My PlayStation Vita - I Love It
Back in March I did an interesting thing; I purchased a PlayStation Vita, I purchased a handheld gaming system. I was caught up in the hoopla and excitement of a new Sony system being on the market that I didn’t really think about if this would actually be a good investment; I just wanted it. With my girlfriend in tow we went to the local Best Buy store to procure the new addition to my life; a PlayStation Vita, 16gb memory card and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. I saw it in my girlfriend’s eyes what she was thinking as I reached into my wallet to pull out my debit card when the cashier rang me up;
What the heck are you spending your money on? You don’t need this. Plan for the future, don’t buy this stupid machine! Spend it on me!
But I was happy; I had set my sights on something that I wanted, and I had gained it. I achieved my goal; I was
content thrilled, pumped, excited; just like I was when I purchased my PlayStation 3 back in Dec of 2006.
After the set-up was completed, it was time to play. I elected to take my time with my new baby and gradually learn all I could about it before diving into a game. I meticulously went through all the pre-loaded apps and learned that ins and outs of them. Eventually either anticipation or boredom set in and I could take it anymore; I needed to play the new Uncharted game.
Upon seeing the start screen I was in heaven and diving into this new adventure only got better.
Two months passed. One night while sitting at my computer, I happened to look over to one of my CD stands where I keep part of my collection of an un-godly amount of CDs and saw it. The devastating scene that lay out before me was almost unbearable to see. Sitting on top of my stand, covered in a layer of dust was my once prized possession, my PS Vita.
Of course once I saw this atrocity that lay before me, I immediately picked it, dusted it off and started playing. I vowed that I would not let that happen again. Yet, what happened about a month later? The same thing; I put the Vita down on my CD stand and forgot about it.
Then it happened…Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was revealed. There was something about the possibility of having a full Assassin’s Creed experience on my PS Vita that made me excited for the handheld again; it rekindled that thrilling, exciting feeling I had when I purchased the system.
October 30th came and with it brought the game I was waiting for; Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. It was everything I had hoped it would have been, and even more. Until I actually got to play the game, I never knew exactly at how powerful my PS Vita truly was. Of course I had heard what Sony was saying about it; but this was the game that proved it to me.
From Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation I jumped back into Uncharted: Golden Abyss then to Gravity Rush then to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale then to Super Stardust Delta; just one great game after the other. I now spend more time on a weekly basis playing my PlayStation Vita than I do my PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. I can’t seem to get enough of this wonderful system.
I once thought the PlayStation Vita would be the best thing to happen to the gaming world in a long time; a handheld that was basically a PlayStation 3 but I could take it with me and play amazing games on the go. Even though I went through a portion of ownership where I wasn’t sure about my purchase of the system; I now have realized that spark again. I love my PlayStation Vita and frankly, don’t really want to play on any other machine.