It looks pretty bad on HDTV. I suggest you buy component cables , it's still not great but better.
Where the fuck is persona 4 in that list?
And tony hawk?
It really depends on what your favorite genres are OP, PS2 has an enormously gigantic library. Not to mention in addition to all those super-popular games there's a lot of really good hidden gems that almost nobody has ever heard about.>>36702
That's a tiny list, and I'd throw out a fair number of titles from it.
Download ps2 emulator and any games on emurom.
You didn't read the OP?
You're not afraid of ruining childhood memories?
I don't like DBZ anymore but the games are still good. PS2 had the best games for dragon ball like BT3 and Super Z.
I used to have stacks of pirated ps2 games when I was a kid.
Some of them were pretty fun but I also had a PC back then so I actually didn't play on it all that much.
I identify with your posting OP. I was always a poorfag as well and first things I started buying when I joined the labour force was video games and toys I never had in my childhood. Meanwhile my cousins grew up in relative affluence with their own televisions and video game consoles in their bedrooms. And also cable tv.
Here are some of my favorite PS2 titels:
>GTA Vice City
>GTA San Andreas
>007 Goldeneye Rogue Agent
>Tomb Raider series
>Metal Gear Solid series
>God of War series
>Devil May Cry Trilogy
>Shadow of the Colossus
>Final Fantasy X
>Kingdom Hearts Duology
>Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2
>Naruto Accel 1
>Midnight Club 3 Remix
>Need For Speed Underground 2
Overall I think only the SNES had a better library than the PS2.
I also forgot Resident Evil 4
If you have a fat you should get a hard drive for it, instead of using disks.
I FCMB'd a slim and used network-loading instead of disks. Worked okay. Technically it was faster than the DVDs but it didn't feel like it.
Is the ps3 or ps4 worth buying now or the best titles can be bought on pc?
Unless you're some avid collector stick to the PC version.
is it the same thing with xbox one? what are the really good console exclusives? I'm trying to see if it's worth it
That's mostly a matter of personal preferences.
Feel free to look up wikipedia, my rule of thumb is "If 5 or more exclusive games interest me it's worth buying the console".
Filter the Excl. column to YES and see if there's something that tickle your fancy.
what is your opinion on ps4? Beside bloodborn and ratchet and clank and sly games i don't think its worth the $
>>38028>i don't think its worth the $
You said it all!
Of course there's a few recent games I wouldn't mind playing but not to the point of actually getting a PS4.
I don't feel any appeal towards the latest consoles principally because the idea behind these is to build a social environment.
I play games out of nostalgia and to this date the PS2 remain the most appealing console to me.
I played the 2DS and it's insane how little it has changed with the DS, i feel like it's the same graphics and ocarina 3d could have been done on the original DS. New consoles seems like big normie scam to me, i now realize the greed of the videogame industry. I guess i'll stick to pirating solo pc games (multiplayer is filled with lootbox shit) and emulating ps2.
What do you think?
Good post. Fuck this trend of "social gaming".
What the actual fuck? Kill all streamers, people who go to cons, people who use fucking twitter for games, people who play online multiplayer shit, and any other social nonsense. I wish I could slit the fucking throats of social gamers. They make me embarrassed to play games, fuck.
a whole generation has already grown up who never knew games you had to play alone
these hypersocial little shits will be the game designers for decades to come
I'd recommend pretty much all the SMT games from PS2 (even Persona), they're all awesome. Along with that, Maken Shao if you're into action games, it's also made by atlus and a reboot of the dreamcast version which had problems. Also, >Baldur's Gate 1/2>Champions of Norrath>Battlefront 1/2 (the ones before EA butchered them)>Midway Arcade Treasures>all the Xenosagas
and since PS2 is backwards compatible with PS1, here's some PS1 games if you're interested:>Xenogears>Final Fantasy 7>Crash Bandicoot>Bushido Blade>Persona 2 (both IS and EP)
Profit in itself isn't bad, when you put out a product you're taking a risk so it's normal to expect a reward for your troubles.
As long as you don't split hairs you're fine by my book.
I find limitating that gaming industry consider cinema as its equal when it used to be a source of inspiration among many others.
As mentionned here >>38037
>>38038, the fact that they made everything in order to "bring people together" is sickening.
Personally, I went with the DSLite simply because it wasn't region locked.
I can't blame you for avoiding multiplayer either, there's nothing left to salvage at this point.
You can't go wrong with emulating, this is a nice way to make up your mind before if you ever consider getting the real deal in the future.
I tried to look up how to hack the thing and own one too, but the guides are all dead links.
And I own the James Bond game you'd need too. :(
>>38040>the fact that they made everything in order to "bring people together" is sickening
The people who play video games are predominantly normgroids/failed normgroids and those two groups desire social contact. No shit they were going to do that when technology let them.
It's insane how shitty the hardware is for it and the 3ds for how expensive they both are. I think it literally had like two-hundred megs of ram.
>>38038>a whole generation has already grown up who never knew games you had to play alone
i'd say the opposite, back then even outcasts were playing games with others every now and then. right now everyone is online, but essentially plays alone.
Also I see your point about games integrating twitch or whatever, but it's all easy to ignore and back then we had this shit too, like sonic 2 being made to play with a second person, and if you won't, you'll have an annoying AI with you. The whole fighting genre being super popular despite being terrible games to play solo. Pokemon having 2 versions of the same game to force you to socialize. I think now it's a lot easier to enjoy games without socializing, you even don't have to go to the store to buy one, it's sold by a system that can't judge you for playing "weeb shit".
Online was the best thing to happen to Pokemon. You could finally get pokemon from the other version without having to know groids who had it. The only problem is trying to evolve pokemon that only do so by trading.
>it's popular so it's shit
It's not like anyone is holding you at a gunpoint and forcing you to play it you contrarian faggot. Doesn't change the fact that objectively it's THE definitive metroidvania and in some ways still the best one overall to this day, hopefully Bloodstained will finally dethrone it.
You realize you're just shitposting at this point? Of course not. Your opinion is the ultimate opinion and all others are wrong. Also cool buzzwords.
A post isn't shit just cuz it disagrees with you.
Tiresome hipster asshole is tiresome.
>>38028> ratchet and clank and sly games>ratchet and clank and sly games
You can pirate them easily on ps3.
Im with >>38036
. You're better off just watching gameplay on youtube. New games went to shit and i don't have time anymore to play old games. On the other side if you can get fun with simple games designed for kids such as ratchet and sly games then you would probably enjoy all other games available for consoles.>>38038couch co-op>>39271>>it's popular so it's shit
Usually first game/movie/anime season/manga is good. Then it gets popular and next releases are shitty, made on the knee in a hurry to make more money while it's still popular.
>>38014>If 5 or more exclusive games interest me it's worth buying the console
I go with three personally. I just bought a Japanese Sega Saturn.
I did not see God of War yet.
I really like resident evil outbreak and the 2nd one. But it's a love it or hate it type of game.
Oh i loved this game. Recently i was setting up to play outbreak 2 online with an emulator,
did you get it to work?
I did after i got a guide on steam, did not play much because i am playing other games right now.
link if you want to try: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=866267685
>No mention of Ace Combat
Ace Combat Zero, then Five, then Four. Those are experiences you won't find anywhere else.
This. There are some consoles that simply won't be rivaled by anything, even a beefy PC (unless PS2 emulation is better than I know)>PS2>Wii>DS>PSP
Huge libraries of exclusives and timeless classics.
You can play 99% of PSP, NDS, Wii and probably 95% of PS2 games on even fairly low-end PCs. I play a fuckload of PS2 stuff including really obscure things and I've yet to find something that completely didn't work, although there are some games you really need a decent CPU for.
Emulation is the most soulless way to play a game.
Wii and NDS are probably the only ones I'd have a hard time playing on PC, unless you can hook up Wiimotes and stuff without any hassle.
I think there are hacks for wiimotes but I never used them so I can't speak to how good they are.
I personally haven't emulated ether wii games or NDS games yet (I mainly emulate much older games) but I have heard good things about NDS emulation so I assume it probably works fine once you get used to it.
The power of big corporations to brainwash people is truly astonishing.>>41925
You can hook-up wiimotes very easily to Dolphin, and most games that don't have too complex motions can be just played by assigning specific motions to buttons on gamepad\keyboard. As for NDS I never had any issues myself but there's probably one or two games out there that might be tricky to pull off.
Anyone have experience with SSHD loading times in a slim? I used a plain old hdd for my internal drive mod and it takes forever for OPL to load all the games, like 200gb.
>>36702>its definetely the best console ever made with the largest library
Can't argue with that. There are so many good games that it will keep you occupied for ages. It played mostly RPGs, so that's what I can recommend to you:>Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King>Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne>Rogue Galaxy>Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
oh god not rogue galaxy…
rogue galaxy bombed after a couple hours in, it really
lost all focus and devolved into fetch quests
play star ocean TTEoT if you want a space-faring JPRG without the bullshit
Jak & Daxter is great action platformer, really nice colorful graphics.
sub rebellion is my favorite game i never see anyone talk about. it is somewhat arcadey with exploration elements>>39269
its the greatest castlevania if you think of it as a spinoff maybe. it doesn't play anything like the platformers, being way too open ended (with platforms being a small part at least as far as ive played which was rather fair and i like it). you will be lost occasionally, definitely an acquired taste sort of game, it took me until i heard the crystal teardrops ost to finally start really getting into the game
it has the best menu music
I feel compelled to mention its missing all four of Caves shoot em ups. DoDonpachiDaiohJoh Mushihime Sama, Espgaluda and Ibara. I recommend starting with Espgaluda if you are unfamiliar with the genre.
I have a shitty dell e6420 laptop with intel hd 3000 , can i emulate ps2 games on it ?
You should give more info: CPU? Ram?
At a first sight I'd say yes.
But fast paced gayms are demanding and a flawless emulation of ps2 still needs a 2014 i5 at least.
>keep it PS2 only
I'm sorry but i want to share my conclusions on psVR with my fellow wizards.
Tldr- DONT BUY IT.
Some games are immersive as hell and I'm gonna sink a lot of time into it despite all the negatives below.
-resolution is too low. I can see single pixels.
-hardware is too weak to handle high quality textures and rendering. Most games look like what I see without my glasses on. Reading text is (in most cases) a low resolution strain on eyes. Sometimes it's not readable at all.
-tracking is not bad bud not what is the best. There is no boundary check to make sure I won't hit a wall. What I expect from vr is being able to walk around my room freely and without a fear of irl obstacles. this leads to a little feature that saves me from readjusting helmet after talking it off to look around irl
- there is no camera view that allows to walk around and see irl world.
So basically 3 big deal breakers for perfect vr experience. Space for movement is more elaborate topic because not everyone have an empty, 10 square meter room to walk around. Some people are fine with couch vr. But Being able to walk around garage in virtual rickality and reaching far away objects is great. Other games benefit from it too. That's why it's really important part of vr imo. (And don't forget porn games are exclusive for PC)
I'm using it for 2 days so far and on a second day I used it for an hour or two. I don't get the whole "vr legs" thing. There was one game "loading human" that gave me serious motion sickness; turning in farpoint and skyrim isn't easy for my brain either but there are other options for movement. I'm sticking to smooth turning because despite it's Caveats it doesn't break immersion unlike sharp turning/teleporting.
Oh and super hotVR is my favourite so far. It reminds me of hotline Miami but in 3d and VR with my whole body as part of the game. I have to move around to dodge bullets and get a better aim. Graphics don't need much processing power so it looks decently.
Loved that game. Rented it as a kid from a chain similar to Blockbuster and had a blast finishing it. Personally, even as a kid, I thought the stealth sections were just as cool as those that focused on the combat. Not sure how I'd feel about it now exactly, but, either way, I have fond memories of it. Perhaps I'll even emulate it at some point, since it'd be interesting to revisit it after all this time.
As an aside, it's interesting to note that 'Shadow of Rome' was the prelude to the 'Dead Rising' series. The use of wrestling moves specifically, like in that gif, was something you can see that was imported over into DR. Would've liked to have seen a SoR 2 somehow instead of DR, but that's just me.
among my childhood collection, these are my favourite PS2 games (in no particular order):
Red Faction 2
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Urban Chaos: Riot Response
Ghost Recon Jungle Storm
Killzone (the original)
Conflict: Desert Storm
Lord of the Rings Return of the King
Jak X Combat Racing
Burnout 3 Takedown
Definitely check out the Ace Combat series
Manhunt (second one was pretty bad but the first one is good)
Shellshock 'nam 67
Grand Turismo series
Cabelas dangerous hunts and big game hunter titles were fun imo
Brothers in Arms series
Medal of Honor series
How do I get paid to shill?
Are you forreal?
PS2 was my jam
So many games and the used market was wonderful. So many gems that hit every possible taste.
Agreed. Only genre missing was RTS like StarCraft.
it had age of empires 2 somehow
Ah beatmania and DDR. I wish I had played those as a kid. Never had consuls and the closest arcade was over 100 miles away. What a shame.
The arcades are closed at the moment and very scarce where I'm from. So getting them for the PS2 was going to happen sooner or later.
How much money did you spend? Maybe I should do the same.
It depends on what you can find. You can probably find wayyyyy better prices for certain things. A Japanese PS2 can be scored for maybe like $100 bucks, while the games can vary from $20 all the way up to $100+ (IIDX Empress and DDR X were the main culprits). The Beatmania controllers can be a bit scarce, but there are plenty of way better third party options like the ones you can find at the following website: https://www.gamo2.com/en/
The FP7 and the Platinum Edition Evolution are particularly popular alongside the newer Pheonixwan. As you can probably see, they are a bit expensive.
As far as DDR controllers, that's where it gets difficult. I mainly just use my PS2 controller to play them as finding a good DDR pad that is not expensive as shit is hard to come by. Stay away from DDRGame pads. They have weird sensors.
Overall, it depends on how dedicated to these games you are.
I've been playing DDR for a long time and played IIDX on and off until I got the PS2.
Ebay and Amazon are very good places to look for these things. Maybe Ebay more so.
Also, there are other ways of playing Beatmania and DDR on your computer. You probably may know about Stepmania for DDR, but there's one for Beatmania IIDX called Lunatic Rave 2. It's kind of a pain to set up and you need to have your computer's locale set to Japan before you download and install it. You can find many Stepmania charts on this website: https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/v5.2/simfiles.php
And for Lunatic Rave simfiles, it looks like there's a reddit community (yikes) for it. You might have to do some digging yourself as I'm not too much of an expert.
I hope all goes well for you.
Wow thanks for the detailed posts! Its certainly something I am gonna think about picking up some time.
I played a bit of beatmania with a kinda crappy cloth controller, it was actually better than I thought it would be before it kinda stopped working. About a year ago I started playing a game called MUSYNX on the PC and it really got me interested in rhythm games. It bet it would be nice to play on something that isn't my keyboard.
Hey, no problem.
I'm a bit curious about the "cloth controller" though. I'm trying to imagine what a cloth controller for Beatmania would look like or how it would even function.
It was just a soft dancepad. I guess its more like plastic than cloth now that I think about it, it was pretty soft though.
My old PS2 is having trouble reading discs, anyone have any tips for what I can do?
Trouble reading discs?
First of all, there are 2 problems that I know for the PS2, at least the slim variant in regards to loading games. The first issue is one that I've dealt with and that is that there is an unseen switch that the lid presses when its closed. This switch is responsible for telling the PS2 that the lid is closed and to proceed in spinning the disc. It likely wears out over time and, while there are more surgical ways to fix it, the solution that has helped me is to put some small weighted object on the top of the lid while you play. I use a NOKIA 3310 to hold the tray down personally, just to give you an idea of how much weight I put.
Now, if it's a legitimate read error, it could be a problem with the laser itself. Sometimes it just needs to be cleaned, but other times the part itself needs to be replaced. These parts can be bought on the internet. I haven't done this myself, so I don't know how it's done. But there are plenty of videos on the subject.
I hope everything goes well with you! :^)
you can buy one of those cheap OEM replacement disc drives from ebay or take the opportunity to do the Free McBoot + hdd thing and use downloaded games instead of discs
what's the point of going through all this trouble when you might as well emulate?
>>50514>all that trouble
a $10 memory card preloaded with fmcb, a $5 hard drive, a free windows program
so much trouble
Because a PC has non-videogame programs on it the fun aura is contaminated and the general feel of the game is altered negatively.
This does not impact games that are made for the PC because they were coded with this in mind and thus include sub-conscious nullifiers.
translation: "because I like the authentic feel"
coulda just said so
Emulators suck ass, flow is often shitty and uneven and no controller feedback really measure up to the og.>>36700
Would actually recommend a 60hz tube tv for it, warmer colors and smoothes out any pixelations
PS2 emulation is still pretty bad and you need a decent computer to play a game without slowdowns and graphic issues.>>50518>Because a PC has non-videogame programs on it the fun aura is contaminated and the general feel of the game is altered negatively
destroy all humans plays perfectly from a usb drive
usually cutscenes stutter when you play from the usb drive
overrall good list but you still missed a few
>i use freemcaboot
did you install a hard drive or are you using the noob usb method for games