Well, picked myself up a free PS3

#1 Edited by Deranged (1859 posts) -

So, I traded in about eight of my 360 games that I don't play anymore and I was considering paying off some of my XONE games but the local shop I went to literally gave me enough trade in/store credit value to pick up a 160GB PS3 for free. So yeah, I went for it. On a side note, I would love to get both PS4 and XONE at launch but I'm not digging the PS4 line-up so I'm getting it in April after my winter semester.

So, I picked up Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3 is free, DCUO and I grabbed a $15 copy of the massive God of War Saga consisting of FIVE games! I'm really, really anxious to pick up The Last of Us and my brother wants Resistance. I'm probably going to pick up Journey off of PSN.

Are there are PS3 games that you duders would like to recommend. I've played almost all multi-platform games through the 360 so I'm not looking to grab Battlefield, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, etc.

#2 Posted by ShaggE (6720 posts) -

You traded in eight 360s? For one PS3? Also, you have over eight 360s? Enough to say "about eight"?

#3 Posted by Humanity (10136 posts) -

You too can get a completely free PS3 for just placing these small classified ads..

#4 Edited by Wraxend (570 posts) -

I recommend you grab a copy of Last of Us, then theres the Ratchet and Clank future series, Infamous, Ico & SotC HD, LitleBigPlanet, Ni No Kuni just to name a few I can think of.

#5 Posted by Aetheldod (3737 posts) -

Valkyria Chronicles its a good choice as well.. tactical jrpg but very different from the usual.

#6 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@shagge said:

You traded in eight 360s? For one PS3? Also, you have over eight 360s? Enough to say "about eight"?

LOL! My bad mate, I meant eight 360 games.

:P

#7 Edited by TheHT (11820 posts) -

Demon's Souls, the MGS games, and inFAMOUS. If you like old school Zelda, 3D Dot Game Heroes is worth a look. I've only played the demo, but Heavy Rain seems enjoyable as a weird console adventure game.

Of the Killzone games I can only recommend Killzone 3. I dunno if it's exclusive, but Wipeout HD/Fury is a blast. In fact I'm pretty sure Wipeout HD is just free at this point. Sound Shapes seems neat, if you're into creative musical platforming.

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#8 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@wraxend said:

I recommend you grab a copy of Last of Us, then theres the Ratchet and Clank future series, Infamous, Ico & SotC HD, LitleBigPlanet, Ni No Kuni just to name a few I can think of.

Yeah, inFamous is my most anticipated game for PS4 so I'm definitely going to pick that up. Pretty sure I saw a Collection for the first two games. Would you recommend Killzone or Resistance?

And yeah, I saw that SotC and ICO are both free right now.

#9 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@theht said:

Demon's Souls, the MGS games, and inFAMOUS. If you like old school Zelda, 3D Dot Game Heroes is worth a look. I've only play the demo, but Heavy Rain seems enjoyable as a weird console adventure game.

Of the Killzone games I can only recommend Killzone 3. I dunno if it's exclusive, but Wipeout HD/Fury is a blast. In fact I'm pretty sure Wipeout HD is just free at this point. Sound Shapes seems neat, if you're into creative musical platforming.

Hmm, I was always more of a fan of Splinter Cell as opposed to MGS. Might give it a shot though. So the earlier Killzone's aren't that great?

#10 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Get the MGS-saga. That thing is fucking gold at 40 bucks. You get all the Metal Gears. ALL OF THEM!

#11 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

Get the MGS-saga. That thing is fucking gold. You get all the Metal Gears. ALL OF THEM!

Is it a PSN exclusive or do they have a physical copy. My internet is terrible and I cannot imagine how long it'll take to download the free version of Uncharted which is 40GB :(

#12 Edited by Claude (16254 posts) -

I got a PS3 not to long ago myself. MLB: The Show is good if you're into that. ICO/Shadow of the Colossus is cool. You can find MGS 4 on the cheap. There's an HD collection of MGS games too.

@aetheldod said:

Valkyria Chronicles its a good choice as well.. tactical jrpg but very different from the usual.

Yeah, this game is cool as hell. Very addictive.

I'm sure there's more. I've got my eye on some JRPG stuff that I'm gonna buy soon. Like NI NO Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch.

#13 Posted by Wraxend (570 posts) -

@deranged: I'd recommend Killzone over Resistance just on single player alone. Don't know what their multiplayer is like now in terms of players still active but I remember enjoying Killzone more aswell. Also thinking of PSN you've got the Pixeljunk series, Sound Shapes, DYAD, Unfinished Swan, Flower, Guacamelee oh and NOBY NOBY BOY if your looking for some surreal shit.

#14 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@wraxend: Yeah, Journey and Unfinished Swan really caught my eye!

#15 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

Oh and just an odd question I guess, but my controller won't charge at all. I plug in the USB cable and it makes no difference. Tried restarting the console, changing ports, un-plugging and even blowing into it (reppin it old school). I'm just starting to think either the USB sucks or the controller is buggered.

#16 Posted by ShaggE (6720 posts) -

@deranged said:

@shagge said:

You traded in eight 360s? For one PS3? Also, you have over eight 360s? Enough to say "about eight"?

LOL! My bad mate, I meant eight 360 games.

:P

Haha, figured as much, but I couldn't help myself.

#17 Posted by Jimbo (10007 posts) -

No, you didn't. This should have been a poll.

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#18 Posted by TheHT (11820 posts) -

@deranged said:

@theht said:

Demon's Souls, the MGS games, and inFAMOUS. If you like old school Zelda, 3D Dot Game Heroes is worth a look. I've only play the demo, but Heavy Rain seems enjoyable as a weird console adventure game.

Of the Killzone games I can only recommend Killzone 3. I dunno if it's exclusive, but Wipeout HD/Fury is a blast. In fact I'm pretty sure Wipeout HD is just free at this point. Sound Shapes seems neat, if you're into creative musical platforming.

Hmm, I was always more of a fan of Splinter Cell as opposed to MGS. Might give it a shot though. So the earlier Killzone's aren't that great?

I hear ya. Splinter Cell was always the more self-serious and technical stealth game. MGS was the kinda arcadey stealth game full of melodrama. I dunno, this trailer will probably give you a better idea of what's up. Fancy words, philosophical one-liners, gravely voices, some sneaking, some goofy shit, and giant robots.

For me it came down to the sluggish aiming in Killzone 2. Really hampered my experience. The story's also kinda uninteresting, and Rico is one of the most annoying characters in any video game I've played. They got it all right with Killzone 3 though. I don't play much multiplayer, but I did dabble in some KZ3 multiplayer and had a good time.

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#19 Posted by mosespippy (4467 posts) -

Valkyria Chronicles is always the first recommendation. Three of the four DLC packs are great.

Motorstorm Pacific Rift if super fucking great, especially if you got someone to play with. The series peaked with the DLC. Everything after that was downhill.

#20 Posted by Wraxend (570 posts) -

@deranged: Yeah either the controller or cable is broken, if you've got another usb to micro usb wire check it with that.

#21 Edited by Seppli (10250 posts) -

@deranged said:

@wraxend said:

I recommend you grab a copy of Last of Us, then theres the Ratchet and Clank future series, Infamous, Ico & SotC HD, LitleBigPlanet, Ni No Kuni just to name a few I can think of.

Yeah, inFamous is my most anticipated game for PS4 so I'm definitely going to pick that up. Pretty sure I saw a Collection for the first two games. Would you recommend Killzone or Resistance?

And yeah, I saw that SotC and ICO are both free right now.

On the European PSN store there's a bundle of Infamous 1&2&Addon for like 20 something bucks. Dunno if it's on the US store too.

#22 Posted by believer258 (12210 posts) -

Resistance 1 is kinda boring, 2 sucks, but 3 is a must-play. It's great.

#23 Posted by jking47 (1248 posts) -
#24 Edited by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@jking47 said:

My best suggestion is to get Playstation Plus. Right now Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Saints Row: The Third, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Kingdoms of Amalur are all free, plus a few other not as exciting games. Definitely worth it, just spend $50 or whatever and get a year, its a great deal.

Thanks for the recommendation mate, already grabbed a year! ;)

Resistance 1 is kinda boring, 2 sucks, but 3 is a must-play. It's great.

I kind of like the premise though, I might pick up the trilogy if the price is right.

@wraxend said:

@deranged: Yeah either the controller or cable is broken, if you've got another usb to micro usb wire check it with that.

Well that's a bummer...

#25 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@theht said:

I hear ya. Splinter Cell was always the more self-serious and technical stealth game. MGS was the kinda arcadey stealth game full of melodrama. I dunno, this trailer will probably give you a better idea of what's up. Fancy words, philosophical one-liners, gravely voices, some sneaking, some goofy shit, and giant robots.

For me it came down to the sluggish aiming in Killzone 2. Really hampered my experience. The story's also kinda uninteresting, and Rico is one of the most annoying characters in any video game I've played. They got it all right with Killzone 3 though. I don't play much multiplayer, but I did dabble in some KZ3 multiplayer and had a good time.

I mean, I'm interested in what MGSV is proposing so I might dive in and play the original games. Pretty sure I saw some wicked collection deals on both PSN and in-store.

Yeah, I heard that was the biggest complaint from Killzone, focusing on the controls. I mostly picked up the PS3 to play exclusives anyway so I guess I'll find the time to get around to it :P

#26 Edited by ch3burashka (5260 posts) -

I was really hoping for a robbery story.

#27 Posted by altairre (1288 posts) -

@deranged: You should really play The Last of Us. I liked all of the Uncharted games but never thought they were great and I had the same expectations going into Last of Us but there is no doubt that it'll end up being my GotY. It was a pleasant surprise to say the least.

#28 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

I was really hoping for a robbery story.

Nah bruh, saving that for the PS4 ;) I already have a heist set-up to intercept them discreetly!

@altairre said:

@deranged: You should really play The Last of Us. I liked all of the Uncharted games but never thought they were great and I had the same expectations going into Last of Us but there is no doubt that it'll end up being my GotY. It was a pleasant surprise to say the least.

That's a great recommendation! Of course, I still have yet to play the Uncharted games but I love the apocalyptic setting and the multiplayer looks really fresh and unique!

#29 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

@deranged: every game except MGS1 and the VR missions are on the discs. Those are about 300-500MB each. Not really that big

#30 Posted by knifeoframbo (38 posts) -

@jking47: Great suggestion, ps plus is a crazy value and the subscription will roll over to ps4 if you get one.

#31 Posted by jasonefmonk (346 posts) -

@wraxend said:

@deranged: Yeah either the controller or cable is broken, if you've got another usb to micro usb wire check it with that.

It's USB to mini-USB for the controller.

#32 Edited by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@deranged: every game except MGS1 and the VR missions are on the discs. Those are about 300-500MB each. Not really that big

Ok cool, because Digital is murdering me and I want to save that for when it's absolutely necessary (PS Plus deals and what-not).

@jking47: Great suggestion, ps plus is a crazy value and the subscription will roll over to ps4 if you get one.

Yeah, I'm picking up a PS4 next April when I'm finished my Winter semester. I would get it alongside my XONE but the launch line-up isn't too appealing (Looking forward to Second Son the most).

@wraxend said:

@deranged: Yeah either the controller or cable is broken, if you've got another usb to micro usb wire check it with that.

It's USB to mini-USB for the controller.

Any chance to purchase a similar USB for a cheap price?

#33 Posted by Kieran_Smith5 (152 posts) -

Get Playstation Plus

#34 Posted by Wraxend (570 posts) -

@jasonefmonk said:

@wraxend said:

@deranged: Yeah either the controller or cable is broken, if you've got another usb to micro usb wire check it with that.

It's USB to mini-USB for the controller.

I knew what I meant lol.

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