Originally Posted by Cygnus2112
Get Red Dead Redemption, one of the best games released in years.
I love it. I always admired Rock Star Games' Grand Theft Auto
series for its innovated sandbox RPG design, but having tried one I quickly found that I don't really want to pretend to be a thug. Red Dead Redemption
has the same go-anywhere-do-what-you-like sandbox mechanic, but lets you be kind of a good guy seeking redemption from his former life as an outlaw. The story and dialog are well written and voice acting is very, very good. I'd played a rented copy on my PS3 (my housemate rented it to play on his) and declined to buy it full price cause I had a big stack of unplayed stuff. I recently bought it as a game downloaded to my Xbox's HDD (XBL "Games on Demand"). Being too lazy to get up and change discs, I'd buy all of my games that way if I could
I also strongly recommend the Uncharted
series. They're Indiana-Jones/Tomb-Raider-like action adventures and sort of like playing your way through a movie. Little Big Planet
's graphics are amazing
, but the game itself is too bizarre for my tastes.
Since you only have a PS3, I can recommend some multi-platform titles that I like. The Prince of Persia
series is one of my all-time favorites. I've played all of them since Sands of Time
appeared on the last generation of consoles, except for the latest, which didn't review particularly well and seemed like something I could wait for. The Bioshock
games are also big favorites (really, really well written sci-fi horror with a heavy philosophical core). I'm starting to get heavily into the Assassin' Creed
series. All of these are heavily story-based single player games.
I'm also a big, big Rock Band
fan who's spent a small fortune on instrument controllers. In the latest version, you can get controllers that are actual instruments--the game will roll charts which require that you shape real chords on guitar fretboards or play a two octave keyboard one-handed or play a drum kit with cymbals. The original five-button guitar/bass controller and four-pad-plus-kick-pedal drum kit are still there. The game has introduced me to a ton of music that I now love but would probably never have otherwise heard. I unashamedly plan hours of this every week