PlayStation Country take a look at where Sony's handheld is at in 2014 and why perhaps you need to look past the lack of full retail titles for it and instead look at its growing pile of impressive indie classics.
If you like JRPGs and visual novels yes, if you want to play indie games on the go with physical controls yes.... otherwise no
If you like games, yes.
Honestly I love mine, I've had mine for what years now. I tell you what, if I didn't have my Vita I would be screwed outa my PS4 right now.I have no other HDTV in the house and my HD projector bulb went out so exclusively Remote play until my new lamp comes in. Since "Masamune" RP runs even better and I'm on a really slow Wifi PS4 is a whole house away and direct connect or over the internet works great. I even used it from Pennsylvania and my PS4 is in NY right now. I'm using it to post this comment. Do I feel it's under appreciated? Yes, but with Freedom wars and a BLAM load of PSP games and PS plus and some of the better games and ports that made it to this system your covered JRPGs, RPGs, Killzone, Uncharted, Gravity rush, for me PS allstars on the go, a few great Fighting games for practice on the go. Soul Sacrifice, and all the various "hunter" games, Tearaway, LBP, ModNation Crazy amount of indies that feel right at home on the handheld. Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, Crunchy Roll and other media streaming without destroying my phone battery. It takes ok pics better than my crappy phone plus panaramic pics. Web browser is ok. GPS is good on it as well. It's a nice multi functional device that can take the strain off your phone when it comes down to it but games are its winner of course. It just sucks that so many others are unaware of the potential and entertainment this machine has to offer. I'm buying another for my GF and daughter next month. This is all why I say Yes you should.
Gravity Rush, Minecraft, Dragon's Crown, Muramasa, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Killzone Mercenaries, LBP, Toukiden, Lego Ninjago are perfect on PS Vita also PS Plus is a huge monthly plus full of great free games! Cross Buy! Cross Save! Cross Play! If you are a budget gamer PS Vita is the way to go.
Hehehe, good one! . . .oh, you are being serious! No. If you like games in large quantities and great quality then give Vita a miss. Sony themselves have not announced a new AAA in about a year! Let alone 3rd party support.
love mine. its all i did for the past few years. when i was out and about i had access to a lot of games, got caught up on a lot of ps1 and psp games i had missed. KZmercs is my online shooter of the year. vita is exellent for on the go with a fair share of good ports and great exclusives. ill be on KZmercs tonight untill i grab freedom wars tomorrow. really waiting for Gravity rush2 tho.
I think its worth it. Like Xis says there are so many games for this system. I switch between my vita and 3ds. I really want the vita to get a dungeon crawler and I really wished they released that lair loot game but ti was cancelled. However yes it is definitely worth it.
Well hold on now... There are only certain kinds of JRPG's really being made for Vita honestly.... It doesn't have many of the same type of rpg's that PSP had. These ones on the Vita are of a different style. I personally liked the PSP's library, and I own a Vita, but the games available aren't appealing to me like I thought they would. That being said, I would still recommend a Vita, as the system is awesome, it's the lack of games that is the problem for some. For some, there is no lack of games and they have a ton to play. It depends on the type of games you want.
Have to agree with you. From now on the Vita is essentially a 3rd party indie game console, a few 3rd party multiplatform established franchises like FIFA, LEGO and probably a couple of Sony titles that don't have a huge budget. We won't see in the future AAA exclusives like Uncharted or Resistance. Sony already said so.
Sure, but OLED.
Playing FF IX, Patapon, YS 7, Breath of Fire IV, and Persona 3 Portable on OLED vita are pure bliss. Sony shouldn't remove the OLED screen for vita slim because it is one of the best thing that distinguish between Vita and other handheld.
Three words. Persona 4 Golden! Well two words and number but ypu get the point.
Lol the stupid review for P4A 2 spoiled the ending of the game for me, those bastards. Anywho I'm still going to beat it because it is utter game candy and persona 5 comes out next year.
There are actually multiple endings to the story, its fun to experiment with them a little. Even though there is one ending that expands the game quite a bit. I would have multiple save files when you think you are getting to the end.
2 words, Freedom Wars. Easily blows Monster Hunter out of the water and I've only just finished the tutorial levels lol
Ok thanks for the info, sorry but what I meant was it spoiled who the villain was. I was pretty pissed but oh well now I just gotta speed through it I guess, I'm about 60 hrs in.
Yes duh. Especially when Freedom War just released
No. Give 6-12 mths and remote play will be on every sony product and games will follow shortly.
All handhelds are worthless. Seriously, what's point of them? When I go outside, I want to enjoy nature. Not stare at a screen like I do when I'm inside.
Well that is what you want to do, maybe some people prefer to game when they go out.
That is nice...but living in NYC i need to do something on the subway...
Meaning you can't play them inside either?
There's a Smash Brothers advert on TV at the moment in the UK which keeps telling you to 'smash anywhere', one of them being the park. The 3DS, let's be honest, is aimed at kids, so why would they go all the way to the park to play a 3DS when they wanna play on slides and swings?!
Not sure if serious or stupid.
I'm playing Megaman X4 and X5 on the go, so it's a big yes for me.
Excuse me?!?! Do you live in America? You get Megaman games for the Vita?! WTF?! I wanna! I live in Europe btw The only megaman game I see on the store is the psp game Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. It's good, but I sure as hell wouldn't mind playing the X games on the go. Get on that shit Sony of Europe or who ever is in charge if this
Yeah, it's in the US Store and it is funny, but it was actually kinda hard to locate. The PS Store in the vita could use some better filters. I have Maverick Hunter X, Megaman X4 and Megaman X5. They should have released the Megaman X Collection, though.
Yes and No. I've loved my Vita since lunch and its my "go to" system. However, I don't see much in the horizon (sadly). There's plenty of Indies....some HD remakes....and that's that. Hope is gone for God of War, Metal Gear PW2, Kingdom Hearts.... Great, great system sadly struggling due to those damn "free" mobile games.
Maybe God Of War, but the other two have a chance.
I've loved mine since it launched, and that doesn't look like it'll change anytime soon.
No way. You're better off getting another console or mobile phone. The Vita is almost dead.
Unfortunately with people preferring mobile phones nowadays I don't see the Vita having a place anywhere. Also for the price, just save a little more & you could get a Wii I or Xbox One with the money. Unless you like indie JRPG's or just a hardcore SONY fan in general I don't think it's worth it. That being said, I bought the Vita from a friend for a good price & had fun with games with LBP, Persona, Killzone & FFX on it & saw a couple months play on it but that's about it. With nothing much coming on the horizon I think for me to let go of the Vita.
I love my Vita. My son and I easily prefer it over the 3DS. What I love about the Vita is there is always something to do and it's made for people with attention deficit disorder. With the 3DS I can really only put in a $40 game and play it. With the Vita I have a 64 GB memory card completely full and if I get bored playing a game I can instantly put it in the background and do other stuff. And with all the free Plus games, free cross buy games and constant sales in the store there is just always something to do. Today I purchased two games that were on sale in the store and on Tuesday there will be 6 free Plus Vita games available.
If you liked the PSP, you'd like the Vita.
YES... And get Persona 4 The Golden. Already have a ton of games thanks to PSN+
That is the reason I want one
im actually going to sell mine, going to put it on craigslist pretty soon,i hope i can get at least $250 for it given the number of games i have for the thing along with the 16 gig card have i just dont play it, it has awesome games but i just dont use it often,the holiday rush is pretty big, if i sell it, i could buy LBP3,guilty gear,bloodborne,the order 1886 and smash bros. ( i could buy all of these one after the other but i am moving and cant spend money tbh)
Same, I actually have it listed for $260 on eBay at the moment with accessories and a hefty amount of good games. I should probably bump the price down a few dollars though if I honestly expect it to sell.
Yes, you should. Persona 4 Golden, Freedom Wars, Gravity Rush, Tearaway, YS Celceta, UC: Golden Abyss, Danganronpa, Muramasa Rebirth, Dragon's Crown, Toukiden, Soul Sacrifice, and Tales of Hearts R are some amazing vita games atop of my head that more people must play it. Personally, i even more enjoyed playing games like The Walking Dead, Hotline Miami, and Guacamelee on my vita compare playing them on my PS3 (can't wait to get my copy of WD season 2 and Wolf Among Us). There also a big classic library of PS1 & PSP games. Playing FF IX, Breath of Fire IV, YS 7, Corpse Party, Persona 3 Portable, Jeanne D'Arc, Wild Arms XF, and Patapon on my OLED vita are pure bliss :3 And there's remote play. I'm not yet try it but i heard it pretty flawless. Non gaming aside, the browser and apps like youtube, facebook, and skype also runs pretty smooth.
Your loss and I'm not bothered if you don't XD
Yes. Now go buy it and have fun, The end.
Eh, as much as I enjoy my Vita I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. There are too many instances of games getting ported/remade into superior versions to milk consumers, too much nonsense with the hardware itself (memory cards, ho!) and the rate-of-release for Vita-specific games is pretty abysmal. It's really only a platform that you "ought" to get if you don't already have a PSP.
My daughter and I love it way more than 3ds. We haven't touched that since zelda...
http://psnprofiles.com/DJK1... Playing Freedom Wars now. Of the games I enjoyed! Final Fantasy X HD - Physical Copy Gravity Rush - PS+ Keeping Freedom Wars - Physical Copy Keeping for others to play but I don't: PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale - PS+ Deleted after beating it and was enjoyable: Muramasa Rebirth - PS+ played it on Wii as well Sly Cooper Thieves in Time - PS+ Was good for a several weeks or months but deleted: Ragnarok Odyssey - Bought for $14. Soul Sacrifice - PS+ Killzone Mercenary - physical copy Unit 13 - PS+ Wipeout 2048 - PS+ Dragon Crown - PS+ Got bored of quick: Street Fighter x Tekken - PS+ Uncharted Golden Abyss - Physical Copy ------------ For Xmas I am getting: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus and Ys Memories of Celceta. In 2015 I will pick up Persona 4 Golden, Akiba's Trip, Sword Art Online-Hollow Fragment, Demon Gaze and Toukiden Kiwami.
Thanks for the comments, N4G.
I love mine... and highly recommend it. I can game for 5 minutes or for an hour. The Netflix, movies, and music are just icing on the cake. The depth of gaming possibilities is where the Vita shines.
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