PS3 Games! Tell us your favourites!

yoyo5280

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I am an Ex-PAt in Japan. I bought a Wii just to find it was not region free and only in Japanese. We had it only a week, then exchanged it for a PS3 because it is region free and in English.

We brought home the PS3 and hooked it up with HDMI, eventually figured out how to turn it on (Power switch on back and front. I was an XBOX kid :) ) and....Nothing!! THe light turned green and nothing. We reset and tried again and it worked, but froze in the middle of set up. We reset and again, and it turned on, beeped 3 times and flashed red like it was overheating. I googled the problem and found it is common!

Was it really worth that much money!!?? (even though we saved a bit :) )

We are going to try again, and if it happens again, I may be an XBOX kid. Again :(

UPDATE: My PS3 is working great now! Share your most favourite games!
 

MRU

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Well it sounds like It could be that you have not enabled HDMI output.
Hence you are not seeing anything. Stupidly - the PS3 does not auto detect video output unless you tell it to.

Here's how.

Force your PS3 to detect signal by doing the following

Turn off the ps3 so it's in Standby (red light on)

Then press powerbutton on the console and keep your finger on it for about 5 - 10 seconds.

This will force the ps3 to look for suitable video output and it should now detect the HDMI.


Fingers crossd :)
 

swordfish5736

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Well it sounds like It could be that you have not enabled HDMI output.
Hence you are not seeing anything. Stupidly - the PS3 does not auto detect video output unless you tell it to.

Here's how.

Force your PS3 to detect signal by doing the following

Turn off the ps3 so it's in Standby (red light on)

Then press powerbutton on the console and keep your finger on it for about 5 - 10 seconds.

This will force the ps3 to look for suitable video output and it should now detect the HDMI.


Fingers crossd :)
same thing happened to me first time i hooked it up thru HDMI i freaked out thinking something was wrong but tried that and it worked
 

asxtb

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I'm sure Yodabashi loves you! ;) You return your Wii, you return your first PS3.... :p

Anyway, how'd the second PS3 work out? Hope it works better than the first!
 

yoyo5280

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Ya, the funny thing is we got the same guy everytime. He was the one who took back our wii, sopld us the first PS3 and took back the first PS3. Anyways, this one works great. I luv it so much. WE found out that the one we bought before was old because it had 2006 on the date section of set-up (we got there before it died.) okay...
 

asxtb

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That's good to here!

I'm in the same position as you. I'm here in Japan and was looking for a next gen gaming system. And I decided on the PS3 and love it. The regionless factor and the English menu were huge in deciding what to buy as well a few other things.

What game(s) have you picked up yet? If you're a baseball fan, ProYakyu Spirits 4 is a great game and I highly recommend it.
 

yoyo5280

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My older cousin recommended need for speed carbon. It is really fun if you like that kind of game. I just started to get to know baseball. go swallows :p

Any other game recommendations?

Also, if I got a PS2 game, for my ps3 could I play network play with my friend in the states (The game is ratchet and clank or something similar sounding :p)
 

siurpeeman

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We are going to try again, and if it happens again, I may be an XBOX kid. Again :(
glad to hear everything worked out. but you were going to go with an xbox if it hadn't? i think xbox problems are a lot more widespread and public than those of the ps3. i'd never buy one even if it had a lifetime product replacement guarantee; i wouldn't want to deal with the hassle of constantly returning broken systems.
 

2nyRiggz

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I coulda sworn this thread was about your favorite games on the PS3...oh well.

It does sucks that wii is locked. I haven't had one single problem first time connecting through HDMI...it detected it right away.

The games I like right now are:

R:FoM
R6: Vegas
The Darkness
Calling All Cars
StarDust HD
Oblivion
Ninja G.


Bless
 

MRU

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The games I like right now are:

R:FoM
R6: Vegas
The Darkness
Calling All Cars
StarDust HD
Oblivion
Ninja G.


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Ditto.... I like all of those except Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

I bought it - but think it looks really crappy tbh :( The shadowing is awful, why couldn't they have added lighting into the environments. When you see a shadow cast on a door and then the door opens and you realise the shadow is just a badly drawn texture on the surface it's really dissapointing.

I know it's an xbox port, but 2 years later is doesnt have to wear it routes so clearly on it's chest.
 

risc

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My favourite PS3 games in no particular order are:

Rainbow Six Vegas
Resistance: Fall of Man
Virtua Tennis 3
Virtua Fighter 5
Oblivion
Ridge Racer 7
The Darkness
Armored Core 4

and when it is releaed in a couple of weeks in Japan

Everybody's Golf 5
 

sikkinixx

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Ditto.... I like all of those except Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

I bought it - but think it looks really crappy tbh :( The shadowing is awful, why couldn't they have added lighting into the environments. When you see a shadow cast on a door and then the door opens and you realise the shadow is just a badly drawn texture on the surface it's really dissapointing.

I know it's an xbox port, but 2 years later is doesnt have to wear it routes so clearly on it's chest.
You can mail it to me MRU :D I really want it but since I have 11 games on Pre-order I told my gf I wouldn't buy anymore till '08:(

I don't like the darkness from 2ny's list. The action is kinda fun but he runs so ****ing slow and so much loading and always "yOuR pOwEr LaYs iN ThE DaRkKkKkKk!KKK!!!!" SHUT THE **** UP YOU EVIL POWER!!! I KNOW DAMN IT!!! :mad: *snap! lose it!*
 

2nyRiggz

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Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
"yOuR pOwEr LaYs iN ThE DaRkKkKkKk!KKK!!!!" SHUT THE **** UP YOU EVIL POWER!!! I KNOW DAMN IT!!! :mad: *snap! lose it!*
A little pissed off arent ya...letting the darkness take you over huh;) Its all about the eating hearts that interest me...other than that....meh.

I can't believe I can't even catch a game with you guys on any game.....you guys suck!:p



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mfacey

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Well I've only got 3 games so far. Had my PS3 for a few weeks now, and I'm loving it!

Here's the list:
Motorstorm
Oblivion
Ninja Gaiden

I just got Ninja Gaiden today and its bloody tough! I don't think I've ever played a first level on a game that was this tough. Needless to say I think its great. The graphics are really smooth and the action is very high paced. Its a lot of fun.

Motorstorm is still my current favorite though. Can't wait for GTA and Gran Turismo!
 

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Folks Soul
Minna no golf 5
NG Sigma
F1 CE
RB6 Vegas
Motorstorm
Professional Baseball Spirits 4

I have 6 more PS3 games, but they get considerably less play than the above games :)

Ed
 

MRU

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Folks Soul
what's folks soul Ed?

Mostly of late I'm player Super Stardust HD - I love that game more than any of the games I paid big bucks for.

I'm still playing Resistance, Oblivion, Virtua Tennis, Virtua Fighter though.

F1, Motorstorm, Armored Core 4, Genji, FightNight Round 3, FullAuto 2 all barely get touched.
 

sikkinixx

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Rocketing through the sky!
I pretty much play the Heavenly Sword demo about 2-5 times a day, and have basically mastered the damn thing. Last night I beat it without getting it while only using counters to kill the guys :p So now my PS3 collects dust, along with m Wii and 360, until later this month when i bask in the awesomeness that will be Bioshock and Warhawk :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Oh...and Stranglehold
 

e²Studios

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My PSP is getting some quality time these days....getting it warmed up for Silent Hill:0rigins




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I'm Paying the new Ape Escape game for my PSP, and Final Fantasy Tactics :p

Folks Soul is Folklore yes :) The nice thing is that with all the space Blu-Ray provides they seem to put multiple languages on the BD's. Folks Soul, Minna no Golf 5, & NG Sigma all play in English. The pro baseball game i bought has no option for English but it was never intended to be sold out of the Japan market.

Ed
 

2nyRiggz

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Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
^So are you gonna tell us how folksoul/lore is or are you gonna make us guess?...don't care much for the golf and basball game but still:)


Note: All that own R6V for the PS3....I have now entered your zone and if you are looking to be owned (like how I own Ed everytime he touch the controller:p)then add me.



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MRU

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IFolks Soul is Folklore yes :) The nice thing is that with all the space Blu-Ray provides they seem to put multiple languages on the BD's. Folks Soul, Minna no Golf 5, & NG Sigma all play in English.
Which kind of proves my point that Nintendo are full of sh*t when they say it takes 6 - 12 months to regionalise a game these days.

Translations and localisation is done usually at the same time as development on the main game and runs concurently these days. So the old excuse's no longer work.

How is Everbodys Golf anyway? I like that series. Oh and as 2ny says. Pony up with the review of Folk Soul / FolkLore or do we have to beat you with a stick for it ? ;):)
 

asxtb

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I'm back! Sorry, gone for a couple weeks. I'm sure some of you were ready to throw a party thinking I was gone for good. ;)

I'm Paying the new Ape Escape game for my PSP, and Final Fantasy Tactics :p

Folks Soul is Folklore yes :) The nice thing is that with all the space Blu-Ray provides they seem to put multiple languages on the BD's. Folks Soul, Minna no Golf 5, & NG Sigma all play in English. The pro baseball game i bought has no option for English but it was never intended to be sold out of the Japan market.

Ed
Minna no Golf has English? I'll have to go back and take a look at that. :eek: Also to add to that list... Ridge Racer is also in English.