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Old January 18 2013, 06:10 PM   #46
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I'm not inclined to pick up a PS3 just because of the cost and the fact that it's at the end of its life cycle.
The end of a console's life cycle is the best time to pick up a system. All the great games have been released and most of them can be purchased from any game store for $5-$20.
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Old January 18 2013, 07:19 PM   #47
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^ Hmmm, I hadn't considered that. Still, I'm not sure I can justify the cost of a new console to play a handful of games when there are tons of games that fit the criteria for what I'm looking for, that are for the consoles I do own (Wii, XBox 360, PS2).

I guess there has to be that killer game and I just don't see it for PS3. For example, as much as I'd like to play New Super Mario Bros. U, I probably won't get a Wii U until the next Zelda comes out (whenever that is).
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Old January 18 2013, 10:03 PM   #48
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I'm not inclined to pick up a PS3 just because of the cost and the fact that it's at the end of its life cycle.
The end of a console's life cycle is the best time to pick up a system. All the great games have been released and most of them can be purchased from any game store for $5-$20.
Yep. That, and usually it's better to wait to buy a new console until it's been out for a year or two. By then, its price will probably have dropped some and it should have some decent games out. Consoles at launch time, at least IMO, are usually overpriced and most launch titles aren't all that great.
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Old January 18 2013, 10:20 PM   #49
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Yep. That, and usually it's better to wait to buy a new console until it's been out for a year or two. By then, its price will probably have dropped some and it should have some decent games out. Consoles at launch time, at least IMO, are usually overpriced and most launch titles aren't all that great.
Not to mention waiting for a revision or two to iron out some of the bugs with the console. Red Ring of Death, anyone?
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Old January 19 2013, 02:56 AM   #50
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You see all this fretting about obsolence and consoles is part of the reason I've always been content with PCs. Sure, you need to upgrade computers as well, but you're never in a position where you feel you can't get any games for the PC. I could get a top of the line computer tomorrow and I'd have a full library of games the moment I did so, because they'd be the same games. I've been in situations where I can barely run a game on an old computer, get a new one, and then have the satisfaction of that game running on maximum settings.

Well, that and realistically there's no other platform better for a good strategy game (Crusader Kings 2 would be sort of unthinkable with a controller).

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He's not alone in that regard. Hell, I don't think the writers of that game knew what it was about.
Oh they did. Avellone's given some interesting responses about it over the years.
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Old January 19 2013, 03:55 AM   #51
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Sure, you need to upgrade computers as well, but you're never in a position where you feel you can't get any games for the PC. I could get a top of the line computer tomorrow and I'd have a full library of games the moment I did so, because they'd be the same games.
Assuming that you can convince the installers to talk to the SecuROM servers, or that Valve hasn't decided to arbitrarily lock your Steam account, sure. At least with consoles (for now, obviously this may change in future generations) you don't need to beg the publishers or retailers for permission to play the games you "own".
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Old January 19 2013, 04:49 AM   #52
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Assuming that you can convince the installers to talk to the SecuROM servers, or that Valve hasn't decided to arbitrarily lock your Steam account, sure.
I've never had either problem. Hell, I recently reinstalled Dragon Age: Origins via Origin, and I originally got that game on the now defunct service of Direct2Drive... and this is the third computer I've installed it on.

Steam's DRM issues do bother me but fortunately there's alternatives to Steam.
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Old January 19 2013, 05:12 AM   #53
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JRPGs - buy a cheap Wii, and then get Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower.
Damn limited runs. I really want Xenoblade Chronicles, but I am so not paying the $80+ that Ebay's asking for it. What is with the RPG genre and overpricing?
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Old January 19 2013, 01:53 PM   #54
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For PS2 + 360 + Wii, including backwards compat, these are some the best:
Note a lot of these never came out in europe though(not sure where you're from, I assume america or at least the ability to play american releases from your list).
I don't want to waste time describing them in case you've already played them, but if any take your fancy I'll be happy to go into depth.

PSX
Grandia
Suikoden
Suikoden 2
Vandal Hearts
Breath of Fire 3
Final Fantasy IX
Vanguard Bandits
Alundra
Saiyuki: Journey West

PS2
Dragon Quest VIII
Persona 3 : FES
Persona 4
Grandia 2
Radiata Stories
Rogue Galaxy
Shadow Hearts 1/2/3
Disgaea 1/2 (don't play if you hate grinding)

X360
Tales of Vesperia

GC
Skies of Arcadia
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Baten Kaitos
Baten Kaitos Origins

Wii
Xenoblade Chronicles
The Last Story
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Old January 19 2013, 05:38 PM   #55
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The lack of Wild Arms in your list makes me sad.
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Old January 19 2013, 05:52 PM   #56
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The lack of Wild Arms in your list makes me sad.
I love the wild arms games. I especially have fond memories of Jack's indiana jones style intro in the first one, as well as the ecstacy of gold overworld theme.

OP's got them in the list of games he's played though, so I didn't bother listing them.
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Old January 19 2013, 06:32 PM   #57
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Planescape: Torment is still the best rpg i've played and even an old pc should be able to play it
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Old January 19 2013, 08:09 PM   #58
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Planescape: Torment is still the best rpg i've played and even an old pc should be able to play it
It's also available DRM free from gog.com, which includes a helpful mod guide if you want to say play it in widescreen.
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Old January 19 2013, 10:09 PM   #59
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The lack of Wild Arms in your list makes me sad.
Me too.

And Grandia but no Lunar? What the frack?
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Old January 19 2013, 10:32 PM   #60
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Me too.
Uh...for the second time, it's in the OP. What's the point of listing games he's already played?

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And Grandia but no Lunar? What the frack?
I never have had much of an urge to replay the lunar games, and playing the recent psp remake of the first didn't change that, so I don't consider them essential. The Mega CD games and PSX/PSP remake(s) are fun though(DS one is hideous).
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