Vita - What would you recommend for a Nintendo guy thinking of buying it?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Games & Content' started by WiiCube_2013, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 19, 2013
    Gaza Strip
    In a near future I'm planning on getting one but in terms of games of my preference it's just lacking and there's no must owns for my taste.

    What I've gathered from Amazon's list is this:

    1. Rayman: Origins
    2. Ratchet & Clank: Trilogy
    3. Jak and Daxter: Trilogy
    4. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

    Action Adventure
    1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
    2. Shinobido 2
    3. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

    1. Super Smash Bros. Vita
    2. Street Fighter X Tekken
    3. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

    1. WipeOut 2048
    2. Sonic Racing Transformed

    1. KillZone: Mercenary

    And, I'd only be picking up physical releases no digital. If Naughty Dog or someone made a new Crash Bandicoot like the classics then that'd be my must own for Vita!

    Later this year we'll have Super Smash Bros for 3DS & Wii U (it's apparently the final title) available so my gaming attention's going to be drained on SSB.

    By the way, I guess with this I kinda made my mind up because I've already looked it up but who knows.
  2. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    Than don't buy one.

    Buying a Vita and making no investment to the diverse digital only library is fucking stupid.
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  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Don't get Jak and Daxter. Was a terrible port, unfortunately, so it's not really worth it. Replace that with the Sly Cooper Collection instead, which is bitching.

    You can add in the God of War collection as well, if you're into beat em' ups. Terraria plays great on the Vita as well, and it's the PC version instead of the crappy mobile port so that's nice. Unit 13 is an ok shooter, and CoD Black Ops Declassified plays alright as well. Borderlands 2, if you haven't played it yet. Sine Mora is a shoot em up that's quite enjoyable. Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, Hotline Miami, Gravity Rush, Rayman Legends, and Soul Sacrifice are also pretty good...

    And I think that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
  4. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

    Oct 8, 2007
    United States
    if you are only going for physical game, then the vita might NOT be for you, there are many good game for the vita that are indie games and are PSN/digital ONLY

    if you are going to get a vita then you will need to start buy digital game for it to enjoy it more

    not all vita game will be physical, but most if not all will be digital

    i like RPGs and the vita has many of them (PS1/PSP/vita)

    Super Smash Bros. Vita not a real game
    it call p PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  5. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Insert Custom Title

    Sep 19, 2009
    There is no such thing as a Nintendo guy, unless you have a serious complex and play only Mario. Vita has lots of awesome games that keep you occupied for months. Don't necessarily trust bad reviews, especially not from IGN and Gamespot.
  6. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
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  7. ibis_87

    ibis_87 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 11, 2009
    Serbia, Republic of
    Uncharted, WipeOut 2048, Killzone is a must, Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice Delta, LittleBig Planet Vita, Tearaway - at least those. If you haven't played a single game, there's plenty to choose from.
  8. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

    Dec 26, 2008
    Steam City
    I bought a Vita yesterday, only because of some JRPG's it has, plus some that it'll eventually have (Tales of Hearts R which will have Japanese dub for example <3).
    Plus, Persona 5 follows suit like the other Persona games, it'll eventually get released on the Vita. =O

    Although personally, I'm not a Nintendo or Sony guy (I go to where the rpg's are, and as such, I own most systems). z.z
  9. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 1, 2011
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Like GameWinner said, Tearaway for Platformers.
    And Vita is full of RPGs like the must have Atelier series(my personal opinion but its digital only iirc)
    Then there's Disgaea 3 and 4,Persona 4 Golden,Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines(which looks outstanding),Natural Doctrine,Soul Sacrifice and Tales of Hearts R.

    And about the niche games there's Project Diva f and F2nd,Senran Kagura Bon Appétit and Shinovi Versus,Persona 4 Dance All Night and Danganronpa 2.
    There are others too but those were on my mind right now.
  10. mkdms14

    mkdms14 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 30, 2012
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    I would recommend Rayman Legends over Rayman Origins, both are good but I felt Legends was more creative. There is also Borderlands 2 and thanks to the most recent patch that was just released the game runs a lot smoother now plus its Borderlands on the go what more could you ask for. A couple of others games that I have that I would recommend is Metal Gear Sold HD Collections(contains Metal Gear 2 and 3), one of my favorite platforms is Guacamelee, Gravity Rush is also a great title as well. I don't know if you like rpg or jrpg games but there is also Persona 4 Golden and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The smash bros vita game you are referring to is Playstation All Stars its pretty good but not as good as the real deal, it is no longer receiving any new updates or support soo unless it is on sale I would just skip it.
  11. zeello

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

    Apr 15, 2013
    United States
    you might be interested in some of these:

    Gravity Rush
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    Assassin's Creed Liberation
    Muramasa Rebirth
    Ys: Memories of Celceta
    Super Monkey Ball
    Dragon's Crown

    I wouldn't get Wipeout 2048, I played it in the store long time ago, the framerate's really bad and the loading times are a minute long.
  12. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
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    If you don't get Terraria then you're not using the system right.
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  13. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

    Oct 8, 2007
    United States
  14. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

    Mar 7, 2010
    At Home :)
    If you are a Nintendo fan then I suggest don't buy one, save your money bud! I'm probably going to get slated for saying that comment, sorry but it will probably be true for him/her :)
  15. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    If you are a nintendo fan, I suggest:
    getting into the digital market.

    Emigre hits the nail on the head. Nintendo's games are more colorful and light hearted than those generally found on a Vita. Avoiding the growing indie boom of games is basically going to leave you with buyers remorse. Games like FEZ, Alien Breed, Zen pinball, Transistor, and other digital only indie titles will fill the nintendo shaped hole in your heart.

    Also, I think reecey might have gotten fanboy burned by all of us vitaboys. But its also probably true that the Vita might not have all that much to offer nintendo gamers.
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  16. zeello

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

    Apr 15, 2013
    United States
    I didn't know the vita required so much digital. I was interested in Spelunky pretty much and maybe motorstorm rc.

    but i havent even heard of Alien Breed or Transistor so I should prob look them up

    also there is a game coming up.. Rollers of the Realm.. pinball RPG. Now that's hot.
  17. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've barely accomplished anything yet except gaining the ability to kick major ass during my first blood moon, and without even fighting my first boss yet (or knowing enough about the game to even locate my first boss), I can easily say this game works very well on the Vita. Totally worth the free I paid for it on PS+, and hell, I'd say it's worth the cash of a full purchase, easily.
  18. zeello

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

    Apr 15, 2013
    United States
    I hear borderlands 2 takes up over half of an 8GB memory card. This may make it a problem for me to get all these sweet digital games. It would've been a problem anyway since I like to check out the demos.

    umm Bortzanator?.. it says Transistor is on ps4 and pc only :<
  19. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Right the physical version is sold separately. You get digital with a vita slim.
  20. fojacko

    fojacko GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 18, 2010
    I personally loved OlliOlli, it gets quite challenging the further you get into the game.