I'm getting a PS3

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by magicjames92, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. magicjames92 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2007
    It's in the mail. What games should I play, things should I try, when I get it?
  2. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    yeah Warhawk is freakin awesome and is getting a lot of community support.

    Uncharted is a must have, as is Ratchet and Clank:ToD. Burnout Paradise is supposed to be outstanding as well. I would rent Heavenly Sword (5-6 hour game but pretty fun with outstanding production value) Motorstorm is fun if you are into off road racing and gets a TON of updates, new tracks, new cars, etc. Resistance, while somewhat generic, still looks good and has a very deep online community behind it. Call of Duty 4 is fantastic both single and multi player. Look into pre-ordering games like Hot Shot Golf 5, GTAIV, MGS4...

    If you have an HDTV, it would highly recommend picking up a couple of Blu-Ray movies, namely Casino Royale or Ratatouille if you wanna see what stunning picture looks like (and both are great movies to boot)

    Download (the somewhat scarce) demos like mad, the new MLB demo is great and looks a-w-e-s-o-m-e, and maybe a few PSone Classics or whatever Sony calls them (Castlevania soo good) and try out remote play if ya got a PSP with some slow paced PSone games.

    Download some themes as they really enhance the rather sterile minimalist look of the PS3 UI.

    Have fun
  3. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2007
    Thx for the long reply. Uncharted I'll have to try the demo. Warhawk my friend wants me to get, i'll probably get the headset version. Ratchet looks good. Resistance is coming already. I'll prob. get some blu ray movies. Isn't the default ps3 theme plain, aka what mac users love? lol.
  4. chadrob30 macrumors 6502


    Nov 13, 2007
    In front of my Mac.
    Can't suggest anything that hasn't already been said...COD 4 for sure though.
  5. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2007
    i do have cod4 for 360
  6. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    I definitely would rent Heavenly Sword - thought that was a great game, just somewhat short. If you have a weekend or something you can kill 5-6 hrs or so. I've heard Warhawk is awesome from friends, I just haven't had time to go get it and play, but I would suggest it too. I have the Ratchet and Clank Demo, love it, again don't have time to play it but it's awesome.
  7. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2007
    "The Google"
    DMC4 and UT3 are hours of fun IMO. Heavenly Sword is a lot of fun, but not worth more than a rent because it's super short.
  8. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Yup I agree with all of the above. Burnout, Motorstorm, Warhawk, Uncharted, Ratchet+clank, CoD4, Orange Box, and then all the sweet games coming soon!
  9. Antares macrumors 68000


    Orange Box is an outstanding value and a great set of games. You can't beat it. Folklore is also really good.
  10. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    I'm pretty sure nobody mentioned The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion... that game kicks ass and is only 29 dollars! I bought the Game of the Year Edition, though. It is such a huge game that I would just save my 30$ and get the regular one though if I were you.
  11. skrutzen macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2007
    Both the Orange Box and Warhawk (with headset) are on sale at Target this week. $39.99 each.
  12. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2007
    oooh! gotta get warhawk! how long will this last? i dont have the money right now :(....
  13. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Currently I'm playing a few PS3 golden oldies that I picked up cheap.

    Lair is certainly not a bad game - even though it was savaged in reviews. An upcoming control patch should make it even better.

    Ridge Racer 7 looks good in 1080p - decent enough arcade racer.

    MotorStorm is still a decent buy. It grew old on me fast, but others love it to bits. I got frustrated with the horrid loading times even when selecting your vehicle.

    Heavenly Sword - I didn't enjoy at all and thought it was a rather bland insipid affair.

    Ratchet & Clank is platform awesomeness

    Assassins Creed - is a good game, albeit one that didn't live up to its hype, but then what does?

    Clive Barkers Jehrico - is a bit brown, but other than that is a solid enough FPS and looks decent in 1080p

    COD4 - probably the best FPS on the PS3 and the best multiplayer game too after UT3

    Warhawk - just couldn't get into it - and no bots / single player was a bit of a pain.

    Unreal Tournament 3 is excellent. Love the game. Looks amazing and plays great. What more do you want from an UT game?

    Uncharted left me with mixed feelings. Graphically its fantastic. Story wise its great too. The adventuring and platforming felt top notch. But the shooting sections which were 65% of the game were protracted and repetitive and frustrating for me. Left me with an excellent game ruined.

    Devil May Cry 4 is only ok. Looks good, but feels / plays really last gen and is a step back from its predecessors in terms of almost everything.

    Full Auto 2 is an ok game - if you can get chep

    Virtua Fighter 5 is the best fighting game on the system (albeit the only one - but lacks online play)

    Oblivion Game of The Year Edition is a fantastic RPG

    Folklore is a interesting action RPG and one that feels different to the majority of the same old same old RPG's

    Resistance Fall of Man is still an excellent game and can probably found cheap these days. I prefered it to Halo 3

    Virtua Tennis 3 annoyed me. The championship mode took forever to actually get to play a round of tennis as the game as you playing horrid mini games way too much in order to proceed. Just drove me batty.
  14. Senor360 macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2007

    I'm selling my 360 and going the PS3 route for Warhawk and Blu-Ray movies. I checked out Target and sure enough they show Warhawk for $39.99, but also show the $59.99 one. Both have the same description. I wonder whats up with their site. Also, do we know if this version has the wireless headset that comes with Warhawk?
  15. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    One version comes w/ a wireless headset.
  16. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005

    Lost Planet on PS3 looks like it's turned into a poor port turkey :(

    I liked the 360 game, and only played multiplayer a little - but with the PS3 version supposedly before release supporting improved graphics & controls and all the downloadable content for the 360 I decided to re-buy the game on PS3 - especially as its only £24.99

    Well it's ordered and on its way to me.... and then I read the reviews and I'm kicked in the nads.

    Apparently the superior controls are non existant
    Apparently the framerate drops to 'unplayable' levels of crapness
    As for the improved visuals ? Well they are non existant - in fact they are a lot worse than the original.


    12 months Capcom... 365 Days.... What the hell went wrong ? You are supposedly one of the leading industry developers.

    So now I am awaiting the arrival of this piss poor port - only to consider trading it straight back in to gamestop. :rolleyes:

    So OP... Don't get Lost Planet...
  17. Antares macrumors 68000


    You should reserve jusdgement until you actually play it for yourself. Hearsay is not always the best indication of the fun/quality of a game.

    We should all strive to only comment on games that we have already played...not simply take other people's opinions for fact.

    That said, I have no interest in Lost Planet. I played bits of the 360 version and didn't really enjoy it.
  18. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    True but....

    With every review is pretty much panning the port with most emphasis on frame rate with average scores of around 5 or 6/10 :(

    If they are all picking up on the desperately bad frame rate - there has to be something wrong with it. One reviewer, its opinion... Three reviewers, its not looking good, Five reviews I've read and all of them talking about it... That's not just opinion, there has to be some merit of truth.

    I wondered why they have not released the single player demo as they did with the 360 on marketplace.

    Actually what Irks me more is that these review sites must have all played the previews and such, so how the hell do they get from 'its shaping up to be a great game with enhanced visuals' to 'err it sucks'... Surely the framerate problems and poor visuals didn't just materialize over night. They had to be present in the previews.

    From various reviews IGN, PSX Extreme, VideoGamer etc..

  19. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    It has to be really bad because the frame rate on the 360 version would drop to picture slide show in single player & online...Lost Planet is an average game at best and I wouldn't waste my time with it again.

    I've notcied with all "previews" they'll tell you what you want to hear then in the review they'll completely flip it and tell you how bad the game really is....they build up the hype machine only to flatten it in the final review.

    This game has to be bad because it was nothing but average on the 360.

  20. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Yeah i'm gonna have to stop ordering games for their release based on previews because you get screwed too easily. I wouldn't have bothered wasting €35 on LP PS3 otherwise, but hey ho!!
  21. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2007
    I GOT IT! It's awesome so far. Resistance is basic shooter fun. I'm installing Devil May Cry right now. ADD me as a friend!!! magicjames92
  22. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005

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