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I got a PS3 again for the first time since 2014

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I still have my PS3 Slim connected. Whenever I fire it up, all I do is watch stuff I saved to the HDD. It was such a great machine. There's still things it could do that later consoles couldn't.

When it comes to games, almost all of the good stuff that I own got ported to the PS4 so if I play it, I'm gonna have to force myself. I do still have FF13 part 2 and 3 that I never got around to playing. And MGS Rising that I bought on day one for my phat--that died the day I tried to install it. I never did get back to that one.



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Never got rid of mine. Just fired it up for some Chrono Cross recently in fact.



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Random_Matt said:
Pemalite said:
You spelt PC wrong.

In all seriousness, been keeping an eye out for one of the Fat PS3 consoles with hardware backwards compatibility for the PS2, they don't seem to be common anymore.

Tons on Ebay.

Most are for parts or are in bad condition or are overpriced. - I am a bit fussy.

Should never have sold my old console. Haha



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Pemalite said:

In all seriousness, been keeping an eye out for one of the Fat PS3 consoles with hardware backwards compatibility for the PS2, they don't seem to be common anymore.

Yeah I would've preferred one of those as to me the fat PS3 is still the coolest looking console ever made, but the store only had the slim or the super slim, so I chose the former and I find the latter ugly as sin haha.

And yeah I also never sell my consoles; learned the hard way when I was younger that later down the road I'll miss it and want it back. Still got my SNES I got for Christmas of 1994.

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Well, Drake's Fortune holds up remarkably well for a game from 2007.

Still nice to look at and fun to play. It's clearly a product of its time, but I'd say it's aged relatively gracefully compared to a lot of early 7th gen games.

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It's also a great machine to play PS1 digital and disc games (emulation is perfect) and some PS2 classics remade on PS3 like Jak and daxter, Ico or Shadow of the colossus.



globalisateur said:
It's also a great machine to play PS1 digital and disc games (emulation is perfect) and some PS2 classics remade on PS3 like Jak and daxter, Ico or Shadow of the colossus.

I actually still have a PS1 and PS2, but I'm planning to pick up the Shadow of the Colossus remaster for PS3 next time there's a big gap in my gaming lineup; I remember trying to go back and play it on PS2 around 2016 and I just couldn't bear the framerate any more. I love the game itself though.



I got a ps3 slim last year for 50 dollars, then I hacked it, easiest console to hack, no tools required. Even then with all games free I cant play it, controller is horrendous, the worse is the graphics, bland colours, jaggies everywhere, and nostalgia trick us too much, games are not as good as we remember, I remember loving infamous 2, so I played that one first, wow the graphics are unplayable, not to mention the low fps and horrendous voice acting.

Then I tried GT6 which was my favourite car game of all time, its nowhere near what I remembered, after playing GT and forza 7 in 4K HDR, it was beyond horrendous.

I sold the console and never want to hear of ps3 or 360 ever again, at least I can play 360 games with improved graphics and performance on the xbox X, I played recently the Darkness and it looked amazing, almost current gen.

PS4 games are so cheap these days and there's so many that I cant see any reason for anyone to go back to ps3. Specially with the upcoming PS5 and with so many games coming currently. 

Lets put it this way, if someone offered me a ps3, for free, with all games free I still wouldn't want it, time is too precious and there's far too many games I could be playing.



victor83fernandes said:

I got a ps3 slim last year for 50 dollars, then I hacked it, easiest console to hack, no tools required. Even then with all games free I cant play it, controller is horrendous, the worse is the graphics, bland colours, jaggies everywhere, and nostalgia trick us too much, games are not as good as we remember, I remember loving infamous 2, so I played that one first, wow the graphics are unplayable, not to mention the low fps and horrendous voice acting.

Then I tried GT6 which was my favourite car game of all time, its nowhere near what I remembered, after playing GT and forza 7 in 4K HDR, it was beyond horrendous.

I sold the console and never want to hear of ps3 or 360 ever again, at least I can play 360 games with improved graphics and performance on the xbox X, I played recently the Darkness and it looked amazing, almost current gen.

PS4 games are so cheap these days and there's so many that I cant see any reason for anyone to go back to ps3. Specially with the upcoming PS5 and with so many games coming currently. 

Lets put it this way, if someone offered me a ps3, for free, with all games free I still wouldn't want it, time is too precious and there's far too many games I could be playing.

I'm the opposite; I still think PS3/360 graphics look fine, even straight-up good in some of the top end cases, but I have no interest in PS4, it's just not for me.



curl-6 said:

Well, Drake's Fortune holds up remarkably well for a game from 2007.

Still nice to look at and fun to play. It's clearly a product of its time, but I'd say it's aged relatively gracefully compared to a lot of early 7th gen games.

What about Among Thieves? Or do you prefer the first game?
Saw Drake's voice actor play through them on his youtube channel, and seeing Uncharted 2 in action reminded me of how amazing that game was for its time. And that I probably should have had it in my Top 50 list.