The graphics all Varity from genre to game to companies.
You will probably find that the younger kids games are not fanatic
in the graphically department as this is not what gets them interested
but as you move onto other games for the older games like action,
racing and anything, the graphics does look very good and real
on the Playstation 2. As companies over the years make money from
great games and series there fund increases which means games
from the bigger companies can put more money, time, people and
so on into there games which then ends up have stunning games
that look ever so real like Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, Shadow
Of The Colossus, Black and many more that have amazing lighting
and reflections to realistic textures, explosions plus so much
With the increase amount of data you can now put on dvds, you
will find lots of great games with music that gives you that extra
experience and atmosphere plus you will get games with a load
of different tracks from popular arties of all genre and years.
As with the music the sound is much improved comparing to older
generations with developers recording real sounds in studios and
outside all over the world will add to the game and give it the
extra realistic feel.
As Video Games is a very popular industry, actors lend there
voices to characters in games which can only improve games if
The Playstation has 48 hardware channels to release its sound
upon you and it supports Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound, DTS
meaning you can connect it to a hi-fi and have much better sound.
Near the release of the first Gran Turismo on the Playstation
1 in 1998 they also released a new pad that was basically the
same layout apart from that it now has 2 new analogue sticks which
gives you better controls as its more precise and smoother to
use. Also the pas featured a rumple to add to the gameplay when
say a car hits something or when you get shoot in a shooting game.
As this pad were so easy to use and pleased users that they kept
the design as standard for the PS2. The pad has to grip sections
to it so you can grip it tight with ease and comfortable. It features
4 main buttons to the right with the symbols of an X, O, triangle
and a square. Another 4 bigger square buttons on top shoulders
buttons by the name of L1, L2, R1 and R2. Then the select and
start buttons in the middle of the pad plus the d-pad to the left.
After not that long with using the pad you could easily find which
button is were with out looking at it which I found not like other
pads on consoles by other makes.
With technology improving all the time and the great minds of
game developers there are all ways new features and gameplay to
get into with new original releases and ideas. Lots of games now
have many genres rolled into one game, for example thereís Shooters
where you can drive cars and fly places. Driving games where you
can get out fight use guns or just jump into another car and many
more examples. But what I thing that the Playstation 2 has the
best gameplay than other consoles is that excusive games are so
well designed that I and many others would not like to leave behind
by going to another console. This games by which I mean are games
they only release on a particular console, this can be because
the company thinks that the game will get better fans and audience
and any game developed or published by Sony will of course only
be played on there Sony consoles as if it were to be released
say on the Xbox then the customer would not have to buy a ps2
to play and there for Sony would not make as much. Some of the
stunning excusive games that you will only find on Sony consoles
is series and games of Gran Turimso, Shadow of the colossus, God
of War, Metal Gear Solid (although there have been other excusive
titles just for other consoles) and many other titles.
Although you get about the same replay value with games on there
consoles, I think the console it self adds value. As I said before
it can play almost any PS1 game so anyone like me who has sold
there original PS1 then they still can enjoying the collection
with the backwards compatibility, also Dvds can be played, online
games is free to use. Even at this stage were the PS3 is not long
off to be released the PS2 still has great life in it yet with
games like the latest FPS Black with some of the best looking
graphics we have every seen and future titles, name one Just Cause
that looks so beautiful and gorgeous with ravishing, spectacular
new ideals and features in the game. So as you can see the life
in the PS2 is still there and will last even into the days of
Playstation 3 and the next-gen.
==BUY OR NOT TO BUY==
This console has loads of great games and amazing big catalogue
of games to be played; itís still a great buy for a new slimline
console for about £95 new or about £130 with a game
or two plus some extras. If you are looking for users then there
are great deals to be had on eBay and other shops and seller for
under £80 with many top games.
Console is about £80 now on its own and up to about £110
with games and other extras.
Original price in 2000 was about £300 on its own.
I Paid £200 New on 18 February 2002
Control Pads and Memory Cards are now about £15, original