All indications point to Conan being a fairly average gave for the PS3. I do think it is interesting to see the various search terms that are coming into the site “PS3 conan boobs” and “ps3 conan breast” seem to be favorites. I expect that we will see fairly low review scores from the various mainstream review sites, but we will see high reader scores. This one has instant cult classic all over it. A teenager’s wet dream come to life. Good stuff!
Speaking of good stuff, there really are a handful of games that I would love to pick up for the PS3, but this $59.99 price point thing pretty much sucks. Back in the old days, I would not hesitate to pick up Heavenly Sword, Conan, Oblivion Game of the Year Edition, FIFA, Ratchet & Clank, Sega Rally Revo, Skate, and DiRT. The $59.99 price point is making these purchases unrealistic; even if I sale them on eBay before the price (or demand) drops, I just no longer consider games priced at $59.99 realistic impulse purchases. On average we are talking about $160 more than I would have paid compared to the typical $39.99 PS2 game.
If Sony really wants to pick up some momentum, they should do something to get first party titles to $49.99 and third party titles to $54.99. Yes, I do think $5-10 will make a difference.