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PS3 - engotten!

This Christmas I am now the owner of a shiny new PS3. Well, matte, but still new!

So for those interested in that sorta thing, my username handle type thang is StormyCoyote, since Stormfeather was taken (booo!)

Also, any suggestions as to games that I Just Can't Miss on the system? Anything else that I should know about it?

(Oh and... happy holidays of various flavors, everyone!)


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Dec. 25th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
I've not played a PS3 but I hear the "Uncharted" games are not to be missed.

Dec. 25th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
A coworker of mine has been raving about Uncharted 2. He says the first one is pretty good, and gives you a bit of background for the second, but you could skip it. I figure I'll get the first one used after I finish Dragon Age. Same coworker really liked the Ratchet & Clank PS3 games.

I really liked Valkyria Chronicles. reesei played that too. She also played Disgaea 3; I think she said that was OK but not amazing.

Demon Souls is an Atlus game which is apparently great to play but boring to watch -- it's all the player's internal struggle to figure out how to attack things and min/max your character. That, with a quirky networking component where other players can leave notes in your game. Massively single-player game.

I downloaded a bunch of the demos for the (J)RPGs available when I got the PS3, and didn't really like any of them, so never played the full things. However, the new year looks more promising for that.

Merry Christmas!
Dec. 25th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Lol, I also have Demon Souls, Disgaea 3, and Valkyria Chronicles, guess I should have mentioned that. Have ordered Afrika. Will have to look into Uncharted 1 or 2, defnitely!
Dec. 25th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Heh. Funny. OK. I knew I didn't have to recommend any PS2 games... ;-)

I've heard Afrika is gorgeous, have not seen it. Let us know!
Dec. 26th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Oops, you already have most of the stuff i was goin to recomend :) I've also heard that Uncharted/Uncharted 2 are good Tomb Raider-esque adventure games (though i haven't played them myself) and i've heard that Infamous is a good comic book hero/sandbox game (though i haven't played it myself =)

I _have_ played Flower (on PSN,) which is an awesome but somewhat hard to describe game, and Pixel Junk Monsters (also on PSN) which is a reasonably good tower defense game.

I'll have to go over my collection later to see if there's anything else i'm forgetting.
Dec. 26th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Any input on this Little Big Planet I've heard about but never really paid much attention to, not having had a PS3 previously?
Dec. 26th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, it's pretty cute and i enjoyed the dozen or so levels i got through before i got distracted by something else. I never tried out the level construction tools though. That's one of the (many) games i need to get back to =P
Dec. 26th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
I did the demo of Infamous -- couldn't get any of the story in that, of course, but I did have fun zapping people, jumping on things, and pretending that it made sense for electricity-power to make me stick to power lines so I could skate on them.

I should get Flower sometime.
Dec. 27th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
Well, the first game I'd buy if I got a PS3 would be Brütal Legend, although I'm not sure you'd be a big fan. Granted, I know you like metal, and the game takes place in an alternate world that's the distillation of almost every heavy metal album cover in existence. It's a Tim Schafer game, so it's got a quirky sense of humor. It's got voiceovers by Jack Black (main character), Tim Curry, Lemmy, and Ozzy, plus a soundtrack guaranteed to repeatedly apply boot to gluteas.

From what I've been hearing though, you have to go into the game knowing what you're in for, there's alot of disappointed people thinking it's just a hack-n-slasher like God of War. That's a good part of it of course, but it sort of evolves into a real-time strategy game at some point, and kind of leaps around genres a bit.

Still, if you want great story, famous voices, and enough metal to build a Death Star, it's a good pick. I've been crying out to the gods of metal for the lack of a PC version, which they've stated will probably never happen. I've been severely tempted to get a console just for this game...
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Not really sure if it's my thing, partly because I was always more into the hard rock/glam than the heavy heavy metal (although liking some of the harder stuff too), partly because while I like the music, I'm not sure if a game based on it appeals to me. Ya know?

But maybe some point, after I've already gotten past the game glut from picking up the system and some games all at once.
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