Yep, after a mere few days after getting a PS4, I went one back, and got a PS3 as well! Looks like things went full circle…
I managed to get a super slim model (with the cool top-loading sliding tray) for £90! To put that in perspective, they go for £160 at game!
“Hold on! Did you used to say you hated the PS3?” I hear youse moan, and alright, I’ll say it, I’m a hypocrite, but some PS3 games have shown that the console is in fact, quite powerful, it’s just hard to program for 3rd party developers, the PS2 was as well compared to the Dreamcast, meaning theoretically, if any games were on both consoles, the DC version might’ve been better.
Anyway, back on topic, another complaint I had with the PS3 was it’s excessive features, well, the super slim seems far more focused on games than it’s big brothers, there’s still a bit of it-does-everything-you-don’t-want-to-do kind of vibe to it, but not as much as the original one.
Also, I really wanted to play No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise, Wipeout HD and Haze on it, so I had to get one anyway.
“Wasn’t Haze supposed to be a terrible game?”, well, that’s what the critics and band-wagon-jumpers all say, but as time and time again, I’ve played games everyone seems to hate, but I end up really enjoying, such as Enter the Matrix, Rambo: The Video Game, Soldier of Fortune: Payback, everything made by Acclaim, anything the original Xbox, even the Atari Jaguar!
I was hoping Haze would be another one of those games, after all, it was made by Free Radical, everything they’ve ever touched turned into pure platinum, there’s no way it can suck…
It didn’t! I think it’s brilliant! Okay, there are some aspects that are of questionable quality, such as the characters, some voices, and the graphics and animation might leave a bit to be desired, but the game is a lot of fun, the story is very enticing, and even contains some funny moments only Free Radical can achieve.
There are a some new features that mix the gameplay up a bit, such as the Nectar system, which everyone who’s heard of haze should know about, and the ability to disarm enemies.
Would it be worth £40? I’m not sure, it would for me being a massive fan of Free Radical’s previous work. However, it is not by any means a system seller, as Sony were hoping, I think they should’ve let Free Radical go ahead with the 360 and PC version planned, because then at least, you can have PC mods that will fix the game’s issues.
Ack! What are you going to do now? It’s all in the past. For those who need another PS3 exclusive to hunt down, you can add Haze, especially since they’re dirt cheap these days (I got my copy for 99p!), and are insanely easy to find, it’s a why-not, even if you’re not interested in it, right?
I’ve also tried Resistance: Fall of Man, I remember hating the demo back then, but at £2, I couldn’t resist giving it second chance (Ha! Get it? a 2ND chance? because it was £2? Nevermind…), and the first levels were as a hard and frustrating as I remembered, but afterwards, when I got a decent gun, it all changed! I was having a blast! As for the second game, I’ll just leave it until I complete the first game. It’s a blu-ray, they’re scratch-resistant, so it’s practically guaranteed to work!
I also tried Motorstorm, in HD for the first time, and it was alright, not exactly mind-blowing, but it’s still a fun game. The load times are still annoying, though.
So there you have it, I own all 7th Gen consoles! Just like I said I wouldn’t….