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Starters for inaugural PS3 season selected

As any gamer worth his salt on GB knows, I gave in a few weeks ago and finally picked up a Playstation 3. But, at the time, I didn't buy any games. That changed today, when I took advantage of Gamestop's buy two get one free deal and picked up the 5 games that convinced me to buy the console in the first place.  

Personal PS3 Collections

 (left on my PS3 wishlist are Demon's Souls, White knight Chronicles, FFXIII, and maybe Heavenly Sword.)
1. Valkyria Chronicles

This is the game I wanted most for the PS3. The unique style, combined with the unique gameplay mechanics, made the package incredibly appealing. In retrospect, I probably should have bought this one new in order to support the studio that made it (the game didn't sell well) but either way I'm happy I've got it. This will be the first game I actually play.

2. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

This is the first game that I really wanted for the PS3, and for a long time it was the only one. I've always been interested in the plight of Solid Snake, and will get to this as soon as I play 2 and 3.

3. Heavy Rain

I am in the process of playing Indigo Prophecy at this moment. As soon as I saw this game at PAX 09 last year, I knew I wanted this game. I was initially skeptical when the game was first announced, because all the focus was on the graphical prowess, making the term "uncanny valley" a term frequently connected with the current gen. Over time, the game lost the creepy realism, but more of the game play was revealed, and thats when I became more interested.

4. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

I'm pretty much buying this because it comes before Uncharted 2, and I don't play narrative-based series out of order.

5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Theres really not much that needs to be said here, since U2 is easily the highest rated game on the console. I didn't enjoy what I played of the demo at PAX (too much Assassins Creed climbing for my taste) but with all the critical praise the game has received, I'm willing to give it a second chance.

6. inFamous

This was almost a throw-in. When the game was initially announced I was pretty interested in the idea of an electric super anti-hero. Almost like the Static Shock game that doesn't exist yet, but should. But when I saw videos of the game, I realized that it was essentially another third person shooter. In fact, nearly all of these games are third person shooters. And this fact was one that turned me off of the PS3 library for a long while (in conjunction with a number of other things).