With many of the big gaming titles already out and about. It presses at lot of individuals to find out what they want to get or what they should get that is new and unique. Since I am a heavy proponent for the PS Vita , most friends and associates look to me for information regarding whether or not they should adopt the Vita over say a 3DS. With Sony officially stating no more AAA titles and that PlayStation Asia stating the PS Vita is a lost, dead cause, it causes woe for investors and potential customer. No one wants to get on a ship, only to find out that it’s sinking or already underwater.
To be frank, the Vita is finding a niche in indie games as for small time developers, the platform is pretty easy to develop for and they can even put them on the PS4 with the same amount of ease as a cross buy/cross play. You also find a ton of rhythm games, J-RPGS and Fighters. While you may not expect to see a KillZone or Uncharted title, you will see things like Hyperdimension Neptunia or games like Hatsune Miku Project Diva f2nd. While these selective titles make it seem like a moe-anime genre of game, there are a ton of other genres that are cropping up. These titles are being produced by passionate third party companies like NIS. While J-RPG’s can be something of a thing to get used to, most rhythm games and fighters all follow a similar pattern and can be played with relative ease. Other genres are familiar yet varied. There is something to say about the PS Vita library and the console itself, what I am meaning is that the Vita’s library will attract odd, innovative titles that are adapted to take advantage of a limited mobile consoles power.
Games like Danganronpa fuel the PS Vita’s life-span and give it a much more professionally focused crowd who enjoy amazing visual novels. I just picked this game up yesterday and I already love the feeling and the vibe of this game series. Other games like, Freedom Wars show what the Vita is capable of doing. If you want to look at how fun a shooter can be, look at Killzone Mercenary. It is hands down the best handheld shooter on the market for a mobile platform and I think it will continue to be for a very long time.
So, to wrap this bit of a diatribe up, the Vita is still a very strong console and it will still carry it’s weight, albeit on the back of third party developers, into the next year and beyond, hopefully. Markets are ever changing and the gaming market is often one of the most volatile markets around. You have an Otaku Gamer Zone YES for purchasing a PS Vita this holiday season. As always, thank you for reading.
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