Okay I broke - I got myself a PS3

19 replies [Last post]
Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
Nothing wrong with liking

Nothing wrong with liking the PS3 over the Xbox 360. Both have their pluses and minuses, and those pluses and minuses even vary by territory. If you must own only one, you can't go wrong with either in my opinion. I really like them both a lot. The Wii is what it is, it's own thing, and you'll either love it or be indifferent to it.

I never favored the Dual Shock controllers myself. I particularly never liked the triggers. The Xbox systems have always had great triggers, which was always my preferred way of controlling racing games (gas/brake). The Xbox 360 controllers are certainly not perfect (especially the horrible d-pad), but for my hands, it's probably still the best overall controller to date. Again, I have nothing against the Dual Shock, particularly the Dual Shock 3.

Unless there's something technological that the PS3 does better with a game (rare, and often it's the other way around since the 360 is usually the lead platform on multi-platform), I ALWAYS go for the 360 version simply because of the tightly integrated achievements, online and gamerscore. That was a stroke of genius on MS's part. Of course, there are exceptions, like me getting the collector's edition of Fallout 3 for the PS3 instead of the Xbox 360 because I was able to get that version for a steal.

Books!
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.
[About Me]

n/a
clok1966
Offline
Joined: 01/21/2009
I know Im the odd duck but I

I know Im the odd duck but I prefer my PS3 to my 360. I have always prefred the ps1-ps2-ps3 controler, again, I seem to be in ht minority on that. I think i prefer it as I have been useing it so long (i had a ps1 on launch day and played it non stop for a couple years). Not that the 360 control is bad, its nice, I just prefer the Sony one. As for games, Other then the Wii, SOny has alwasy (IMHO) had the "strange" games, not alwasy a good thing, but some where very entertaining. MS has based the 360 on halo (for all intents its a single franchise that drives the system). Now they seem to push Gears alot (just another FPS to me), possibly a great marketing goal, press the 20 something collage boy crowd, as if i remeber right, they are the largest player base (makes perfect sense). But then I look at Wii, took a chance on the quirky and won big. MS has "ALWAYS" played follow the leader, and has more money then any 3 of there competitors, so it either buys (rumored to have paid more for GTA exclusives then the game has traditionaly made on its own for a singel release cycle, netting Rockstar basicly 2X as much as they normally would have made (cant blame um for that)) or throws so much money at somthing it alwasy wins (if it wants too). errr... sorry my anit MS rant has overshadowed my point. I think the PS3 has some good "odd" titles, just going to list the PS3 only ones. Folklore is a very interesting Action RPG i would suggest checking out, its quirky enough i might suggest a Rental before a purchase. Valkyria Chronicles of course! I had played a few "gun" RPG's and had no interest, and kept hearing how VC was so wonderfull and resisted. I fnally found it for $19 on closeout and picked it up. IMHO it might be the best or close to the best game for the system (depending on game style you like). It marketed like a RPG, but I honeslty wouldnt list it like that, you do level up and such, but its more a tactical shooter with RPG elemnets. Its not real time, but turned based. Naughty Dogs game Uncharted is also very good (but other systems have games like this) but the comments "its like playing a movie" is pretty acurate and not just "talk" when describing this game. WARHAWK is also a blast if you like online gaming. desague 3 is fun, but looks very 1990 graphics wise (but I liked this RPG in its earlier releases, so that may be a personal thing). I also Liked Genji (but this game is like a million others). heavenly Sword was fun, but way to short and IMHO the dificuilty ramped in a nasty way, it went from easy on one screen to "hard" on the next, no in between. Still a good game (but again, not really a game you havent seen before). Dark Ledgends is just A side scroll beat um up set in 3D with RPG style level ups (I loved it) but nothing original.. but that doesnt mean its not fun. Little Big Planet, played it alot more then I would have guessed, and downloadable levels ROCKS! Excellent Old school fun ( it really is just a side scroller run/jump game with a world builder built in. Rchet and Clank, as good as most reviews say, ramps up the fun in a nice fashion and is very fun to just look at. Motorstorm- IM A HUGE RACER fan (prefer stuff that is very realistic, Nascar is probebly the one i prefer the most as Im a nut for the actual thing) is a good game, i can see where some do and dont like it. Its not realistic, huge air jumps, etc.. but I like it and played it quite a bit when i got my PS3. I think its one of the best looking offroad racers, and when you play it a bit and get the hang of it, can really get your heart pumping. And the last... I'm not a big FPS fan on consoles (IMHO PC FPS are so far ahead of console ones its not funny, but now days they are all ported as it seems FPS are the "hot game") so i saved them for last. Resistance 1 and 2 and Killzone 2 where all fun (and yes I think resistance has alot more "fun factor" then halo, but understand thats simple opinion). Yes Killzone one is missing.. I thought it was bad.

One last note after that novel length post (now i know why you all do video) I must admit I buy most cross platform games on my 360 (another release day purchase, that thankfully hasnt RROD) simply becuase I purchase 95% of my games used or on closeout and they are almost alwasy $10+ cheaper then the PS3 versions. I buy alot on E-bay (note for people looking for a good deal) or WWW.HALF.COM. From my watching the PS3 version is almost considerbly more money. My guess is as there are less PS3's there are less for sale, hence the price is higher...but thats only a guess.

Mark Vergeer
Mark Vergeer's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
Login name

PS3: MarkVergeer | Xbox 360: Lactobacillus P | Wii: 8151 3435 8469 3138
Armchair arcade Editor | Pixellator | www.markvergeer.nl

n/a
Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
I tried desperately to get

I tried desperately to get into Motorstorm because I'm a racing game fan, but I found it too unforgiving and was not overly impressed by the visuals (though they were definitely nice). I didn't try the second one yet, though.

Based on the commercials, the cockpit view of the new Need for Speed game sets a new standard in visuals. Amazing stuff. Of course I really don't like cockpit views myself for actual racing, preferring a third person perspective.

Books!
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

n/a
Mark Vergeer
Mark Vergeer's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
Not so much an EA sports game fan

Hodwy Rowdy, rest assured I am not a keen EA sports game fan. Racers, shmups, arcade games and rpg's are more my thing. Even the odd FPS - especially when it has adventure / storyline tendencies.

I have played the Motorstorm games and I must say I like the 2nd version the best. Excellent games btw.

Xbox 360: Lactobacillus P | Wii: 8151 3435 8469 3138
Armchair arcade Editor | Pixellator | www.markvergeer.nl

n/a
Rowdy Rob
Rowdy Rob's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/04/2006
Mark, you are...

Mark, you are so cool! When I grow up, I want to be just like you!

As for your question of "Does Project Gotham Racing's" Tokyo setting resemble the real Tokyo? I'm going to say "No." There's too many trees, the sky is too blue, there's not enough neon signs, and the roads are too straight! No traffic jams, no masses of pedestrians, no trains, etc. It just looks too open, and not crowded like I recall Tokyo being.

Plus, it looks like they threw in some "Pagoda" temple buildings to drive through just to make it look a bit Japanese. I don't recall any major roads going through the middle of a temple.

Still, Project Gotham is a cool racer, visually, but it's not my fave.

I rate MUCH higher the PS3's MOTORSTORM. I've played this a bunch on my friend's PS3, and it looks, plays, and sounds great! The physics are very cool, and the graphics are definitely pushing photoreal! Definitely the coolest racer I've played in a long while, perhaps ever! If you like racers, you should have no problem enjoying this one!

Avoid EA Sports games on the PS3. Unless they've upgraded recently, they're only 720p, and do not really push the HD envelope.

oj hpmoj o+ 6uo73q 3Jv 3svq jnoh 77V

Catatonic
Offline
Joined: 05/20/2006
Glad she's happy. :-)

Glad she's happy. :-)

Mark Vergeer
Mark Vergeer's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
Well not so much impulse.....

I've been eyeing the PS3 for years/months always had good excuses not to get one...... er well the wife has been playing 'Flower' on it for the past 1.5 hours so she's pleased too.....

I had the money saved but still...

Xbox 360: Lactobacillus P | Wii: 8151 3435 8469 3138
Armchair arcade Editor | Pixellator | www.markvergeer.nl

n/a
Catatonic
Offline
Joined: 05/20/2006
You spent around €400 on

You spent around €400 on an impulse purchase? Keep it hidden under your desk. :-)

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.