@Double_Wide Yeah, I guess the "free in the US" clause explains that well. :P @Pierst179 I'm sure the Vita will have a high-class title someday, but I can't help but feel like I ripped myself off. The 3DS just seems to have a more consistent future; it's had a full year for Nintendo to get its act together. Sony just hasn't had any real focus with Vita yet, and the slim games schedule is concerning me. That being said, Luigi's Mansion 3DS could be the game to get me to buy a 3DS sooner than later.
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After the debacle that was Ninja Gaiden 3, I've shifted my attention to another action game, or should I say three of them. Next on my list is Devil May Cry HD Collection, and let me tell ya, these are old games. Don't get me wrong; I love DMC 3: Dante's Awakening. I could go so far as call it one of my favorite games for the PS2. It's the others that are feeling weak. The first DMC in particular has the Resident-Evil-static-camera condition. I know that Devil May Cry pretty much built the third-person action game genre, but some things just don't hold, especially with games like Ninja Gaiden for Xbox and God of War available. I'm still trudging through DMC: HDC FTW BBQ.
Also, I'm considering revisiting Banjo-Kazooie on my 360. After seeing a ton of videos online about it, I'm thinking about checking the games out once more. Those level themes are so damn catchy! I'm also looking into starting Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts again. I know that there are people who didn't like Nuts and Bolts because it wasn't a proper Banjo-Kazooie platformer, but I'm not afraid to say that it was a fun game FOR WHAT IT WAS. It didn't need Banjo-Kazooie to be good; it was a well-designed and creative game that just seemed to slip the license in under the table.
I'm actually further considering trading in my Vita. I'm just not having too much fun with it; I feel like I jumped the gun when the launch came. The upcoming games for Vita feel forced and unappealing. I really want to play Kid Icarus: Uprising, so I'm debating as to whether or not I should get a 3DS. The game library has opened up considerably for the 3DS, but I don't want to jump the gun on that either. School is winding down, and just having some spare cash would be beneficial. It's all up in the air, though.
Hope everyone's doing well. Take care!
I got Kid Icarus Uprising today, and 5 stages into it I can say it is a great game! The 3DS library is very good (I own Mario Kart, Super Mario 3D Land, Resident Evil Revelations, Kid Icarus, Ocarina 3D and Metal Gear 3) and it is bound to get much better soon with Mario Tennis and Luigi's Mansion not too far away. But I am sure the Vita will also get a good rhythm pretty soon.
@AK_the_Twilight LOL, notice I never mentioned my thoughts about Motor Storm RC. Yeah, I played it once and got really bored...totally hated the controls. But hey, we did get what we payed for :)
@Double_Wide The Vita games I own are Touch My Katamari and the downloadable Motorstorm RC. Touch My Katamari is fine, albeit a pretty straightforward one, but Motorstorm RC hasn't wowed me at all. :(
My Vita is actually having the opposite affect on me after this past week. I finally bought a game for it (besides Motor RC and the ps minis I had load on it)....Reality Fighters. I'm having a lot of fun with it, especially building my roster with friends and using snapshots of familiar places as battle scenes. What games have you bought for it so far? I have a 3DS too and its "ok". After a year, I still only have Super Mario 3DS and all the Ambassador games for it. I don't play Super Mario 3DS because its easier for me to collect star coins for it using the Street Pass (which also allows me to focus on playing other games). That way, I can collect all of them and just focus on having fun with the game once seriously playthrough it. Speaking of which, the Street Pass is the best feature of the 3DS so far imo. Its pretty awesome to meet other people's Miis and have them to assist you in the Street Plaza mini games. I'll probably get Nano Assault and Kid Icuras this weekend if Best Buy is still selling it for $30.
@xGlenn11x It really depends on your opinion on multiplayer. There was very few single-player modes, but if you're after competition online, then I can't really recommend Soul Calibur V more. If not, I'd advise skipping it. @RyugGomba I still can remember every musical theme from Banjo-Kazooie. Some of the best music in a game I've ever had the privilege to hear.
May have to try out SCV sometime. I have heard from some it is great, and others say it is meh. We shall see when I further price drop comes about. :P
@pokecharm I loved the third DMC, but not its re-release. That one is where they dumbed down the difficulty. The first release of DMC3 was crazy nuts, but I thought it was just where it needed to be. :D @chocolate1325 I think the 3DS has recovered from its questionably presented launch. It's looking to be a strong year so far for it. I'm excited to get one, but I'm still thinking about waiting out for the impending hardware revision. @Asagea_888 I haven't seen many big releases for the Vita; that's the main reason why I'm considering trading it in. I know that the system will gain support over time, but the Vita isn't doing particularly well at the moment (where I need some money now), so it's not inspiring confidence in me. @Kid_Black_Star I know the Vita will pick up steam eventually, but I need some money at the moment and the Vita is probably the gaming system that I've been using the least. :o @GeekyDad I gave it a shot, but the Vita is the biggest case of buyer's remorse I've experienced in a long while. Oh well. :(
There was one Vita game that I'm interested in, and that's Gravity Rush. I hear that game is really good. Other than that and Uncharted Golden Abyss, I'm not feeling the urge to get a Vita anytime soon. Well, do think about it some more---I'm sure in time more games will be announced for it, and it's still pretty early in its lifecycle. As far as Kid Icarus, I was pleasantly surprised by the game. It has a ton of content and is just a great deal of fun. I say definitely consider picking up a 3DS. The good games are coming out for it now, and there's no going wrong with its price drop.
I am getting the DMC games for my PS2 and also my friend traded in his Vita after a month. I think the 3DS has come into it's own recently with Mario Land,Mario Kart,Kid Icarus and Resident Evil Revelations and there's more on the horizon too.
and after reading this, now I don't feel bad not picking up DMC...though I did love the original, got schooled on 3...man, that game was epically hard..