PS3 ordered..

Just a small update from me to let you all know I finally caved and ordered myself a PS3 yesterday, thought I have been fighting it for a while now I just felt the games coming up were looking good and the  urge to play through Solid Snakes final mission was getting to strong to resist!

With it I have got myself MGS4, Little Big Planet, Madden 09 and Saints Row 2 as well as an extra controller and a few bits I went out to buy today. Was going to buy myself a headset but preordered SOCOM Confrontation instead which comes packaged with it (Not released in the UK for almost 2 months!). So really I wanted to know what you guys think of the PS3, and what games should I pick up for it?

I have to say I never thought I would like LBP but having played it for a few hours over a friends house I quite enjoyed the charming mechanic and I am really loving User generated content games right now.

Another great factor in getting a PS3 was the fact I still have a few of my classic PS2 games sitting on a shelf that I am hoping to break out soon. (Final Fantasy 7-12, Driver games, All Metal Gear Solid Releases, Gran Turismo 3 - All games I played constantly way back when!) 

So all in all I am quite happy, I think I waited long enough for the games to be a bit better priced and could have waited a little longer for the console to go down in pricve later in the year but hey, I still love my 360 and dont think anything Sony has to offer on the online multiplayer option has anything to come near to the great Xbox Live releases that are around, so my Xbox wont get forgotten!

Ill post a longer blog in the next couple of days. Letting you all know what I am playing.

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Posted by Stealthoneill

Just a small update from me to let you all know I finally caved and ordered myself a PS3 yesterday, thought I have been fighting it for a while now I just felt the games coming up were looking good and the  urge to play through Solid Snakes final mission was getting to strong to resist!

With it I have got myself MGS4, Little Big Planet, Madden 09 and Saints Row 2 as well as an extra controller and a few bits I went out to buy today. Was going to buy myself a headset but preordered SOCOM Confrontation instead which comes packaged with it (Not released in the UK for almost 2 months!). So really I wanted to know what you guys think of the PS3, and what games should I pick up for it?

I have to say I never thought I would like LBP but having played it for a few hours over a friends house I quite enjoyed the charming mechanic and I am really loving User generated content games right now.

Another great factor in getting a PS3 was the fact I still have a few of my classic PS2 games sitting on a shelf that I am hoping to break out soon. (Final Fantasy 7-12, Driver games, All Metal Gear Solid Releases, Gran Turismo 3 - All games I played constantly way back when!) 

So all in all I am quite happy, I think I waited long enough for the games to be a bit better priced and could have waited a little longer for the console to go down in pricve later in the year but hey, I still love my 360 and dont think anything Sony has to offer on the online multiplayer option has anything to come near to the great Xbox Live releases that are around, so my Xbox wont get forgotten!

Ill post a longer blog in the next couple of days. Letting you all know what I am playing.

Edited by get2sammyb

Uh-oh. The only thing I'd say is (and I'm sure you realise) not all PS3 models are backwards compatible.

I recommend Wipeout HD from the PSN Store but there are tons of similar threads to this with plenty of recommendations.

Congrats on the PS3 by the way, it's a great system.

Posted by Mercator

Just make sure the model you ordered if fully backward compatible if you are serious about playing those old games.

Posted by JonnyAvacado

Awesome man, definite congrats!  Yeah, the only thing is that if you purchased a new model, none of them are backwards compatible.  But like Sammy said, I am sure you already know that...have fun with that PS3 bro!

Posted by PenguinDust

Wipeout HD is good, but I recommend Everyday Shooter, if you haven't played it on the PC yet.  Be sure to check out Uncharted, if you can.  I suggest a rental for that title if that option is available to you in the UK.  Also, Burnout Paradise performs very well on the PS3 but you may want to look at Motorstorm 2.  I haven't tried that title, yet, so I can't suggest it, but I did play the original, and it's not worth you time.

Also, rent or buy a couple of Blu-ray movies.  At first, the level of detail may be jarring, but once you get used to it, you'll never feel as comfortable watching films in any other format.  Becareful though, because not all Blu-rays are crafted with the same level of quality.

By the way, I play my 360 and PS3 about an equal amount of time.

Oops! Need to add, get your butt to HOME...then go make a sandwich and never bother with it again.

Posted by CitizenKane
Posted by DeVeAn
  • Uncharted
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Valkirya Chronicles
  • Rachet and Clank ToD
  • Naruto UNS
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma

Those are a few I recommend
Posted by Hexpane
Mercator said:
"Just make sure the model you ordered if fully backward compatible if you are serious about playing those old games."
There is no such thing as 100% BC for PS3.  I have a 60gb and it is 99.1% fully BC, sadly some of my fav games are not BC on it.
The later 80gb models are about 85% BC.
Current models are 0% BC
Posted by Jensonb

Yeah, unfortunately your PS3 (Like mine) will have no capability to play PS2 Games.

Sorry!

Posted by Gizmo

My ordered PS3 is coming this week as well, at least, I hope it is.

Edited by StaticFalconar
Hexpane said:
"Mercator said:
"Just make sure the model you ordered if fully backward compatible if you are serious about playing those old games."
There is no such thing as 100% BC for PS3.  I have a 60gb and it is 99.1% fully BC, sadly some of my fav games are not BC on it.
The later 80gb models are about 85% BC.
Current models are 0% BC"
Really, maybe I just don't have as rich of a library of PS2 games as you do, but the ten or so PS2 games i played on the PS3 (back when the PS3 had no games), was all BC. Which games did you find not being to play on your PS3? (btw, games like guitar hero don't really count since its more of controller issue and not game issue.)


EDIT: I got the 60 gig version btw.
Posted by Stanford

Good job.  Get Burnout Paradise

Posted by LiquidPrince

Congratulations.