chimpoid posted on Apr 5 2006 at 09:29 AM said:It's not the lack of games, more a quality over quantity issue.
Three games I'd never heard of. I guess that shows that I spent more time fixing PS2's than playing them. I initially went for games that I knew and hoped would be improved upon. As for being forced to play them, it was very much a case of hunting through lists of games and findig something that caught my eye, usually something I had played previous versions of.Huxley posted on Apr 6 2006 at 01:16 AM said:So, you're saying you didn't like the PS2 because there were too many shitty games released for it? Yeah, that's true, but was anyone forcing you to play all those sequels and formuliac rip-offs? You could have just stuck to Katamari Damacy, ICO, God of War or anything else that's actually half decent.
Just the first games that came to mind I'm afraid. I disagree though on the points here. By all accounts wipeout pure has breathed some new life into the franchise. (I've yet to pick up a PSP to verify this but I'm hopeful)Huxley posted on Apr 6 2006 at 01:16 AM said:You just seemed to reem off a list of games that were either a) unimaginative sequels or B) ports of unimaginative PC games. Of course the PS2 Wipeout game was going to be a disappointment; the series had already run its course on the PS1. Tomb Raider 3 was rubbish, so why would you expect Tomb Raider 4 to be any good?
Indeed, my thoughts exactly. The problem I had here were so many non-pc users ranting about Medal of Honour etc. and how good they were on the PS2. Eventually I caved in and took a peep. It was just plain wrong, and also the most heavily advertised and promoted game I think I saw on the PS2.Huxley posted on Apr 6 2006 at 01:16 AM said:Now, I can't say much for the PC ports because generally I'm not interested in FPS games, but I do know that Max Payne was a notoriously bad conversion on the PS2. Besides, the PS2 was never designed to play PC games. Although there are a few ports, most of the games are designed specifically for the console and these almost always fare better. Tip: don't buy a PS2 to play PC games
Yeah, it just burns me that a huge number of games that might be grabbed as impulse buys turn out to be no better (and in some cases, worse) than the releases on it's predecessor.Huxley posted on Apr 6 2006 at 01:16 AM said:If you pick and choose I'd bet the PS2 has as many good/great games as any other system. Maybe it has more bad games, but you don't have to play those if you don't want to.
I'm certain that was the mindset Ninty had around the time they released N64. They talked about having only the best games and stuffs around N64 launch time, I remember. The thing is that, though, you can't simply cherry pick out the good ones like picking a dream team. (yes, that was the term, Ninty used, right? - dream team)Huxley posted on Apr 5 2006 at 05:16 PM said:So, you're saying you didn't like the PS2 because there were too many shitty games released for it? Yeah, that's true, but was anyone forcing you to play all those sequels and formuliac rip-offs? You could have just stuck to Katamari Damacy, ICO, God of War or anything else that's actually half decent.
chimpoid posted on Apr 6 2006 at 01:57 AM said:Again, I may be biased against the PS2 due to it's lousy hardware. That console was the cause of more pissed off phonecalls and messages than I care to remember. I think this more than anything might have been the thing that left me with such a bad taste in my mouth. Hmm, now that I think the first thing that comes to mind when I think about the PS2 is "piece of shit". It's almost a knee-jerk reaction to the system that sucked up so much of my free time. I know some people who have had few or no problems with the PS2 but not many. Comparing the near weekly repairs/advice on PS2's with a total of 1 repair on an xbox that might explain my tendency to side with the other consoles when considering which I would buy.