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Playstation Vita

posted by DrRocketGenius on - last edited - Viewed by 630 users

Since we have a thread specifically designed to deal with the 3DS, I feel that it's only appropriate to have one for the Vita too now that it's out.

Has anyone picked one up so far? Which version? Games?

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  • @tmsmyth4 said: As much as I'm enjoying the vita it keeps crashing on me, hopefully that's a software issue as its only happened booting up uncharted. then I get the blinking light of death, well not death, soft reset.
    Games i got are:

    Uncharted: liking that theres more emphasis on treasure hunting
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma: still an awesome game. Ninja trials give the analogues a beating
    Escape plan: kind of shit. Controls are poor and akward holding the vita without hitting the touch pad
    Rayman origins: rayman origins with relics. Loved it so much I needed to 100% it again :p



    that has not happened to me at all.. there may be something wrong with yours... maybe exchange it?

  • @Rather Dashing said: When playing a PSP game, you can map the right analog stick to emulate the face buttons or the action buttons.


    So like the arrow keys on the PSP can be the second thumbpad? That would be pretty good.

    @Rather Dashing said: They aren't QUITE PS3-quality, but they're very close, and on a screen that size they are "effectively" PS3-quality. The Vita supports all the same graphics shaders and other such things, and while it lags a bit behind its console counterpart, the result is admirable.
    Well that is still a pretty good milestone for handhelds.

  • the two rather large multitouch screens are certainly not hurting its cause either.

    Decent launch titles were nice too, that doesn't happen all the time... I am looking at you 3DS... I wouldnt say I like it better than 3ds though... but I do like it better than psp.

  • @Irishmile said: that has not happened to me at all.. there may be something wrong with yours... maybe exchange it?



    Im thinking about it, gonna see if it keeps happening before I take it back. It happened about 4 times in a row, every time I did a soft reset then booted up uncharted it just kept crashing. Other than that, its only happened once so i'll see what happens

    Ive got both vita and PS3 versions of Sigma, there arent any noticable differences other than possibly the framerate. Then again it came out in 2007 so its probably on par with early ps3 games. Everything looks good on such a small sharp screen. Actually, the Dynasty Warriors demo looked incredible. maybe even better than uncharted!

  • Got my Vita a few days ago. Got the launch special edition, so mine came with a memory card and a game (so long as you sign up for ATT service for 2 months, grumble.)

    Sony's corporate BS is definitely a drawback, but that is true of all of its products, and most people are able to get over it for Apple, so I don't see why Sony would be any different.

    Ignoring the politics of it, however, the Vita is quite simply the most unique and engaging gaming experience I have had in a long time. It is a perfect marriage of modern smart-device multitasking and traditional gaming functionality. I will sit in my house in front of my 52" TV, PS3, Xbox360 and $1500 gaming PC and play Uncharted (which I bought physically from gamestop) and FFIV (which I bought digitally on the PSN Store) on the Vita for hours. It is a strange phenomenon for me to then be able to take this experience on the road and play in airports and on my lunch breaks.
    It is very difficult to describe why the Vita seems so different from anything else, maybe I should have brought a poet... Something about the goal of the system, and its execution of that goal certainly is poetic.
    I'm not saying that everyone should buy one, nor am I saying that it will dethrone Nintendo in the handheld market, only that the Playstation Vita is a strange and beautiful creature that has made me feel like I am 8 years old again and unwrapping my first NES.

  • Do they have Uncharted 2 or 3 out for vita?

  • @bloodkiller630 said: Do they have Uncharted 2 or 3 out for vita?



    They have a new uncharted game, but not 2 and 3.

  • @Gman5852 said: They have a new uncharted game, but not 2 and 3.



    What's it called?

  • @bloodkiller630 said: What's it called?



    Golden Abyss. It isn't as good as 2 or 3, but still better than 1, and if you are an Uncharted fan you will have fun.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHDezyb6vhk

  • @alexonfyre said: Golden Abyss. It isn't as good as 2 or 3, but still better than 1, and if you are an Uncharted fan you will have fun.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHDezyb6vhk



    Thanks! It looks pretty amazing!

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