Saturday, November 8, 2014

One Step Back

You know, the Vita doesn't get much respect, but I've got to say that it's a massive improvement over Sony's previous handheld game system. I picked up my PSP for the first time in months, and while the system is still capable of some fairly impressive visuals, it's a disaster ergonomically. It feels like a brick in your hands, the D-pad is practically useless, and that stubby analog nub is no replacement for an honest-to-goodness thumbstick. Trust me, once you've upgraded to the Vita, it's incredibly hard to go back.

Annnnyway, I'll be taking an extended vacation in a couple days, so you may not be seeing too many updates to Kiblitzing until I've settled into my new digs. Of course, if the plane crashes, you won't see be seeing any updates at all, but let's hope it doesn't come to that.


  1. As much as I love the stack of PSP games I own (and the digital ones, too), like you, I find the system itself to be kind of a turd. For me, it's all because of the d-pad and analog nub. Neither of them feels great or works well, making playing some games an absolute chore when it doesn't need to be. Sigh.

    Anyway, have fun during your vacation! And I certainly hope your plane DOES NOT crash!!

    1. Thanks, man! There are some travel jitters but I think I'm just worrying over nothing.

      By the way, you ever use the PSP Go? I had one in my hands briefly (very, very briefly) and while I loved the form factor, I don't remember if the controls were an improvement over the ones in the standard issue PSP. I've also heard that the PSP-3000 has a tighter D-pad, but the trade-off is a screen with ugly scanlines. You give with one hand and take with the other, Sony, I swear.