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- Is StreetPass pointless?
- Are all good Vita games remakes?
- Of the 3DS and Vita, which system comes out on top?
Make sure you have your say on the points raised in this discussion in the comments section below.
|Harry Slater: ... I always thought Animal Crossing was like Frogger or something...|
|Mike Rose: I get why Animal Crossing is popular, it targets a certain type of gamer. But it's just not for me, I need stuff to be actually, you know, happening. It's like Harvest Moon, except with more collecting and less fun.|
|Alex Beech: Not a StreetPass fan then?|
|Mike Rose: Haha I stopped using StreetPass a loooong time ago. What a completely wasted concept.|
|Mark Brown: StreetPass is rad. I got loads at a recent Nintendo event. Lots of new Fire Emblem battles to fight!|
|Alex Beech: Best thing on the system for me... I've only got 4 puzzle pieces left to collect.|
|Mark Brown: My puzzle collection is coming along too.|
|Mike Rose: Haha yeah, but that's the thing, you had to go to a Nintendo event to use it.|
|Mark Brown: You get them at Eurogamer Expo, you get them in cities.|
|Mike Rose: The only time I ever use it is at events, and even then I usually can't be arsed to lug my 3DS around with me. In day-to-day life it's pretty rubbish. For me, it's totally not worth lugging a brick around just to get some jigsaw pieces.|
|Mark Brown: I'm carrying it around because the 3DS is awesome and I want to play it. StreetPass is just a cool extra.|
|Peter Willington: Yeah, it's not too much extra weight is it? I chuck mine in a sock and throw it in my top pocket... Weirdly, I don't feel the same about my Vita. I rarely take that out, and when I do it's on very long train journeys. I like the games and all, but it just feels less... disposable.|
|Mike Rose: Well I carry around a real handheld (the Vita).|
|Mark Brown: I like having more than 3 games to play...|
|Mike Rose: Oh you've done it now Mark, GAME ON.|
|Mark Brown: Nah, Vita's great, I just can't think of anything I really want to play on it right now.|
|Harry Slater: I love my Vita. My 3DS is in a drawer and has been there for a good long while. Before that it was in a different drawer.|
|Mike Rose: I would argue that the Vita has better quality games than 3DS. I can also back that up with evidence - in 2 years, we've given 21 3DS games 9 or 10 scores, while in a year, we've given 14 Vita games 9 or 10s. If Vita carries on at the same pace, it'll have better quality games than the 3DS overall according to PG, BOOYAH!|
|Harry Slater: That's conjecture, not evidence. Sorry.|
|Alex Beech: And only if Vita carries on.|
|Peter Willington: I think they're about equal pegging for both. Vita had an amazing launch and has tailed off a bit, whereas 3DS is only now hitting its stride.|
|Mark Brown: I mean, it's all subjective of course. But 3DS has Fire Emblem and Vita doesn't, so case closed. But honestly, I like both, so whatever.|
|Mike Rose: Vita has Persona 4 Golden. Which is equivalent.|
|Peter Willington: And Final Fantasy Tactics... on the PSone Classics range.|
|Alex Beech: Which of those Vita 9-10s were remakes? Persona is the best game in my world right now, but it's a remake.|
|Mike Rose: Yeah but P4G is way more than just a remake. It pretty much defines how to do a remake properly. Technically one of the 3DS's main selling points is a remake too (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D).|
|Alex Beech: At launch... not really any more. Anyway, I don't know why this is an argument at all really. Gaming hippy that I am: can't we love both?|
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