Since buying my PS3, I have had very few moments of gaming happiness with the system. I bought a few titles, and rented some other with very lukewarm results.
I bought Virtua Fighter 5 with the system, and just couldn't get into it. You can call me a casual gamer if you want, but the combos were just too complicated. I don't care how much the hardcore gamers love the VF series, ther is no reason that a video game about fighting should be more difficult than actual fighting.
I also pickup up Call of Duty 3 and The Darkness. I enjoyed Call of Duty and loved the Darkness. While I thought this would mean great things for my new system, I had to admit that both of these titles were also available on the 360.
Then I made the jump into the 21st century and actually downloaded Warhawk. I spent about a week enjoying the action and being impressed that it had all been available over the internet. Then I realized that without any single player story mode, the game was 100% hollow. With no backstory or characters, there was no way to become attached to or care about whatever imaginary conflict is the focus of the game. Add the frustration of only being able to compete against hardcore gamers with no tutorial whatsoever, and you have a complete waste of money that can't even be traded in for credit at Gamestop.
I loved my PS2 and think that Ratchet and Clank is one of the best video game franchises in history. Ratchet for PS3 is scheduled for release on Oct. 23rd. I am definitely buying this title, but it is the last chance I am giving the PS3. Unless this game shows me that there is some reason to keep playing $60 games on my $600 system, then I will keep it. If the game disappoints me as much as the other PS3 titles, then I will just have to admit defeat and sell the thing.
If I get rid of the PS3, it will probably be then end of most of my gaming. I have a Wii, but have spent more time replaying old favorites on the VC than on new titles. I look forward to playing the Wii with my son when he gets older, but don't really use it much now.
I have really gotten into riding my motorcycle recently and haven't had much time for games. Hopefully, Sony will come up with something to make me feel like I didn't throw away the equivillent of 4 motorcycle payments on a powerful paperweight.