By AgentJ 53 Comments
It was going to happen eventually. I've known for over a year now that eventually, I'd be forced to break down and buy a PS3. The timing is nothing but coincidence; nothing at E3 swayed me to buy one. In fact, it's really Nintendo's fault that I bought one, and not for the reason you're probably thinking.
I stopped into the local games store today to pick up Sin and Punishment 2. It was one of the last games left on my "Buy Next List", a list that encompasses all the games I want currently available for the consoles that I own (along with Silent Hill 2 and 3, Fatal Frame IV, and as of tomorrow, Valkyria Chronicles 2). I figured I'd be going in to buy one or two games at most and be walking out with an overall good day. But just by chance, I started asking the clerk if he had some stuff I really didn't expect him to have. First I asked if he had gotten Valkyria Chronicles 2 in early. That was a negatory. Then I asked about a Street Fighter IV fight pad. He had one, but it was Sagat. Then, because I've been looking for one for a while, I asked if he had a backwards compatible PS3, not really expecting a yes. To my surprise, the answer was a good one. 350 bucks for the assurance of a working console without having to hassle with Ebay sure seemed like a really good deal, especially since my PS2 had been camping out at a friends house for the better part of a year (and will probably stay there now).
The backwards compatible part was the most important for me. I have a sizable backlog of PS2 games that I haven't even touched yet, and was without a console to play them on. And who wants to have four consoles to switch between? Not this guy.
So right now, I'm a PS3 owner with no PS3 games. That will likely change come next paycheck, but until then, I've got plenty to get through on it. Metal Gears, Personas, Final Fantasies, Devil May Cries, Xenosagas, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and a bunch of other random RPGs and Fighters. Not to mention my PS1 backlog.
But as for what I'll be picking up for the PS3 in the coming months, here's my list. I've looked very carefully at each of the games available, and have a pretty good understanding of what I will be interested in.
- Valkyria Chronicles
- Heavy Rain
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- Final Fantasy XIII
- White Knight Chronicles
- Sly Cooper Collection