In celebration of the the Sony Playstation 3 release on Nov.17 in North America this is the first of my Best of for the Playstation 2 wich has been host to the majority of the Greatest AAA games of the last generation of gaming consoles.
In an era when the PS2/Xbox 1 and Gamecube dominated the console gaming scene and battled for the attention and $$$ of the gamers the world over but in the end it would be the PS2 with its vast and deep library of just about every imaginable genre that would win the first console war of the 21st century.
Sure the Xbox 1 had its halos and the Gamecube had its RE4s and Zeldas but it was the overall quantity AND quality of the deep library of PS2 games that won over gamers both casual and hardcore.
PS2 BEST vol.1
Best overall GRAPHICS
#1. METAL GEAR SOLID 3:snake eater/subsistence
#2.Shadow of the Colossus
#4.Valkrie Profile 2
#5.Final Fantasy 12
Soul Calibur 3
God of War
Silent Hill 3
Gradius 5 best in 2-D graphics
Overall best graphics: in a GAME SERIES
#1. METAL GEAR SOLID SERIES
Metal Gear Solid 2:sons of liberty/substance
Metal Gear Solid 3:snake eater/subsistence
#2.Silent Hill series
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4: the room
#3.Final Fantasy series
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy 12
#4.Gran Turismo series
Gran Turismo 3 A spec
Gran Turismo 4
Burnout 3:take down
God of War series
Retro 2-D: Capcom vs. SNK 2
Here is the link to the BOOK OF LOST MEMORIES : english translation http://www.translatedmemories.com/index.html wich is the OFFICIAL TRANSLATION
OF course this is the official word on Silent Hill 1-3 from Team silent hill at Konami so it doesnt get anymore official than this.
Sure some gamers complain about the so-called "dial-a-combo" fighting system but this is one FUN fighting game and that is a fact that many gamers have forgotten about ; that videogames are supposed to be FUN an escape from the harsh and cold realities of everyday life.
The original KI was developed by Rare for Nintendo back in 94-95 when RAREware was a second party developer for Nintendo to show of the supposed capabilities of Nintendos upcoming Ultra64 system but unfortunately the actual console -changed to N64 before its release-was FAAAAAR LESS POWERFUL than the impressive yet pumped up actual Ultra64 arcade hardware and its actual power was held back by the limited cartridge format (no matter what many Nintendophiles would like to have you believe ).
The same RARE that made many classic games on NES (Battletoads) SNES (Donkey Kong Country games) and of course the infamous Goldeneye for Nintendos cartridge-challenged N64 system.
Now with RARE being wholly owned by Microsoft and in full swing with the new Xbox360 it is the perfect time for a KI 3 or at LEAST a complilation disk of the original KI arcade game and its sequel or even a REmake of Killer Instinct 1.
Sorry KI fans but both versions on the 16-bit SNES and KI gold on N64 just didnt cut it when compared to the awesome arcade originals.
There have been rumors of a new KI being developed by RARE ever since Microsofts purchase and in a recent rare interview with RARE at IGN they hinted that there could very well be a KI in the works for the 360.
Although many of the original programmers and artists that created the original KI and such masterpieces as Goldeneye have left RARE I believe that RARE could create a new Killer Instinct for the very powerful 360 that would be a great new (for many gamers anyway) popular EXCLUSIVE IP property to compete with Sony and their PS3 in the fighting genre on the next gen consoles.
a couple KI LINKs
a good site for KI information : http://www.killerinstinctonline.cjb.net/
"I believe the Konami's burgeoning Silent Hill series is quite possibly the deepest and most satisfying horror experience on the market today. I am hard pressed to think of any FILM OR NOVEL THAT CAPTURES ONE TENTH OF THE CREEPY ATMOSPHERE AND UNBEARABLE TENSION FOUND IN THESE TITLES. Nor have I seen any other attempt to incorporate surreal elements into a game thats half as successful as Silent Hill 1 and Silent Hill 2."
Akihiko Imamura and staff have succeeded on so many levels that it is truly amazing. Not only is the story deep and challenging to the mind, bu tthe game play is original and more realistic than what one normally finds."
"The character is a human in very supernatural circumstances. If James Sunderland (the main character in SH2) were a superhuman combat vet, the situation would hardly be as frightening or as intense."
"Due to this perfectly planned combination of classic horror elements , Silent Hill and Silent Hill 2 are more like INTERACTIVE WORKS OF ART THAN MERE GAMES."
" I believe that the entire game development community has a new standard to wich to rise , and I look forward to future entries in this amazing series of games."