Having a PS3 again is like reconnecting with an old friend. Its fun to learn what was going on in the Playstation world over the past 5 months. Of course its all mostly the same, but there were quite a few key titles that I thought I might never get to try. It just so happens that three of the games I wanted to try all have demos. So, I downloaded all of them.
First, God of War 3. Let, me first inform everyone that I never played the first two, and if it weren't for the hype surrounding this title I wouldn't care about it at all. Anyway, the game doesn't do anything for me. I have a hard time distinguishing it from all the GoW knockoffs that have been released over the past few years. To me, this seemed like a very good looking generic action game. Despite the fact that this might be THE generic action game to buy, it doesn't thrill me. I have no intention of owning it and don't care to experience the full game.
Next, Heavy Rain. I really really wanted to give this a try. What I was expecting was something similar to CSI only in a video game. That is almost exactly what it is. The game is less about choices and more about experiencing a story first hand. It is done really well. The thing that surprised me most was the way you walk. It almost felt like old Resident Evil. That isn't a downside though. I fully expect to play through this game. I will probably only rent it though.
The last game is Uncharted 2. I wasn't sure about this after the first few minutes into the demo, but by the time I had completed it this title became a must buy for me. The graphics and voice acting are some of the best I've seen in a video game. The game plays like a Tomb Raider with butter smooth controls and more action. The shooting almost feels like it is out of Gears of War, but unlike Gears you can sneak around finding better vantage points or performing stealth kills. Its way awesome and I can see why so many people were excited about it at the end of last year.
So, thats my impressions of these top PS3 demos. In addition I also downloaded Noby Noby Boy. In my opinion Noby Noby is everything Flow wanted to be and failed at. Its fun and relaxing to mess around in you small sandbox. There are no objectives, besides trophies (if you want), but I don't have trouble thinking up new ways to experiment and waste time in the game. My 3 year old thinks it is awesome as well. So, I'm pretty happy with it.