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Title: PS3 Interface
Post by: ilikesanta on May 15, 2006, 10:09:28 pm
http://www.maxps3.com/2006/05/15/video-walkthrough-of-ps3-interface/

It looks like Sony is going to do at least one thing good with the PS3. Man this thing looks pretty.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Fink on May 15, 2006, 10:25:13 pm
Wow, thats cool. I always liked the way PSPs menu was set up

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And you can use a keyboard and mouse to surf the net. Not too bad
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Olin on May 15, 2006, 10:27:04 pm
Looks a lot like my PSP Fantastic! That is a terrific interface. Although, I won't be purchasing one, I just can't afford it.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Fink on May 15, 2006, 11:47:31 pm
So, which do you like more, the PS3s or 360s interface

I think I have to go with the PS3
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: ilikesanta on May 15, 2006, 11:53:26 pm
I'm happy with the 360 interface but the ps3 is way more slick. I heard rumbles that the 360 will get an interface upgrade at the end of the month.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on May 16, 2006, 12:04:04 am
Looks pretty "cool" but it's no where near as clear as the 360's.  It's also amazing just how many featuers they copied from it..
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Fink on May 16, 2006, 12:19:53 am
Looks pretty "cool" but it's no where near as clear as the 360's.  It's also amazing just how many featuers they copied from it..

Well I mostly like the fact you can surf the net and play moives
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Olin on May 16, 2006, 12:22:32 am
Looks pretty "cool" but it's no where near as clear as the 360's.  It's also amazing just how many featuers they copied from it..

Well I mostly like the fact you can surf the net and play moives

That is pretty cool. However, it is a carbon copy of my PSP's interface. It's a great interface, it's just nothing new.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on May 16, 2006, 07:05:22 am
Looks pretty "cool" but it's no where near as clear as the 360's.  It's also amazing just how many featuers they copied from it..

Well I mostly like the fact you can surf the net and play moives

That is pretty cool. However, it is a carbon copy of my PSP's interface. It's a great interface, it's just nothing new.

If it ain't broke...
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Paradox on May 16, 2006, 09:07:56 am
It was ok, but it didn't look particularly attractive
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Piloteer on May 16, 2006, 09:27:01 pm
It was organized and functional, but it looks dull and boring in my opinion. I like how the 360 interface is colorful and cool, while still maintaining a good organized layout. Sony needs to work on this a bit, it doesn't really feel like a "homepage" like the 360's interface does. At least not to me.

Its still a while before release though, so in Sony's defense, this could have been used more to show off the PS3's capabilities more than its interface.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on May 17, 2006, 04:12:15 am
What makes Sony instantly cool with that video is that the song they played was by Flyleaf. That means they're cutting edge and into shiny new things. ;)
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: zod on May 17, 2006, 10:28:30 am
I like the PS3 interface better than the 360 one.  The 360s interface has so much potential, but it's bogged down by MS's typical design style: bloated, glassy, and lacks proper size proportions.  The PS3 / PSP interface is so clean and beautiful and has such wonderful negative space.  However I must say that the 360 interface is one of the better designed things ever to come from MS, however it pales in comparison to the dashboard in Vista.  Looks very sharp (considering I've only seen it in a low res video).
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on May 19, 2006, 12:15:17 am
I like the PS3 interface better than the 360 one.  The 360s interface has so much potential, but it's bogged down by MS's typical design style: bloated, glassy, and lacks proper size proportions.  The PS3 / PSP interface is so clean and beautiful and has such wonderful negative space.  However I must say that the 360 interface is one of the better designed things ever to come from MS, however it pales in comparison to the dashboard in Vista.  Looks very sharp (considering I've only seen it in a low res video).

And just imagine the PS3 interface when you have hundreds of pictures or songs stored on it.   ;D
It's just like the PSP design, it may look nice, but it's not very practical when you have a lot of media stored on it.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: xnodas on May 20, 2006, 05:28:39 am
I don't know what some of you are talking about, but this is amazing looking.  Keep in mind they will have custom interfaces.  Personally I would have something professional looking rather than something that is colorful and shinying.  They did a great job with the 360 interface, but a web browser allowing multiple pages to be up at once with the capability of using a keyboard and mouse with it.  Pretty soon I won't need a computer thanks to Sony.  Just need to be able to play computer games on it, and thats that. 

Basic analogy: PS3=Lamborghini   Xbox 360=Mercedes Benz  Wii=A Pimped out Shaggin Wagon
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: jedi55555 on May 20, 2006, 08:19:19 am
I am in the minoity here it seems.  I never liked the PSP interface much,  UI prefer the Xbox 360 one much better but I can see why they would go with this interface for the PS3.  It makes their products more streamlined and familiar to users of the PSP.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: xnodas on May 21, 2006, 01:00:24 am
The PSP interface, to the extint that I have played with on my friend's PSP, was great.  Smooth and all out badass.  I would take the PSP's format over the 360's personally, and the PS3's format has some new abilities.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Stamp on May 21, 2006, 08:47:43 pm
One thing that i feel is a MAJOR feature the xbox 360 has is the ability to have music in the background, while browsing other pages and playing games.  the PR guy at MS showed it off at the inital breifing of their interface, and lookie.. no such functionality on the PS3!

oh, btw, i bought th 360 on day one. Kicks ass.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Sawmill on May 31, 2006, 09:24:08 am
i cant wait. simply impersive
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PhantomVI on May 31, 2006, 04:18:31 pm
Strange. Looks like they threw in a few OSX features into the PSP UI.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Fink on June 01, 2006, 05:45:53 pm
i cant wait. simply impersive

STOP BUMPING OLD THREADS!
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Oviraptor on June 01, 2006, 06:05:58 pm
i cant wait. simply impersive

STOP BUMPING OLD THREADS!

What? This isn't an old thread. It's not even a month old.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Piloteer on June 01, 2006, 09:45:49 pm
i cant wait. simply impersive

STOP BUMPING OLD THREADS!

What? This isn't an old thread. It's not even a month old.

I think its more of his pointless posts than the thread being old.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on June 02, 2006, 12:21:36 am
(http://gpfiles.no.sapo.pt/xbox360_live.jpg)

Just so the Sony fans actually know what it looks like.   ;)
Very clean, seperated into different tabs, all the options you need are right there and are easy to find, plus you can download new themes for it, or even just use your own pictures/photo's from a storage device to use as backgrounds.  It's probably the best interface I've ever seen on a console, and a massive upgrade from the original Xbox.

When are Sony revealing their gamercard/achievment system?
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Piloteer on June 02, 2006, 10:33:55 am
The 360 interface is perfect, in my opinion. And not to mention Microsoft will be doing major updates of it twice a year, so it will always be getting new updates and features.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 02, 2006, 10:45:25 am
The 360 interface is perfect, in my opinion. And not to mention Microsoft will be doing major updates of it twice a year, so it will always be getting new updates and features.

That's the thing: They've really improved it over time. I was by no means sold on the idea with the X-Box. It was all right but nothing close to what it is now. And coming into the 360 era, I wasn't remotely interested in their system or Live. After playing my friend's though, I'm pretty much sold on the whole thing -- so Sony's announcement of their pricing just made the decision to break from our original agreement all the easier.

[For those that don't know, the agreement my best friend and I had was this: We would both own a Wii, he would buy the 360, and I would get the PS3. Needless to say, that's been ammended slightly. Thanks, Phil and Boys!]
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Faxanadu ELC on June 03, 2006, 10:09:46 am
I don't know what some of you are talking about, but this is amazing looking.  Keep in mind they will have custom interfaces.  Personally I would have something professional looking rather than something that is colorful and shinying.  They did a great job with the 360 interface, but a web browser allowing multiple pages to be up at once with the capability of using a keyboard and mouse with it.  Pretty soon I won't need a computer thanks to Sony.  Just need to be able to play computer games on it, and thats that. 

Phil Harrison agrees with you about PCs (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=4864.0).

When it comes to web browsing I doubt it can compare to a PC running Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/), but I guess they could always make a modified Linux version for the PS3. I just wonder how long it will be until we see viruses designed to attack the PS3 - does anyone really want to run Norton on their game console?
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Piloteer on June 03, 2006, 11:50:34 am
I don't know what some of you are talking about, but this is amazing looking.  Keep in mind they will have custom interfaces.  Personally I would have something professional looking rather than something that is colorful and shinying.  They did a great job with the 360 interface, but a web browser allowing multiple pages to be up at once with the capability of using a keyboard and mouse with it.  Pretty soon I won't need a computer thanks to Sony.  Just need to be able to play computer games on it, and thats that. 

Basic analogy: PS3=Lamborghini   Xbox 360=Mercedes Benz  Wii=A Pimped out Shaggin Wagon

And since when was gaming "professional"? The 360 dashboard is simple, easy to use, and everything is organized nicely for quick access. Not to mention Microsoft will be rolling out with 2 new major updates a year, so the console is constantly getting new features.

Ask yourself; are you really going to browse the internet using a PS3 when you can just use your computer? Of course you won't.

Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Fink on June 03, 2006, 04:28:50 pm
Wait, You can use your own picture! I got to go figure out how to do that, lol
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: xnodas on June 04, 2006, 11:12:20 am
I like the 360 interface and its great and as stated by others it is really organized nice looking, you can do lots of things on it.  the ps3's interface looks very rganized, in my opinion I like the way it is organized much better than the tabs of the 360 interface.  however they havent showed all of the features of the ps3 interface yet so not sure of what all it can do, but the way they do the browser is awesome, and i love the fact you can hook up a mouse and keyboard to the ps3 to browse the internet with.  I hope they have some kind of login like the 360 has with the profiles.  the ps3's interface looks promising and can easliy be a lot better than the 360's if they add more features into.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Celdur on June 15, 2006, 09:48:45 am
eer is that why the ps3 is gonna be SOOO expensive? if thats the reason i think u guys are screwed... evry1 has a computor and mp3 nowadays anyway...its a GAME console not a mp3 foto movie thingy so its only handy if you dont already have a mp3 or computour :P
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 15, 2006, 11:50:29 am
eer is that why the ps3 is gonna be SOOO expensive? if thats the reason i think u guys are screwed... evry1 has a computor and mp3 nowadays anyway...its a GAME console not a mp3 foto movie thingy so its only handy if you dont already have a mp3 or computour :P

Are there still people in this world without a computer? I mean, I know that there are likely people in remote locations without them or less industrialized nations, but come on ... the vast majority of the people that would be interested in a gadget like the PS3 likely already have a computer.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on June 16, 2006, 12:02:18 am
That's very true.  At this point, I think everyone I know owns a PC, even people with out that much money.
I think anyone who's willing to splash out $700 for a game console is probably going to already have enough money to own a decently powered PC.

I remember getting all excited when I learned the Dreamcast could "work as a PC".  In the end, I think I used it's browser twice, and sent a few emails, before the gimmick wore off.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 16, 2006, 07:07:00 am
That's very true.  At this point, I think everyone I know owns a PC, even people with out that much money.
I think anyone who's willing to splash out $700 for a game console is probably going to already have enough money to own a decently powered PC.

Particularly with the popularity (nevermind the quality) of the Dell company. I mean, you can get a fairly decent system for insanely inexpensive next to what you used to have to pay for anything remotely good.

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I remember getting all excited when I learned the Dreamcast could "work as a PC".  In the end, I think I used it's browser twice, and sent a few emails, before the gimmick wore off.

Yeah. A console should not try to overtake the PC. They each have their place, and the PC handles the majority of productive operations. And I think the closer console gaming comes to being PC like, the less popular it will be simply because of all the inherent bother PC gaming brings with it like patches and the like, not to mention the fact that games tend to be released incomplete and patched later on to make them more functional --- whereas console games have historically shipped complete since there wasn't any method for fixing them after the fact.

I think one thing the Wii is going to make people think about is, how complex is too complex? I mean, is there a point where you add somuch complexity to the experience that it will push even gamers out of it due to the sheer frustration? The Wii at least is trying to simplify the control system, if not anything else other than keeping the online component the same as the DS's. Which is insanely easy if not particularly robust.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Celdur on June 16, 2006, 08:25:23 am
wel the ps3 online stuf could be usefel if you can download al the games from ps2 and ps1 like on the wii...buts that stil no reason (if it is a reason) to make it so expensive cose u can buy the ps1 for nothing....anyways i like games on a console much more then on a pc and i dont want al the consoles change into a pc (btw isnt the ps3 gonna cost 600 and not 700?)
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: xnodas on June 16, 2006, 10:19:16 am
The way it has been priced is that you can buy it for 500 or 600 depending on what you want with it.  not sure of all of the differences in the two but i know it has to do with the hard drive memory and you also get a game. prolly a couple of controllers too.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 16, 2006, 11:27:33 am
The way it has been priced is that you can buy it for 500 or 600 depending on what you want with it.  not sure of all of the differences in the two but i know it has to do with the hard drive memory and you also get a game. prolly a couple of controllers too.

Have they announced that you get a game with the more expensive version of the PS3, or that it will come with two controllers? Last I checked, that would be a brand new thing for Sony --- actually giving you something rather than raping you financially for it. If they are doing that, and it's been verified somewhere, then my hat is off to them.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: xnodas on June 17, 2006, 02:58:45 pm
The way it has been priced is that you can buy it for 500 or 600 depending on what you want with it.  not sure of all of the differences in the two but i know it has to do with the hard drive memory and you also get a game. prolly a couple of controllers too.

Have they announced that you get a game with the more expensive version of the PS3, or that it will come with two controllers? Last I checked, that would be a brand new thing for Sony --- actually giving you something rather than raping you financially for it. If they are doing that, and it's been verified somewhere, then my hat is off to them.

I'm pretty sure, sorry if its not right, but I remember them saying you get controllers, not sure how many, and one game and a bigger hard drive as well with the 600 dollar package.  I don't know about anything else, but my friend and i remember that from E3
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Piloteer on June 17, 2006, 04:24:20 pm
The way it has been priced is that you can buy it for 500 or 600 depending on what you want with it.  not sure of all of the differences in the two but i know it has to do with the hard drive memory and you also get a game. prolly a couple of controllers too.

Have they announced that you get a game with the more expensive version of the PS3, or that it will come with two controllers? Last I checked, that would be a brand new thing for Sony --- actually giving you something rather than raping you financially for it. If they are doing that, and it's been verified somewhere, then my hat is off to them.

I'm pretty sure, sorry if its not right, but I remember them saying you get controllers, not sure how many, and one game and a bigger hard drive as well with the 600 dollar package.  I don't know about anything else, but my friend and i remember that from E3

Haha, you wish.

The $600 package gives you a 60GB PS3 and 1 controller. Thats it.

Sorry to burst your bubble.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: xnodas on June 17, 2006, 05:30:03 pm
then what is the 500 dollar package?  just a smaller hard drive?
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: ilikesanta on June 17, 2006, 06:53:56 pm
then what is the 500 dollar package? just a smaller hard drive?

no wifi buit in, no htmld (or whatever it is) outputs (you know the ones for 1080p), and no memory card slots.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on June 18, 2006, 12:07:11 am
then what is the 500 dollar package? just a smaller hard drive?

no wifi buit in, no htmld (or whatever it is) outputs (you know the ones for 1080p), and no memory card slots.

Yeah, people said you'd have to be stupid to buy the cheaper version of the 360..  But with the PS3, you'd need to be mentally retarded to even think about the cheaper package.  And weren't Sony amongst those who were complaianing about the two different SKU's when the 360 was released?
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Piloteer on June 18, 2006, 01:13:09 pm
then what is the 500 dollar package? just a smaller hard drive?

no wifi buit in, no htmld (or whatever it is) outputs (you know the ones for 1080p), and no memory card slots.

Yeah, people said you'd have to be stupid to buy the cheaper version of the 360..  But with the PS3, you'd need to be mentally retarded to even think about the cheaper package.

I think you'd have to be stupid to think about getting either PS3 package.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 19, 2006, 06:28:56 am
then what is the 500 dollar package? just a smaller hard drive?

no wifi buit in, no htmld (or whatever it is) outputs (you know the ones for 1080p), and no memory card slots.

Yeah, people said you'd have to be stupid to buy the cheaper version of the 360..  But with the PS3, you'd need to be mentally retarded to even think about the cheaper package.

I think you'd have to be stupid to think about getting either PS3 package.

The cheaper version is insanely gimped by comparison to the $600 version, so anyone wanting to get a PS3 should anticipate paying extra for the big daddy. That said, I'm likely not going to get one till Ueda-san makes a game for it, though they should have dropped the price by then since he's relatively slow with his releases -- but I don't think it's fair to call someone 'stupid' for wanting to get one. There are games on it I'd like o try; Sony is just making it very hard for me to want to give them my money as they're trying to take so very much of it. Sony also recognizes something else: People will pay through the nose for the next MGS, the next Final Fantasy -- both of which are likely going to be exclusive to the PS3 for the entire next generation.

So there's reason for them to be interested in the machine; hell, even I partly am. But Sony has priced the system out of my pay range -- which is going to lead me even more strongly to their competitors. But they'll still sell units, even at that insane of a price -- particularly in the big markets, like the east and west coasts here in the States. The Japanese will weaken and purchase it once Final Fantasy XIII gets a projected release date, and they'll definitely fall for the system the moment the new Dragon Quest is announced. RPGs rule in Japan, and PS3 is going to have a crapload of them.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Piloteer on June 19, 2006, 09:20:38 am
Japan isn't going to wait for a FF XIII release date. I guanuntee it will sell out on day 1. After all of the early adopters and hardcore fans get their console though...I'm not so sure.

Funny, depending on the price of the Wii, you can get a Wii and 7-8 games with it for the price of one PS3.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 19, 2006, 10:41:06 am
Japan isn't going to wait for a FF XIII release date. I guanuntee it will sell out on day 1. After all of the early adopters and hardcore fans get their console though...I'm not so sure.

Funny, depending on the price of the Wii, you can get a Wii and 7-8 games with it for the price of one PS3.

Based on Famitsu's poll though, I have to wonder how many people will buy the PS3 outside of early adopters and hardcore fanatics. In which case, I think FF XIII will make a definite impact upon their console sales to those that aren't diehard about picking up the latest Sony tech.

That said, the Wii is going to sell like a damn maniac in Japan. Seriously.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Celdur on June 19, 2006, 12:57:27 pm
i think the selling of the consoles wil be a lil bit equel to the handhelds... i mean their both the same.... ds is new controls as is the wii and the psp is multimedia as is the ps3
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Piloteer on June 20, 2006, 08:28:00 am
Japan isn't going to wait for a FF XIII release date. I guanuntee it will sell out on day 1. After all of the early adopters and hardcore fans get their console though...I'm not so sure.

Funny, depending on the price of the Wii, you can get a Wii and 7-8 games with it for the price of one PS3.

Based on Famitsu's poll though, I have to wonder how many people will buy the PS3 outside of early adopters and hardcore fanatics. In which case, I think FF XIII will make a definite impact upon their console sales to those that aren't diehard about picking up the latest Sony tech.

That said, the Wii is going to sell like a damn maniac in Japan. Seriously.

Everyone there is a hardcore fanatic. Well, not everyone, but...

And yeah, I suppose the Wii will do alright there. I mean, its not like they're buying the DS like crazy, right?
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 20, 2006, 09:19:15 am
Japan isn't going to wait for a FF XIII release date. I guanuntee it will sell out on day 1. After all of the early adopters and hardcore fans get their console though...I'm not so sure.

Funny, depending on the price of the Wii, you can get a Wii and 7-8 games with it for the price of one PS3.

Based on Famitsu's poll though, I have to wonder how many people will buy the PS3 outside of early adopters and hardcore fanatics. In which case, I think FF XIII will make a definite impact upon their console sales to those that aren't diehard about picking up the latest Sony tech.

That said, the Wii is going to sell like a damn maniac in Japan. Seriously.

Everyone there is a hardcore fanatic. Well, not everyone, but...

No, everyone is. But the Famitsu readers typically rank really high in terms of hardcore fanaticism and yet they were hesitant over the price. That's what caught me off-guard about it. I never expected that result. Hell, most of them will probably end up buying it anyway, but it was a noteworthy statistic all the same.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on June 21, 2006, 12:18:14 am
Japanese RPG's are no where near as popular as they were a few years ago, it seems most people got pretty tired of them.  Even Dragon Quest VIII sold quite poorly.  I think Final Fantasy XII will be the ultimate test though, to see how well it does in the western market.  In Japan though, I think everyone can already predict that the PS3 will out sell the 360, because most of them will only play JRPG's, and refuse to touch any machine made by "foreign devils". 

Okay, maybe that's going a bit far, but that seems to be how they feel.  It will at least be interesting to see if the Wii can beat out the PS3.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Clayface on June 21, 2006, 12:39:09 am
ya well dragon quest VIII sucked,


final fantasy is teh ownage
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 21, 2006, 07:22:58 am
Japanese RPG's are no where near as popular as they were a few years ago, it seems most people got pretty tired of them.  Even Dragon Quest VIII sold quite poorly.  I think Final Fantasy XII will be the ultimate test though, to see how well it does in the western market.  In Japan though, I think everyone can already predict that the PS3 will out sell the 360, because most of them will only play JRPG's, and refuse to touch any machine made by "foreign devils". 

Okay, maybe that's going a bit far, but that seems to be how they feel.  It will at least be interesting to see if the Wii can beat out the PS3.

I lived there. On the whole, foreigners are not liked -- particularly American ones. And Microsoft being an American company, there ends that possibility.

And Clayface:

Dragon Quest VIII was an excellent RPG. It was far more enjoyable than the vast majority of the ones released nowadays and compares favorably to many RPGs that are considered sacrosanct at this point. It by no means sucked.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: the_mitch28 on June 21, 2006, 10:27:43 am
I like the PS3 interface better than the 360 one.  The 360s interface has so much potential, but it's bogged down by MS's typical design style: bloated, glassy, and lacks proper size proportions.  The PS3 / PSP interface is so clean and beautiful and has such wonderful negative space.  However I must say that the 360 interface is one of the better designed things ever to come from MS, however it pales in comparison to the dashboard in Vista.  Looks very sharp (considering I've only seen it in a low res video).

And just imagine the PS3 interface when you have hundreds of pictures or songs stored on it.   ;D
It's just like the PSP design, it may look nice, but it's not very practical when you have a lot of media stored on it.

Incase you didn't watch it dude when she was flicking through the pics or something she pressed a button or something that makes it cycle through much faster making it quite practicle and best of all simplistic and easy to use. I'm not going to be looking at pics on my PS3 anyway, im going to be playing games, thats what it was made for and people need to keep that in mind.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: xnodas on June 21, 2006, 10:55:48 am
Japanese RPG's are no where near as popular as they were a few years ago, it seems most people got pretty tired of them.  Even Dragon Quest VIII sold quite poorly.  I think Final Fantasy XII will be the ultimate test though, to see how well it does in the western market.  In Japan though, I think everyone can already predict that the PS3 will out sell the 360, because most of them will only play JRPG's, and refuse to touch any machine made by "foreign devils". 

Okay, maybe that's going a bit far, but that seems to be how they feel.  It will at least be interesting to see if the Wii can beat out the PS3.

I lived there. On the whole, foreigners are not liked -- particularly American ones. And Microsoft being an American company, there ends that possibility.

And Clayface:

Dragon Quest VIII was an excellent RPG. It was far more enjoyable than the vast majority of the ones released nowadays and compares favorably to many RPGs that are considered sacrosanct at this point. It by no means sucked.

I must say that i agree with Clayface here.  Dragon Quest VIII was a terrible and very annoying game.  the beep after every battle just annoyed me to no end.  and the whole story was kinda boring and had too much grinding invovled.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 21, 2006, 11:16:01 am
I must say that i agree with Clayface here.  Dragon Quest VIII was a terrible and very annoying game.  the beep after every battle just annoyed me to no end.  and the whole story was kinda boring and had too much grinding invovled.

I can't believe anyone would like FF VII over DQ VIII, but I suppose it must happen on occasion. And compared to what was it boring? Most RPGs take forever to get anywhere with their stories; at least the voice-work was well done enough to keep it interesting, at least to me. And the only time I can remember grinding was because I got to Dhoulmagus too soon and couldn't beat him. Went out, fought for about an hour in the Royal Hunting Grounds, killed some metal slimes, leveled up, went back, and stomped him into the ground. That was the only time I can remember specifically grinding. But your mileage may vary. One thing is for sure: Compared to some Final Fantasy games, the amount I had to grind in DQ VIII was miniscule, though battles in it were usually far tougher at random intervals --- whereas I can walk through most FFs.

I don't know. Maybe it's because the DQ series is very old-fashioned. No clue. But the vast majority of critics all agree that it's a remarkably good game, as it has received unanimously positive reviews the world over.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on June 21, 2006, 11:53:37 am
I've never actually played Dragon Quest, maybe it's just me, but I absoloutly dispise the Dragon Ball Z art style.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 21, 2006, 11:56:21 am
*sigh* Akira Toriyama did the character artwork for Chrono Trigger as well, but I don't hear anyone saying that it's a crappy game for that reason. But I understand: An art-style grows popular, some people lash out at it. Whatever. I'm tired of hearing people complain about Toriyama. His designs are actually quite good, but hey, it's grown popular, everyone knows it, everyone's seen it, etc.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on June 21, 2006, 12:03:30 pm
Well, it wasn't very noticable in Chrono Trigger, it being a 2D game, compared to a fully detailed 3D one on the PS2.
And hey, I'm not complaining about it because of DBZ, or because it's popular, or any kind of immature reason like that.  I just plain don't like how it looks.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 21, 2006, 12:05:34 pm
Well, it wasn't very noticable in Chrono Trigger, it being a 2D game, compared to a fully detailed 3D one on the PS2.
And hey, I'm not complaining about it because of DBZ, or because it's popular, or any kind of immature reason like that.  I just plain don't like how it looks.

That's forgiveable, I suppose. I didn't like how FF VII looked, so ... I guess everyone is even.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Clayface on June 21, 2006, 04:41:56 pm
I've never actually played Dragon Quest, maybe it's just me, but I absoloutly dispise the Dragon Ball Z art style.

do you mean how it is cell shaded?
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: WinterSnowblind on June 22, 2006, 12:07:37 am
I have nothing against cel-shaded graphics.  I loved the Windwaker - I'm one of the few people who thought it was better than the Ocarina of Time, and Jet Set Radio is one of my favourite games ever.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 22, 2006, 06:39:00 am
He just doesn't like Akira Toriyama's artwork style, which is no big deal. I happen to think it looks beautiful, particularly in motion, but everyone is different.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: xnodas on June 22, 2006, 08:47:57 pm
Yeah that is completely opinoin based.  I personally don't like the cell-shading or any other cartoon variation.  It's just one of those things that is not appealing to me.  I will try the games that are like that, but I personally have yet to find a game that was worth keeping.  Dark Cloud I loved, but I could not play the second one.  Hell I still have Dark Cloud.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 22, 2006, 10:15:54 pm
Yeah that is completely opinoin based.  I personally don't like the cell-shading or any other cartoon variation.  It's just one of those things that is not appealing to me.  I will try the games that are like that, but I personally have yet to find a game that was worth keeping.  Dark Cloud I loved, but I could not play the second one.  Hell I still have Dark Cloud.

I feel bad for you to some extent. And please don't take that as a criticism, it's not meant as one -- it's just that Dark Cloud 2 was twice the game Dark Cloud was. Seriously. It was pretty damned amazing.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Clayface on June 22, 2006, 10:25:24 pm
I played and beat Dark Cloud, I had Dark Cloud 2, got half way into it and lost interest, and now I cant find it.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: PHI-1618 on June 22, 2006, 10:31:58 pm
I played and beat Dark Cloud, I had Dark Cloud 2, got half way into it and lost interest, and now I cant find it.

Good luck finding it. And I really mean that. Have no idea how you could lose interest in the game; it was devastatingly open for so many game styles, but hey ... maybe it just hit you at the wrong time.
Title: Re: PS3 Interface
Post by: Clayface on June 23, 2006, 12:48:02 am
ya maybe,
and I dont mean I cant find it as in I cant find another copy,
I mean it as in it might be under the couch, might be behind the fridge,
and I'm to lazy to check for it.