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Old 11-12-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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ps2's best games?

i'm about to trade in my xbox and gamecubes as there is little on the horizon that interests me, so i shall be purchasing myself a pstwo. perhaps the title is a little misleading, as i'm not particularly interested in hitman, gta and the like. i'm definitely picking up ico and final fantasy, but do you know any other games that you would recommend to me? the more obscure the btter, and i would also appreciate it if someone could inform me of what eyetoy software is worth purchasing. thanks in advance guys
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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i'm about to trade in my xbox and gamecubes as there is little on the horizon that interests me, so i shall be purchasing myself a pstwo. perhaps the title is a little misleading, as i'm not particularly interested in hitman, gta and the like. i'm definitely picking up ico and final fantasy, but do you know any other games that you would recommend to me? the more obscure the btter, and i would also appreciate it if someone could inform me of what eyetoy software is worth purchasing. thanks in advance guys
I really like cookie and creams. It's a co-op game. Cute, kiddie but it is really fun.
Ace Combat 5 is really good too.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:28 PM   #4
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Do not trade in your xbox and gcn!!! The idea is just insane, I'll admit that getting a pstwo is a very good investment, but do not trade in your gcn and xbox for one. Now for the good games...

Ps2
Bujingai
Final Fantasy X(XII is around the corner)
Kingdom Hearts(2 is on its way)
Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter
Samurai Warriors(also on xbox)
Contra Shattered Soldier
Wild Arms 3
Front Mission 4
Disgaea
La Pucelle
Phantom Brave
DDR Max 1, 2, and Extreme
Eye Toy Groove
Sonic Mega Collection +(also on xbox)
Devil May Cry(3 is coming soon)
Metal Gear Solid 2+3(2 substance is on xbox too)
Bloody Roar 4
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection(also on xbox)
King of Fighters double pack 2000/2001
King of Fighters double pack 2002/2003
Star Ocean 3
Tekken Tag Tournament(Tekken 5 coming soon)
Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution(Final Tuned is coming soon)
Shin Megami Tensei Noctourne
and so on...

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Old 11-12-2004, 12:33 PM   #5
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Let's see here....

Playstation 2
Castlevania ~ Lament of Innocence - Rating 4
Contra ~ Shattered Soldier - Rating 6
Devil May Cry - Rating 8 :cool guy:
Final Fantasy X - Rating 0
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rating 0
Gradius V - Rating 8 :cool guy:
Grand Theft Auto 3 - Rating 5
Guilty Gear X2 - Rating 7
Kingdom Hearts - Rating 3
King of Fighters ~ Maximum Impact - Page #58 - Rating 5
Klonoa 2 ~ Lunatea's Veil - Rating 8 :cool guy:
Mega Man Anniversary Collection - Rating #49 - Rating 6
Onimusha 3 ~ Demon Siege - Rating 6
Rygar ~ The Legendary Adventure - Rating 4 (Fourth Review)
SNK vs Capcom Chaos (import) - Rating 5 (Review by Freeman)
Soul Calibur 2 - Rating 7
Virtua Fighter 4 - Rating 8 :cool guy:
Xenosaga ~ Der Wille zur Macht - Rating 1

Although that's all the PS2 games I've reviewed at the moment, there are some more good titles. Don't leave out the new Gran Turismo and Ys VI.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:34 PM   #6
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guys, ive thought about it for a while, and i havent played my xbox in over a year and theres nothing except for dk jungle beat that interests me in gc's future.

devil may cry 3 looks fabulous, and i'm quite interested in star ocean 3 but i'm not too sure what it's like. not interested in beat 'em ups or platformers by the way.what's kingdom hearts about, ther name sounds interesting is it an rpg?
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DMC is brilliant work. I hope DMC3 at least equals it.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:41 PM   #8
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thanks for the help icarus but i was just wondering why you rated square-enix's games so low?
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:42 PM   #9
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Yes, Kingdom Hearts is an action rpg, the ps2 is right up your ally, it has a bunch of rpg's for you to play. Icarus doesn't like many games from square past FF7, but thats ok, he's been gaming long before we were.

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Old 11-12-2004, 01:22 PM   #10
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sounds great, i really want to play radiata stories when it comes out, such a beautiful-looking game. i don't mean to sound like a whinge but i'd prefer if people listed about five at most games and give descriptions along with the title, because a long list of titles means very little to me sorry. is final fantasy x-2 worth purchasing, or would i be better off with kingdom hearts or star ocean?
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...interesting.

Well anyway, I'd suggest FFX before FFX-2 and probably star ocean before FFX-2 as well. FFX-2 is only for people who are: 1.) 12 year old girls. 2.) Confident in their masculinity. 3.) die hard FFX fans who need closure. It's not the best RPG ever, it's not the worst. But there are some moments which will make you feel ashammed for playing it (ie: "The world is about to end and there's nothing we can doa bout it. LET'S THROW A CONCERT!!!"

Kingdom Hearts is a must play, though you may become of one the great unwashed masses who thinks it sucks because a lot of disney characters are involved with it.
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girly and disney themes don't put me off, in fact i'd quite like to play something a bit different, this industry is quite reluctant to take chances on games that aren't a) cutesy kiddie games or b)"mature" ultraviolentgames, might buy them just to support square-enix's decision to experiment wiht the industry's formula.
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Xenosaga has a wonderful story filled with various twists and turns. However, as a game, it sucks horribly. So you might just wanna get the upcomming anime instead.
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Old 11-13-2004, 02:30 AM   #14
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Aww come on Bombay, don't tell them to ignore the game completely. You get a perfectly good Xeno fix for only 20 bucks now. It's worth the money, just buy it. Also, episode 2 is out on the 15th of February and rumor tells that if you pre-order it you get a director's cut DVD of episode 1. It's supposedly 4 hours long.

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girly and disney themes don't put me off, in fact i'd quite like to play something a bit different, this industry is quite reluctant to take chances on games that aren't a) cutesy kiddie games or b)"mature" ultraviolentgames, might buy them just to support square-enix's decision to experiment wiht the industry's formula.
Star Ocean 3 is worth MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY hours of gameplay and exceeds most games in length today. I'd say it'd be a much better choice compared to FFX-2, however if you did want FFX-2 I'd get a used copy if I were you. The game is mediocre as far as fights go and really the ONLY good point is that you see what finally happens at the (hopefully) true ending.

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This game is also on X-Box, but it's one of my favorite games of all time....SILENT HILL 2! It's the only game where I felt like I could discuss it next to classic literary titles, there is symbolism all through the game.
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