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An Amazing Console
Sony Playstation 2
Member Name: EdgySurveys
Sony Playstation 2
Date: 15/08/12, updated on 15/08/12 (24 review reads)
Advantages: Amazing games, great graphics, perfect controllers.
Disadvantages: Ocassionally a little noisy (though not for back then), and a little chunky.
Thinking about me and my Playstation (sounds rather sad!) 2 (not to diss the original, let's include the Playstation family in that opening line!) brings back some awesome memories.
I was born in 1990 and my generation pretty much grew up on video games and the Internet. Sure, you may say that's a 'certain type' of kid, but from my experience; it grabbed hold of every kind of kid, well - as you see quite clearly now. The Internet, and games, are rather big aren't they!
This console however I feel in particular, really defined a generation of entertainment for my age-group. Now obviously there were other great consoles slightly before and since, and even at the time which were competing, but for me: the games and quality of the play available for the PS2 was the best.
One of my favourite games for this console and all-time (I don't play video games at all now and haven't for quite a while) is 'Metal Gear Solid' - oh man, that thing really used to have be gripped... or rather, lazily led in bed for weeks on end in captivation and obsession. WHAT a game, and without the PS2, that game would not be possible.
The capability and graphics of the PS2 were ahead of its time in some cases (it also depends on the graphical interface and complexity of the game itself of course, and its developers); a game which definitely displayed that was 'The Getaway', which was actually the first game I recall playing on the PS2, as I had it with the console.
The PS2 is obviously years old now, and I haven't kept up with the development properly since to comment much on current consoles (though I did for a short while have an XBox 360 - pretty good!) but I can say without a doubt that this one, is excellent.
I had much experience with gaming prior to this console also, and grew up playing Nintendo's (even ones before my time, and second-hand ones) and I remember when this thing hit - it was SUCH a jump forward from even the PS1 just a few years earlier. I believe 'Grand Theft Auto 3' was the game that truly emphasizes its advancement and soared its popularity.
As for the controllers: they are superb, and even to this day I feel are the best and most comfortable controllers in gaming history; which is no doubt why they stuck with them for the PS3.
If you're a gaming fan, or if you've yet to enter in to that realm but fancy a trustworthy stepping stone - this console will serve you well and its range of games and reliable functioning will serve you with hours upon hours of engrossing entertainment!
Summary: One of the penultimate games consoles.