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New to Playstation 3?…c’mere for a sec…

So Jamie got the super dope hookup for his birthday, a PS3! I know the same reason he wanted it is the same reason I wanted it, a top notch bluray player with a solid game system to back it up. In the nearly 3yrs that I’ve had mine, I’ve grown to love what the system has to offer, great bluray playback, sweet dvd upscaling, and a unique library of game exclusives that gets better every year. If I was just getting a PS3, here’s what I’d probably start with.

1. Killzone 2 – I know Jamie loved the 1st game and this one is better in every way, it’s a damn solid first person shooter, and a real showcase for graphics abilities….stands almost as tall as Gears of War 2 IMO, sometimes better.

2. Resistance:Fall of Man – Another solid FPS. I know it’s old (2006!), and part 2 is out….but there was something about this one that stuck with me, maybe the awesome never before seen weapons, maybe the cool alternate history vibe(aliens instead of nazis!), or just the tight intense gameplay….either way, I’m happy to have this in my library, it’s greatest hits priced too.

3. Ratchet & Clack Future:Tools of Destruction – This one will also be greatest hits priced come June 16th. If you like the mario style of platforming gameplay, this series always delivered. Crazy creative weapons(the series staple), huge levels, fun characters and storyline….and graphics that almost feel like a pixar movie, highly recommended from the Richie Raw stash.

4. Motorstorm:Pacific Rift – A seriously fun racing game, you ride bikes, trucks, atvs, all at the same time while gettin down and dirty, this one’s pretty exhilarating…it’s a sequel to 2006’s Motorstorm, and while that one was great and alot of fun too, some quirks held it back (not enough variety in tracks, load times were a beeeotch!). This one fixes all that, it’s not too complex, mad variety in tracks, split-screen muliplayer, and another graphics powerhouse to boot.

5. Uncharted:Drake’s Fortune – Super fun 3rd person action game in the style of Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider, check out my review for more thoughts, another fave. I can’t wait for the sequel that hopefully drops this year.

I’d say that’s a good start, I would’ve put Little Big Planet, but I know he’s got that….Metal Gear Solid 4, but I stand by that you should be a fan of the series if you wanna tread those waters. Just about all these games have demos that you can download from the Playstation Network, so give them a shot. Speaking of the PSN, there’s also some downloadable games on there worth having too, maybe I’ll hit u guys up later with some thoughts.

May 31, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

GBU for Uncharted:Drake’s Fortune (PS3)

A sequel to this bad boy is dropping later this year so I thought I’d give some GBU love to one of my favorite PS3 exclusives.

The Good
– I’m a graphics whore, so you’re gonna hear me bring this up first alot. This game is friggin gorgeous! Lush, highly detailed jungle environments, incredible water effects(your character’s clothes dry before your eyes!), everything is very CG in quality. Audio runs in 7.1 uncompressed giving the game an expansive feel, highly detailed sounds and effects, close your eyes and you may feel like you’re in the jungle. Fun exploration game play channeling what made the Tomb Raider games good, jump puzzles are challenging but won’t keep you stumped for too long. Fun shooting game play mechanic that’s obviously inspired by Gears of War(it’s got cover). Well thought out checkpoint system that auto saves as well. Fun solid story that’s like Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider in it’s feel.

The Bad
– Sometimes the frame rate doesn’t hold up, some v-sync tearing here and there. Shooting sequences last too long sometimes, can’t move on until they’re done. How many shots to the head can enemies take before they go down? Enemies you face take a bit of a strange turn near the end and alter what you’ve gotten used to at that point. Disappointing end boss fight, then again, that can be said for most games :-/

The Ugly – The discussion about the main character’s tucked in/out shirt look….really…who cares?…play the damn game and enjoy it.

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , , | Comments Off on GBU for Uncharted:Drake’s Fortune (PS3)