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#1 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@blacklagoon: I hope I didn't make it sound like "graphics are all that matter" I just didn't care for the bland coloring of the art style. I know that seems a bit picky of a thing to complain about, but it was what made me stop playing. If memory serves right the game was Ys: The Ark of Napishtim...I think.

#2 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@believer258: From the description, no I don't have my Vita yet, it says Model Number: 91001. I'm assuming the 1001 signifies it being the earlier OLED model. I don't think it makes much difference since I've never played a Vita before but am just curious as to which I'll be getting.

#3 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

I don't want to over do it with Persona since I'll be playing 4 pretty soon. Though if I can get the others and play them on the PS3 then I might try and do that down the road.

I was looking at the new Ys game, but I remember playing one of the past games in the series and not liking the graphical art style...it just looked a little bland to me which turned me off from finishing. I saw screenshots of the new one and they seem very similar with art direction. Maybe when it goes down in price or gets put as a Plus game.

I will be getting Dragon's Crown eventually, but probably for the PS3. Muramasa looked interesting from what little I've seen of it, at first I thought it was a fighting game which I'm not a fan, but the more I saw of it the more it might be right up my alley.

I did see Valhalla Kinghts 3 and will be getting that sooner or later. Is this game like a Monster Hunter type thing?

I already own and have played it too death, SoTN, so I'm good there.

I saw Demon Gaze on Amazon and am intrigued, though all I know of it is that it done very well in Japan. Still keeping my eye on it.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. If you've got more keep'em coming...the more the merrier.

I do have one question if someone wouldn't mind answering. Did they already launch the new Vita's with the LCD screens? Mine said it was OLED when ordering but I know how companies like to copy and paste descriptions. Does anyone know of a list of the different Vita models and info about each one?

#4 Edited by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

I finally fell down the rabbit hole of getting a Vita. I figured since I have a PS4 I might as well, since they're supposed to be pretty great together. It comes with a 8gb card but will be getting a 32gb card in the next week or two because of all the games I've accumulated from Plus. I've bought Persona 4 Golden, which of course was a no-brainer, but I find myself searching for other role-playing games to collect. Anyone got any suggestions on good RPG games for the Vita? I love JRPGs and constantly see several that I don't know about yet want to tryout. I prefer action-RPGs but will try anything as long as it's good. So, anyone got suggestions?

#5 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@themanwithnoplan: I meant getting the game when the game launches, but I can see how you thought I meant the PS4 launch...though that would be pretty awesome if it were a launch game.

@donutfever: @benny: The Borderland type loot is one of the reasons why I want the game. I just hope I see a level of Guild Wars 2 type chaos in this game while also allowing me to play online co-op with a friend of mine. Which leaves me with another question. Have they spoke of number of players that can play together? I really only want to play with one other person...well, besides the MMO type battles, I guess my concern is being locked out because I don't have enough friends that play.

#6 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

So far I like what I see, or what I've looked at that is, with this game, and am hoping to get it for the PS4 around when it launches. Though, I think I know what it is, I'm still questioning if my understanding is correct. So Destiny is a co-op FPS with MMO type elements added in? Is that right? Basically the way I see it is that the game will allow you to play with friends against AI through the story but littered about the game world are MMO type boss battles that open the game for you and strangers to take down whatever the obstacle.

#7 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@damodar: Yes, the circuit board on the every PS3 disc drive are paired with the system board of that console, which is why if you buy a replacement drive they don't come with the circuit board.

#8 Edited by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@spiritgod said:

@subject2change said:

Go on eBay and look up your PS3 Model # and Disc Drive. How sony does the Refurbs is they send you the same model or a better model; so if they sent you an 80GB you probably have the MGS4 Bundle or the one that came after that, which had no BC.

You can find the different SKUS here; http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/SKU_Models

Replacement Laser shouldn't be that expensive on eBay.

My model number is the same as my original 60GB PS3, the disc drive in the refurbished model they sent back looks nothing like the 60GB disc drive. It looks more like the disc drive replacement for every fat model after the 60Gb launch model. I still have my four USB slots in the front and I still have the media reader hidden behind the flap in the front. If I hadn't had opened up the console I would have assumed everything was for the original 60GB model, but the disc drive has the system board inside the dive itself, where the original drive was placed just outside of the drive in plain view. I've thought about just replacing the laser, but the more I think about it the more I want to get the entire drive...besides the system board.

There was an 80GB Model that had 4 Ports, it's the MGS4 Bundle version as well as the Motorstorm Bundle. The difference between it and the 60GB Launch was that it was Software emulation for PS2 vs hardware based.

If you know you are on a 60GB Launch model, get the drive for that. It could of been sony running out of drives for the 60 or they messed up; heck it could be why it failed so quickly.

Not that I'm not trying to take your advice, it's just that those two drives, the 60GB and the every other model after the 60GB model, look different. The 60GB model drive has both the grey and black cable and a small ribbon cable on the left side, while mine has the grey and black cable on the left side but the small ribbon cable on the right, while I also think the size of the ribbon cables are different sizes but it's hard to tell from pictures. If I buy the 60GB disc drive then I'll more than likely not be able to hook it up properly since the ribbon cables are at different ends.

What I think Sony did was take a launch 60GB model, and yes mine is a CECHA01, and married it with a KEM-410ACA drive, which were the drives placed in every fat PS3 after the 60GB model; or they could have simply put in a 80GB model with the shell of the original 60GB case, and possibly added the media reader (not sure if the 80GB had the media reader).

I'm going to go ahead and get the KEM-410ACA drive and call it a day.

#9 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

Go on eBay and look up your PS3 Model # and Disc Drive. How sony does the Refurbs is they send you the same model or a better model; so if they sent you an 80GB you probably have the MGS4 Bundle or the one that came after that, which had no BC.

You can find the different SKUS here; http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/SKU_Models

Replacement Laser shouldn't be that expensive on eBay.

My model number is the same as my original 60GB PS3, the disc drive in the refurbished model they sent back looks nothing like the 60GB disc drive. It looks more like the disc drive replacement for every fat model after the 60Gb launch model. I still have my four USB slots in the front and I still have the media reader hidden behind the flap in the front. If I hadn't had opened up the console I would have assumed everything was for the original 60GB model, but the disc drive has the system board inside the dive itself, where the original drive was placed just outside of the drive in plain view. I've thought about just replacing the laser, but the more I think about it the more I want to get the entire drive...besides the system board.

#10 Edited by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@pessh: You're probably right. I just remember that I was 5-10 days over the warranty and the console's disc drive stopped working, and customer service was less than sympathetic to my woes. Yeah, the warranty ended, but I couldn't help but feel cheated that Sony couldn't back their work, and it almost felt like the console was on a timer...just my paranoia I guess.

I'm still hopeful that I just need a different part.

*update* I think I found the solution, but wanted to still ask on these boards first. It looks like Sony gave me a modified 80GB PS3. Not sure how I can check if the BC is hardware or software. Or they could have just placed a 80GB console disc drive into a 60GB model, but from what I've seen I need the 80GB disc drive as a replacement. Has anyone dealt with anything like this before? Is Sony running out of parts for the original 60GB PS3s and just mix matching from various PS3 models? Is there anyway to be sure of what part number I need, as I've seen three: KEM-410ACA, KEM-410AAA, and KES-410A, or does only the system board for the drive matter?