Originally Posted by s1njin
What's the general consensus on this handheld now that its been out awhile? Is it worth buying? Is there steady game development for it?
My only impressions of this system were from launch when some gaming editors expressed dismay regarding the price and the outrageous cost of memory cards for it. What has changed to this point? I have a itch to scratch ....
I was very skeptical about it at first. I'd put it in my cart at Amazon then move it to "Save for Later." Did this for weeks. I finally jumped on it when Amazon had the huge sale. I've never been happier.
First, it obviously blows the PSP out of the water. It's amazing. It truly feels like I'm playing the PS3 on a handheld. For background, I've played Gravity Rush, Sound Shapes, All Star Battle, Mutant Blob, AC:L, P4G, WIpeout, and Uncharted. Uncharted was the only title I didn't like. The games I've played (with the exception of UC) are top notch. Graphics and audio are outstanding. Most make good use of the Vita's features. I'd also picked up a grip to use, but that's been gathering dust as I've become more comfortable holding it naked.
I've got a wife, a 3 year old, and a 5 month old. It's perfect for this setup. The great thing about the Vita is you can hit the power button at any point in a game and it just acts like the pause button, but you can keep it paused indefinitely. Perfect for when you only have a few minutes to game at a time. It's also perfect for the times when my wife wants to watch HGTV or some other show I have little interest in. She can cuddle up and watch her program and I can beat up little nasties in whatever game I'm playing. It just works.
I've logged in over 200 hours on this thing and know I'll easily put another 200 on it.