Got a free PS Vita, recommended games so far?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Games & Content' started by demonicstrife, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. demonicstrife
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    For those curious how, I traded my old second 60 GB PS3 for it (the launch one) to a (questionably intelligent) "friend" of a friend. I was originally gonna sell it for $160 to the guy, but he pulls Vita out of nowhere and my friend makes a joke about trading for it, and the dude looks him dead in the eyes and accepts (!!!). So I got his Vita and free 4GB card. I also have a Plus account, so I already had some games for it. I was also supposed to give him $20, but he seems to have completely forgotten so..... Yeah.

    Just a cool thing to mention: the Vita unfortunately had a malfunctioning touch screen (the guy didn't know about it afaik). Sony wouldn't fix it without proof-of-purchase, otherwise I had to pay $130. My friend also happens to work at a game retailer, and printed me a VOIDED RECEIPT so I could get it fixed. That is beyond awesome.

    tl,dr Got a Wi-Fi Vita and I currently own Uncharted, Gravity Rush, WipeOut 2048 and that SmashStation All Bros off of PS+. Also borrowing Persona 4, which is really the only thing I'm playing right now. Is there anything else that's worthwhile right now?
     
  2. TyBlood13

    TyBlood13 Weeaboo Trash

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    Just to get it out of the way:
    VITA HAZ NO GAEMS!

    But seriously, Metal Gear Solid HD (but the PS3 version is better), Retro City Rampage (also on PS3), Assassin's Creed Liberation, Need for Speed: Most Wanted (If you don't feel like disowning EA after SimCity), Virtue's Last Reward, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time are a place to start.
     
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    Both Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat are excellent versions. On-par with the console versions essentially (although Mortal Kombat has kinda eh graphics but it runs at a silky-smooth 60 FPS for dem animations).

    Also Lumines: Electronic Symphony is pretty awesome. Dynasty Warriors Next is great if you like Dynasty Warriors. If not, then best avoid it.
     
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    I'm a console-only guy when it comes to fighters, though I've messed around with UvMC3 on Vita and it was pretty good. I've also got Retro City Rampage thanks to PS+, as well as Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (sucks though compared to PS3 Sigma or Black). I COMPLETELY forgot about Sly Cooper, so I'll definitely have my eye on that. Same for Zero Escape.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    Right, my recommendations:

    • Getting PSPlus is a *must* - not only you get cool discounts, you get games for free as long as you're a subscriber.
    • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (You'll get it from PSPlus, fantastic game with stellar visuals)
    • Gravity Rush/Daze (You'll get it from PSPlus, charming artwork, requires a lot of practice when it comes to camera manipulation while keeping up with the fast pace of the game which is something some people love and some people hate. A bit on the short side, but you'll get it for free with Plus so hey! Enjoy it!)
    • Wipeout 2048 (Fantastic music, very fast-paced, quite adrenaline-pumping)
    • Mortal Kombat (Man, oh man - love me some Mortal Kombat and this version didn't really suffer much after being converted to the portable format - in fact, all the DLC from the PS3 version is built-in AND you get PSVita-specific content. Must-have if you like fighting games)
    • Lumines: Electronic Symphony (If you like puzzle games. Quite a fancy soundtrack too!)
    Those I would recommend to any gamer owning the system. Of course there's more - I quite enjoyed the Ragnarok Odyssey demo, but I don't have the full game so I won't "risk" recommending it. There's also Ecolibrium, which is a free game for the patient which I happen to enjoy.
     
  6. soulx

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    http://gbatemp.net/threads/ps-vita-game-recommendation-thread.333599/

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    But your other suggestions are good.
     
  7. Foxi4

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    Metacritic scores it at 83% and while I personally don't care about critic's opinions, I would be inclined to say that it's definitely not a bad game, hence the recommendation and with PSPlus, you can't argue with the price which is 0$. ;)
     
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    gravity rush is booooring. but if he's getting it from PS+, no biggie. just don't think it's worth purchasing.

    ;o;

    i don't even watch glee, just wanted a suitable 'no gif'.
     
  10. Tikker

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    Dynasty Warriors Next has been surprisingly great for me

    really enjoying it
     
  11. FireEmblemGuy

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    If you're into SRPGs you could get Disgaea 3, which has all the extra content that was at paid dlc on the PS3 for free. It'll be free on PS+ later this month though.
     
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