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#1 Posted by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -

Best - The damn dual analog sticks. Feel so natural. Also the form factor of the device is great - I'm not getting cramps like I usually do from handheld consoles.

Worst - Most games run in sub-res. I don't know if it's just the fact that the games were rushed for launch, or that the Vita's GPU just can't handle that resolution, or that it just can't handle the ridiculous shaders and effects they're trying to pull off (see Uncharted) but I didn't buy a Vita for blurry, jaggy games. I don't even care if they don't use AA (even though the Vita's GPU seems to be adept at this) as long as they hit native res.

Games don't need bloom, parallax mapping, and ridiculous poly counts to be fun. They DO however need to not offend the eyes of the player and perform at a steady framerate. When you try to run fancy shaders, but fail to up the resolution, you just make things worse. Where the jaggies on the PSP would blend in because they didn't use things like rim lighting and specularity, which make the rough pixels stick out like a sore thumb.

Sorry for the rant. And before someone calls me a graphics whore, note that I would be fine with playing a game with very low poly counts and no normal mapping as long as it ran at a constant 30 or 60 fps and didn't have terrible aliasing and blurriness from being upscaled.

#2 Posted by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -

Ah, ok. I thought maybe there were some details about how they got their Personas that I didn't know about.

Back OT... It's really... weird... that Labrys would be the President of Yasogami's student council. I mean Aigis fit pretty well into P3's futuristic urban setting, but an android feels out of place in the P4 side of the universe.

Maybe Akihiko and Mitsuru (I assume still running/ working for Kirijo) noticed similarities between the events in Tatsumi and Inaba and built a new anti-shadow weapon to investigate? I guess they would be able to pull strings to get her into the school to keep an eye on things.

#3 Edited by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -

What do you mean by Strega style? I'm not the foremost expert on P3, but I thought their Personas were normal, other than the fact they were extracted forcefully. (Also, was Shinji's natural? I can't remember other than the fact that he had trouble controlling it.)

#4 Posted by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -

Oh man. Mysterious Fox isn't going to like this at all. Not one bit.

#5 Posted by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -

Update 2:

Got Vita. It's awesome. Only problem is that my games were in another shipment. Anyone notice anything wrong with this picture?

Omaha, NE, United States02/16/20127:59 A.M.Departure Scan
Saginaw, MI, United States02/15/20125:21 A.M.Out For Delivery
02/15/20125:07 A.M.Arrival Scan
Wyoming, MI, United States02/15/20122:27 A.M.Departure Scan
Wyoming, MI, United States02/14/201211:59 P.M.Arrival Scan
Hodgkins, IL, United States02/14/20127:59 P.M.Departure Scan
02/14/201210:29 A.M.Origin Scan
United States02/13/20129:33 P.M.Order Processed: Ready for UPS

Ugh. Definitely getting a refund on that one day shipping...

#6 Posted by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -

Update: Out For Delivery :D

Well it doesn't make any sense to me why they'd wait so long to ship it at Ludicrous Speed, but I'm not running the world's largest internet store, so whatever. Everyone enjoy your new consoles, I know I will!

#7 Posted by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -



#8 Posted by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -

Yeah, I've used Amazon for years, but this is my first order after moving. In the past, release date delivery items have always shipped days in advance. I must be a lot closer to a distribution center or something.

#9 Edited by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -


Status is now "Shipping Soon". Of course things start moving immediately after I make a thread on GB, ugh. I was just worried they screwed up like they did in Canada, but in reverse. Hope everyone gets your console on time!

#10 Posted by Starclopsofish (96 posts) -

So I ordered the First Edition Bundle with release date shipping from Amazon a couple months ago. Problem is, the order still says "not yet shipped" and last time I checked, 15 comes directly after 14. Seems to me like they should have shipped it Monday with 2-3 day shipping rather than wait till (presumably) sometime today and rush it here. Anyone else order the First Edition Bundle with release date shipping, and has yours shipped yet?