PS/2 games? (in Off-topic)

bartjan September 6 2007 11:59 AM EDT

Not a new topic, but I was wondering what PS2 game to get? There's just too much choice. Games I have right now are:
GTA: San Andreas. The reason I bought the PS2.
Splinter Cell: Pandora tomorrow. Nice game, until you're stuck at a level...
God of War
GTA: Vice City. Shouldn't have bought it *after* San Andreas...
I also have played a borrowed copy of MGS: Snake Eater

I'm not sure what type of game I'm looking for. Perhaps something similar to the games listed above? On a PC I've enjoyed playing RTS games, but I doubt that would work well on a console.
Perhaps a RPG? I'm not the "dress up like an elf while playing" type, but a game that gives a lot of choice in what character/strategy to build would be nice.

QBsutekh137 September 6 2007 12:11 PM EDT

The Baldur's Gate games are fun, dungeon crawlers with a top-down view. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance was fun enough that I played through it two or three times.

If you like racing, try the Burnout series. Very fun.

Not sure these offer a lot of strategic choice, but I am not sure you will approach that of higher-level PC games in any case...

bartjan September 6 2007 12:13 PM EDT

I think GT4 covers all my racing needs ;)

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] September 6 2007 12:14 PM EDT

The Kingdom Hearts games are quite fun and so are the Summoner games if you want something to take up a lot of time for very cheap :)

Mem September 6 2007 12:22 PM EDT

The Red Star is easily the hardest game I've ever played, and at the low cost of $20 it's very affordable. Now, the graphics aren't anything to write home about (but really, we don't care about graphics, right? Right?), and it's a weird side-scroll Contra style game play, but it's infinitely harder than anything I've ever played. I got up to level 15, but I didn't wisely spend my points, so after about 35 tries I decided to start over. Now I'm back up to level 7, and my character is incredibly better. I won't let you in on what it is that makes it so much easier. You'll have to find that out for yourself. ;)

TrueDevil [AAA] September 6 2007 12:22 PM EDT

If you like God of War, then definitely buy God of War 2 or rent.

RPG that I recently finish was Persona 3, but I'm not sure if you're going to like this type of rpg, the theme is pretty dark, story is basically japanese anime style, battle style is sort of dungeon crawler, dating sim type of genre to get more powerful 'monsters'. Although, battle wise, you really need some thinking and it's quite difficult, as in if you're not prepared, some common enemies could wipe you out. (As early as lvl 8-10 until the end, all the battles are like that)

bartjan September 6 2007 12:26 PM EDT

A RPG I wasted a few years worth of my life on is Demise. Sadly it failed attracting a publisher, so only a few hundred copies were sold. On there are a few screenshots and some other info to give you an idea.

QBsutekh137 September 6 2007 12:26 PM EDT

Burnout is VERY different from the GT series...more arcadey and more "crash" modes. It is worth a rental to see if you like the style of play, because if you do, you will REALLY like it. Crash mode is incredibly fun. I think I have over 80 hours logged on Burnout 3: Takedown. Then again, GT used to get a lot of hours too before I got bored with it.

deifeln September 6 2007 12:31 PM EDT

Get FF7 and FF Tactics for the PS1. Play them on your PS2

Adminedyit [Superheros] September 6 2007 3:08 PM EDT

Blood Rayne 1 and 2
The Legacy of Kain Series (4 games, awesome story line)
Twisted Metal Black

48Zach September 6 2007 3:10 PM EDT

Guitar Hero 2 :)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 6 2007 3:25 PM EDT

I really enjoyed Dynasty Tactics 2.

Closest comparison I can make is chess. Plays like it, but feels a lot more "alive", given that the pieces are all warriors and they attack each other, and all have some flashy skills that they can use to go "Carnage Blender" on their enemies :)

So, chess, but the pieces have HP and hit each other. Cool :P

Of course, that is totally different from all the titles you mentioned earlier but hey, I did not think i'd like it either.

If you liked MGS3, then please try the second one, seriously, it is the definition of OWN. (although Naked pawns Solid anyday!)

Also, in the same vein as God of War: Devil May Cry 3 is as frantic as it gets, and looks darn fine, even compared to some more recent games. If MGS 2 spells OWN, DMC3 spells PAWN. (Or any 10-year old-ish expression of your choice XP )

[RX3]Cotillion September 6 2007 3:52 PM EDT

"I'm not the "dress up like an elf while playing" type, but a game that gives a lot of choice in what character/strategy to build would be nice."

Dark Cloud 2 (I haven't played the first) is a pretty fun game. You don't build your 'character' per se, but the weapon that your character uses, which is a lot alike building a character.

Also, Devil May Cry 3 is a very good game that'll have you coming back to play it even after you've beaten it.

NooneKnows September 6 2007 10:57 PM EDT

I enjoyed the first Devil May Cry better than the third, as far as gameplay goes. But 3 definitely involves more choices in character development.
I'm a huge God of War fan, too - the second installment is definitely worth checking out.

If you're willing to put up with turn-based combat, FFX is all about choices in character development (sphere grid).

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] September 7 2007 11:38 AM EDT

For action RPG's the Onimusha series is also very good, a lot of puzzles to work out and the leveling only occurs on the weapons you use, I found them very addictive (mostly 1 and 2 but 3 isn't bad)

Gandalf September 7 2007 12:54 PM EDT

All these ps2 RPG's Baldurs Gate Series. FF12 Champions Return to Arms.

bartjan September 8 2007 12:04 PM EDT

Well, I went to the local games store with the list of games mentioned in this thread. Some titles are very hard to find, either because they were not released in Europe (Persona 3) or because they happen to be just rare these days (Baldur's Gate, Dark Chronicle (aka Dark Cloud 2)).
Eventually I left the store with FFX and MGS3. I had to return the MGS game, as the game turned out to be really in German, not just 'German booklet, game playable in English' as the box promised. Now I have the proper English version ;)

Thank you for your input.

cookie dough September 8 2007 12:10 PM EDT

Timesplitters!!! "unapreciated PS2 hit"

Hyrule Castle September 8 2007 12:11 PM EDT

Star Ocean III
Dark Cloud 1/2

BootyGod September 10 2007 9:41 PM EDT

Hmm... Armored Core series is good. But be careful. There are alot of them, and not all of them are good.

My two favorites are Armored Core 2 (no subtitle). This one has an insanely weird control scheme, but once you get used to it, it's fun.

Armored core 2: The Last Raven. More classic style. Still difficult, but really good.

Huge amounts of replay on both games, trying different styles of mech. Armored Core 2 shouldn't be more than 10 USD, so try it out.

Hmm... anything else...

Twisted Metal 3. Not sure if you can find it though. Fun game :)

Any of the FF series that seems appealing to you.

Also, be careful of some games. Games like Mechassault 2 and stuff seem realllll good, right until you get them home and don't want to connect online. Then, they're worthless.

GnuUzir September 11 2007 11:01 AM EDT

Subject: Response to PS/2 games?

Okami - Wacky little game
Bully - Think grand theft lunch money
Onimusha - Great series

Just a few off the top of my head...
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