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Future purchase number one 
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 first game to call my PS3 home
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
  • Infamous
  • Sly Cooper Collection
  • Uncharted/Uncharted2
You're more than welcome to recommend more, but it truly was hard for me to come up with games I wanted beyond the first 3. 
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Posted by AgentJ

Future purchase number one 
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 first game to call my PS3 home
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
  • Infamous
  • Sly Cooper Collection
  • Uncharted/Uncharted2
You're more than welcome to recommend more, but it truly was hard for me to come up with games I wanted beyond the first 3. 
Posted by Snipzor

Welcome to the dark side my friend. And no, I don't know what to recommend.

Edited by luce
Folklore 
 
Get on that ASAP
 
 
 
 
Also DMC 4 is pretty dope. Don't listen to the haters
Posted by ArchScabby

Is it you?  Yes it it is!

Posted by AhmadMetallic

yay

Posted by CoolDrMoney

That Joe Danger shouldn't be missed

Posted by Liminality

 LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet 
----
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Posted by AgentJ
@Liminality said:
"  LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet  ---- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves "
Not getting littlebigplanet, but I was forgetting about uncharted.
Edited by Quacktastic
@luce said:

" Folklore  "


I'll second that.  Based on your PS2 games you might want to give it a try.
 
Also, if you like GoW1 and 2 (from your list) you will like 3.  It's more of the same.
Disgaea 3 maybe, since it looks like you're into SRPGs and Japanese games.
Posted by AgentJ
@Quacktastic said:
" @luce said:
" Folklore  "
I'll second that.  Based on your PS2 games you might want to give it a try. "
Does it play like fable? Thats the impression I get from screenshots.
Posted by Quacktastic
@AgentJ: It's action oriented, but it's deeper than Fable.  There are 2 demos on PSN I think.
Posted by AgentJ
@Quacktastic said:
" @luce said:

" Folklore  "

I'll second that.  Based on your PS2 games you might want to give it a try.  Also, if you like GoW1 and 2 (from your list) you will like 3.  It's more of the same. Disgaea 3 maybe, since it looks like you're into SRPGs and Japanese games. "
And if I haven't liked God of War much? And Disgaea is out of the question. the first is like torture for me.
Posted by Quacktastic

If you didn't like them much then avoid 3, since they are all so similar.

Posted by SSully

Congrats, and you have a very diverse taste in games, very good stuff. Id say take a look at 3D dot game heroes, great game for any old school zelda fan. 

Posted by luce

Oh yeah! get Demon's Souls
 
If you're having trouble, and you have the American copy of DS I can practically walk you through the game

Posted by Spoonman671

I say you bitchslap FFXIII and White Knight Chronicles off that list and pick up Demon's Souls instead.

Posted by Arkkazeal

Fancy that, I just went and got my own PS3 the other day, the Killzone 2 and God of War Collection bundle. Thankfully one of my friends has a lot of games to lend me too. And now that I went out today to buy all the cables I needed to get my PS3 running on my HD computer monitor I am in heaven.

Posted by vidiot

Yeah, my 60 gig died a week ago.
Reading this thread doesn't make me sad or anything.
Really it doesn't. 
Not one bit.
I'm not sad.
Not at all.
...

Posted by teh_pwnzorer
@luce said:
" Oh yeah! get Demon's Souls  If you're having trouble, and you have the American copy of DS I can practically walk you through the game "
YES 
 
@Spoonman671
said:
" I say you bitchslap FFXIII and White Knight Chronicles off that list and pick up Demon's Souls instead. "
YES 
 
Demon's Souls is *the* reason to own *a* console...unless you also like split screen couch multiplayer and have people to play with...
Posted by AgentJ
@luce said:
" Oh yeah! get Demon's Souls  If you're having trouble, and you have the American copy of DS I can practically walk you through the game "
@Spoonman671 said:
" I say you bitchslap FFXIII and White Knight Chronicles off that list and pick up Demon's Souls instead. "
I'll... consider Demons Souls. I get very tired and frustrated when I'm not making any progress though. Thats why I haven't picked up Disgaea in forever...
Posted by AgentJ
@vidiot said:
" Yeah, my 60 gig died a week ago. Reading this thread doesn't make me sad or anything. Really it doesn't.  Not one bit. I'm not sad. Not at all. ... "
Damn it Vidiot, now you've got me scared that I'm going to get the yellow light or something... How much do these cost to get repaired?
Posted by Quacktastic

I forgot about Demon's Souls.  It is a lot different and more simple than Disgaea.  It's difficulty doesn't come from a ton of confusing options but from not being observant or precise with your attacks and movements.  I could see someone who likes fighting games and RPGs getting pretty into it.  Rent/borrow it and check it out.

Edited by vidiot
@AgentJ: See. If you were a good follower, and if you followed my blogs you would know my endeavor
 
Nay! You do no such things! Instead you drive a stake into my heart with your accumulative-void-of-ignorance. I shall ignore you as well!  
I've heard there's a game that comes out this Wednesday! Whatever it may be, I have forgotten everything contextual about it, and have thus cast it off as a complete waste of time.
 
It's $150 plus tax. 
I'm wondering whether or not it comes with a renewed warranty, or if there is a way to get a renewed warranty. 
No yellow light, complete failure of the unit's laser. 
 
Oh, and I've heard conflicting things about White Knight Chronicles.
Posted by AgentJ
@vidiot said:
" @AgentJ: See. If you were a good follower, and if you followed my blogs you would know my endeavor
 
Nay! You do no such things! Instead you drive a stake into my heart with your accumulative-void-of-ignorance. I shall ignore you as well!  I've heard there's a game that comes out this Wednesday! Whatever it may be, I have forgotten everything contextual about it, and have thus cast it off as a complete waste of time.   It's $150 plus tax.  I'm wondering whether or not it comes with a renewed warranty, or if there is a way to get a renewed warranty.  No yellow light, complete failure of the unit's laser.   Oh, and I've heard conflicting things about White Knight Chronicles. "
Come on man, I read your blog whenever its on the front page. Isn't that enough?  
150... *crosses fingers* 
I played a bit of white knight at PAX last year and was liking the experience.
Posted by Kaz_Hooray

Open the Playstation Store and just go on a shopping spree! You've earned it! Really, you have! Buy a bunch of games and some premium themes to celebrate the occasion.

Posted by vidiot
@AgentJ said:
" @vidiot said:
" @AgentJ: See. If you were a good follower, and if you followed my blogs you would know my endeavor
 
Nay! You do no such things! Instead you drive a stake into my heart with your accumulative-void-of-ignorance. I shall ignore you as well!  I've heard there's a game that comes out this Wednesday! Whatever it may be, I have forgotten everything contextual about it, and have thus cast it off as a complete waste of time.   It's $150 plus tax.  I'm wondering whether or not it comes with a renewed warranty, or if there is a way to get a renewed warranty.  No yellow light, complete failure of the unit's laser.   Oh, and I've heard conflicting things about White Knight Chronicles. "
Come on man, I read your blog whenever its on the front page. Isn't that enough?  150... *crosses fingers* I played a bit of white knight at PAX last year and was liking the experience. "
Your transgression is forgiven.
 
I'm a big admirer of Level-5. I strongly consider Dragon Quest VIII as one of the best PS2 games period.
At the same time they're have been reoccurring "issues" with their games, specifically: making a storyline that stands out on it's own in their JRPGs. (You can imagine my excitement with their recent collaboration with Studio Ghibli.)
 
Skimming through some of the reviews for WKC illustrate some issues I've read before. I might pick it up later, but probably in the bargain-bin.
Posted by ac3x

OP got my hopes up my suggesting that Valkyrie Chronicles 2 was out... only to have it dashed when I googled it and found out its a PSP sequel :(

Posted by AgentJ
@ac3x said:
" OP got my hopes up my suggesting that Valkyrie Chronicles 2 was out... only to have it dashed when I googled it and found out its a PSP sequel :( "
Yeah, but I'll take as many good PSP games and Valkyria Chronicles as I can get. 
Posted by Claude

I know a lot of people respect the backwards compatible PS3, but I'm thinking about waiting for the Move Bundle with the slim. Playing Resident Evil 5 for the first time with Move seems like a lot of fun. Good gaming.

Posted by MetalGearSunny

If LittleBigPlanet 2 does indeed solve the problems of the first, I would pick it up when it comes out. Other than that I think you have the essentials.

Posted by AgentJ
@Claude said:
" I know a lot of people respect the backwards compatible PS3, but I'm thinking about waiting for the Move Bundle with the slim. Playing Resident Evil 5 for the first time with Move seems like a lot of fun. Good gaming. "
No interest in the Move on my end. The cost of buying four of those wands on top of the control pad add-ons and camera, when I'm more concerned about getting more standard controllers first, is just too much for what I perceive as a small return. After all, how many developers are really going to make games for a peripheral that demanding? With the Wii everyone already has the controllers, but with the PS3 you're asking everyone to buy all new crap. Thats why things like the Motion Plus haven't taken off.  
That said, wand controlled resident evil 5 does sound fun.
Posted by Claude
@AgentJ said:
" @Claude said:
" I know a lot of people respect the backwards compatible PS3, but I'm thinking about waiting for the Move Bundle with the slim. Playing Resident Evil 5 for the first time with Move seems like a lot of fun. Good gaming. "
No interest in the Move on my end. The cost of buying four of those wands on top of the control pad add-ons and camera, when I'm more concerned about getting more standard controllers first, is just too much for what I perceive as a small return. After all, how many developers are really going to make games for a peripheral that demanding? With the Wii everyone already has the controllers, but with the PS3 you're asking everyone to buy all new crap. Thats why things like the Motion Plus haven't taken off.  That said, wand controlled resident evil 5 does sound fun. "
Wii Sports Resort has probably sold over 16 million, so I would believe that many more Motion Plus attachments are out there. I blame the developers, most regular users have Motion Plus and want more. Plus, I hear they're coming. 
 
Move seems cool to me. With it being so much like the Wii controls, I can see developers adding it to existing games. You know, as an option. The price doesn't bother me, buy the bundle, a game, the joystick/nunchuk thingy. Having the option of Move support seems cool for a first time PS3 owner, well, that's my plan.
Posted by AgentJ
@Claude said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @Claude said:
" I know a lot of people respect the backwards compatible PS3, but I'm thinking about waiting for the Move Bundle with the slim. Playing Resident Evil 5 for the first time with Move seems like a lot of fun. Good gaming. "
No interest in the Move on my end. The cost of buying four of those wands on top of the control pad add-ons and camera, when I'm more concerned about getting more standard controllers first, is just too much for what I perceive as a small return. After all, how many developers are really going to make games for a peripheral that demanding? With the Wii everyone already has the controllers, but with the PS3 you're asking everyone to buy all new crap. Thats why things like the Motion Plus haven't taken off.  That said, wand controlled resident evil 5 does sound fun. "
Wii Sports Resort has probably sold over 16 million, so I would believe that many more Motion Plus attachments are out there. I blame the developers, most regular users have Motion Plus and want more. Plus, I hear they're coming.   Move seems cool to me. With it being so much like the Wii controls, I can see developers adding it to existing games. You know, as an option. The price doesn't bother me, buy the bundle, a game, the joystick/nunchuk thingy. Having the option of Move support seems cool for a first time PS3 owner, well, that's my plan. "
No, you're absolutely right. It IS the developers fault, and thats exactly what I'm saying. No one wants to make a game for a peripheral when the lack of that peripheral means lack of an audience. Same was true with the wii balance board. It would have to be near a 1-2 ratio (very least 1-3) of wii owners to balance board owners to get developers to be serious about developing for it, putting in the resources to make their games compatible. I don't blame them; In a market as volatile as the gaming industry, putting manpower on features that the majority of the console owners won't be using is a dangerous prospect. 
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Lucky you...I might just have to come over and murder you in your sleep so I can have a proper PS3

Posted by Tireyo

:( Lucky.

Edited by AgentJ
@wolf_blitzer85 said:

" Lucky you...I might just have to come over and murder you in your sleep so I can have a proper PS3 "

@Tireyo643 said:

" :( Lucky. "

What luck? ?Its called earning money and making sacrifices :P So what if I don't eat for a few weeks :P
Posted by Tireyo
@AgentJ:  Even if I didn't eat for a couple of weeks and made sacrifices, that still wouldn't help get me any money. = - ( You're lucky.
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I made the mistake of ordering a used backwards-compatible PS3 from Gamestop.  It arrived.  It didn't work.  Go figure, right?  Long story short, I ended up buying a non-BC PS3, and now have a huge stack of PS2 games I can't play because family asked me if they could buy my old PS2, and now I don't have the cash or the room for one.  Eh, I'll pick one up eventually, but for now, it's pretty frustrating to have forty or so games I can't play.
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Posted by AgentJ
@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:
" I made the mistake of ordering a used backwards-compatible PS3 from Gamestop.  It arrived.  It didn't work.  Go figure, right?  Long story short, I ended up buying a non-BC PS3, and now have a huge stack of PS2 games I can't play because family asked me if they could buy my old PS2, and now I don't have the cash or the room for one.  Eh, I'll pick one up eventually, but for now, it's pretty frustrating to have forty or so games I can't play. "
You "Ordered" it? Online? Seems to me that was the mistake. Or maybe I just got lucky with a working one. I've been playing Odin Sphere much of the afternoon and no problems so far. Thankfully. 
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw
@AgentJ said:
" @Sparky_Buzzsaw said:
" I made the mistake of ordering a used backwards-compatible PS3 from Gamestop.  It arrived.  It didn't work.  Go figure, right?  Long story short, I ended up buying a non-BC PS3, and now have a huge stack of PS2 games I can't play because family asked me if they could buy my old PS2, and now I don't have the cash or the room for one.  Eh, I'll pick one up eventually, but for now, it's pretty frustrating to have forty or so games I can't play. "
You "Ordered" it? Online? Seems to me that was the mistake. Or maybe I just got lucky with a working one. I've been playing Odin Sphere much of the afternoon and no problems so far. Thankfully.  "

Yup.  Online.  I know, I know - horrible, horrible mistake.  What's funny is that I usually never buy stuff used unless I absolutely have to or it's at a deeply discounted price (and even then, I usually only trust one shop because I know the owner).  But this time, impatience won out over my common sense.  Damn it.  Anyways, it's not like PS2's are going anywhere soon.  When I land another job and get a bigger place, I'll be able to get myself hooked up again.
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Posted by lead_farmer

Valkyria Chronicles, Uncharted 2, and Infamous are very good choices.  You an FPS player at all?

Posted by AgentJ
@lead_farmer said:
" Valkyria Chronicles, Uncharted 2, and Infamous are very good choices.  You an FPS player at all? "
Nope. Takes something pretty special for me to enjoy a FPS, and those usually have strong elements of other genres (Fallout 3, Bioshock, Metroid Prime)
Posted by TheHT

Demon's Souls for sure. It's not nearly as hard as people make it out to be.

Posted by TwoOneFive

lots of great PSN games to check out too!

Posted by get2sammyb
@AgentJ said:
" @luce said:
" Oh yeah! get Demon's Souls  If you're having trouble, and you have the American copy of DS I can practically walk you through the game "
@Spoonman671 said:
" I say you bitchslap FFXIII and White Knight Chronicles off that list and pick up Demon's Souls instead. "
I'll... consider Demons Souls. I get very tired and frustrated when I'm not making any progress though. Thats why I haven't picked up Disgaea in forever... "
I'm like that too, but there's something about Demon's Souls that doesn't make me hate it. I have NO patience with games, I'm the type of person who plays them on Easy because I just want to enjoy them. But seriously, as hard as Demon's Souls is (and it is hard), you can't really hate it. It's also a little bit brilliant.
Posted by Halberdierv2

hurry up and get super street fighter 4. i want some practice.

Posted by auspiciousqueue

I'm still holding out. But I think your story will sound familiar here in a couple months...

Posted by AgentJ
@Halberdierv2 said:
" hurry up and get super street fighter 4. i want some practice. "
Sorry, I already have it... For the 360
I will be buying it again, but not for the PS3. (See: 3DS)
@auspiciousqueue said:
" I'm still holding out. But I think your story will sound familiar here in a couple months... "

I don't know if there's that many BC PS3s to go around! (/Smartass-ery)
Posted by iam3green

well welcome to the club : )
 
it is going to be great now that you have a ps3. you can do everything with it.

Posted by AgentJ
@iam3green said:
" well welcome to the club : )  it is going to be great now that you have a ps3. you can do everything with it. "
So I've heard :P
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