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Just got a PS3 and Assassin's Creed

HembotHembot Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
Hi everyone! I got a stellar deal by saving up 4 years of best buy gift cards. W/ the game and extended warranty my PS3 only cost me 159 bucks!

The main reason I bought the system was in anticipation of FFXIII and FFXIII Versus. My cousin want's me to get COD4 so we can play online and I heard that it is pretty awesome so It's a definite buy. I was wondering if there are any decent RPG's out there right now though. The reviews I read on quite a few showed repetitive action-rpg fighting, or got relatively poor reviews. Does anyone have any suggestions? Mainly I checked out IGN and Google'd stuff. I'm wondering if there are any hidden gems as of yet that I've not found and hope someone could list a couple.

Thanks!

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    InterpreterInterpreter Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hembot wrote: »
    I was wondering if there are any decent RPG's out there right now though. The reviews I read on quite a few showed repetitive action-rpg fighting, or got relatively poor reviews. Does anyone have any suggestions? Mainly I checked out IGN and Google'd stuff. I'm wondering if there are any hidden gems as of yet that I've not found and hope someone could list a couple.

    RPG wise I think you're pretty much limited to Enchanted Arms, Untold Legends:Dark Kingdom, and Oblivion(plus Wild ARMs on the PSN store). Also Marvel:Ultimate Alliance I guess. If you got the 80GB system, you have most of the PS2 library of RPGs. RPGs usually take longer to come out on the system.


    Get Folklore tho. Folklore is good. It's more of an action adventure, but it's a good story. And it has Keats.

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    DameonBrassDameonBrass Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    maybe not the answer you're looking for but since you have the ps3 go grab rockband, every frickin store that sells games never has the 360 package but has ps3 versions wherever you step. At least you'll have some ease in getting it

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    why do you need other games when you bought assassin's creed

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    LemmyLemmy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Unchartered
    Ratchet & Clank

    Two best exclusives, although they are both single player.

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Go buy Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank. Thank me later.

    Also Oblivion is really good.

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    meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't own Warhawk but from what I hear it's fantastic. The PS3 game I do have is Ratchet & Clank and it's fun. If you've played any of the previous R&C titles it's basically more of the same with shinier graphics. That's not a bad thing, just the situation.

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    ChewyWafflesChewyWaffles Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Resistance
    Ratchet & Clank
    Uncharted
    Rock Band
    COD4
    Warhawk
    Oblivion
    Heavenly Sword
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    these are the games you need if you don't own any other systems.

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    meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Resistance
    Ratchet & Clank
    Uncharted
    Rock Band
    COD4
    Warhawk
    Oblivion
    Heavenly Sword
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    these are the games you need if you don't own any other systems.

    And if you do?

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    Resistance
    Ratchet & Clank
    Uncharted
    Rock Band
    COD4
    Warhawk
    Oblivion
    Heavenly Sword
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    these are the games you need if you don't own any other systems.

    And if you do?

    Oblivion PC > Oblivion PS3 > Oblivion 360, assuming your PC can handle it. (Also PC and 360 have slightly more DLC available)

    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    And Rock Band is definitly better on 360 due to voice chat working, as well as non-RB guitars. (Though the PS3 guitar is wireless)

    A note about Warhawk: A) It's extremely awesome and every PS3 owner who plays online should have it; B) The retail version costs $60 and includes a Jabra BT125 headset, the PSN download version is $40 and can only be used on the account which purchased it.

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    ChewyWafflesChewyWaffles Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    Resistance
    Ratchet & Clank
    Uncharted
    Rock Band
    COD4
    Warhawk
    Oblivion
    Heavenly Sword
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    these are the games you need if you don't own any other systems.

    And if you do?

    Then buy the multi-platforms on the 360, of course :P

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    BakerIsBoredBakerIsBored Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    skate

    I just got it for my PS3 a couple of days ago, can't put it down :)

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    meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    A note about Warhawk: A) It's extremely awesome and every PS3 owner who plays online should have it; B) The retail version costs $60 and includes a Jabra BT125 headset, the PSN download version is $40 and can only be used on the account which purchased it.

    I just bought Warhawk at Fry's and they were selling a stand-alone version without the headset for $40. Great if you already have one and don't want it to be tied to one account.

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    HembotHembot Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh sweet! I can play rockband on the net with other people? Not having voice isn't so bad on the PS3 since you'd have to subject yourself to many horrid singers before you found some you can friend list. Definately gonna have to get that.

    Thanks for all the info!

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    prawnstar69prawnstar69 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    [I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    And Rock Band is definitly better on 360 due to voice chat working, as well as non-RB guitars. (Though the PS3 guitar is wireless)

    A note about Warhawk: A) It's extremely awesome and every PS3 owner who plays online should have it; B) The retail version costs $60 and includes a Jabra BT125 headset, the PSN download version is $40 and can only be used on the account which purchased it.

    54 players, I believe. Although, the maps weren't really designed for this amount of players.

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    midgetspymidgetspy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    COD4 looks *much* better on my PC than my PS3. Much.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    midgetspy wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    COD4 looks *much* better on my PC than my PS3. Much.

    for me at least, i attribute this to my monitor

    I have a nice 21" LCD on my PC, and only a small TV that isn't HD to play my 360 and PS3 on, and for example Need for Speed Carbon looks MUCH better on my PC.

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    Dark ShroudDark Shroud Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If you get oblivion for the PS3 make sure you get the game of the year edition with has Shivering Iles included on the disc.

    As for warhawk, if you don't have a Blu-tooth head set just get the disc version with the head set. It's a better deal in the long run.

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Get y'self on Warhawk laddy and join us PA folks on Sunday night.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hembot wrote: »
    I was wondering if there are any decent RPG's out there right now though. The reviews I read on quite a few showed repetitive action-rpg fighting, or got relatively poor reviews. Does anyone have any suggestions? Mainly I checked out IGN and Google'd stuff. I'm wondering if there are any hidden gems as of yet that I've not found and hope someone could list a couple.

    RPG wise I think you're pretty much limited to Enchanted Arms, Untold Legends:Dark Kingdom, and Oblivion(plus Wild ARMs on the PSN store). Also Marvel:Ultimate Alliance I guess. If you got the 80GB system, you have most of the PS2 library of RPGs. RPGs usually take longer to come out on the system.


    Get Folklore tho. Folklore is good. It's more of an action adventure, but it's a good story. And it has Keats.

    Eh, I REALLY didn't like Enchanted Arms or Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, but I definitely second Folklore.

    I should note that I don't have a PS3 myself (yet) but I had rented Enchanted Arms on 360 (and really didn't like it) and the demo I played of Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom was terrible.

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    ItalaxItalax Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Folklore is worth a buy. PS3 exclusive, has some RPG elements. It has it's own unique art style and charm though, the graphics, visuals and comic-book style cutscenes make it feel like you're playing a really screwed up Fairy Tale. Plus, the characters are Irish and that's awesome because there are not enough games set in Ireland.

    Gameplay wise, it plays kinda like a mix between Pokémon and Kindhom Hearts. You map a 'Folk' to each of the face buttons and they each have a unique attack you use to fight enemies. All real-time, not turn based. The boss battles I've done have been pretty fun.

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Folklore isn't my usual kind of game but I REALLY enjoyed the demo so I've added it to my rental list. I didn't want to get too far in to the demo to have to repeat myself in the full game, so I've stopped for now, but it's definitely worth a download and a try.

    Keep in mind the full game has voice acting (apparently) and a couple of other bits and bobs missing from the demo.

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    ItalaxItalax Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Yes, the entire opening is gone and replaced with one of the comic-book scenes. The Demo also goes on a little longer than the prologue (You get an extra folk than you normally would too).

    The Voice acting for Keats is great, he needs more actual speaking parts rather than comic book scenes.

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    midgetspymidgetspy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    COD4 looks *much* better on my PC than my PS3. Much.

    for me at least, i attribute this to my monitor

    I have a nice 21" LCD on my PC, and only a small TV that isn't HD to play my 360 and PS3 on, and for example Need for Speed Carbon looks MUCH better on my PC.

    Heh my setup is the opposite... I have an old 19" CRT on my PC and a 42" 1080p plasma on my TV.

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    midgetspy wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    COD4 looks *much* better on my PC than my PS3. Much.

    Fair enough. (I don't have a PC that'll play it) How about the control differences? I can't imagine playing it without a controller, the aim down the sights feature is (to me) exactly what controller-driven FPS games have always needed.

    Also, 54-player online? Um, wha? I heard 32, and that's what the COD4 thread was saying for a long time. (Up until I stopped reading it, anyways)

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    prawnstar69prawnstar69 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    COD4 looks *much* better on my PC than my PS3. Much.

    Fair enough. (I don't have a PC that'll play it) How about the control differences? I can't imagine playing it without a controller, the aim down the sights feature is (to me) exactly what controller-driven FPS games have always needed.

    Also, 54-player online? Um, wha? I heard 32, and that's what the COD4 thread was saying for a long time. (Up until I stopped reading it, anyways)

    Yeah, 54 players. It's horrible though. I try to stick to 32 max.

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    COD4 looks *much* better on my PC than my PS3. Much.

    Fair enough. (I don't have a PC that'll play it) How about the control differences? I can't imagine playing it without a controller, the aim down the sights feature is (to me) exactly what controller-driven FPS games have always needed.

    Also, 54-player online? Um, wha? I heard 32, and that's what the COD4 thread was saying for a long time. (Up until I stopped reading it, anyways)

    Yeah, 54 players. It's horrible though. I try to stick to 32 max.

    Most maps are more than crowded with just 16, so yeah.

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    Vash108Vash108 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    COD4 looks *much* better on my PC than my PS3. Much.

    Fair enough. (I don't have a PC that'll play it) How about the control differences? I can't imagine playing it without a controller, the aim down the sights feature is (to me) exactly what controller-driven FPS games have always needed.

    Also, 54-player online? Um, wha? I heard 32, and that's what the COD4 thread was saying for a long time. (Up until I stopped reading it, anyways)

    Yeah, 54 players. It's horrible though. I try to stick to 32 max.

    Most maps are more than crowded with just 16, so yeah.

    Try putting the maximum number of people in that small map with the metal cargo containers. It is just madess.

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    midgetspymidgetspy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    I haven't really seen any conclusive evidence showing COD4 being better on one system than the other. On PC it supports KB+M controls and 32-player online; this is one of the very few games that doesn't really need either one, though.

    COD4 looks *much* better on my PC than my PS3. Much.

    Fair enough. (I don't have a PC that'll play it) How about the control differences? I can't imagine playing it without a controller, the aim down the sights feature is (to me) exactly what controller-driven FPS games have always needed.

    Also, 54-player online? Um, wha? I heard 32, and that's what the COD4 thread was saying for a long time. (Up until I stopped reading it, anyways)

    Oh boy...

    Well every FPS is better suited for a mouse than for a limited-motion joystick (controller analog). It's been argued to death, but it's just a fact: KB+M is a quantitatively better control method for that type of interface. That doesn't mean people can't prefer a controller, and that's really what it boils down to, what you prefer. Personally after using KB+M for many thousands of hours over the years, using a controller feels so slow and clunky that I can't stand it.

    But anyway that had nothing to do with COD4, just consoles in general. As for COD4 I'm not sure what open sights aiming changes, I didn't notice the controls being particularly improved from any other console FPS I've played. But unless somebody particularly dislikes KB+M controls I would highly recommend the PC version. It looks better, it has more features, and there's the possibility that we'll get some mods or user created levels soon enough.

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