Originally Posted by gmsick
So in your opinion. Rayman origins is the best vita game? A inferior version of a ps3 game, but you don't like uncharted for being a inferior version of a ps3 game... that makes no sense. I don't think any handheld game is worth $50, but uncharted was the most impressive vita game I played so far.
I see what you are saying here, why complain about Uncharted being trimmed down, but not Rayman? But the thing is, Rayman is amazingly close to the console version. The only thing I found different (I have the 360 one as well) was the lack of multi-player (which isn't the critical feature of Origins, IMHO). In it's place you get treasures to find with touch and the pinch to zoom feature. Multiplayer is a fine sacrifice for handheld, I want to play it on the go and don't really worry about that.
Uncharted is trimmed down on the graphics, openness, shooting mechanics and environment changes, which are core features of the original. So in a way, the features trimmed are more important (again, my opinion). It's still fantastic.
I agree though, Rayman is the best on Vita, it suits the handheld perfectly with smallish self contained levels that can be picked up one at a time, looks awesome, runs smooth and is a TON of fun. Second, is Super Stardust, that game is also crazy fun. I have Uncharted on order from the KMart online deal (hope I actually get coupons
), but have played it quite a bit. Also recommended, if you have a PS3, is to get Capcom Classics Reloaded (the second is better than the first in game selection) and bring it over to the Vita. It isn't "officially" supported, but works perfectly and a great handheld option.
I say all this as a guy that was completely disinterested in the Vita up until the day before it was released. Realizing my PSP is basically dead in the water, I pulled the trigger on the BB trade in deal and have been really happy with it. The battery life is a lot better than I expected (I do have the WiFi one), and having one of my favorite games of last year (Rayman) on the go is great - I actually play that one more than the console version. The screen is really, really good and it has some great features. The memory card requirement is a cheap trick on Sony's part to artificially lower the MSRP to try and match the 3DS, but I haven't regretted buying it one bit. The games will be coming soon enough (I can't wait to see what is in store at E3) - almost every console has a post release lull, particularly ones released in the beginning of the year.