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Sony Regales Tales of the PS2 Ahead of PlayStation Meeting

Posted by Sammy Barker

Plus, a young Kaz Hirai

Sony’s released another entry in its ‘Evolution’ series, this time focusing on the PlayStation 2. The trailer includes a wealth of archive footage from the build up to the system’s launch, including a quote from one news reporter who claims that the console will be “the biggest thing to come along since TV was invented”. Now that’s real hype.

It looks like the platform holder’s going to be releasing one of these every night in the lead up to next week’s PlayStation Meeting. While we wait for tomorrow’s inevitable PlayStation Portable video, feel free to share your favourite PS2 memories in the comments section below.


User Comments (16)



MadchesterManc said:

Theres too many to mention with PS2. Maybe my first foray online on Battlefield 2 modern combat. Made me forget about my PC for a while lol I still play PS2 quite a bit. Its 12.35am now n Im lay in bed playing Primal! Still technical tour de force. Studio Cambridge sure knew how to make the PS2 sing



hYdeks said:

PS2 was great because it was the first console to also be a video player, also it had hit games like jak and daxter series, ratchet and clank, sly cooper, god of war, all those series started on this system

Can't wait for the PSP one tomorrow! I just recently bought a newer PSP Go.



Gamer83 said:

Since each era was so different it's tough for me to decide which is my favorite console of all time out of SNES and PS2, the latter I actually bought with my own money though and there wasn't a second that I regretted that decision. It absolutely destroyed the Gamecube and Xbox (which was basically just a 'Halobox' for me). So many great memories but there are two that really stand out to me. The boat scene in GTA: Vice City was done very well and pulled me into the game's world and then there was the ending to MGS 3, don't really think much needs to be said there. Those are also my two favorite games for the platform.



Gemuarto said:

Eh.... Shadow of the Colossus was so emotional and so unique, and so fun... Hell, where are games like this in our days. OK, we have Jorney, but it is more interactive experience than game. Eh.... It is so sad, that we still don't have something that surpasses Wanda to Kyozou =). Hell, I am going to cry T___T... Why did PS3 have become PC with joystick?



divinelite said:

While psone is my most emotionally tied console, I guess the best ever game moments I had were at my PS2 moments

Even when current gen is better in graphic, the emotion can't be captured as fun as before, in ps1 and PS2 era



Zombie_Barioth said:

Nintendo fans catch a lot of flak for saying "graphics don't matter, gameplay does" and while thats not necessarily true they certainly have the right idea. I've enjoyed a lot of what this gen has to offer but if theres one thing I know for sure, its that they don't make games quite like they used to.

Theres still a bunch of old games I've been wanting to play whenever I get the chance.



ThreadShadow said:

Was that even the same person playing Kaz?

Surprisingly I missed the PS2 during it's heyday, but I played ICO and SotC as soon as I could. I bought a slim a little while before PS3 was announced.

SotC is one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had.



rastamadeus said:

@Zombie_Barioth "Nintendo fans catch a lot of flak for saying "graphics don't matter, gameplay does" and while thats not necessarily true" - erm, it is true. It's as shallow as saying that girl over there is the most amazing person in the world but she's fat and ugly so nevermind. Anyone who'd rather play a good looking but terrible game over an average looking one that is incredible is, frankly, an idiot and a gaming snob.

Personally my only PS2 memory is borrowing one for a fortnight when my parents were on holiday (first time I'd been allowed to stay at home) and playing MGS2 non-stop for four days. Was never a Sony gamer until just over a year ago when I got a PS3 on a whim and haven't looked back.



Zombie_Barioth said:

@rastamadeus I was referring to how some fans use it as a go-to response whenever a console's capabilities come into question, the sort that got Nintendo fans as a whole a bad rap for taking a gameplay first stance in the first place.

I'm probably one of the last people to over look a game based on appearance so of course I agree, but there is more to graphics and specs than whats on screen. Sadly people do judge a game by its appearance and appearance does play a big role in marketing.



get2sammyb said:

I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting a game to look good. But I agree, it has to play well, too.



Gamer83 said:


Quite frankly this day and age there's no excuse for a game not to have both. If I'm paying $60 of my hard earned cash you damn well bet I want a game that looks great as well as plays great.



InsertNameHere said:

I have too many PS2 memories. Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Tekken Tag, Spy Hunter, Final Fantasy, God of War, GTA: Vice City, Kinetica, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and so many more. That's it I'm going to Gamestop and buying a PS2.



rastamadeus said:

@Zombie_Barioth Fair enough and I get what you're meaning now. I dunno why but it just bugs the hell out of me that people just want the new 0.00001% better graphics over genuinely brilliant gameplay. It's people like that which will eventually kill this industry as more and more companies just go after the bucks.



neumaus said:

My biggest and best PS2 memory is Kingdom Hearts II. I literally spent three sleepless days/nights playing that game (straight).
Of course I played it a lot more than that, but nothing else in my life has ever made me stay up that long xD

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