Game creators love it, users can't wait to buy it.
Game devs, this time can you *please* on the interest you seem to show here?
THis is definitely exciting stuff to here from devs. Especially Level 5! Give us some JRPGs please!
Just saying. The PS3/360 started off with sprites not being cost effective, and that was too much of the wrong foot to be starting with for me.
Yeah this gen has been pretty disappointing as far as JRPG's go. @below I'm referring to consoles.
^^^ There are plenty jrpgs on handhelds. Get a PSP or a DS. Unless the japanese start buying home consoles again, handhelds are where the JRPS will be
Well I don't mind JRPGs being in handhelds especially if its on the Vita. If the devs will allow me to put my game from the Vita to my PS3 without the need to buy a PS3 version then its a win-win for us gamers. Play at home on the big TV and take your save game on the road and back. At least that's what I dream of ^^;
Disagree because you're missing a verb, which makes your post completely and utterly meaningless. On the topic of the PS Vita, my thoughts are as follows: 1. Making handheld games more like console games is a bad thing, in the long run. If gamers have the choice between playing 2 versions of the game, one tiny handheld version, or a larger, better looking console version... they're going to opt for consoles. (Of course, one could argue that the 3DS future library is even worse in this regard... as I have). 2. New interface sucks. They really need to keep the XMB going. And what's the point of having 4G (or 3G or w/e) and NOT letting people use it as a phone? Everyone says cell phone gaming is a huge competitor: surely, a dedicated gaming device that can also be used as a phone would be the ultimate product at this point in time, right? And if the tech is already there... what's the problem? 3. ...2 touch screens? I can't see that EVER working well. It's just as pointless and ultimately meaningless as Nintendo thinking giving all of its platforms 2 screens (DS, 3DS, WiiU) would somehow improve the experience. Menus... are not the cancer killing gaming!
1. You haven't use the interface yet!! you might be able to change the theme(Never know till it's out) 2.?? Did you know that 3G 4G has nothing do to with phones? it's a internet providing network, you can use Skype to call if you want (If the PSVita has it) but you wont need it, cause it will have chat with friends at anytime, in-game out of game like the XBL (I like the phone idea though it will be cool if it did) 3.It's only one touch screen, other is touch pad, if it worked great on the Ds, it sure will on the PSVita, especially there are 2, the bottom one is for the L2 R2 buttons, instead of adding buttons, touch pad was the best idea, so it can use for other stuff.
this doesnt surprise me at all, Japan loves their handhelds. Vita will be big over there for sure.
Does anyone else see a pattern? Its like all they care about are the specs so they can just port console games. At least thats the vibe I got
3 words... Can...not...wait
I have never bought a console day 1. I received an NES for christmas (I was 7 or 8, so it was a few years old by then) I bought my first Super Nintendo after it was out a few years (mowed lawns all summer to buy it). My, PS1, PS2, PS3, 360, were all bought well after release. It was usually a matter of money, as well as the new consoles not having a large library upon release. The Vita may very well be my first day 1 console purchase after all these years and i'm super pumped for it. @gnb2003 below, check out the lineup, there are some great looking PS Vita-only games already being made and set for launch, Gravity, Little Deviants and Sound Shapes all look very cool.
Yeah I love the crazy fighting game where you use the camera to make the background the fighters fight on, Like your backyard or kitchen table.
I just hope that they make proper handheld games for it and don't just port games over from the PS3. Thats not to say i don't love those games, but I tend to prefer a different experience on the go than what I prefer in front of the big screen.
Agreed, to an extent. I hope there's a lot of games like the game they showed at E3 where you can play the game on either the PS3 or the Vita, save the game to the cloud, and instantly continue playing on the other device. Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!! Imagine playing sports games like Madden or MLB: The Show on the PS3 and then copying your save to the Cloud server and continuing your game on the road. How awesome that would be!
The Vita is a viable cross-platform with the 360 and PS3, because the CPU and GPU are decently strong (much moreso than the Wii, for example), and the memory size is similar. The controls are even mostly present, and then some. That's practically a free ticket to great games, if you choose portable gaming over console gaming.
you dont care about the future of this platform do you? Cross platform, multiplatform will kill this system faster than you can say uncle Exclusives. Thats what sells systems. Thats what puts them up top
Um. Sony has more first party devs than Nintendo, bro. Lack of 3rd party support is what killed the Wii. Lack of exclusive support is what is losing the 360 ground vs the PS3. I don't see how the Vita fails in this regard.
I hope they actually take advantage of the hardware, and not give us a load of sprite based games. Yes, sprite based games can look very nice, but let's vary it up a little. How about a Monster Hunter on the Vita? Pretty please?
why no sprites? its not like the psp was full of them...... Its an interesting style as good as anything else @ below. Theres only so much you can do with 3d models too before everything looks generic. And not many psp games were sprite based. It was a mix between sprite,3d model and other stuff it was a good mix. Blazblue is just one style of sprite. And look at the ps3. Its full of capability and most of the games are just risk free bores.
I didn't say no sprites, I said not too many, as I'd rather see a variety of graphical types. A lot Japanese games on the PSP were sprite based, and only some were good. Maybe if we see some of the "HD" sprites we're seeing on consoles nowadays (like BlazBlue), I'd be more accepting. There's only so much you can do with sprite based games, and with a system like the Vita, I'd want to see developers take advantage of it's capabilities.
I'm playing Tales of Eternia and Breath of Fire III on my PSP right now, and they use sprites. So did the PSP Disgaea games, and a load of others. It's a developer art style choice -- and frankly, good anime costs a lot more than decent 3D (in the West). In Japan, there are tons and tons of PSP sprite games, because the talent is present for the devs to use, and the Japanese gamer appreciates it.
I agree, seeing new sprite based games are awesome like Scott Pilgrim but way to many come out and it comes off as a little bit lazy to see that many sprite based games, I want to see devs try to 1up each other in graphics.
We should see plenty of great titles on the Vita. This proves the haters wrong when they claim that a handheld has to be made by Nintendo in order for it to be good. I am extremely happy with what Sony is doing with the Vita. Now if they only announce battery life because that is the only thing that i am worried about. But i am pretty sure that it will be more than 6 hours.
I'm pretty sure that Sony said the battery life will be comparable to that of the PSP's battery life. I'm thinking it will be around 5 hours, which, while that's not that much, is more than I'll likely ever need. I'm sure the next iteration of the device will improve the battery life, and, hopefully, add in a 4G antenna so we can do mobile online gaming on the go.
4G isn't even available in most places yet. Maybe in 2/3 more years we will see a 4G model.
can't wait for the vita. I bought a ipad but the games are really gimmicky and have no long term value.. i play the games on it for 5mins then leave it.. similar issue with the 3ds , need a device were i can do online gaming with long term play, and vita looks too offer that
Pleasing Tomonobu Itagaki is an accomplishment in itself.
That's what I was thinking. I had to google the name to make sure that it was the same man praising this device that IMO deserves it. Please have consistent stream of great games.
HOLY FFFUUUU.. Itagaki....ITAGAKI...said something positive about a Sony product. I think Sony's got a winner here.
Got my money ready now wheres the fack is that bundle?
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