As for the games someone mentioned (which have gotten good scores, except Devil May Cry 4 as isn't it not out yet, and also coming out for the 360?), are any of them a reason to purchase a PS3?
On no platform do I find any one game that makes me want to drop several hundred dollars. What single game would make me want to spend $350 on a 360? Halo 3? No thanks. Mass Effect? Meh, not my cup of tea. It is the collection of games that makes a system worth buying and as the list of games I provided indicates, there is a significant library of good games. Of course, it's all a matter of opinion but if a game is getting good reviews from multiple reviewers, that's a pretty good indication of it being a worthy purchase assuming it's of a genre of your liking. And I mention Devil May Cry 4 because I've played the demo, read previews, and every indication is that this is going to be a quality title. Yes, on both platforms. What is everyone's obsession with only focusing on system exclusives? Does that make the PS3 any less of a system? I don't get it.
Reason I ask is cause I have looked at purchasing a PS3, and the only games that were for me a 'system seller' was Warhawk and Lair. That was before Warhawk became a Multiplayer only game, and after Lair's reviews came in.
Once again you're talking about personal preference. I happen to think Warhawk is great. I wanted a multiplayer shooter and Warhawk fits the bill admirably. Not only that, it was only $40 game via download. Apparently there is something wrong with me because I can't stand Halo 3. My friend has it and I played for all of about 20 minutes before becoming utterly bored with it. For all the hype surrounding it, I was extremely underwhelmed. Doesn't mean the people that like it are wrong.
And as for my comments about the PS3 being stupid? Honestly you sound like a typical Sony Fanboi you see over in the Gamefaqs.com message boards.
Pot meet kettle.
But a fine example of the PS3's flaws is with UT. As mentioned by people on these boards there are framerate issues when compaired to the PC Demo.
I own UT3 for PS3. There are no frame rate issues. Read some reviews. One of the things most of them agree on is that UT3 on the PS3 has a stable and consistent frame rate. Now obviously, a decked out gaming rig will be capable of better gaming experience than either a PS3 or a 360 (as well it should) but we are talking consoles here. And I can say without hesitation that anyone who faults PS3 UT3 from a technical standpoint are trying way too hard to find something wrong with it. It looks and runs great.
Now why would there be any issues at all if Epic claimed that it was easy to program for?
Bearing my previous point in mind, then are you suggesting Epic are lying about the issue? If they say it's easy (as Infinity Ward has also stated) why should I doubt them? Seems to me if there really were performance issues with UT3, blaming the difficulty of programing the PS3 would be a handy excuse to help protect your image. But as I said, the technical issues you bring up simply don't exist, at least in my experience.
The PS3 has alot of horse power on paper, but actually getting that out of the unit seems to be another issue.
And that horsepower shows in the games if you actually look and don't focus only on the failures of those who haven't figured things out yet (e.g. EA). Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank, UT3, COD4, Heavenly Sword, etc. are all prime examples of great looking/performing games. Many developers that have released PS3 games have said you ain't seen nothing yet. It's a new tech and the games will only get better. Compare release titles on the PS2 to the newest titles to see programmer evolution in action. It'll be the same thing with the PS3 but the "next-gen" games are already here.
when I'm putting down 500 bucks plus 60 bucks a game I do my homework on what I'm going to get for that money, and long term.
As well you should. And everything I've said doesn't mean the PS3 is right for you. Personal tatse counts for much. But trying to write off the PS3 as a technical failure is at best, a severe case of being misinformed (which is why I like to post in order to correct any misinformation), or at worst, a severe case on fanboy trolling (I'll give you the benefit of the doubt here).
As to your point about your purchase being a long term one, IMHO, I think the PS3 is by far the safest long term bet among all 3 consoles.This comment was edited on Jan 29, 09:04.