I moved countries last year from the US to the UK to study at a university in England, leaving behind my beloved gaming PC, selling my android tablet, and buying a MacBook Pro for school. In the past year I have come to miss gaming, and with the recent Vita price drop I am considering forking over my cash for a handheld. Killzone, Spelunky, Guacamelee, LittleBigPlanet, and Fez are all games I am really interested in that I can't play on my Mac, and it seems that Sony is pretty committed to supporting the Vita and promoting parity between the Vita and the PS3/PS4. I enjoyed handheld gaming a lot when I was younger, but was disappointed by the PSP, and lost interest in Nintendo games around the time the Gameboy SP came out. So now I am caught in the process of deciding how I want to scratch my gaming itch, and the Vita really speaks to me.
So, to those of you who support or criticize the Vita, I ask for your thoughts. Is the Vita an exciting platform right now? Are the games interesting and high quality? Would I be better off saving the cash in favor of a PC or home console somewhere down the line? And how does the Vita gaming experience compare with the iPhone? I currently have a Windows Phone, which I like well enough but does not offer much in terms of mobile gaming, which I hear is better on iOS. Hit me with your best thoughts!
And thanks in advance.