So I'm looking at becoming one of the Unwashed Console Masses, potentially. Not to replace my Master Race Box, and not without good reason, of course.
As the PS3 reaches the end of its lifespan, I took back over the games released for it, and weep. These games will ever have their day in the wonderful digital world that is my Steam library. They will never be an .exe that will run and frolic through my cores, me with one hand upon WASD, the other perched atop my mouse, finger strumming gently across the ridged wheel...
Long story short, PC is never getting these games and I still want to play them.
I have a 360, but the only exclusive I thought worth getting for it was Banjo & Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (I like customisation games (More on that in another topic sometime?)).
Looking around, I seem to be able to pick up a 500GB PS3 for about £170. Dualshock and power cables come as standard. It'll be on my PC desk, upright if they do that. I'm at a power socket shortage, so PC will be unplugged, PS3 plugged in. Ethernet from the PC to the PS3. Would the HDMI from the PC work as a PS3 -> monitor cable (as techy as I am, the 20 different cables for the consoles elude me)? Will the Dualshock work well as a PC gamepad?
And the games! Currently looking at:
Dragons Dogma (Dark Arisen) (It sounds good, the game+expansion is pretty cheap for a new game)
Little Bigplanet 2 (Customisation to the max! Physics!)
Demon's Souls (Dark Souls was my GOTY)
Valkyria Chronicles (Tactical RPG, incredibly well reviewed)
Rune Factory Oceans (I enjoyed Harvest Moon)
Metal Gear Solid 4/2+3 HD collection (What's a PS3 without MGS? I enjoyed #2)
Zone of the Enders HD collection (I enjoyed the first one back in the day, can't remember much of it aside from flying acrobatic mecha and micromissiles. Nostalgia choice)
As you can see, I'm looking more for games with at least a bit of thinking behind them, not hundredmanshoots. RPGs are definitely nice, the more upgrading weapons/nonrestrictive classes/crafting the better.
Pricewise I'm looking at games that are a little older. £20 is probably the max I'd spend at the minute (ZoE/MGS collections are that much for several games).
I've heard nice things about the Atelier series, not sure where to start with that one (just get an old one as it's cheapish? Get the newest one as it supersedes the older?). Armoured Core V sounds interesting, but I've heard that the gameplay doesn't quite match up with the depth of customisation.
Any suggestions? If it's out on PC, I'll probably be getting it there instead.