@redswir1 I didn’t deny tech heads reviewed cameras. In fact, they’re the right people to review them, second after actual photographers who can write. 🙂 I said that film critics wouldn’t review cameras, which is a vaguely comparable situation to games critics reviewing hardware.
The thing with the Vita is that you’re not just buying a Vita, you’re buying a PSP with a delicious screen, too. The PSP has a fucking awesome software library, particularly if you’re into JRPGs or other “interesting” games that you can’t get on any other platform. When people bitch about Vita having “nothing to play” they are completely discounting this fact — and it’s a big selling point, particularly for anyone who never had a PSP. Granted, there may be a dearth of actual Vita titles, but that’s a situation that is gradually improving. And there are some cracking games already — WipeOut, Need for Speed, Gravity Rush, Hot Shots Golf, Uncharted, LBP, Rayman, VLR, Ragnarok Odyssey, Persona 4… I could go on. And then remember it’s a system where you can also play Persona 1, 2 and 3, Trails in the Sky, those two Atlus games that begin with G that I can never remember the names of, Corpse Party and all manner of other goodness on and you actually have a pretty attractive prospect all round — for certain gamers, anyway.
Re: the “not HD enough” thing, I’m pretty much over graphics. The games I had the most fun with recently are some of the “worst” looking. Xenoblade, Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, the visual novels I’ve been playing, Aselia the Eternal. The more realistic graphics get, the less attractive they are to me. If the new Xbox and PlayStation end up being just CoD and Halo machines, I’ll happily skip them.
I’m aware I don’t speak for everyone, of course, and in fact am probably in a minority. But I like my colours and big-eyed anime girls, dammit!