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Zippy
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:58 AM
I'm curious to get your views and opinions on which gaming system you feel is best and/or best in what aspets. I'll start, here's mine:

Graphics (or graphical capabilities)
CG, XBox, PS2

Versatility (other usages such as: online gaming, CD, DVD, etc...)
Xbox, PS2, GC

Immediate Multiplayer (needs no extra hook-ups)
GC, XBox, PS2 (GC simply has more fun four player games than XBox)

Variety (games for all people and/or all ages)
GC, PS2, Xbox

Quantity (amount of games)
PS2, Xbox, GC

Quality (your moneys worth for games)
GC, Xbox, PS2

Controllers
PS2, GC, Xbox (XBoxs too big & bulky IMO)

P.S. IMO sound does not apply being that it basically depends on what you have the console hooked up to.

My Verdict: Being that I already have a PC for online gaming, Ill have to go with the GC as being the best console overall.

controlfreak
Apr 28th, 2005, 01:10 AM
Ever since I sold my mega drive I've been inconsolable. :tape:

Zippy
Apr 28th, 2005, 01:25 AM
Ever since I sold my mega drive I've been inconsolable. :tape:
Well since you can't be consoled, here's some tissue for your tears ;)

deja_entendu
Apr 28th, 2005, 02:47 AM
I don't play videogames much anymore... but when I do, it's pure Nintendo, baby. The others aint got shit on Zelda! :p

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2005, 02:49 AM
it really depends on what you need. but i will say that i agree with your description/chart.

i would like to add:

Innovation:
GC, PS2, XBOX

Durability of the physical machine:
GC, XBOX, PS2


i have a gamecube and i love it.

Zippy
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:05 AM
it really depends on what you need. but i will say that i agree with your description/chart.

i would like to add:

Innovation:
GC, PS2, XBOX

Durability of the physical machine:
GC, XBOX, PS2


i have a gamecube and i love it.
I agree with that too :D

So thus far: 3 for the Cube - 0 for the others :p

Zippy
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:22 AM
IMO GC has the best quality games (# for #). Plus GC has the best variety of great games for all types of people. For instance, if you're into blood and sinister gaming, there's the Resident Evil series. If you're into adventure games, there's the Mario and Donkey Kong series. If you're into action RPG's, there's the Zelda series. If you're into action adventure there's the Metroid series. If you're into party games there's the Mario Party's and many others.

IMO PS2 does have the best and largest amount of sports games. And I also believe that XBox has the best shooters, but I also feel that XBox's label for "great" games is a tad overrated. Being that when you really think about it, there's Halo, Halo2, and maybe a few others.

GC :bounce:

DunkMachine
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:34 AM
It's all about Gran Turismo and Metal Gear.

PS2 Ownz all the systems in gameplay quality

ceiling_fan
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:54 AM
xbox,....halo!

Tati & Dani
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:15 AM
Ps2

Tati & Dani
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:15 AM
It's all about Gran Turismo and Metal Gear.

PS2 Ownz all the systems in gameplay quality


Metal Gear :worship:

SM
Apr 28th, 2005, 08:54 AM
i have a cube and xbox

i prefer the xbox cos it gets all the great pc ports. if you are in to first peron shooters and violent games there isno better. plus its power far surpasses the other systems

second fave is the cube. the resident evil series is great but metroid prime OWNZ = best.game.ever. too bad it has too few titles and doesnt cater well to older gamers like me :(. graphically its nearly as good as xbox and ps2 sucks in terms of power

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:04 AM
i have a cube and xbox

i prefer the xbox cos it gets all the great pc ports. if you are in to first peron shooters and violent games there isno better. plus its power far surpasses the other systems

second fave is the cube. the resident evil series is great but metroid prime OWNZ = best.game.ever. too bad it has too few titles and doesnt cater well to older gamers like me :(. graphically its nearly as good as xbox and ps2 sucks in terms of power

thats only if older gamers are only want games where you beat up hookers for cash. in my exprience, grown ups have more varied tastes

SM
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:12 AM
xbox is getting half life 2 soon!!!!!!!

Halardfan
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:16 AM
The GC wins hands down for me...its just so sad that in the world as a whole it trials in third...

Some stores in Britian have selling a brand new Gamecube, with a copy or Donkey Konga, with bongos, an extra gamepad and a memory card for 50-60...

Unbelieveable value, but it struggles to sell...

My fave Gamcube titles...Resident Evil 4 is truly amazing and glorious, Ive completed it, but unusually for such a game, Im playing though it again as its such a joy to play...

Animal Crossing is glorious...so much to it, never neding greatness!

Super Monkey Ball...classic

The Mario Party games...great fun

Mario Kart in mulitplayer is a great laugh...

Harvest Moon is very involving...

Donkey Konga good fun...

Gladius is a hidden gem...

I love my Gamecube! Im delighted the Revolution will be backwardly compatible, and hopefully will be machine of choice in the next-gen...

Epigone
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:16 PM
I love my GameCube, and I wouldn't trade it for any other console :)

decemberlove
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:25 PM
we have all three at my house.

my sister is beyond spoiled.

decemberlove
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:25 PM
in my exprience, grown ups have more varied tastes

yeah, they don't play video games :p

Oizo
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:32 PM
I can't tell about game cube. I have only PS2 and X-Box. Ps 2 was my first love so it will stay my first I guess.

!<blocparty>!
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:57 PM
X box, only for the LIVE feature and topspin though.

Other than that I hardly play games.

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:58 PM
yeah, they don't play video games :p

thats true, only its not. :lol: :p

Marcus1979
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:37 PM
I have the Cube and Xbox

I have Xbox for sports games and Cube for nintendos exclusives :)

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:11 AM
I don't play videogames much anymore... but when I do, it's pure Nintendo, baby. The others aint got shit on Zelda! :pI love the Zelda games:hearts:

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:16 AM
I have all three and I love eaches own aspects...

GC-You have to love Nintendo's Gamecube because you have such great titles as the whole Zelda line :hearts:, Animal Crossing is definitely ADDICTIN', and Harvest Moon is one of my all time favorites as well :D!

PS2- my first console of the three consoles I love it for sports games and I have my Vice City series on PS2, I like PS2 controllers because you can get the extentions if you don't want to by a wireless controller (and waste batteries)

Xbox- my last console of the three, I love the graphics and gameplay of Halo and Halo 2 and I really want Live so bad...I don't have a whole lot of games for it though...

Each system has it's pros and cons-- I love the size of the GameCube, I like the size of PS2 controllers the best, and I love the fact that you don't have to have memory cards for Xbox (even though it slows your system down a lot if you have a lot of stuff saved up there)

Oizo
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:22 AM
I like PS2 controllers because you can get the extentions if you don't want to by a wireless controller (and waste batteries)



I have wireless controller for my PS 2 but with batteries. What extensions do you mean? :shrug:

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:33 AM
I have wireless controller for my PS 2 but with batteries. What extensions do you mean? :shrug:Yeah both my brothers have wireless controllers...but I just use the extensions...

um...my extension things are just blue cords/cable things that have two ends...one that plugs into your system and one that plugs into the end of the controller (that would normally plug into your system)

let me see if I can find a picture for you to clarify more because I fear that my description will only confuse you more:p

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:37 AM
http://img.gamespot.com/gamespot/images/shared/prod_images/6/9/16869_box.jpg

there is one in a box

Oizo
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:03 AM
OK, now I got it :) Thanx :wavey:

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:05 AM
OK, now I got it :) Thanx :wavey:You are welcome:) What games do you play?

Zippy
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:11 AM
I have all three and I love eaches own aspects...

GC-You have to love Nintendo's Gamecube because you have such great titles as the whole Zelda line :hearts:, Animal Crossing is definitely ADDICTIN', and Harvest Moon is one of my all time favorites as well :D!

PS2- my first console of the three consoles I love it for sports games and I have my Vice City series on PS2, I like PS2 controllers because you can get the extentions if you don't want to by a wireless controller (and waste batteries)

Xbox- my last console of the three, I love the graphics and gameplay of Halo and Halo 2 and I really want Live so bad...I don't have a whole lot of games for it though...

Each system has it's pros and cons-- I love the size of the GameCube, I like the size of PS2 controllers the best, and I love the fact that you don't have to have memory cards for Xbox (even though it slows your system down a lot if you have a lot of stuff saved up there)
I agree with your post. Actually your post pretty much mirrors a combination of 2 of my previous post from this thread, only in a different format.

Anyways that last sentence reminds me of another thing that can get pretty tedious regarding the XBox and especially the PS2. Thoughs damn load times! Thay can simply get rediculous at times. Generally GC loads MUCH faster.

For me: "multiplayer + many fun multiplayer games + Quality over quantity + Resident Evil series + many other Great Series = The Best Baby! GameCube :bounce:

Oizo
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:15 AM
Well my first ever game was ICO for PS 2. I saw an add in a magazine for that game and bought only therefore the console :lol: And I was impressed and still love that one. I play WTA tour tennis (pal version) on PS 2, then have Resident Evil Code Veronica and the 1st RE(the one made for PS1), other games I have for PS2 are: Drakan: The Ancient Gates (awesome to fly dragons and fight with them), Devil May Cry (awesome), Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Primal, Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare, Silent Hill 2+3, Rune Wiking Warlord, Project Zero, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, GTA 3 and that's about it :) Haven't played all yet :o

For X-Box I have only Top Spin, FILA World Tennis and Syberia 2. Haven't played the latter one yet. :)

What games do you have? :wavey:

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:19 AM
Anyways that last sentence reminds me of another thing that can get pretty tedious regarding the XBox and especially the PS2. Thoughs damn load times! Thay can simply get rediculous at times. Generally GC loads MUCH faster.

For me: "multiplayer + many fun multiplayer games + Quality over quantity + Resident Evil series + many other Great Series = The Best Baby! GameCube :bounce:I know some of the load times can get really long and the only console I've ever had a problem with freezing up is PS2...but it has only done it to me when playing two games: GTA: Vice City & True Crime: Streets of LA

I've never played a real Resident Evil game...I've played a demo before I believe..but never the whole game...ain't there a movie called Resident Evil or something..because I could have sworn I've seen it if so..maybe I'm confused

I love the whole Zelda Four Swords Adventure thing were you can play with four people...Throwing people off the cliffs is fun..:p

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:32 AM
Well my first ever game was ICO for PS 2. I saw an add in a magazine for that game and bought only therefore the console :lol: And I was impressed and still love that one. I play WTA tour tennis (pal version) on PS 2, then have Resident Evil Code Veronica and the 1st RE(the one made for PS1), other games I have for PS2 are: Drakan: The Ancient Gates (awesome to fly dragons and fight with them), Devil May Cry (awesome), Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Primal, Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare, Silent Hill 2+3, Rune Wiking Warlord, Project Zero, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, GTA 3 and that's about it :) Haven't played all yet :o

For X-Box I have only Top Spin, FILA World Tennis and Syberia 2. Haven't played the latter one yet. :)

What games do you have? :wavey:For PS2 I have a heck of a lot of sports games: American Football-college and pro, Basketball-college, NASCAR, baseball, soccer, hockey....yeah:p...As far as RPGs and other games: GTA 3 & Vice City, True crime: Streets of LA, Dead 2 Rights, Harvest moon: Save the homeland, Jak & Daxter (the first and second one), Kingdom Hearts, Activision Anthology (has a bunch of Atari games on it), Sims, Sims: bustin out, Dark Cloud, EYE toy (very fun:p)...a bunch of war games...like Desert Storm I and Desert Storm II, Socom I and II, Metal of Honor: Rising Sun....what else...Dynasty warriors III and IV, a bunch of the James Bond games too:p I'm sure I'm missing some...

Xbox- Halo, Halo 2, a paintball game (can't remember the title), Mercenaries-Playground of Destruction, NFL street....I feel like I'm missing one...but I really don't have a whole lot of games for Xbox

Gamecube-Luigi's mansion, Harvest moon, Zelda games-Wind Waker & four swords adventures & the collectors edition disc, animal crossin, and Super Smash Brothers Melee...I've played Super Monkey ball and Mario Kart before though...

Yeah that is a heck of a lot of games:p

Martian Willow
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:41 AM
Reasons not to own an Xbox, part one. Click. (http://www.linspire.com/lindows_michaelsminutes.php) :)

Oizo
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:42 AM
Wow, you got a hell of games there :) I missed some too :p but they are not worth mentioning anyway :o ;)

Oizo
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:47 AM
I forgot to mentio: you don't have any Tennis Games :eek:

I have besides WTA tour tennis (pal version & the american version which sucks), Slam Tennis, Virtua Tennis 2, Slam Tennis :) And another cool game for PS 2 I got is Castlevania :D :p

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:47 AM
Wow, you got a hell of games there :) I missed some too :p but they are not worth mentioning anyway :o ;)yeah I forgot my Gran Turismo games and the Need for speed games too :o

Zippy
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:50 AM
What games do you have? :wavey:
I only have the GC now, and well...the N64. But back to the Cube. I have Knockout Kings 2003, Mario Sushine, Mistic Heros (it's AWESOME!, especially in multplayer mode), Death Jam Vendetta, TMNT, Mario Party 4, RE (Remake), RE 0, and I want RE 4 but I'm in Iraq at this time, so it'll just have to wait. I'd also like to have DragonBall Z: Sagas (yeah, go figure as if you couldn't tell by my Avatar ;)), though I may just simply rent it when I return (God willing).
:wavey:

Carolina Girl
Apr 29th, 2005, 02:12 AM
I forgot to mentio: you don't have any Tennis Games :eek:

I have besides WTA tour tennis (pal version & the american version which sucks), Slam Tennis, Virtua Tennis 2, Slam Tennis :) And another cool game for PS 2 I got is Castlevania :D :p I do have mario tennis:p

actually i've never really seen any tennis games in stores when i look for games...and I don't normally buy stuff off the net..but I did get Hard Hitter Tennis...for PS2...I didn't really like it though...

Oizo
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:01 AM
I do have mario tennis:p

actually i've never really seen any tennis games in stores when i look for games...and I don't normally buy stuff off the net..but I did get Hard Hitter Tennis...for PS2...I didn't really like it though...

Do you live in Australia? Then you HAVE to get WTA tour tennis (pal versio) :cool:

:wavey:

Princess Sarah.
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:34 AM
Xbox :D

Scotso
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:48 PM
I have an Xbox, and when the Xbox 2 comes out, I'll get that. I hate Sony for killing Sega and I will never buy one of their systems.

Nintendo has become mostly for little kids.

Zippy
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:53 PM
I have an Xbox, and when the Xbox 2 comes out, I'll get that. I hate Sony for killing Sega and I will never buy one of their systems.
As Vegeta would say, "The strong will survive, the weak shell perish"
;)

Oizo
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:53 PM
As Vegeta would say, "The strong will survive, the weak shell perish"
;)

:lol: True :wavey:

Keith
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Xbox is the best. HAs anyone ever played Karaoke REvolution? That game is soooo awesome! I like XBOX live and they games are fun. PS2 has some cool exclusive games, too. However, XBOX is the better system.

Jarrett
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:03 PM
I already have a GameCube and it is my favorite. I could have bought any of the systems but Nintendo will always have the games I must play. If I had to choose from PS2 and Xbox as my second console I would get the PS2. I am waiting for a price drop and I will be picking it up. There are so many games I want to play on that system. I still don't get the GC is for kids comment. I think one hater said it once and every follower just continues to say it. I don't play any of the kiddy games on GC and I sure as hell wouldn't play the ones they have for the Xbox or PS2. My favorite games on the Cube that I own.
Name - Rating
1) Tales of Symphonia - Teen
2) Resident Evil 4 - Mature
3) Beyond Good and Evil - Teen
4) Eternal Darkness - Mature
5) The Sims - Teen
6) Pikmin - Everyone
7) Zelda: Windwaker - Everyone
8) Metroid Prime - Teen
9) Baten Kaitos - Teen
10) Skies of Arcadia Legends - Teen

Josh B.
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Ever since I sold my mega drive I've been inconsolable. :tape:


The SEGA MEGA DRIVE ROCKS!!

i used to have one of them, until my mum gave it away :fiery:

I have a PS2 and im getting a GameCube

you can get bongos for the Gamecude too, they are brilliant, its to go with Donkey Konga

-Kieron-
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Xbox!

Ryan
May 1st, 2005, 12:40 AM
Eww, GC. I have all three, and XBox is HANDS DOWN my favorite. GameCube is only salvagable for Eternal Darkness and Mario Tennis. The graphics are nice, but too goofy IMO, just like the games. I found I grew out of N64 and GC once I became 15, they have no good Shooter's, sports, or Adventure games that I enjoy. GC definately has better multiplayer mini-games (Mario Party!), but nothing beats System Linked Halo 2 and Ultimate Championship 2.

Scotso
May 1st, 2005, 02:27 AM
As Vegeta would say, "The strong will survive, the weak shell perish"
;)

I'm still a loyal Sega boy! I grew up an avid Sega fan and had every singly system they ever made.

I'm a die-hard :shrug:

Carolina Girl
May 1st, 2005, 02:31 AM
Has anyone played the newest TimeSplitters game? I just got it today..I think it is out for all three systems already...:)

Carolina Girl
May 1st, 2005, 02:38 AM
I'm still a loyal Sega boy! I grew up an avid Sega fan and had every singly system they ever made.

I'm a die-hard :shrug:I still have my GameGear and my Genisis...I never got the Dreamcast though