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PS3 May Cry

On 05/25/2021 at 10:52 AM by Matt Snee

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So, let's imagine that - hypothetically - I dug my PS3 out of the closet, ordered a third party controller because I lost mine and they don't make official ones anymore, received the controller in the mail, set up the PS3, installed all the updates, spent twenty minutes clearing off the hard drive, and then rested like God on the seventh day, because IT was good. 

Yes, for some crazy reason I dug out my PS3. Well, mostly because I wanted to play Dragon Age 1 and 2. But, I after digging out some games from storage, browsing the PSN store, and redownloading digital games I purchased but never really played, I'm kind of thrilled. The PS3 and Xbox 360 years, for me, were a time of dabbling in games - I played a lot of things, but I had trouble finishing them. I did complete the Mass Effect trilogy On the 360, but on the PS3, the only game I believe I beat was Tales of Graces F, but I didn't do the postgame. Well. Guess what game is sitting beneath my TV now? 

So, I have a bit of unfinished business. I also happily discovered there are a bunch of Ratchet and Clank games I can buy and play now. Also, like I mentioned before, there are some digital games I bought that I only sampled then forgot about. For instance, the Devil May Cry reboot, Digital Devil Saga, and a bunch of PSONE classics. 

I gave the Devil May Cry reboot about an hour of play last night. I really have no recollection buying it, but there must have been a sale. I really enjoyed playing it, actually. Low expectations helped. But the combat is fun. The story and presentation though... well, let's just say the developers were obviously trying to be edgy in an early 2000s way. Also, the game is obviously an example of the era when games were doing their best to be and to be defined like movies. Fortunately, with the PS4/Switch/XBONE era, games became happy with being games. 



Cary Woodham

05/25/2021 at 03:32 PM

The PS3 is probably my least favorite of Sony's systems.  It just never ran right for me.  It was rather slow, I felt.  Plus that was the system that started the whole security breach debacle.  There are still quite a lot of good games for it, though.  3-D Dot Game Heroes, Ratchet and Clank Trilogy, DuckTales Remastered, and others.  You know why Tales of Graces F is a shorter game and doesn't look as well graphically?  Well it was originally a Wii game in Japan!

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/26/2021 at 11:47 AM

Yeah, I'm not crazy about the PS3, but I never liked the Wii either. I thought the 360 was a good system. 

Cary Woodham

05/26/2021 at 07:50 PM

Yeah you'd think in the PS3/Wii/360 generation, I would've liked the Wii the best.  But actually, I liked the 360 more than the Wii!  You'd think it would be the other way around for me.  But nope.  In fact, I liked the 360 so much it's probably one of my top five favorite consoles of all time.  Right up there with the SNES, NES, and PSOne.


05/25/2021 at 08:57 PM

I had my PS3 up a little while ago. I want to hook it up again as I still have a bunch of physical games for it (digital too). I discovered Demon's Souls and Valkyria Chronicles on that system. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/26/2021 at 11:47 AM

I've considered playing Valkyria Chronicles again, but it's just not time yet. 


05/26/2021 at 10:27 PM

It's fun for a while but it gets hard. I've never finished it. I just love the way it looks. 

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