I think it's safe to say that most gamers are looking forward to the launch of PlayStation Vita. However, there's one genre that I wish we saw more of on the Vita's launch lineup: Role Playing Games.
Don't get me wrong there's a lot on Vita's launch lineup that I am looking forward to: Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, and ModNation Racers: Road Trip to name a few. I just wish there was... more (if that makes any sense).
I cannot wait to play Final Fantasy X again on my Vita. I cannot wait to play Ruin. After that what is there for RPG's on this great system that seems to be doing everything right. Am I crazy to want more RPG's on this system? I dont believe I am. I dont think I'm alone on this stance either.
What would constitute an RPG on the Vita? Something with a deep story, side missions and a big world to explore. We all know the Vita has the power and capabilities to be able to handle large games and grand worlds. Why isn't anybody tackling this and going in head first to create a grand, epic RPG on the Vita. The first RPG to do this will see massive success. Who wouldn't want to see another Crisis Core like game?
On the subject of Square Enix's games, where are the digital downloads from Square's catalog of great RPG's to be put on Vita? Crisis Core or Kingdom Hearts addition to the PlayStation Store would be great! Square would also see many sales from people who would want to spend their money on those games. With a better screen and dual analog sticks these games would be at their best on the Vita. So why isn't Square not doing anything about it? Is Square allergic to money and success? Many gamers would love to see these two games on the system so why not give the people what they want? It's just too simple.
And lets not forget Capcom and its Monster Hunter series. Monster Hunter. The game that became popular because it was a great game on the PSP. And with Monster Hunter's success came PSP's success. So why isn't Sony or Capcom saying or doing anything about getting this series back onto a Sony handheld. I'll admit that I am not a huge fan of the series but you cannot deny the overwhelming success Monster Hunter has had in the past on Sony's handheld. Why is Capcom so hesitant in making a Vita Monster Hunter?
It just to me seems like Japanese RPG developers are somewhat ignoring the Vita. And I believe that is a fatal mistake. All signs indicate that the Vita will be a success. So why wont developers want to ride that success wave and want to create something that gamers would happily pay for? It just seems shortsighted and leaves me a little dumbfounded.
I am sure that one day these developers will see Vita's success and will jump on the boat only to find that someone else took the risk and got there first and found massive success in creating PlayStation Vita's first big successful RPG. At this point it will be too late and these devs will only find some success and profit because by then gamers will have so much to choose from that they dont "need" to buy your game. The first RPG that does come out on Vita will see big numbers because gamers will be craving a grand RPG on the Vita and they wont have much choice but to chose that one RPG until the next one comes out. Supply and Demand is the name of the game.
So my fellow gamer's, what RPG series or developer would you like to see on the Vita. I would personally love to see Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep have a small visual upgrade and put onto the PSVita (and putting Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII on the PlayStation Store wouldn't hurt either ;)). I would actually love to see Square Enix, Level 5 and From Software develop games for this system. But enough of me going on and on about this, what RPG's would you like to see on Vita?
One of the best RPG's for the PSP
The big game for the PSP
Who wouldn't want to see this on the Vita?