Hello

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Author Topic: Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...  (Read 1279 times)

Offline w1ngman
  • Senior Member

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 668
  • Karma: +10/-0
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« on: December 16, 2000, 07:48:07 PM »
Okay.  I personally have enjoyed a number of the initial games that released with the PS2 in the States.  But thanks to Sony\'s limited forethought in planning enough PS2s for Oct 26th release (or perhaps their deliberate desire to hold back in order to increase demand...but let\'s save that for another well-trodded thread), what I now seem to own is basically a DVD player.

Yeah, I love SSX.  And yes, I have little to complain about with Madden 2001.  Personally, for me (cuz I know a lot of posters have bashed it), I enjoy Nascar 2001.  But let\'s face it, the software publishers are plain scared to invest in putting their company\'s titles on the store shelves until more PS2 units have sold.  

So what does a PS2 owner get to do in the meantime.  I mean, once you\'ve played your couple of really good games to death,...once you\'ve been to EB, Best Buy, TRU, Babbages, and the like pretty much every day hoping for a fresh and worthy new release,...once you realize nobody\'s putting anything out their worth a **** for at least another 2 months!!!,...well,...then you realize Sony just sold you a DVD player and you visit the New Release DVD wall of your local Blockbuster...that\'s what you do.

Yep.  Thanks Sony for my sexy black DVD player.  I\'ll talk nice about you when you distribute enough PS2s to strengthen the publishers\' faith in you.

- w1ngman

PS. For all those folks that don\'t yet own a PS2, forgive me for my self-indulgent rant.  Yes, I am grateful for my PS2 and I enjoy the games that I have...but Sony really has let us *ALL* down in how they\'ve handled their PS2.
-w1ngman     The Bruised Banana\'s Website

Picture this: Dave finds an available seat for his \"Aggressive Drivers Anonymous\" encounter group session.   Saying, \"Hello\" he sits amongst his support group of S2K owners...  Smiling, they rock ever-so-gently to and fro in their chairs...humming peacefully...drinking coffee...and rolling little AutoArt & Maisto S2000s across their knees.  At this moment, the group responds in unison, \"Hi, w1ngman!\" :D

Offline Chrono
  • Suikoden Maniac
  • Legendary Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2575
  • Karma: +10/-0
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2000, 07:51:37 PM »
yeah, that will change early next year in march when more titles are released then I can buy
thats prob why rayman 2 and star wars were delayed :(

Offline Chrono
  • Suikoden Maniac
  • Legendary Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2575
  • Karma: +10/-0
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2000, 07:57:43 PM »
actually, as I think about it sony should have around 1.2 million out in the US
is that not enough now?

Offline MattPS2k
  • Member

    Wallpaper Freak
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
  • Karma: +10/-0
    • http://
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2000, 07:57:53 PM »
w1ngman...cool to hear that you enjoy your PS2\'s DVD Player (i think its sexy also) Function, but you can\'t forget about all the recent PSOne Games. I mean FF9, Spyro 3, Lunar 2, etc. etc.... :)
[>_<][^_^][o_O][-_-][*_*][O_-]

Offline w1ngman
  • Senior Member

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 668
  • Karma: +10/-0
Recent PSOne games...
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2000, 08:08:19 PM »
MattPS2k -- you are absolutely right regarding some excellent PSOne games on the shelves right now.  No doubt about it...but I already had a PSX and coulda played those tasty titles anytime.  I sunk some $$$ into PS2 to play next-gen games.  Anyway, what I realize I really have to face is that I\'m having "title withdrawls" due to nothing less than the PSX\'s huge library of titles.  To those that might otherwise tear into me, I realize that the PS2 is new and its library has just begun.  

So I\'m a pig...and I want more games...its just that simple.  But yes, there are some good PSOne games to enjoy.  And as another positive, I get to appreciate the PS2\'s graphics "smoothing" feature for many of these latest PSOne titles!  Okay, I\'m not *too* mad at Sony perhaps.

On the PSOne titles (b/c I like racing games), I\'m also pissed with my local Blockbusters b/c they don\'t yet have Jarrett & Labonte Racing in the house.  I\'ve always enjoyed Codemasters titles, and I\'m anxious to try this one out as well.  Sure, it ain\'t gonna be oval-track stock car racing...but that\'s what makes the TOCA titles soo fun...as well as the terrific AI in the comp drivers.

- w1ngman
-w1ngman     The Bruised Banana\'s Website

Picture this: Dave finds an available seat for his \"Aggressive Drivers Anonymous\" encounter group session.   Saying, \"Hello\" he sits amongst his support group of S2K owners...  Smiling, they rock ever-so-gently to and fro in their chairs...humming peacefully...drinking coffee...and rolling little AutoArt & Maisto S2000s across their knees.  At this moment, the group responds in unison, \"Hi, w1ngman!\" :D

Offline Lynx
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 224
  • Karma: +10/-0
    • http://
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2000, 08:14:03 PM »
Unfortunatly I can\'t feel what your going though..for I dont own a ps2.  But I can try to understand, and yes your right..there is a lack of high quality games for the ps2 as of late..and its not until feb of next year when some high profile games come out..I might actually be doing myself a favor by waiting, but its hard because I haven\'t had the chance to play current games to death.  

Offline MattPS2k
  • Member

    Wallpaper Freak
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
  • Karma: +10/-0
    • http://
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2000, 08:15:24 PM »
I have a Demo of Jarret and Labonte and I must say that it is wicked. Well, i\'m gonna head over to Amazon.com and order Skies of Arcadia and 2 DVDs (hehe). See ya :) -matt
[>_<][^_^][o_O][-_-][*_*][O_-]

  • Guest
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2000, 09:31:36 PM »
I feel like that sometimes as well (I buy a lot more DVD movies than I do PS2 games; only a few of its games seem to appeal to me right now), but you have to consider that at least your PS2 will serve two other functions.  Those would be playing your DVD movies AND playing your old PSX games.  

A marketing dilemma very similar to this happened back in late 1996 when Nintendo released the N64.  There were like 16 or so titles at launch, most of which, SUCKED.  To top things off, the console ended making a pretty expensive paper weight during the holidays because you couldn\'t really do anything with it besides play the lacking library of N64 titles at the time.  Not to mention launch games were ludriciously overpriced.  I remember paying $80 for Shadows of the Empire!  I eventually gave my brother my N64 after about 3 months in favor of a PSX in 1997.  As we all have seen in the past, superior graphics capabilities don\'t always dominate the market.  Good software does....

We need to give it some time; lots of great titles are just around the corner, which will put a lot more life into our beloved PS2 consoles.  Enjoy some DVDs in your room while you\'re waiting (I am) and by all means, also enjoy the great PSX titles that just got released.  FFIX is an excellent game if you haven\'t already picked it up.  Good things are still coming out of 5-year-old technology.    

Offline Chrono
  • Suikoden Maniac
  • Legendary Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2575
  • Karma: +10/-0
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2000, 09:39:43 PM »
the N64 launched with 3 TITLES!
not 14....
the n64 launch was quite different.
Problem with the ps2 launch the number of consoles compared to the number of games out there, its something differnt happening to a console. SSX, Madden, Timespliters, Midnight Club racing is alot of good titles for a launch of a console, compared to any other console launch in history it is very good.

[Edited by Chrono on 12-17-2000 at 12:47 AM]

Offline Lynx
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 224
  • Karma: +10/-0
    • http://
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2000, 09:54:53 PM »
Quote
Originally posted by Chrono
the N64 launched with 3 TITLES!
not 14....
the n64 launch was quite different.
Problem with the ps2 launch the number of consoles compared to the number of games out there, its something differnt happening to a console. SSX, Madden, Timespliters, Midnight Club racing is alot of good titles for a launch of a console, compared to any other console launch in history it is very good.

[Edited by Chrono on 12-17-2000 at 12:47 AM]


Wait Three titles..I could of sworn it was 2..pilotwings 64 and mario 64

Offline Chrono
  • Suikoden Maniac
  • Legendary Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2575
  • Karma: +10/-0
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2000, 10:13:59 PM »
Quote
Originally posted by Lynx
Quote
Originally posted by Chrono
the N64 launched with 3 TITLES!
not 14....
the n64 launch was quite different.
Problem with the ps2 launch the number of consoles compared to the number of games out there, its something differnt happening to a console. SSX, Madden, Timespliters, Midnight Club racing is alot of good titles for a launch of a console, compared to any other console launch in history it is very good.

[Edited by Chrono on 12-17-2000 at 12:47 AM]


Wait Three titles..I could of sworn it was 2..pilotwings 64 and mario 64 [/B]


ohh, yeah
wave race came out later
it was 2.. lol

Offline THX
  • nigstick
  • Legendary Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8158
  • Karma: +10/-0
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2000, 10:36:31 PM »
I honestly would take Mario 64 over any of the current PS2 games out right now...

\"i thought america alreay had been in the usa??? i know it was in australia and stuff.\"
-koppy *MEMBER KOPKING FANCLUB*
\"I thought japaneses where less idiot than americans....\" -Adan
\"When we can press a button to transport our poops from our colon to the toilet, I\'ll be impressed.\" -Gman

Offline Chrono
  • Suikoden Maniac
  • Legendary Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2575
  • Karma: +10/-0
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2000, 10:37:54 PM »
Quote
Originally posted by THX
I honestly would take Mario 64 over any of the current PS2 games out right now...


I\'d take SSX over ANY N64 game.... :)

  • Guest
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2000, 01:30:46 AM »
WTF is wrong with you people? Thinking that the PS2 is sexy, well, I\'m not touching this one with a 50 foot pole!

[Edited by Potatocake on 12-17-2000 at 04:46 AM]

  • Guest
Thanks to Sony I own a DVD player...
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2000, 01:32:10 AM »
Quote
Originally posted by THX
I honestly would take Mario 64 over any of the current PS2 games out right now...


Yeah I agree, Mario 64 rocks!

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk