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Great Machine In Its Time
Sony Playstation 2
Member Name: TH4RG3
Sony Playstation 2
Date: 17/05/11, updated on 18/05/11 (8 review reads)
Advantages: Good Graphics. Now Can Be Found Cheap. Still Making Some Games
Disadvantages: Made in 2000, Great in its time.
The PS2 was released in 2000 and still games are being released for this console, even with the PS3 having been launched in 2006. It has continued to do well with its small price tag when the PS3 was 4 x the price.
I had the PS2 for 6 years and it kept me entertained while i was a teenager. The games were great and the graphics were amazing at the time and i had never seen anything like it. The PS2 is a powerful machine and the games created for it were of a very high quality. After a few years they released an adapter so you could play games over the internet. This was done becuase the X-box had released an internet version of their console.
The best games that i played were:
-Need for Speed: Most Wanted
-Final Fantasy: X
-Gran Turismo: 4
I recommend all these games and they show the real graphical and phisycal simulatory power of the PS2. The User Interface of the PS2 is simple. The opening screen when turning it on only composes of "Browser" and "Settings". Browser was to browse Discs and Memory Card management, and the settings are self explanatary.
The controller i would say is the best out of all the consoles. Much better than the X-box controller as it is symmetrical and smaller in the hand. I preffer using the analogue sticks as you can control your car/character
much better. The unit is well built and it never broke while i used it. It gathered alot of dust over its time and
started to make some funny noises but thats what you expect after 6 years of heavy use.
Obviously you should get a PS3 if you can afford it as the graphics are far superior.
Great Console which i have now donated to my little brother, and he loves it. Recommended as cheap and loads of high quality games.
Summary: Great gaming console