Ha ha, you're old UnrealButcher, (well not that old, but older than I am). Remember the Flinstones! I'm only playing with you, you're a good soul. I'm 43. I love my PS3, I love games, I have all my life, but my Vita is my favorite.
To me It's the perfect handheld gaming system. Growing up I always wanted an electronic quarterback, how things have changed.
I love all the games, even the ones that others consider to be crap. Today I honestly believe that people are misguided for not owning one. Everyone should experience the enjoyment I've had playing games on the Vita. In my opinion you're nuts not to go buy one as soon as you can.
And UB I wish you and your family a happy Easter. God Bless.
If you say so. lol.
Flinstones, Jetsons, Scooby Doo. lol.
I think for me being a gamer since I was young (some 35+ years) and since the beginning with the early consoles, handhelds and arcade cabinets, spending my lawn mowing money on chick a sticks, jolly ranchers, and playing some pinball at the corner store or pizza parlor, I can appreciate what I have with the Vita.
Thanks and back at you. Here's one for you.
Funny thinking about this made me remember how me, my brother and friends used to go to the corner store in hopes of seeing the next great game, and see if our high score had been beat. Good times.
Nice, now those were cartoons. Bugs was one of my favorites. Always love the vids, makes me feel nostalgic, as for the electronic quarterback; what was I thinking!
So many great replies here. Nice community here. Thanks again for all the input.
Anyone picked up a Wii U as well? I'm pretty sure I'll get a Vita although I'm not all that interested in any of the Vita games I've seen so far (maybe Uncharted) there are a few RPG's that I missed for the PSP that I could download for it.
I'm 34 (well in a couple days I will be) and I love my Vita. I don't get as much time anymore to sit down in front of the TV and play the PS3 so the Vita is great for me. I play it more than anything else lately. Uncharted is great, Unit 13 is a fun shooter to pick up and play (could have been amazing with a true multiplayer). Some of the smaller puzzle games are fun and I am ejoying Assassin's Creed Liberation.
There will be some great games coming out for it. Looking forward to Killzone Mercenary big time. I would definitely recommend the Vita. Add me if you want and I'll see ya online.
I hit the 30 mark last December, so I'm in!
Trying to be as unbiased as possible here since I work for PlayStation, but just as a regular gamer with a full time job, I think it's a great machine. It delivers gaming experiences that you won't find elsewhere and the library of games is strong enough to keep gamers who can't play everything under the sun, quite busy.
I hate to use the Persona 4 Golden card, but if you dig JRPGs in the slightest, this one is almost worth the price of admission. But that's also reinforced by the strong library of countless other games; and even breathes new life into many of the PS one Classics.
But gaming and apps aside, I'm really interested to see if it gets newfound utility with PS4. Excited to see what we have to announce on those fronts.
thank you For this thread as I share this pain with you really want the vita but @ 37yo I'm thinking this is not for me, so its good to see many +30 gamers & vita gamers too
I really think should get one after hearing everyone replay in here
Thank you all
I'm a 30+ gamer and I enjoy my Vita. I only play RPGs though so my experience with it has been more limited as a result but it's been a great handheld so far. If there are enough games that interest you for it then I would definitely recommend it. If there are only a few that interest you though then I would wait for now until more games are on it that interest you.
Though to slightly contradict what I just said above, and this goes along with recommendations, I think the JRPG Persona 4: Golden is a great enough game by itself to buy a Vita just for that.
saw this tweet from morgan, and i wanted to help. sorry dude, im gonna comment anyway. im 29 ive had my vita well over a year now and i must say, this is the first handheld that LEGITMATELY feels like a home console. meaning the same quality you get on the ps3, you will get the that exact expereince on the vita.
the one question you have to ask yourself, what do you want it for. social connectivitiy, gaming on the go, something to keep you busy during lunch breaks or vacation trips. once i knew why i wanted it, i had to own one.
the cross-play feautres with ps3 is truly remarkable playing someone on playstation all stars on my vita anywhere in the world while they're on the ps3 at home, it just offers something that other companies are not doing right now.
i own over 20 games to date. my most notable titles include.
Uncharted:Golden Abyss (its drake!)
Gravity Rush (open world action/adventure)
Dungeon Hunter:Alliance (first rpg on vita) (in my opinion this version is better then the ps3 version and offers more trophys if you like to collect)
ninja gaiden sigma (free from ps plus but awesome if you never played the ps3 version)
retro city rampage (an 8 bit gta game also features cross-play, play it on the vita, then go to the ps3 when your ready)
frobisher says( this game is awesome, its like simon says but wayyyyy different)
mortal kombat ( true to the mk roots, graphics take a noticeable hit, but its on par with the ps3 version in terms of content and depth)
madden 13 ( which is the madden 12 build on the ps3, with the ability to draw your plays with the vita screen, dynamic and awesome)
i just recently bought sly cooper: thieves in time, havent played the ps3 version, i just felt i wanted the vita version specifically, and its incredible, probably the best game i have on the vita right now.
i own alot more games then this, ive played 75% of all the games out on the vita.
mlb12, motorstorm rc, plants vs zombies, disgaea 3, wipeout 2048, playstation all stars, ultimate marvel vs capcom 3, unit 13.
and lastly if your into retro gaming, it does allow some ps1 titles to be playable on the vita. most notably for me, resident evil 2 & 3, mega man 3 and castlevania; symphony of the night.
even tho im 29, i have alot of experience with my vita on the go, i commute a lot to and from work and constantly on the road, dont really like to take my ps3 everywhere with me, mostly because i have a 3D TV at home and everywhere i go, people just dont offer that everywhere, so some of my ps3 experiences are compromised.
its perfect, its a game changer, and it will only get better as the year goes.
Heck yeah! The Vita's the best handheld gaming device I've ever owned. It won't replace your tablet, if you're looking for something that does "work" as well as fun, but it's got a good library of games, and the reach into the realm of Indie development could pay off big in bringing creative, interesting, and less expensive titles to the handheld.
I love it for the games, in addition to being my main portable Netflix/YouTube device.
35 year old husband and father of 4 here...
I just thought I'd chime in since Morgan put out the call on twitter. I love my Vita as it fits my lifestyle so well. I don't get a lot of couch console play these days, but with the Vita I can play anywhere. During my lunch breaks at work I'll sometimes have some ad hoc PlayStation All-Stars or Mortal Kombat bouts.
I've really enjoyed a lot of the titles on the Vita so far with the exception of a few. I didn't enjoy Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified and I didn't like Street Fighter x Tekken. SFxT was due to the same reason that I don't enjoy playing it on the PS3 without a joystick. There just isn't a good way to use the 6 attack buttons on a pad/vita.
I've played the following:
Gravity Rush - Loved it
Uncharted Golden Abyss - Loved it except for the swipe controls for the fights (they were painful on Crushing difficulty)
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcon 3 - Liked it for the most part until I played online. Just didn't enjoy being constantly juggled or fighting against people using only touch screen controls
Motorstorm RC - great little rc car game
Rayman Origins - loved the challenge later in the game, but it became rather difficult
Lumines - Good puzzle game that can get stale
Escape Plan - very unique title that causes you to think a little
Super Stardust Delta - good twin stick shooter and a good adaptation for the vita
Unit 13 - Great shooter. I need to get some friends to pick it up so that I have a consistent co-op partner
ModNation Racers Road Trip - It was ok..
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection - I was finally able to finish MGS 2 and MGS 3. Something that never happened on the PS2
Little Big Planet - Great game
Jet Set Radio - Tough game, but very unique
Sound Shapes - getting ready to buy the third DLC pack because I enjoyed it so much
Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation - Good game, but had some ui issues. (hated the ones that required holding the vita up to a light)
Persona 4 Golden - Great game. Provides tons of gameplay
OddWorld Stranger's Wrath - Good game
WipeOut 2048 - Fast paced racing game true to the series
Earth Defense Force 2017 - Great B-Movie game with fun co-op play with 3 other players online.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus - Good, but quite challenging hack'n'slash
DJ Maxx Technika Tune - Awesome music rhythm game
Sly Cooper Thieves in Time - Great so far
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitation - Fun golf game
Smart As - Enjoying the brain games
Urban Trial Freestyle - Decent Trials Evolution clone
Plants vs Zombies - My favorite version of the game thus far
Thanks to the Vita being a portable powerhouse, I've been able to game again while my PS3 and Xbox 360 gather dust.
Hope this helps you in some way and I'd be happy to answer questions