#1 Posted by lun49gameon (110 posts) -

I bought a vita online a couple of days ago and now I want to buy some games for it. This is my first sony console since the purchase of my playstation 2 in 2008. I know I have missed quite a few spectacular game franchises from the ps3 and also the psp. I would like to know what vita games I should definitely purchase. I have been looking at little big planet vita and virtues last reward. I also would like to buy ps one classics, any recommendations would be very welcome.

#2 Edited by Trance_Helsing (2 posts) -

It should be whatever the hell is available for free on PS+ right now.

EDIT: If you're in America, Uncharted, Wipeout, Gravity Rush, VLR, Pinball Arcade, Jet Set Radio are all free for PS Vita with a Plus subscription. Not one bad game in the bunch. Might even go one step further and say that that's as close as you can get to a definitive library for the Vita without Frobisher Says, Guacamelee & Mutant Blobs Attack.

#3 Edited by SnakeVSGiantBomb (269 posts) -

Persona 4 GOLDEN, and free PSN+ games.

#4 Posted by NyxFe (248 posts) -

I highly recommend VLR, Muramasa Rebirth and Soul Sacrifice. Persona 4 Golden is also excellent.
There are a ton of solid PSP games on there but I'm not sure what's compatible with vita, I'm sure someone has a list of good PSP games somewhere. I would say more Persona but it depends on how much you like JRPGs.

For PS1 it depends on what you like, but as a huge fan of JRPGs I recommend Suikoden, Grandia, Parasite Eve, Xenogears, Final Fantasy (all of them), Breath of Fire, Vagrant Story, FFT. I could go on but lists of excellent ps1 games are pretty easy to find.

For non RPG ps1 games, uh, Klonoa is pretty solid.

#5 Edited by bigjeffrey (4711 posts) -

Persona 4 Golden

I hear playstation plus give you a ton of Free shit, so go with that combo.

hell why not go with the PSP game Persona 3 Portable.

I love persona

#6 Edited by Optix12 (609 posts) -

Virtua Tennis 4 was super cheap for me so thats what I bought. Seriously get PS+ as that will help you a ton. Other than that the only games that I dont see coming to ps+ anytime soon are persona 4 golden and soul sacrifice. Persona 3 portable is also pretty great, ive logged in 56 hours and only around 3/4 through im guessing. If ninja gaiden sigma plus came out in july for europe then it should be with americans real soon and shows that almost all games could be on ps+ (for us europeans)

EDIT: also considering you dont have a ps3 final fantasy x/x-2 HD remake could be on the list as long as the price is reasonable and you like those games

#7 Posted by Flappy (2114 posts) -

It should be whatever the hell is available for free on PS+ right now.

EDIT: If you're in America, Uncharted, Wipeout, Gravity Rush, VLR, Pinball Arcade, Jet Set Radio are all free for PS Vita with a Plus subscription. Not one bad game in the bunch. Might even go one step further and say that that's as close as you can get to a definitive library for the Vita without Frobisher Says, Guacamelee & Mutant Blobs Attack.

As a person that has played Jet Set Radio Future, I find it impossible to go back to the original game. It just feels...wrong. Everything else there is solid, though.

#8 Posted by Kidavenger (3487 posts) -
#9 Posted by owen99 (44 posts) -

just bought one aswell, allowed me to finally catch up on a psp game i missed, Valkyrie chronicles 2

#10 Edited by AgnosticJesus (540 posts) -

The only game worth playing on the Vita - Men's Room Mayhem.

#11 Edited by Turkalurch (198 posts) -

@owen99 said:

just bought one aswell, allowed me to finally catch up on a psp game i missed, Valkyrie chronicles 2

I still need to play this game! They need to bring the first over to vita/ps3 as well with an hd remake because I never played it.

#12 Posted by Nightriff (4866 posts) -

P4G or Hotline Miami

#13 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6986 posts) -

I've been playing Persona 4 Golden, Virtue's Last Reward, and Guacamelee.

#14 Edited by cutyoface (539 posts) -

Get Persona 4 Golden and you are set for weeks.

#15 Edited by mosespippy (3984 posts) -

So whats the verdict on Lumines? I just got a vita and P4G is on my shelf in the city while I'm in the country. I need something to play and I feel like it should be Lumines since this is a Sony handheld.

The vita port of Limbo is pretty good but having played it on PS3 already I didn't get much mileage from it.

#16 Posted by awesomeusername (4153 posts) -

@optix12: We got Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus back in January here in the America'sss. Take that Europe!

@lun49gameon Get PS+.

I just resurrected this thread. Sorry.

#17 Edited by RoyaleWifCheese (541 posts) -

I bought my Vita shortly after Hotline Miami came out for it mostly to play Hotline Miami on an airplane without the use of my laptop. Persona 4 Golden was the last thing I wanted to buy for it.

Two months later, I'm a believer. I have tasted the Kool-Aid and it is fucking delicious. Persona 4 is amazing.

Also, I bought Mortal Kombat on sale for five bucks through PS+. Super worth it.

#18 Posted by Silver-Streak (1328 posts) -

I will reiterate what most of the folks here in the thread stated: Get PS+. It already makes sense for PS3(Friggen Hitman: Absolution is free right now in NA.), but it makes EXTREME sense on Vita. The best games for the system have all been free on there at one time. Except maybe Sound Shapes.

#19 Posted by hollitz (1398 posts) -

Persona 4 Golden or Gravity Rush.

#20 Posted by probablytuna (3525 posts) -

The answer is Persona 4: Golden.

#21 Edited by DeathTrap (225 posts) -

Definitely Persona 4: Golden if you like the gameplay seen in the Endurance Run

#22 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1504 posts) -

Persona 4 is great, but it's also an 80+ hour time commitment, so know what you're getting yourself into.

The first game I played on my Vita was Gravity Rush, and though it's got its issues, it's a solid, original game and a great graphical showcase. If you're getting PS+, it's free with it, at least in North America.

#23 Posted by A_E_Martin (131 posts) -

@owen99 said:

just bought one aswell, allowed me to finally catch up on a psp game i missed, Valkyrie chronicles 2

I still need to play this game! They need to bring the first over to vita/ps3 as well with an hd remake because I never played it.

Dude, the first Valkyria Chronicles is a PS3 game. And I still need to get it, too!

I just got a Vita a week ago, pretty much just to play Pesona 4 Golden. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time came bundled with the console, and I've ordered Uncharted: Golden Abyss just for the hell of it. Those three and Gravity Rush are the only Vita games I've had any interest in, and they seem to be highly rated too, so they should be pretty safe bets for you as well.

#24 Posted by TechHits (1365 posts) -

You should get playstation plus, that's about 3 or 4 games right there.