I don't understand this article. Is Vita going to be needed to play the games people already have? Can't people just NOT use Vita and play their already owned games on their already owned PSP? You have the power, deep down, to not buy bullshit that companies are trying to sell you. Buyer beware.
Haven't finished it yet and didn't read the spoiler, but Great article.
DXHR is so awesome in the non-boss fight parts that it's difficult to really hold it against the game. The boss fights (so far for me) are fine, if somewhat uneven. I think I took out Barret with four rockets to the face. I wasn't planning on using non-lethal takedown for that asshole. But from what I've read, a stealth character can use non-lethal means to get through boss fights, and the only problem are the cutscenes that seem to imply that you used lethal force. I guess that bothers me at the core of my being, but I don't mind it. The game can be gamey at times. Big deal.
DXHR's problems and limitations reminds me of old System Shock 2 - at one point I got stuck with just a wrench and two bullets for my pistol in a hall with about five or six abominations. This is, those of you who have played it, nearly impossible to deal with. I eventually worked around it, a combination of stealth and well-placed wrenches to the head. People will figure out work-arounds to game limitations when given the chance. I suppose I could have used tranq darts for Barret, but I didn't really want to. It does not behoove Adam to leave him alive from ANY perspective.
Sometimes I buy a game with the intent of playing with a friend, which rarely happens. But then, there are those games I buy to play through methodically. Most rpgs and adventure games I play through with my wife. And yes, that can be (and is) enjoyable. =D
Blazing through games can be fun in its own way, but it's kind of like blazing through a book - you only can remember so much afterwards.