lets seeee, favorite PS2 memories:
1. Games were released "complete", ie: no "day one" patches or udates to fix bugs that should have been worked out by testers.
2. NO DLC consumer gouging post release
3. system was built to last (my first one STILL works like a charm)
4. tons of quality JRPG's (arguably the "golden age" for this sub-genre.
I am so passionate baout the PS2 and what they did right, that i have it actively hooked up (have alot of JRPG's to work through, after all!) and bought 2 brand new ones before they went off the market so that i could presumably game on this system until i am dead. i do love many of the games of the generation that followed, but i feel like the industry is turning in increasingly diminishing returns as publishers look more to pleasing shareholders with favourable quarterly results. oh well.