Considering a PS3.

#1 Posted by MrHadouken (205 posts) -

Tax time is here and I'm going to have some money to spend. So my question is, is buying a PS3 just to play the games I cannot get for my 360 worth it? Games like Heavy Rain, Ni No Kuni, metal gear solid 4, little big planet etc... Mainly triple A titles and RPG's. I really hate that I am missing out on so many games. My other option is a 3DS, only problem I see with that is something big comes out for the 360, it takes a long time for me to remember I even have a handheld system.

#2 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -
#3 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

It depends how much you want to play PS3 games I guess? Also it might be worth waiting to see if the PS4 will be backward compatible first (I'm guessing it won't be, but who knows).

#4 Posted by Special_K (115 posts) -

There's a strong list of exclusives that would make it a worthwhile investment. I only have one or two 3rd party games and I have no regrets.

#5 Edited by MrHadouken (205 posts) -

Mmm that red is sexy. I do miss the GOW series, 2 was probably one if my favorite ps2 games. But that is a bit more than I was looking to pay, at least in terms of the console itself. If I bought the 250GB slim Ni No Kuni, heavy rain or MGS4, or a similar variation with the games I would want. I would feel fine spending $350, if that makes sense? Also I was thinking of waiting to see Sony's big announcement, if the ps4 has backward capability then that's the system I will go with.

#6 Edited by therealnelsk (321 posts) -

You're coming in at such a good time. The PS4 will have mediocre stuff for at least a year after its launch, so you'll have a solid 2 years of playing the best games of last generation for cheap. The PS3 has an amazing exclusive backlog, and they all still look totally fantastic and stand up. Play 10 minutes of MGS4 and you'll realize it's a worthy buy.

#7 Posted by Raven10 (1922 posts) -

The first party games are great and numerous. Many of the best games of this generation are exclusive to PS3. Pretty much regardless of genre there are excellent games that are only on PS3. I would definitely recommend it. Here are some games I would get for it:

  • Resistance Series
  • Uncharted Series
  • Motorstorm 2 and 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Ni No Kuni
  • God of War Series
  • Infamous Series
  • LittleBigPlanet Series
  • Killzone 2 and 3
  • Heavy Rain
  • Journey
  • Flower
  • Ratchet and Clank Future Series
  • Folklore
  • PixelJunk Series
  • Starhawk
#8 Posted by GnaTSoL (836 posts) -

Man PS4 is right around the corner and that thing has to have BC. I thought that was standard!

So I'm not sure either if I should drop some money on a ps3 ....

#9 Posted by HistoryInRust (6397 posts) -

I love my PS3. Only recently converted within the last year after having been a staunch Xbox guy.

#10 Posted by CosmicBatman (317 posts) -

Come to the dark side

#11 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

@Raven10: Man Folklore was such a good game. One of the gems that got lost this generation.

#12 Posted by MrHadouken (205 posts) -

Can't forget Demon Souls is another reason I want a PS3.

Only reason I want a 3DS is because of Fire Emblem looking amazing, but I know I would get pissed off and quit mid story. I hate losing guys in Xcom so my solution to that was stop playing, stop losing guys and I love that game. I think I just sold myself a PS3... now it's just time to wait and see how much money I get back and if the big sony announcement is PS4.

#13 Posted by Snail (8659 posts) -

@MrHadouken said:

Can't forget Demon Souls is another reason I want a PS3.

Only reason I want a 3DS is because of Fire Emblem looking amazing, but I know I would get pissed off and quit mid story. I hate losing guys in Xcom so my solution to that was stop playing, stop losing guys and I love that game. I think I just sold myself a PS3... now it's just time to wait and see how much money I get back and if the big sony announcement is PS4.

There's a new mode in this Fire Emblem game where there is no permadeath. Also, the February 20th event is very likely to be about the PS4.

Either console you meantioned has an extensive list of great exclusives. Maybe the decisive factor should be whether or not Sony's upcoming console will be backwards compatible with PS3 games.

#14 Posted by Bane122 (810 posts) -

I actually think that many of Sony's exclusives are just okay. Resistance, Killzone, Infamous, LBP... all mediocre to good games but nothing amazing. That said, two of my favorite games this gen are Heavy Rain and MGS4, and other exclusives are still great like 3D Dot Game Heroes, Katamari Forever, and the Uncharted series (mostly for the characters and writing). Combine that with the great digital games they have like Flower, Journey, and Unfinished Swan and there's a lot of great content to go through. Not to mention The Last of Us and Beyond.

I'd say it's a pretty easy decision over the 3DS (and I'm a pretty big Nintendo fan), so long as Orbis doesn't have BC.

#15 Edited by Raven10 (1922 posts) -

@msavo said:

@Raven10: Man Folklore was such a good game. One of the gems that got lost this generation.

I never beat it but what I played was really interesting. Definitely the best thing Game Republic ever did. I should go back and play it through at some point. Such a great premise. Shame cool ideas like that are lost among things like Call of Duty.

@Bane122: I think that Resistance 3 is one of the best shooters of this generation. It is criminally underrated. The first two games were okay but not nearly as good. LittleBigPlanet is really creative and gives players a ton of great level building tools but the platforming is a bit weak. The first Infamous had a great story and the second one was a blast to play even though the story wasn't as good. Killzone I'll agree is pretty mediocre. It looks beautiful but there is nothing that interesting about the gameplay and the story is just horrible.

#16 Posted by floodiastus (1262 posts) -

@MrHadouken said:

Tax time is here and I'm going to have some money to spend. So my question is, is buying a PS3 just to play the games I cannot get for my 360 worth it? Games like Heavy Rain, Ni No Kuni, metal gear solid 4, little big planet etc... Mainly triple A titles and RPG's. I really hate that I am missing out on so many games. My other option is a 3DS, only problem I see with that is something big comes out for the 360, it takes a long time for me to remember I even have a handheld system.

I have been investigating this quite a bit because I have been thinking the same thing and also have a 360 already. There just are not that many great exclusives for the PS3 to make it worthwhile for me. I was holding off buying a PS3 until all the great JRPGs hit, but they never really did. It has about 5 titles that I want to play, the cost for playing those 5 games is not that good of a deal. Unless you are looking to buy a bluray player (which I am not).

#17 Posted by gogosox82 (429 posts) -

PS3 is definitely worth it. Not only will you get great games but if you get ps+, you'll get games for free and not shitty games either, really good games. I think they have darksiders on sale for free this month. That's pretty damn good game for free.

#18 Posted by Excast (1039 posts) -

I don't see why the PS4 wouldnt be backwards comaptible. I mean, i guess it might be an issue with them abandoning the cell processor, but they are probably still going to be using blue rays.

#19 Edited by Bane122 (810 posts) -

@Raven10: Our opinions align pretty well, actually. To break it down: Killzone and Resisance 1-2 were the ones I think of as mediocre. I've not played R3 but would like to at some point as everything I've seen of it looks fantastic. LBP I think is a good series, I just personally don't like it very much (mostly for the platforming, which is what I want from it). Infamous 1 I had a lot of fun with and would recommend but it's nothing amazing; haven't played 2.

@Excast: But using bluray isn't a big factor in the backwards compatibility. Dropping Cell, however, is. My guess is PS4 won't be have BC as it's probably going to add a good bit of cost to the system to put Cell in, along with any technical problems it may present. I'd love to be wrong, though. I think we'll see BC added down the line via streaming, and even then only 1st party titles. Probably a PSN+ thing.

#20 Posted by TheStandardToaster (187 posts) -

The one thing bad about the ps3 for me is how long it takes to update and download stuff...

#21 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

@TheStandardToaster said:

The one thing bad about the ps3 for me is how long it takes to update and download stuff...

Never had this problem. PS3 and 360 are the same speed for me. One thing the PS3 is slow on however is popping out to the XMB during a game. Sometimes it's fast and sometimes it takes forever to load.

#22 Edited by dgtlty (168 posts) -

The real consideration for you should be: buy a PS3 now or wait for PS4? But there are certainly enough great exclusive titles to make it worthwhile.

#23 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

PS4, I hope it's gonna be great for a lot of reasons, but I'm not expecting backwards compatibility to be one of them. I hope they clear this up right away. I really hope a price drop for ps3 comes up so I can play a few PS3 games before next gen, they keep just bundling the PS3 (slim 1, or slim 2 at this point I don't care) with a couple of games I have no interest in and calling it a deal.

#24 Posted by LackingSaint (1853 posts) -

And remember, the vast majority of those great PS2 games and series are available in HD on PSN.

#25 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

I bought a PS3 last year when it was on sale for the same reason, and I barely use it. I played through a few of the exclusives at first, but at this point it's mainly there as a Blu-Ray player and for Netflix. And Netflix looks like garbage through the PS3.

#26 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Get the yakuza series.

#27 Posted by Adaurin (188 posts) -

@MrHadouken said:

Can't forget Demon Souls is another reason I want a PS3.

Only reason I want a 3DS is because of Fire Emblem looking amazing, but I know I would get pissed off and quit mid story. I hate losing guys in Xcom so my solution to that was stop playing, stop losing guys and I love that game. I think I just sold myself a PS3... now it's just time to wait and see how much money I get back and if the big sony announcement is PS4.

Valkyria Chronicles is an excellent strategy game that you could probably get for cheap that could take the place of Fire Emblem and is exclusive to the PS3. It was one of the first games I bought when I jumped on the PS3 bandwagon when the first slims came out.

#28 Edited by ShadowMoses900 (190 posts) -

I would recommend it just for the exclusives alone. Uncharted, Killzone, Heavy Rain, Ni No Kuni, Infamous, God of War, Journey etc....so many great exclusives that you do not want to miss out on. Especially with The Last of Us coming out soon.

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