What did you just Buy/Receive?



  • @scotty I have a vita and love it. Funnily enough,I picked up mine when the Switch was out of stock near launch. Definitely underrated still, but a hard sell, especially if you want a memory card that's a decent size.

    I think above anything else, it really is an awesome way to play some PS1 games and catch up on PSP because you said you never had one. That's three libraries you can catch up on in wait for a PS5!



  • @happygaming I have pulled out my Vita so many times, charged it and then completely forgotten about it again. My PSTV did just start giving me black screen so the Vita is sadly my only way to play Vita games now.



  • @happygaming

    Can you recommend any hidden gems from both PSP and PSV? Mainly from platformers and action-adventure side but I'm willing to check out outside of these if the story is good.



  • @Scotty

    For PSP:

    For platformers, I know that there's Daxter and Secret Agent Clank. There was also a Jak and Daxter game called The Lost Frontier, but I didn't really play it. Both Mega Man Maverick Hunter X and Powered Up are solid remakes of the original Mega Man and X if you don't mind 2.5D platforming. Hammerin' Hero is along the same feel as Mega Man; tough action platformer. Dracula X Chronicles has a collection of Castlevania games, and you can even unlock Symphony of the Night, but I found that the latter ran better if you just got the PS1 version (plus you get the better voice acting that wasn't rerecorded). I don't know if I'd call it a 'platofrmer' but Loco Roco is super jolly, but probably not for everyone.

    Some of the games were ported to other systems, so you may be able to play something like Patapon on your PS4 if you prefer it that way, but it really works for a handheld. Same with MGS Peace Walker if you want a Metal Gear game, although its included in the HD collection on Vita. God of War Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta are also both on there, and I don't think have been ported. If you're more down on the RPG front, Crisis Core is a great action-RPG, and the Final Fantasy Tactics on there is awesome if you're looking more on the strategy front. Legend of Heroes and Valkyria Chronicles 2 are also on there. Metal Slug Anthology is straight up shooting action.

    As far as the Vita:

    It's a shame that I can't recommend the Jak or Ratchet collections on there because they run terrible. The Sly Cooper collection though does run well, and the 4th one is also available on the system. Rayman Origins is one of my favorite platformers of the last while, although I played it on PS3. Rayman Legends is also on the system if you like the first one. Rogue Legacy will keep you busy for a while if you're into the idea of a roguelike Castlevania type game. Tearaway uses a lot of the Vita hardware and has the Media Molecule feel if you're into that. There are a ton more too like Axiom Verge (like old school Metroid), Oddworld New n Tasty (remake is good, PS1 is also available to grab if you prefer), Steamworld Dig 1 and 2 (short and sweet), Salt and Sanctuary (like Souls but 2D), Iconoclasts (also like Metroid), and Bloodstained Curse of the Moon (straight up NES Castlevania), Shovel Knight...

    For more action adventure games, Vita has some great ones from Vanillaware like Muramasa, Odin Sphere and Dragon's Crown. There are a few Monster Hunter clones like Soul Sacrifice, Freedom Wars and God Eater, or even Toukiden if those are your cup of tea. I mentioned earlier, but the MGS collection is on here and has 2, 3 and Peace Walker, same with the God of War collection. The Vita really excels at RPGs and visual novels and has a ton of those if you're into that sort of thing, so Persona 4 Golden and Danganronpa are two that always comes up in the conversation, same with Gravity Rush.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton. Hope this wasn't too heavy a list. Just don't sleep on PS1 stuff too, there are some great action adventure games on there too!



  • @happygaming

    Great, thanks! You can also mention those PS1 games that are on your mind. :D



  • @scotty

    Because they updated the PS store, I can't look on the browser. I'll have to do a little research and get back to you. In a bit I'll head back as soon as I've got a list of stuff to recommend.



  • @happygaming

    Can't wait man.



  • @scotty I made a post about this a while back when I also got myself a belated vita. Some good games on there if you're interested:
    https://forums.easyallies.com/topic/2687/best-games-playable-on-vita/15



  • @scotty

    I can't guarantee all of these are available to play on Vita, but I got a list nonetheless:

    • Medievil
    • Symphony of the Night
    • Spyro 1-3
    • Rayman 1-2 (first one is 2D platforming, sequel is 3D)
    • Suikoden 1-2
    • Tomb Raider 1-3
    • Jumping Flash 2 (super fun platformer)
    • Pandemonium (With respect from Don)
    • Oddworld 1-2 (HD of Stranger's Wrath on Vita)
    • Gex 1-2 (similar to Rayman, second is more like Mario 64, first is 2D)
    • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
    • Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver (Blood Omen is like top down Zelda, Legacy of Kain is more 3D action, was a first Amy Hennig project)
    • Resident Evil 2
    • Dino Crisis
    • Grandia
    • One (underrated shooter with a dumb name)
    • Star Wars Dark Forces (Star Wars FPS on Doom engine)
    • Bugs Life
    • Hercules
    • Emperor's New Groove
    • Gaia Seed (2D horizontal space shooter)
    • Alundra (Zelda-like)
    • Metal Slug X
    • Vagrant Story
    • Legend of Mana
    • Threads of Fate
    • Breath of Fire IV
    • Chrono Trigger
    • Chrono Cross
    • Klonoa Door to Phantomile (awesome platformer)
    • Legend of Dragoon
    • Tomba 1 and 2 (especially 2, great adventure platformer)
    • Pac Man World
    • Mega Man X4, X5, X6
    • Mega Man 8
    • Armored Core
    • Mega Man Legends 1, 2 (for Kyle. They hold up)
    • Strider 2(like Mega Man with a sword)

    I know you didn't specifically ask for RPGs, and there are some on the list above, but you can actually get the first ten Final Fantasy games on the Vita. 1-2 are in FF Origins on PS1, 3 is on PSP, 4 Complete is as well, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are on PS1 through PSP, and 10 is an HD collection download. It's also an easy (but imperfect) way to play through something like Chrono Trigger if it's your cup of tea. The three systems were just incredible for RPGs, so I would be remiss to not mention any.



  • Posted about it elsewhere, but "finished" my pc build with a 3080 and Beyerdynamic 177x Go headphones.
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  • @HappyGaming @naltmank

    Thank you so much guys. This is a lot of games. I'm happy.



  • @scotty need any more help, feel free to shoot me a DM, always happy to help on this sort of thing :)



  • Got a Dualsense, it's way smaller that I expected, and it's so whiteee

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  • This:

    https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/qled-4k-tvs/55-class-q80t-qled-4k-uhd-hdr-smart-tv-2020-qn55q80tafxza/#benefits

    I'm ready for the next 7 years. :DDD Actually I was going to buy something inferior but the more I search the more I wanted to have this one. It's really big and looks very nice. Can't wait to test it with PS5 when I have the opportunity.



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    I picked up Kirby Super Star when my girlfriend was asking about games we could co-op on Super Nintendo, and a repro cart of Terranigma. I'd love to pick up a proper PAL cart sometime but at the moment they're a little out of my price range to add to the collection.



  • @happygaming said in What did you just Buy/Receive?:

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    I picked up Kirby Super Star when my girlfriend was asking about games we could co-op on Super Nintendo, and a repro cart of Terranigma. I'd love to pick up a proper PAL cart sometime but at the moment they're a little out of my price range to add to the collection.

    They said, humble braggingly flashing a pic of a $250 SNES :P



  • @e_zed_eh_intern Haha, true enough. That was a gift from my aforementioned girlfriend some years ago that I'm super grateful to have. It happened to be in stock right at the time of my birthday, so I definitely got lucky there.



  • @happygaming oh well that’s ok then. My wife gave me this watch:

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  • @scotty

    I have a 55" Samsung Q60R (not sure what the R stands for in Samsung's naming) and I love it. It's expensive, but still in the mid-tier price point of TVs. I got it a year and a bit ago for $1000CAD but now it's in the $700-800 range. I absolutely love it for a few reasons. Mainly, it's surprisingly fast for a TV panel. The lines are starting to blur between monitor precision and TV lag. I find that it reacts great for PS4 games and is a lot smoother than my old Vizio. Unlike most TVs, Samsung has perfectly fine out of the box picture settings too. Standard will look good for everything and then it autoswitches to Game Mode when you play games which makes the picture a bit more vivid and bright while also increasing the refresh rate.

    It also looks really great for movies and TV, especially ones filmed in HDR like Amazon's The Grand Tour. The downside to HDR is that many games currently just apply it by default and some companies have no idea how to do HDR properly. Treyarch COD games actually look WORSE on a 4K HDR TV. Likewise, the white backlight shows in the corners which isn't a problem for games but sometimes it shows in dark scenes in movies. Again, I'll take the backlight bleed through versus spending an additional $1000-2000 on an LG or Sony. Those TVs are also amazing, but the cost is too much for me at the moment.

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    All in all, I recommend the current Samsung Qseries. I was pretty blown away, especially with the price for picture value.



  • @dipset That's exactly the model I have, same size too, and I confirm everything you say, it's a really amazing screen. I haven't experienced true 4K since I only have the base PS4, so I can't wait for the PS5 to finally get the most out of it.