Manufacturer: Sony | Year: 2014 | List Price: $199.99 | Buy from Amazon
I am a Nintendo fanboy through and through. I have never owned a video game console made by any other company. A couple of days ago, however, that changed as I bought the PlayStation Vita, Sony’s current-generation handheld and the successor to the PlayStation Portable. I decided to make the purchase primarily to play PlayStation 1 classics and also for some PS Vita exclusives such as Persona 4 Golden and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Seeing that it only cost $200 bundled with Borderlands 2 and including an 8GB memory card, I jumped at the chance. And it’s actually pretty nice! (Note: I’ve only had my console for 3 days, and so far I’ve only played Borderlands 2 and Persona 3 Portable on it. I do feel I have had enough time with it to write a good review, though.)
Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2012 | List Price: $199.99 | Buy from Amazon
So I got a PS Vita the other day, and I thought that I should do a review on it. To set a benchmark, though, I wanted to do a review on the Nintendo 3DS XL, easily my most-played game system ever. I’m going to do hardware reviews differently. I’ll still break it down into segments where I talk about various features and points of interest, but I won’t give a percentage score. Instead, I’ll tell you whether I think the console is worth your money and why. Anyway, on to the review!
Developer: Square Enix | Year: 2008 | List Price: ~$29.99 | Buy from Amazon
If you’ve been following Kantaloupe over the past 6 months or so, you’ll have seen me really get into JRPGs. I played my very first one back in February, Bravely Default. After beating that in June, I bought Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger DS at the same time, but decided to play the former first, since it came out earlier. After that I proceeded immediately to this game, which I have now beaten. (The marathon continues! I just bought a PS Vita on Thursday and downloaded Persona 3 Portable yesterday.)