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21. Posted:

I love my PS3 for playing Blu-Ray movies and there are some great games too. Just not a whole lot. I'm hanging on for God of War 3.

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I have only played a PS3 twice but they have a few great games like Metal Gear Solid 4 comes to mind. Have not played it but I have talked to dozens of people that love it.

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Yay Adam got Disgaea 3! I am so very jealous...

I have only watched the beginning and played the first tutorial so far, but I'm already loving it. This game is crazy!

Told you it was an awesome series! Has Laharl shown up yet?

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Nope, not yet. I just met his rival, the girl delinquent.

I must say, the game is extremely overwhelming, though. I have only played one non-tutorial so far, and I've already been bombarded with all sorts of terms and techniques that I can't possibly remember. Battles are so over the top that it's hard to keep track of everything sometimes. It's all quite confusing but very fun regardless! And I love the music and the hilariously cheesy story.

You've played the previous two Disgaeas? Or the DS version? I know you've told me before, but I can't remember.

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weirdadam wrote:

Nope, not yet. I just met his rival, the girl delinquent.

I must say, the game is extremely overwhelming, though. I have only played one non-tutorial so far, and I've already been bombarded with all sorts of terms and techniques that I can't possibly remember. Battles are so over the top that it's hard to keep track of everything sometimes. It's all quite confusing but very fun regardless! And I love the music and the hilariously cheesy story.

You've played the previous two Disgaeas? Or the DS version? I know you've told me before, but I can't remember.

Hmm...that might be because you never played the others so you have to learn the old and the new stuff all at once. I don't want to give you tips because I don't know what's new in that game, but in all Disgaea games they pretty much tell you that you don't have to know everything if you just want to beat the game. It's after the story that the real game begins =P

I've played the PSP remake of 1 and Disgaea 2(which I sold because I'm going to get the PSP remake when it comes out).

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Ah, I didn't know there were PSP remakes. I wonder if they'll be available on the Go, which I'm thinking of getting depending on the software available.

What do you mean the real game starts after the story? Are there harder levels without story after?

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As far as I know, the Go will play everything, and will just have a couple exclusive games.

Disgaea is a DEEP series. Most of the time spent in the games are from post game stuff: The item world, bonus high level characters you can fight and get, leveling up to 99999, and a lot of other stuff. Of course, if you just beat the story and walk away, they are still satisfying games, but you wouldn't have even scratched the surface of what you can do.

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Heh, I have no interest whatsoever in leveling for that long, though I am very amused that it is a possibility. Still, the other stuff sounds fun.

From what I've read of the Go, it seems a bit ambiguous. They said the game libraries will be "similar" at first but will likely branch apart eventually with certain games developed for the Go and others for the UMD. I could be misremembering, or they could have misled me, but "similar" would mean not completely the same.

Time shall tell! Hopefully games will be cheaper to justify the expensive system.

Oh, and SuperSonic, I think I said I'd get back to you about Disgaea if it's a good RPG. If you haven't noticed by now, I definitely love it! It's a strategy RPG played on a grid like Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics, but an RPG nonetheless.

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@SuperSonic.... No PS3 that are currently sold are backwards compatible with PS2 but all are with PS1. There is rumors that all PS3 will be backwards compatible with a system update (wich happen quite frequently on PS3).
..... Today I saw that Best Buy is selling the 80 gig PS3 bundle with Killzone 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4 for $399. I just bought my second PS3 for BluRay only and I paid $399 just for the system no extra games so not bad at all. Not to mention that both games are incredible. I know several friends of mine who have gotten rid of their 360 for PS3 and have no prob with it.

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Well, all of them have several ways to take advantage of the game to level up pretty quickly. There's a level in 2 that can level you up by 100 each time you beat it, if you do it right. Another level is set up where you can slowly catch higher and higher level Nekometas(sp?). I think I caught a level 1000 one and my strongest person was only level 100 =P Anyway, just have fun and mess around, there are tons of things to do. But I agree, 9999 is way to high..

Eh, I haven't paid much attention to the Go. I have a 2000, I don't need another PSP, I need a PS3...

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I'm not gonna be one of those "do whatEVER you want to" or "It depends on if you..." type people.

dont get it. it costs like 500 dollars and is a huge clunky thing. It has almost all the same games as the Xbox360 does. And also the games are hardly varied other than the FPS's. And something that bugs me about the PS3, is that almost nothing (other than graphics and memory etc.) has changed from the PS2. Its more of an upgrade than a whole different system.

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@SuperSonic1990: The 60gig and 20gig PS3's have full hardware BC. The first 80gig model with 4 USB ports has partial BC with emulated Emotion Engine and a subpar PS2 Graphics chip replacement. The current 80gig and 160gig models don't play PS2 games at all right now. They all play PS1 via emulation.

The update should add an emulator for the entire PS2. It may take a while before it's fine-tuned to the 95% compatability of the hardware BC, though (other five percent is supposed to be periferal-based games which won't work regardless).

That glitch in Kingdom Hearts Re: CoM only happens with the partial BC 80gig system. It should be fixable, theoretically, but as far as I know, it hasn't been yet. That full emulator probably wouldn't have that problem, though.

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briunj04 wrote:

dont get it.

Don't listen to him.

briunj04 wrote:

it costs like 500 dollars

Very wrong.

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and is a huge clunky thing.

Wrong.

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It has almost all the same games as the Xbox360 does. And also the games are hardly varied other than the FPS's.

Wrong. Oh so wrong.

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And something that bugs me about the PS3, is that almost nothing (other than graphics and memory etc.) has changed from the PS2. Its more of an upgrade than a whole different system.

You mean other than having motion controls, Bluray, free internet play, wireless controllers (up to 7 of them), a large hard drive, downloadable games (including retail games), and the upcoming wand controller? Yea, it's basically a PS2. But by that logic, the 360 is just an Xbox, and for all I know, the Wii might be an NES in disguise.

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34. Posted:

Adam....your post said exactly what I was about to post. The people that dont own PS3s have used the price rant for years now. Truth is. When you add in the Wifi adapter, the cost of XBOX Live it cost MORE than the 360. Anyways, I love all games and I think there is a reason people that are full fledge gamers own ALL systems is because every system has its strenght in games and that is just as true for PS3 as it is for 360. If you have a HD tv and havent experienced BluRay you have NO Idea what your missing.

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Yea, I actually don't think the 360 is a bad system, but I hate when people compare it to the PS3 as the "better" system, as if they both perform the exact same functions but one does it better. They have different games and different features. PS3 is cheaper if you play games online, 360 is cheaper if you don't. PS3 has a lot of UK- and Japan-developed games, while Xbox caters more to American developers, so you're getting different styles of games, at least in the exclusives.

On a side note, I actually don't care about Bluray at all. I've watched a movie or two in Bluray on a huge HDTV, and I really didn't see the difference. My dad didn't either, and he's a real tech geek. I know others rave about it, but I'll just stick to my cheaper DVDs and renting movies in SD through the PSN store.

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I was blown away the moment I unboxed my ps3. It's not a "huge clunky thing." It's the best looking console I've ever seen imo. It's the complete package. You could spend hours alone playing the free demos they have available in the Playstation Store. If you're strictly into online first person shooters then you might want to look into the 360 as I hear they're the best for that genre. The ps3 has a vast selection of games. I've pretty much been playing catch-up this past year and there are still tons of games I've yet to play. I would recommend trying to track down a ps3 with backwards compatibility. I was lucky enough to pick up the last Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle at my local Best Buy. I had never even played any MGS games but I wanted that specific model. You also might want to wait to see what the ps3 slim has to offer. Either way, you won't be disappointed if you decide to pick one up. Well, I'm off to finish Ghostbusters the Video Game before I jump into the multi-player.

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I'm getting a PS3 soon, getting rid of my 360 cause it got the RROD and since I got it from a yardsale and I don't have a warrinty I am so royaly screwed with the piece of crap, well actually it quit RROD and worked until I put a disc in and it froze and got RROD again, but Gamestop won't need to know that. But I can name a million reasons to get a PS3 and I was saving up for it but I got the 360 at a Yardsale for $130 instead (I am only a Kid). But I actually recently heard that it might get a price drop in October so thats a reason to buy it. Well heres my list of reasons to buy a PS3!
1. Free Online and Wireless Internet (Compared to $50 a year for internet and $100 for wireless router on 360)
2. Damn good exclusives including: Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, Resistance, and Much More!
3.You can get several games on the 360 on the PS3 as well
4. Folding@Ho ... and Linux Support on PS3 (If you don't know what they are, look them up)
5. Blue-Ray (Don't say its useless cause I can prove its not!)
I could name more reasons but I've said enough already!

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Thanks for the advice, guys! I think I will buy a PS3, but I'm going to save my money and possibly buy a backwards compitable model. I will let you guys know when I buy one. In the meantime, you guys can tell me the best games to buy on a PS3.

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the only reason i am eventually going to get a ps3 hopefully they drop the price first lol
everyone should buy a ps3 for GOD OF WAR III nuff said

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@Supermarioman: A combination of Microsoft's crappy hardware and people like you is why I never, EVER recommend a customer buy a used Xbox 360. Trading in a broken system under false pretenses... I don't usually like to judge people around here, but how could you do that to whoever buys that console? They're going to bring it home, all excited to play, and BAM! RRoD! I hope you take it to a store that actually follows hardware testing procedures so they'll find out it's broken before it's too late.

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