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Author: zippdementia
Posted: December 06, 2008 (10:14 PM)
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I really should pick up a copy of PE4. PE3 was good, but it wasn't refined, leading to MASSIVE pacing issues. But PE4 has gotten remarkably good reviews, and your own review for it is compelling.


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Author: Lewis
Posted: December 07, 2008 (04:49 AM)
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I find it odd that people are still developing exclusively for an outdated console. Shame, as I'd love to play this, but don't own a PS2 any more.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: December 07, 2008 (08:53 AM)
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I wouldn't call the PS2 outdated just yet. Sure it's old, but my PS2 is the most reliable system I've ever owned, with the exception of maybe the Nintendo, but some of the carts on that don't hold saves anymore. Anyway, I imagine the PS2 is still selling quite well, so discontinuing production of it or games at this time would be most unwise. I personally hope they don't discontinue PS2 production because there's still a ton of games I want for it.

And anyway, I think you can play PS2 games on a PS3... some of them anyway. And that's why next gen systems will never be as good as the current ones to me because of their expensiveness, unreliability and poor backwards compatibility.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: December 07, 2008 (11:15 AM)
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Though people continue to support the PS2, wolfqueen, it is outdated. I wouldn't worry too much, though. Because so many people own one, that's not going to stop people from showering it with low-quality ports of next-generation titles well into 2009. Besides, it's easy to develop a PS2 version and a Wii version at the same time that way and hit the largest potential audience a given game could ever possibly have.

Also, the price point thing you mentioned is less and less true every month, it seems. You can get an Xbox 360 for around $200 now, and a Wii for $250. Compare that to a new PS2 and the difference isn't as huge as it once was. The newest generation of gaming is officially affordable for anyone that's in a position to prioritize funds for gaming investments and there are finally some compelling games that make the investment worthwhile.

As far as backwards compatability, Wii is perfect and my PlayStation 3 is close to it (because I got one of the versions with hardware BC). The Xbox 360 is the worst of the three but still plays approximately 80% of my games from the original Xbox. It could definitely be a lot worse.

Anyway, Persona 4 is right at the top of my list of games to buy, even though I have a disc that'll play on a retail PS2 (Atlus sent us a trade demo disc). I won't consider the PS2 dead until after Ar Tonelico 2 arrives early next year. That's the last good game I know of that is definitely hitting the PS2.


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Author: Chacranajxy
Posted: December 07, 2008 (08:06 PM)
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Whoa, HG preempted like... most places with this review.

And Lewis, it makes sense that we see stuff like Persona 4 on the PS2, given that the still functional P3 engine makes for an awfully cheap to produce sequel.

Can't wait to get this.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: December 08, 2008 (08:54 AM)
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Though people continue to support the PS2, wolfqueen, it is outdated.

There is no such thing as an outdated console.

If my review of FES was any indication, I am going to have sex with this game. Usually such language is figurative, but in this case I might actually do it.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: December 08, 2008 (11:37 PM)
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I find it odd that people are still developing exclusively for an outdated console. Shame, as I'd love to play this, but don't own a PS2 any more.

There was a time when the PS3 was believed to take no issue with that.


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