The Playstation Vita Catch-All

Persona 4 Golden does a lot of things very differently to the other JRPGs you mentioned, so you might like it. It's more a visual novel for the most part.

Other Vita games I love:
Soul Sacrifice Delta. (Dark, Occult based Monster Hunter genre)
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. (Norse Mythology Hack n' Slash. Might just be titled Odin Sphere, not sure)
Dragon's Crown. (Also a Hack n' Slash. Spiritually akin to Golden Axe)
The Sly Cooper Collection. (Haven't played these on Vita, but I love the PS2 games)

It depends, almost all JRPGs play great on vita due to its sleep function, being able to walk away from a game with no progress loss at any time is great. Here's some of my favs from past years.
Modnation (arcade racer, not as good as PS3 version, but still alot of fun)
Sonic Racing Allstars (very solid racing game)
Ys Memories of Celceta (action RPG with good exploration and combat)
Legend of Heroes games (very good JRPGs, but very long so may not be your cup of tea)
Hot Shots Golf (one of the best golf games on any console)
Lumines (I don't know how to describe this)
Severed (first person dungeon crawler that using vita's touch screen to its fullest, don't let that scare you its excellent)
Wipeout 2048 (very good racing game if you don't have access to PS4 version)

Lumines is great. Geometry Wars 3 and Super Stardust Delta are outstanding twin stick shmups that work great on Vita. Shiren is an incredible rogue-like but, if that's not your thing then maybe you should just sell it. Rogue Legacy was a lot of fun. Pixel Junk Monsters for tower defense.

It's also a great platform for PSP or PS1 classics.

I also bought and hacked a Vita Slim earlier this year.
Over the last month it proved to be a loyal partner while chilling by the lake.
So I put an SNES Emulator on it and finished FF6 and A Link to the Past on it. Now I'm looking into the Metal Gear Series.
After abandoning my PSP I was a bit worried if I really would fall in love with the Vita but I did.

Also great Games are Guacamelee and Steam World Dig. Especially the last one is perfect because of the short gameloop.

Brand new Vita (well, sorta) owner here, bought it exclusively as a portable Spelunky machine... but I suppose I should check out other things that the console has to offer.

This is my initial list for Vita:

Gravity Rush
MGS HD Collection
Odin Sphere Leifthraiser
Tearaway
Lost Dimension

I wish I had bought Odin Sphere for Vita instead of PS4. I know I would have played it more.

Yay for Odin Sphere getting more play!
Some additional titles you should check out:

Dragon Crown
Persona 4 Golden
Soul Sacrifice Delta

Mr GT Chris wrote:

Lumines is great. Geometry Wars 3 and Super Stardust Delta are outstanding twin stick shmups that work great on Vita. Shiren is an incredible rogue-like but, if that's not your thing then maybe you should just sell it. Rogue Legacy was a lot of fun. Pixel Junk Monsters for tower defense.

It's also a great platform for PSP or PS1 classics.

I'll just quote myself :).

I got very excited to see Bloodstained in the PlayStation Store and bought it immediately, having heard enough press about the game to know it's probably up my alley even though not everyone had sung its praise.

...except, it's NOT the Bloodstained I expected! I played about 2 hours thinking, surely, the real game would reveal itself, but it just kept trudging through its 16-bit mediocrity. Something was off.

Turns out it's a Kickstarter stretch goal that got released for Vita, while the proper Vita game got cancelled! Needless to say, I'm very disappointed. I feel hoodwinked. Definitely not worth the $10 I plunked down for it.

Taharka wrote:

Yay for Odin Sphere getting more play!
Some additional titles you should check out:

Dragon Crown
Persona 4 Golden
Soul Sacrifice Delta

Nice, I'll add 'em to the list!

Ahh, yeah. The proper Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is out for Switch, but I understand it needs work.
What you played is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, which is a prequel of sorts.

Curse of the Moon is pretty good and worth $10 in my opinion but I can understand the disappointment if you were expecting SotN and got Castlevania 3.