Playstation 3 (so far)
I’ve only owned my PS3 for three weeks now and I would have to say that it is an impressive system. I won’t get into the nitty gritty since Rollin has written an excellent review on it himself. I would just like to say that I have enjoyed being a part of the PS3 ranks.
The system looks great although I would have preferred a satin finish as opposed to a gloss. (less fingerprints)
The interface is smooth and easy to navigate.
Backwards compatibility has been handy. I have even loaded Final Fantasy XI on my system ^.^ and it runs great! Unfortunately PS2 games look pretty bad on a 1080p display.
DVD capabilities let me retire my old DVD player, effectively freeing up space on my stand.
Blu-ray = Awesome. Images are crisp and clear. I can’t wait to build my library starting with 300. I would almost say blu-ray is to dvd what dvd is to standard TV. It’s great.
The ability to download game previews/demos is definitely going to help me decide on what to buy in the future. It’s quite helpful to be able to try out a game before I buy. It lets me feel more in control about what I’m spending my hard earned cash on.
Graphics on the PS3 = also quite Awesome. Gran Turismo HD demo is visually stunning. I was in awe the first time I saw Gran Turismo 3 A-spec but this surpasses that. It’s amazing. I see a lot of potential in this little, shiny black box. I can’t wait to see more.
So far the only gripe that I have is that my SIXAXIS controller goes on the fritz from time to time. Basically my analogs cease to function as well as some of the buttons. To correct it I need to press the PS button and then unpause it. After that the controller is fine. In a traditional RPG this would be no problem but while playing Super Stardust HD where the action is hectic and one hit = loss of 1 life, it matters tremendously. I hope that it’s a minor glitch that will be solved in a future patch but I dunno.
Well that’s what I think so far. In the future I may review some of the games that I get for it. So far there isn’t anything that I’m truly antsy to get for the system. So until then, enjoy whatcha got.