PS3 + MGS4

So…I got a PS3 and Metal Gear Solid 4.  Not quite the perfect 10 game it’s been getting, but it is definitely a system-seller.  It was most certainly worth the money too.  I didn’t get the job at Gamestop (the guy never called…) but they did have a neat package for two controllers.

Concerning the PS3, the thing is massive.  Nintendo’s systems have been lightweight and portable, whereas Microsoft has always had big and bulky hardware.  The PS2 was middle of the road, although the refurbished model is smaller than the GameCube.  Now, the PS3 might be bigger than the Xbox 360.  On a side note, I’d like to say Xbox 360 is a really stupid name (though “Wii” is worse).  I understand why it was done (Xbox 2 would sound inferior to a PS3), but 360?  It wouldn’t have been so bad if it hadn’t led to all those silly rumors that the next-gen Playstation would be called the “720”.  Some people will try and spin this to say the Xbox 360 means its a “revolution” in gaming.  Well, people defend the Wii and it doesn’t sound any less stupid.

The lack of backwards compatibility with the PS2 is a bit of a letdown, but again, understandable.  It’s because of a developer thing.  See, to emulate PS2 games, the PS3 needs certain PS2 hardware.  Now, developers can make a game to run on PS2 or PS3 hardware (or both).  If PS2 hardware is in the PS3 and developers are making a PS2 game, well, why would customers want to buy a PS3?  It’s still weird, though.  PS1 games work just fine, but PS2 games?  Nope.

And that’s a lot of “PS”…

As for MGS4, I’ll have more on that later.  I’ve beaten the game but that’s because I’ve sat around since Thursday afternoon and done nothing but play it.  Well, when I didn’t shower/sleep/eat/etc.

And despite the usual pessimism, life can be good sometimes…right?

The less people know about the truth, the more they can fantasize.”

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