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Quick
(05-07-2012, 05:18 AM)
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I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?
Alchemy
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(05-07-2012, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

I enjoyed the hell out of mine when I was playing through Lumines, Uncharted, Katamari, Blaz Blue, and Super Stardust. I haven't played with mine in a while but its allowed me to catch up on Xenoblades and Kid Icarus, but I have Disgaea 3 in the mail. Can't wait to dig into that.

My 3DS almost acts like a companion device to my Vita, because every time I go back to my Vita I'm amazed out how awesome the hardware is in comparison.
Bukana
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(05-07-2012, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

Here's a list of the released games and the upcoming ones:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=472361
theBishop
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(05-07-2012, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

The hardware's awesome, the firmware's awesome, the launch lineup is awesome. No PSP model ever felt ergonomically correct, while Vita is super comfortable.

The only thing that sucks is the release calendar. I'm enjoying the hell out of it, but I can't in good conscience tell you to buy one until after E3.
CecilMcW00t
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(05-07-2012, 05:53 AM)
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I wish the US Sony branch would speak up about what the hell is going on with minis/PSP compatibility. EU keeps getting all the ones I want to play and I'm trying to figure out a valid reason why there isn't any parity for something like this? I got a bunch of minis bubbles sitting on my PS3 and every week I check and get more disappointed. Just imagine if I didn't have a PS3. Sorry for the rant, but I'm just so disgusted with the ongoing incompetence and silence from Sony about this.
chickdigger802
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(05-07-2012, 05:53 AM)
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Is there a link for the .79 cent amazon case? I can't seem to find it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o05_s00_i00
Shai-Tan
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(05-07-2012, 05:54 AM)

Originally Posted by Quick

I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

I don't regret buying it but I don't feel like I would be missing much by waiting until much later when the system has a bigger library. There's some good games but I feel like I already played Uncharted, Super Stardust, Katamari, Hots Shots Golf, Wipeout etc.. because I did. Better for people who didn't I guess and also never had a PSP. I'm starting to get into fighting games now just to have something new to play.
TGO
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(05-07-2012, 05:55 AM)
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To be fair, I never actually brought another game for my PS2 until Onimusha came out I think
And for PS3 it was Heavenly Sword
Games will come, just wait til E3
ReaperXL07
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(05-07-2012, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by CecilMcW00t

I wish the US Sony branch would speak up about what the hell is going on with minis/PSP compatibility. EU keeps getting all the ones I want to play and I'm trying to figure out a valid reason why there isn't any parity for something like this? I got a bunch of minis bubbles sitting on my PS3 and every week I check and get more disappointed. Just imagine if I didn't have a PS3. Sorry for the rant, but I'm just so disgusted with the ongoing incompetence and silence from Sony about this.

Yeah I can understand the frustration on this end to an extent. There are a bunch of games that were released on the PSP that I really want to play that are not even on the PS3/PSP store.

I want very much to get Star Ocean 1 and 2, but they are not on the store, I want to Phantasy Star Portable 2, but thats not there either. I wish Sony would have pushed harder to get all PSP games released in the US on the store.
KaYotiX
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(05-07-2012, 06:13 AM)
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Play my VITA everyday, Disgea 3,the show 12, lumines, SSD and now MK and that doesn't even include the PSP RPGs I have in it :)
bobbytkc
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(05-07-2012, 06:16 AM)

Originally Posted by KaYotiX

Play my VITA everyday, Disgea 3,the show 12, lumines, SSD and now MK and that doesn't even include the PSP RPGs I have in it :)

I just bought MK, which was excellent, but I can't get rid of my Gods Eater Burst addiction. Couldn't get into MH, but I am really into this for some reason.
ReaperXL07
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(05-07-2012, 06:25 AM)
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Seriously if anyone is interested an a sort of Final Fantasy/Powerstone hybird RPG fighter that looks damn good on Vita, I highly recommend Dissidia 012, a light world map, tons of characters to play as, lots of content, and i'm actually really impressed with how good it looks. Most of the 3d psp games i've gotten really don't look that great on the Vita, but Dissidia is an exception imo.

I really don't like Laguna though, he's not really bad, but he's made me realize that i'm not very good with ranged characters in this, I seem to do much better with close combat characters.
theBishop
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(05-07-2012, 06:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by KaYotiX

Play my VITA everyday, Disgea 3,the show 12, lumines, SSD and now MK and that doesn't even include the PSP RPGs I have in it :)

I was hesitant to pay full price for Lumines, but it's taken so many hours from my life. Just the stopwatch mode is killing me.
Grinchy
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(05-07-2012, 06:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by theBishop

I was hesitant to pay full price for Lumines, but it's taken so many hours from my life. Just the stopwatch mode is killing me.

Yeah I only got Lumines because of a B2G1 deal, but I have put quite a bit of time into it. Beating voyage mode was very satisfying. I haven't really gotten much into stopwatch mode yet for some reason.

I mostly play lumines while I ride an exercise bike though. I forget what I'm doing until I'm like an hour and 10 minutes into voyage and I realize I'm drenched in sweat haha.
Koroviev
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(05-07-2012, 06:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by theBishop

I was hesitant to pay full price for Lumines, but it's taken so many hours from my life. Just the stopwatch mode is killing me.

This is how I am with SSD. Can't decide what to play, so I end up playing round after round of endless. Need to beat 9 million now ^^;

I do want to pick up Lumines at some point, but 40 seems pretty steep when SSD can scratch the high-score itch for a fraction of the price.
DiscoJer
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(05-07-2012, 06:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by ReaperXL07

I want very much to get Star Ocean 1 and 2, but they are not on the store, I want to Phantasy Star Portable 2, but thats not there either. I wish Sony would have pushed harder to get all PSP games released in the US on the store.

The puzzling thing is that PS:P2 was on the store, but Sega (or Sony) took it down for some reason.
AgentOtaku
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(05-07-2012, 06:53 AM)
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Still hurt that we NEVER got Valkyrie Profile Lenneth on either PSP PSN or VITA (>___<)

Also, I gave up on trying to play Lunar SSSH ....it's just so ....boring =(

Now I'm giving Ys II proper love. Really hate how they move the run/walk both to the analog now (you just had to press a button for Ys I).
Kenak
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(05-07-2012, 06:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

I bought three games at launch (Uncharted, Lumines, Wipeout) + SSDD. I played the shit out of all of them for the first few weeks. Then Motorstorm RC came out and I played the hell out of that for a few weeks. I haven't really touched the system since, but recently with MK out I've been playing a lot again.

I'll probably get bored of MK in a couple of weeks, which should be right around when Resistance comes out, and then from there we have Gravity Daze and MGS HD collection. So I'm pretty set for the near future in terms of stuff to keep me occupied.

Forgot to mention all of my PSP games. Granted I could play them without the Vita, but it's nice having them augment the library. I usually switch between P3P, MGSPW, and Ys Felghana.

Originally Posted by Koroviev

This is how I am with SSD. Can't decide what to play, so I end up playing round after round of endless. Need to beat 9 million now ^^;

I do want to pick up Lumines at some point, but 40 seems pretty steep when SSD can scratch the high-score itch for a fraction of the price.

IIRC Sony stores are dropping the price of Lumines (among other titles) to $20. Link
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yencid
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(05-07-2012, 07:05 AM)
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after RC it was actually that diamond game for me. i played it a lot.
Kenak
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(05-07-2012, 07:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by yencid

after RC it was actually that diamond game for me. i played it a lot.

Is that the one that limits your plays per day? I liked it too until I realized I couldn't play it as much as I want..
theBishop
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(05-07-2012, 07:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grinchy

Yeah I only got Lumines because of a B2G1 deal, but I have put quite a bit of time into it. Beating voyage mode was very satisfying. I haven't really gotten much into stopwatch mode yet for some reason.

I mostly play lumines while I ride an exercise bike though. I forget what I'm doing until I'm like an hour and 10 minutes into voyage and I realize I'm drenched in sweat haha.

The thing I like about Stopwatch mode is the score actually means something. It's ridiculous to go for a high score in Voyage because it can take 90 minutes to get through the whole tracklist. No human being can play intensely for that long. I usually play 60 or 180 second stopwatch mode and try to get in the top 10 for the day. The only bummer is it's the same generic tune over and over.
Alchemy
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(05-07-2012, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by theBishop

The thing I like about Stopwatch mode is the score actually means something. It's ridiculous to go for a high score in Voyage because it can take 90 minutes to get through the whole tracklist. No human being can play intensely for that long. I usually play 60 or 180 second stopwatch mode and try to get in the top 10 for the day. The only bummer is it's the same generic tune over and over.

I've played Voyage for HOURS straight. It is super easy to melt away in that game. About the only thing I regret is not buying the digital version of Lumines because I don't want to swap the cart out all the time but I still want to have access to it. Assuming you don't buy every single iteration of Lumines (I've only got the first PSP game, the Steam one, and the Vita one) it is completely worth it to pay full price for Lumines.

So good.
theBishop
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(05-07-2012, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alchemy

I've played Voyage for HOURS straight. It is super easy to melt away in that game. About the only thing I regret is not buying the digital version of Lumines because I don't want to swap the cart out all the time but I still want to have access to it. Assuming you don't buy every single iteration of Lumines (I've only got the first PSP game, the Steam one, and the Vita one) it is completely worth it to pay full price for Lumines.

So good.

Oh yeah, I believe you can get sucked in and play it for that long. But I don't believe you can maintain the kind of high-speed intensity necessary in stopwatch for the length of a voyage.
SUPARSTARX
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(05-07-2012, 07:22 AM)
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I've clocked a few hours on it per week. RPGs, bit of fighting (UMVC3, BBCSEX), and just messing around.
yencid
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(05-07-2012, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenak

Is that the one that limits your plays per day? I liked it too until I realized I couldn't play it as much as I want..

they fill up in minutes.
hitmon
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(05-07-2012, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenak

Is that the one that limits your plays per day? I liked it too until I realized I couldn't play it as much as I want..

Are you referring to the game that seems like bejeweled, it allows you to play some more after a couple of hours. At least from my experience.
yencid
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(05-07-2012, 07:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by hitmon

Are you referring to the game that seems like bejeweled, it allows you to play some more after a couple of hours. At least from my experience.

All the hearts fill up in about an hour or less.
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Koroviev
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(05-07-2012, 07:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenak

IIRC Sony stores are dropping the price of Lumines (among other titles) to $20. Link

That would be great if there was a Sony store within 60 miles. To be honest, I didn't even realize there were Sony retail outlets. If that is the price in their store, then why isn't it the digital price?
Sagitario
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(05-07-2012, 07:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by AgentOtaku

Still hurt that we NEVER got Valkyrie Profile Lenneth on either PSP PSN or VITA (>___<)

I am not sure you would want to play VP on the big Vita screen. Lenneth is such a blurry game.
On the Go, though... I think it would look much better.
Raonak
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(05-07-2012, 07:47 AM)
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That music unlimited thing is pretty neat. Especially since you can now "cache" songs for offline play. that was my biggest complaint about the service before. great way to expand my musical horizons.

vita app is really nice; but theres some minor problems.
but for some reason it seems to end some songs prematurely. and sometimes looses connection.
mangaroo
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(05-07-2012, 08:44 AM)
I play wipeout a ton, there's a weekly speed lap challenge over at wz which is super addictive, managed to get my first top10 after playing with those guys this week. My friend and I also have an ongoing competition for sol which is an awesome track, especially visually.

I imagine when I get a bit tired of wipeout, I'll go back to Lumines. Don't usually care much for trophies but have to say I was disappointed when some of the medals were only silver, unlocking zone 5 was intense! Actually zone 3 was the one that gave me trouble. Anyway, great puzzle game that you can easily sink hours into due to not only addictive gameplay but also the music and visuals of the different skins which change (and interact) as you play are totally hypnotic.

Other than that, the main games I enjoy out of the bunch I picked up are Super Stardust, but I just can't do the rock smashing over and over, takes too long for my liking but great when you do decide to play. Just like Rayman - I don't feel like platforming all the time but when I do decide to run it, it never disappoints.

I want to like motorstorm rc, and it is a great little game but it just makes me sour that there isn't a proper motorstorm title out for the vita, arctic edge is alright. Also I can never find a camera angle I am comfortable with. But if you are into those RC racing games, it's pretty unbeatable.

Touch my Katamari I can also recommend when you are not sober.

On the topic of Sony being slow about PSP releases in US, I feel for you. Why can't they just put these titles up, we want to give you money. Really hope they pump out a hell of a lot more PSone classics for when the compatibility is finally released.

@Quick [profile pic at the top of the page] when was Abed blond? Did he time travel from the 80s?
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tborsje
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(05-07-2012, 09:16 AM)
Is there any way to change PSN regions without loosing all your themes and system settings? I have some EU\AUS games but want to buy some PSP games from the US PSN, and having to format and loose my theme every time I change is super annoying.
GopherD
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(05-07-2012, 09:36 AM)
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Been rocking Kid Icarus on the 3DS but man I wish Nintendo would go harder on their hardware. Between it and the Vita, I keep getting pulled back to higher resolution goodness.

I've picked up 9 Vita retail games so far, had a backlog of 12 PSP games and 4 PSN games. I'm not anywhere near getting through some of them. No drought here....

Played Everybody's Tennis for the first time today and it looks like another game's got its hooks on me. Damn Clap Hanz games are addictive.
Dimorphic
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(05-07-2012, 09:49 AM)
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Resistance will engage me with my Vita once more. I don't rely on it as my main gaming device so the lack of games has only been annoying at most for me.

But if Sony doesn't push the Vita hard at E3 I fear it'll be dead by the years end.
Chesskid1
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(05-07-2012, 10:00 AM)
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not much longer wait for PS vita early adopters.


resistance, gravity rush, metal gear solid HD collection, and silent hill all within 2 weeks of each other. boo ya.

gonna get 3/4 i think. maybe 1/2, might wait for resistance reviews. not a bad lineup.

gonna pick up TiTs soon i think. bought ogre, never really liked SRPGs and this pretty much confirms it, after forcing myself to play it a few hours. o well.
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Galvanise_
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(05-07-2012, 10:16 AM)
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Resistance looks Janky. Apparently it only has 6 levels too.

Demos need to be released for all of those games. I'll only be getting Gravity Rush and MGS HD at the moment.
DCharlie
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(05-07-2012, 10:42 AM)
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I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

it's fantastic and i'm spoilt for choice for games to play on it. <3 <3 <3
Galvanise_
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(05-07-2012, 10:46 AM)
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I'd kill for a Zelda-esque game for Vita. Hell, a portable 3D Dot Game Heroes would be excellent.
Neifirst
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(05-07-2012, 11:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Galvanise_

I'd kill for a Zelda-esque game for Vita. Hell, a portable 3D Dot Game Heroes would be excellent.

I plan on getting Alundra once PSone compatibility arrives personally.
semiconscious
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(05-07-2012, 11:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Galvanise_

I'd kill for a Zelda-esque game for Vita. Hell, a portable 3D Dot Game Heroes would be excellent.

check out gurumin (psp). u.s. version runs fine on vita...
Galvanise_
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(05-07-2012, 11:53 AM)
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No no no.

New stuff man. Sony need to bring us new stuff.

The fact that we are considering playing PS1 and PSP games on Vita is testament to just how shitty the post launch support has been so far.
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(05-07-2012, 12:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Galvanise_

No no no.

New stuff man. Sony need to bring us new stuff.

The fact that we are considering playing PS1 and PSP games on Vita is testament to just how shitty the post launch support has been so far.

personally, i guess i consider any good older game i've never gotten around to playing as 'new', to the extent it's 'new' to me. which's why i have no problem with having lots of ps1/psp stuff available to choose from. ymmv...
Sintoid
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(05-07-2012, 12:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Galvanise_

No no no.

New stuff man. Sony need to bring us new stuff.

The fact that we are considering playing PS1 and PSP games on Vita is testament to just how shitty the post launch support has been so far.

I agree but I think that the right time is E3. I play with Vita enough (2-3 hrs a day), I bought it on day one and until now I completed Uncharted, Motorstorm RC, Escape Plan and I'm in the middle of Wipeout. I've got a good backlog of games bought like Blob, Stardust, Hustle King and Stardrone not to mention Unit 13 and Army Corpse of Hell.
I still need to buy Rayman and Mortal Kombat and in the end of May we'll have a quite promising Resistance Retribution and in June Gravity Daze... I feel quite Ok for a while but now I need to see that Sony and TP are making what Vita needs from 2012's third quarter and on...

And obviously I need a LBP Vita date....
DangerousDave
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(05-07-2012, 12:24 PM)
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Launch support was great.

The problem is the post-launch support. Only a few games, after launch, and most of them has been ports or mediocre games.

Let's wait for the new games, like Gravity Rush, and the E3 announcements.
michaelius
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(05-07-2012, 12:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Quick

I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

I consider it best spent money on new gaming hardware ever since 3dfx Voodoo and Radeon 9700 ;)

I only wish I had some more cash so i'd be able to buy Unit 13, Uncharted, Ninja Gaiden, VT4, BB, MK , Disgaea 3 and SFxT ;)
And more time to finish all those PSP games i haven't played yet that are now in PSN shop for 10 euros.

edit: also waiting for Gravity Daze/Persona 4/Ragnarok
newsguy
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(05-07-2012, 12:45 PM)
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This is the only handheld that's kept me gaming since the GBA. I've owned the DS and 3DS, but neither made me want to play. I guess the fact that I'm playing my Show franchise on the go has alot to do with it. Unit 13 has also been a timesink. The fact that it has the dynamic missions after you've beaten the regular stage gives it long legs. For sports games this is the first HH I can honestly say is worth every cent.
DCharlie
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(05-07-2012, 01:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by newsguy

This is the only handheld that's kept me gaming since the GBA. I've owned the DS and 3DS, but neither made me want to play. I guess the fact that I'm playing my Show franchise on the go has alot to do with it. Unit 13 has also been a timesink. The fact that it has the dynamic missions after you've beaten the regular stage gives it long legs. For sports games this is the first HH I can honestly say is worth every cent.

Unit 13 is pretty good - definitely feel the need for a straight terrorist hunt Rainbow 6 though.
GillaTheGorilla
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(05-07-2012, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

Playing mine everyday and I have sunk a shocking amount of time into Unit-13, just can't seem to stop playing it. Fantastic system, and once psone games are available it will be complete for me.
dc89
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(05-07-2012, 01:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

Liking mine a lot!

Play Everybody's Golf everyday because of the Daily Tournaments. Also have Rayman Origins which I got the other week. Super Stardust is my quick fix, actually completed Arcade Mode this morning in one sitting and got quite a few trophy's.
darkside31337
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(05-07-2012, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I was all aboard the Vita train up until release day when I didn't have any extra cash for it. But a couple of months later, I feel like I made the right choice by not buying it since there aren't many games that interest me at the moment.

I guess what I want to know is, how is everyone enjoying it now?

I really love my Vita. Honestly this summer is looking pretty decent, playing Disgaea a lot right now and will pick up MK this week, looking forward to seeing how Resistance shapes out, will day 1 buy Gravity Rush, hopefully Ragnarok gets localized sooner rather than later for the summer.

All in all it's a pretty decent summer, at least for me anyway and especially more so when compared my 3DS which is collecting dust and will be doing so for a while :/. Obviously hoping for some more stuff from E3, new announcements obviously, but would also like some actual release dates for stuff like LBP as well.

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