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Name a game that doesn't get much attention, but is a quality game, and why so?

#1Justice98405Posted 4/24/2014 4:54:57 AM
I don't want to lock this into 'hidden gems' or whatever. Just want to see people list off games on the PS3 that, for whatever reason, didn't seem to take off, get a lot of recognition, and explain why they're good here to everyone. Who know, maybe some of us will learn about some good games we hadn't considered before. And these don't need to be the BEST games on the system, but good titles that just fell by the wayside or didn't get noticed that much.

I'll start the topic off with my first choice, maybe I'll add more later on.

Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll.

From developer Omega Force, who are most known for churning out more Dynasty Warriors games that we can count anymore. This game, while clearly building on the combat foundation of that series, is quite different. It's a full-blown Action-RPG, and a pretty solid one at that. Purely single-player, one of the coolest elements of the game is that after the first few hours in, you get your whole party of three together. They are always with you, controlled by the AI, but you, the player, can switch off and control any one of them directly, as you like. Solid Action-RPG overall, I'd say.

I will say this, the most negative thing I have to say about the game is it's visuals, both overall quality and the visual design. The game is not ugly looking, per se, but it's not that great looking either. I'm assuming it's running on whatever engine the Dynasty Warriors games are. The worse offender is the overall art design for the game, it's almost painfully boring and bland. It's generic high fantasy stuff, to the letter. There is seemingly NO deviation from the norm here, so you are seeing location types, enemy designs and everything else that you've seen a million times before in other games and other media.

Even with it's flaws, it's a solid. fun game, and it seems to get little to no talk around here, even when the Dynasty Warriors series is ever mentioned. I had a tough time finding a new copy when I got mine over two years ago, eventually settled on a new copy from an eBay seller, I think I paid 40-50 for it. I was hoping to pay more like 20-35, but I'm still glad I got it, fun game. And it's on the PSN, 20 dollars, but it's a MASSIVE download, nearly 21 gigs. No idea what it's going for new online anywhere, I haven't checked in forever for it, as I have my own copy now.

So there's one to start it off. Anyone else want to add one, and why so? Anyone else have Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll, and has enjoyed it as well?
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#2SmakshalakPosted 4/24/2014 5:01:20 AM
I absolutely agree with Trinity. I platinumed that game. I would like to add Knight Contract. It got bad reviews and most people didn't like the game, but I found the bosses incredibly satisfying, the story (for an action game) was interesting, and the combat was brutal fun.
#3Justice98405(Topic Creator)Posted 4/24/2014 5:07:27 AM
I've been curious about Knight's Contract, that was from Game Republic, if I remember correctly, right? They did Folklore and Majin and the Forbidden Kingdom, both of which I have and like. But I have to say, Knight's Contract got almost nothing but bad remarks, and it looks lackluster as well. It's really that decent?
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#4merqabahPosted 4/24/2014 5:09:59 AM
Justice98405 posted...
I've been curious about Knight's Contract, that was from Game Republic, if I remember correctly, right? They did Folklore and Majin and the Forbidden Kingdom, both of which I have and like. But I have to say, Knight's Contract got almost nothing but bad remarks, and it looks lackluster as well. It's really that decent?


would like to know this as well, was interested in that and last crusader
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#5Spartan718Posted 4/24/2014 5:11:58 AM
My friend just beat Trinity and told me that it was really good. I have been some what interested in knights Contract, I was just afraid it was going to feel like one really long escort mission. I would like to add Eternal Sonata, awesome JRPG, kind of a weird story. I like the characters, nice vibrant colors too. The battle system is where it really shines. It is turn-based action oriented. And light/dark is really important. Monsters literally change when they move from sun light into a shadow.
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#6You_Need_A_LifePosted 4/24/2014 5:19:16 AM
Operation Flashpoint, both of them. People hated them because they were too hard, and required too much of the player, especially the ones used to cinematic hallway-shooters. These games kick Battlefield's ass twenty times over. Red River is a joke compared to Dragon Rising, and yet it's the one that gets the most talk because it's much more accessible, and all I ever hear from people is that it's way too hard.

Anyway, they're mil-sims, or the closest the PS3 has and ever will get. If you want some actual tactical infantry combat, these games are the best you'll find on the console. Dragon Rising is the better of the two - they dumbed Red River down way too much, but it has enough minor improvements to be worth playing regardless. These games are the original Ghost Recons & Rainbow Sixes of the PS3.
#7nanofazz97Posted 4/24/2014 5:25:14 AM
Two games that come to mind are Kingdoms of Amalur and L.A. Noire.

Kingdoms of Amalur has fantastic combat, and it stays true to the traditional high fantasy themed action RPGs in its atmosphere. It should receive much more attention based on the combat, because most of the best RPGs out today do not have combat this fun. I love the realistic combat in Dark Souls, but Kingdoms of Amalur has that God of War like combat that makes me forget about the weak storyline and the not so convincing NPCs (which are two reasons why this game does not get attention). Kingdoms of Amalur is just one of those games that you can freely have fun with.

L.A. Noire is actually one of my favorite games for the PS3, because I thought it had "out of this world" gameplay mechanics. It was extremely engaging, and made me feel like I was a new cop on the force of Los Angeles in the 1940s. I enjoyed how the crime cases were developed in difficulty as the game went on, and it was very challenging to get a perfect score on a crime case. This gameplay requires some critical thinking and attention to detail, which were selling points for me. But, again, the storyline does fall short, because it becomes boring after Cole is promoted to the homicide division, so I can see people not enjoying it for the story. But, I still think this is a game that everybody should give a try. It brings something new to the table.
#8DigivillainPosted 4/24/2014 5:26:06 AM
Lord of the Rings War in the North.

Basically a Diablo styled hack'n slash RPG with 3 character classes, and instead of an isometric camera it uses a third person one similar to the Soul series... I personally feel this is the best gamre to bear the LoTR license. The gameplay is fun, the story is solid, the voice acting is all very well done.
It has a few bugs and glitches, but for the most part I found it to be quite enjoyable and unfairly criticized due to having the Lord of the Rings name tied to it.
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#9kenff6Posted 4/24/2014 5:27:00 AM
I second Eternal Sonata. Also, X-Men Origins.
#10DigivillainPosted 4/24/2014 5:27:00 AM
^also, the Eagles are F'n awesome!
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