Anyone still playing games on the Playstation 2?

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#1 Posted by MackGyver (603 posts) -

I finally connected my PS2 to my computer monitor using a converter, a HDMI splitter and a couple of cables. Now that my PS2 is readily available to play again and with a large library of games that are once again useful, I find myself going to it plenty of times.
Has anyone found themselves still rockin' the PS2? 
What about other older consoles?

#2 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

You make me sad. I miss my PS2.
 If I've got a few friends around we often jack out the Gamecube.

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

I am. I finished DMC 3 a couple of weeks ago and I'm probably going to play Shadow of the Colossus for the first time today.

#4 Posted by JJWeatherman (14571 posts) -

I'm sure many people are still playing their PS2. They're still selling a ton of them, and I don't think people are just buying them for the hell of it. 
 
I have one, but only have a few games left for it. I could be playing God of War right now, but... nah.

#5 Posted by ColMirage (257 posts) -

Playing P3FES and ocasionally Ace Combat 5.

#6 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2733 posts) -

Sure. Playing Jak & Daxter: The Precursor's Legacy right now.

#7 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5818 posts) -

I do

#8 Posted by Hosstile17 (769 posts) -

I am goofing around with Persona 3. I don't think I will ever finish it. But, about once a week I will turn it on and kick it for a while.

#9 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Yes. Buying games for it is riddicolously cheap (Soul reaver and SSX3 for £0.01 each? yes plz) and it's fun to go back to a generation before CoD4 happened.

#10 Posted by Omega (836 posts) -

It's become a yearly thing that during the summer drought I play a bunch of PS2 games, though sometimes I get an urge or I find a good game to play while perusing the local EB Games. As a matter of fact I found a copy of Okami in almost perfect condition for $15 last week and have been playing through that. Haven't played it since I rented it when it first came out. I also found Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland for $5 but it was a little mangled looking and I already bought Back to Nature off of PSN a few days prior. 
 
Sorry I got a little off topic there. To answer your question my PS2 is always hooked up and ready to go. 

#11 Posted by Castiel (2749 posts) -

Nope!

#13 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

I'm about to go buy Devil May Cry for 3 dollars.  Can't go wrong with prices like that.

#14 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -

Yep, my favourite console. The library is huge and the amount of games that interest me I still haven't scratched the surface on.
 
This does have the added disadvantage of me buying up a bunch of games at once for fear rarity will end up driving the price if I leave it too long. One of the reasons I have a fairy significant stack of unplayed games.

#15 Posted by captain_clayman (3328 posts) -

i've made a promise to myself that i will finish all of my PS2 games i need to beat over the summer.

#16 Posted by Godot (208 posts) -

Currently slogging through The Answer on Persona 3 FES. Seems like I'm not alone in playing P3 haha.

#17 Posted by Zidd (1857 posts) -

I recently bought Space Channel 5 1 and 2 to play on my ps3 does that count?

#18 Edited by Bollard (5869 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

" I am. I finished DMC 3 a couple of weeks ago and I'm probably going to play Shadow of the Colossus for the first time today. "

Duude have fun ;) I played that game with my cousin for the first time about a year ago - we completed it in one sitting. It's so unbelievable, what they did with a PS2 and in general the feelings you get towards what you do to the Colossi, and the awe inspiring nature of themselves is fantastic. Probably the best game I've ever played. 
 
Also, having never personally owned a PS2 there are an absolute ton of amazing games I could play on it. I also tried Sniper Elite around the same time, and really would like to give a Persona a go sometime. Ah well, got too much to play at the moment anyway!
#19 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

I was playing Dead or Alive 2 on my PS2 this morning, using it all the time.

#20 Posted by easthill (351 posts) -
@Godot: Don't worryy, working my waay through persona 3 atm, but finding it hard to kepp up the the pace after 45 hours - wondering if it will get better soon.
#21 Posted by blueaniman93 (604 posts) -

I have a couple of games like Shadow of the Colossus and the devil may cry series on hold that I plan on finishing in the summer. 

#22 Posted by MoonlightMoth (479 posts) -

I still play on my PS2 a little bit, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Shadow Hearts: Covenant being the most recent exploits.

#23 Posted by xyzygy (10079 posts) -

I have so many games on backlog from this generation that I don't think I really have the time to go back another generation... :(

#24 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

Yup, played P3FES recently.

#25 Edited by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -
@easthill said:

" @Godot: Don't worryy, working my waay through persona 3 atm, but finding it hard to kepp up the the pace after 45 hours - wondering if it will get better soon. "

If you're still not into by that point, I don't know how'd you even manage to make it that far. The story definitely picks up but there is a noticeable lull in the middle. If you don't like the overall vibe of the game there is nothing coming up that is going to change your opinion on it though.
#26 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

I totally would if it hadn't died a few months ago.

#27 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -
Persona 4 and SSX 3.
 
@dbz1995 said:
" You make me sad. I miss my PS2.  If I've got a few friends around we often jack out the Gamecube. "
Same here.
#28 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

My friend recently went through P4, but the douche refuses to let me borrow it. He knows who he is.

#29 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1771 posts) -

I still need to beat Persona 4 so I will probably play my PS2 sooner or later.

#30 Posted by Andorski (5367 posts) -

Nah, I've moved on, but I really need to start playing some of the HD ports that are coming to the PS3.  I've never played any of the Sly games or the Team ICO stuff.

#31 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2913 posts) -

I play God Hand, Devil May Cry 3, and Gradius V pretty frequently.

#32 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -
@Azteck said:
" My friend recently went through P4, but the douche refuses to let me borrow it. He knows who he is. "
Surely that's the kind of game you want to give to people to play?  
 
Have S-Links taught them no life lessons!
#33 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
"  and it's fun to go back to a generation before CoD4 happened. "
yeah.. the pre-MW era.. i need to play more old games.
#34 Posted by Lukeweizer (2770 posts) -

I hate the fact my PS3 doesn't play PS2 games. I still need to play FF XII. And I always want to pop in Twisted Metal: Black every now and then but can't be bothered to hook it up.

#35 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@WatanabeKazuma said:
" @Azteck said:
" My friend recently went through P4, but the douche refuses to let me borrow it. He knows who he is. "
Surely that's the kind of game you want to give to people to play?   Have S-Links taught them no life lessons! "
Exactly!!! Maybe I have to duke it out with him like Brosuke and Charlie did before I can borrow his PS2.
#36 Posted by n11n12 (101 posts) -

It's actually all I've been playing and purchasing games for lately. Most of the games are so cheap and easy to find these days, that my collection has ballooned to almost eighty games, about half of which I haven't even started, let alone beaten. Hell, I just finished kill.switch. Not because it's a great game (it really isn't), but because it was a measly three bucks. Why the hell not?
 
Mostly I'm working my way through Dragon Quest 8 and SMT: Nocturne. I think my 360 is getting a bit lonely.

#37 Posted by reptilia_kun (103 posts) -

i'm replaying final fantasy x

#38 Posted by Turambar (6898 posts) -

I need to finish Odin Sphere on it eventually...

#39 Posted by Zippedbinders (1036 posts) -

I'm making my way through Okami, I've also got FFXII, FES, and P4 to beat. Kind of thinking about going back to the Jak games, since its been so long since I've played them.

#40 Edited by wosifat (188 posts) -

Never played Persona 3.  Still wanna get the good ending to Persona 4 and finish Shadow of the Colossus.  Someday.  And play Okami.  But mostly lately, I've been playing Xbox 360 and a little PC.

#41 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2059 posts) -

I recently played through Kingdom Hearts 2. I thought about getting Okami since that looks really neat. There are plenty of great PS2 games that I've never gotten to play, so I think I'll be playing it for a while longer.

#42 Posted by Chris2KLee (2338 posts) -

I haven't really touched the system since I beat Persona 4. Been meaning to go back and finally finish Final Fantasy 12 for awhile now though.

#43 Posted by TehFlan (1928 posts) -

I got Viewtiful Joe 2 for PS2 recently, and I've been playing some of that.

#44 Posted by Hosstile17 (769 posts) -
@drag: If the PSP copy had all the cinematics. I would have played that and totally finished it by now.
#45 Posted by Hourai (2795 posts) -

Not really. I'll pop in a JRPG once or twice a year, but that's about it. I still need to finish Persona 3 FES one of these days. 

#46 Posted by RoxasXIII (144 posts) -

I actually have mine setup right next to my Xbox. Relatively recently my friend let me borrow the Devil May Cry series since I never played them, so I beat the first one and started the second one. So yeah I would say I still play it, I loved that system man. I also finished Persona 3 kinda recently too since I never got to finish that when I originally bought it..

#47 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I have mine hooked up. Haven't played anything in a little while, but there are a few things that don't run on the PS3 so I've got it for those.

#48 Posted by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

My PS2 is at my parents house and when I go over there for breaks I don't take my PS3 so I'll play that there.  But my PS3 is backwards compatible so if I ever get the urge I can play a PS2 game if I want.

#49 Posted by hinderk (690 posts) -

Yup. Playing though Yakuza right now.

#50 Posted by AjayRaz (12477 posts) -

i got a new PS2 the other day so i finished up Yakuza 2 and occasionally playing DRIV3R. i'm also planning to buy and catch up on games that i missed over the years.  
 
so, yep! 

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