On photos and videos it really doesn't show in my opinion,but DAMN..those analog sticks are incredibly small, and before i had even started any demo, i was afraid that it was gonna be dissappointing, well...anything but that. Even though they are shockingly small they feel perfect, they feel very loose and even though my bro had complained about it, i can't agree with him.
I don't know about you guys, but the PSP never felt incredibly comfortable to my hands, the VITA felt perfect, and i'm being honest here. The store clerk told me that there were only a few demos, but then i slided downwards on the screen and he was like 'oh ...i didn't know about those demos' lol. It provides plenty of demos, so i had quite some demos to try out. I saw Gravity Daze/Rush and since that is definitely my most anticipated game, i tried that one out first.
Graphically very nice and crisp, fine framerate, controls wise there's nothing wrong with it. I really missed the audio though, you know...big store, lots of music around you, no way to hear the VITA, doubt the sound was even enabled. I fought some enemies, and the gravity aspect seemed really nice, but honestly...i haven't played it for a long time, i'm hoping when the VITA comes out, we all have the demos for it too, then i will try it out in my own way, and much much longer.
Next up was Escape Plan, in some previews i heard some complaints about how the touch function on the back of the VITA for some puzzles in this game didn't work too well, didn't have any problems with it at all. Again, graphically very nice and crisp, definitely one i will be picking up, depending on the price and how long the game is though.
I also played Modnation Racers, but i gotta be honest, i never liked it terribly much on the PS3 or PSP, and this was very much of the same. Graphically it was good enough i guess, but it just doesn't do anything for me.
Also tried out Motorstorm RC but i'm sad they didn't make a true Motorstorm, cause this really ain't my thing, graphically not too impressive either.
Then came Fifa, now i ain't a soccer fan not the sport, and not the games, but Fifa fans will be incredibly happy with this, it looks amazing, really amazing, very crisp, very smooth framerate and i was just very impressed with it.
Then came Virtua Tennis 4 and like previews have said it..this game looks ridiculous!!!!! But in the right sense of the word, this was truly PS3/360 (maybe even better) quality, at one point it showed the faces of the tennis players up close and i was like...holy crap. So i definitely agree with previews, they weren't exeggerating, this is the best looking VITA game. However...i wasn't able to play Uncharted, no demo...so that may be the very best looking one.
Last but not least i played Little Deviants, really liked how you have to use the back-touch controls and it worked very very well, you barely have to touch the back and it already works, i love that. I didn't try this one out for long though.
Like i said no Uncharted, and i SO wanted to see that one, but ah well. As for the handheld itself, i'm incredibly impressed with what this thing can do. If Sony gets some amazing 'hardcore ' games on this in the near future, this MUST turn into a huge success. I'm pretty sure it just lacks the perfect game for the Japanese, that is the reason why its not doing so well......yet.
The touch screen works perfectly, fast, smooth, no problems there. Despite the sticks being so small, they work surprisingly well, and i can perfectly picture playing Uncharted with this, taking cover, shooting, climbing all of that...should be no problem at all.
REALLY looking forward to the release now, even more so.
Oh how could i forget this one, i also gave Michael Jackson : The Experience a shot, i had to, being a hardcore fan. I hate what Ubi did for Xbox 360 and Kinect for MJ's legacy, ridiculous stuff. But this at least had 'MJ' himself in it, it looked cool, nice artstyle. You can select between different outfits and stuff, it shows the intro to the Billie Jean video, i just don't see a dancing game being alot of fun with touch controls though.