Which one should I get PS2 or Gamecube?

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  1. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    I wanna buy 1 of the 2, but which one:

    PS2 or Gamecube...
    X-Box, no way it's a stupid VCR and no quality games.

    Playstation 2
    Pros:
    -Backward compatible (plays most PlayStation games)
    -Plays DVD movies
    -Strong third-party support

    Cons:
    -High price point
    -Many key titles still pending
    -Broadband adaptor and hard drive not included

    Specs

    CPU: 128-bit Emotion Engine at 294.912MHz
    Main Memory: 32MB Direct RDRAM
    Graphics: Graphics synthesizer at 147.456MHz, embedded cache VRAM--4MB
    Sound: SPU2 with 48 channels plus software, sound memory--2MB
    Input/Output Processor: CPU Core--PlayStation CPU+ at 33.8688MHz or 36.864MHz (selectable)
    Media: CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
    Disc Speed: 24x CD-ROM, 4x DVD-ROM


    Here's the GC chart

    After comparing the two systems I think the PS2 is better, it has more quality games and some games like RL2 on the GC are coming to the PC I hope as Sithman said, but Gamecube also impressed me a little bit, so I am kind'a stuck here, so any help would be nice.

    OB1 :cool:
  2. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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  3. Sithman Chosen One

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    ...But that's going to be on PC anyways.
  4. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    PC games are bunk. Go consoles!
  5. Sithman Chosen One

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  6. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Another Saga & CT Manager

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    I'd get a GC. Sure, the PS2 has more games, but not many of them are really quality.

    True also is the fact that the GC has few games, but eventually we'll be getting Legend of Zelda, a new Mario game, Perfect Dark II, Metroid Prime... a list of games from good backgrounds. Plus we have some other cool ones coming like Eternal Darkness and the Resident Evil remakes/sequels... And Lucasarts will probably be releasing Attack of the Clones games on GC - they seem to have a very friendly relationship with Nintendo.

    Plus, we now have some good games as well, the best of which is of course Rogue Leader. :D
  7. Keyan_Farlander Force Ghost

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    Rogue Leader is not going to be ported to the PC - I promise you. If you want Rogue Leader, buy a GameCube. If there were a port, I can't see it turning out very well.
  8. The_Cloaked_One Jedi Knight

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    This is the way that I see it, if you want adult challenging games then get the PS2. Nintendo puts out a couple hard titles but they are mainly easy childish games like Mario World. And X-Box is just crap right now with almost nothing good.
  9. MarkI Former TFN Games Staff

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    I wouldn't say that, especially with Nintendo, Sega and Namco developing a new arcade board (meaning more arcade titles, such as Soul Calibur, Time Crisis etc. on the Gamecube) not to mention the exclusive Resident Evil series for GC. You can expect plenty for 'adult' titles on the GC compared to the N64.

    Anyway, put your money down for a GC. There may not be a high range of titles, but when you have Super Smash Brother Melee, Rogue Leader, Metroid Prime and Perfect Dark Zero all on one system, you can't go wrong.
  10. Blizzard-Fan Jedi Padawan

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    Gamecube for sure...hands down it is better than PS2.
  11. AxtonTredway Jedi Knight

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    Nintendo reinvents its platform with each release...which means they stick you with no way to use your earlier platform games without hooking up your earlier console. All they care about is sticking you with an obolete game system which you HAVE to upgrade. Sony makes thier platforms backwards-compatible...and there are some really cool older games out there. All in all you'll end up with a greater selection of quality games with PS2
  12. AxtonTredway Jedi Knight

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    Two Words...Jedi Starfighter for PS2
  13. plokoon3 Jedi Knight

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    i like Xbok but out of those two i'd chose ps2.it ranks high in every thing... [face_mischief]
  14. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Another Saga & CT Manager

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    It ranks higher (especially in poly count) cause the developers releaser the optimum numbers, not realistic numbers with the effects of shading, shadows, animation, etc...

    Two Words...Jedi Starfighter for PS2
    True...

    Though perhaps PC as well.
  15. rogue_five Jedi Knight

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    xbox!! i thought the same way you did but it is way better than my gamecube, & its gonna have way better games later this year.... also its gonna have jedi starfighter & its got obi-wan & also its gonna get knights of the old republic. ooooooo baby
  16. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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    If you're trying to convince him to get an X-Box, I advise you not to bring up Obi-Wan. ;)
  17. Charlie_Martel Jedi Master

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    Why not just get a GeForce4? All the good games are on PC anyways :p
  18. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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    And AGAIN I agree with Charlie. Something's WRONG, kids...
  19. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    Here are some games for both systems that I liked and some are not out yet, but they look great.

    PS2 Games

    Grand Theft Auto III
    Final Fantasy X
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Final Fantasy XI
    Star Wars Racer Revenge
    Black and White
    Dead or Alive 2 Hardcore
    Half Life
    Max Payne
    NHL 2002
    SSX Tricky
    Star Wars Jedi Starfighter

    Gameucbe Games

    Resident Evil
    Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
    Star Fox Adventures
    Mario Kart
    NHL 2K3
    Soul Calibur
    SSX Tricky
    Super Smash Bro.
    Wrestlemania X8

    In my opinion PS2 is a better system and has more quality games.

    OB1 :cool:
  20. rogue_five Jedi Knight

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    if you think that PS2 has better quality game the get XBOX because its alot of those game, excluding the FF ones & racer revenge. it has superior graphics over all of them too. just compare max payne. Xbox: Max Payne PlayStation 2: Max Payne
  21. Sithman Chosen One

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    Just as a point, TFN reported that Jedi Starfighter is coming out for X-Box.

    Perhaps another reason to skip that PS2.
  22. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    hmmm... pay more attention, I am no way getting a VCR and it has no good games, trust me I have looked and the good ones on the X-Box are either coming to PC or some other console.
  23. rogue_five Jedi Knight

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    its not a vcr its a dvd player & a game console. plus those games might be going to other consoles but they wont look as good.
  24. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    What are you some game future teller who tells people if this game will look as good on that system. PS2's graphics is almost the same as X-box, even better if I might add.
  25. Sithman Chosen One

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