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PS3 Recommendations

ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Games and Technology
Hey guys,

Hope there hasn't been a thread like this too recently -- I saw this one and thought it was old enough (and my tastes different enough) to warrant a new one, but feel free to point me elsewhere if I'm mistaken.

My friend bought me a PS3 for my birthday, and it should be arriving this week. (Side note: his capacity to buy gifts like this makes me wonder why I'm trying to be a professional writer while he's doing banking stuff, but whatever :P .) I have a 360 already, so I'd prefer recommendations that aren't multiplatform (unless there's a good reason to go for the PS3 version), and I feel like I should mention that I have a part-time job and a full courseload, so unless you can really make a case for Demon's Souls not requiring a huge time investment, maybe steer away from titles like that...

Otherwise, I'm thinking of picking up Killzone 2 and 3D Dot Heroes pretty much right away. I like that there's a strong multiplayer component to Killzone 2, and that it'll look glorious on my TV, and 3D Dot Heroes seems right up my alley: old-school, Zelda-esque action that allows me to waste hours designing my own character? Perfect.

I'm wondering about Killzone 2 versus Resistance 2, though: if I prefer something a little more on the arcade-y side, should I go for the latter?

Also, I know nothing about the PS3's downloadable content and other non-gaming features, so I'd love to hear what you guys think about that stuff, as well.

Thanks!

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  • greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I really liked Resistance 2, but its divisive. I also really liked its coop mode but was bored by its deathmatch.

    Get Demon's Souls right before your winter break, and infamous is really good.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Valkyria Chronicles is the first, last, and only suggestion you need

  • MeepZeroMeepZero Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Infamous is a great action / sandboxy kinda game, you get to be a super hero :D (think there is a PSN demo too)

    Little Big Planet is easily the best game I have bought for the system, works great for groups of people and always has new free levels to play that are nothing short of awesome (think there is a PSN demo too)

    If you like big shooters, MAG is about as big as it gets, 256 playercount servers and such. They just put out the big 2.0 patch that breathed a lot of new life into the game. (No demo)

    Heavy Rain is a FANTASTIC game, definitely worth a buy. Sure its kind of a weird concept game but the best way to play it is with friends / wife sitting around watching you play it and enjoying it like a movie (Demo is available, make sure you grab the right one. They just put one out that requires the Move controls and I dont know if it works both ways)

    I tried so damn hard to get into valkyria chronicles, I would suggest doing the demo first to make sure its your kind of game. (Demo available)

    If you like PSN games, Flower is a MUST buy for your artsy gameplay, its beautiful, colorful, described by some as poetry in a video game...also it makes you grow chest hair...go figure

    Fat Princess is kinda meh, another psn game, team based capture the flag stuff

    If you are into motion control I really love the new playstation Move controller stuff that just came out, though thats a $100 cash sink right now for a sports game, controller, and playstation eye camera

    Also, since its always a pain to find people to play games with, feel free to add my PSN name to your buddy list, its MeepZero

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    In spite of what Rent said, the ONLY game you need to purchase on the PSN is PixelJunk: Monsters. But only if you enjoy amazingly well done Tower Defense games. I don't know if there's a demo for 3D Dot Game Heroes so you can try it out first, but I have to say that the game was a major, major disappointment for me. I'd recommend at least giving it a rental first.

    Both of the Uncharteds must be purchased. Annd that's all I got.

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  • KetarKetar Duke of Weaseltown Like an agile peacock!Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Zeromus wrote: »
    Otherwise, I'm thinking of picking up Killzone 2 and 3D Dot Heroes pretty much right away. I like that there's a strong multiplayer component to Killzone 2, and that it'll look glorious on my TV, and 3D Dot Heroes seems right up my alley: old-school, Zelda-esque action that allows me to waste hours designing my own character? Perfect.

    I'm wondering about Killzone 2 versus Resistance 2, though: if I prefer something a little more on the arcade-y side, should I go for the latter?

    Is there still much of a community for Killzone 2? Or are you talking local multiplayer? Hopefully the latter, as the number of online games seemed rather limited already when I played through Killzone 2, and that was before COD MW2 came out...

    I preferred Resistance 2 to Killzone 2. Everything about Killzone 2 was more generic, from weapons to characters to storyline.

    Cutscenes in Resistance 2 are just as glorious as those in Killzone 2, btw :P

  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Uncharted 1 or 2, both are good with awesome stories and characters

  • EggPuppetEggPuppet Registered User
    edited October 2010
    If you like an unforgiving challenge, Demon's Souls is great. It's a really unique almost survival horror-ish action RPG. You mentioned limited time investment - it's not particularly short, but it's not long by RPG standards, and having your guy brutally murdered by pit-spawned hag-beasts can indicate a good stopping point.

    Infamous is just a really good open world type game. Definitely worth checking out if you own a PS3. There's a demo on PSN.

    Killzone 2 is visually impressive, but its basically a generic shooter where meatheads yell unconvincing profanity for about 6-8 hours.

    Flower and Pixeljunk Shooter are really neat, unique downloadable games. They're pretty cheap and pretty awesome.

  • hatedinamericahatedinamerica Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'd be careful about 3d Dot Game Heroes. I was really excited about it and had fun with it for a couple of minutes but I ended up trading it in. It just didn't click with me. It looks great, the music is fantastic, and it really is all-Zelda, all the time. I just couldn't get into it for some reason. And I'm a huge Zelda fan.


    Seriously, get Demon's Souls. No game has ever scared me like Demon's Souls. It is a game that deserves any and all sound design awards that can be imagined...and that's just the sound. Every other aspect of the game is just as amazing. Awesome fucking game.


    Just Cause 2
    Now, this is a multiplatform game but the PS3 version is superior in that it has built-in video capture and Youtube upload, which is fantastic for a game like this where ridiculous and amazing things happen on a regular basis. I'm gonna make a bold statement here but: I've had more fun with Just Cause 2 than every other open-world game ever made ever...combined. It is Fun distilled and purified to it's most delicious form. I still play it every so often, if only for five minutes, just so I can drive motorcycles off mountains or...fall down a waterfall...whatevs...it's just a fun fucking game.


    Recommendations that need no explanation:

    Metal Gear Solid 4
    Little Big Planet
    Pixeljunk Shooter

    Pixeljunk Eden is pretty sweet too, if you are into tricky platforming with weird visuals and music that is both soothing and obnoxious. It's hit or miss, I dunno.

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited October 2010
    I'm going to echo those that didn't care for 3D Dot Game Heroes. I played a healthy bit of it the first day I got it, and finished about half of the game. After that I realized I didn't care anymore. It's a high-tech version of Zelda, without the magic. I didn't find it very fun or well-balanced.

    Demon's Souls does require a huge time investment, but the way it's structured you could play it in smaller chunks and still get a huge sense of accomplishment. Just beating a level in that game is a treat, and you're always learning how to do things better.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I loved the first three MGS games and never played 4, and I would like to pick it up, especially because it can be had for cheap these days, but I'm concerned that I'll never end up sitting there to plod through the story. Is the updated gameplay worth it?

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  • hatedinamericahatedinamerica Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Zeromus wrote: »
    Is the updated gameplay worth it?

    I think so.

    Opinions always vary, especially regarding MGS4, but MY opinion is that it is pretty fricking awesome.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    get Uncharted 2. its basically the best fucking game.

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  • jclastjclast Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    No multiplayer, but if you like arcadey shooters and don't mind a third person perspective both retail Ratchet & Clank titles are wonderful. The PSN game is good, too and makes a good intro to the series if you haven't played it before. Narrative-wise is falls between the 2 disc games, but the story isn't really why you're playing R&C.

    Multiplat, but Burnout Paradise is awesome on PS3. It was the lead platform for development. I hated the 360 demo, but love the PS3 game. Just get yourself some real triggers and you're all set.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm mostly going to be seconding others opinions:

    1) Demon's Souls. Unless you are going for trophies it's honestly not huge on time investment. For many levels there are ways to open up shortcuts so if you can't play all the way through you'll be able to skip sections next time you play. Levels usually take about an hour without shortcuts.

    2) Infamous. Such an excellent open world game. The powers are very fun.

    3) Ratchet & Clank. All of these are good if you like shooter/platformers.

    4) MAG. Really really good if you like shooters.

    5) Heavy Rain. Yeah, some people bitch about plot holes, but honestly if you just chill and enjoy the experience it can be really fun and entertaining.

    6) Uncharted. I've only completed the first one so far, but it was excellent.

    7) Little Big Planet. And excellent platformer, especially if you have a regular gaming buddy. My fiancee and I boot it up every once in a while and it's a blast.

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  • PreciousBodilyFluidsPreciousBodilyFluids Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Uncharted, Infamous and LittleBigPlanet are now on top of your to do list. They be excellent. Resistance is also pretty good. Personally, I thought MGS4 was a bit disappointing.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Get Flower post haste, and Bionic Commando Rearmed if you haven't played it on 360. So good so good.

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  • limlim Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Most recent game I played is heavy rain; it was more of a one time movie scene; it can get incredibly frustrating and have you loading the game over and over to get the plot go the way you want :)

    I've been playing a lot of red dead redemption; I know you are not looking for cross platform games but GTA 4; and both of its expansions plus read dead are great games. I did beat infamous and powered through the story and I never went exploring much but customizing your lightning/electric skills are always fun.

    Modern warfare 2 is a good multiplayer shooter; final fantasy 13 is an okay RPG; there are some ports of ps3 games that are being translated and redone for the US market.

    I wish there were more co-op games like kane and lynch or more of the puzzle action game like uncharted 1 and 2; those are really fun when playing with a friend

  • MifioMifio Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    UNCHARTED 2. GET. IT. NOW.
    Best damn game you will EVER play.

    Sorry. :(
  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    lim wrote: »
    Most recent game I played is heavy rain; it was more of a one time movie scene; it can get incredibly frustrating and have you loading the game over and over to get the plot go the way you want :)

    I've been playing a lot of red dead redemption; I know you are not looking for cross platform games but GTA 4; and both of its expansions plus read dead are great games. I did beat infamous and powered through the story and I never went exploring much but customizing your lightning/electric skills are always fun.

    Modern warfare 2 is a good multiplayer shooter; final fantasy 13 is an okay RPG; there are some ports of ps3 games that are being translated and redone for the US market.

    I wish there were more co-op games like kane and lynch or more of the puzzle action game like uncharted 1 and 2; those are really fun when playing with a friend

    I have Red Dead on 360 and I absolutely love it... Maybe I'll check out Infamous for more awesome sandbox stuff? I don't really like Modern Warfare at all and, being a lifelong fan of the series, was woefully disappointed by FFXIII on the 360. :?

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Ketar wrote: »
    I preferred Resistance 2 to Killzone 2. Everything about Killzone 2 was more generic, from weapons to characters to storyline.

    Cutscenes in Resistance 2 are just as glorious as those in Killzone 2, btw :P

    I... do not understand. Resistance 2 had no interesting characters, pretty generic weapons (especially compared to the original), a near nonexistent storyline and completely scripted bosses. The graphics were decent at best and fucking horrible at worst. I mean really (ignoring the Google Maps watermark, since that was photoshopped in), Resistance 2's graphics are not even comparable to Killzone 2's.

    Killzone 2 was better than Resistance 2 in pretty much every single department. Level design, graphics, set pieces, animation, weapons and even story. Except maybe Co-op, that was the one redeeming part of Resistance 2.

    However, I'm not sure I'd call Killzone 2 arcadey. I guess it depends on how you define arcadey but Killzone's a bit slower paced than your average shooter (somewhere between CoD and Ghost Recon I'd roughly guess).

    Anyway, here's my lists of awesome.

    PS3 Exclusives
    Demon's Souls
    God of War Collection
    God of War 3
    Heavy Rain - Maybe just a rent if you're iffy on it
    inFamous
    Killzone 2
    LittleBigPlanet - Though you might want to wait for LBP2
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction
    Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Valkyria Chronicles
    Yakuza 3

    PSN Exclusives
    Critter Crunch
    Flower
    Joe Danger
    Pixeljunk Eden
    Pixeljunk Monsters
    Pixeljunk Shooter
    Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
    Shatter
    Super Stardust HD
    Trine
    Wipeout HD

    Future Games
    Dead Space: Extraction (PSN) - Packed in with PS3 version of Dead Space 2
    Disgaea 4
    Gran Turismo 5
    ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection
    Infamous 2
    Journey (PSN)
    Killzone 3
    Last Guardian
    LittleBigPlanet 2
    Ninokuni
    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (PSN)
    Pixeljunk Shooter 2 (PSN)
    Sly Collection
    Yakuza 4

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'll throw my hat in the ring of folks who were pretty disappointed by 3D Dot Game Heroes. When it begins the whole thing feels rather promising, and I was enjoying how classic (see: total lack of hand-holding) it felt. By 75% of the way through the game, I came to the conclusion that despite a great deal of love for its subject matter, 3DDGHs is simply a love letter to classic gaming, written by folks who aren't actually very familiar with how to design a good game. If you can find it (very) cheap? Sure, give it a taste and see if it suits you. Otherwise, I'd suggest giving it a miss.

    Here are all the PS3 exclusives I can personally recommend.

    Highest praise goes to God of War III, Demon's Souls, inFamous, Uncharted 2, Valkyria Chronicles, Siren: Blood Curse and Metal Gear Solid 4 (if you're a fan of the series).

    GoWIII aside, all of those titles can be found for pretty cheap nowadays (inFamous, Demon's Souls & Uncharted 2 are all greatest hits now, VC is cheap in the States and Siren: Blood Curse is $30 on PSN around Halloween).

    Oh, and if you prefer your shooters "arcadey," Resistance is definitely the way to go. Killzone is still a solid title - it's just much slower-paced.

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  • Zoku GojiraZoku Gojira Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I picked up a ton of games along with my PS3, and only really got into Killzone 2 and Demon's Souls.

    The online in Resistance 2 is ugly, dated, and shitty. Killzone 2, OTOH, is nearly on a level with Modern Warfare. Lack of party support and some odd choices in the class system hold KZ2 back a bit, but I still like the way it handles better than any shooter on the 360.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Valkyria Chronicles is the first, last, and only suggestion you need

    No don't do this

    This game sucks and is dumb and if you have an ounce of respect for any kind of story it will make you want to curl up and die

    Just get Uncharted 1, play through all it's dumb parts, then get Uncharted 2 and realize why it's one of the best games of the generation, then play inFamous because it's pretty awesome and maybe download Pixeljunk Shooter and Afterburner Climax and shit

    Don't know about Resistance 2 but Killzone 2 is sort of the opposite of the floaty arcadey Halo-type stuff, so maybe steer clear of that if you don't like it?

    Oh! Also there's Yakuza 3, if you like punching and kicking dudes and weird Japanese shit, and Way of the Samurai 3 if you like cutting dudes and old samurai movies and weird Japanese shit

    And Ratchet and Clank: Crack in Time, which is apparently pretty awesome but I haven't played it yet, and Red Dead Redemption if you don't have it already

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Yeah, the charm and appeal of 3D Dot Game Heroes faded fast

    Oh well

    Use that opportunity to instead get Infamous and Uncharted 1 and 2. Infamous is still the most enjoyable game this gen.

    God of War Collection and GoW3 are all fantastic as well

    Valkyria Chronicles, Heavy Rain, and Heavenly Sword are also pretty neat

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Valkyria Chronicles is the first, last, and only suggestion you need

    No don't do this

    This game sucks and is dumb and if you have an ounce of respect for any kind of story it will make you want to curl up and die

    It's fun

    Why on Earth would you play a Japanese strategy game for its story?

    Perhaps you are the one who sucks and is dumb!

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Zeromus wrote: »
    I loved the first three MGS games and never played 4, and I would like to pick it up, especially because it can be had for cheap these days, but I'm concerned that I'll never end up sitting there to plod through the story. Is the updated gameplay worth it?

    Well uh

    It depends

    Basically you can go through that game with the starting gun, slap a silencer and a scope on it and headshot dudes who can't even see you and waltz through pretty much all of the gameplay

    Or you can do all the crazy shit, like wear disguises and sick different factions on each other and CQC dudes and customize the shit out of all kinds of weapons for no reason

    It basically depends on how creative you care to get, and how much you give a shit that the interface is godawful

    The online is essentially nonexistent, because of it's shitty implementation

    As for the story, uh... you can pause the cutscenes, so you can stop to pee or make a sandwich, but no one is joking when they tell you that there are cutscenes over thirty minutes long in that game

    So it depends on how devoted you are to seeing how fucking batshit Kojima gets at the tail end of a series that he lost his grip on two games ago
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Valkyria Chronicles is the first, last, and only suggestion you need

    No don't do this

    This game sucks and is dumb and if you have an ounce of respect for any kind of story it will make you want to curl up and die

    It's fun

    Why on Earth would you play a Japanese strategy game for its story?

    Perhaps you are the one who sucks and is dumb!

    Except that it's not fun because a key element of the game is random bullshit happening for no reason and fucking you over, which is exactly what I want in my turn based strategy game

    Also one hit kills on the main character means instant game over. FUN

    And I can handle a dumb story. But Valkyria Chronicles story isn't just dumb - it's fucking colossally stupid in a way I've rarely encountered before and if anyone actually likes it I am prepared to go on a journey to find them and slap them really hard in the mouth

    ...okay I'm done

    Don't buy that game, dude

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks License Number 137596Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Olivaw you are so wrong you are like the Mayor of Wrongtown.

    Oh hey, all of these dudes are all like "Get Uncharted 2, it's the coolest", and they are absolutely right.

    BUT

    There is a GOTY edition coming out fairly soon that has the game and all of the DLC for fifty clams. The DLC is all multiplayer stuff, so if you're only looking to do singleplayer you should just grab the regular edition. It's $40 right now, but if you wait until the GOTY version comes out it'll drop in price.

    Also, you mentioned Killzone 2, and I can tell you that not only is it pretty rad, but it's nice looking as well. I've only farted around with the multiplayer though, nothing serious yet, so if you do get it and want to get some multi on send me a PM and we can swap PSN IDs. Some of it won't make as much sense if you haven't played the original game though (for example, why one of your supporting characters does basically everything he does in the game).

    What other genres are you into? It would be easier to target our recommendations if we knew what you dug.

    As for the non-gaming features you asked about, if you've got a high-def TV you should start checking out Blu-Ray movies. If you like action movies, Arnold/Stallone films, Sci-Fi, or buddy cop movies than there are a ton of awesome ones you can get for $10 or less.

    Also, Hulu Plus and Netflix. Hulu is $10 a month and Netflix is $9 a month. Hulu Plus is still in Preview, but Netflix is up and running and later this month it'll be downloadable as well (you can use it now, but you have to have Netflix send you a disc that you have to put into the PS3 every time you want to stream a movie).

  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I have to put in another vote for Uncharted, the series. You really should get both, just to understand the characters and love them a little more. And you really should not play the first without playing the second, because the second is just so above and beyond anything in the first.

    And I'm going to downvote Killzone 2. I hated every minute of it, and only grudgingly finished it for completions sake. I'm all for cursing and blood and the "hooah-kill-our-enemies" spirit, but it gets old, fast. The graphics are neat, sure, but it doesn't make up for many other shortcomings in the game.

    Little Big Planet is great, but I'd say wait for LBP2, which is due next year or so.

    And Infamous is great, but a little frustrating at times. It is all made up for in how awesome your character can be.

    Oh and PixelJunk: Shooter is the only PSN game you need. And the other Pixeljunk games. And whatever else you find on the cheap.

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  • CygnusZCygnusZ Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I liked 3D Dot Heroes. As long as you don't expect it to be the next coming of Zelda it's a pretty fun game. It's pretty heavy on references to games unreleased in the west though.

    Just looking through my collection:

    428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya De -- If you speak Japanese, get this.
    Tales of Vesperia -- Japan only, great game
    Ryu ga Gotoku (Yakuza) Kenzan -- Awesome game, Japan only
    Uncharted II -- I don't get why people love this game so much. Lots of impressive visuals, but boring gameplay and shallow story.
    Demons Souls -- As others have said, this is a great aRPG.
    Tears to Tiara -- Japan only. A second tier sRPG. Not bad, not good either.
    Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) -- Not as good as Kenzan due to a hopelessly stupid story. It's still fun as hell to explore kabu--- err, kamurocho.
    Metal Gear Solid 4 -- I had fun with it. Perhaps this is because I never took the series seriously in the first place though.
    Rachet And Clank Future -- It's pretty good, but very easy.
    Battleground of the Valkyrie -- It's pretty, but I feel that the strategy element was pretty shallow. Rather, the game rewards speed over everything so encourages you to make stupid decisions. The games story is epically horrible as well.

    This fall I have high hopes for Catherine, Tales of Graces F and Umineko. Gran Turismo is coming out, which I expect genre fans will love. The Japan online store has a shitton of great PS titles: The Silver Case, Langrisser 4/5, Xenogears, Legend of Mana, Chocobo Mysterious Dungeon etc. The NA store apparently isn't that good.

  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Valkyria Chronicles is the first, last, and only suggestion you need

    No don't do this

    This game sucks and is dumb and if you have an ounce of respect for any kind of story it will make you want to curl up and die

    This is pretty much how I felt about that game as well. I LOVE turn based strategy, and thought the combat in VC was pretty damn cool, but I just couldn't get past the weeaboo. Your enjoyment of VC is going to depend entirely on if you can tolerate anime. If you enjoy anime, you will love the fuck out of VC. If most anime makes your brain hurt you will only get about a 3rd of the way through the game before you have to stop playing.

    It is really a try before you buy type of game, see if you can rent it or get it off Gamefly first. There is a demo, but honestly I don't think it's a terribly good representation of the game as a whole.

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid JFW Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I really liked 3D Dot Game Heroes, VC is really fun when I play it but when I'm not it just sort of disappears from my mind and so I haven't played it a really long time.

    Motorstorm: Pacific Rift is a pretty good arcade style racer if your into that, but Motorstorm: Apocalypse is due early next year so maybe you should wait.

    Modnations Racers is a nice kart racer, and there is Gran Turismo 5, of course.

    Also, flOw and Noby Noby Boy are cool... things.
    I wouldn't really call them games, but they're definitely worth checking out.

  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    urahonky wrote: »
    In spite of what Rent said, the ONLY game you need to purchase on the PSN is PixelJunk: Monsters. But only if you enjoy amazingly well done Tower Defense games. I don't know if there's a demo for 3D Dot Game Heroes so you can try it out first, but I have to say that the game was a major, major disappointment for me. I'd recommend at least giving it a rental first.

    Both of the Uncharteds must be purchased. Annd that's all I got.

    I'm let down it's taken up to here for Uncharted to be mentioned! Fantastic games, amazing looking, thoroughly compelling and the second has some of the best multi (in my opinion) on the PS3. My favourite games of this generation.

    If you like survival horror then you owe yourself a good scare with Siren. Probably my favourite survival horror this generation.

    I'd highly recommend the Ratchett and Clank games, I don't know if I'm in the minority but I preferred Tools of Destruction over Crack in Time, but both are fantastic. Also the chapter in between you can buy on PSN is pretty cool (but quite limited).

    Wipeout is beautiful, fast and exciting. Definitely worth a purchase.

    Pixeljunk Shooter and PixelJunk Eden are both fantastic, though Eden is definitely an aquired taste.

    Crash Commandos is really fun if you like some multiplayer side scrolling shooty goodness.

    Flower is fun, and a great experience.

    If there's a sale on you could try Echochrome, I loved it and got plenty of time out of it.

    Joe Danger is a really fun platform/motorbike game.

    I'm sure there are a ton of others I'm forgetting but this thread is already full of awesome suggestions.

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  • Ragnar DragonfyreRagnar Dragonfyre Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm just going to give a nod to Demon's Souls. It's the reason why I bought a PS3 in the first place. The time investment really isn't that significant when compared to other RPGs. To be honest, it's really not that long... the length of the game is very dependent on how much you die. :P

    While Demon's Souls is not for everyone (I have several friends who were beaten by it). It's simply a must play game. The atmosphere, challenge and gameplay are all superb. It's the closest thing to a modern roguelike out there. At the very least give it a rent and see if you want to invest the time it takes to finish it.

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  • Hockey JohnstonHockey Johnston Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Best PSN exclusive is Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars. I've never played an online game with such a high skill ceiling before. So much fun.

  • TylanthusTylanthus Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Both Ratchet games I loved. Valkyria Chronicles was great.

    Apparently Demon Souls is next on my list.

    I did not like Flower, despite it seemingly being up my alley.

  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Wow, thanks for the continuing suggestions, guys!

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  • Baka_ShadeBaka_Shade Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Pretty sure that every PS3 exclusive game has gotten a mention by this point, but figured I'd pipe up and say that Demon's Souls (dunno about overall time investment, but I've found that it plays just fine in short increments) and Yakuza 3 are pretty boss, and that Heavy Rain really didn't do anything for me.

    All of my PSN use has been from old PS1 games (Castlevanias, FFIX, Street Fighter Alpha, MvC2) which may or may not be what you're looking for.

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I see Resistance 2 is catching a lot of flak; the online is dead, and there are some online trophies tied to the game so be warned. However, people claiming the story has no depth - the story, like Demon's Souls, is a deep as you want it to be. There are ambient radio tracks to listen to, there are intel documents that give a great deal of backstory to the ensuing action, and if you play the cooperative online (which is the only place I can find a reliable online game) gives you even more backstory.

    For the record, I loved the co-op. There are 7-8 levels in total that act as instanced dungeons on game maps where you select a class (gunner, medic, support) and try to tackle random objectives with your teammates so you can level up and purchase class upgrades. You can level each class to 30; I played the online for about 25 hours and my soldier only hit 29 (where you get your last unlockable secondary weapon) and quit playing.

    Yes, the graphics aren't the greatest, but the gunplay is very well done and it's incredibly challenging, in a non-bullshit way; not to sleigh Killzone 2, but infinitely respawning enemies pissed me off, and the enemies all acted as bullet sponges. I loved KZ 2, but it wasn't as great as everyone made it out to be. I did like the story, although having played the first I found some of the character actions incongruent in the long run, but I'm a gamer who takes story very, very seriously.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Valkyria Chronicles is the first, last, and only suggestion you need

    No don't do this

    This game sucks and is dumb and if you have an ounce of respect for any kind of story it will make you want to curl up and die

    This is pretty much how I felt about that game as well. I LOVE turn based strategy, and thought the combat in VC was pretty damn cool, but I just couldn't get past the weeaboo. Your enjoyment of VC is going to depend entirely on if you can tolerate anime. If you enjoy anime, you will love the fuck out of VC. If most anime makes your brain hurt you will only get about a 3rd of the way through the game before you have to stop playing.

    It is really a try before you buy type of game, see if you can rent it or get it off Gamefly first. There is a demo, but honestly I don't think it's a terribly good representation of the game as a whole.

    Nah

    Anime is the fucking worst thing to ever come out of Japan

    But the game was good enough for me to see it through to the end

    Only strategy game I've ever enjoyed

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Valkyria Chronicles is the first, last, and only suggestion you need

    No don't do this

    This game sucks and is dumb and if you have an ounce of respect for any kind of story it will make you want to curl up and die

    This is pretty much how I felt about that game as well. I LOVE turn based strategy, and thought the combat in VC was pretty damn cool, but I just couldn't get past the weeaboo. Your enjoyment of VC is going to depend entirely on if you can tolerate anime. If you enjoy anime, you will love the fuck out of VC. If most anime makes your brain hurt you will only get about a 3rd of the way through the game before you have to stop playing.

    It is really a try before you buy type of game, see if you can rent it or get it off Gamefly first. There is a demo, but honestly I don't think it's a terribly good representation of the game as a whole.

    I hate anime

    I love this game

    ed: Et tu, Olivaw

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