The Playstation 3 has plenty of great exclusive games. Unfortunately, some of those titles don't get the recognition (in terms of sales) they deserve.
Heavenly Sword. Bashed for being short, but the game is ace.
No site had anything bad to say about heavenly sword, the only thing they could think of was " it's too short! braw braw braw!". But leave it to MW2's campaign and it's all good, superb. Til this day, i still think Heavenly sword has some of the best facial animations to this day..not even UC2 competes with HS's facial animations sad to say. Anways, it's funny because I'm playing demon's souls right now. XD
The game is fun and the voice acting and lip syncing is friggin amazing.
I agree with you, that heavenly sword was awesome but i disagree with the modern warfare 2 diss up there, which included a multiplayer component and spec ops, which were both great the reason eye of judgement didn't sell was becuz the card game was boring, they should've taken an existing franchise (such as magic or yugioh) and made that virtual instead... so atleast ppl understood the game
Good list. I really agree with the #1 pick. I only saw like 4 or 5 people on my friends list play Demon Souls and I thought it was a shame. I take every chance to talk up Demon Souls. Great game! EDIT:@BELOW Yep I couldn't believe it came to the US like it did. "Warhawk used the SIXAXIS gimmick but actually used it well (though I still can't fly Warhawks for crap)" I feel your pain. I got some friends who make it look soo easy too.
I think everybody was surprised at how WELL Demon's Souls sold. First of all, it was a miracle they localized it here, and on top of that Atlus underestimated the number of sales since I do believe they shipped less than it was demanded. It is still an overlooked game and I wish Sony could advertise it. It really is a crown jewel to the PS3. I think Warhawk would also make a good addition to this list. Eye of Judgment was really gimmicky, Warhawk used the SIXAXIS gimmick but actually used it well (though I still can't fly Warhawks for crap)
Easily the best game on PS3, yt it was so underrated and underappreciated
I think 1 and 2 should be reversed. Both incredible games to be sure but Demons Souls is more well known in my opinion. Before the game got it's US release it was being masively hyped by ATLUS and RPG fans alike and as a result ALOT of people bought it. To the point that the game was sold out at almost everywhere at one point and ATLUS had to print more copies. Valkyria on the other hand came out and was utterly passed by. 90% of gamers didn't even know what it was and it wasen't until much later that the series began to get traction thanks to the anime spreading the word and Sega make a BIG push to get there series out into the open. Either way both incredible games and a good list overall.
VC is the most epic jrpg so far this gen. Epic gameplay, epic story, epic character development. I played it through 3 times.
Demon's Souls is the better game, but Valkyria Chronicles is definitely more overlooked. You can pick it up for $20 new now a days.
Brilliant game, and Anna Torv's voice melts my heart...:)
I still need to pick up VC and Folklore. I know I could get both for aboot 20 bucks, but I don't think aboot buying games too much. TGSI
I have heard really good things about heavenly sword. All I played was the demo when I got my ps3. Same for uncharted. Both are quality titles. Right now my attention is turned towards finishing resistance 1/2 and killzone 2 and R&C. GoW3 is just around the corner so I hope I will find some time to go back to the first gen PS3 greats.
@mal_tez92 Totally Agree, UC is Simply Awesome, Add to that one, Heavenly Sword, Valkyria Chronicles and Folklore
There's a new copy of Beyond Good and Evil at my EB. $14.99 Not sure how that happened.
the only good parts i enjoyed of that game was the catapult level against the sieging hordes and the Kai parts with the crossbow/sixaxis. it was indeed too short also. also the the acting and voice work was nothing short of spectacular. Andy Serhkis' performance is my favorite voice over in a game followed very close by Samuel L Jackson in San Andreas *Edit does anybody know any info about possible EU release of Demon Souls? i really would love to pick it up. it sounds great
I own all of them except EoJ. agree with all the titles except maybe eye of judgement. I'd switch that for Heavenly Sword. Heavenly Sword was a great game and I really enjoyed the sixaxis controls. controlling your projectiles was so fun. It got bashed so hard just because it was short. I wish Folklore would have done full voice acting throughout the game instead of text too.
I agree 100% with 3 & 4... 2 of the best games I've played this gen all together. Siren is how, to a blinding T, a horror game should be conducted. It has pace and build up... Not everything is in your face action. Not everything is coming for you 100% of the time. Sometimes you don't face anything but your own fear.
Damn Nogolis you should write a review. You got me wanting to play Siren.
I agree with the suspense aspect. I played the demo and almost bought it but the controls bothered me. I might have to check it out sometime tho...
Im ashamed to say i still havent played it cause every store i go nobody has it.
if u ever see folklore buy it's g8
I have 1-3, and those games are AMAZING. PS3 owners owe themselves to dig out these precious gems and play the heck out of them.
I think these are more niche games then overlooked, they got good reviews...
I bought EoJ the week it came out mainly for the camera. It was a pretty cool game, but finding someone to play it with is a challenge. To most people card games quit being cool in the 90's. I liked it a lot though.
I got it a fair while, cheap at gamestation for my bro. It's certainly fun I also managed to snag afew card packs cheap on clearence other then that however it's one of those games that can easily ad up in price. I also made my own copies of some cards, as long as I'm not playing online imo it's no so bad and they are hard to find in shops and in my view it would be very costly. >.< Folklore would have been imo near perfect if they had just had different map layouts for the different charaters.. although the different creates does make it less repetative
Damnit! I keep forgetting to get that. Seeing it at GS for $30 used. Don't know if they're still offering the costumes on PSN though.
I loved Folklore and it's definitely overlooked.The strange thing is the game has been out a couple of years but is still at full price.Amazon has it listed for $59.99.It should $29.99 IMO.
for 19.99. Was a very underrated game IMO.
Valkyria Chronicles! I love love love it!
I agree, excellent game. I still can't even beat the first level on the hard mode :| They mean it when they say HARD that sh!t is ridiculous!~
I bought VALKYRIA CHRONICLES based on recomendations from folk here at N4G and am glad (and grateful to them) that I did. It's one of the few games I can describe as genuinely 'beautiful' (on every level, especially art direction, atmosphere and music).
You can call Demon's Souls and overlooked came when it has and estimated sales of 230K for being a very niche title.
hmm, i was level 207 on DS ,4th playthrough and almost had platnium....... then my ps3 died......i got a slim now... i might start over later.... but with so many good games coming out I don't know if I'll have time to commit.....if I do I'll use a girl this time, I really want to use the rogue armor..... but it one if those games I'm won't be getting rid of ever... I know as soon as I create a new charecter I'll get hooked again
Don't agree with this.... the controls put me off. Loved the horror aspect but when you spend 30 minutes finding out how to get away from the police officer from the beginning is an extreme pain in the ass. ***the worst flashlight in game.... -End statement
DS and Siren are both exceptional games. The only criticism against Siren I could make is with the multiple sight jacks, any more than one and the fps craws along, probably because it was one of the first generation of ps3 games. I'd love a sequel.
Another accurate article from Examiner.
I would love to see a Heavenly Sword 2 just like EVERYBODY else
I own all those games except for VC and I have to say that Folklore and Siren: Blood Curse are criminally underrated.
Well I currently own 3 of those 5 games, excludig Folklore (although I did play the game, just not own it) and Siren (which i only played the demo)
I have Demon's Souls and Valkyria Chronicles, just don't care about the others really (although, Folklore demo wasn't bad). I think most "hardcore" PS3 owners know about these games and more than a few picked one or more of them up. Don't think they're overlooked, but when you consider the genres, it makes sense they're not topping people's lists.
Demon's souls = top game released in past year imo...
Agree with Siren: Blood Curse, I would have gotten the game if it was released as a disk. It looked like a really good horror.
5 Most Overlooked: Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Folklore, Demon's Souls, and Siren
I dont see how a game that sells a million copies can be overlooked VC has hit a million and demons is something like 900k. All great games that i own except EOJ, folklore should get a sequel with the motion controller same with siren.
demon souls is a great game im just sad cause i got the ylod while i was playing modern warfare 2. the ps3 is gonna get fixed as soon as possible so many great games coming out for it in the coming months.firstly im gonna get to playing my demon souls cant wait till i get it my ps3 back from sony
Well i would buy Demon's Souls, if it was out in Europe... !!!!!!!!!!
Just import like I did. What country do live in? I live in Norway so buying it from us considering the weak dollar was a real bargain. Norwegian krone is so damned strong now :D
what about lair after the controls were sorted out pretty good game, story was solid, pitty couldn't land the dragon on ground and cause chaos though
in that order.HEAVENLY SWORD is still in my top 10 of all time,EPIC!!and SIRENS has a reeeeal scary type of game play(play this one by yourself with the lights off).SIRENS has a huge following,just check out the SIRENS room in HOME.its got a mini game and a japanese metal song!!
demon souls is really crap
Demon's souls is one of my all time favorites.
Motorstorm: Pacific rift....................... !!
just because a few bot sites gave it bad scores,if u look at user ratings the game scores very high
I have all these games except for eye of judgement. Folklore is probably the most under appreciated game on the ps3.
folklore was awsome
deffinitly was underrated
actually better then a lot of these hack and slash games that are out now witch is pretty sad lol
Heavenly Sword and Valkyria Chronicles are two of my favorite games this gen. Its a *ucking shame they won't get proper sequels.
true dude i was looking forward to hs sequal
Demon's Souls still missing in Europe. You can get only import versions.
Well worth importing. I'm actually suprised someone hasn't picked it up for Europe (even SouthPeak Games picked up 3D Dot Game Heroes for a European release).
Even though not everybody is into baseball, but as a game in the sports genre its on the top of its class. There's so much depth in that series it's amazing. One of the best sports franchises I've ever played, and each year they make vast improvements.
I bought all of those on the list except Eye of Judgement (no interest in card games). I even imported Siren on Blu-ray from Europe.
I feel like I need to buy Demons Souls to enjoy it, everybody says it's really long so renting would probably be a bad idea.
i'd rent first to see if you can afford the time that the game requires. It took me 8 hours to beat level 1-1, and that wasn't abnormally long. Average from people I talked to and saw on forums was anywhere from 6-12 hours. The game is a beast! ha.
Ive beaten the first 5 bosses and its taken me about 14 hours so far
Happy to see both Folklore and Siren there, two of my favorite games.
Best game in 2009. It really brought back the feeling of video-games. I`m tired of easy gaming like gow and mass effect where you can change difficulty in-game. It`s just simple entertainment without depth. Demon`s Soul`s is a masterpiece with more depth than anything out there this generation. Metal Gear Solid 4 and Valkyria Chronicles share the second place in my opinion.
He said Siren:blood curse was download only. I have it on Blu-ray disc. I do live in UK, maybe US didn't get the disc version (i dont know). It is a good horror game though.
Referring to Eye Of Judgement: Some of us lost huge portions of our lives playing this game and am hurt by your rash assumption. I will see you on the field of judgement. IF YOU DARE. PS. I'm not a nerd.