So I got a PS3... (in Off-topic)


Goodfish August 16 2008 12:02 AM EDT

...and now I want to know what games to get for it. I'm a huge RPG junkie but am willing to try any game that has interesting, innovative gameplay or a capturing plot. Right now I'm working my way through Metal Gear: Solid 4, and it's very fun, although I tend to get my butt kicked every few minutes.

I plan on getting Disgaea 3 soon (maybe I'll preorder it), and I'm looking forward to Resident Evil 5 and Final Fantasy XIII. I'm also considering getting Assassin's Creed (people have raved about it), and Soul Calibur IV (I loved II and III).

Any suggestions about what games to get- or, better yet, what games NOT go get- would be appreciated.

And any tips/tricks/hints regarding PS3's would be nice.

ResistanZ August 16 2008 12:05 AM EDT

Devil May Cry 4.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] August 16 2008 12:18 AM EDT

My roomate was playing Folklore, Ratchet and Clank, and Uncharted. Others include Oblivion GotY, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom.

Goodfish August 16 2008 12:22 AM EDT

I have Oblivion on my PC, and I would never give up its modularity for better graphics (I run it on Medium). Uncharted seems like a standard platformer, which I rarely go for (the exception being Prince of Persia). I've never heard of Untold Legends, so I'll look that up.

And Joker, good call on DMC 4. +7. I love that series.

AdminJonathan August 16 2008 11:25 AM EDT

> Uncharted seems like a standard platformer

Uncharted is one of a handful of must-play games on any system atm. Rent it if you're skeptical, but do play it.

> I've never heard of Untold Legends, so I'll look that up

UL:DK is basically diablo lite. very lite.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] August 16 2008 11:33 AM EDT

I am currently playing Army of Two with my husband. It's a very frustrating game when you first start out because the controls are kinda the suck.

But once you get the hang of it, it's actually a really fun game. I hate how you can't pick up grenades off dead enemies though. Make sure to ration them out xD
I've also heard playing with the AI kinda sucks, so if you're going to do an offline campaign, best to do it with a real, live buddy. ;p


I downloaded the demo for a couple games, including Heavenly Sword. Now the demo absolutely sucks. But I've heard it doesn't do it justice. So I'm going to rent it to see.

Also, I'm going to get Metal Gear Solid 4. And I -cannot wait- for the next God of War. And I'm hoping FF XIII comes out soon as well.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] August 16 2008 11:48 AM EDT

im still waiting for ff13, you know when it comes out?

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] August 16 2008 11:57 AM EDT

No. Unfortunately, I don't think it's been announced yet. Just like GoW3. -_-

Here's where I went for my info

VivaPinata August 16 2008 11:59 AM EDT

I second Folklore. Also Grand Theft Auto IV, Call of Duty 4, and Resistance: Fall of Man. And Bioshock! Bioshock is like the father of awesome plots and innovative gameplay. ^^

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] August 16 2008 12:10 PM EDT

I must also say, that I am very excited to hear that BioShock is being made for the PS3. I am willing to forego my serious hatred for first person shooter games to try this one out. I'll be renting it first, of course ;p


And I forgot to mention that I am excited for the release of the next installation of Socom. ^_^

AdminJonathan August 16 2008 1:47 PM EDT

> I downloaded the demo for a couple games, including Heavenly Sword. Now the demo absolutely sucks. But I've heard it doesn't do it justice. So I'm going to rent it to see.

HS is a great rental, but it's only about 6 hours long, so you probably won't need to buy it after renting.

{cb1}Linguala August 16 2008 2:42 PM EDT

Bladestorm is a pretty cool game too. You're a mercenary in the war between France and England. I've played about 8 hours of it and still no end in sight.
Soul Calibur is great, you can even make your own char to fight with.
Personally, Assassin's Creed isn't all that good as they made it out to be.
Armored Core on the other hand is sweeeeeeeeet, but if you're not in the market for mech shooters, don't go for this, it gets hard pretty fast.
You might want to stay away from "enchanted arms", it could have been a semi-good ps2 game, but definitly weak for a ps3 game.
As for racing games, I'd suggest Race Driver: Grid. Stay away from Gran Turismo until the full game is out and even then, GT isn't what it used to be.
Burnout paradise is good too and one of the best alternative race games out there.
For every PS3 owner, Metal Gear Solid 4 is a must have, even if you're not into strategic shooters.

GoW and FF will both be great games when they finally release.
But the news about FF going to xbox360 has really upset my stomach and I might even start ignoring the FF series all together from now on.
Alone in the dark sounds like a promising game too.
Resistance(however spelled correctly) is a nice shooter, I hope resistance 2 will be graphically stronger. If the gameplay improves too, you could put this on the shelf next to games like call of duty.

NO idea if "spore" is going to be a ps3 game too, but even if it does, I'm pretty sure it'll be much better of as a PC game.

Other games to stay away from...almost every game that isn't mentioned in here. There's a reason they're not mentioned.

So far my 2(billion) cents in the matter.

[RX3]Cotillion August 16 2008 3:12 PM EDT

''I might even start ignoring the FF series all together from now on''

I still don't understand why people think like that. I could see if Square stopped making FF for the PS3 because they went with the 360, but if they're on both systems, why does it really matter? Why would you not play a game that you love just because it is on another console?

Obscurans August 16 2008 3:32 PM EDT

Untold legends (the first one) I had on my PSP (before it went MIA). A long many-dungeon-crawl mostly, almost-Diablo style but yeah lighter; it was okay IMO.

Disgaea 2 fixed some of the things the original broke (Majins...) and had a way worse storyline - they even put the original characters as bonus unlockables. Dunno about 3.

SC4 I hear was mostly a graphics boost and a gameplay nerf. Apart from the... star wars characters, the strategy side now has move-spamming as a viable "strat". The CotS mode was replaced by a tower crawl. It's a "team battle", but unlike SC2 it's one-on-one with character switches.

FF12 they say had a terrible storyline, I just liked the auto-battle mode :P. But keeping with their "series" 13 is probably going to look nothing like the others. The screens say so.

And my main "advice" is always wait a month or two until the reviews start coming out (the price would have dropped as well).

INDColtsFan18 August 16 2008 3:40 PM EDT

i'll give you a little review of some games mentioned here that I have played:
Folklore isn't that great of a game, imo. Although the battling is fun, the story is sporadic and uninteresting to me at least. The graphics don't seem top notch by any means and it can be to challenging for what it is.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a good game, but I beat it when I rented it for 2 days. Therefore, do not buy it, rental only.

Untold Legends is very fun for quite a while, but like any other hack and slash RPG it can be repetitive. I'd buy it just because it is really the only of it's type out there right now for the PS# that's actually worth playing for awhile.

Assassin's Creed is amazing to say the least. The graphics, controls, and gameplay are all 5 star. The only downside, is that on every assassination you do basically the same investigations before hand, over and over. Killing the leaders is really the only part that's worth while.

Soul Calibur IV is quite easily the best game of it's type for the PS3 right now. Once again I would rent it though, due to the fact you can beat it about 50 times within 24 hours. But if you plan on challenging friends or playing different modes and getting all the unlockables and such then maybe buying it is a better idea.

Devil May Cry 4 is a good game, from what I playe of it. I rented it for 1 night and played for about 3 hours. It was fun and similar to the rest of the series so if you like the series, then this is a game for you.

Army of Two is fun, ONLY if you have a friend to play through the career mode with you. If not, don't even bother. That's the only thing that makes it interesting if you have a buddy to mess with while you play through this somewhat generic third person shooter.

Heavenly Sword is similar to the God of War gameplay. Battling hundreds of enemies per level and gaining new skills and weapons. Sure it's fun, would I buy it? No, rental only for me.

Resistance: Fall of Man was a great game when the PS3 was first released, since then it has been trumped, but it is still worth playing. Unless you have a lot of FPS playing friends then I would just rent it and go through the campaign.

For racing, I do not recommend Grid. Go with Need for Speed: Prostreet. Easily the best racing game out right now for the PS3, IMHO. You are able to not only race in many modes, but make your car exactly how you want it, unlike Grid.

Thank you for listening, Iv'e played nearly every game out there borgin, so you know just like always hit me up for PS3 questions.

[RX3]Cotillion August 16 2008 3:51 PM EDT

I think Uncharted is a pretty fun game with interesting characters. It has a little different of a plot with some light humor.

I played Army of Two all the way through in co-op with my fiancee and thought it was pretty fun. I haven't played too much of it's multiplayer, but the game modes aren't just your normal deathmatch and ctf.

Assassin's Creed is a pretty fun game, but it starts off kinda slow as they give you a taste of your full arsenal then pretty much take it away for you to regain.

Warped August 16 2008 3:57 PM EDT

In addition to some of the games already mentioned I'd recommend the two best PSN games available: PixelJunk Monsters and Super Stardust HD.
Call of Duty 4 is also great if you are looking for a multi-player FPS.

Goodfish August 16 2008 4:23 PM EDT

>> Uncharted seems like a standard platformer
>Uncharted is one of a handful of must-play games on any system atm. Rent it if you're skeptical, but do play it.

I will definitely have to check that out, then, Jon. Thanks for the tip.

>> I've never heard of Untold Legends, so I'll look that up
>UL:DK is basically diablo lite. very lite.

I've always been a Diablo fanatic, so I'll have to check this one out as well.

>And Bioshock! Bioshock is like the father of awesome plots and innovative gameplay. ^^
It isn't out yet, right? I'm planning on getting it ASAP.

>Disgaea 2 fixed some of the things the original broke (Majins...) and had a way worse storyline - they even put the original characters as bonus unlockables. Dunno about 3.
I loved Disgaea and Disgaea 2. Hearing about Disgaea 3 is the main reason I decided to buy a PS3 in the first place. I'm going to preorder it sometime this week; it should be awesome. I've read some stuff about it from a Japanese FAQ on the game, and it looks pwn.

>SC4 I hear was mostly a graphics boost and a gameplay nerf. Apart from the... star wars characters, the strategy side now has move-spamming as a viable "strat". The CotS mode was replaced by a tower crawl. It's a "team battle", but unlike SC2 it's one-on-one with character switches.
Thanks for the info. I loved SC II the most, and III was rather good as well. I don't mind a gameplay nerf as long as it still has the Soul Calibur Flavor. The tower crawl mode seems interesting; I might have to rent it just to check out this tower mode thing.

>Untold Legends is very fun for quite a while, but like any other hack and slash RPG it can be repetitive. I'd buy it just because it is really the only of it's type out there right now for the PS# that's actually worth playing for awhile.
Well, UL just made a stop in my "list of PS3 games to buy". :)

>Devil May Cry 4 is a good game, from what I playe of it. I rented it for 1 night and played for about 3 hours. It was fun and similar to the rest of the series so if you like the series, then this is a game for you.
I loved the earlier games; DMC4 is definitely one of my next buys. Hopefully it's a bit easier than 3, because I had a lot of trouble with that game... mostly due to controls.

>PixelJunk Monsters and Super Stardust HD.
I haven't really heard anything about the PSN games; could you elaborate on these a bit? I have a free download for "Pain" which seems hilarious to say the least, but haven't heard anything else about the PSN games.

AdminJonathan August 16 2008 4:32 PM EDT

> In addition to some of the games already mentioned I'd recommend the two best PSN games available: PixelJunk Monsters and Super Stardust HD.

+1 SSHD

I also really enjoyed Lemmings from the PSN.

INDColtsFan18 August 16 2008 5:18 PM EDT

I LOVE Lemmings.

Goodfish August 20 2008 12:50 PM EDT

So MGS4 is kicking my butt. I can't beat it on the "easy normal" mode. Time to try the pathetic worm mode now...

Oh, and I'm pre-ordering Disgaea 3 and as soon as we get wifi in the house I'm getting some PSN games.

Thanks to all the suggestions, mates.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 August 20 2008 12:54 PM EDT

on Assassins Creed - its a fun game, but it has very little replay-ability. Probably best as a rental as well, its very short, about a days worth of playing.

QBOddBird August 20 2008 12:58 PM EDT

">And Bioshock! Bioshock is like the father of awesome plots and innovative gameplay. ^^ It isn't out yet, right? I'm planning on getting it ASAP. "

Bioshock has BEEN out, man. You better get on it. ;'D

SNK3R August 20 2008 12:59 PM EDT

>HS is a great rental, but it's only about 6 hours long, so you probably won't need to buy it after renting.

I disagree, I think it has lots of replay value, but this is always a disagreement between HS players.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] August 20 2008 1:44 PM EDT

I loved Kane & Lynch and was so angry when I got burgled and that that was one of the things to go (they left the PS3).
The online play is what makes that game worthwhile.
I'd also recommend GH3 or wait for GH:OT, I was always skeptical......until I bought it and it pretty much takes up all of my PS3 usage, GTA4 has barely got a look-in.

SNK3R August 20 2008 2:01 PM EDT

>I'd also recommend GH3 or wait for GH:OT

Or, Rock Band 2.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] August 20 2008 2:05 PM EDT

Being in UK we don't seem to want Rock Band until well over a year after its US release so for me there's no point in waiting.

SNK3R August 20 2008 2:06 PM EDT

>Bioshock has BEEN out, man. You better get on it. ;'D

BioShock hasn't been released on PS3 yet. I think it's slated for next month (with trophy support).

SNK3R August 20 2008 2:12 PM EDT

> For racing, I do not recommend Grid. Go with Need for Speed: Prostreet. Easily the best racing game out right now for the PS3, IMHO. You are able to not only race in many modes, but make your car exactly how you want it, unlike Grid.

I'll one-up you on this by recommending MotorStorm. There isn't anything better than riding a bike, running into a car, then exploding (in slow motion) and seeing where your bike and body parts go. ;)
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