Written on: 15/01/2004 by culfy (8 reviews written)
Backward Compatible with PS1.
DVD out of the box.
True exclusive titles such as Gran Turismo.
Who cares about PS1?
No HDD $$$ for memory cards.
Unreliability issues with Sony lasers.
No High Definition output.
Need an extra network adaptor to link.
I own an XBox. I looked long and hard at both serious contenders.
I came from a PC background and as such have played many linked games. I also know what HQ graphics look like. While XBox isn't quite up to a PC's level PS2 is miles away.
Memory cards and network adaptors are necessities nowadays so that puts the PS2 way up in the price range since these are add-ons.
As far as I can tell the ONLY reason I'd ever own a PS1 or 2 is Gran Turismo. This really is the very greatest game I've played except perhaps Microprose Grand Prix (the first one).