Legacy System recommendation thread.

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#151 Posted by princesszelda (6869 posts) -

Hey guys. I'm going on a 'last gen' game buying spree and I thought I would share some of the games that I plan on getting. Let me know what you all think.

  • Klonoa 2
  • Dark Cloud 2
  • F Zero GX
  • Skies of Arcadia Legends
  • Star Fox Assualt
  • Shadow of Rome
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Amplitude
#152 Posted by Yagr_Zero (27837 posts) -

Hey guys. I'm going on a 'last gen' game buying spree and I thought I would share some of the games that I plan on getting. Let me know what you all think.

  • Klonoa 2
  • Dark Cloud 2
  • F Zero GX
  • Skies of Arcadia Legends
  • Star Fox Assualt
  • Shadow of Rome
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Amplitude
princesszelda
That's a pretty good list you have there. I would suggest also adding a Wipeout game if you don't already have one.
#153 Posted by darkmatchjobber (18 posts) -

Resident Evil 4 is one of the best games you can possibly purchase for the Playstation 2 as it has a brilliant story with surprise appearances from old faces in the back catalogue of the series and also some of the best boss fights you will ever come across.

The voicing is decent and the dialogue intelligent,funny and thought-provoking at times.

The graphics were a spectacular achievement for the console and the sound effects are very impressive too.

The controls take a little getting used to but once you've picked them up you will be fine.

Also it is one of those games that you can replay again and again to try and upgrade your weapons and health as much as possible or just to see if you can beat your last record for time completed,deaths etc...

The cutscenes don't feel like they go on forever which is great news for the inpatient out there.

Basically a great game.

#154 Posted by wulfshelmut (77 posts) -

Nice topic. I can recomend some.

If You like action/western RPGs The ps2s choices may be slim, but you can get.

Baldurs Gate

Baladurs gate II

Champions of norrath

Champions return to arms

Bards tale

Fallout: Brotherhood of steel (only if you really want to)

Xbox has tons of good non JRPG RPGs

Morrowind/Morrowind Goty

Kotor I

KotorII

Jade empire

Fable: TLC

#155 Posted by just_nonplussed (4130 posts) -

hi,

i'm looking for good 'WRPGs', or western RPGs. i've played too many japanese ones! i need something very good but different from FF et al.

also looking for RPGs with a futuristic aesthetic or with just guns (something different from swords and magic - these can be JRPG or WRPG)

thanks

edit: i don't have any XBOX platforms or PS3

#156 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -

hi,

i'm looking for good 'WRPGs', or western RPGs. i've played too many japanese ones! i need something very good but different from FF et al.

also looking for RPGs with a futuristic aesthetic or with just guns (something different from swords and magic - these can be JRPG or WRPG)

thanks

edit: i don't have any XBOX platforms or PS3

just_nonplussed
Uh, I can't think of any for the PS2 or anything but if you're really fine with looking possibly geeky just get Star Wars: KOTOR for the PC. That's all I can think of:P. You have a PC right??? I can't think of any last gen console ones. Ooh, I just thought of something. Buy one of the Star Ocean games. There's at least one (Not sure if any others) on the PS2 and a couple others on other random systems. It's about some blue haired dude who goes through a bunch of stuff in a Star Wars-like realm. It's definitely fairly Japanese though. And also try Rogue Galaxy, it's supposed to be really good. I haven't played it though...
#157 Posted by manhunter92 (259 posts) -

PS2, I think was the best Legacy Platform ever. I loveeed the Gamecube as well (was also my 1st real game system, besides a Gameboy). Xbox was amazing too. Obssession w/ the Halo trilogy. :)

#158 Posted by gamerknot (233 posts) -

Top ten ps2 games....

1.God of war 2

2.God of war

3.Devil may cry 3 special editio: dantes awakening

4.Metal gear solid 3 subsistence

5. Resident evil 4

6.Gta: san andreas

7.Burnout revenge

8.Tekken 5

9.Prince of persia warrior within

10. Need For Speed:Carbon

---------------------------------------------------------

Gamer 4 life 8)

#159 Posted by BaraChat (3144 posts) -

Hey,

What about Mario Power Tennis on GCN?

Still worth it? Tennis fan speaking, I already tried Top Spin 3 and I own Virtua Tennis 3 on PS3. I still get that feeling inside my stomach becaue I sold the darn game 40 bucks 2 years ago.

(I can have it for about 20-25 bucks, used)

#160 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -

Hey,

What about Mario Power Tennis on GCN?

Still worth it? Tennis fan speaking, I already tried Top Spin 3 and I own Virtua Tennis 3 on PS3. I still get that feeling inside my stomach becaue I sold the darn game 40 bucks 2 years ago.

(I can have it for about 20-25 bucks, used)

BaraChat
I've heard it was great, but I haven't bought it. I was going to buy it last uh... March, but EB Games had it really expensive still. So sorry, I can't help.
#161 Posted by just_nonplussed (4130 posts) -
[QUOTE="just_nonplussed"]

hi,

i'm looking for good 'WRPGs', or western RPGs. i've played too many japanese ones! i need something very good but different from FF et al.

also looking for RPGs with a futuristic aesthetic or with just guns (something different from swords and magic - these can be JRPG or WRPG)

thanks

edit: i don't have any XBOX platforms or PS3

GamerBoy53

Uh, I can't think of any for the PS2 or anything but if you're really fine with looking possibly geeky just get Star Wars: KOTOR for the PC. That's all I can think of:P. You have a PC right??? I can't think of any last gen console ones. Ooh, I just thought of something. Buy one of the Star Ocean games. There's at least one (Not sure if any others) on the PS2 and a couple others on other random systems. It's about some blue haired dude who goes through a bunch of stuff in a Star Wars-like realm. It's definitely fairly Japanese though. And also try Rogue Galaxy, it's supposed to be really good. I haven't played it though...

thanks gamerboy. i will check KOTOR out (even though i'm not a huge star wars fan). i also saw rogue galaxy for dirt cheap today so i will consider that. ;)

#162 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -

Quite welcome you are, young Padawan (My horrible Yoda impression).

EDIT: Wow, I took a while to respond.

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#166 Posted by anbu-black-ops (2380 posts) -

can you help me name all the trilogy packs that the ps2 have~

devil may cry

gta

dragonball z

naruto

onimusha

need for speed

medal of honor

hitman resident wvil

resident evil

call of duty (2 games)

are these the only ones?! or theres some more???

#167 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -

can you help me name all the trilogy packs that the ps2 have~

devil may cry

gta

dragonball z

naruto

onimusha

need for speed

medal of honor

hitman resident wvil

resident evil

call of duty (2 games)

are these the only ones?! or theres some more???

anbu-black-ops
Well, it depends, do you allow compilations??? Because if you do there's Midway Treasures, Sonic Anniversary Collection (Plus???), Mega Man Anniversary Collection, that Mega Man X compilation, I think there's a Street Fighter compilation, those SNK compilations, and a few others. I can't think of any other trilogy's though. At least, other than the Metal Gear Solid one.
#168 Posted by anbu-black-ops (2380 posts) -
no compilation. only those trilogy packs that have separate cds compiled into one bundle. oh yeah i forgot about metal gear essential collection. thanks. is that all or am i missing some titles...
#169 Posted by Lonnie2Hottie (933 posts) -
I'm pretty sure I've seen a Smackdown vs. Raw set.
#170 Posted by optiow (28284 posts) -
I have played a few games nominated here and liked them.
#171 Posted by Lionheart08 (15424 posts) -

can you help me name all the trilogy packs that the ps2 have~

devil may cry

gta

dragonball z

naruto

onimusha

need for speed

medal of honor

hitman resident wvil

resident evil

call of duty (2 games)

are these the only ones?! or theres some more???

anbu-black-ops

Metal Gear Solid Essential Collection
Namco Collection (Soul Calibur 2, Tekken Tag, Tekken 4)
Burnout Anthology (Burnout 3, Dominator, and Revend)
Smackdown Series

#172 Posted by just_nonplussed (4130 posts) -

odd request:

looking for 'seamless' adventure/action-type games. i want to play those types of games with no cut-scenes and stories that are told subtley through interactions. if they do have cut-scenes they need to be seamlessly integrated with gameplay.

or any other game that tells an interesting story, but not through just cut-scenes.

here are some examples of what i mean that i've played so far:

*metroid prime

*half-life 2

*ICO

*vagrant story

any more pieces of art like these? maybe PC games i haven't heard of??

#173 Posted by anbu-black-ops (2380 posts) -
[QUOTE="anbu-black-ops"]

can you help me name all the trilogy packs that the ps2 have~

devil may cry

gta

dragonball z

naruto

onimusha

need for speed

medal of honor

hitman resident wvil

resident evil

call of duty (2 games)

are these the only ones?! or theres some more???

Lionheart08

Metal Gear Solid Essential Collection
Namco Collection (Soul Calibur 2, Tekken Tag, Tekken 4)
Burnout Anthology (Burnout 3, Dominator, and Revend)
Smackdown Series

i also saw

Mortal kombat kollection

thanx. and keep them coming if theres any.

#174 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -

odd request:

looking for 'seamless' adventure/action-type games. i want to play those types of games with no cut-scenes and stories that are told subtley through interactions. if they do have cut-scenes they need to be seamlessly integrated with gameplay.

or any other game that tells an interesting story, but not through just cut-scenes.

here are some examples of what i mean that i've played so far:

*metroid prime

*half-life 2

*ICO

*vagrant story

any more pieces of art like these? maybe PC games i haven't heard of??

just_nonplussed
I'm not sure if I get it. But are you meaning the "point and click adventure" genre??? Like Sam & Max. Or Zack & Wiki. If so I indeed recommend the Sam & Max games for PC, but I am completely stumped otherwise. Zack & Wiki is a Wii game.
#175 Posted by just_nonplussed (4130 posts) -
[QUOTE="just_nonplussed"]

odd request:

looking for 'seamless' adventure/action-type games. i want to play those types of games with no cut-scenes and stories that are told subtley through interactions. if they do have cut-scenes they need to be seamlessly integrated with gameplay.

or any other game that tells an interesting story, but not through just cut-scenes.

here are some examples of what i mean that i've played so far:

*metroid prime

*half-life 2

*ICO

*vagrant story

any more pieces of art like these? maybe PC games i haven't heard of??

GamerBoy53

I'm not sure if I get it. But are you meaning the "point and click adventure" genre??? Like Sam & Max. Or Zack & Wiki. If so I indeed recommend the Sam & Max games for PC, but I am completely stumped otherwise. Zack & Wiki is a Wii game.

ah it's ok. don't worry about it.

i meant adventure in the 'modern' sense; i.e. zelda, ico. adventure games with very little exposition or dialogue.

#176 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -
[QUOTE="GamerBoy53"][QUOTE="just_nonplussed"]

odd request:

looking for 'seamless' adventure/action-type games. i want to play those types of games with no cut-scenes and stories that are told subtley through interactions. if they do have cut-scenes they need to be seamlessly integrated with gameplay.

or any other game that tells an interesting story, but not through just cut-scenes.

here are some examples of what i mean that i've played so far:

*metroid prime

*half-life 2

*ICO

*vagrant story

any more pieces of art like these? maybe PC games i haven't heard of??

just_nonplussed

I'm not sure if I get it. But are you meaning the "point and click adventure" genre??? Like Sam & Max. Or Zack & Wiki. If so I indeed recommend the Sam & Max games for PC, but I am completely stumped otherwise. Zack & Wiki is a Wii game.

ah it's ok. don't worry about it.

i meant adventure in the 'modern' sense; i.e. zelda, ico. adventure games with very little exposition or dialogue.

I see. There's always Grand Theft Auto. :P You could try Shadow of the Colossus.
#177 Posted by manhunter92 (259 posts) -

I use to love Gamecube..the good old days...

#178 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23838 posts) -

I use to love Gamecube..the good old days...

manhunter92
You still play it? The GC is one of my favorite systems.
#179 Posted by just_nonplussed (4130 posts) -

i'm looking for crappy games. preferably cheap crappy games. on PS2 would be best.

just dire game experiences and broken messes.

#180 Posted by im_really_rich (1371 posts) -
you need katamari damacy under the PS2 section.
#181 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -
you need katamari damacy under the PS2 section.im_really_rich
Yeah, Katamari Damacy is epic. I've been thinking of adding it, but I'm not sure.
#182 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -
And I try to avoid crappy games, so I don't know. Maybe you could try one of the crappier Driver games (The ones actually called Driver). I think there's one called Driv3r on the PS2 which was horrible. If you're good enough for them, though, buy the earlier ones for the PS2, which are supposedly better. I liked the first 2, but I don't even know ho the other ones are.
#183 Posted by Steel_Rain777 (1770 posts) -

Looking for some more games to bolster my current PS2 library, its not much but I have:

MGS 2 and 3

RE4

Shadow of the Colossus

I'm looking for RPG's with a good combat system and involving story. Also any Good Action/Adventure Titles that are pick-up and play.

BTW is Rogue Galaxy any good? I never got around to play it

#184 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -

Looking for some more games to bolster my current PS2 library, its not much but I have:

MGS 2 and 3

RE4

Shadow of the Colossus

I'm looking for RPG's with a good combat system and involving story. Also any Good Action/Adventure Titles that are pick-up and play.

BTW is Rogue Galaxy any good? I never got around to play it

Steel_Rain777
Rogue Galaxy is supposed to be good. You could always try the Final Fantasy games if you haven't. A good action/adventure series would probably include Ratchet & Clank, the GTA games, and uh... Viewtiful Joe??? I'm not really sure what genre that qualifies as. Maybe if you like SotC you could try Ico, which is considered to be the predecessor to SotC.
#185 Posted by nelfer320 (2867 posts) -
Hey. I'm not sure on which of these games I should get for my PS2. 1. Hulk Ultimate Destruction 2. Musashi Samurai Legend 3. Nightshade 4. Merceneries Playground of Destruction 5. Dragon Quest VIII
#186 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -
[QUOTE="nelfer320"]Hey. I'm not sure on which of these games I should get for my PS2. 1. Hulk Ultimate Destruction 2. Musashi Samurai Legend 3. Nightshade 4. Merceneries Playground of Destruction 5. Dragon Quest VIII

Definitely get Dragon Quest VIII, get the 1st Mercanaries, and maybe get the Hulk game if you think you're interested. I liked the Hulk one and I don't read the Hulk's comics or anything so yeah. I haven't heard of the other 2 though.
#187 Posted by nelfer320 (2867 posts) -
[QUOTE="GamerBoy53"][QUOTE="nelfer320"]Hey. I'm not sure on which of these games I should get for my PS2. 1. Hulk Ultimate Destruction 2. Musashi Samurai Legend 3. Nightshade 4. Merceneries Playground of Destruction 5. Dragon Quest VIII

Definitely get Dragon Quest VIII, get the 1st Mercanaries, and maybe get the Hulk game if you think you're interested. I liked the Hulk one and I don't read the Hulk's comics or anything so yeah. I haven't heard of the other 2 though.

Yeah. I decided to get those three. Thanks.
#188 Posted by bountyhunter4 (17 posts) -
other than the socom series and call of duty 3 what are some great shooting games on the ps2 with online multiplayer.
#189 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -
other than the socom series and call of duty 3 what are some great shooting games on the ps2 with online multiplayer.bountyhunter4
Star Wars: Battlefront, maybe. Or the Battlefield series. I like Battlefield 2 best. I don't know which games have online though.
#190 Posted by bountyhunter4 (17 posts) -

I've played battlefront and liked it and plan on getting it again but how good is monster huntergame for the ps2 online?

#191 Posted by yentar480 (5066 posts) -

Looking for some more games to bolster my current PS2 library, its not much but I have:

MGS 2 and 3

RE4

Shadow of the Colossus

I'm looking for RPG's with a good combat system and involving story. Also any Good Action/Adventure Titles that are pick-up and play.

BTW is Rogue Galaxy any good? I never got around to play it

Steel_Rain777
Rogue galaxy is a good game. For RPG's I'd highly recommend Persona 3:FES and Persona 4. Two of the best RPGS on the PS2. I would also highly recommend Dragon Quest VIII. It's a traditional JRPG with a good story and great characters. Alot of level grinding though but it's good if you're into that. The Shadow Hearts series is also great. Try to play them in order. I'd also recommend the Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2. These games are a bit difficult but very rewarding. For titles to pick up and play there is none better than the Ratchet and Clank series. Try to play them in order or at least start with Going Commando and then Up Your Arsenal (my personal favorite). Okami is one of the best games on the PS2. The Jak and Daxter series is also alot of fun. And of course, God of War and God of War 2 are must owns. You could also try the Devil May Cry series (1 and 3 are great but I hear 2 is crap). If you have any more questions feel free to PM me.
#192 Posted by Darkmagcite (460 posts) -
Just a question for you guys: I'm currently playing Sonic and the Secret Rings for my Wii and I enjoy quite a bit. I plan on also purchasing Sonic Unleashed when I can. However, I'm still planning on expanding my GCN collection. I plan on purchasing Sonic Heroes, and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. However, I'm wondering if I should purchase Sonic Adventure: DX? I mean, I really enjoyed Sonic Adventure 2 when I played it back in early 2002 (I borrowed it from a friend) and I'm expecting the original to a bit fun. Although I'm worried about the poor reception it's received as well as some of the bugs that seem to plague the game. Do you recommend that I should pick up Sonic Adventure: DX for the GameCube? What about Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, at least? Thanks. :)
#193 Posted by Yagr_Zero (27837 posts) -
[QUOTE="Darkmagcite"]Just a question for you guys: I'm currently playing Sonic and the Secret Rings for my Wii and I enjoy quite a bit. I plan on also purchasing Sonic Unleashed when I can. However, I'm still planning on expanding my GCN collection. I plan on purchasing Sonic Heroes, and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. However, I'm wondering if I should purchase Sonic Adventure: DX? I mean, I really enjoyed Sonic Adventure 2 when I played it back in early 2002 (I borrowed it from a friend) and I'm expecting the original to a bit fun. Although I'm worried about the poor reception it's received as well as some of the bugs that seem to plague the game. Do you recommend that I should pick up Sonic Adventure: DX for the GameCube? What about Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, at least? Thanks. :)

If you enjoyed Sonic Adventure 2 :Battle beforehand, then I do suggest picking it up. As for Sonic Adventure: DX, I'd also say yes, especially if you enjoyed the Heroes and Adventure 2.
#194 Posted by Steel_Rain777 (1770 posts) -

[QUOTE="Steel_Rain777"]

Looking for some more games to bolster my current PS2 library, its not much but I have:

MGS 2 and 3

RE4

Shadow of the Colossus

I'm looking for RPG's with a good combat system and involving story. Also any Good Action/Adventure Titles that are pick-up and play.

BTW is Rogue Galaxy any good? I never got around to play it

yentar480

Rogue galaxy is a good game. For RPG's I'd highly recommend Persona 3:FES and Persona 4. Two of the best RPGS on the PS2. I would also highly recommend Dragon Quest VIII. It's a traditional JRPG with a good story and great characters. Alot of level grinding though but it's good if you're into that. The Shadow Hearts series is also great. Try to play them in order. I'd also recommend the Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2. These games are a bit difficult but very rewarding. For titles to pick up and play there is none better than the Ratchet and Clank series. Try to play them in order or at least start with Going Commando and then Up Your Arsenal (my personal favorite). Okami is one of the best games on the PS2. The Jak and Daxter series is also alot of fun. And of course, God of War and God of War 2 are must owns. You could also try the Devil May Cry series (1 and 3 are great but I hear 2 is crap). If you have any more questions feel free to PM me.

Thanks man for the help. I'd love to get Nocturne again(yes I used to own it, and I had the strategy guide...the 400 page one) but I sold them off a while ago, and now I know the game goes for a lot these days. I never got aroudn to try Okami, I'll definitely give it a second look.

#195 Posted by Darkmagcite (460 posts) -
[QUOTE="Yagr_Zero"][QUOTE="Darkmagcite"]Just a question for you guys: I'm currently playing Sonic and the Secret Rings for my Wii and I enjoy quite a bit. I plan on also purchasing Sonic Unleashed when I can. However, I'm still planning on expanding my GCN collection. I plan on purchasing Sonic Heroes, and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. However, I'm wondering if I should purchase Sonic Adventure: DX? I mean, I really enjoyed Sonic Adventure 2 when I played it back in early 2002 (I borrowed it from a friend) and I'm expecting the original to a bit fun. Although I'm worried about the poor reception it's received as well as some of the bugs that seem to plague the game. Do you recommend that I should pick up Sonic Adventure: DX for the GameCube? What about Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, at least? Thanks. :)

If you enjoyed Sonic Adventure 2 :Battle beforehand, then I do suggest picking it up. As for Sonic Adventure: DX, I'd also say yes, especially if you enjoyed the Heroes and Adventure 2.

Well that's good to hear. Thank you. :)
#196 Posted by GamerBoy53 (2666 posts) -

I've played battlefront and liked it and plan on getting it again but how good is monster huntergame for the ps2 online?

bountyhunter4
Sorry for the wait, I've pretty much stopped activeness on Gamespot altogether. Um, I've never really played the Monster Hunter games. And apparently, most of the PS2 games' online is dead now. Capcom might have ditched the Monster Hunter servers too.
#197 Posted by Bioshockraptor (21480 posts) -

Great job on this thread ;)

These game I recommend for almost anyone...

  1. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
  2. Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal
  3. Kingdom Hearts 2
  4. Devil May Cry 3
#198 Posted by wescash (146 posts) -

GC games I recommend:

  • Odama - voice controls are great and pinball premise is intriguing
  • Gladius - very deep and addictive strategy/rpg that is hard to track down, but well worth it
  • Nightfire 007 - an essential for offline multiplayer fanatics
  • Pikmin 1 and 2 - tons of personality and challenge, 2 player is nice in pikmin 2
  • Star Wars Rebel Strike - funflight game for1 or2 players, coop is good and lots of starwars fan appeal

Of course there are the obvious mario and zelda games, but these ones don't always get the credit they deserve. If you can find any of these games, I strongly encourage you to pick them up if they seem even remotely interesting to you. I love them all. Can anybody back these up?

#199 Posted by rastaman219 (3032 posts) -
Can anyone recommend a PS2 RPG more in the Oblivion/Fallout fold with active combat not turn based. But not Kingdom Hearts. Got that :)
#200 Posted by Yagr_Zero (27837 posts) -
Can anyone recommend a PS2 RPG more in the Oblivion/Fallout fold with active combat not turn based. But not Kingdom Hearts. Got that :)rastaman219
The only game that comes to mind is The Bard. Not exactly sure if that's what you're looking for, but it isn't turn based I believe.