List of PSP games utilizing Vita's second stick!

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  1. Tommi
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    Hey guys!

    After downloading and playing a bunch of PSP games on my Vita, I decided to make this thread to list all the ones are noticeably better with the second stick.

    As you probably know, the right stick on the Vita can be mapped to control the PSP D-Pad, Face buttons or Analog nub. This makes such a difference and playing these games years after I played them on PSP, feels brand new again!

    Here's a list of games so far:
    • Resistance: Retribution (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (D-pad to move camera)
    • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (D-pad to move camera)
    • Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Face buttons to move camera, hold L)
    • Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (D-pad to move camera)
    • The 3rd Birthday (D-pad to move camera)
    • Ghostbusters (Face buttons to move camera)
    • GUN: Showdown (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (D-pad to move camera)
    • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (D-pad to move camera)
    • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (D-pad to move camera)
    • Star Wars: Battlefront Elite Squadron (D-pad to move camera)
    • Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade Squadron (D-pad to move camera)
    • Lord of Arcana (D-pad to move camera)
    • Phantasy Star Portable 2 (D-pad to move camera)
    • Ape Escape: On The Loose (D-pad to move camera)
    • Everyday Shooter (Face buttons for shooting)
    • Midnight Club 3 & Midnight Club: LA (Map right stick to accelerate and reverse)
    • Medal of Honor: Heroes (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Coded Arms (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Coded Arms: Contagion (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Armored Core (Face buttons to move camera)
    • Tomb Raider: Anniversary (L + R to move camera)
    • Toy Story 3 (L + R to move camera)
    • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (L + R to move camera)
    • Persona 3 (L + R to move camera)
    • Daxter (L + R to move camera)
    The list is still work in progress, if I find any more I'll add them, or you guys let me know if you know any!
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    did you need a ps3 for phantasy star? ive heard great things about that game and really want to give it a try but i dont have a ps3... :(
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    i hear the second analog stick functionality hasn't been added to all games although they were said to have it
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    Yeah, had to download it via PS3. I tried doing a search for it on the Store but it looks like it's been pulled for some reason?

    Well the option is there for all PSP games I've tried, you just press the screen for the menu to pop up. The button remapping is useless for most games though.
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    I use the right stick to accelerate on Midnight club 3 and LA. You need to change the in game controls so that accelerate is Triangle and brake and reverse is X. You will then need to sacrifice a function because you cant use square and circle, i got rid of change song i think, don't get rid of flash headlights, you need this to activate the races.
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    Great, I've added that to list. :D

    Also added the two Syphon Filter games and Ghostbusters, as they control similar to Resistance.
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    yea, quick question if i dont have a ps3 then i can't download certain games? or what if i borrowed a friends?
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    Yeah use a friends, just sign into the store and download away! ;)

    Sony really should have made Media Go work with the Vita for people in your case.
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    definitely ,ill probably go buy another one in any case
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    Added Medal of Honor: Heroes 1 and 2 to the list, download via PS3.

    Great FPS made even better with the two analog sticks!
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    Might want to add whether or not they are UK versions because Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror works in UK and Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow works in US but not vice versa. I'm not sure portable ops works in the US either.
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    I would, but being in the UK, I have no idea what is and isn't on the US store. ;)
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    so this list is all confirmed working in the UK? Just put that. no one in here takes the time to specify countries and when we go to look up the games its a crap shoot if they are working for what ever region.
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    I've not tried them all no, some are not available in the EU store and some need to be downloaded via PS3.
    It's a mix of games from both stores that I know will benefit from the dual analog.
    Don't complain, it doesn't take long to search for a game...
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    So does anyone know know any other games that use the face buttons/dpad for aiming/camera? Let me know! :D
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    Dang that stinks about Phantasy Star but oh well i guess. Anyways how do i set it up so i can use the second stick when im playing Monster Hunter?
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    Just start up the game, press the screen for two seconds and a menu screen will pop up so you can change some things like bilinear filtering to smooth graphics and second stick support.
    Enjoy! I'm absolutely loving Monster Hunter for the first time, tried it on PSP but kept dying haha, so much better with two sticks!
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    haha i figured it out like right after i posted this. it feels like a whole new game lol. when i first started to play it i was horrible and now i cant put it down! haha
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    I know exactly what you mean, it makes the games feel brand new and made for the Vita! :D

    So can anyone think of any more to add to the list?
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    Not quite as useful as the others, but Riviera: The Promised Land can be easily played with a single hand by mapping the DPad to the right analog. I don't recall ever having to use L. So, for anyone who is lazy, handicapped, or perverted, check out Riviera.

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