New to this forum, so first of all, hello everyone!
I have a problem: I've been getting more and more picky about games to play. It disturbs me that many games are either too action heavy, technically too flawed, visually not-so-good or most of all: very weak in story. Most of times theres more than one of these problems present simultaneously. What I like is a deeply involving story with believable characters that I can relate to. Also, the kind of freedom with character building and more or less open worlds that RPG's (often with either medieval, scifi, post apocalyptic or in some other ways otherworldly elements) offer interest me.
For example, in Mass Effect 1 I really enjoyed the carefully crafted universe and consistent story, the calm moments between missions when I could go and get to know the crew members and develop genuine interest in their well being, and good looking cutscenes which carried the story deeper and deeper. The sequels grew more action oriented and -in my opinion- had more shallow characters, but they were still good games anyway. With Elder Scrolls Morrowind I got so into the epic story of reincarnated Nerevar that I felt really empty when the game ended. Ni no Kuni captured my interest immediately with its more innocent and kind way of presenting its world and characters and I eventually fell totally in love with the game.
Other great experiences include The Longest Journey (I also loved the puzzles along everything else), The Last of Us, Journey and Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which being played when I was a child, was probably the most important gaming experience I've ever had. Some other good but maybe more flawed (just in my opinion, not meaning to offend anyone thinking differently : ) games I've played were for example Uncharted, Catherine, Dragon's Dogma, Dragon Age 1 & 2, Fallout 3 and Skyrim. The Walking Dead episodes (now playing episode 3) are also interesting, but the gameplay and the way story is carried forward feels quite clumsy, and I feel it's too easy to kind of "see behind the curtains". What I mean is I feel it's too obvious what happens when I do this and that, and the game mechanics kind of show through too much.
Have I ran out of good PS3 games already or have I missed something really worth playing? I'd really appreciate all advices. Thanks a lot!