as worse than the one they favor.

I mean lets not become what we truly hate the most. There is already a lot of them in the internet. Right?

Kudos to anyone who can avoid bastardizing the competition and their fanbase while being in favor of their preferred product.
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RedSoakedSponge  +   867d ago
im personally looking forward to when Rogue Legacy comes onto Vita :)

its like the perfect fit!

oh and if any of you are wondering, it has been confirmed by the devs! :D
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