PS3 - Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Creeping-Death, Jun 18, 2008.

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  1. Creeping-Death macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2006
    So, I've had a 360 for over a year now and I'm pretty pleased, but I've been wondering if I should buy a PS3. So to you who have both, is it worth it? What are the PS3 exclusive games that would make the purchase worth it, since I'll buy the multi-console games on 360 (I'm kinda hooked on the achievements :p).

  2. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
  3. Much Ado macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Sep 7, 2006
  4. michaelltd macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2005
    Yes for MGS4, but not sure for anything else. *shrugs*
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I wouldn't buy one if you've already got an Xbox 360, unless you want an inexpensive Blu-ray player. It's okay, but mine's gathering dust too.
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Metal Gear Solid 4 is downright amazing. Easily the best game of this generation.

    Resistance was pretty good and worth playing, but I'm really excited about Resistance 2.

    Heavenly Sword was very good.

    God of War should be very good and SOCOM has potential.

    I'm sure there are more, but that's all I can think right now. I really like both systems, and couldn't imaging not having my PS3.
  7. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Well worth the $299 after the Sony Credit Card Rebate.

    Use it still mostly for movies, though....
  8. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    If you already have a XBox360, the compelling reason to get a PS3 is to have a pretty good BluRay disk player.
  9. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Ya it's worth it. I love to play games like Uncharted, MGS4 :p, GT5p, and some multiplats. But the games coming soon look great like Little Big Planet, Killzone 2, Motorstorm 2, and more. I actually just got back from playing some MGO and found out how to take transfer pictures to my USB flash drive!

    Not sure why it says butters but.....
  10. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
  11. Creeping-Death thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2006
    Thanks for all the quick answers!

    I only had Resistance in mind, having played a MGS game before and not having liked it, but if there is a GOW coming and Killzone 2, that might be interesting. And the Blu-Ray is attractive also (although my HD-DVD player is gattering dust).
  12. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I really liked playing MGS4 on it but that's pretty much it for now, and it isn't enough to make me want to buy a £300 console for. Going to sit back and wait whilst they (hopefully) reintroduce PS2 b/c, lower the price, add all these 360 inspired features and release another few MGS4-quality exclusive titles.
  13. evan g macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    I like how the online does what it was made to do on the PS3, and it's free. I hate slowly shelling out money for Xbox Live. And the games aren't that bad, actually.

    Man, this thread could easily turn into a fanboy argument...
  14. Creeping-Death thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2006
    Please no!

    Got to wonder why they took away the PS2 b/c, it was a good sale point for me, but now... might consider buying one of the older version that did have b/c, but I'm not a fan of used consoles.
  15. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    I'm very happy with my PS3. Resistance, Ratchet and Clank, Gran Turismo, and Metal Gear Solid are all nice exclusives. And since I don't own an Xbox 360, I also use it for some of the cross-platform titles like Oblivion and The Orange Box. Finally, the PS3 is a fantastic Blu-ray player. Watching Blu-ray movies on my 67" 1080p DLP has become an addiction. :eek:
  16. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    The b/c components cost money and Sony needed (needs?) to cut costs quickly to lower price. Plus, this paves the way for them to introduce downloadable PS2 games in the future (a la Xbox Originals on 360)

  17. Joel Beason macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2007
    my brother has one he got it around christmas time last year and he never plays it, he plays his pc or on my 360, I guess metal gear solid is cool but is it worth 500$?
  18. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Its definitely worth the purchase...the games are there now and the console is not that expensive. There is the outstanding exclusive like warhwak, Uncharted, MGS4, R:FOM and Ratchet N clank....the games coming in 08 will make it even more appealing...Little Big Planet, Pixel Junk Eden, Resistance 2 and SOCOM just to name a few.

    I'm the other way 360 gets no play and I'm only keeping it around for the exclusive like Alan Wake and Left for dead but its definitely a good time to own a PS3.

  19. evan g macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
  20. kabunaru Guest

    Jan 28, 2008
    I have used the PS3 frequently and it's worth it. You should get it. :)
  21. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I'm curious about this, wasn't the first Killzone terrible and the PSP versions also not so good? The hype doesn't stem from that CGI "ingame" sequence from E3 does it?
  22. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    ^ In fairness I was very skeptical of Killzone 2 when first announced and the CGI was played.

    Subsequently it has seemingly shaped up well and looks promising indeed. It has gone from rating nothing on my games radar (forever to be known from this day hence as gamedar - which is similar to gaydar in the sense that it looks for mustached Italians with a younger brother for a bit of all night fun :D ) to scoring quite highly on it. However Feb 2009 is still a long way a way.
  23. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    I corrected that for you :p:D;)

    You will still buy it, then of course you will complain. It's just the way it works around here with you.
  24. Antares macrumors 68000


    I would say a PS3 is definitely worth it. Get one!

    Blu-ray movies are wonderful. The exclusive games are great. It's quiet and pretty much trouble-free. I can't think of any negatives right now. Maybe the lack of backward compatibility...but I don't have any PS2 games (and don't really want any) it's a non-issue for me.
  25. evan g macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    Yeah, that is what I thought too. At first i was like, sure, whatever. Now it will be interesting to see how it turns out in 2009.
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