I finally have a PS3!

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Chone, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    I finally caved and bought a console :eek:

    Metal Gear Solid 4 and LittleBigPlanet were the main reason but Resident Evil 5 and some other exclusives like Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank sealed the deal as well (and I was dying to play Ninja Gaiden Sigma).

    I hooked it up to a nice 1080p 32" Samsung LCD TV through HDMI, it's a nice TV. The console is a little big but it's sleek looking (except from the sides where the rounded shell looks weird). The interface is decent enough (though options a little hard to find) and using a USB keyboard for typing (when creating a PSN accoutn for example) makes things so much easier but it works plug and play so that's awesome.

    Well it's been 2 years, you all know what a PS3 is like, anyways, I'm definitely liking going back to console gaming so far, the graphics are so much worse than on my PC (I still don't understand people who say they look the same) but I bought it for the games so I don't care about that.

    LittleBigPlanet is wads of fun, it's a little too simple (I wish the platforming was a little more solid) but cooperative gameplay is pretty fun and the level design makes the game. Ninja Gaiden Sigma is exactly my kind of game (the kind of game like Pacman or Mario where mastering the gameplay is the fun part, not beating the content) but I HATE the design of the Greatest Hits box, it's so cheap looking. I haven't started MGS4 yet because I want to play it when I have loads of free time. GTA IV has a very shaky framerate and the blurry graphics made me dissy, I think I'm just going to return this and get it for PC instead.

    The Dual Shock 3 is a nice controller, motion controls are a pain in the ass but the controller is very comfortable though I've gotten used to the 360 controller I've been using with my PC which is much bulkier.

    Next on my list are Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank Future (which I was actually going to buy but it was out of stock :rolleyes:)

    I'll be downloading Megaman 9 and Wipeout HD as soon as I get my internet up and running on the PS3.

    P.D: I'll be honest though, I still like my PC better :p
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    PC snob;)

    Lucky thing for you the motion control is an option for most games. One game that uses the SIXAXIS effectively is folklore...you use it to pull the soul(folk) out of creatures.

    If you're into RPG/JRPG I would suggest getting Folklore and Valkyrie Chronicles. I just got VC yesterday but the demo was good..Also Disgaea 3 is a very good one as well.

  3. jmb667 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2008
    Philomath, OR, USA
    Congrats on the PS3! WipeoutHD is well worth the money, and they just patched it so it's a little easier, too...it was prohibitively difficult to begin with (or I just suck...).
  4. Nieval Suspended

    Mar 13, 2008
    Congrats, i just got mine yesterday, along with the HDMI cable. I've got the same tv as yours but i'm more than satisfied with the graphics. I'll be getting LBP tomorrow hopefully but was a bit unsure whether or not its worth it. All in all, happy gaming and who knows maybe il catch you online.
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    I thought the motion control in Motorstorm was very good, definitely makes it more exciting.
  6. Rivix macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2005
    Congrats! You chose the right console. ;)
    And it looks like your choosing the right games too.

    My PSN ID is Rivix if you ever want to add people.
  7. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2005
    New York
    You will be pleasantly surprised with the GFX of MGS4.
  8. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2007
    I would recommend Motorstorm 2, its solid enough, as well as resistance 2, and dead space.
  9. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    WHAT?!? Noooooooooooo! :mad: :(

    This was the best Wipeout to date in terms of technical ability. (my 2nd would be XL/2097) Making it easier cheapens it for us hardcore dorks. But Wipeout HD = The Cats @$$.

    Resistance 2? Noooo. :( I hated that game. It paled next to Resistance 1. I'll sell mine on the cheap if someone wants it.
  10. angelneo macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2004
    I got Valkyrie Chronicles as well, very anime-like with a unique feel to it. But unfortunately, it is still sitting on the shelf waiting to be played... after I am done with fallout 3.
  11. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    It's only a little easier. I've played all the Wipeouts since the dawn of time and I'd got to just under half way through the game. I was only advancing by increments, shaving half a second here and there and I did feel the game was too hard. The new difficulty settings mean that the speed lap and time trials now have "novice" and "skilled" settings, just like the races and tournaments. The original ones are now the "elite" setting. The settings don't affect how the ships fly. They only set (slightly) easier targets.

    However, the medals awarded are a different design depending on which setting you're playing and no "hardcore" player will settle for anything less than the "elite" ones across all the grids. The overall effect is to make the game more accessible for (although I hate the term) casual gamers, while maintaining the top-level of difficulty for those with more intense requirements.

    Now they only need to make "pilot-assist, on/off" a global option for online racing and release a few more tracks and it'll be about perfect.
  12. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    Yeah, definitely need to make pilot assist races separate or filterable on the online.

    I'm playing right now, actually. :)
  13. Lincoln 6 Echo macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2005
    Personally, I would highly recommend four games that have been out for a while AND which were well rated but the public never caught on to... and sine they've been out for a while you can probably get them at really good prices right now.

    1. Warhawk
    - fast, easy to get into, fun
    - you can jump in for 10 minutes or (4 hours :eek:)
    - try out the demo from the Playstation Store to see what I mean
    - online only game
    - GREAT price for the fun it gives

    2. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
    - action/ adventure
    - an awesome action/adventure gameplay & visual experience

    3. Fight Night Round 3
    4. Burnout Paradise
  14. jgreen464 macrumors newbie


    Nov 27, 2008
    Welcome to the future my friend.

    Get Dead Space, you won't regret it.
  15. Chone thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    I already have Dead Space for PC and I'm waiting for Burnout Paradise Ultimate to release on the PC to get it.

    I mainly bought the PS3 for exclusives, the next non-PSN game I'll buy after Uncharted and Ratchet is probably going to be RE5, everything else coming out that interests me is out on PC as well.

    I'm thinking of Eternal Sonata but JRPGs disappointed me so much in the PS2 era that I'm hesitant, they (PS2 RPGs) just didn't capture me the way PSX and SNES RPGs did back in their time.

    Also, what games have true 1080p? I only know of Wipeout HD, Ninja Gaiden Sigma supposedly has it but it's easy to tell it's not a true 1920x1080 game (it also lacks texture filtering... what's up with that?). Also, are all PS3 games supposed to have AA or is it not mandatory like 360 games?

    Well overall, I'm happy with my purchase, I don't mind no BC because I still have my old PS2 and I can switch between the PS3 and PS2 by just switching the video source in my TV so that's not a problem.

    Also, what's a thread without pictures? So here you go: It's still a little messy :eek:

  16. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    A bit late, but I have to ask: Does your PS3 get warm in that setup?

    Mine has more air space around it, and the fans still kick in pretty fast. I keep hearing/reading about how quiet the PS3 is supposed to be, but I find the fans fairly loud. Was always wondering if more air circulation would take care of that... It's the 60GB Euro launch model by the way.
  17. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    They run a little quieter in the vertical position I've found. If you have the launch version - might be about time to blow out the intake/exhaust vents with some compressed air. (dust accumulation will make it harder to cool off, so the fans will run faster to do the job)

    Mine has been folding almost non-stop (since the app launched) every day outside of May-Sept. I find when it starts to get louder, cleaning it out does the trick.
  18. deorg macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    Get some pants on a shirt and run to the store right now and buy the esencials...
    call of duty, great fps the best,
    metal gear solid, one game that is exclusive to the ps3
    grand turismo 4 , real driving no [removed]
    I digg skate buy tony hawk.

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