Archive for the PS3 Category

Diablo 3 Demo on PS3

Posted in PS3 with tags , , , , on 20/09/2013 by arthur1977

Time to be honest, until I downloaded the demo for Diablo III, I had never played any game in the series. After realizing I missed to loot hunting of MMO’s I started looking into Diablo III to quench that thirst.

Not being a PC gamer anymore I had to wait until it was released on the PS3. After reading some impressions on various sites I decided to down load the demo. After trying to select the Demon Hunter class (Full game required, D’oh) I selected a male Wizard and jumped in. The game starts you off slowly just a few mobs at a time with limited skills. Once you do the first couple quests in the city gaining a few levels and skills they release you to the first open zone to slaughter everything! After raining death and distraction on everything I could find in the zone I decided that this game is for me.

I picked up the full game on Tuesday and have managed to get my newly created Demon Hunter to level 11. The combat is fast and furious and the loot hunting addictive. If you cannot seem the loot a piece of armor you can also go to the blacksmith or merchant and see what they have for you. I keep wanting to jump back in for one more loot run, but it’s not a game I should be playing around my 3 year old daughter!

The bonus on top of everything else is I can also play this game with my friends. The couch coop is awesome and something most games seem to lack now that we are moving to a more online generation.

It might sound strange but I really enjoy sitting in a room with a few close friends drinking scotch and killing demons!

The Walking Dead

Posted in Games, PS3 with tags , , on 04/12/2012 by arthur1977

The Walking Dead LogoI just finished The Walking Dead episodic game and it is AMAZING!

At first I was not that interested in the game but after listening to the Player One podcast and IGN’s Podcast BEYOND rave about it I though I should give it a shot.  I am certainly glad I did.  I just finished episode 5 about half an hour ago and I want to play it from the beginning again to see different outcomes already.  I think I got probably the worst possible ending and that is one of the strongest motivating factors for me wanting to try again.

The Walking Dead 1I won’t drop any spoilers right now because the story is so good I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.  If you have played the game I am interested to hear what you think, please leave a comment.

Assassinate the Assassins

Posted in Games, PS3 with tags , , , , , on 04/10/2012 by arthur1977

I loved the quest I played this morning in Borderlands 2.

It was called “Assassinate the Assassins” and it involved you going into a different zone and killing 4 assassins. The interesting thing about the quest is you had to kill them with different weapons for bonus XP (ie pistol for the first, then sniper rifle, melee and last shotgun). I was lucky to have all three types in my backpack and got the kills without my turret taking them out.

Borderlands 2 game keeps on impressing me the more I play it. My friend lent me his copy last week since I am on vacation and I logged about 15 hours with the game. I started out as an assassin but changed to the commando class before to long and love it. It was the right switch for my play style and I just hit level 10.

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I also really enjoyed the split screen Coop that I tried last Friday and will be playing again tomorrow. It’s great to have another coop game to add to the library when you get together with good friends. Next step is to try it online with strangers and see how the community is.

Roll out!

Posted in Games, PS3 with tags , , , on 21/08/2012 by arthur1977

Well today’s the day, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron hits retail shelves, and I have a 12 hour shift to work!

Oh well, my wife is being great and supporting my inner geek by picking up my preorder. So after work and spending some quality time with my ladies I will turn on the PS3 and relive part of my youth.

I am leaning towards playing some multi player first, so if you want an easy kill look for CDN-Dragoon 😉

My vote for the next PS3 HD collection: Parasite Eve

Posted in PS3, Square Enix with tags , , , on 13/08/2012 by arthur1977

With the recent announcements of more Collections for the PS3 it got me wondering what classic series would I like to see.

After a little thinking the Parasite Eve series from Squaresoft in the late 90’s jumped to the forefront. Parasite Eve one and two were released on the PSOne in the late 90’s and the third game of the series was made for the PSP and released in 2010.

I love playing the first two games in University, yep starting to show my age there. They are beautiful Action RPG games that followed rookie cop Aya Brea as she chases her nemesis Eve and learns more about her past.

I started replaying Parasite Eve and besides the graphics being a little pixilated I am really enjoying it. The story is great and gets you involved with the characters quickly. The weapon and armor customizations are nice and let you pick your favorite type of weapon and upgrade it.

I know Square Enix is all over the place and the chances of this collection getting released is very small. With the relative success of 3ed Birthday (Parasite Eve 3) on the PSP which sold around 800,000 copies and the positive reviews of the original games on PSN i have some hope. The ideal situation might be for Square to let a partner like Edios to do the work and let the parent company focus on the next Final Fantasy title.

I will keep my fingers crossed!

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Rainbow Moon

Posted in Games, PS3 with tags , , , , on 11/07/2012 by arthur1977

Add another game to my wanting to play list!

After listening to Colin Moriarty talk about this game on IGN’s Podcast Beyond! I started look into it.

The more I read, the more my interest grew. Colin’s review pushed me over the edge and now I am looking forward to playing it. I have been waiting for a game like this one the PS3 for a long time now.

I am huge Final Fantasy Tactics fan from back in the day and this game looks like it could scratch that itch. It would be great to see Square-Enix make another tactics game but I would be dreaming if I expected it anytime soon.

Even if I cannot fully dedicate myself to Rainbow Moon I still plan to buy it to purely support SideQuest Studios and hope for more games like this in the future.

So with the addition of Rainbow Moon the list of games I want to play includes:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (95% Complete)
God of War (70%)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (60%)
Skyrim (30%)
Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time (70%)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
God of War 2
God of War 3

Not a bad list, with Transformers: Fall of Cybertron coming out in late August and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale a few months after that I better get gaming.

PlayStation All-stars Release Date

Posted in Games, PS3 with tags , on 07/07/2012 by arthur1977

Its official, October 23 (North America) is when PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will hit store shelves.

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I loved the Smash Bros. series on the Nintendo systems so I am really looking forward to this release.

I usually get together with a few friends on Friday nights and this might be a fun multiplayer game for us to play.