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The Forgotten Greats

Sleeper hits worth picking up a PS3 for…

Folklore
Unlike its precursor, the PS3 has very, very few exclusive RPGs. Folklore is one of the best, a surreal action-RPG seeped in Irish folklore. Why it’s worth straying for: The sheer style, not to mention the game’s unique combat system, based on harnessing the power of a hundred-odd monsters.


inFamous

Alright, so it’s not so long ago as to be totally forgotten, but inFamous was unfortunately buried under a mound of other releases at the time, specifically the rather similar Prototype. Why it’s worth straying for: It’s the ultimate open-world superhero game, only it’s up to you to decide whether the electrically charged Cole is the hero or villain of the piece.


MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

This generation has more than its share of gleaming, po-faced racers. Not MotorStorm, which ditches the stats in favour of frantic offroad racing around lush island terrain. Why it’s worth straying for: The sheer chaos of multiplayer, which allows up to 20 players to mix ATVs, dirtbikes and monster trucks in races around rivers of lava and the like.


Valkyria Chronicles

A WW2-inspired tactical JRPG with a narrative depth that would make Dostoevsky weep, it’s safe to say there’s no other game like Valkyria Chronicles out there, on any console. Why it’s worth straying for: That would be the game’s CANVAS engine, which renders the game’s 1930’s military-meets-anime chic in glorious watercolour.


Warhawk

Like Battlefield with a touch more class, Warhawk’s blend of third-person shooter, vehicular combat and aerial dogfighting makes for a compelling multiplayer (-only) experience. Why it’s worth straying for: The amount of variety you can experience in one of the game’s 32-player matches – stretching across vast, detailed maps – is pretty incredible.


The Top 5 PSN Downloadables

Flower
You play the wind. You want to seed the world with flowers. Elegant and utterly unique, it’s the perfect tonic to a four-hour Killzone 2 session.


Fat Princess

You and up to 15 teammates pick classes and feed the opposing princess cake to make her harder to escort to safety. An absurd game best shared.


Noby Noby Boy

Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi gives us his whimsical take on Snake, with further levels unlocked by the cumulative point total of all players.


Trine

A bit like SNES classic The Lost Vikings, Trine is a multiplayer puzzle platformer set in a Tim Burton-esque fantasy world.


PixelJunk Monsters

A lo-fi take on tower defense, the PixelJunk crew once again prove they are masters of simple, addictive fun.


The Online Experience: PlayStation Network

Free. That’s the best word to describe Sony’s online model. No subscription tiers, no hidden fees to download LittleBigPlanet levels – just plug your Ethernet cable into the wall, slide in the disc, and play. Other notable features include the PlayStation Store, where PSOne and PSP games can be purchased and downloaded, and the virtual community PlayStation Home, where a player’s avatar and living space are created and customised before they interact with other players. Unlike the 360, the PS3 offers web-browsing and free video chat (via an Eyetoy or compatible webcam).


Flame war!

We debunk fanboy myths about the PS3

“Yur Pee-ESS 3 haz no gamez!”
The facts: An insidious myth spread by 360 fanboys. Both consoles launched with the same number of titles, 14 (the 360 actually launched with one less in Europe). And if we’re talking about quality, yes, the PS3 suffered lower average review scores after launch, but now the average review score for 360 games sits just 1% higher than its main rival, at 67%. (Metacritic)

“Yellow Light of Death! LOLZ!”
The facts: Recently, 360 fanboys have been pointing out the PS3’s own Yellow Light of Death – a paralysing hardware malfunction similar to the Red Rings of Death. They neglect to mention that this only happens in 3% of all consoles. That said, Sony have yet to acknowledge the problem, and will not replace consoles out of warranty free of charge.

96 comments

  • TrollMan - February 12, 2010 1:59 a.m.

    before i read this i had a 360 breaking for the forth time so i got a ps3 slim (250 gb) and i'm not cheating on 360 cause 360 is no more now cause ps3 kicks ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • mentalityljs - December 12, 2009 12:58 a.m.

    @ Spybreak8 Good point!
  • Spybreak8 - December 6, 2009 8:55 a.m.

    @mentalityljs I play PC games but a majority on my 360 because I don't have the money to constantly upgrade my PC to play the games I want. In fact I enjoy being able to pick from like 80 games to play without having to install em or worry about installing an antivirus/antimalware program. Therefore I don't mind paying 40 bucks for live when its a lot cheaper than a new video card, cpu, ram, more hard drive space and so on. I still love PCs but economically the 360 is great, especially with everyone's unanimous talk of not needing a new gen console quite yet.
  • Spybreak8 - December 6, 2009 8:37 a.m.

    Haha its late so I read Zack & Wiki Quest for Barbaros' Treasure as Zack and Mira Make A Porno haha. Yeah I'd cheat because I'd actually love to play Ratchet and Mario again but cheating is expensive. :P
  • Enix21 - December 4, 2009 8:29 p.m.

    lol its like Xbox 360 vs PS3...Wii is like "were are we in this"
  • lovinmyps3 - December 4, 2009 5:24 a.m.

    Oh yeah I just remembered: I had the yellow light of death on my PS3 ($150 to get a replacement) AND the red ring of death on my 360 4 months after I bought it!! The PS3 cost more (compared to the $0.00) but at least it lasted a good year and a half. lol
  • lovinmyps3 - December 4, 2009 5:15 a.m.

    I'm ashamed to admit that I was a Sony fanboy until about 6 months ago. Left 4 Dead caused me to break down, now I'm always playing Halo 3 and Modern Warfare 2 on LIVE! Actually I used to be a big Nintendo fanboy until the PS2 so I guess I've cheated twice. XD
  • joel2211 - December 3, 2009 4:57 p.m.

    I bought a PS3 for black Friday when I have had my x box for years now....but I will only play exclusive PS3 games on it.
  • metalgatesolid - December 3, 2009 4:04 p.m.

    So where is Mario Kart for the Wii? That and Mario Galaxy are the two games i play round my mates who has Madworld and Super Smash Bros. But they are at the bottom of a pile. Id love a 360 as I love RPGs and Fable and Mass Effect interest me alot. PS3 has Metal Gear, the reason i have a PS3.
  • punkmetalmage - December 3, 2009 7:41 a.m.

    I've skimmed through some of the comments and see that people are finally coming to their senses. I know a couple of people know this but Xbox is called Xbox for microsoft's Direct X service. It's basically a cheap computer with a shitty operating system so people can play Direct X games which is available on Microsoft other platform: Windows. Windows 7 comes with Direct X11, Xbox 360 uses something equivalent to DX9. 360 is at a limit in every way now. Grow a pair and build yourself a gaming computer hook it up to your 42" 1080p HDTV and enjoy a much richer experience. When it comes to consoles, I got me a PS3 because it serves a lot more quality exclusives.
  • griffed88 - December 3, 2009 6:27 a.m.

    I own none of these consoles! PC gaming ftw! ...although I am tempted to get a ps3 when my birthday roles around cuz i love my psp and adhoc party sounds sweet
  • mentalityljs - December 3, 2009 4:37 a.m.

    @ crumbdunky I'd have to agree. Although I don't own any new consoles or handhelds, if u own a PC, you're better off sticking with it and buying a PS3 or a Wii for their exclusives, seeing as every xbox game that's worth playing is eventually released on PC. Therefor, you're able to cut the cost of LIVE and still have an enjoyable online experience. And before anyone gets on my ass about DLC, let me just say that if you're defending your PC/console at ALL based on it's DLC, then your system is a piece of shit. It's all about it's library!
  • tomasavery - December 3, 2009 3:47 a.m.

    "and if your too poor to pay for online then Psn but Psn isn't any where close to Xbox Live." lol that's ridiculous. Too poor to pay for online? It's not a matter of whether you have the money for it, it's pathetic that you have to. You're right that the PSN isn't anywhere close to Live though, there aren't anywhere near as many xenophobic foul-mouthed 12 year olds on the PSN. PC is the only way to play multiplayer anyway.
  • vigeoman - December 3, 2009 1:45 a.m.

    im surprised u didnt put okami on the wii section u guys always yell at us for not buying okami (which i did)
  • gmilf71 - December 3, 2009 1:30 a.m.

    *360.
  • gmilf71 - December 3, 2009 1:30 a.m.

    Yah I consider the 260 and ps3 pretty much exactly the same. the xbox is just a white and greeen version of the ps3; the ps3 is a black and blue version of the xbox. I don't see why you would wanna buy both. And for all of you fan boys, MW2 on ps3 alone made more money that Halo ever has.
  • Tochy - December 3, 2009 1:29 a.m.

    didnt convince me. and btw little big planet blows reCAPTCHA: serve bullock ahahaha
  • minimaxi - December 3, 2009 12:40 a.m.

    @chewbroccli Braid is available in PSN now. as of me, I've been cheating on my 360 for a PS3 months ago. The thing is, if you have a decent PC, that leaves you only a handful of true exclusives; Fable2, Gears2, Halo3, what else? Halo3 might be released for PC by the time Windows 9 comes out, PC version of F2 and GoW2 is not impossible either. XBLA games are kickass though! A lot of awesome exclusives are coming to PS3 (hence my reason to defect). In my opinion, PS3 is a really good secondary console if you mainly play PC Games. oh, and... SOMEBODY FORGOT TO SHOEHORN OKAMI INTO THIS ARTICLE :D :D :D
  • chewbroccli - December 3, 2009 12:21 a.m.

    what about braid and the liberty city stories for xbox. those are big too
  • IIIIIACEIIIII - December 2, 2009 11:45 p.m.

    I own a Wii, a 360 and a PS3, and yet I find myself playing Super Mario Bros 3 on the SNES or WoW for the majority of my day.

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