Should I buy a PS2/GC?

Help me here guys.There are some games on both systems that are calling for me.I just saw Gamespot’s vdieo review for RE4 and I’m hyped as can be!I want to get that agme so much.On the other hand I heard nothing but praise as far as Ico is concerned.

There are of course other games.Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution,Skies of Arcadia Legends,Jak 3,DMC3,the promise of Shining Force games (even tho the only one I finished was SF2 I loved it)…

My problem is if I end buying one love it’s games but still feel the need to play the games of the other one (the other console i mean).

If it was your choice what would you do?

PS2 gets my vote just for the sheer quantity of quality titles.

If you can, get both

Although having an X-Box I don’t own a GamCube myself, I’d certainly choose it in preference to Sony’s machine. Nintendo still produce some fairly decent software, and although regrettably Sega’s RPG output seems to be concentrated on the PS2 ( :anjou_angry: ), most of its catalogue remains available on Nintendo’s device. And with the PS3 release seeming impending, a PS2 could rapidly become something of a white elephant - this isn’t the case with the GameCube.

And anyway, you all know that the day I have a good word to say for the Playstation 2 is the day that Hell freezes over.

But PS3 most likely isn’t due out until next year… about the same time that “experts” are estimating Nintendo’s Revolution will be releasing (if not sooner).

Either way, you’ll be on a “dying” console (albeit, one with a good back catalog).

Let’s put it this way. The GC has a few of the best games this generation, but not much variety in terms of selection. Your primary pickings are first party, with the occasional Capcom or Sega game. There are many EA offerings on the console, but I’m not entirely sure you’re interested in any of those.

The PS2 lacks Nintendo’s signature quality titles, but has a wider variety of publishers to choose from, and Sony’s own titles have reached a certain level of quality in their own right (Jak, Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Ico, etc).

Questions like these rarely go anywhere because it really boils down to one thing: what games do you want to play?

I’d say primarily VF4,ICo and RE4.VF4 I can get in btoh consoles.
And well yeah they are dying consoles.That’s a big problem too.If knew for sure that Revolution and PS3 were retrocompatible.

But I feel I need to play these three game sno matter what.

Uh… I hate to break it to you, but VF4 is only on PS2.

Good topic Gehn. I was actually wondering about the same thing myself.

My reasons for being interested in either console would be:

Playstation 2: Ico, Wanda and the Colossus, Star Ocean Till the End of Time, the Dark Cloud games, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, La Pucelle: Tactics, .hack, the Castlevania games, and maybe Shining Tears. Oh, and a copy of Rez that actually works.

Gamecube: Resident Evil 4 (it looks like something new and exciting), the Star Fox games (maybe), the Zelda games, Metroid Prime 1 and 2, Ikaruga (apparently it has more stages than the DC version), Tales of Symphonia, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, SoA Legends, and of course Fire Emblem: Souen no Kiseki

Note, I haven’t actually played most of these games, I’m just basing them on reviews, opinions of others, etc.

Edit: By the way, I heard some rumours a while back that the Nintendo Revolution might be backwardly compatible with the Gamecube.

It’s hard for me to say really. My GC and PS2 game libraries are literally matched game for game. There’s a lot less selection on the GC, but selection doesn’t matter so much if you already know what you want.

Of RE4, VF4, and Ico, which do you want to play the most?

If it was me, I’d probably do something anal like list all the games in order of how much I want to play them and then assign them a number in order of lowest (for the least wanted) to highest (most wanted) and then add the numbers for the PS2 games and the numbers for the GC games. System with the most points wins. :anjou_embarassed: But that’s just me. It’s a very artificial way to make a decision.

It’s also worth pointing out that PS2 is also getting Resident Evil 4. So, the system will eventually have all three of those games that you’re after, Gehn. Whether you’re prepared to play a stripped down version of the game is another matter, but if it’s just that one game that you want on Gamecube, I’d go with the PS2.

I’d recommend a PS2. I hate saying that…

The fact is, I’ve got a GC, and the majority of games I’m seeing in the stores are generic piss which gets chucked out by companies that aspire to be E.A.'s quality (and that’s saying something). With the PS2, you get the back compatibility of PS1 games and access to a much larger library of games, including some quality ones. Also, any AAA titles which come out are almost 100% certain to appear on PS2 in some form or another.

I used to own a GC but had to sell it off.

I would definitely go with the GC. While PS2 will get RE4 eventually the GC version I believe will still be superior. The Star Fox games are iffy on GC but you still have bothe Metroid Prime games, the upcoming Advance Wars action game, Fire Emblem, Tales of Symphonia which quickly became one of my favorite games of all time, Baten Kaitos (though the battle system isn’t for every one) also the Pikmin games are top notch. Add Paper Mario to that list as a great sidescrolling RPG.

From what i’ve read the GC seems to be a more stable, the PS2 seems to have disc read errors after a time.

But if you decide on the PS2 in the end, make sure you pick up Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, an excellent long RPG with a good sci-fi\fantasy merging.

I’m pretty sure I’ll frown when I see the PS2 version of RE4.

Abadd : doens’t the GC have VF4 : Evolution?

I am pretty posotove that GC does not have VF4, they have Virtua Quest which is basically a very simple beat em up game with kid characters some resembling the VF cast. Throughout the game you meet the real fighters and learn moves from them, other than that I read it is pretty bad.

Sorry VF4 is only on PS2 as far as I know.

If I had to choose between buying a PS2 or GameCube, I’d buy an Xbox. :slight_smile:

I really think that Fable and Ninja Gaiden are two of the best examples of what we should expect from this generation. I dare say they are unparalleled anywhere.

As for the whole GameCube versus Playstation 2 debate… I’d go for the PS2 mainly because of its wider range of Japanese-born RPGs.

If any game makes a GameCube worth owning, though, it’s Resident Evil 4. However, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of an Xbox conversion just yet…

It took me some time to adjust to the real-time battle system, but after that period of adjustment, I started to thoroughly enjoy this game.

Despite the PS2’s limited texture capabilities, the graphics in Star Ocean: Till the End of Time are almost as colorful as Skies of Arcadia, and despite some annoyingly long loading times between confrontations (which are totally understandable considering the “limitations of the hardware”), I haven’t been given any cause to complain.

The game’s musical score is composed by none other than Motoi Sakuraba (some of you may remember his music from Shining The Holy Ark and the Shining Force III trilogy) and somehow manages to capture the mood of the moment in memorable style. Some of his melodies are almost haunting. All in all, I’d recommend this game to any fan of the RPG genre.

Omg how could I forget about Eternal Darkness?!Another reason to get GC… :frowning: I cry.

Apart from Solo did anyone hear/know if Revolution is goign to be retrocompatible?

Nothing’s been announced about Revolution, other than it will have some sort of “revolutionary” means to interact with games…

GC, even Super Smash Bros Melee alone makes it worth it. XD Providing you have someone to play it with.