Digital Foundry vs. Vita Remote Play

Worth buying a Vita for? Digital Foundry assesses the Vita Remote Play gameplay experience.

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TomShoe1661d ago

You're supposed to buy a Vita for the GAMES, not just the remote play.

Still, it's a pretty sweet feature. Battlefield on the crapper? YES.

mikeslemonade1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

Considering you will probably own PS Plus, the Vita is nice to own. I was impressed with the selection of free to play games. There's quite a few $30 games that can be played for free from Soul Sacrifice and Uncharted. And that's just for this time period. Eventually there will be even more games. I'd say it's a small investment for a $200 system where you don't have to buy any games for it.

yeahokchief1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

All the free PS+ games is what sold me on the Vita.

I want to be able to stream my PS3 games damnit. You can stream the XMB but not the games.

mikeslemonade1661d ago

Yep.. and the free to play games seem to be more of the Sony 1st party games too.

I hope Ninja Gaiden Plus comes out on it. Ninja Gaiden Sigma was one of my favorite early generation games.

Skate-AK1661d ago

We got NGS+ like 6 months ago. US update.

mikeslemonade1660d ago

-_- I was using XBL back then. I'm starting to think PS Plus is actually the more superior service. You can't beat what Sony is giving you for free. Sony beats MS in value catagory by a long shot.

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0ut1awed1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

I don't know what environment they were using but they said Resogun was the worst with issues because of the vibrancy of image.

While that makes sense technically speaking, I have been playing remote play for hours with Resogun on my Vita flawlessly and my PS4 is two stories below me...

truechainz1661d ago

Not knocking the Vita, but genuinely curious, why is your PS4 2 stories below you?

0ut1awed1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

I was at my parents house for the holidays. The PS4 was hooked up into the entertainment center in the basement and my bedroom is on the second story.

Guwapo771660d ago

Curious as to what router setup you have? Resogun for me did not equate to a flawless experience. I had these occasional hiccups. I'm using an ASUS RT-AC66U.

0ut1awed1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

It's a Asus RT-N66U which is pretty much in the same ballpark as yours.

Their house is also in the middle of 55 acres of property so interference from other networks is non-existent. Although the house is also made out of concrete walls and it still manages to broadcast a solid signal everywhere in the house.

I have a crappier D-Link (Play n600 I think?) router back at my apartment in which we pick up 20 networks. I am still able to use remote play fine on my bed ~20ft or so away from the router but I have had some hiccups.

Honestly I attributed that to the router though. This Asus one that I talked my parents into getting has been nothing but a beast. I would think yours would have the same quality but maybe network interference is really getting to it?

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psDrake1661d ago

I have had a Vita for year and I am happy with it. The game library is getting better each month and the remote-play future makes Vita a must-buy for gamers...

Transporter471661d ago

@mikeslemonade ninja garden sigma already came out for it on ps plus, I have it.

minty-hippo1661d ago

Battlefield 4 is a bit meh on with remote play; remote play is locked to 30 fps which is very hard to play with after playing the buttery-smooth 60 fps on the tv :( Hopefully they update the vita and/or ps4 soon to fix this, although I'm somewhat doubtful. Need for Speed Rivals works great however on remote play, as it runs natively at 30 fps!

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ruefrak1661d ago

And once the Dualshock 4 controller is patched in to the VitaTV, remote play on that is going to be awesome. That's when Sony will sell it outside of Japan and it will dominate the gaming world.

MatrixxGT1661d ago

I love remote play. But its not sole reason to buy a vita. Its just one hell of a bonus.

a08andan1661d ago

When I woke up this morning I just reached for my ps Vita, turned the ps4 on with it, and played Need for Speed Rivals with remote-play for 15 minutes before getting up. I love that feature :D

Grave1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

I bought a Vita for the free games on PS Plus alone. I've had it for 2 weeks and have already played/downloaded over $150 in free games in my Instant Game Collection. With Urban Trials and Sonic Racing next week it will go up to $200. That will be enough to cover my Vita's purchase price. Thank you Sony! Anything else that the Vita does from here on out is a bonus.

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