Ok fellas, the time has finally come...

BobSilencieux

Well-Known Member
#1
I've been a very happy, very satisfied Nintendo-only gamer for the last 6 years or more. I was aware that i was missing out on some great games, but i always had enough - including a reasonably sizeable backlog - to keep me going. But after E3 2013, something changed. I have fallen into a deep malaise, and the only way out of it that i can see... is to buy a PS3. I'm way too poor for a PS4, and i will never buy another Microsoft product, so, despite my reservations over Sony's horribly unergonomic controller, i have kind-of made a decision. The purpose of this thread is to get as much advice as possible from you fine fellows before i lay out the moolah. I have many questions, so let's get started, eh? Any and all help is greatly appreciated; you guys are the best!
[list type=decimal][*]What the hell is the deal with the SKUs? There's like 20 of them! I have my eye on a 12GB SuperSlim which is £139 on Amazon - does that seem reasonable to you?[*]Games, games, games. Uhh... where do i start? I know i want to play the Dead Space games, the Bioshocks and the Portals. Is Portal 1 on PS3? Do i need to play every entry in those franchises?[*]I have missed a lot of critically acclaimed games from the PS2 & PS3. ICO collection? God Of War collection? HD remakes of PS2 games?? Which ones do i need?[*]Is there a retail WipeOut on PS3? If not, will the 12GB model be enough for WipeOut HD (if it's DL-only), Journey, and any other DL games i might want?[*]Which DL games might i want?Platinum collection any good?What games do i absolutely have to HAVE TO play? (Aside from MGS, GT, COD, Uncharted, and all sports games - i have precisely ZERO interest in any of them.)Anything else i need to know about the system, or even about non-Nintendo gaming before i jump in?Or anything else you want to tell me?[/list type=decimal]
Like i said, thanks in advance for any feedback. :)>-
 
#2
The only PS3 SKU that's got something majorly different excluding how it looks is the original 60GB model that has backwards compatibility but that' sa really old model by now and would be hard to get a hold of anyway.
 
#3
The ps3 is a very nice choice, I dare to say you can use the next 4+ years trying to catch up.

My personal advice is for you to play the bioshocks (play the three of them, it's a nice ride and these are not long games, you can be done in a week or two), don't miss the soul games (Demon's y dark), if you are into fps, then killzone is great, I never cared about the story or characters, but the weapons, environments, and the visceral fight are great. With resistance, start with the second. The first is a little crude for today's standards.

Both Crysis are fairly good, as well as far cry 3. Don't be scared to try skyrim, it's been corrected for the most part.

Beware of the ps2 collections, while the games are good, you may get spoiled by graphics and mechanics of this gen.

Dead space 1 and 2 are great, the first one is one of the few survival horror out there. Haven't played 3 yet.

I do believe God of war is a must.
 

EvilTw1n

Even my henchmen think I'm crazy.
Moderator
#4
Heh, I feel you on the controller. I'm house sitting, and my friends have a PS3, so I'm playing Bioshock Infinite, and I had forgotten just how much I don't care for the Dual Shock.

And yes, you must play Bioshock. As well as Infinite (I think you can even buy a version of Infinite that includes the original). HD collections are only necessary if you've never played any of those PS2 games, but some do have a lot going for them (Team Ico collection irons out the framerate in Shadow of the Colossus, plus lets you play Ico, which had been hard to find for years).

I'd go for the Super Slim 12 GB (and may in the future), but that's because there's such a ridiculous catalog of non-DL games that I wouldn't have time to get through all of them. If you're gonna look at a lot of DLC, the Slim 120GB is probably up your ally.

[But I'd also say to look at the games that are coming to Wii U, just in the next six months. Multi-plat wise, we'll get Watch_Dogs, Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed IV, Dues Ex, Rayman Legends, Scribblenauts, COD and indies. For exclusives, we get Pikmin 3, Sonic, W101, NSLU, WW HD, DK and 3D World. You will have a Wii U backlog in very short order. Then 2014 will roll around and we'll get the real heavy hitters.]
 
#5
If you're getting a PS3 you'll probably want to get PS+ because it's a great value scheme. If you have PS+ then you'll want more than 12GB because you'll be downloading full games (and 12GB might not be enough regardless over a period of time unless you want be deleting stuff all the time.) Right now if you have PS+ you can download Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD & Demon’s Souls for free and there will new games to download for free every month.
Amazon has a pretty good deal on the PS3 slim 500GB. You get the 500GB PS3, Uncharted 3, Gran Turismo 5 and some triggers for £199. You can also get some other games at a discounted price.
 

BobSilencieux

Well-Known Member
#7
If you're getting a PS3 you'll probably want to get PS+ because it's a great value scheme. If you have PS+ then you'll want more than 12GB because you'll be downloading full games (and 12GB might not be enough regardless over a period of time unless you want be deleting stuff all the time.) Right now if you have PS+ you can download Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD & Demon’s Souls for free and there will new games to download for free every month.
Amazon has a pretty good deal on the PS3 slim 500GB. You get the 500GB PS3, Uncharted 3, Gran Turismo 5 and some triggers for £199. You can also get some other games at a discounted price.


So... What's PS+? How much does it cost? (I assume it costs something if you get 'free' games with it.) And what will i be filling that 12GB up with? Saves?
 

TheAmazingLSB

PLEASE UNDERSTAND....
#8
PS plus is just optional on PS3.... It gives you access to all kinds of special deals and best of all it gives you free game downloads that you can use as long as you have your PS plus in effect....

But it is just optional, even though if you buy a new PS3 you will likely receive a free 30 days with it to try it out.... Basically free games each month is what PS plus is all about for me....
 
#9
If you're getting a PS3 you'll probably want to get PS+ because it's a great value scheme. If you have PS+ then you'll want more than 12GB because you'll be downloading full games (and 12GB might not be enough regardless over a period of time unless you want be deleting stuff all the time.) Right now if you have PS+ you can download Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD & Demon’s Souls for free and there will new games to download for free every month.Amazon has a pretty good deal on the PS3 slim 500GB. You get the 500GB PS3, Uncharted 3, Gran Turismo 5 and some triggers for £199. You can also get some other games at a discounted price.

So... What's PS+? How much does it cost? (I assume it costs something if you get 'free' games with it.) And what will i be filling that 12GB up with? Saves?




PS+ is PlayStation Plus. It's a service that provides a few things, they are:

1. The Instant Game Collection. This is a collection of games that you can download for free and play if you are a PS+ subscriber. There are a lot of full games (like Uncharted 3) as well as indie games, Vita games and soon PS4 games. There are 12 games available to download for free right now, three of them being for vita the rest for PS3.
2. PSN discounts. The PSN store will have sales where games are cheaper for PS+ subscribers.
3. Cloud Saves.
4. Automatic Software Updates.
ily: Arial, Verdana; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;">5. Access To Exclusive Betas and demos.Your 12GB would fill up very quickly if you had PS+ because the full game downloads are big but even if you only downloaded the Download only games and DLC 12GB would be pushing it as the file sizes can be very big. Some PSOne games are over 1GB.
It costs £11.99 for three months or 39.99 for a whole year. The savings outweigh the cost for me.
 

TheAmazingLSB

PLEASE UNDERSTAND....
#10
12 gigs is not enough HDD for a good PS3 experience imo.... LLM is right.... You should get at least 120 gigs imo....

I have the 250 gig myself.... But at only 249.99 you can get a 500 gig PS3 now....

That's a great deal.... No matter how you slice it....
 

Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

Well-Known Member
#11
If you got a PS3 play the RPGs. Get Bayonetta and Catherine.Oh and try the new Blazblue&Guilty Gear when its released

I've never liked Sony's first party exclusives.So I'd avoid god of war and get DMC1-4 pack instead

Tales of Xillia is coming too, get Portal and Dragons Dogma. Get Dark Souls.And Play Tomb Raider
 

repomech

resident remnant robot relic
#13
A selection of great, but manageable recommendations will be incoming this evening in this thread. Based on both what I know of your tastes, and what is essential due to its awesomeness (and Uncharted will be nowhere near that list).

Very good call on the PS3 btw.
 
#14
here is another option. save your cash and download New Super Luigi U instead? also, you'll be swimming in U games starting weeks from now. and the summer update beckons...

ps... a ps3 price drop is coming...
 
#15
here is another option. save your cash and download New Super Luigi U instead? also, you'll be swimming in U games starting weeks from now. and the summer update beckons...

ps... a ps3 price drop is coming...

The PS3 could well drop in price soon. Around the PS4 launch probably.
~:>
 

BobSilencieux

Well-Known Member
#16
here is another option. save your cash and download New Super Luigi U instead? also, you'll be swimming in U games starting weeks from now. and the summer update beckons...
ps... a ps3 price drop is coming...

Too late; i picked one up for £135, which is precisely £195 less
than i paid for my Wii U. And all the games are ~£10, which is £40 less
than any Wii U game i might want to buy (of which there aren't many). Hell, even GTAV is going to be £10 cheaper than anything on Wii U...
 
#17
here is another option. save your cash and download New Super Luigi U instead? also, you'll be swimming in U games starting weeks from now. and the summer update beckons...
ps... a ps3 price drop is coming...

Too late; i picked one up for £135, which is precisely £195 less
than i paid for my Wii U. And all the games are ~£10, which is £40 less
than any Wii U game i might want to buy (of which there aren't many). Hell, even GTAV is going to be £10 cheaper than anything on Wii U...


Are you going to pick up a PS+ subscription?
 

BobSilencieux

Well-Known Member
#18


Are you going to pick up a PS+ subscription?


Probably not. Haven't really decided yet though.
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My first PS purchase arrived today - Bayonetta. £9. Now i await the console to play it on...
 
#20


Are you going to pick up a PS+ subscription?


Probably not. Haven't really decided yet though.
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My first PS purchase arrived today - Bayonetta. £9. Now i await the console to play it on...


OK.
 

repomech

resident remnant robot relic
#21
Sounds like you got your system, so I'm going to focus on (gasp!) some games, rather than the hardware. First up...Demon's Souls and Dark Souls

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I can't recommend these two games highly enough. This series is essential gaming and one of the few examples of actual design creatively taking a step forward this generation.

- They are challenging and there are consequences to defeat (yet not 80's ones based on milking a next coin from you in the arcade, they re-introduced consequences as a cornerstone of challenge but did so in a decidedly fresh and appropriate way).

- The combat is tactical and methodical - this is no hack and slash button masher. These two Souls games and the Monster Hunter series are the absolute apex of action-rpg melee combat to date in gaming history.

- How you approach that combat is also highly customizable as the game features a superb underlying RPG system that allows you to build your character in different ways to highlight different abilities and equipment and work with different yet balanced strengths and weaknesses. The difference between a giant hammer or a parrying dagger you have laced with poison, or spell of flame is first and foremost functional, not merely visually stylistic. It changes how you will approach agiven situation, how you will "solve" the problem of an enemy or encounter. There is stunning array of meaningful choice in character builds, weapons and armour.

- The atmosphere and game world are unbelievable. Genuinely dark and eerie and breathtaking. Well designed and very different in both games. Music is at a minimum, and for a good reason. You want to feel the emptiness of death at times, you want to hear the sound of footsteps approaching behind you on a staircase or on the forest floor. What music that is used to accent different parts of the game is perfectly selected and superb.

- These are the absolute best examples of "show, don't tell" story telling and world building in a video game ever. Ever. And there is not even a close contender. It holds its own with any fantasy media. When you explore these worlds, you are an archaeologist as much as a player combatant, you are excavating what has happened, the lore of the land, events past and recent - a mythology as rich as any found in literary fantasy, and yet nowhere is it written. What you find, who you talk to, corpses you see - everything is telling a piece of a story, and they interlock and reveal a larger and new pieces of many pictures in whispers to those who care to listen and decipher. "Lore" videos from the souls series has become a thing on youtube as die hard fans reconstruct events and meanings.

- This is multiplayer done right and in ways we've never seen before. The experimentation with people interacting in new ways is incredible. The famous messaging system whereby players can see the words of others who have come before (which may be treacherous or helpful, occasionally even humourous) and decide whether to heed them or take their chances. The touching of blood stains to see the ghosts of other players re-enact the last moments of their lives leading to their deaths. The various Covenants of Dark Souls you can join with their differing roles in the game world and vis a vis other players. The ability to invade the worlds of others and to be invaded yourself, or to summon the cooperative aid of others. The PvP areas. Amazing.

If you ignore everything else I say in this post, at least try one of these games. I would be stunned if you were disappointed. There are some important differences between the two games, and they are set in two totally different unconnected universes, Dark Souls is a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, not a narrative sequel (there are strong clues that the upcoming Dark Souls 2 may be something of a prequel to the events of Dark Souls, set in a much earlier era). A key difference between the two games is the world structures: Demon's Souls has a hub through which you enter and re-enter levels (revisiting and opening up new sections), events of the game do not confine themselves neatly to the levels however, things spill into the hub in interesting ways. Dark Souls has no hub, you struggle from bonfire to bonfire in an inter-connected much more conventionally "Metroidvania" world design. Dark Souls featured a much larger game world, but Demon's Souls had a fascinating "world tendency" mechanic the likes of which I have never seen before or since in a game whereby your actions could bend different level worlds to light or dark tendencies with certain consequences and possibilities opening up. Both games feature a range of differing starting classes and build possibilities for your characters, particularly after balance patching on Dark Souls, but I believe Demon's Souls is more challenging as that same balance patching has also lessened the difficulty of Dark Souls noticeably since its launch. Dark Souls has a cool Covenant system that Demon's Souls does not. Demon's Souls inventory system is adequate to its purpose, Dark Souls inventory system is a hot mess. I believe Demon's Souls also conveyed a more dark, haunting atmosphere by a couple degrees (whether that suits ones tastes or not is for the reader to decide). At the end of the day both are such excellent games though, you won't go wrong either way - and you may find yourself engrossed in each. Red Dead Redemption



A first reflex for an open world fix is to reach for the nearest GTA game on a system. I'm going to suggest three things: 1. that isn't your best available option on the PS3 and; 2. this is probably the best game Rockstar has ever made to date, and 3. this is one of the best games this generation and a must play title. Beautiful world, incredibly evocative of the Mexican and Southern-US landscapes on which it is modeled, and the early 1900's period in which it is set. The story is solid and decently written by any measure, especially given the cliched nature of its premise, but by the low standards of video game script and story writing, it shines quite brightly indeed. You'd almost have to try to get bored exploring this world - there are always things to do, both to advance the main storyline or to just wander off-script and f-around however strikes your fancy (any activity you can imagine in the wild west? check.). Horse riding, pistol and lasso wielding fun, that also happens to do a remarkable job of capturing and conveying its era and geography. In fact if you want that "riding Epona into Hyrule field for the first time" effect again, this is your game. Saddle up and go watch the sun set on a bayou or hit the hills of northern Mexico. Take in the stars in the night sky while you camp out with a band of Mexican rebels you've decided to link up with for a while. Wander into a saloon and play a game of cards or pick a fight. Get in a pistol duel, rustle cattle. Really whatever. (or boot up the Undead Nightmare expansion pack and battle zombie hoards).

Valkyria Chronicles




This is one of these tactic-strategy RPG games that transcends the confines of its genre (but since you've been known to enjoy a Fire Emblem game or two on occasion it's not a genre you need selling on). Excellent art style, loads of quality gameplay that tries and succeeds at blending "free" movement of characters with its turn based foundation, an entertaining fictional fantasy - yet also a thinly veiled allusion to World War 2 Europe. It's challenging and distinct, with nothing else quite like it out there in the video gaming world. This game is one of the best reasons to own a PS3. Here's a goofy but on-point review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDJ6gw_mqFI

If you're feeling the turn-based tactical strategy game itch X-Com is incredible as well. I don't know how it is on PS3 though, as it is a PC game at its core. But Valkyria Chronicles is made with consoles in mind.

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Out of left field recommendation:

Vanquish




This generation featured shooter saturation, but it wasn't totally without diversity in experiences or previously unseen experimentation with shooter gameplay. Enter Vanquish, Platinum Games 2010 bizarre, absolutely manic, influential yet sadly overlooked shooter. The story isn't worthy of any mention - just file it under Cold War inspired camp and move onto the real star of the show: the engaging arcade gameplay. It takes the frantic information overload of a bullet hell shooter, mixes it with some spastic moves including a brilliant slide mechanic and translates it all into 3D while screwing with the speed of motion. It's short, sweet, challenging, replayable, and completely different from anything else out there (though some of its ideas have been featured in subsequent games). Is this a must play game for everyone? No. But knowing a bit about your tastes it might be worth at least looking at some gameplay videos and reviews to see if this catches your fancy. I also highly recommend keeping an eye on Dragon's Crown releasing this August. It's from Vanillaware of Muramasa: The Demon Blade cult fame on the Wii. This is a homage to the side scrolling brawlers of yore, Vanillaware's take on Golden Axe if you will. It is easily my most anticipated PS3 title for the rest of the year.




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Journey
- You mentioned this title above so I am assuming you are sold on this, but just in case you weren't too sure... GET. THIS. GAME. Incredible. Nothing quite like it. Exploration in its purest form, and also worth experiencing the subtle "silent partner" online - at least for portions. Journey and the Souls series have done "show, don't tell" at its finest this generation.

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Flower
- From the developers who did Journey, this was the game that preceded Journey. It is a masterpiece of motion gaming. This doesn't require a Move add-on or anything, it uses the six-axis gyro in the PS3 controller and has you playing as the wind, bringing flowers into bloom with an almost Okami like touch. A great change of pace, and a must play for someone open to well-crafted new motion control experiments. One of the biggest crimes this generation is that this game did not form the foundation to an even more elaborated experience (Red Steel 2 being another such crime).

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Terraria
- I remember talking to you about this game before. The spirit of this game has a foot in both the console and PC worlds (which are colliding at present), I have not played the PS3 version so I can't specifically vouch for it (I don't even know if there are any differences of note), but it seems to be as highly rated as the PC version (which I can attest is brilliant). This draws influence from 8 and 16 bit classic action/adventure rpg/platformer games - you'll recognize the likes of Castlevania, Zelda and more - and it fuses it with the procedural generation and item crafting/world modification-excavation of MineCraft, but it's all 2D. You can set worlds of different sizes and it will create dungeon-esque caverns for platforming fun, explore the distinct biomes (and figure out how to survive them), combat enemies, mine, search for treasures and Zelda-esque heart crystal life upgrades, figure out how to trigger boss fight events (build traps or arena platforms to face them on if you like), design forts, castles - above ground, below ground - really anything to offer protection from the creatures of the night (it has a day-time, might-time rhythm). It's like playing with a sandbox, RPGish action-platformer where the world is a giant beautiful arrangement of Lego pieces all at your disposal to play.

Super Stardust HD
- This is a reallywell designed twin-stick shooter. It has a simple enough premise but challenges you to no end. Nice look, really well done soundtrack. Super addictive fun. And given that you seem to have a strong competitive streak (as well to be something of a ringer in the video game reflexes department), I think you will enjoy the online leaderboards aspect. There isn't much to be said, but it can suck you in for hours on end.



Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
- Now I recall talking to you about Street Fighter on the 3DS, but what I can't recall is if you really got into it, or whether you concluded the game was just not for you. But in case it's the former, this is an excellent download. Absolute gem. Amazing new sprite and backdrop artwork, fan remixes of the classic tunes (at a very high, professional quality of production). Must have for any Street Fighter fan, the ultimate version of the arcade classic and a love letter from someone(s) inside Capcom to the fans.



Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
- This is Pac-Man on acid with the dial turned up all the way on tempo and maze design. It's the definitive Pac-Man game, and unless you despise the underlying gameplay of that arcade classic, you will enjoy this game.

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Last but certainly not least, there are two PS1 classic titles that are must-play all-time greats list video games that hold up every bit as well today and are available for download: 1 A)

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
- Does this game even need an introduction? It put the "Vania" in Metroidvania. It, along with Super Metroid, not only defined a genre of game world design and progression structure for all of gaming, but it is, along with Super Metroid, still one of the two best games of its kind. And by any measure it is one of those must play at least once in your gamer life titles, a masterpiece of action-platforming.



1 B)


Final Fantasy Tactics
- This is not a core Final Fantasy title, and it is not dependent on the story of any such title. It is tied by name and certain RPG mechanics only to the Final Fantasy lineage. What it is though is an incredible turn-based tactical RPG, that is to this day probably the best to appear on any console. The scale of its story, the depth and challenge of its mechanics (no flat grid battle maps here!), the artwork - all stellar. From a master of RPG design and an era when Square Soft was synonymous with quality. This is must play stuff.



Beyond that there is more that holds up, but those two are the essentials.

I'll throw one more PS1 title your way that you may be interested in for obvious reasons, it is not the next best from the PS1 after the two I just named, but it is a good game, the visuals hold up incredibly well, though it is quite different from the classic you know and love. This lacks a binding story and is instead a series of quests in different pieces of a world you assemble on a map. The combat is essentially the same, but with a bit more depth. It is however part of the same franchise. That game is...

Legend of Mana




(if you want a true sequel to Secret of Mana at a comparable level of quality, track down a ROM of Seiken Densetsu 3 - it was never localized, but fan translations are available)

I'll post more later, and try to help answer a few of your specific questions.
 
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I primarily use my PS3 for downloadable PS1 games, but there are a few PS3 games I would recommend.

If you missed out on the PS2, then definitely pick up the PS2 collection sets, such as Jak & Daxter, Rachet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Ico & Shadows of Colossus, etc.

Little Big Planet 1 & 2 are a must if you enjoy 2D platformers.

3D Dot Game Heroes is pretty much a 2D Zelda game.

Arkham Asylum and Arkham City (If you don't already own it for Wii U)

If you liked the Rachet & Clank or Sly Cooper collection sets, there are more games of both of those series for PS3. Rachet & Clank Future Trilogy (Tools of Destruction, Quest for Booty, Crack in Time) and Sly Cooper Thieves in Time.

Skyrim and Soul Calibur are two of my favorite third party games, both of which are very fun.

Fat Princess is an amazingly fun PSN game, and I've heard many great things about Journey, although I have yet to play it myself.



As for PS1 classics on the PSN, definitely pick up the original Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon trilogies, as well as Castlevania Symphony of the Night and the PS1 Final Fantasy games, if you are into those.



Hope this helps.
 

Ex-Actarus

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I've been a very happy, very satisfied Nintendo-only gamer for the last 6 years or more. I was aware that i was missing out on some great games, but i always had enough - including a reasonably sizeable backlog - to keep me going. But after E3 2013, something changed. I have fallen into a deep malaise, and the only way out of it that i can see... is to buy a PS3. I'm way too poor for a PS4, and i will never buy another Microsoft product, so, despite my reservations over Sony's horribly unergonomic controller, i have kind-of made a decision. The purpose of this thread is to get as much advice as possible from you fine fellows before i lay out the moolah. I have many questions, so let's get started, eh? Any and all help is greatly appreciated; you guys are the best!
[list type=decimal][*]What the hell is the deal with the SKUs? There's like 20 of them! I have my eye on a 12GB SuperSlim which is £139 on Amazon - does that seem reasonable to you?[*]Games, games, games. Uhh... where do i start? I know i want to play the Dead Space games, the Bioshocks and the Portals. Is Portal 1 on PS3? Do i need to play every entry in those franchises?[*]I have missed a lot of critically acclaimed games from the PS2 & PS3. ICO collection? God Of War collection? HD remakes of PS2 games?? Which ones do i need?[*]Is there a retail WipeOut on PS3? If not, will the 12GB model be enough for WipeOut HD (if it's DL-only), Journey, and any other DL games i might want?[*]Which DL games might i want?Platinum collection any good?What games do i absolutely have to HAVE TO play? (Aside from MGS, GT, COD, Uncharted, and all sports games - i have precisely ZERO interest in any of them.)Anything else i need to know about the system, or even about non-Nintendo gaming before i jump in?Or anything else you want to tell me?[/list type=decimal]
Like i said, thanks in advance for any feedback. :)>-

WOW !
I had the same feeling really and long time ago actually.
I remember I wrote to Nintendo last year after the Fireworks finale of their press conference.
I told them i would NOT buy a Wii U and that i was on the verge of buying a PS3.
They replied to me saying that games were coming and that they were listening to gamerz.
THEY DID NOT LISTEN ANYTHING.
Iwata is stubborn and keeps using the same medicine of the SAME old franchises again and again.
I LOOOOOOVE Mario ! It's my favourite franchise of ALL TIME. Not even close.
But I just can't be excited by the same thing over and over.
That's why I preordered a Xbone, because they were new games, new franchises and new experiences.
Besides I'm a FPS fan, what the hell you're supposed to do on a Nintendo platform when you love FPS ?
Why Nintendo don't address that market ? I
They can do partnership with the likes of Epic or ID to develop "specific" FPS franchises just for Wii U.
THIS would bring FPS fans that are on 360/PS3, but Mario 3D World will do NOTHING to convince gamerz that left Nintendo platforms to come back !
So Bob, I understand you really well and enjoy your PS3.
 
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