Best PS3 Game?


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I'm getting a PS3 tomorrow. I know, I know... XBox 360 is better. Wii is better. A rat with a string tied to it's tail is better. But I'm a Playstation guy and I'm getting PS3, so don't burst my bubble.

My question is: what game should I get to start with? I was leaning heavily toward Assassin's Creed until I read some poor reviews saying that it is repetitive to the point that replay is out of the question. I may not get a second game for while because my wife won't let me - uh, I mean because I'll be spending all my time at the gym working on my quads and, uh, waxing my Harley while growing a mustache. The point is, I need a game that will be fun for at least three months.

Anyway, I'm torn between Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty 4 and Uncharted. Any suggestions/reviews from those of you in the know would be much appreciated.

Now stop thinking about my buff quads.


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Now stop thinking about my buff quads.

I'm trying not to. I don't get enough sleep as it is so nightmares are the last thing I need.

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Assassin's Creed is a great game, but I wouldn't buy it. I rented it for 5 days and quite nearly beat it (playing about 2-3 hours per day). The game is a bit repetative and I would agree that it's replay value is low. Once you've played through and revealed the (well-written) storyline, there's really no incentive to play again unless you're a completionist who must unlock every bonus.

Call of Duty 4 I have no opinion on. I'm not fond of first-person shooters on console platforms. I have a computer for that.

As for Uncharted, I have only played the demo, but it was a lot of fun and utterly gorgeous. I get the feeling, though, that once you've played through it, there's no reason to do so again. As with Assassin's Creed, it's a one-player only game, so there's no multiplayer to spice it up.

Really, if I had to make a suggestion, I would recommend Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It's a first-person fantasy RPG in a completely open world where you are free to become anything from a thief who steals from hapless victims to a knight in shining armor. The character options are widely varied and the gameplay is fantastic. It's also got a great storyline that you can choose to pursue or ignore at your leisure.

Best of luck in your search, and welcome to the Playstation 3 fan club!

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Rent them instead of buying them. For $60 + tax you can rent enough different games over 3 months to keep yourself entertained. You could try an online game rental service similiar to netflix, but I can't remember it now. Gamefly or something like that. I will look real quick and post the name if I can find it.

Edit:
Yep here it is http://www.gamefly.com/ps3/

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Fatespinner wrote:

Assassin's Creed is a great game, but I wouldn't buy it. I rented it for 5 days and quite nearly beat it (playing about 2-3 hours per day). The game is a bit repetative and I would agree that it's replay value is low. Once you've played through and revealed the (well-written) storyline, there's really no incentive to play again unless you're a completionist who must unlock every bonus.

Call of Duty 4 I have no opinion on. I'm not fond of first-person shooters on console platforms. I have a computer for that.

As for Uncharted, I have only played the demo, but it was a lot of fun and utterly gorgeous. I get the feeling, though, that once you've played through it, there's no reason to do so again. As with Assassin's Creed, it's a one-player only game, so there's no multiplayer to spice it up.

Really, if I had to make a suggestion, I would recommend Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It's a first-person fantasy RPG in a completely open world where you are free to become anything from a thief who steals from hapless victims to a knight in shining armor. The character options are widely varied and the gameplay is fantastic. It's also got a great storyline that you can choose to pursue or ignore at your leisure.

Best of luck in your search, and welcome to the Playstation 3 fan club!

Now I have a 360 but no PS3 so take this with a grain....

I loved Assassin's Creed but like others said it is not a game you will get a ton of replay value from.
Oblivion is a friggin' awesome game. I would suggest this game above almost any other just because it is so damn gorgeous! You could play it for 100's of hours if you wanted. I love this game. Here is a scenario:
I was playing one night with all the lights out in the house on a huge screen. 12:30 at night with no one else in the house awake. Exploring a dark cavern system with my low level Sniper/sneak type dude, trying to be all stealthy but barely able to see in the dark cave. I walk into a skull I hadn't seen and it skitters across the floor of the cave, making a bit of noise(not much but whatever). A goblin comes around the corner and stares at me for a second, then charges. I release the nocked arrow I had been sneaking around with and hit! Except that isn't a sneak attack because the gobbo saw me...this disgusting little creature closes in no time, fast and sick-looking, sorta LoTRs style, and starts hacking at me. I drop outta stealth mode and turn to run, casting a very minor heal as I run. I can't find a place to gain a tactical advantage! So I run all the way out of the dungeon. I stop outside figuring that I was safe.....Gobbo pops out of the dungeon and starts screaming and trying to hack at me so more! I finally found a decent sized boulder to climb up and rained feathered death from above on the little creep.....
Chased out of a dungeon and over a couple 100 yards of landscape by a scummy lil' gobbo! Pretty funny.


I've had a PS3 for about a year now and Oblivion is hands down the best/most engrossing game I have played on the system. Actually, its one of the most engrossing games I've ever played period. The choices you can make and the open world are incredibly detailed. You want a game with a high replay value? then Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is your game. There is simply no way you could accomplish even 1/4 of the quests on your first time playing. It begs for a replay. I've never experienced a game with so many different playable possibilities. Its one drawback (and its a minor one) is that Oblivion has no online or multiplayer options.

I have a bunch of other PS3 titles that I would recommend as well. Fight Night: Round 3(a boxing game) is a good choice, especially if you enjoy virtually pummeling your friends. I have a group of guys that I play with and we have all created boxers on the game with our names and who look just like us. Its a good time.

If you like comics, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is a fun title, just for the sheer number of playable characters.

I also hear that the just released Burnout: Paradise City is a great game. Its an open world driving/race/demolition derby type game. Supposedly has a fantastic online feature.

and then of course there is always Madden Football if you're into that sort of thing. . .

Keep us posted on what you buy, maybe we'll bump into each other online!


Thanks for the feedback. I'm eight hours away from PS3 goodness and the anticipation is killing me.

One of my brothers has Oblivion and Ultimate Alliance for the 360, so I have access to those games already. As the hours tick away, I'm leaning toward Call of Duty 4 for the great online play I've heard about. Of course, I'll probably change my mind fifty times before I get off work.

Man, I didn't have this much trouble deciding what car to buy!


Gamefly is awesome, particularly if you have multiple consoles.


I decided to go with Call of Duty 4. The good news is that the game looks and plays great. The bad news is that I suck. I went online to test my skills, only to discover that I have none! I was averaging roughly 2 kills for every 15 times that I was killed. Bummer, but I've only had the game for two days. Well, I gotta go practice.

P.S. I decided to get creative with my online name... Wolfman174. Yep, I left out the space. CrAaAaAaZy!

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