I finally broke down and bought a PS2! It was at a
Newmarket Electronic Boutique where there were 12 PS2's still left, I
spend easily over $700dollars Canadian that day. First it was $449.99
for the system itself, $49.99 for the 8Meg Memory Card (old PS Memory
cards will only work on PSone titles, so I needed one), and $49.99 for
the PS2game Gradius
III & IV, plus 2 PSone titles and WWF Royal Rumble 2000
on DVD. "So was it worth it??"
I still didn't have a DVDplayer yet and I noticed how cheap some of the
DVD movies are getting now, and my old Playstation
was Modified, so not all the Playstation games will work on the Modified
PS (like Legend of Dragoon). PS2 is a excellent complete package that
solved both of those problems. Unfortunately I have very little interest
in some the newer PS2 game line up outside of Konami's Gradius
III & IV but it's still only its first year so its not
a big deal.
PS2 Overall Rating: 74/100 it's pricey but if you got
the cash, go for it!
PS2 Rare Scale: 3/10 surprisingly uncommon because of limited supply.
COOL PS2 TOYS
PS2 Memory Card
The 8Meg Memory Card stores 8,000kb of space to save your PS2games. It
should take a lot longer to fill than PSone games because most PS2games
use less than 200kb. Original Playstation games cannot be saved to the
8Meg card though.
The PS2 Controller is virtually identical to the newer Dual Shock controller
on the original Playstation. The controllers are even backward compatible
to limit frustration.
No! I still don't have a Playstation 2 yet. Even if I could find one no
game really stands out quite right now. NHL and Madden both look good
but so did the Dreamcast version of NHL2K and NFL2K. TekkenTT and Ridge
RacerV are nothing new either and they're suppose to be the biggest titles
for the system. I'm happy with my new Atari 5200 and my old N64 at the
moment, but I'll see if things change in a few years.
Sony's on a roll, and their ready to crush the completion again with the
PS2. The PS2 is a DVD player, a Playstation, and most importantly
a powerful new 3D system that uses something called the Emotion Engine.
Plus Sony will feature some kind of online service to play games over
the internet, Square may have a online
Final Fantasy ready by 2002. The downside? THE PRICE it gonna cost
around $400-$550 Canadian when it comes out October 2000, so it better
be worth it. The games I want the most are Gradius III & IV,
Ridge Racer V, and Tekken Tag Tournament.
TEN (I still haven't played too many yet)
1. GRAN TURISMO 3 A-Spec
2. KLONOA 2: Lunatea's Veil
3. GRADIUS III & IV
4. ZONE OF ENDERS
5. RIDGE RACER 5
6. SUPER BUST A MOVE
7. THE BOUNCER
8. SNIPER SCOPE
10. METAL GEAR SOLID 2 DEMO
III & IV
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