PS Vita’s [west] launch is just a few days away and here comes some quite surprising news.
biggest doesnt mean best the psp and the gba had the far superior launch
GBA: Army Men Advance Castlevania: Circle of the Moon ChuChu Rocket! Earthworm Jim F-Zero: Maximum Velocity Fire Pro Wrestling GT Advance Championship Racing Iridion 3D Konami Krazy Racers Namco Museum Pinobee: Wings of Adventure Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Rayman Advance Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 Super Dodge Ball Advance Super Mario Advance Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 PSP US: Ape Escape: On the Loose Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower Dynasty Warriors Gretzky NHL Lumines Metal Gear Acid NBA Need for Speed Underground: Rivals NFL Street 2: Unleashed Ridge Racer Spider-Man 2 Tony Hawk's Underground 2: Remix Twisted Metal: Head-On Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade Wipeout Pure World Tour Soccer: Challenge Edition Vita US launch: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend F1 2011 Rayman Origins Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Uncharted: Golden Abyss Wipeout 2048 Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Little Deviants Lumines Electronic Symphony ModNation Racers: Road Trip Army Corps of Hell Asphalt: Injection Super Stardust Delta Ben 10: Galactic Racing Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Dynasty Warriors Next Escape Plan FIFA Soccer Michael Jackson: The Experience HD Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja Touch My Katamari Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus StarDrone Extreme Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Hustle Kings I'd say the Vita pips it, volume alone gives it more worthwhile games.
The Vita has had only two games so far with overall poor reviews: Little Deviants and Mod Nation RACERS, both of which are justified. MNR really let us down having no online when Wipeout supports upto 8 players cross play with PSN/PS3. LD is decent but irrelavent with something like Welcome Park already available (according to reviews) Of course games like MJ Experience and Ben 10 havent been reviewed, but they are there for the fans. So far it's launching with some of the best and within the next couple of months comes some really awesome looking games like LBP and Resistance Burning Skies. I for one and very happy to be a Vita gamer.
Thanks for the list. I agree with you that the Vita has the best launch lineup out of the three. But as everyone knows this is all down to personal opinion. XperiaRay
A reviewer said Escape Plan is a good game but feels like an IOS game and it should be cheaper
So how many people will blast me for saying that there are not many games on the Vita's lineup that I care for or don't already own a version of on my PS3?
^^^ Lots of people.....including me :D
Well, it's great to know that every opinion will be maturely appreciated for their sincerity. /sarcasm
I have been having a blast. This is has been better than I hoped. Shinobido 2 has been a lot of fun and Uncharted's new twist on treasures was really well handled. But it's the melee combat I am digging. I am really looking forward to Ninja Gaiden Sigma next week as well along with a Unit 13 Demo. The Vita is the Izuna Drop of handhelds. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
With all those games thank god for Target doing a buy 2 get 1 free on all Vita games starting 2/22
where's Unit 13? it's a launch title too, right?
You're in almost every PS Vita related article being a hater.
Thanks for the list, PirateThom. I didn't buy a GBA at launch so I can't say from experience as to how the launch lineup was. However, I and several friends bought the PSP at launch and let me tell you, that lineup SUCKED. It wasn't until at least 12 months went buy until the PSP started to get worthwhile games.
not even close. The gba has the best libary in history at launch fire pro wrestling mario castlevania f zero Konami Krazy Racers Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 beats any launch lineup in terms of awesome original titles. A lineup which actually moved systems, as did the psp On day one the vita did worse than both systems and thats directly related to the games. Hell darkstalkers, metal gear, tony hawk, twisted metal, ape escape is better than anything the vita has the best thing the vita has is uncharted. And its already being called the worst in the series
Post history says Nintendo fanboy alert. And mentioning Uncharted for the PSVita is stupid, If you read any of the reviews they are comparing it to the console versions OF COURSE IT WILL BE INFERIOR. The main difference between Vita and 3DS reviews is the 3DS gets a free pass. if 3D land was compared to Galaxy it would be the "worst" in a long time too... I'm guessing because the Vita is a superior console and its crossing the boundary between console and handheld they are comparing it as if it were a "home Console" which is wrong.
The GBA's launch is horrible, man.... even if you don't think Vita's is the best, then GBA's certainly can't be because it's that much worse...
Ya...Some Nintendo fanboys are a little narrow minded. I'm a self proclaimed Nintendo fan boy...but im still buying a Vita. The fact is i like video games and technology...if i only ever played games from one company, i would be missing out a some quality games. It would be like only watching action movies...you would miss out on the great comedies and dramas of the world. Lets all be a little more open minded please.
Not a single game for psp that you said was better than anything the Vita had has a metacritic score over 80, with twisted metal coming the closest at 79, but the Vita has Uncharted, Super Stardust, BlazBlue, Lumines, and rayman origins all have an 80 meta and above.
Wow I am talking to real fanboys, trolls, and just morons here. I own every single system thats ever existed. Every single one. My allegiance is to the truth @ below...you do realize most of those vita games had less reviews right? which would boost up scores? Not to mention the fact that not all sites review that same games or even the same reviewers. So posting meta critics is worthless, as it is worthless
Mario, Castlevania, F-Zero, and Tony Hawk are original titles? O.o
Dude... Uncharted on the Vita is not being called the worst of the series... I don't know what reviews you're looking at, but look again. It's said that it can stand on its own, and is just as good as the console counterparts. Also, the GBA games you mentioned are not that great. I mean, sure I love F-Zero, but not on GBA. Mario is a given, it's NINTENDO, they always have a Mario on EVERYTHING they release. Vita has Hot Shots, Uncharted, Blazblue, and Rayman, which is all I need. Not to mention games coming out soon... Mortal Kombat (The best version of the game), Disgaea 3 (Best version of the game as well), Gravity Rush... GRAVITY RUSH... (Looks to be possibly the most original and fun game coming to the Vita). So yeah... Just stating some truth here, these games are good, if not excellent. Not to mention the system itself is superb.
@Snookies12 http://www.gamerankings.com... lowest average review I will not respond to the rest of your statements ebcause they are equally wrong
@Knight_Cid .... lol dude give it a rest you got those goggles on way too tight. Vita has definitely got one of the best lineups ever...and many titles are getting great reviews across the board. embrace it.. dont hate it. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
You make Nintendo fans looks bad. Seriously.
@undisputed and gez and you make sony fanboys look bad. What you have is worse that goggles, its a glitch in how th ebrain is suppose to work
Confusing opinion with fact again huh?
One major factor to remember is vita nog only does gamss , twitter youtube facebook apps , full web browsing this time , social interaction with friends with NEAR , and to top it all off i can sign in to my psn Account talk to all my friends and play all my downloaded games Umm anyone still have anything to say ?
there :-P I don't really care about it even now but seems like lots of people do!
It has cross game chat
Yep. By the look of the GBA list from Pirate Tom, id say the GBA has a more appealing lineup.
I was going to reply with a well thought out comment but then I realized it was YOU.
Keep in mind this is for the European launch. The North American launch titles of every system in the last 12 years are compared here: http://n4g.com/news/944394/...
Looking at Thom's list, if all three handhelds were released today I see 1 game on the GBA list I would buy, 1 game on the PSP list I would buy, and 7 on the Vita list I would buy. Vita Best Launch Lineup Ever (for me) Confirmed.
Who cares which one is best? We should all be hoping that Vita knocks it out of the park so that handhelds can continue to stay relevant, as they should. A strong 3DS last six months and a strong Vita launch would be good for both Sony AND Nintendo. Infighting gets us nowhere.