on 25-01-2012 06:47 PM
Spent a good while at the Vita Room on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow today.
Wow. Great set up, and the staff were just brilliant.
After establishing that I'd been doing my research, we were able to skip straight to the "Let me hold one" moment!
It really is lighter than I was expecting and that screen is just fabulous .
Had a good go on most of the games and it's made me wish that I could get one or two more on launch day but that's life.
Had a good go on the two games I'm getting on day one - WipEout and Everybody's Golf which were all I could possibly ask for.
Also managed to try Little Deviants, Uncharted, F1 2011 (ok but pointless release IMO), Frobisher Says (absolutely crazy game!), Modnation Racers (better than I expected), Motorstorm RC plus a good nosey around the system itself.
If I hadn't pre-ordered a Vita, I would have been broken immediately after getting my hands on it. I absolutely can't wait until release day now.
Got a nice little Sackboy/Uncharted keyring to bring home too. Great day.
on 25-01-2012 07:45 PM
I have to say I was there on monday they do have a great set up. The T shirt they give you is nice too. Uncharted was amazing I was most impressed with that. Everybodys golf is great first time ive ever played that series loved it. I played wipeout vs PS3 which played really well too. I couldnt get in to little deviants it didnt feel right but Escape Played good. Fifa was great too. I played a wee bit of Gravity Rush but didnt want to spoil it for me. I agree with you about how light it was too. I didnt like Motorstorm RC either. I will be getting Gravity Rush and Everybodys Golf on lunch and pick up uncharted when it comes down in price.
26-01-2012 10:02 AM - edited 26-01-2012 10:03 AM
Popped in after work Tuesday myself and it was a great event they got going on. I worked at the 3DS one last year and was expecting something similar to that. Get people in try it for 20 mins tops then pap em out but was pleasantly surprised for them to just let you walk in and out freely and play as long as you want and make proper judgement on the system. Better organised and the staff actually knew about the product on show unlike the Nintendo one lol.
Staff were indeed great too. Guy was going to give me the run down on Vita but then said "Judging by your T-Shirt i'm guessing you're up to speed with this but any questions feel free to ask" and followed that with taking me to a seated area and sorted out demo's on the Vita for me that i was interested in to save me walking about to diff systems cause he assumed i'd have stood enough all day in work which i had! lol. Thought that was nice of him.
Tried out Uncharted, Wipeout, Marvel V Capcom, Little Deviants, Motorstorm and that Gravity Rush thing.
Impressed with most of it myself. Shocked at how light. Buttons and sticks all felt great too and the screen was super crisp. Rear touch pad was brilliant too. Only thing i wasn't hot on was the Motion controls. Maybe it was just my Vita's calibration but didn't feel as responsive as i was hoping as everything else was top notch about it. Both touch control systems were super responsive and fun as with analoguse and all the buttons. Quite liked the UI on it too. Fun to use and Navigate.
I want one but unsure whether i'll get one on launch. Will see how launch game bundles turn out.
on 26-01-2012 03:45 PM
Nice to see/hear that I'm not the only one who had a good time in Glasgow.
I totally forgot about FIFA but I'm not hugely interested in that on a handheld anyway.
Motion controls I really didn't bother looking at - it was almost impossible with the Vita consoles being attached the the cabinets (despite the cable length being really generous).
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