Yes, it's nearly Christams (2013) and the PS4 has just launched, but I have bought my very first PS3!!!
I've been away from gaming for the last few years due to work and such like, but I thought it was about time to get back into the gaming chair and check out what I have been missing. There are so many great games on the system that I have missed, plus I was blown away with the price that the PS3 is selling at now that I just had to treat myself to one.
I ended up getting the PS3 500gb bundle that came with both 'Gran Turismo 6' & 'The Last Of Us', plus I picked up a copy of 'Buzz! Quiz TV' (with buzzers) and 'FIFA 12' for a ridiculously cheap price. Now whilst I have only been playing for a few days, I have been blown away with all the games so far.
'Buzz! Quiz TV' is great for the whole family to play on a boring week night when there is nothing on tele. It's fun, friendly and gets the old noggin working. Not something that I would play too regularly, but for every now and again it's perfect.
'FIFA 12' is a bit old now (what with FIFA 14 now being sold) but it is still a great game. I had been a PES player in my PS2 playing days, but FIFA seems to have really stepped up to the plate since then. I think the graphics are great, the game play is enjoyable and the depth to the actual game itself is amazing. The only downside is that because it is an old game, some of the online features have been/are about to be removed. I'm not that big of an online player myself (yet), so that isn't that bad really.
'Gran Turismo 6' has been thoroughly enjoyable so far and probably the one that I have played the most. I haven't played a GT game since GT2, so the graphics have noticeably improved for me. The game itself still has the core that made those early versions great, but with additions of updated cars, tracks, side games, etc. I'm absolutely loving it.
'The Last Of Us' was a game that I had been really looking forward to playing, especially after reading all of the hype that it has received. All I can say is WOW! I think I ended up playing to the halfway point in one sitting after turning it on, I was just hooked straight away. The story (so far) is excellent, the graphics are spectacular, I really like the characters, but above all, I love the way the game plays. The fact that you need to find all of your supplies and look after them is great. It really builds the whole sense of survival that underpins the game throughout. I can't wait to see how the story pans out and am already looking forward to playing through the game again.
These games are bound to last me a while yet, but I am already looking forward to trying out some others on my 'To Play' list. These include (in no particular order);
- Assassin's Creed (Series)
- Uncharted (Series)
- Heavy Rain
- GTA 4 & 5
- Red Dead Redemption
- Dead Space (Series)
- Mass Effect (Series)
- Bioshock (Series)
- Portal 2
- Final Fantasy XIII
- LA Noire
- Far Cry 3
- Tomb Raider (The latest one)
I'm sure there are other great games out there for the PS3 that I can try as well. I'm just blown away by the excellent library of games available. What games do you reckon I should check out for the PS3? What have been your favourite that you would recommend? I'd love to know your opinions.
Anyway, I'll try to update my PS3 experience as I go. I have no plans to buy a PS4 or Xbone yet, so will just be enjoying this for the next couple of years at least.
Feel free to add me on PSN (ragnarok2887) :)