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#61 Hung_real

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

I'm still around... I've been reading all the points/posts everyone is making really appreciate all the input and opinions everyone has... I honestly did not expect this amount of discussion but am pleasantly surprised...

I'm still currently on the fence but am leading towards a purchase at this point... I am really interested in the Assassin's Creed game and probably Uncharted and Gravity Rush... I think I will at least wait until the reviews for the AC game come out before making a move...

Just as an aside, another reason I am considering this purchase is that my fiance's new love for Netflix has pushed me off of the PS3 for extended periods of time hahaha...




Remind me of this buy white Vita Asscreed bundle get 50$ best buy gift card

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#62 Aquablak

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

As someone who will get a Vita at some point, possibly as soon as tomorrow, with the AC3: Liberation bundle, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone's opinions.

For me it's less about the games than it is about whether I want to shell out the money right now or wait until Christmas or the new year. There are plenty of games I would be interested in, like Wipeout, Hot Shots, Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Sound Shapes, LBP, AC3, Persona, Super Stardust Delta, Mutant Blobs Attack, Motorstorm, Escape Plan, Ragnarok Odyssey and a pretty healthy lineup of downloadable PSP games that I own, but have yet to finish (I would LOVE to play Peacewalker with dual analog sticks, for example).

The memory card nonsense has been the thing that has really held me back. I'm thinking I might get a Vita soon, then just purchase a 32GB card at or around Christmas. Until then a small card that can house my game saves and Peacewalker would suffice. Even a 4GB card might be enough for that...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:17 PM

2012 retail releases I've bought (most not at full price):

PS3 (1):

- Twisted Metal


X360 (7):

- Forza Horizon
- Borderlands 2
- Witcher 2
- Mass Effect 3
- Max Payne 3
- Star Wars Kinect
- Halo 4 (got it pre-ordered)

3DS (3):

- Kid Icarus
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Final Fantasy Theatrerhythm

Vita (13):

- MGS HD Collection
- Uncharted Golden Abyss
- Virtua Tennis 4
- Gravity Rush
- Mortal Kombat
- Blaze Blue
- Rayman Origins
- Wipeout 2043
- Little Deviants (got it for free with the early adopter bundle - wouldn't have bought otherwise)
- Little Big Planet Vita
- Silent Hill Book of Memories
- Katamari Damacy
- Ragnarok Odyssey (got the LE pre-ordered from amazon.ca)


--that's just full games, not counting DL games (mostly XBLA and Vita PSN games)


If Vita has nothing to play....then what do these people think of the other platforms on the market? It must suck not liking video games (or not having a way to play them or enough time).

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

The Vita is a actually quite a nice piece of hardware so the problem has been software and support related but that's been changing recently with new releases and support related development.

At the moment, I'd say if you own a PS3, it's a good idea to get a Vita since with the PS+ on board for both platforms, you get quite a bang for your buck. If you're like me and have a thing for PSone classics, there's no better way to play them than on the Vita and then there's the whole custom firmware thing that was cracked wide open not too long ago which allows you to play any PSP games you own(UMD) without having to double dip on the store.

Whether something is worth or not comes down very specifically to your wants and what you already have so consider the facts well and go from there.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

It is the publisher's choice, and in hind sight, there's another bit to contest; Why would Activision choose to port a game, instead of building a separate experience from the ground up? If I have to choose between a console or Vita, I'd always choose the console. The exclusive experiences are where the Vita shines. Exclusives moves hardware. Sony's shouldering at least part of the dev costs, we can assume.


I totally and completely agree with this. There are some titles that I like having for both(UMvC3 & MGS HD), but I love it when they take a certain franchise and do something different with it for the Vita/3DS version. It's one reason I'm so excited for AC: Liberation. I'll have something in the exact same universe to play at home and on the go, but both will be completely different experiences. I for one hope we see more of this.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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#66 saikisen

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

2012 retail releases I've bought (most not at full price):

PS3 (1):

- Twisted Metal


X360 (7):

- Forza Horizon
- Borderlands 2
- Witcher 2
- Mass Effect 3
- Max Payne 3
- Star Wars Kinect
- Halo 4 (got it pre-ordered)

3DS (3):

- Kid Icarus
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Final Fantasy Theatrerhythm

Vita (13):

- MGS HD Collection
- Uncharted Golden Abyss
- Virtua Tennis 4
- Gravity Rush
- Mortal Kombat
- Blaze Blue
- Rayman Origins
- Wipeout 2043
- Little Deviants (got it for free with the early adopter bundle - wouldn't have bought otherwise)
- Little Big Planet Vita
- Silent Hill Book of Memories
- Katamari Damacy
- Ragnarok Odyssey (got the LE pre-ordered from amazon.ca)


--that's just full games, not counting DL games (mostly XBLA and Vita PSN games)


If Vita has nothing to play....then what do these people think of the other platforms on the market? It must suck not liking video games (or not having a way to play them or enough time).


This is extremely last minute, but do you know if bestbuy is stocking up on Rag Ody: Merc Edition? I can't find the standard or LE on their site. I might just buy it for full price from EB games but wanted to get a deal on it.

#67 saikisen

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

2012 retail releases I've bought (most not at full price):

PS3 (1):

- Twisted Metal


X360 (7):

- Forza Horizon
- Borderlands 2
- Witcher 2
- Mass Effect 3
- Max Payne 3
- Star Wars Kinect
- Halo 4 (got it pre-ordered)

3DS (3):

- Kid Icarus
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Final Fantasy Theatrerhythm

Vita (13):

- MGS HD Collection
- Uncharted Golden Abyss
- Virtua Tennis 4
- Gravity Rush
- Mortal Kombat
- Blaze Blue
- Rayman Origins
- Wipeout 2043
- Little Deviants (got it for free with the early adopter bundle - wouldn't have bought otherwise)
- Little Big Planet Vita
- Silent Hill Book of Memories
- Katamari Damacy
- Ragnarok Odyssey (got the LE pre-ordered from amazon.ca)


--that's just full games, not counting DL games (mostly XBLA and Vita PSN games)


If Vita has nothing to play....then what do these people think of the other platforms on the market? It must suck not liking video games (or not having a way to play them or enough time).


Oh, oh let me join in! I will only narrow it down to 2012 retail releases besides the massive amount of PSN downloads (like tokyo jungle) and all the other games I bought that were on sale (but weren't released this year).

PS3 (10):
- Twisted Metal LE
- Starhawk LE
- Journey Collector's Edition
- Infamous Collection
- God of War Collection
- Ratchet & Clank Collection
- Jak and Daxter Collection
- Sleeping Dogs
- Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (preordered)
- MoH:WF

3DS (0):
(I picked up my 3DS this year but the only game I got was super mario 3d land which came out in 2011)

DS(1):
-Black 2

Vita(4):
-WipEout 2048
-Uncharted: Golden Abyss
-LittleBigPlanet Vita
-(cross-buy for all-stars)
- Probably going to get Rag: Merc Edition if it pops up at bestbuy next week. I may pay full price @ EB games if theres a demo for it and I enjoy it.

PC(1):
- Rift


One thing to note is I just picked up a vita in the last week of September. My most played game would probably be ToM: Blitz, that game is for FREE and its amazing. Most of the retail games I bought this year was overwhelmingly on the PS3 (22 titles). Also alot more on PSN for the PS3. But I plan to get 2 titles for the vita today.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

2012 retail releases I've bought (most not at full price):

PS3 (1):

- Twisted Metal


X360 (7):

- Forza Horizon
- Borderlands 2
- Witcher 2
- Mass Effect 3
- Max Payne 3
- Star Wars Kinect
- Halo 4 (got it pre-ordered)

3DS (3):

- Kid Icarus
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Final Fantasy Theatrerhythm

Vita (13):

- MGS HD Collection
- Uncharted Golden Abyss
- Virtua Tennis 4
- Gravity Rush
- Mortal Kombat
- Blaze Blue
- Rayman Origins
- Wipeout 2043
- Little Deviants (got it for free with the early adopter bundle - wouldn't have bought otherwise)
- Little Big Planet Vita
- Silent Hill Book of Memories
- Katamari Damacy
- Ragnarok Odyssey (got the LE pre-ordered from amazon.ca)


--that's just full games, not counting DL games (mostly XBLA and Vita PSN games)


If Vita has nothing to play....then what do these people think of the other platforms on the market? It must suck not liking video games (or not having a way to play them or enough time).

Your own game purchase list != a list of worthwhile releases. And oh yeah, everyone who doesn't want a Vita must hate video games. :roll: I could turn your argument against you and say "Wow, you only bought one PS3 game this year, despite the many great releases it's recently seen, so you must not like video games!"

You've done a great job encouraging my opinion that the majority of the Vita's appeal is in its PS2/PS3 ports, though, so I'll give you that. ;)

I just don't understand why Vita owners get so defensive when anyone criticizes the system. It's worse than when you call a closet homosexual gay...

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#69 cheapbrokegamer

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

Lists seem pretty pointless to me. It just tells what you bought based on your opinion (factors can include, sales, timing of the year, systems owned, and so on). For example, I don't see Dishonored on anyone's list. WTF! Haha, awesome game that shiets on most games released.

Conclusion: Purchase List= nothing but specific individual factors that influenced you to buy the game at the time of purchase.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

Well, I just picked up the Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation bundle this morning. The white Vita (I prefer the white one over the black), AC3, a memory card that will serve for a little while to save games, and the $50 gift card was just too much to pass up. Couple this with Hot Shots and Wipeout that I picked up on sale at Staples, and I'm all set!

#71 Booyakz

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

Your own game purchase list != a list of worthwhile releases. And oh yeah, everyone who doesn't want a Vita must hate video games. :roll: I could turn your argument against you and say "Wow, you only bought one PS3 game this year, despite the many great releases it's recently seen, so you must not like video games!"

You've done a great job encouraging my opinion that the majority of the Vita's appeal is in its PS2/PS3 ports, though, so I'll give you that. ;)

I just don't understand why Vita owners get so defensive when anyone criticizes the system. It's worse than when you call a closet homosexual gay...


What great PS3 releases? =S He's listing only retail titles, and off the top of my head, PS3 exclusives this year (because clearly he buys multi platform games on 360), I can only think of Twisted Metal and Starhawk (and collections). Most everything else was downloadable. So, I suppose you could "turn [his] argument against him, but it's a terrible argument. >.<

And of his list, there's 1 PS2 port, and 3 PS3 ports. If you're absolutely not interested in the other 9 games he listed, then indeed, the appeal of the Vita is ports. -.-

People are just trying to justify their purchase, whether they know it or not. Plus, trying to help other gamers make purchasing decisions, in this thread in specific. I'll criticize my Vita from here to Kalamazoo, but I can justify those criticisms, while most aforementioned criticisms of the Vita are unfounded.

#72 Lightthrower

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

Currently playing Zero Escape 2 on Vita and it is sweeeet! Get the Vita version if you have both a 3DS and Vita, it's the best version and 3DS has a save corruption bug.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Currently playing Zero Escape 2 on Vita and it is sweeeet! Get the Vita version if you have both a 3DS and Vita, it's the best version and 3DS has a save corruption bug.


Glad I ordered it on Vita... I thought so, the Vita might be the superior version out of the two.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:18 PM

I just don't understand why Vita owners get so defensive when anyone criticizes the system. It's worse than when you call a closet homosexual gay...


Oh, I have plenty of my own complaints with the system. My main problem is just when someone acts like one system is "so obviously" better than the other. That may be their opinion, but it's all subjective. I can't honestly pick one to be my favorite, but the Vita does get slightly more play time as(I know, I know) it has trophy support.

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The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:49 PM

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Your own game purchase list != a list of worthwhile releases. And oh yeah, everyone who doesn't want a Vita must hate video games. file:///C:/Users/Dan/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gifI could turn your argument against you and say "Wow, you only bought one PS3 game this year, despite the many great releases it's recently seen, so you must not like video games!"

You've done a great job encouraging my opinion that the majority of the Vita's appeal is in its PS2/PS3 ports, though, so I'll give you that. file:///C:/Users/Dan/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.gif

I just don't understand why Vita owners get so defensive when anyone criticizes the system. It's worse than when you call a closet homosexual gay...


First those are just full games released in 2012 - if I added previous year's games (especially after The Source clearance sales) and downloaded games every system would go up by a big amount, except 3DS (a couple of last years games and a couple downloaded games).

I only posted the list to show (unlike the majority of the internet) I'm not a cheerleader for anything. I have no alliance to any corporation (or religion, political party, etc.) and can't understand how most people will make up their mind about something without knowing anything about it, or making it seem like their opinion is the definitive solution.

If you don't like what Vita has to offer that's fine, but saying it has nothing to play is flat out lie. My list proves that if you can say "Vita has no games" then I can pretty much say that about any platform on the market because of my opinion.[/FONT][FONT="]

Also, if Vita's ports don't count for anything, there goes a huge portion of 3DS's "good games" (and DS, GBA and PSP for that matter).
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[FONT="]And going with your closeted gay analogy, I guess the blind & biased Vita haters are the equivalent of a right winged Tea Party Christian conservative.

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#76 True Kronic

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

Lists seem pretty pointless to me. It just tells what you bought based on your opinion (factors can include, sales, timing of the year, systems owned, and so on). For example, I don't see Dishonored on anyone's list. WTF! Haha, awesome game that shiets on most games released.

Conclusion: Purchase List= nothing but specific individual factors that influenced you to buy the game at the time of purchase.


Ya there's a ton of games I'm gonna get cheap, Xcom, Dishonored, Tekken x Capcom, NFS Most Wanted, etc......

You're right about the purchase list just being someone's opinion.

This is extremely last minute, but do you know if bestbuy is stocking up on Rag Ody: Merc Edition? I can't find the standard or LE on their site. I might just buy it for full price from EB games but wanted to get a deal on it.


If you're asking me, I can't help you. I'd rather get it off the shelve's of Best Buy (instead of getting a damaged box from amazon) but the closest one to me is like over an hour drive.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

This is interesting. I'm going to check my 2012 list:

3DS
1] RE: Revelations
2] Kid Icarus: Uprising
3] Mario Tennis Open
4] Tales of the Abyss
5] Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
6] Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure
7] Kingdom Hearts 3D
8] New Super Mario Bros. 2

Wii
1] Rhythm Heaven Fever
2] Xenoblade Chronicles
3] Pikmin 2
4] The Last Story
5] Kirby's Dream Collection

PS3
1] Final Fantasy XIII-2
2] Jak & Daxter Collection
3] Ratchet & Clank Collection
4] Journey: Collector's Edition

360
1] Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend
2] Mass Effect 3: Collector's Edition
3] The Darkness II
4] Lollipop Chainsaw
5] Devil May Cry HD Collection
6] SSX
7] Persona 4: Arena
8] Silent Hill Downpour
9] Max Payne 3
10] Doom 3: BFG Edition
11] Asura's Wrath

Vita
1] Gravity Rush
2] Lumines: Electronic Symphony
3] Touch My Katamari
4] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
5] Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
6] Assassin's Creed: Liberation

PC
1] Binary Domain
2] Borderlands 2
3] Dishonored


Hmm... even though virtually all of these were purchased via sales or trades deals of some kind, the conclusion remains the same: I buy WAY too many games. If I added in downloadable or non-2012 titles purchased during this year, the list would easily triple.

I clearly have a problem... :P
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

I used to buy waaaaay to many games as well, mostly in the pursuit of gamerscore. I'm much better now, and try to keep it to one or two games a month.

Game access makes it a lot easier for me to keep up with games I want to try but don't want to pay for. Seeing your lists makes me feel like I've made some real headway with my purchasing problem.

#79 StryderOmega

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:53 AM

Oh boy these lists... Lol. If I don't include XBLA, I am about the same... I think.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

I don't want to try listing mine. I only started genuinely using Steam (that is, buying games, rather than downloading the few free games), at the beginning of September, just after school started. It was something to do during lectures, I suppose (because one cannot find enough news to read). I've gone from 4 titles, to 113 titles, in 2 months. That's bloody terrifying. >.<

On the bright side, for us all; At least we don't pay MSRP. ;D

#81 CoachHines

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

lol at listing the games you bought this year as if that means anything. For every good Vita game you bought, there's just as many great games on 3DS/PC/PS3 that you missed.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

If I did not have a PS3, I would've bought more Vita games. But since I do have a ps3 and I prefer to play my games on that, I buy fewer Vita games (of the same title). The cross-play is nice, but way too few games support it.

All these game lists people are posting are faulty. If you're gonna make a list, you should be adding a separate column for multi-console games or add both games under all the systems that offer it to even it out (since we can pick which version we wanna buy for the same game).
Lists with exclusives under their proper system are fine.

As for the OP, if you value gaming on the go and you're attracted to at least 2 of the Vita's exclusives, I say go for it. If you decide to hold off, you'll get a better deal down the road (maybe another new color option or two as well).

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Had something written up after following Sandy the last few days, and found out the thread has come down to what I've been avoiding. Have fun with your inner circle, I know I don't need to waste any more of anyone's time here. I'll stick to deals and avoid opinions from now on.

PS: Sony released their second quarter results. That should tell you a lot about their overall situation.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Had something written up after following Sandy the last few days, and found out the thread has come down to what I've been avoiding. Have fun with your inner circle, I know I don't need to waste any more of anyone's time here. I'll stick to deals and avoid opinions from now on.

PS: Sony released their second quarter results. That should tell you a lot about their overall situation.


I'm curious as to what your thoughts are, an what your opinion of what position Sony is in.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

Had something written up after following Sandy the last few days, and found out the thread has come down to what I've been avoiding. Have fun with your inner circle, I know I don't need to waste any more of anyone's time here. I'll stick to deals and avoid opinions from now on.

PS: Sony released their second quarter results. That should tell you a lot about their overall situation.


Because the fact that it hasn't sold gangbusters means that it really must truly suck. High sales does not a good game make. If that were the case then we'd all only game on DS's and play Angry Birds all the time.

I get sick of hearing stuff like that. And there's no inner circle with all of us, there are plenty of us in here that own multiple consoles(like me) that doesn't like one over the other(again, like me), and that can admit to both strengths and weaknesses of both sides(be it hardware, software or network related).

It's a good console. It has good games. So does just about every other console ever made. No reason to get all butthurt because some people like it a lot.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

Well, I just picked up the Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation bundle this morning. The white Vita (I prefer the white one over the black), AC3, a memory card that will serve for a little while to save games, and the $50 gift card was just too much to pass up. Couple this with Hot Shots and Wipeout that I picked up on sale at Staples, and I'm all set!


Canadians win this round.

I'm in the market for a Vita as well, but the price point is too high and the bs related to the included memory card size and individual pricing is a deal-breaker.

Getting more people to buy Vitas is simple:

1) lower entry price [as in sub-$200]
2) increase the included memory card size to at least 64GB [oh sorry, 32GB is the current limit?! LOL!] what a joke!

Viola! Then, we have a winner.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

Had something written up after following Sandy the last few days, and found out the thread has come down to what I've been avoiding. Have fun with your inner circle, I know I don't need to waste any more of anyone's time here. I'll stick to deals and avoid opinions from now on.

PS: Sony released their second quarter results. That should tell you a lot about their overall situation.


I'm inclined to say, No, don't go, this is an inclusive community! (and if there's an inner circle, I'm not part of it >.<). That last bit you threw in leaves a sour taste; For starters, they banded the PSP and Vita together (which is a rubbish idea in my opinion, they should have predictions for each), and reduced the prediction by 2 million. So, what does that say? That the PSP is finally dead? Probably. That the Vita isn't moving units? Probably. That the Vita is a terrible platform? Absolutely not. Sales numbers, and the quality of the experience offered by the platform, have very little correlation. Dreamcast?

Because the fact that it hasn't sold gangbusters means that it really must truly suck. High sales does not a good game make. If that were the case then we'd all only game on DS's and play Angry Birds all the time.

I get sick of hearing stuff like that. And there's no inner circle with all of us, there are plenty of us in here that own multiple consoles(like me) that doesn't like one over the other(again, like me), and that can admit to both strengths and weaknesses of both sides(be it hardware, software or network related).

It's a good console. It has good games. So does just about every other console ever made. No reason to get all butthurt because some people like it a lot.


Agreed on all points. OH! EXCEPT THE VITA IS PERFECT. You know, other that being stupid bulky, and having a (mostly) annoying back touch pad, and terrible UI, and...


Canadians win this round.

I'm in the market for a Vita as well, but the price point is too high and the bs related to the included memory card size and individual pricing is a deal-breaker.

Getting more people to buy Vitas is simple:

1) lower entry price [as in sub-$200]
2) increase the included memory card size to at least 64GB [oh sorry, 32GB is the current limit?! LOL!] what a joke!

Viola! Then, we have a winner.


Yes and yes. Especially memory. Games are too big for these tiny cards. -.-

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

I'm inclined to say, No, don't go, this is an inclusive community! (and if there's an inner circle, I'm not part of it >.<). That last bit you threw in leaves a sour taste; For starters, they banded the PSP and Vita together (which is a rubbish idea in my opinion, they should have predictions for each), and reduced the prediction by 2 million. So, what does that say? That the PSP is finally dead? Probably. That the Vita isn't moving units? Probably. That the Vita is a terrible platform? Absolutely not. Sales numbers, and the quality of the experience offered by the platform, have very little correlation. Dreamcast?


Dreamcast was the first thing that came to my mind as well. 8-)


Agreed on all points. OH! EXCEPT THE VITA IS PERFECT. You know, other that being stupid bulky, and having a (mostly) annoying back touch pad, and terrible UI, and...


I think the UI is the most annoying thing to me, though the back touch being used unnecessarily is a close second. The only games that used it right that come to mind are Uncharted(zooming in with the sniper rifle was surprisingly fluid & a welcome addition) & LBP.

Yes and yes. Especially memory. Games are too big for these tiny cards. -.-


I still wish they would have just found a way to stick an HDD in there(or at least a substantial amount of flash memory) and maybe upped the price $20-$50. I'd rather have payed $350 for the 3G and have a 120GB memory upgrade than pay $300 and then an extra $99 for only a 32GB card.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


Do you really think I could start a fast food restaurant called McDonaldz and use the golden arches as my logo and get away with it?

 

 


#89 Booyakz

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

I think the UI is the most annoying thing to me, though the back touch being used unnecessarily is a close second. The only games that used it right that come to mind are Uncharted(zooming in with the sniper rifle was surprisingly fluid & a welcome addition) & LBP.


Agreed, Uncharted did use it well, in that case it improved gameplay (it did have less welcome additions with the front touch, like rowing and chopping through cloth and bamboo). Making tracks in Modnation was probably the best use I've experienced, marked improvement over PS3 there. It's being sorted out, LBP shows the devs are making progress, they understand now.

I still wish they would have just found a way to stick an HDD in there(or at least a substantial amount of flash memory) and maybe upped the price $20-$50. I'd rather have payed $350 for the 3G and have a 120GB memory upgrade than pay $300 and then an extra $99 for only a 32GB card.


I don't mind them skipping over internal memory, I like the idea of being able to get more cards, so that I might swap between them. In theory anyway, I've yet to do that.

Memory cards are mostly good. What's bad, is Sony doesn't bundle memory cards with EVERY Vita (I did get 4GB in the First Edition Bundle, not large enough though). And the price of their memory cards. Memory is cheap now; like a dollar a GB. Going proprietary was a bad move, Memory Sticks worked fine.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

Agreed, Uncharted did use it well, in that case it improved gameplay (it did have less welcome additions with the front touch, like rowing and chopping through cloth and bamboo). Making tracks in Modnation was probably the best use I've experienced, marked improvement over PS3 there. It's being sorted out, LBP shows the devs are making progress, they understand now.


Oh dear God, those touch prompts on the front screen were so awful. I died a few times because of them, and once I was only a few kills away from the "Kill x amount of people without dying" trophy. So frustrating. Another thing I really liked in Uncharted was the Intu-Aim. That was great. Line up your shot with analog stick, tweak with gyro control, and boom, easy headshots. Very useful for getting out of a tight jam and dispatching a large wave of enemies quickly. I wish they'd do this on PS3, and I wish all shooters on Vita used this.


I don't mind them skipping over internal memory, I like the idea of being able to get more cards, so that I might swap between them. In theory anyway, I've yet to do that.

Memory cards are mostly good. What's bad, is Sony doesn't bundle memory cards with EVERY Vita (I did get 4GB in the First Edition Bundle, not large enough though). And the price of their memory cards. Memory is cheap now; like a dollar a GB. Going proprietary was a bad move, Memory Sticks worked fine.


I get that, memory cards can always be upgraded too. I just would rather not ever have to deal with them, as my 32GB is already half full and with Plus for Vita starting soon, I'm sure I'll have to be deleting things soon enough. I'd also be fine if they made a 80-100GB card, but who knows how much they'd wind up charging for such a card. :cold: The proprietary format was most definitely an unwise and unneeded choice.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


Do you really think I could start a fast food restaurant called McDonaldz and use the golden arches as my logo and get away with it?