By Slaker117 46 Comments
So after wanting one for over a year, I finally gave in and bought a 160GB PS3 Slim for $250. For the first time since the PS1/ N64 days, I'm a mutli-console owner. So that's cool. I don't really know why I waited till now to pull the trigger, I guess the hype around E3 got to me. Seeing games that I thought looked really cool and knowing I couldn't play them on my tried and true Xbox 360 was frustrating. I knew I had to do it eventually to stay relevant, and the longer I waited, the more I would hate myself when the next generation came around to make my purchase obsolete. But nevermind that, now I need games.
I don't want to say this was an impulse buy because I have been thinking about it for a while and hunted for a good deal, but perhaps didn't do all my research when it came to the back catalog. As someone who follows gaming, I'm of course familiar with the heavy hitters like Uncharted and God of War 3, but I'm curious as to what smaller titles I might have missed. Retail or downloadable, what games that never got their time in the spotlight are worth owning? Also, what games from early on are still meaningful? MGS4 was cool back when it was new, but is it still novel in today's landscape? And as someone who has spent some time playing shooters like CoD and Halo, does Killzone 3 do enough different to be of value to me? Or Little Big Planet, it has amazing community features, but is worth it if I don't plan on going deep into that stuff? I need answers!
I'm open to all recommendations for PS3 exclusive titles, but specifically I would like to hear from 360 and PS3 owners who can give a perspective on games that set PlayStation apart. I bought this for the standouts, so show me an experience I can't get anywhere else.
UDATE: So this is what I'm hearing.