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Get A Hands-on With The Vita


Despite my often tumultuous relationship with my PSP, I can't help but be seduced Sony's brand-spankin'-new SuperOval, the PlayStation Vita. As with its predecessor, the device aspires to bring the console experience to one's grubby paws, and as is inevitable, it will probably fall short of the mark. Still, for those of us who aren't expecting an on-the-go PS3 experience, the Vita is a prospectively fascinating device, if only by virtue of the fact that it joins the long line of "latest and greatest" handheld tech.

Many of us have been curious to see how the Vita plays, and now, in this Foul Year of our Lord 2012, "more than 3,300 U.S. GameStop stores now have playable demo units of PlayStation Vita," according to Game Informer.

The Vita will have a decent selection of demos available, including:

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Little Deviants
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • EA Sports FIFA Soccer
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
  • Escape Plan
  • wipEout 2048

So if you've been curious about this pint-sized (or perhaps no so much) wonder-thing, and wish to get your own hands-on preview, head down to your local Gamestop and give it a whirl.


CC said:

I played gravity rush, and thought it looked like a good title.

However I have a number of reservations. One, the thumbsticks are incredibly tiny. Two, they are designed as "traditional" thumbsticks, but are not very raised..resulting in a terrible loss of control. It ends up functioning more as a d-pad than an accurate control measure. Both the camera and aiming were incredibly frustrating because of constantly overshooting your intended position. It seems to be either 5% speed or 150% GO NOW.

The other thing is the price. This thing is going to be $300 with one of it's special memory cards that is required. That's more than the PS3 is selling for, and about twice the price of the 3DS.

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