Sony PlayStation Vita Review - Page 3
What’s more, the system ships with a variety of app-style functions that seem to overlap. Here’s the full list of functions:
- Near - A GPS-based social app that shows nearby Vita.
- Maps - A Google Maps app that provides directions and GPS data.
- Photos - The system’s camera and photo/video viewing app.
- Party - Connect with other PSN friends with voice and text chat.
- Group Messaging - Basic text communication with friends and PSN users.
- Trophies – View the trophies you win during gameplay.
- PS Store - Direct access to the PSN Store.
- Browser - Basic web browser and we mean BASIC.
- Content Manager - An app that allows you to copy content to/from your PS3 or PC.
- Remote Play - App that allows you to access a paired PS3 remotely via Wi-Fi.
- Settings - Primary system settings interface.
This is what this whole review has been leading up to. The games and all about the games. I will say this about the Vita, every single game looks AMAZING on the device. I played a handful of demos on this unit and was impressed with the gameplay and controls on each one. FIFA soccer was by far the favorite game to play for the people I showed.
The control sticks were very responsive and allowed for easy control of the players. Unlike the Sony Xperia Play where I couldn’t get the guy to move half the time, never had a problem with this device. Like I said earlier in the review the rear touchpad can be a bit of a headache when you aren’t used to it but after playing many games and losing MANY MANY times I got the hang of it and won maybe one or two out of the dozens I played.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss was a fun game to play at times the controls were confusing for me as I haven’t played that style of game in a while. ModNation was a fun little time waster. I could go on and on, I would like to mention the augmented reality games like Cliff Diving were fun to show people a cliff coming out of a table. Even those games were fun and enjoyable at times.
Another great feature of the device is the cross platform playing. Where you can start a game on your PS3 and finish it on the Vita. How amazing is that, just think you don’t have to sit on the train thinking about your game and how much farther you could have gotten, now you can continue the game and have fun. The possibilities are endless really at just how great this could become.Continued on the next page