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Wonderful, glorious bundle
, November 26, 2012
This review is from: PS3 250 GB Black Friday 2012 Bundle (Console)
To start, I got my package only two days after ordering it with 5-8 day free shipping. It made my 6.5 year wait to get a PS3 so much easier on me, Amazon shipping is always really fast.
So my shipping experience was awesome, what about the item itself? Well after I freaked out with glee over finally getting my first HD console(more importantly, the best one on the market today) I spent around three hours sampling the two Uncharted games(very impressive, even in 480i because I forgot to get HDMI cords and the cords that come with the system are lame; I'm moving from 1080p 60 FPS PC gaming to this and Uncharted 2's still prettier than any PC game I've ever played) and I've spent roughly the past two hours playing the first inFamous title. Outside of the floaty movement and difficulty of the combat, it may end up one of my favorite games this generation. It's really great so far, I'm excited I got the sequel AND the spinoff PSN sequel inFamous: Festival of Blood. I'm undoubtedly going to play through each game on the good AND evil paths, maybe I'll even try out a mixed path later to see how complex the game can get.
Probably most surprising was the 30-day PS+ trial. Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, Ratchet & Clank: A41, Quantum Conundrum, Dungeon Defenders? They really aren't holding out on us with their free PS+ games, it easily convinced me to try to get a year-long PS+ membership very soon. It looks like it's the best value in gaming so far, I'm just worried it's so great now to try to trap users into the service or to make it required or something. The reason I won't even consider getting a 360 is the monthly fee requirement to play your games online, if Sony pulled something like that I'm not sure what I'd do.
Still, I went from having five PS3 games to temporarily having over 12 PS3 titles PLUS some great Vita games(I finally get to play Gravity Rush, wootwoot). There's no way that's a bad deal at no cost to me.
The system looks sexy and sleek, but uneven due to the disc-slide-tray mechanism thing. Just isn't very smooth on the top. It also lets out more heat than I'd expected, but it's nowhere near as bad in terms of heat output as my gaming computer or my friend's 360. This won't heat up my room as bad as my computer sometimes does, but it just might raise the temperature in here a little. Eh, it's Winter, a little heat is better than none at all or too much. Funny, that ends up being a plus in the end... for now.
Last thing, I also got my second package from Amazon about half an hour ago(also with 5-8 day shipping, ordered only a day prior) with Arkham City: GOTY in it. This is shaping up to be my best Christmas ever by far, in terms of material gains. I haven't been this happy with my video games in a LONG time.
At the end of the day, this PS3 cost me $200 along with quite a few free games and a decent-sized hard drive. It's the newer, slimmer model so it'll be easier to take to friends' houses and it'll use up less electricity/produce less heat, AND IT ONLY COST $200. Easily the best PS3 deal I've seen to date, I'm so glad I was able to snag it. Next up I'm gonna focus on getting a nice Move controller setup and another DS3 or two for multiplayer and new ways to play games. I've always wanted to play lightgun games at home, Move looks like the best way to do it. SOOO excited.
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