PlayStation 2 tribute - Our fondest memories and favourite games

(continued from previous page) ...system (Sony had slashed the initial NA shipment by half a million); two people had taken their name off the pre-order list so paid for everything in full right then and there.

On launch day, my mom and I went to the EBGames to pick my system. I was pumped as heck, as was everyone else in line. The store clerks made announcements to people lining up that they only had systems for people who pre-ordered. That didn't go over too well with some people in the back of the line. I watched two idiots get arrested for being disorderly because they were angry about the pre-order policy. Good times.

It was a great system, easily my favorite console of all time. I can't believe it's finally going the way of the PSX.

Frasmataz – Staff Writer

Thinking all the way back to that wonderful beast when it took its rightful place next to my TV, you can't help but think that an era has well and truly gone. I remember buying all sorts of titles for it and gaming into the small wee hours of the night.

Perhaps my fondest memory would be the countless and quality RPGs like Grandia 2, Hack, Final Fantasy X and Star Ocean. I spent many many hours playing all of these and didn’t regret it. Oh, and let’s not forget about the awesome Ratchet and Clank who are some of my all-time favorite videogame characters.

It is sad to see the titan head soon head towards its final resting place, but it has done a damn fine job of showing us what a console can truly do for generations of gamers.

Adam Dolge – PSU Executive editor

There are plenty of happy memories that stem from my PlayStation 2, but what stands out the most is the time and place, not the actual console or games. It was the first game device I bought as an adult. Out on my own, paying my own bills, and making those tough adults decision, I saved up for a PS2 and a few games to help make a lame situation not so terrible. It worked! This was a year or two after college and I was definitely out of the game, so to speak.

I can't say I put that much time into gaming as a college student (I was busy doing everything else but studying!), so buying a PS2 as an adult out in the workforce was sort of a mental reward. I'd come home from a long day at work--covering local school board and town government meetings--and pop in a Final Fantasy game and enjoy the bachelor life. A lot has changed since then, but I still have that same PS2. I've given away just about every game I originally bought, but there are a few tucked away in case the bachelor life ever catches back up with me.


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