Now that the PS Vita is finally in my hands and I’ve had some time to play around with it, I thought I would make a quick post of some things I really like so far. So without further ado, here’s my list!
- The PS Vita is a sexy machine, seriously. The glossy exterior is prone to smudging, but other than that this baby will knock your socks off. Sitting one next to a 3DS looks like a contest between a nerd and a cheerleader, with the Vita taking the position of cheerleader.
- The dual analog sticks are awesome. I’ve played Uncharted: Golden Abyss for quite a few hours now and the analog sticks make it feel like I’m controlling the console version. They’re that good.
- The games look amazing and play even better. There’s a bit of an exception here in that not EVERY game is amazing, but the titles I picked up are pretty much cream of the crop. Uncharted, Rayman, and Wipeout feel like full console titles that you can take anywhere you want.
- The front touchscreen and rear touch-pad work great. The front screen feels about as responsive as my dual core smartphone, which is absolutely amazing. The rear touch-pad works well at what it does, though it isn’t going to work very well for precise touching seeing as you can’t see the front and back of the system.
- There’s no shortage of good games to play. I just bought my system and I have 5 titles that got good reviews to play already, and there’s something for just about everyone. I can’t exactly speak for the future of the handheld, but it already has a nice start in comparison to the abysmal 3DS launch lineup.
- You can take screenshots of games. It involves pressing two buttons simultaneously and saves the screenshot right to your photo app. You can then send it to your friends in a message, use the shot as a wallpaper, or send it to Facebook or Twitter once the apps make their way to the system.
- You can be constantly connected. Your PS3 friend list is just a few inputs away no matter what you’re doing on your Vita. You can also send messages to people on your friend list, invite other Vita owners to a voiced party chat, and see who else around you has a Vita with the “Near” app.
- The store is full of games and easy to navigate. This one more or less speaks for itself.
So that’s that, a nice list of some of my favorite things about the PS Vita so far. I do have some things that I can nitpick about the system as well, and I might make another post about those though I’m not entirely sure just yet.
Thanks for reading!