thevulture wrote:@shiftytigger:ref:PS2-Won mine, a launch model, £300, was'nt that impressed by it (owner of PS1+DC at time), liked Extermination, Ring Of Red, Z.O.E, hated MGS 2, was'nt till SH2 and GTA3 hit that i really saw potential of hardware.Anywho, soon sold it after those last 2, bought an Xbox....
Skip forward to PS3 launch, friend gave me his PS2+60 games!-so going through them, saw system had really 'grown up', things like God Of War 2, bloody impressive indeed, started on the slippery slope of:
Onto Amazon, buying hordes of cheap PS2 games i'd missed out on.Got to point postie said i was reciving more post than anyone else in the Village, looked at huge unplayed pile and..thought this is getting beyond a joke.Packed PS2 away.
Gave away good % of games in my PS2 collection, never looked back, but for a time, i was buying just for the sake of it.Not good...
I am quite a late arrival really I was (and still am) a DC owner by priority - bought a PS2 Phat from a charity shop for £2 about 4 years ago - was going to trade it but then bought a game just to check it. That game was God of War and was the start of a collection that has peaked and troughed a few times - Blockbuster clearance sale with soooo many cheap titles (only to sell them off a while later) - recent massive scale sealed game 'investment' (its what I thought at the time) purchase and many many bootsale bargains. I could probably trim 60% of my collection and not really miss the rest - for me I play retro compilations and things that dont feel new to me,God of War made me think at times of a slightly more violent/gory Shenmue and was probably the only new-ish thing i really enjoyed apart from Okami.
Im not a fan of the GTA series just because all i ever really do is drive around without playing the game 'proper' - dont enjoy 'war' games / FPS's as none really grab me. I enjoy Urban Reign and God Hand , SF Alpha Anthology and many more old games.I am probably missing out on many great games and its not because I'm blinkered against other game types,they just fall outside my interest.
So as a newcomer of sorts , maybe thats why PS2 doesnt feel retro to me as its something I havent explored fully - I havent had my Gunstar Heroes moment with (something that made me go 'wow' cant believe this is on this console)
I understand others way of perceiving retro though - Ps2 has only just gone from mainstream sale - it is only a bit younger than DC , older than the Xbox - yet both of those are considered retro.
Its each to their own at the end of the day. for me retro is an unquantifiable , undefinable and liquid state. Its what you make of it.