It's been a long time since I logged in. For the scant few who have any recollection of me: I'm still working on my math phd. So the subject line can also describe my dating life. Or attempts at one. But the existence of this message would indicate there currently isn't much of one. Anyhoo:
Since PS3 prices are finally being slashed, I picked a Last of Us / 500gb pack quite cheap. I noticed Sony's being quite generous with their franchises, packaging every game in a series in a single package for 20-30$. I did pick up the Metal Gear collection, though, which was 50$. Ah well.
Anyway, this is what I got, which will keep me busy for a while:
* God of War saga (the one with GOW 1-3 and the PSP games)
* The Last of Us (pack-in)
* Metal Gear Legacy (every canonical metal gear game, sans Rising)
* Killzone Trilogy
Right now I'm really only playing LBP, Killzone1&2, and MGS4. What are some other last gen console exclusives I should really check out? I haven't touched the Last of Us, but its praise is high. I wanted to hold back until I'm done with some of the games I was excited about (LBP, MGS4) and get good and tired of em til I try something new.
Anyway, what are the other things I should check out? When I waste enough hours of the above to tire of them, I'm thinking of:
* Resistance Trilogy
* Heavy Rain (heard it's like Shenmue)
* Ico collection
* I was never a huge Final Fantasy fan, but liked 1, 4, and 7 as a kid. Is the HD FFX/FFX-2 good? Is FF 13 worth the hours? Are these "modern" ones grindy or are they faster paced?
* Demon's Souls
* GTA 5--I liked GTA 4, to the extent I played it on my PC. (I hated every GTA before that) the problem was the damn save system was unforgiving--you'd have to drive halfway across town to re-try a mission most of the time. Did they fix this? Also, the shooting mechanics were wack in GTA 4 (both with 360 controller and Keyboard/mouse)--I heard they just outright used the Max Payne 3 code for this. Is this fixed?
* Uncharted Trilogy (They have 1&2 packed together... a few months all three will be 20$ I bet)
* LBP2. Is it worth it if I have LBP1?
Also, some other opinions:
* Is the PS move worth it, if I can get the cam + both sides of the controller for 40-50$ or less? Some of the FPS's use it, which was great on the Goldeneye remake on the Wii. Are there any good Wii-type games exclusive to the PS3 that use this? Or is it a waste of money?
* I have most of the "good" consoley games that are available on the PC via steam (Max Payne 3, Mortal Kombat, Super SF4, Dark Souls, etc).
But since you already own several of the PS2 remastered collections and appear to be planning to acquire the best one of them all, how about adding the Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, and Sly Cooper collections to your list? Can't go wrong with any of those and none cost very much. I think I averaged about $10 each although most were bought during Black Friday sales.
And for classic compilations, Midway Arcade Origins, Pinball Hall of Fame: The William's Collection (Although if you have any interest in Pinball Arcade, these tables were enhanced and also released there), and Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection are top notch and all are cheap. Less than $40 probably would net you new copies of all three.
And 3D Dot Game Heroes is a fun game with a lot of appeal for the classic gamer (Especially if you enjoy the Zelda franchise). And as a side benefit, it's also quite cheap.
I'd definitely recommend GTA V, the save system is MUCH more forgiving this time around, you get several mid-mission checkpoints(and you also have the option of skipping a mission altogether if you fail it enough times), the shooting mechanics are also greatly improved, the characters special abilties(Michael's focused aim and Trevor's rampage mode) certainly help out quite a bit.
Also if you weren't a fan of IV's realistic driving physics, V's are more comfortable and less rigid, they're more along the lines of driving mechanics or the Saints Row series.
If you're a Shenmue fan, you'll probably enjoy Heavy Rain.
Some other possible titles to consider:
Time Crisis 4 and Razing Storm
Ratchet And Clank Future series
Sly 4: Thieves In Time
I like a lot of the Wii games though, when it came out. I loved Goldeneye, just the awesome feeling of actually holding a gun with precise aiming.
also, I'd appreciate it if someone commented on the FF10 HD compilation and FF13--are these fun, harken back to the ol' FF2/4 on the SNES or FF7? I heard they're more like Chrono Trigger, where they don't have those annoying encounters.
I enjoyed how Metal Gear Peace Walker and Deus Ex 3 handled grinding and leveling up. Will this just be "pace around and a village and slay monsters for a few hours, go back to village and buy health, rinse, repeat" like the old FF's, or is even the grinding fun? I don't have the patience for this any more.
Hot Shots Golf, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Earth Defense Force 2025 (I think that came out for PS3) are some other fun games from some different genres.
I've got the Move controllers. You can use them with Killzone 3, Medieval Moves, and the Sports Champions (1 & 2) are fun games. Lightgun-style games like Time Crisis:Razing Storm work well with it. I've also tried the Cooking Mama style game Order Up, which is fun. They're not essential, but if you can find them fairly cheap, you might want to give them a shot.
Thanks for the suggestions. I generally am not a driving fan except for mario kart. There was one that was meant to be "mario kart, but rated M!!!!!". Was that Blur?
if anyone can tell me what Japanese RPG's are any good, I'd appreciate it. The market saturation is as bad as FPS's, impossible to find which few are any fun.
Watch some video reviews of the InFamous series. It's one of my favorites. In fact, InFamous 2 is one of my favorite games of the 7th generation. Like other "trilogies," Sony packed InFamous 1, InFamous 2 and InFamous: Festival of Blood into the InFamous Collection. I highly recommend it.
I'd also recommend the Far Cry Collection, which contains Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Far Cry 2 is okay, but FC3 and (the previously download only) Blood Dragon are top drawer open-world shooters. Awesome stuff. Speaking of shooters, you mentioned the Resistance Trilogy and you should definitely get it. Resistance: Fall of Man is showing it's age (2006 launch title) but it's still a solid game. And the series got better with each installment. Resistance 3 is one of the greatest and most under-appreciated FPS games of all-time, imo. Buy that trilogy with confidence.
After you play through some of the more obvious stuff and you're willing to go further down the PS3 rabbit hole, look into 3D Dot Game Heroes, Ni No Kuni, Dragon's Crown, Tales of Xilia, Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time, Journey, Beyond: Two Souls, Demon's Souls...
You've got a LOOOOOOT of catching up to do! Enjoy it. It's a great system with the best exclusive library, easily.
I thought Blood Drive was the M-rated Mario Kart clone.
For non-exclusive titles, I would recommend these games:
50 Cent: Blood On The Sand
Aliens Vs. Predator
Alone In The Dark
Army Of Two series
Batman: Arkham series
COD: Modern Warfare and Black Ops series as well as Ghosts
Call Of Juarez series
Conflict: Denied Ops
Dead Rising 2
Dead Space series
Dead To Rights Retribution
Devil May Cry 4
Duke Nuken Forever
Fallout 3 and New Vegas
Far Cry 2 and 3
Fist Of The North star: Ken's Rage 1 and 2
Front Mission Evolved
James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Just Cause 2
Kane and Lynch series
Lost Planet series
Mass Effect series
Medal Of Honor
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metro: Last Light
Ninja Gaiden series
No More Heroes
Operation Flashpoint series
Prototype 1 and 2
Red Faction series
Resident Evil series
Saints Row series
Saw 1 and 2
Silent Hill series
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 1 and 2
Soldier Of Fortune: Payback
Sonic Unleashed and Generations
Spec Ops: The Line
The Bourne Conspiracy
The Darkness 1 and 2
Ghost Recon series
Rainbow Six series
Splinter Cell series
Tomb Raider series
Also more exclusives I forgot to mention: the Yakuza series.
Fifty wrote a book he coauthored with Robert Greene, the well-known intellectual who wrote a book based on the writings of Sun Tzu, von Clausewitz, etc., "The 48 Laws of Power". The 50 Cent/Greene collaboration is called "The 50th Law".
50 studied Greene's book, as well as Sun Tzu et al., and used those ideas to raise up within the music industry. I don't know much about rap, but he's kind of regarded as a philosopher-king among the rap music industry.
Only a philosopher-king of hiphop would go for a Gears of War knockoff based on himself, hahaha. Can't imagine any other philosopher-king allowing this: Can you imagine George Washington and Thomas Jefferson allowing their likenesses to be used in a co-op shooter? Che Guevara, no matter your view of him, would have certainly not authorized the old NES shooter where he's the main character, "Guerilla War". (Look that one up)