Yes, I know that may not not exactly be news to most people, but to me it is because I just bought my PlayStation 3 two weeks ago. I’m out of the Wii Dark Ages and into modern gaming. Look, I have no qualms with the Wii. The Virtual Console is great and there’s been lots of fun games for the system, but sometimes I want to kill someone, I want to hear cursing, I want to see blood and I want a dear near cinematic experience. Can’t get on 99.3% of Nintendo Wii games (though I do appreciate the efforts of MadWorld and No More Heroes).
I’ve been monitoring PS3/Xbox 360 games from afar since the systems arrived, so my list of games I want is quite large because I’m so far behind. Luckily, by this point, many of those games are fairly cheap. Here’s what I’ve picked up since getting the system:
Army of Two – Fantastic game featuring a pair of mercenaries (an army of two, if you will). I haven’t played it much, but I really like it and all the weapons upgrades you can do. It’s really more to play with a friend, but so far, I’m having no problems giving the orders and letting my computer partner follow through on them. Can’t wait to try it online.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – One of the first PS3 games released, so I was able to pick it up cheap. It’s full of gorgeous scenery, great voice acting and a truly cinematic feel. As for gameplay, basically, this is an updated take on Tomb Raider… but only 100x better. As much as I like getting into gunfights with the pirates, it’s the running/jumping/climbing portions of the game that I enjoy best. The sequel just came out, but I need to get through this one first.
Batman: Arkham Asylum - One of the main reasons I had an interest in the PS3. This is another beautiful game and it’s great to have Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles from the ’90s Batman: The Animated Series show. Too bad they didn’t get the rest of the cast in on this game. Surprisingly creepy at times, but always fun. The game makes great use of “those wonderful toys” that Batman has. One of the best games I’ve played in years and definitely the best superhero game. They need to fast track a sequel!
Grand Theft Auto IV – I’ve played this game the least but that’s not to say I don’t enjoy it, I’ve just gotten really wrapped up in Uncharted and Batman. Yes, it’s cool to see GTA done this beautifully, but I can’t help but shake the feeling that it is just an upgraded GTA III. IGN.com gave it a 10 (something they rarely do) and while I wouldn’t go that far, it’s still a really good game. Hopefully GTA 5 will give us a return to San Andreas or even Vice City (or maybe even a new town) because Liberty City is kinda boring to look at even on the PS3.