GamePro Writer Slams PS Vita

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by GameWinner, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
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  2. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

    Aug 27, 2010
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    Everyone's entitled to his or her own opinion. I don't see anything wrong with the complaints.
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  3. RoMee

    RoMee ??

    Sep 3, 2010
    United States
    So he don't like the Vita. so what
  4. FlashX007

    FlashX007 GBAtemp Maniac

    May 3, 2009
    United States
    He's got a point though...
  5. deathking

    deathking GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    1. -- Too expensive ($299)
    not really paid similar for psp

    -- Low battery life

    meh same battery as 3ds

    -- PSOne classics not available at launch

    who cares for psone if getting a new console

    -- Weak launch titles

    better then 3ds

    -- No control over save game feature


    overall psv > 3ds at launch
  6. Xuphor

    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

    Jul 14, 2007
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    1 - He's calling it too expensive, but didn't seem to even NOTICE the $250 model, he only mentions the $300 model. Even if he did notice the $250 model, the PSP and 3DS started on that price, but I never saw any Gamepro article complain about that.

    2 - PSOne and UMD Passport complaints? Really? You buy a brand new system, and you think a major flaw is you can't play games on it which you can already play now in portable form (PSP)?

    3 - Weak Launch titles - Uncharted, Modnation, Little Deviants, Everybody's Golf, Motorstorm, WipeOut 2048 etc. That covers pretty much every one of the best selling/best rated game types on PS3 (Little Deviants is an original IP, points for that). You're entitled to your opinion, yes, but when your opinion esentially hates all the top rated game series on PS3, that's your own problem, you shouldn't write an article essentially stating you're right and the vast majority of gamer's opinions on those game series are wrong.

    4 - Low Battery Life I somewhat agree with, it's pretty low.... but exactly the same as the 3DS for gaming. I'd be curious to see what he thought of the 3DS's battery life before it launched. If he thought it was even acceptable, that would clearly show he's just a Nintendo fanboy/Sony hater.

    5 - Save Game managment, I have no clue about that, cannot comment due to the fact there's nothing publically known about it.
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  7. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 10, 2009
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    add to that the absurd prices of the accessories. u should also include the price of a game and tax to bump the price closer to $400.
  8. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
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    I was hoping someone would know what "No control over save game feature" meant.
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  9. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
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  10. BORTZ

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    Probably because they are.

    Anyways the article is a bit harsh considering that is not even out yet.
  11. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    1: It's a brand new next gen handheld. Princess should get a real job or wait for the price to drop like every other gen.
    2: It's low but I never use my handhelds more than 3 hours before being able to charge them. But yeah, could be longer.
    3: PS1 classics...who gives a fuck. Get a PSP, they're like $10 for a 12 pack these days.
    4: Oh QQ no UMD drive, deal breaker breaker. Bahaha. Of course not every title will be supported, it'd be a waste of time. See #3.
    5: Welcome to virtually every launch console in existence.
    6: No idea what this one is. Can't choose save game slots? Can't delete it off memory? The fuck does he mean. I assume MediaGo will manage saves like the PSP.
  12. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Business plan for Game Journalizm:

    Troll and get paid.

    It's that simple.
  13. Bearpowers

    Bearpowers GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 30, 2010
    United States
    -It's 249.99
    -3 to 5 hours is fine, could be better though. He might as well be slamming the 3DS too by saying this
    -Game Archives(PS1) will be added eventually, Nintendo has been delaying lots of shit too(E-shop, Games(Kid Icarus), November Update, likely the GBA games too)
    -UMD passport program, it's dumb but better than nothing, any smart PSP owner went all digital for better battery life
    -Weak launch titles? Touch My katamari, Shinobido 2, Resistance, Gravity Rush, Blazblue, UMVSC3, Wipeout, and Disgaea 3 are bad? Better than a system that only had SSF4 at launch(I own a 3DS too, I'm active in the 3DS boards check my posts)
    -No control over save feature? A valid complaint for once. That does suck
  14. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    $250 isn't too expensive for a Vita
    If 3-5 hours isn't enough for you then buy the portable charger...
    PSOne classics are nice to have, but most people will be too busy with new Vita games to care.
    The Vita has one of the best launch lineups I've seen out of any system. I already have 8 games preordered and will preorder more when they become available.
    IMO, maybe if he was a better writer they would pay him more so he could afford $250.
  15. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jun 26, 2007
    United States
    New Jersey
    I agree with him on most points. There's still a chance I'll get one.

    Those are pretty good reasons though... nothing ridiculous here. Just his opinion.
  16. Bearpowers

    Bearpowers GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 30, 2010
    United States
    He doesn't mention the 250 dollar model, he doesn't slam the 3DS for awful battery life, this system has AMAZING launch titles, Complaining about a feature that will be added in the near future is just plain ignorance.

    I bought my 3DS at launch and the only game then was SSF4

    You know what I am getting for Vita launch?

    -Wipeout 2048
    -Touch My Katamari
    -Shinobido 2
    -Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3
    -Army Corps of Hell
    -Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend
    -Gravity Rush
    -Disgaea 3
    -Unchated Golden Abyss

    And maybe Hot Shots Golf, maybe
  17. impizkit

    impizkit Lazy Lurker

    Apr 6, 2010
    How many times are you each going to say the same responses for each point?
  18. Coto

    Coto GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 4, 2010
    It still seems so much better than 3DS itself! I mean the hardware specs, the ability to have 3G, the 3rd parties, even most of them will have the possibility to test new engines without too much hassle, for some reason the ARM architecture means to tweak too much code to squeeze hardware. And, while this policy has been successful Nintendo through the years, won't be anymore because of all the trouble a developer must carry to release a game.

    I get the feeling this portable will be the mainstream handheld for most next-gen developed games
  19. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    Oh my God, I am so wound up. I feel the need to get others who feel this way to accuse whathisname he is ignorant and wrong. Should he refuse to apologies and refute those libelous claims, my friends and I will attack his credibility as a journalist.
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  20. Bearpowers

    Bearpowers GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 30, 2010
    United States
    Her is wrong though.

    He only acknowledged the 300 model for example, he's clearly trying to get attention from acting like an idiot, it's a common tactic to get website traffic.