so i just realized that it's been one year since i've owned a Vita, and i figured i'd blog about my experience with it.
first off lets talk games. When i first bought the Vita i bought Uncharted : Golden Abyss, Rayman Origins, and Escape Plan. As time has gone on i've picked up Sine Mora, Gravity Rush, Retro City Rampage, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Sound Shapes, LittleBigPlanet Vita, Playstation All Stars, Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation, and Persona 4 Golden.
Persona 4 and LBP are the only two games i've yet to really start on, the rest i've alteast played through once. If i were to give my recommendations at my favorites? it would easily be Rayman and Gravity Rush. Both have been a blast to play, Rayman being the sort of game i can return to again and again. Gravity Rush i happily platinum'd and bought all the DLC for, and will happily return to to play through it again. Sound Shapes i can recommend if you are a musicphile.
The only game i've played on the Vita that i hated, was one that i thankfully only rented, which was Call of Duty : Black Ops Declassified.
I opted to go the all-digital route with the Vita, using a 32 gb card. With it, i carry my entire Vita library along with 3 PSP games (Final Fantasy 4 Complete, Valkyria Chronicles 2, Final Fantasy Tactics War of the Lions), and 5 PSone games (Final Fantasy 6,7,8,9, and Chrono Trigger). With enough space to copy over my iTunes library onto the Vita as well.
It's other functions i don't really use, I don't use it for Netflix, nor do i really mess with the Near app apart from the novelty. I don't put movies on or shows on it - just takes up space.
looking to the future there really isn't a whole heck of a lot to get excited about. For me there is Tearaway, Killzone : Mercernary, then there are the ports of Final Fantasy X HD and if-it-ever-comes Zone of Enders Vita edition.
But am I glad I purchased it? Given the size and lack of games to choose from yeah i am. In one year i got 13 Vita games, and a portable device to play PSone and PSP games i've never played before?
I just hope the Vita can make a turn around, i'd rather it keep getting good software then simply be relegated to the PS4's second screen controller role. Here's hoping E3 will reveal some new and exciting software for the Vita.