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arnoldfranklin

I love the PS2. It has so many different games and can play PS1 games. This is a topic about it. Please don't argue, though.

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kerr9000

I remember how I got my first PS2, it was just the base unit no wires or pads and it was an old fat model with lots of cigarette burns, it cost me £5. Fortunately I was able to check it worked with original PlayStation leads and power supplies and a pad, then I grabbed a pad and a few games, now I have quiet a lot really.

It was the last console of its generation that I grabbed. The last game I grabbed for it was a few weeks ago when I got one of the Arc RPG games.

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Anti-Matter

PS2 was my teenhood games during 2000's era. I have two different PS2 games collection based on their region. For PS2 Japan, mostly my PS2 games are BEMANI games by Konami while for PS2 USA, pretty much similar with DDR and 3D platformer games.
Here is my PS2 games collection so far.
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Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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Guitar_bard

The PS2 was an incredible system. When I first got mine I was in my early 20s, and my apartment was gaming central!

I played Champions of Norrath 1 and 2 for hundreds of hours. I could probably make a list of 100 fun games for that system.

My girlfriend at the time, though? Yeah... Not a fan.

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kerr9000

I enjoyed the PS2 but I never had the same feels for it that I did the Playstation..... In some ways despite it beating it the machine felt a bit like a step down from having had a dreamcast.

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TheIronChimp

For me the PS2 was probably the perfect console. Great diverse range of games. Games that looked and ran great and you knew there was always another great game coming soon. The PS2 was one of Fav consoles of all time.

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phillv85

The PS2 to me back when it was current was not much more than a Pro Evolution Soccer machine. For 6 years I barely played anything but PES on it. It's only years later I've realised how many good games there are on the system.

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andreverts

My mind suggests me the PS2 was better than the original one, but my soul won't accept it.
Don't get me wrong: this is probably the best Playstation and the console I spent most hours on. Great and solid system, I'm aware that the innovation laid elsewhere during that era, but the PS2 definitely packed together all the features and delivered them to the market in the best way.

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andreverts wrote:

My mind suggests me the PS2 was better than the original one, but my soul won't accept it.
Don't get me wrong: this is probably the best Playstation and the console I spent most hours on. Great and solid system, I'm aware that the innovation laid elsewhere during that era, but the PS2 definitely packed together all the features and delivered them to the market in the best way.

I think the PS2 is my favorite Sony console. Like you said, it delivered all of the features of the era to the market in the best way.

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Tasuki

@Guitar_bard That was how Sony won that Gen. I won't lie the main reason I bought the PS2 first was because of the DVD playback ability. It was my first DVD player that I owned, considering at the time most DVD players at the time costed as much as a PS2. To have a device that played DVDs, PS1 and PS2 games was just awesome.

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Guitar_bard

@Tasuki I did the same thing. I was ready for a DVD player and still had a bunch of PS1 games, and so the PS2 became an easy choice. Then I got sucked in by all of the great games.

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Tasuki

@Guitar_bard Funny thing was I didn't even realize that the PS2 would play DVDs. My friend who owned a PS2 a few months before me, he got his as a birthday gift and I went to Blockbuster to rent some games. He also grabbed a few movies on DVD and I thought he grabbed them by accident he then explained to me that the PS2 could play DVD movies as well, my mind was blown lol.

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Guitar_bard

@Tasuki That's a great story! The PS2 was such a cool machine.

You mentioned Blockbuster... I miss that place and just video and game rental stores in general so much. I wish my kids could experience that.

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Tasuki

@Guitar_bard Yeah I miss the whole rent store experience too. Luckily my kid was old enough to experience it at the tail end of it. Netflix and Gamepass just don't have that same feeling. For one thing you don't get that disappointed feeling of a newly released game or movie not being available for weeks on end, lol. I remember when A Link to the Past for SNES came out.

Every weekend my dad would take my brother and I to the video store depending on how well we did at school that week and if we got all our chores done around the house. Every Saturday morning we would earn a trip down there and were hoping to get A Link to the Past and for a month straight it was always rented out. So instead we would have to settle for something else. You don't have to worry about that with Netflix or Gamepass.

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Guitar_bard

@Tasuki I totally get it. I remember often picking out a game to rent solely on the box art and the name of the game. I REALLY thought Wrath of the Black Manta on the NES was going to be awesome... It had ninjas! That gamble was part of the fun for both movies and games.

I did the same thing with Earthworm Jim just because I heard it had a boss named Evil The Cat. It worked out. I loved that game.

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Tasuki

@Guitar_bard LOL yep same here. I too remember Wraith of the Black Manta and picking it out same as you because it had Ninjas, and at the time Ninja Gaiden was one of my favorite games. Another one that got me was Jaws. I remembered the movie and enjoying it and though how cool the game would be. However, I was too young to figure out what to do in the game so it was a disappointment.

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@Tasuki I loved the Ninja Garden games! Oh yeah, I was so frustrated by Jaws because I couldn't figure out what to do.

On the flip side, I seemed to be the only person who liked Renegade. Everyone else would throw the controller in frustration, but for some reason I dug it.

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