I’ve just finished playing a few rounds of Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Super Stardust Delta on the PS Vita. I’m blown away. Both of these games port so well to the Vita that they feel like it was just meant for them. The system’s gyro is incredibly tight and responsive and the dual touch screens rival the sensitivity and control of the best smartphones and tablets. The analog sticks are also particularly enjoyable to use, feeling both firm and accurate. The d-pad and thumb buttons are a bit small, but feel snappy. It’s not that they feel too small, just that there’ll be a bit of a learning curve to get used to them. All in all, I’m impressed. I liked the PSP a lot, and the Vita is a definite huge leap forward in both its spirit and execution.
And of course, I was playing with one of our new mobile headsets connected to it! Every bone-crunching punch and asteroid explosion came through crystal-clear with deep, tight bass. The stereo separation was phenomenal, giving a great sense of directionality. It’s almost like the Vita was built for a headset. I’ve tried the Vita with the Ear Force M1, Ear Force M3 and Ear Force M5, and they all perform wonderfully. I’m personally partial to the M1 with the Vita. Being able to store the headset inside the Vita’s carrying case is a nice added bonus, and the total isolation and immersion that an in-ear headset provides makes the experience even more immersive.
The inline mics on our mobile headsets also work great with the Vita. Being able to talk to your friends (and online enemies) while you’re punching them in the face in UMvC3 makes the whole experience that much better. We found the voice quality to be great when playing against one another over wifi. It’s awesome to see a mobile console that doesn’t isolate you from your friends, but rather offers you an even better way to play and communicate with them.
Having the ability to form a party and play games with friends and chat with them while you play just adds to the slew of awesome features the Vita boasts that make it such a perfect candidate for one of our new mobile gaming headsets. And, with the announcements of Netflix and Skype coming to the Vita, it’s even more to look forward to.
So, if you’ll excuse me, it looks like my next round is about to start.
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