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12:31 PM on 11.23.2007

I want to start this post off by saying that I'm not the biggest Sony fan. They were arrogant, banking on the strength of their brand. They never seem to speak the truth, and jerk the consumer around with all their press releases and SKUs. Don't get me wrong, the Playstation 3 is a great machine. Not only is it arguably the most powerful current-gen system, but it also has a memory card reader, Blu-Ray player and 1080p video. It works well as a media player when it's connected to the network, you can easily install your own OS on it, easily swap hard drives, and to top it all off, it has a great library of games! Wait.. what?

Ok let me put this a different way... The Playstation 3 finally has a few quality games!

I'm guessing you're either sitting there thinking one of two things:
A) PS3 is teh best system EVAR! It has the best gfx and is sooooo much better than XBox.
B) OMG PS3 doesn't have games. Ur so stoopid, what a shitty system man. PS3 has Resistance and that's it. XBOX 4 LIFE!

Or maybe I'm overestimating your stupidity ;) (iJoke)

What I truly mean though, is that at this point, I think the PS3 is finally worth buying. There's enough quality games out, and the price is lower than ever (if you're ok with a feature-stripped PS3)

With all that aside, let's just get to the games...

Exclusives

Title: Resistance: Fall of Man
Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
Developer: Insomiac Games
Publisher: SCEA
ESRB Rating: M (Mature)

Synopsis: The game takes place in a WWII era (in an alternate reality when WWII never happened). A race of weird-looking humanoids appears to destroy the planet. Asia and Europe are a write-off already, and the race of creatures, called the Chimaera, have the UK in their sights. You play as Nathan Hale, an American soldier sent over to help with UKs reinforcements.

+Great weapons
+Good graphics
+Solid gameplay

-Fight same monsters 95% of the time



Title: Warhawk
Release Date: August 28, 2007
Developer: Incognito Entertainment
Publisher: SCEA
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

About the game: Warhawk, a remake of the game PSX launch title of the same name, is a multiplayer-only futuristic combat game, in the style of the Battlefield or Tribes series. Combat focuses on up to 32 players piloting Warhawks (the game's Harrier-jet-like aircraft) in large-scale acrobatic dogfights using the motion-sensing features of the SIXAXIS controller. However, at any time, players can park their aircraft and continue the fight on foot (using firearms, grenades, knives and surface-to-air missile launchers) or in a ground-based vehicle (jeeps, tanks and a variety of turrets).

+Solid Gameplay
+Sixaxis support optional
+Best multiplayer support seen on PS3

-Multilpayer only



Title: Heavenly Sword
Release Date: September 12, 2007
Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: SCEA
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Synopsis: Nariko is the main character of the game, a young warrior who belongs to a clan headed by her father, Shen. A prophecy once foretold that a son would be born who would act as a saviour to the clan; with the birth of Nariko, a daughter, the clan have come to shun her, and even go so far as to blame their misfortunes on her. After King Bohan launches his destructive tirade to find the Heavenly Sword that the clan protect, Nariko decides to wield it herself as a final act to avenge the people who sacrificed themselves fighting to defend it.

+Solid Gameplay
+Great graphics, facial animations, voice acting and motion capture
+Interesting Sixaxis implementation
+Amazing Cinematic experience

-Particularly short



Title: Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Release Date: October 23, 2007
Developer: Insomiac Games
Publisher: SCEA
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older)

Synopsis: It's no coincidence that Insomniac Games has both of their games for PS3 on this list. They are great developers, and consistently deliver high-quality titles. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is no exception. It's the best in the series to date, and one of the best PS3 titles available, AND has some of the best graphical capabilities seen in a video game to date.

+Solid Gameplay
+Amazing Graphics
+Interesting Sixaxis implementation
+Lots of fun weapons

-Taking advantage of pickups and upgrades makes the title a little easy



Title: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Release Date: November 19, 2007
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: SCEA
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Synopsis: A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Nathan Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.

Uncharted is a mix between a 3rd person shooter, adventure, and 3D platformer. Some people say the controls don't feel right, but I disagree. They are tighter than your 13-year-old sister. The only problem I had was switching from Gears of War to this, very similar (yet completely different) control scheme. The graphics are great, and the AI is the best I have seen to date. The voice acting, once again, is superb. This is the first game in a long long time that had me playing in anticipation of the next cutscene.

+Solid gameplay
+Great graphics
+Interesting Sixaxis implementation (this seems to come up a lot)
+Amazing cinematic experience
+Great AI
+Exciting, engaging story

Keep in mind that these are just exlcusives for PS3. If PS3 is your only system, there is still plenty of cross-platform goodness to try out.

Well that about wraps up my list. It may not rival the XBox 360 library yet, but there's already a great variety in the titles on the PS3. From cartoon platformer, to realistic adventure, to shooter and back. Sure, I may have left a couple games off, and maybe you don't think a game deserves to be up there, but it's up to you to deal with that :P

Some (not all) of the synopsis' were copied directly from either Moby Games or Wikipedia



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