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Hapimeses said:
Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Hapimeses said:
Not any time soon. You'll have a long wait, methinks. I suggest you start saving.

I'm really not in a hurry, though. I'm not sure I'm comfortable paying $300-400 for a console with only 3 games I really wanna play on it.

I can understand and agree with that. Given only 3 games appeal, I'd hold off unless you really want to play them; the games will still be around in a year or so, after all. Personally, there is much more to the PS3 than three games, but that's my situation, not yours.

It seems likely you have a prolonged wait ahead as a $199 prices seems far off; but console yourself that more games are likely to join your list of 3 as the months go by -- the PS3 seems to have many exclusives coming its way in the next year or two.

That's very true. I'll hope for a price drop to $299 and see if more games I want pop up. I'm also going to considering getting one used once the price drops somewhat, like ShadowSoldier said.



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Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Hapimeses said:
Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Hapimeses said:
Not any time soon. You'll have a long wait, methinks. I suggest you start saving.

I'm really not in a hurry, though. I'm not sure I'm comfortable paying $300-400 for a console with only 3 games I really wanna play on it.

I can understand and agree with that. Given only 3 games appeal, I'd hold off unless you really want to play them; the games will still be around in a year or so, after all. Personally, there is much more to the PS3 than three games, but that's my situation, not yours.

It seems likely you have a prolonged wait ahead as a $199 prices seems far off; but console yourself that more games are likely to join your list of 3 as the months go by -- the PS3 seems to have many exclusives coming its way in the next year or two.

That's very true. I'll hope for a price drop to $299 and see if more games I want pop up. I'm also going to considering getting one used once the price drops somewhat, like ShadowSoldier said.

Yeah, good idea. The PS3 is a pretty reliable piece of kit, so the normal worries of buying 2nd-hand are less of an issue. Also, for the record, Uncharted is good, but not the be-all-and-end-all that many claim, so I'd not use it as an excuse to buy now rather than later. That said, Uncharted 2 does look bloody good, but as it's not released for a while; I can't say anything about inFamous as I've not played it yet (but will the second it's released).

If I were you, I'd check out the E3 news when it comes and see if anything PS3-related interests you. If it does, there is bound to be some awesome deals in the run up to Christmas when all the new games get released. You never know, you may get something cheap(ish) around then. However, it will be nothing like $199, I expect.

 



Hapimeses said:
Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Hapimeses said:
Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Hapimeses said:
Not any time soon. You'll have a long wait, methinks. I suggest you start saving.

I'm really not in a hurry, though. I'm not sure I'm comfortable paying $300-400 for a console with only 3 games I really wanna play on it.

I can understand and agree with that. Given only 3 games appeal, I'd hold off unless you really want to play them; the games will still be around in a year or so, after all. Personally, there is much more to the PS3 than three games, but that's my situation, not yours.

It seems likely you have a prolonged wait ahead as a $199 prices seems far off; but console yourself that more games are likely to join your list of 3 as the months go by -- the PS3 seems to have many exclusives coming its way in the next year or two.

That's very true. I'll hope for a price drop to $299 and see if more games I want pop up. I'm also going to considering getting one used once the price drops somewhat, like ShadowSoldier said.

Yeah, good idea. The PS3 is a pretty reliable piece of kit, so the normal worries of buying 2nd-hand are less of an issue. Also, for the record, Uncharted is good, but not the be-all-and-end-all that many claim, so I'd not use it as an excuse to buy now rather than later. That said, Uncharted 2 does look bloody good, but as it's not released for a while; I can't say anything about inFamous as I've not played it yet (but will the second it's released).

If I were you, I'd check out the E3 news when it comes and see if anything PS3-related interests you. If it does, there is bound to be some awesome deals in the run up to Christmas when all the new games get released. You never know, you may get something cheap(ish) around then. However, it will be nothing like $199, I expect.

 

Since I'm going to check Microsoft's and Nintendo's press conference, I might as well keep my eyes on the Sony conference too, like I did last year. I'm sure E3 will bring lots of good stuff for all gamers ^^



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When it reaches that price, the PS4 will be making it's debut.



Just get a 360 :) got it last week it serves me well even when i was not able to use it much because im in the middle of my exams.

But it is a shame that Sony's console is so expensive.



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What games are you interested in? I think there might be MORE than just 2 or 3 that you may want. Titles you might have overlooked include

isc Based Games:

Tier 0

1. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Please buy this game, as opposed to renting it. I think its at a bargain price at most places. Its probably twice as much to buy it than it is to rent it. Its well worth every penny, and you'll be supporting the developers.

2. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots- There are no words, just absolute awesome.

3. Little Big Planet- It may not be your cup of tea, but it is the perfect multiplayer game with friends. The moment you get it and play with your buddies, you will not stop laughing. Plus the levels are constantly updated, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNPBdKQBYHg. I believe the game might be dirt cheap now at retail.

4. Valkyria Chronicles - As Gaf says "Genre Defining Gameplay meets Art"

Tier 1

1. Resistance 1 / 2 - This is a very iffy reccomendation, you'll end up falling for atleast one of the games. I'll say that much. Also, if you want to play co-op make sure to start a thread, Jo21, Makingmusic and some of us will join up with 8 player co-op R2 :D.

2. Demon's Soul - this game is absolutely fucking hard, but its pretty much the Japanese Oblivion, only.... BETTER.


3. Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - Third Person Action Adventure games are a rare breed, this game does it all, beautiful graphics, great story, RPG leveling up system. Its definetely worth buying to support the devs. Its also dirt cheap.


4. naruto: Ultimate Storm - Best looking Anime fighter? Check.


Here is a list of games off the Store you should definetely download. I highly suggest sharing an account with someone because you can than download multiple games and share. EVERY GAME I am listing is ABSOLUTELY GREAT. I am VERY UPSET with the community, for not once mentioning Pixel Junk Eden, Wipeout HD, or Ragdoll Kung Fu. I'll expand upon why I think each game is worth your time:

Tier 0

1. Pixel Junk Eden- This game is living, breathing, art. Thats all I can say. MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BUY THIS GAME.

2. WARHAWK!!!!222!!! - probably the best third person multiplayer, all scale, shooter I have played this gen. This game has a great online community, that is very consistent with it. Its a little pricey at 29.99, but its very much worth it if you are looking for a new multiplayer game.

3. RAGDOLL Kung Fu - This game is like Brawl, only it has better graphics. IT IS 9.99. It does not have online due to the technicalities of its physics engine, but if you have friends over, this will be the best 9.99 you ever spent.


4. FAT Princess- 32 Player. Multi Class. Multiplayer. Mayhem. This is in beta stages right now, keep an eye out for a key.


4. Wipeout HD - I am really disappointed no one mentioned this. This game has absolutely everything going for it. Beautiful graphics, insane speeds, amazing techno soundtrack, and its made by Sony Liverpool to boot! This is penultimate online PS3 futuristic racer.



Tier 1:
1. Super Stardust HD- Fast, frenic, online shooter in the vein of Geometry Wars but slightly better IMO.

2. FLOW / FLOWer- Read about Eden :).

3. Everyday Shooter- If you like quirky, beautiful, action shooters with amazing graphics and old school gameplay, this is definetely the one for you.

4. Ratchet: Quest for Booty - This requires zero explanation, if you ilke R&C, you will like this.

Tier 2

1. Pixel Junk Monsters- Tower Defense? If thats your thing, pick this up.

2. The Last Guy - Amazing arcade like gameplay, over the top, zombie game.


Worth getting, but not exclusive-

1. Burnout Paradise- its a psn exclusive. So no more discs :D.



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Lolcislaw said:
Just get a 360 :) got it last week it serves me well even when i was not able to use it much because im in the middle of my exams.

But it is a shame that Sony's console is so expensive.

I have a 360. That's why so few PS3-games interest me, because I already have all the multiplats I like.



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I'm on a similar boat. There are only few(3 exclusive, others are also on PC) games that I'm interested in, but I really want to try/play them. But I'll wait for 299€, so I'll probabaly get it sooner.



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Guys there a ton of games to play. Read the above post and this-
THE FUTURE

Tier 0:

1. God of War 3

2. Uncharted 2

3. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time

4. Heavy Rain

5. Infamous

6. Secret PS3 game :lol:



Tier 1:

1. Quantum Theory- From Tecmo, this is a Gears of War, meets Devil May Cry title. Its shaping up to look mighty sexy.





Future Ports:

Tales of Vesperia - More cutscenes, a tie into the anime, more story points, twice as long script writing. If this doesn't scream superior port, I don't know what does.

ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma: They are fixing all the broken issues with the first game, adding co-op, and improving the graphics. If you liked it on 360, this is the definitive version.



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Son1x said:

I'm on a similar boat. There are only few(3 exclusive, others are also on PC) games that I'm interested in, but I really want to try/play them. But I'll wait for 299€, so I'll probabaly get it sooner.

Check out the list man :).  I'm sure once you get your PS3, there'll be more than just a few games you want.

 



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