View Full Version : PS2 or Gamecube?
Thu, 6th Jun '02, 9:20pm
I'm not really sure which I should choose. The Gamecube looks great, and I am a fan of Nintendo games, who isn't? Everyone remembers the first time they played Super Mario Brothers...
Anyway... I'm caught between which of these console systems to buy. I'm sure I'd be satisfied with either, but I thought I'd get some opinions from others before making up my mind.
So, what do you guys think?
Thu, 6th Jun '02, 9:28pm
Well they're both good consoles but I personally would go with a PS2. You can play all PS games + PS2 games meaning hundreds and hundreds of games. Gamecube doesn't have many games yet. And you can play DVDs with a PS2 as well.
Thu, 6th Jun '02, 9:31pm
Yeah, the PS2 is like, four things in one, right? PS, PS2, DVD player, CD player..
And most of the third-party games coming out on Gamecube are also coming out on PS2, namely Soul Calibur 2... unless it's already out.
I feel bad for everyone who bought an Xbox..
Thu, 6th Jun '02, 9:34pm
Nah, you should go for the X-Box. Lots of great titles coming out on that + it's the most powerful system, with the most potential by far. And the DVD player is better than the one on the PS2 machine, which is not very good
Thu, 6th Jun '02, 9:39pm
I can't find any appealing titles for the X-box. At least not for me. I don't doubt that the DVD player is better, however. My friend has a PS2, and said the DVD player sucked..
But I hear that the X-box is a little buggy.. And plus, this is Microsoft's first shot at console gaming. Not to say they're going to do bad, but they're still 'green' as far as console gaming goes.
Thu, 6th Jun '02, 10:02pm
I've tested Super Smash Bros. Melee and Monkey Ball Racing for the Cube now. Who cares if the games are childish? They rock! Xbox or PS2 aren't even close when it comes to performance. And the Cube is 1/10 the size of Xbox, and while the Xbox makes a hell of a noise, your TV is louder than the cube.
Thu, 6th Jun '02, 11:28pm
See, that's one reason I want a Gamecube as well. Everyone knows the games are semi-childish.. but as of now, I don't have any real desire to become a stuffy old bint..
Besides, about the only real reason I wanted a PS2 was for GTA3... but eventually killing, burning, destroying, pilfering, and causing the local law enforcement to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars per day to defend the city from the homicidal maniac standing on the sidewalk with a sniper rifle, gets boring.
I think I'll go with the Gamecube.. and then make my brother buy a PS2. :D
Thanks for the input everyone.
[This message has been edited by Xirev (edited June 06, 2002).]
Fri, 7th Jun '02, 12:08am
Besides, about the only real reason I wanted a PS2 was for GTA3...
Buy it on PC :)
Fri, 7th Jun '02, 2:49pm
Another thing about the X-Box that probably means someting for some people is that you can very soon or already use burned games on it and make it play div-x
Fri, 7th Jun '02, 3:16pm
Get a PS2. With such franchises as Metal Gear, GTA, Tony Hawk and the EA Sports line, it'll be around for a long time. Plus in the future there will be expansions like a hard drive and modem, letting you play online.
Fri, 7th Jun '02, 7:40pm
Playstation2, no contest. I admit, after looking at the games being made for the Gamecube it's not as bad as i first thought. And the Xbox, bah, i spit on the name. And DvD better than the PS2's.....i think not Turambar my friend. THat great awful lump of rubbish isn't a console, it's a blight and an insult to the world of games consoles. PS2 is the THE console to own.
Fri, 7th Jun '02, 10:38pm
Hey, before you make a statement be sure about what you are saying, cause every test says the exact thing that I've said. You are more than welcome to check it out for your self....:rolleyes:
And just a guess, you own a PS2???
Fri, 7th Jun '02, 11:08pm
Did I hear a "scratch-scracth" from the Xbox DVD rom? :grin:
Sat, 8th Jun '02, 12:57pm
If it's any help, I'm about to buy a console and my pick is the PS2. Didn't find any games that really interest me on the other consoles.
Sat, 8th Jun '02, 3:13pm
Ok. I have a friend who own an X-box. WE bought crouching tiger on DvD. I also bought the PS2 DvD remote. I can now zoom in and do extra stuff with the DvD in my PS2. It also runs very fast. Then we watched it on his X-box a few weeks later. SCRATCH!!! It was slow to begin with and it scratched it up. And BOY does it make a noise!!! I HATE HATE HATE that piece of &^&$£*%£$$£*!!!!!!!!
That's why the Xbox is COMPLETLEY failing. Even the Dreamcast is selling more in Japan, and it failed. Sony and Nintendo must be killing themselves with laughter at how awful the thing is.
Sat, 8th Jun '02, 3:57pm
I'm going to buy a gamecube. Going = every shop in my home town and next nearest town have sold out of gamecubes and those that have got any have got lame deals with them.
So i need some advice which of these two deals do you think i should go for-
£189 (couple of places)
SSBM (super smash brothers melee) - the game i most want to play.
£159 (at virgin megastore)
2 games that they have in shop (however they only had world cup 2002, luigis mansion, pikmin. And i want SSBM + THPS 3 or Rogue Leader)
£50 voucher for use on gamecube software/hardware in any virgin store.
While the second deal seems better unless they are going to get the games i want in i don't see the point of getting it.
:help: So any advice? :help:
Gamecubes current price everywhere i've looked between £128-130.
Games between £35-40.
So on both the deals i'm saving money.
Sat, 8th Jun '02, 7:19pm
I have no idea how it could've sold out, i havn't been to a games store where they've sold out yet. Anyway i'd go for the second one because of the £50 voucher. Even if it does come with sh** games, though Pikmin's not THAT bad.
Sat, 8th Jun '02, 8:18pm
You misunderstood the deal. It is any 2 games they have in stock at the time. Meaning that the games i listed are only the ones they had in at the time. If they get in (or i ask them to order in) the games i want then i will go for that deal certainly, as the £50 will allow me to buy a second controller and a memory card, and also about half of another game. So yes i will go for that deal if i can get SSBM with it.
Findol The Swift
Sat, 8th Jun '02, 10:15pm
I can't believe i didn't post here before! I haven't played the PS2 but I would go for the Gamecube only because I have always liked nintendo's games. And where else can you find Mario???:) Yes I have to admit, it's not DVD playable, and there aren't a lot of games out, but thats a yet! If you go to www.gamespot.com (http://www.gamespot.com) You can see that a lot of good games are coming out soon.
The Deviant Mage
Sun, 9th Jun '02, 8:21am
I may as well throw in my two cents and favor the PS2.
PS2 actually has games meant for an audience older than 13; as someone who ended up choosing wrong and buying an N64 last time around, I've wised up and gone with Sony over Nintendo. After the amazing success of the first PlayStation, I feel more secure with Sony than Nintendo or Microsoft. Plus the controller for PS2 is great...the XBox especially has an awful, awful controller.
It can play CDs and DVDs. So can the Xbox, but this is not true with the Gamecube. Sure, the Gamecube is cheaper at $149, but that's only $50 less than the PS2. A $50 DVD/CD player is a pretty good deal.
Online gaming. Madden 2003 and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 and 4 are examples of free online gaming. As for premium online games, the PS2 will have Final Fantasy XI, Resident Evil Online, and a completely new version of Everquest.
All in all, I would definitely recommend the PS2.
Mon, 10th Jun '02, 4:32am
I would disagree that Nintendo is only for kids. Sure the N64 had some kid games and the GC has Pikimin, but there are plenty of good games too. Games like Smash Brothers may seem childish, but once you get playing they are quite good. On top of things, the Game Cube has games like Resident Evil, Metroid Prime, and the upcoming Eternal Darkness, made by my hometown boys :D , Silicon Knights. Eternal Darkness is definitively <u>not</u> only for people under the age of 13. :evil: And on the subject of controlers, I'd have to say that the GC controlers are by far the best. The buttons are right where I want them, and the controller fits the shape of my hands very well.
On the other hand, I was just at ps2.ign.com (http://ps2.ign.com/articles/359/359960p1.html) and the LotR game there is a quite a good point for the PS2. Though one has to be careful about LotR games... :hmm:
[This message has been edited by Gunthar (edited June 10, 2002).]
Mon, 10th Jun '02, 6:43am
*smacks each and every console loving fool who has posted so far*
get neither the PS2 nor the Gamecube. Instead, spend the $200 on a nice and shiny new GeForce 4 Ti 4200. PC > any console :)
Findol The Swift
Mon, 10th Jun '02, 4:12pm
GeForce 4 Ti 4200What kind of CONSOLEis that?
Mon, 10th Jun '02, 4:20pm
Think he tried to say that PCs are better than consoles :rolleyes:.
And you should stop saying that GameCube is childish. There will be games for older peeps (though those for younger ones are quite fun to ;)), like Tony Hawk 4, BioHazard (Resident Evil) and so on.
Mon, 10th Jun '02, 5:51pm
Lazy Bonzo order off the net.
Try http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=front&r=GC for new games at £30.
Sorry to put this site up again but the prices are great and I've order several times without any problems.
Mon, 10th Jun '02, 6:02pm
No thanks. I'd buy the geforce-whatever, but I like it when my games actually work without having to fiddle for hours until it starts, then several more to hear the sounds etc. And when it finally works, the game crashes. And I wouldn't want to buy anything that you can't use after half a year, as game requirements have gone so high your precious new geforce is useless. Then you can waste some more money to upgrade your system. What fun.
Mon, 10th Jun '02, 6:49pm
Don't be offended but:
Blah blah, days of DOS and CD-RIPS are long gone! Today, games run on the PCs without problem (original :) ), and about that:
"And I wouldn't want to buy anything that you can't use after half a year, as game requirements have gone so high your precious new geforce is useless. Then you can waste some more money to upgrade your system. What fun."
Consoles are cheaper in the beginning (new console is cheaper than new PC) but i think that PCs advanced faster than PS and that is the reason you CAN buy much better graphic board six months after you bought new one, but you will still be able to play new games on the old ones (new > better)! Ok not in 1600x1200 but hey, PS2 cant too! And lets stick to topic:
I don't like Microsoft (:eek:) so X-box is my last choice, so my vote goes to Game Cube, but only because i think it is better "console for games", but PS2 is also very good and you wont be bored with any of them!
Findol The Swift
Mon, 10th Jun '02, 7:47pm
I think we went a little :yot: with the computer thing. Computers are nice, but lets stay on the console topic eh?
Mon, 17th Jun '02, 8:56pm
zelda. mario. (soul calibur). 'nuff said.
Mon, 17th Jun '02, 9:18pm
Gamecubes are cool. Has anyone got one? you lucky sods.
Tue, 18th Jun '02, 4:59am
Surely there is no question here?
For those of you who feel consoles are not complete waste of time and money. And if you are serious about gaming, then clearly Playstation 2 is the only answer. Unless you like your cup of tea small and unvarying.
If X-box or Gamecube comes out with a plethora of simply wonderful games then go buy it! No argumuents here!
Wed, 19th Jun '02, 8:54pm
I would say get the Gamecube. On the whole the PS2 is not all that good.
I have a dreamcast too and i still think the graphics easily rival those of the PS2, and so do all my friends. plus the Dreamcast games have been made for gameplay, while PS2 games seem to have nice pretty graphics and nothing else. I sold my PS2 a few weeks after i got it, but i still have my dreamcast.
Oh and if you don't believe me get Shenmue and tell me which PS2 game beats it.
The Deviant Mage
Thu, 20th Jun '02, 12:39am
Dreamcast doesn't even make games anymore...you can buy the system for like 50 bucks.
I can't see a decent reason to shell out even that for a system with no future. I've played both PS2 and Dreamcast, I'll stand by PS2 as having better graphics (actually, check out the graphics on PS2's Headhunter...it was originally made for the Dreamcast, they never upgraded the graphics. It has noticably poorer graphics than other PS2 games.)
Thu, 27th Jun '02, 12:13pm
About the gamecube:It isn't even a real cube!
Wed, 10th Jul '02, 4:23am
PS2 would my first choice. Music, Games, and DVDs.
Wed, 10th Jul '02, 7:09am
Feel of the controller: PS2
Graphics: a new computer
Mobility: a laptop, or a PS1 with a LCD screen, or a GameBoy Advanced
My recomendation: Buy a new laptop AND a PS2 w/wo a LCD screen built in. :rolling:
Wed, 10th Jul '02, 10:09pm
Better games, better controller, DvD, Looks better, better graphics (in my opinion), when the gamecube fails the PS2 will still be going strong long after, can play all the wonderful old PS1 games too.
Tue, 23rd Jul '02, 3:39pm
I don't own any of the consoles but I have played both the GameCube and PS2. The Cube seems to have better graphics, but the PS2 has better titles, and, like others mentioned, you can play PS1 and 2 games on it. The PS2 is more expensive, but in my opinion it's the better system.
Fri, 26th Jul '02, 6:39pm
Ps2 is my choice. Just so you know, I did have a Gamecube, but a lack of good games forced me to sell it off. Any way, X-Box sucks, someone could hurt themselves trying to carry that huge waste-o-space. Plus, in its money pinching ways, it forces you to buy their DVD remote just to play DVD's, what a rip. Down with Microsoft.
Sat, 27th Jul '02, 7:21am
Gamecube has the best controller hands down. It grips to yer hands. You start playing you hardle notice its there. Each botton is a different size and shape depending on it's importants.
The PS2 controller has too many bottoms of the same size and shape and I often had to look down at the controller to know what buttons I was pressing.
Just my personal take on controllers
X-box, I'm not even going there.
Sun, 28th Jul '02, 6:46pm
Frog, you mean you were actually able to press those tiny buttons, i hate that controller, worse than the Xbox!
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 1:29am
I don'y know Z Layrex, that X-Box controller is a wee bit....no, scratch that, its way to big :eek: , at least the Game cube one actually fits. Im just fortunate that my hands are big enough to even hold the darned thing.
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 7:51pm
Maybe, but still, nither of the two even come close to quality of the PS2's controller.