on 25-05-2012 08:45 PM
Why is it a bargain because it comes with an online pass. All new retail games and all digital games that require an online pass come with them anyway. It's bargain because it's a good game at a low price and not because it comes with the online pass.
Golf comes with the network pass making it a real bargain.
on 26-05-2012 07:10 PM
on 27-05-2012 02:10 AM
on 31-05-2012 07:33 PM
After an incident with a previous promotional offer 6 months ago, a just over 2 months ago I requested some compensation from Sony, and they offered me a free download of selected titles; 3 of the titles were Wipeout 2048, (free with my 3G version anyhow), Everybody's Golf, and ModNation Racers, (the latter 2 of which are both on offer).
My guess is considering how overpriced the Vita is compared to other consoles and Sony execs stating last year that they wanted to make their products more affordable to a large market; that this is either a mistake, or a VERY shrewd business idea.
The Windows Phone dropped the prices of many of it's games to 79p and heck, I'm buying them because they're 79p, or half the price of a McDonald's Double Cheeseburger with twice the taste).
Sony, keep these kind of prices on more of your products and I'll be throwing my money at you without feeling short-changed.
Don't get me wrong, I'm loving my Vita, but so much was messed up with it's release; Amazon dropped the price by £20 before release, Vodafone acted surprised that such a device even existed and messed up on the WipeOut promotion, (not sure who's story to believe, though I'm siding with Sony on that one), Europe didn't get the 32gb Memory Cards, (I imported one from Canada for cheaper than the retail price here), and as is tradition with Sony consoles, either flawed or non-existant legacy support; then the fact that it cost £20 for a protective case which the PSP had for free, and that most games need a memory card which wasn't included.
The screen is big, the sound is great, and the touch-screen has a solid build to it, though when I try to entice people to get a Vita too, I sometimes find it hard to justify the price-tag and sometimes find myself suggesting they wait for a price drop.
Mind you; I'm hardly one to complain about paying through the nose for things considering I just spent £600 on a Yamaha Tenori-On.
on 01-06-2012 12:31 AM
I'd recommend Everybody's Golf for sure; whilst Reality Fighters seems to be a rip-off of Photo Dojo laced with an old PS1 game called Fighter Maker, (shame we never got RPG Maker), it's an ecclectic taste as to whether a person would like it or not; whilst I think it'd barely qualify for an £11.99 price tag, I'd say that if you're on the fence about it not to bother, or to at least see it in action first, (remember to check out the PSN Store for demos and videos).
With Everybody's Golf, I got this game for free as mentioned in my previous post; if you take into account an online ticket is £7.99 this would mean the game itself is £4, and whilst it's not that much of an improvement on the PSP games; it features a nice and robust online mode, (with a Dead Or Alive 4 style online lobby, if you've ever played the game on Xbox360), and of course the screen is larger, (the rear-touch panel controls are more of a novelty and I've only ever used them to see what they do....once), but if you've got £11.99 and want to expand your library; then go for it, again, check the PSN Store for demos and videos.
I recently got Resistance: Burning Skies; and whilst it doesn't look as good as Retribution story-wise; I can't comment on it too much since I've yet to play it, (been hooked on Diablo 3, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Monster Hunter Tri, Phantasy Star Portable 2, and oh yeah; I recently got engaged....I actually had to ask my fiancee's permission to buy the Tenori-On with my own money, heck, I spent a few hundred quid on her because she wanted the Star Wars edition of the Xbox360).
But I'm rambling, my summary:
Everybody's Golf: Highly recommended.
Reality Fighters: Wouldn't recommend it unless you know you'd like it, or you've got £11.99 floating around.
ModNation Racers: Roat Trip: Would recommend based upon the PSP version, though I've yet to get it myself, other than the demo which I've not tried.
01-06-2012 03:04 AM - edited 01-06-2012 03:05 AM
Got Modnation Racers myself.
I didn't feel it was worth the full price based on being a little disappointed with the demo and knowing there is no online. You just can't argue for £11.99 though, especially as I already have money on my account ready for Gravity Rush and Little Big Planet.
Don't think I will be picking up either of the other two though as I thought the demo of Reality Fighters sucked and I get bored quick of golf games. If Gravity Rush wasn't around the corner I might have been tempted though.
Now if Unit 13 comes down to this sort of price later in the year......
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