Buying a used PS3 now ?

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by Tom, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Oyeve

    Oyeve Lifer

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    Nope. I have gone thru 4 and am on my fifth. I am not a sony fanboy by any means.
     
  2. Tom

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    Well the price went down to $120 so I went ahead and ordered one.

    I could still use more input about the best games. Particularly ones I can find for cheap.
     
  3. purbeast0

    purbeast0 Lifer

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    uncharted series
    ratchet and clank series
    god of war series
    hot shots golf out of bounds
    resistance series

    ps3 has great exclusives.
     
  4. American Gunner

    American Gunner Platinum Member

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    Don't forget Heavy Rain, the Infamous series, and Killzone if you are in to shooters.
     
  5. Oyeve

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    Uncharted, Journey, LBP.
     
  6. blackout115

    blackout115 Junior Member

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    Why not?
    So many great exclusive game is coming out this year.
     
  7. Tom

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    Thanks for the tip. This is the kind of game that I love to find out about..and I'd never even heard of it til your post.
     
  8. Tom

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    Thanks. I hadn't heard of Journey, looking forward to it !

    About LBP, should I get LBP or LBP 2 ?
     
  9. purbeast0

    purbeast0 Lifer

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    neither, lbp is overhyped crap.
     
  10. American Gunner

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    Get LBP 2, the controls were better on it. It's fun to do in co-op too.
     
  11. exdeath

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    Ni no Kuni and The Last of Us, two reasons to have a PS3 for 2013 alone.
     
  12. clok1966

    clok1966 Golden Member

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    i must admit its nothing new and did have some Hype.. but it was fun and well designed, I can say it maybe got more press then it deserved, but it sold well and was well reviewed. I myself felt much like you "bah, kids game looks silly" but some time actually playing showed it was fun and interesting. I would take a look at it considering it was a big seller and used and sale prices should be peanuts.

    Drakes Fortune (any)
    Demons Souls Dark Souls (most played game on my PS3)
    Valkyria Chronicles- must have and cheap too (if you like rpg games)
    Rachet and Clank- silly fun
    3D Dot Hero- excellent homage to Zelda

    and I liked Dragons Strike- sure its extremely flawed.. but it was fun in some ways. But I liked Bullet Witch too.
     
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  13. Necc

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    God of war 3 & Uncharted series is reason one why igot my PS3, now awaiting The last of us. Iwas never a fan of JRPGS but Ican't get enough of Ni no Kuni it's really that good.

    Other PS3 exclusives that you may like:

    - Gran turismo 5
    - Ridge Racer 7
    - KillZone 2 & 3
    - Ratchet & clank series ( if you were of crash bandicoot or Rayman you may like it)
    - Heavenly Sword
    - Heavy rain (personaly Inever was a fan of it)
    - Enslaved odyssey to the west ( not a PS3 exclusive but a very good action adventure game)
    - Bayonetta (also not a PS3 exclusive)
    - Folklore
    - Lair
    - Haze
    - Genji: Days of the Blade

    And tons of Fighting games like :

    - Tekken 6 & tag tournaments
    - Dead or alive 5
    - Virtua fighter 5
    - Soul calibur 4 & 5
    - Marval vs Capcom 3
    - Mortal Kombat 9

    and ican go so on :)
     
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  14. Tom

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    I don't think anyone's mentioned Metal Gear Solid 4.

    What's the reason ?
     
  15. Necc

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    I never was a fan of stealth Action games and MGS4 with its cinematic long cutscenes & complex story....probably is the main reason why I always forget about it :rolleyes:
     
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  16. ponyo

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    I couldn't get into it. I turned it off after 30 minutes or so.
     
  17. purbeast0

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    cause it sucks.
     
  18. jpiniero

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    The third one is clearly the best of the series btw. I did like the first two chapters of MGS4 but the final three are rather meh. And yes, the ending really is 90 minutes long.
     
  19. zerocool84

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    I love Metal Gear games but I can definitely understand why people wouldn't like them. The cut scenes are very long compared what most are used to.
     
  20. astrosfan315

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    PS+ is a good investment for a new person to PS3. Right off the bat you'll get a couple good exclusives. Infamous 2 and Little Big Planet 2. You've paid for the subscription right there, and those are two games you should get that are really good...not mentioning the other games..and an extra 3 months. Out of all the bundles they have the God of War Saga is the probably the best IMO. Gow 1, 2, 3 and the 2 PSP titles. Best Buy had a $20 coupon just before Xmas, so I got it for $19.99. :)
     
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  21. VirtualLarry

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    What's the best price, and the best model of PS3 to get, if you were going to purchase new?

    Can you get one below $200 new? I can supply my own 250GB laptop HDD.
     
  22. cmdrdredd

    cmdrdredd Lifer

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    The best model is not the cheapest one. Honestly I think they are all the same if you aren't strictly looking for a system that can fully play PS2 games.