This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
I’ve had my PlayStation 3 since December 2010, and the poor thing’s been used primarily as a Blu-ray/DVD player. Console gaming has just not been something I’ve been wanting to do, what with handhelds and PC being more convenient. In fact, the only PS3 game I’ve played on the PS3 is Eternal Sonata (PSOne Classics do not count), so I figured I really need to remedy it by playing more PS3 games. This weekend, I debated on starting on Final Fantasy XIII, Heavy Rain, or L.A. Noire. I chose to play FFXIII.
Holy cow. The graphics. I knew the graphics were going to be incredible, but I didn’t expect it to be this good. I’m just amazed by it, and when I compare it to old-school JRPGs from the 90s . . . there are no comparisons. I am still not sure about the gameplay, though, or whether I like the story and the characters yet. One thing for sure is that I’ve definitely missed console gaming. Playing FFXIII brings back all the fond memories of me in my teenage/college days doing marathons and pulling all-nighters on my consoles. I really do miss those days.