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SamuraiShyGuy

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WaltzElf wrote:

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I personally feel that the Vita is a cool piece of hardware, and I like it's latin name, but I'm a Nintendo gamer. The editors at EGM weren't too thrilled about it. They made some good points: One was that it just feels like a PS3 that you can take with you since it is trying to offer the same experiences. Since most people play games at home, there is no reason to play Uncharted on your little screen when you can play it on your big screen. Another thing they said that I thought was kind of funny was something like, "Don't even try to pass this game off as Uncharted when it clearly isn't." I'm not sure what he meant exactly, but it is interesting that he clearly thought it was unworthy of the Uncharted name.

Those aren't good points. Firstly, why would anyone buy any handheld console when you can play games at home? To play games on the go, that's why, and the cross-platform saves and play mean the Vita should be a pretty seamless experience. Play at home, and then pick up and play the same game on the go.

I would also expect a peripheral to allow you to play the Vita on your TV at home. There was a few for PSP, but the PSP's resolution didn't look so good blown up on TV. That shouldn't be an issue on the Vita.

As for the criticisms of one game... Well crap. That's like playing Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs and using that experience to claim the 3DS sucks. It would be disappointing if Uncharted turned up bad on the Vita, but there's plenty of other games coming that are more interesting.

And I'd bet my house on PS2 Classics.

I think it is a good point. I play my games at home, portable or not. Sometimes I'll take my DS with me if I'm going to do some EV training in Pokemon or something, but if I'm getting into a deep game experience, I want to be in my room. As an example, I don't want to play Skyward Sword and then take it with me and (somehow) play when I'm on the go. If I'm not at home, it's probably for a reason and there are too many distractions. And then, if I'm at home, I'd surely want to play on the TV. The whole "portable PS3" idea just doesn't work. What I liked about the DS is that it had completely original games that you couldn't get anywhere else. Sure, the Vita will have original games as well, but that's not how it is being marketed.

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502. Posted:

SamuraiShyGuy wrote:

WaltzElf wrote:

SamuraiShyGuy wrote:

I personally feel that the Vita is a cool piece of hardware, and I like it's latin name, but I'm a Nintendo gamer. The editors at EGM weren't too thrilled about it. They made some good points: One was that it just feels like a PS3 that you can take with you since it is trying to offer the same experiences. Since most people play games at home, there is no reason to play Uncharted on your little screen when you can play it on your big screen. Another thing they said that I thought was kind of funny was something like, "Don't even try to pass this game off as Uncharted when it clearly isn't." I'm not sure what he meant exactly, but it is interesting that he clearly thought it was unworthy of the Uncharted name.

Those aren't good points. Firstly, why would anyone buy any handheld console when you can play games at home? To play games on the go, that's why, and the cross-platform saves and play mean the Vita should be a pretty seamless experience. Play at home, and then pick up and play the same game on the go.

I would also expect a peripheral to allow you to play the Vita on your TV at home. There was a few for PSP, but the PSP's resolution didn't look so good blown up on TV. That shouldn't be an issue on the Vita.

As for the criticisms of one game... Well crap. That's like playing Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs and using that experience to claim the 3DS sucks. It would be disappointing if Uncharted turned up bad on the Vita, but there's plenty of other games coming that are more interesting.

And I'd bet my house on PS2 Classics.

I think it is a good point. I play my games at home, portable or not. Sometimes I'll take my DS with me if I'm going to do some EV training in Pokemon or something, but if I'm getting into a deep game experience, I want to be in my room. As an example, I don't want to play Skyward Sword and then take it with me and (somehow) play when I'm on the go. If I'm not at home, it's probably for a reason and there are too many distractions. And then, if I'm at home, I'd surely want to play on the TV. The whole "portable PS3" idea just doesn't work. What I liked about the DS is that it had completely original games that you couldn't get anywhere else. Sure, the Vita will have original games as well, but that's not how it is being marketed.

People said the same thing about the PSP, but I look at what I play on the PSP, and it's entirely different to what I play on the home console. I prefer the PSOne Classics on PSP for instance because the smaller screen suits the low quality visuals better. Of the PSP games... well, the only real crossover with my PS3 collection is the Warriors games, and they're different Warriors games.

The Vita will have plenty of original games on it. And then when it doesn't, it'll still be worth having for a lot of people because I know I personally enjoy playing games on my balcony, where I don't have a TV (in fact, about 80% of my gaming is now done on handhelds. I very rarely turn my PS3 on for games, and even more rarely the Wii.)

So I can guarantee there is a market for these consoles.

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503. Posted:

Yeah, I'm not saying the Vita will sell poorly. I think it will do quite well. I was just bringing up some points that I read in a magazine that I happen to agree with. I agree, there is definitely a market for the Vita. It just might not be me, or gamers like me.

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504. Posted:

I'll get the PS Vita when Final Fantasy XI Online and/or Monster Hunter comes out. :3

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505. Posted:

... About the analog sticks- are they elevated to the point where it'd be a concern to carry it around in your pocket? Least, with my 3DS, the screen and all that is covered. And the PSP case I had made it a pain to carry my PSP in that- so, I opted to do what I did with my GBA and shove it into my pockets- no scratches or anything. With the Vita, I don't know. That's my concern. The sticks. Not really snapping off but damaging it :(

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506. Posted:

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... About the analog sticks- are they elevated to the point where it'd be a concern to carry it around in your pocket? Least, with my 3DS, the screen and all that is covered. And the PSP case I had made it a pain to carry my PSP in that- so, I opted to do what I did with my GBA and shove it into my pockets- no scratches or anything. With the Vita, I don't know. That's my concern. The sticks. Not really snapping off but damaging it :(

Yeah, that's a concern for me as well. I prefer clamshells (or PSPGo's Slide Out) for looking after consoles. I'm just hoping the Vita has a good third party case soon after launch.

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507. Posted:

Does anyone know if the PS Vita is backwords compatible with PSP games?

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komicturtle92 wrote:

... About the analog sticks- are they elevated to the point where it'd be a concern to carry it around in your pocket? Least, with my 3DS, the screen and all that is covered. And the PSP case I had made it a pain to carry my PSP in that- so, I opted to do what I did with my GBA and shove it into my pockets- no scratches or anything. With the Vita, I don't know. That's my concern. The sticks. Not really snapping off but damaging it :(

Apparently the Vita's sticks are not too high up.

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509. Posted:

ToadFan wrote:

Does anyone know if the PS Vita is backwords compatible with PSP games?

Yep, and PSOne classics. Assuming you downloaded them - UMD is gone.

I've also heard conflicting reports - some say that any PSN game (including the PS3 games) can also be played. Others say they can't.

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WaltzElf wrote:

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Does anyone know if the PS Vita is backwords compatible with PSP games?

Yep, and PSOne classics. Assuming you downloaded them - UMD is gone.

I've also heard conflicting reports - some say that any PSN game (including the PS3 games) can also be played. Others say they can't.

Wait, how is it compatible if it doesn't use that format? :O

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511. Posted:

lzbirdboy wrote:

WaltzElf wrote:

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Does anyone know if the PS Vita is backwords compatible with PSP games?

Yep, and PSOne classics. Assuming you downloaded them - UMD is gone.

I've also heard conflicting reports - some say that any PSN game (including the PS3 games) can also be played. Others say they can't.

Wait, how is it compatible if it doesn't use that format? :O

What do you mean?

If this helps clarify - the Vita is compatible with the PSN, and PSP games (as well as potentially PS3) that you've downloaded off there will be Vita-compatible.

The UMD format is gone though, so the Vita is not backwards compatible in a physical sense.

It's really what Nintendo should have done with the Virtual Console and the 3DS. There's no reason we shouldn't have access to the SNES/ NES/ etc games we've already paid for (though N64 games might require too many buttons).

Honeslty, the backwards compatibility stuff in itself is enough to make me look forward to a Vita.

That and the PS2 classics.

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512. Posted:

I'm getting ready to cancel my preorder at Amazon and re-pre-order at Gamestop. I completely forgot that I get reward points for buying things from them (just fyi in case anyone else forgot).

I'm starting to have an internal struggle with handhelds vs. cell phones for game play but I keep chanting the mantra: "dual analog sticks, dual analog sticks, dual analog sticks" until the moment passes. :)

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513. Posted:

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I don't know. Other than Uncharted, I don't think any of those games will be drastically above average. Thus not being system sellers, plus Uncharted is great, and I like it as much as the next guy, but one game won't sell a system either. ;)

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514. Posted:

now im just hoping monster hunter comes out in 2012, that would make me really happy.

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515. Posted:

If gets interesting games I might get it. As of what we know right now though I'm not getting it.

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komicturtle

516. Posted:

The third party case I got for the PSP is terrible. I don't know what the hell I was thinking. If the Vita (slim) isn't too big, I'll be using my pouch I got from Club Nintendo that I use for 3DS and carry the system I feel like- or something.

$250 is a lot and them precious analog sticks will need to be protected at all costs. If Turtlelink is right, then I'll feel a bit at ease :3

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517. Posted:

The PSVita is cleared for launch this Autumn in the USA now that it has passed the FCC's approval.
http://playstationlifestyle.net/2011/08/03/vita-clears-fcc-ge...

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518. Posted:

TokyoRed wrote:

The PSVita is cleared for launch this Autumn in the USA now that it has passed the FCC's approval.
http://playstationlifestyle.net/2011/08/03/vita-clears-fcc-ge...

The Vita itself is ready for release, but that doesn't mean the launch is in Autumn, as was explained in the final paragraph of the article you linked.

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519. Posted:

What type of physical media does the Vita use? Somehow I missed that.

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520. Posted:

Oddy wrote:

What type of physical media does the Vita use? Somehow I missed that.

You missed everyone calling Sony a copy cat just because they're using an SD card?

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