Sony unveiled the PS Vita with moderately good reception. To many,
it seemed like a great product with tons of potential. Even the price
point of the system seemed decent. Well, except for the propriety
memory cards that is. In fact, many who show interest in the system
but refuse to jump aboard the Vita bandwagon state the memory cards
as a main sticking point. I, myself, am guilty of this as well.
Holding off buying one due to the pricey memory cards. Many also
claim there are no games for the system worth buying. This point,
unlike the memory card issue, boils down to taste.

Knowing the type of games I enjoy a friend of mine suggested I
save up and buy a Vita. Ever since then, I have yet to regret it.
When it comes to games, I tend to stick to Japanese games like JRPGs and Visual Novels. Games like Danganronpa, Steins Gate, and Corpse
Party (all available on the Vita) are a blast to play through. I love
games with deep stories, so these types of games really suit my
taste. Then you have JRPGS/RPGS which the Vita has no lack of.

One of the titles in the first wave of the Vita’s library was
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited. Yes it is a port. Yes a number of
JRPs/RPGs for the Vita are ports. But, like Disgaea, this genre of
games is more suitable for handheld use. By nature, these games
require a lot of time grinding, especially Disgaea games. To make a
comparison, they are what some may call crapper games. Game you can
play on the toilet (or anywhere) in quick sessions. Every session you
raise a few levels and progress through the story a bit. Being a
handheld, you can much easier pick up and play the game at your
leisure. Games like Mind 0, Tales of R, heck, even the Hyperdimension
Neptunia games and their spin-offs make great quick session plays.
Handhelds are perfect for JRPs/RPGs.

Then you have the indies. I just started this one called
CounterSpy. The art direction is amazing in this title. Many of the
indie games available on Sony’s PSN have a unique style and game-play
that really help emphasize the types of games being made by these
independent developers. Just recently, Brian Provinciano made Retro
City Rampage DX available on the Vita as a limited physical release.
The per-orders for this version have already been closed after less
than a week. You can probably expect these copies to show up on eBay
at some point fetching a high price just as the PS4 limited release
did.

In the end, purchasing a Vita boils down to what you expect from
it. I wanted some original exclusive titles like, Danganronpa and
Mind Zero. I wanted some quirky, fun niche games like Hyperdimension
Neptunia: Producing Perfection (yes, an idol simulator featuring
Neptunia characters was made). Some JRPGs to play on the go such as,
Disgaea 4 and Tales of Hearts R. And a ton of indie games to enjoy
like CountrySpy and Limbo.

For fans of Japanese games and those who love indie titles, a PS
Vita is a great match.

Also, there are some nice limited editions every now and then.


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