"Off the beaten track" PS2 classics

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Re: "Off the beaten track" PS2 classics

Post by noobish hat » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:16 am

Ghost Hunter was alright.
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Re: "Off the beaten track" PS2 classics

Post by davyK » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:26 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:
davyK wrote:The PS2 got some nice PAL shmups. These have 60Hz, TATE and high score saves. (Hard to believe some don't have all that but there you go).

Raiden III (really expensive in PAL - if you see this going cheap snap it up)
Homura
Samurai Aces
Dragon Blaze (probably pick of the bunch - gorgeous game)
XII Stag
Psyvariar
Never heard of Samurai Aces, and Raiden III - ALMOST had that off Amazon recently, but then got refunded because the seller decided it wasn't in good enough condition (right, of course). Got all the rest of those though, and like them all, EXCEPT for XII Stage - just can't get on with that one at all!
Yeah - XII Stag has that need to waggle left&right which powers up your shots. Really needs a joystick control to get the most out of it.
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Post by nakamura » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:27 pm

noobish hat wrote:Ghost Hunter was alright.
Indeed it was a pretty decent game.

The PS2 has so many good games it's ridiculous. You could easily build a library of 300+ games that are enjoyable to play.

One I like a lot is Ford Racing 3. Very enjoyable arcade racer with lovely 60 fps visuals and good handling. It has lots of visual detail and was quite a game for a £15 title.
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Post by slacey1070 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:00 pm

I've stuck a CEX order in for ps2 titles... 12 games for £13... I think its the heat.
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Post by flatapex » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:57 pm

djcarlos wrote:What's that really cool cartoonish racing game, kinda RPGish.....I think it's Japanese....Churi-Churi something? Aaargghhh!
i think you are thinking of the japanese choro q car based games, they originate in japan with takara

there is:
gadget racers and penny racers which i think are the same game or similar
road trip adventure

road trip adventure is sort of a car based rpg

my undiscovered gems list:
all the midway/sega/activision/atari compilations

pool paradise
another vote for detonator
spy vs spy
cel damage overdrive
motorseige

pretty much anything on the 'play it' label
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Post by Megamixer » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:44 pm

nakamura wrote: One I like a lot is Ford Racing 3. Very enjoyable arcade racer with lovely 60 fps visuals and good handling. It has lots of visual detail and was quite a game for a £15 title.
Does this have a decent selection of cars? I really like Fords (even though owning them in real life has proved to be a nightmare!) and I'm after this one but I want to know if there are some good cars and not just loads of different Mustang models.

International Cue Club is another decent cheap game (picked up a copy for 10p from CEX). The music is great and the controls/playability are all really good for a pool game. I would recommend staying the hell away from Cue Club 2 though as while the original is a conversion of a Jap Takara game, the sequel is just some Western-developed garbage that is ugly, boring and kept freezing when I owned it. Completely different to the original.

Thunderbirds on the 'Blast' label is alright if you can find it cheap. Played a bit like an easier kids version of the Strike series with the sort-of overhead view and mission objectives.

Finally, Sensible Soccer has been my go-to game for months now when I can't be bothered to play anything in-depth. People say it's much worse than the original run of Sensi games and even I can see that there are issues but I have so much fun with it, creating custom teams, scoring ridiculous goals etc. Again, I think this only costs a few quid maximum, probably less.
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Post by flatapex » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:42 pm

International cue club is great, sensible soccer is great in its own unique way too.
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Post by nakamura » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:07 pm

Megamixer wrote:
nakamura wrote: One I like a lot is Ford Racing 3. Very enjoyable arcade racer with lovely 60 fps visuals and good handling. It has lots of visual detail and was quite a game for a £15 title.
Does this have a decent selection of cars? I really like Fords (even though owning them in real life has proved to be a nightmare!) and I'm after this one but I want to know if there are some good cars and not just loads of different Mustang models.
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Ford RS200. Escort Cosworth. Focus ST. Certainly a few turbo cars that are exciting to race. It's £1.50 in CEX and I highly recommend it.
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Re: "Off the beaten track" PS2 classics

Post by Megamixer » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:07 pm

nakamura wrote:
Megamixer wrote:
nakamura wrote: One I like a lot is Ford Racing 3. Very enjoyable arcade racer with lovely 60 fps visuals and good handling. It has lots of visual detail and was quite a game for a £15 title.
Does this have a decent selection of cars? I really like Fords (even though owning them in real life has proved to be a nightmare!) and I'm after this one but I want to know if there are some good cars and not just loads of different Mustang models.
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Ford RS200. Escort Cosworth. Focus ST. Certainly a few turbo cars that are exciting to race. It's £1.50 in CEX and I highly recommend it.
That sounds great. Love the RS200 and the Cosworths so will have to look at picking this up. Cheers!
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Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:18 pm

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Post by nakamura » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:24 pm

Cold Winter is a highly playable Bond style FPS. Slightly woolly controls but overall huge amounts of fun. The rolling heads never get old.

Ghost in the Shell is also superbly playable. Not incredible but smooth, fast, fun and a good plot.

Okage is a import only RPG which is really fun and unique.

Driving Emotion whilst being a bit hard and ugly, gave the best in car feel of any game until Forza and Shift on console. Tough to master but once you did, it was really good.
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Post by Treguard » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:26 am

Ring of Red is a great action/stratergy game in the vein of Valkyria Chronicles, and one of my favourite game son PS2. I've seen it in CEX for 50p. Malice is known as the game that killed Argonaut, but it's a fun platform adventure game in the vein of Crash Bandicoot. Again available for a few quid.

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Post by Mallo » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:21 am

I heartily recommend Jackass: The Game if you see it going cheap. It's fantastic.

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Re: "Off the beaten track" PS2 classics

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:38 pm

If you like survival horror then you gotta check out Echo Night Beyond.
Its one of my fave games on the Ps2.
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