Worth getting a Vita for just P4G?

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#1 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

I'm not that interested in the PSV, I think it's a cool idea but I'm not sure yet. As a huge SMT fan, is it worth getting a PSV just to play P4G?

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#2 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

hell yes buy whatever you need to play SMT games.

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#3 Edited by Knave (663 posts) -

Any way you look at it, no it's not. That literally translates to "Is it worth paying more than $300 for a 40-60 dollar game. No it's not.

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#4 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

@Knave: $300, I thought the Vita was only $250?

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#5 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

this is one of those 'only you can really answer' questions. only you know how much value you put on that one game.

do you think its worth it?

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#6 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

@SmasheControllers: Lumines is going to be really awesome too.

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#7 Edited by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

@McGhee: See that's the thing although I only want to get P4G, there'll be more games coming for the system. But $250 + Importing the game is money I could spend to upgrade/fix my PC.

DAMN IT! I DON'T KNOW!!!

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#8 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

That would be crazy.

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#9 Posted by matoya (558 posts) -

It's not even out, how would we know

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#10 Posted by Knave (663 posts) -

@SmasheControllers said:

@Knave: $300, I thought the Vita was only $250?

You also need to buy the memory card if you want to save your game.

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#11 Edited by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

Dear lord, no. If you want to play Persona 4 so badly, just buy the original game. You can friggin' youtube the extra added stuff. No single game is worth a console purchase.

Tell me you're going to buy 5 other launch games for the system and I might give a different opinion, but I hope you have a lot of money.

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#12 Posted by endaround (2267 posts) -

@Knave: No you can save without a memory card. You only really need a memory card if you buy downloadable games. Yes Sony making it hard for you to buy games directly from them is insane.

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#13 Posted by Knave (663 posts) -

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@Knave: No you can save without a memory card. You only really need a memory card if you buy downloadable games. Yes Sony making it hard for you to buy games directly from them is insane.

That's interesting, i had no idea. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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#14 Posted by AlisterCat (7280 posts) -

For me, yes. Other games I'm interested in will come in time.

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#15 Posted by Valkyr (746 posts) -

P4G and Uncharted:Golden Abyss

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#16 Posted by endaround (2267 posts) -

@Knave: Well at least that is what I heard last that it has 1-2 GB free on board for game saves.

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#17 Posted by DarthOrange (4178 posts) -

Only if you interested in at least five other games. Dropping around $300 for one game is like buying a 2,000 dollar racing wheel and seat just to play forza 4.

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#18 Posted by Winternet (8396 posts) -

Let me put it this way: EVERYTHING is worth getting for playing Persona 4.

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#19 Posted by Mcfart (2012 posts) -

IMO, totally. Hopefully there will be other good games as well, to justify the $300.

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#20 Posted by Dingofighter (1874 posts) -

If P4G is the only game you are interested in for the system, I don't think that sounds like a great idea. 
Unless you have enough money that it doesn't really matter that you spend that much money for one game, and take a chance on whether more games you are interested in will be released later. 
 
I bought a 3DS pretty much for Zelda OoT 3D, but then I also got 20 free games...

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#21 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@endaround said:

@Knave: Well at least that is what I heard last that it has 1-2 GB free on board for game saves.

Some games like Uncharted require the memory card. Persona 4: The Golden could be one of those games.

And I think it's not worth it to buy a handheld for that much money just for one game.

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#22 Posted by Sayishere (1854 posts) -

Im not buying one on launch, whenever P4 comes out (HOPING FOR A PRICE CUT) its inevitable, if its p4 related, I'm buying it. The thing is its not just a straight up port, i mean playing as a girl just makes it way more interesting.

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#23 Edited by Vexxan (4632 posts) -

You'll need a Vita for the inevitable Persona 5: Portable :)

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#24 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@Sayishere said:

Im not buying one on launch, whenever P4 comes out (HOPING FOR A PRICE CUT) its inevitable, if its p4 related, I'm buying it. The thing is its not just a straight up port, i mean playing as a girl just makes it way more interesting.

You won't be able to play as a girl in P4: Golden...

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#25 Posted by Catolf (2791 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

@Sayishere said:

Im not buying one on launch, whenever P4 comes out (HOPING FOR A PRICE CUT) its inevitable, if its p4 related, I'm buying it. The thing is its not just a straight up port, i mean playing as a girl just makes it way more interesting.

You won't be able to play as a girl in P4: Golden...

which makes me iffy on getting the game, cause tbh that was all i wanted... though the addition of Marie may make me try it, I quit playing the ps2 one and now it's being borrowed, so..we'll see.
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#26 Posted by TwilitEnd656 (610 posts) -

Hmm... If you were to run into other games you weren't aware of along the line, yes, I'd say it is. But literally just for P4G... It's still a close call to me.

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#27 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

Of course not. Buying a $250 handheld to play a game that is already out on ps2 is pretty dumb. If you have the money though go for it.

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#28 Posted by EisforExtinction (81 posts) -

Persona 3 Portable was not great. That may be indicative of P4G or maybe not.

Do you really need a mobile version of P4?

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#29 Posted by Chris2KLee (2402 posts) -

From what I've seen, I don't feel they are changing enough to justify buying a new console for it.

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#30 Edited by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -

Is it worth hundreds of dollars to play a single game?

No.

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#31 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Vita + memory card + person = $300+

Do you think it's worth it?

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#32 Edited by Sooty (8193 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

For me, yes. Other games I'm interested in will come in time.

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@EisforExtinction said:

Persona 3 Portable was not great. That may be indicative of P4G or maybe not.

Do you really need a mobile version of P4?

It was a respectable version for the limitations of that platform, P4G includes all the PS2 stuff and more, so it's not really right to judge it based on P3P.

Day one.

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#33 Posted by RenMcKormack (1087 posts) -

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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#34 Edited by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

Not for me. I love Persona 4 but I already played that game twice and the vita doesn't have many other games to make buying the device worth it for me.

I just want Persona to be on my HD consoles :(

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#35 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

Is it worth buying a Vita so you can play a PS2 game?

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#36 Posted by Ben_H (3916 posts) -

Just buy a used PS2 and get a copy of Persona 4 (and while you're at it get P3, and any other PS2 exclusives you are interested in. I bought Sly Cooper and a few other games when I bought a PS2 a couple years ago). Overall cost will be still less than half the cost of a Vita alone and you will get more games.

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#37 Edited by ProfessorEss (7955 posts) -

Replace P4G with "Any one game ever made or being made" and I still say hells no.

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#38 Posted by doomguy64 (28 posts) -

Depends if you have money to spend or not if you are only planning to purchase it for one game. I for one wanna be an early adopter for the handheld, looking forward to uncharted. However I started P4 a year or so ago and never really got into it, might give it a second chance on the PSV with this version of it.

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#39 Posted by Hector (3547 posts) -

I'd say wait until the price goes down and there is a library of games to play on the Vita.

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#40 Posted by PolygonSlayer (457 posts) -

I'm afraid I would have to say yes to this question. At least it's not a launch game so hopefully the price of the PSV will drop by then like it did with the 3DS :P

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#41 Posted by the_r0n1n_named_47 (171 posts) -

..... do it me and my wife are gonna thats roughly $500 for 2 vitas, and without the vita games... but we have psp/ps1 games too so it works :D

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#42 Posted by lead_farmer (1076 posts) -

@Hector said:

I'd say wait until the price goes down and there is a library of games to play on the Vita.

I agree with this. See what other games get offered later and see if there are any that will interest. Although I want to get for that damn Lumines so maybe I should shut up.

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#43 Posted by Neurotic (635 posts) -

By the time P4G comes to Europe, I expect the Vita will have dropped in price and will have a couple more games I want so I probably will get one for P4G just like I got a PSP for P3P. I wouldn't get one at launch just to wait for P4G though.

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#44 Posted by dagas (3453 posts) -

From what I've seen it's not that much new compared to the original game. I would not buy a console to play a slightly different version of a game I've played several times.

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#45 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3668 posts) -

This game is getting me really interested in the PSV.

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#46 Posted by hurtfulmadmax (105 posts) -

If this port gets a US dub and release, I will gladly shell out the money for a new handheld.

I hope it doesn't turn out like P3P (lack of cutscenes/animations).

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#47 Edited by Vyse (76 posts) -

I don't think it's worth buying PSV just for P4G. The game doesn't look like it will have a whole lot of extra content and it looks exactly like the PS2 version so why not just get that for $20. Now, if there are more games you're interested in that are coming out on the Vita then I say "Go for it!"

Also, I think P3P is probably the best version of P3 even without the cut scenes or superior graphics. All the mechanics they added from P4 totally make it worth it.

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#48 Posted by Daroki (772 posts) -

I generally want a 5 game limit to convince me to buy a console. P4G by itself isn't enough to do it, but when I combine it with things like Wipeout, Lumines, Uncharted, and Gravity Daze then we're talking.

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#49 Posted by Commisar123 (1944 posts) -

I'd say no, but I do love me some P4 and I might fall for it.

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#50 Posted by Shindiggah (347 posts) -

@scarace360 said:

hell yes buy whatever you need to play SMT games.

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