The Playstation Vita Catch-All

interstate78 wrote:
Here's a few first impressions

WRC 3
Worth importing (UK vers.) good graphics (even in car view!), tight controls. (31$ shipped from Zavvi)

I didn't know where to look for this, thank you sir.

Hmm, I'll check out Hardboiled. I can always use more Metroidvania games.

EDIT: Oh, you meant Rocketbirds, I thought Hardboiled was something separate. It is on sale for + members, I think I can throw $6 their way. Looks stylishly awesome.

interstate78 wrote:

NUN ATTACK

Can you say General Chaos?

You had me at General Chaos. *bought*

Here's a few first impressions

WRC 3
Worth importing (UK vers.) good graphics (even in car view!), tight controls. (31$ shipped from Zavvi)

ROCKETBIRDS: HARDBOILED CHICKEN
I am tremendously enjoying this game. It's a metroid-vania platformer. It reminds me of Blackthorne so much. Great graphics. Jaw-dropping at times. I think it's on sale right now too!

URBAN TRIAL FREESTYLE
a great Trials HD-like game. The menus are a bit obtuse but the core gameplay is there. Get it and try to beat my scores. (PSN title. 10 or 15$ if I recall)

NUN ATTACK
Can you say General Chaos? How cool is that!? It's a touch only action strategy game in which you control a bunch of nuns (RPG archetypes of tank, range, healer, fighter) out to get a nun turned diabolical. You upgrade their weapons and learn new spells (miracles) and try to get 3 bullets (stars) in every level. It's 2.99$ for pete's sake. Can't go wrong with that

DualPicks wrote:
interstate78 wrote:

NUN ATTACK

Can you say General Chaos?

You had me at General Chaos. *bought*

Let me know how you like it. I found it really cool though the lack of an in-game tips/tutorial meant I had to learn everything by myself though I noticed there IS a picture slideshow that serves as a tutorial on the main screen I think.

I've found that a combination of tank / fighter is the most effective early on in the game. Olga's massive endurance and taunt skill always saves the day

interstate78 wrote:
DualPicks wrote:
interstate78 wrote:

NUN ATTACK

Can you say General Chaos?

You had me at General Chaos. *bought*

Let me know how you like it. I found it really cool though the lack of an in-game tips/tutorial meant I had to learn everything by myself though I noticed there IS a picture slideshow that serves as a tutorial on the main screen I think.

I've found that a combination of tank / fighter is the most effective early on in the game. Olga's massive endurance and taunt skill always saves the day

I'm really digging it so far based on the first 6 or so levels I've played. I wished that the touch controls were more precise when the nuns are close but otherwise, I'm having fun.

I wished that the touch controls were more precise when the nuns are close

Now there's a sentence that I thought that I'd never read.

Is Rocketbirds better on PC or Vita?

RolandofGilead wrote:
Is Rocketbirds better on PC or Vita?

This is the Vita thread so I'll say this: on the Vita the screen is so beautiful that the graphics really pop out and of course you have that whole integrated joysticks & buttons thing.

EverythingsTentative wrote:
Telltale's The Walking Dead is coming to Vita. I hope it's cross buy.

How about that. In that setting I might be more tempted to play through them.

That would be sweet since the first 2 episodes were already free from Plus.

interstate78 wrote:
RolandofGilead wrote:
Is Rocketbirds better on PC or Vita?

This is the Vita thread so I'll say this: on the Vita the screen is so beautiful that the graphics really pop out and of course you have that whole integrated joysticks & buttons thing.

True, true, but I also have Sine Mora, the Rayman Origins demo, and Wipeout on Vita and the Vita screen is also tiny (for what devs try to put on it) and seems to leave small details to my imagination. Interesting is that I do own Rayman Origins on Steam, so maybe I can compare more directly at some time.
I use the DS3 tool from MotionInJoy to use my PS3 controller.

DualPicks wrote:
interstate78 wrote:
DualPicks wrote:
interstate78 wrote:

NUN ATTACK

Can you say General Chaos?

You had me at General Chaos. *bought*

Let me know how you like it. I found it really cool though the lack of an in-game tips/tutorial meant I had to learn everything by myself though I noticed there IS a picture slideshow that serves as a tutorial on the main screen I think.

I've found that a combination of tank / fighter is the most effective early on in the game. Olga's massive endurance and taunt skill always saves the day

I'm really digging it so far based on the first 6 or so levels I've played. I wished that the touch controls were more precise when the nuns are close but otherwise, I'm having fun.

Big time +1. It can be rough to tap the right nun if they're clustered, but it's a pretty forgiving game so it's not a problem. This is one of the most creative and fun games I've played in a while, you seriously can't go wrong with this one for $3.

Turns out WRC3 is now available on North American PSN

Still glad I imported it since I'm sorely lacking space on my 32gb

I can't wait for the Future, where 128gb cards will exist.

'til then I have to cope with the present. damnit

I'm 50% through Nun Attack, and have reached the inevitable choice games like this face you with - Do I keep the upgraded gun I've poured a bunch of money into, or use the shiny NEW gun I just got and start upgrading it?

My main party thus far has been the first 3 Nuns. The healer is useful but a bit redundant when I can just taunt all enemies with Olga, and use the sharpshooter and dual-wielder to burn them all down. Still highly enjoyable, and highly recommended. Also it's on Android and iPad/iPhone, so there's no excuse to not play this game.

ahrezmendi wrote:
My main party thus far has been the first 3 Nuns. The healer is useful but a bit redundant when I can just taunt all enemies with Olga, and use the sharpshooter and dual-wielder to burn them all down. Still highly enjoyable, and highly recommended. Also it's on Android and iPad/iPhone, so there's no excuse to not play this game.

QFT

Welp I hit a point where P4G has begun to overstay its welcome. I realllllly want tthe damn thing to end now but it just keeps going and going....... what started at 5 stars for be is dropping with each hour the story continues to drag on.

Cobble wrote:
Welp I hit a point where P4G has begun to overstay its welcome. I realllllly want tthe damn thing to end now but it just keeps going and going....... what started at 5 stars for be is dropping with each hour the story continues to drag on.

+1

I'm on the actual final boss, and in order to win I need to grind out a few more levels and I just can't bring myself to do it. I've been playing this game, non-stop, for over 100 hours now. I appreciate that they added new content, but at this point I would have been happier if it had just ended with the original final boss.

ahrezmendi wrote:
Cobble wrote:
Welp I hit a point where P4G has begun to overstay its welcome. I realllllly want tthe damn thing to end now but it just keeps going and going....... what started at 5 stars for be is dropping with each hour the story continues to drag on.

+1

I'm on the actual final boss, and in order to win I need to grind out a few more levels and I just can't bring myself to do it. I've been playing this game, non-stop, for over 100 hours now. I appreciate that they added new content, but at this point I would have been happier if it had just ended with the original final boss.

Yeah. I figured you'd hit this point. That's why I said I was annoyed with the very Japanese cop-out ending that you got after an extra 20 hours.

You guys aren't making me want to try P4G, something I was considering

I appreciate that they added new content, but at this point I would have been happier if it had just ended with the original final boss.

Pardon me for jumping in here, but did they add an extra final boss from the PlayStation 2 version?

Spoiler:
The original had Adachi possessed by Ameno-sagiri, the God of Fog, for the "good" ending. That battle takes place in late December and then jumps you ahead to March 20th for a going away party.

On the 20th of March, you can also pursue the true ending that pits you against Izanami in a final dungeon. That ending has you getting rid of the fog and the Midnight Channel.

How is the ending to Golden different?

ClockworkHouse wrote:
I appreciate that they added new content, but at this point I would have been happier if it had just ended with the original final boss.

Pardon me for jumping in here, but did they add an extra final boss from the PlayStation 2 version?

Spoiler:
The original had Adachi possessed by Ameno-sagiri, the God of Fog, for the "good" ending. That battle takes place in late December and then jumps you ahead to March 20th for a going away party.

On the 20th of March, you can also pursue the true ending that pits you against Izanami in a final dungeon. That ending has you getting rid of the fog and the Midnight Channel.

How is the ending to Golden different?

Oh, apparently it isn't any different. I thought the True Ending content was the new stuff, but I guess the new stuff is just the fact that you can work on social links in January and part of February.

It's the True Ending boss I'm on, and very frustrated with.

Kamakazi010654 wrote:
You guys aren't making me want to try P4G, something I was considering

Let me clarify then: This is the only complaint I have about an otherwise amazing game. The simple fact that I've put over 100 hours into it, with no regrets at all, is evidence of how good it is. It just could have had a less annoying final boss.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
I appreciate that they added new content, but at this point I would have been happier if it had just ended with the original final boss.

Pardon me for jumping in here, but did they add an extra final boss from the PlayStation 2 version?

Spoiler:
The original had Adachi possessed by Ameno-sagiri, the God of Fog, for the "good" ending. That battle takes place in late December and then jumps you ahead to March 20th for a going away party.

On the 20th of March, you can also pursue the true ending that pits you against Izanami in a final dungeon. That ending has you getting rid of the fog and the Midnight Channel.

How is the ending to Golden different?

Spoiler:
That's still the case. However, they added a new character, with a social link you can pursue. Between Adachi and Izanami, that character ends up being a boss as well that you can fight, with a particularly painful dungeon to go through. Doing so is optional, but I felt obligated to complete it. It did add a handful of hours of playtime. I was in the same boat as Cobble, where after a certain point I just wanted it to end but the game kept going and going and going...

I can see where that'd get tedious, then. Persona games are ridiculously long, anyway, so adding extra content could make that problem worse. As with any SMT game, probably better to break it up into chunks than try to play it all in one go.

So WRC3 is good? I see a lot of mixed reviews. I'm a sucker for rally games though, and now that it's available on PSN, the temptation is strong and the flesh is weak.

Cobble wrote:
Welp I hit a point where P4G has begun to overstay its welcome. I realllllly want tthe damn thing to end now but it just keeps going and going....... what started at 5 stars for be is dropping with each hour the story continues to drag on.

I'm guessing it's some time around the dungeon they added for the Vita version...

ClockworkHouse wrote:
I can see where that'd get tedious, then. Persona games are ridiculously long, anyway, so adding extra content could make that problem worse. As with any SMT game, probably better to break it up into chunks than try to play it all in one go.

Yeah, next time I'll plan on this ahead of time. For now I'm breaking to finish Nun Attack and probably Rocketbirds too, then I'll go back and see if I want to grind out those extra levels to get the True Ending.

Duffman wrote:
So WRC3 is good? I see a lot of mixed reviews. I'm a sucker for rally games though, and now that it's available on PSN, the temptation is strong and the flesh is weak.

I was looking at it as well, for exactly the same reasons

Kamakazi010654 wrote:
Duffman wrote:
So WRC3 is good? I see a lot of mixed reviews. I'm a sucker for rally games though, and now that it's available on PSN, the temptation is strong and the flesh is weak.

I was looking at it as well, for exactly the same reasons

As rally games go, I think WRC3 for the Vita is good. There is no Career mode, you just race the courses. There is a WRC which puts you on the full circuit and you race stage after stage and your total time depicts where you are on the leader boards. Also if you damage your car in a stage you only have a set amount of time to repair your car, so if you crash allot on a particular race (as I did on the snow stages) you end up going into the next stages with a damaged car which can then make things interesting.

You can press start or select (can't remember which) at the main menu and it will just load a random stage to race so you can just jump right in on the move.

There are allot of customisable driving options and assists. The controls are solid, the graphics aren't brilliant but good enough.

If you like rally games I would personally recommend it.