The Playstation Vita Catch-All

OMG, Muramasa for Vita needs to get released in the US! I will play the living crap out of that.

ahrezmendi wrote:

OMG, Muramasa for Vita needs to get released in the US! I will play the living crap out of that.

Yeah, I purposefully stopped playing my Wii copy via Dolphin when I heard that it was going to come to Vita. I can't wait!

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

OMG, Muramasa for Vita needs to get released in the US! I will play the living crap out of that.

Yeah, I purposefully stopped playing my Wii copy via Dolphin when I heard that it was going to come to Vita. I can't wait!

Yes, looks bloody amazing. I never got too far into it on the Wii because of couch contention. This would solve my problem for sure.

ahrezmendi wrote:

OMG, Muramasa for Vita needs to get released in the US! I will play the living crap out of that.

A million times this. Put it out and I'll buy it day one!

Vrikk wrote:

Persona 4 Golden is real good. More so than Persona 3 FES, which for some reason I could never sink my teeth into enough to get hooked.

Now I'm kicking myself for never unsealing my copy of the PS2 version.

That is all.

Really not sure whether to pick it up or not. I've never played any persona game and I just don't know if I would like it. I might pick it up if it goes on sale in store and just give it a whirl. Probably watched the Video Review on IGN about 5 times now. I might check out the gamespot one....

On that subject, are there any good websites for video reviews other than IGN or Gamespot? I like reading written ones in PC Gamer, but never can be bothered online, but I like a quick 5 min comprehensive video.

More people should own EDF... Just sayin'.

dissposablehero wrote:

On that subject, are there any good websites for video reviews other than IGN or Gamespot? I like reading written ones in PC Gamer, but never can be bothered online, but I like a quick 5 min comprehensive video.

Try Giant Bomb. They're heavily video focused.

beanman101283 wrote:
dissposablehero wrote:

On that subject, are there any good websites for video reviews other than IGN or Gamespot? I like reading written ones in PC Gamer, but never can be bothered online, but I like a quick 5 min comprehensive video.

Try Giant Bomb. They're heavily video focused.

They are not a 'quick' look though.

I'll second Game Trailers. I also like Escapist Magazine, but they don't do too many serious video reviews. Unless you find Yahtzee void of satire.

GameTrailers has great video reviews. Giantbomb hasn't been doing video reviews for around a year, I think.

And even better, Shane Shatterfield recently left GT, so it should get a bump in quality. I honestly haven't been there much since their re-design.

merphle wrote:

I use a traditional alarm clock at home, but over time I've gotten too used to it, so I'll frequently hit snooze and go back to bed... a few times. Not a great habit to be in. However, for those times when I absolutely need to wake up on time very early in the morning (to catch a plane/train/automobile), I've managed to train myself to snap awake instantly as soon as I hear my cell phone alarm, regardless of the time or how much sleep I've gotten, but that's more a function of the relative rarity at which I've needed to use it.

Haha cool, I do the same thing. The key is to remember and remind myself the night before that I have something important the next day.

ahrezmendi wrote:

OMG, Muramasa for Vita needs to get released in the US! I will play the living crap out of that.

It would not be the first time I've rebought a game, though I bought the Zone of the Enders HD Collection more as a signal that I want more f*cking mecha in my life. A Link to the Past because I never did beat Ganon on the SNES. If they include more characters to play as, it would entice me. Also, I'm barely a quarter of the way through; I tend not to replay games (except shmups like Einhander, and Symphony of the Night as soon as I unlock it in Dracula X Chronicles).

cyrax wrote:

And even better, Shane Shatterfield recently left GT, so it should get a bump in quality. I honestly haven't been there much since their re-design.

I'll have to see if their reviews have improved. I found their scoring system to be pretty bad and they had a heavy bias towards certain titles and to advertisers. I remember they were one of the only sites to highly score Crackdown 2, when they had full graphics and pre-roll ads for it at the same time. The review actually had a pre-roll ad for the game on it.

When I said recently, I meant this week. It'll be a while before any noticeable changes occur. But just getting that "personality" out of there is a step in the right direction. What a smart-minded man.

According to the website, this is out now. I haven't seen it on PSN.

I just finished Liberation and for the most part I enjoyed it. It does have it's problems. One being the awful, point your Vita at a light source (Although my experience was good compared to others). It's also pretty glitchy/buggy. There is still fun to be had with the game.

Climbing and fighting felt like an Assassins creed game, that can be good or bad. I did like the chain kill feature though. It's basically, pick the people you want to die and we will do the rest for you, similar to Splinter Cell Conviction. The story is decent, with a good twist.

I thought introducing

Spoiler:

Connor

was cool too. Even though his voice acting was horrible.

If you are an Assassins Creed fan, I say play it. If not, there's nothing here for you.

If I'm posting too many videos, let me know.

escapeVektor looks cool, but I'm going to pass for now. I'm waiting for Guacamelee, and until then I'm halting all Vita game purchases until I finish P4G and all the others I still have.

I should do the same thing. The problem is, one of my favorite Vita games is buying Vita games.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I should do the same thing. The problem is, one of my favorite Vita games is buying Vita games.

That is a damn fine Vita game right there.

Every time I play it I get some kind of reward. It has failed to let me down, yet.

Even though I've owned my Vita since launch, I've got a couple of simple questions:

1. Can I charge the Vita using just the USB cable, e.g. plugged into the USB port on my laptop?
2. Anyone have case preferences? Currently the CitySlicker is looking pretty great to me.

My Vita won't charge via my laptop USB, but it will via my Xbox 360. I guess it varies from device to device.

Blind_Evil wrote:

My Vita won't charge via my laptop USB, but it will via my Xbox 360. I guess it varies from device to device.

Ah, okay - after a little investigation, it looks like that's due to the milliamp output from the port. The power brick that comes with the Vita says it outputs 1500 mA. I'm guessing you may not need 1500, but the standard 500 mA from a USB 2.0 port may not do it. My MacBook Pro is questionable... looks like a device can request 1000 mA. I'll give it a shot and report back.

I know I saw Brad Shoemaker yapping on twitter about how his Macbook wouldn't charge his, but a coworker's with the same model would. It's weird.

I've played through a lot of the Vita demos available in the PSN Store over the past two weeks and, while I'm impressed with the tech, most of them just aren't games I want to play anymore. Resistance and Dungeon Defenders were the latest casualties this morning. The demos I have played that confirmed I will eventually purchase the full product are games like Smart As, Rayman, and Mod Racer.

I have enjoyed a couple of the bigger named native Vita titles (Hot Shots Golf, Uncharted -despite it's awful warts-) but so far I'm happier finding the smaller arcade type gems via PSN (StarDrone, Zen Pinball, Big Sky Infinity, Super Stardust Delta, Sine Mora). I'd like to discover more of the Minis games too but am discouraged by their lack of screen shots (let alone a demo). Anyone have any more suggestions like Tetris and Puddle on PSN?

Fyedaddy wrote:

Anyone have any more suggestions like Tetris and Puddle on PSN?

This PS Mobile game looks pretty neat.

'course, you can play the original version for free on PC, but.. well, where would the Vita be without ports and refreshes, right?

Never mind that it's free on Steam, Super Crate Box is perfect on Vita. Both in suitability of the game itself for mobile gaming, and in the experience of actually playing it specifically on the Vita hardware.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I'll second Game Trailers. I also like Escapist Magazine, but they don't do too many serious video reviews. Unless you find Yahtzee void of satire.

I haven't been on GameTrailers of years actually, I'll get back on it as I used to quite like it but IGN took over, not sure why. *Bookmarked GT*

I do occasionally go on the Escapist, I like Movie Bob and Yahtzee and a few others but I tend to watch a bunch of videos on that site all at once and don't go back on it for a while. I'm not sure Yahtzee is the best enabler for games hahaha