PS2 vs Game Cube

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  1. LarryDavenport

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    Sorry if this is the wrong forum. Please move it if you wish.
    I am thinking about upgrading from the N64. The Game Cube looks cule (Star Wars, Luigi, and Perfect Dark in 2002) but I know the PS2 has ALOT more games and will play DVD movies.
    Wondering how PS2 owners feel. Is the PS2 superior or should I get the Cube?
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  2. Peter Mazur

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    I think it depends on the type of games you like to play. I personally love Nintendo because of their great series of games (Zelda, Mario, Metroid, etc...). I do think that in general the games for Nintendo are for a younger crowd though. Still I will be adding the Game Cube to my other systems.
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    We have a Game Hardware forum especially for questions like this [​IMG] You'll get a LOT of responses [​IMG]
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    Dont forget the old Atari ST vs Amiga days!
    Back to the topic tho, i wouldnt worry about which is better, just pick the console that will have the games you want to play...
    If you're really into Mario, Perfect Dark, Rogue Squadron, Pimkin, FZero etc get the GC.
    If you'd prefer DevilMayCry, GranTurismo, MetalGear, SilentHill, AceCombat, SoulReaver, VirtuaFighter4 etc get the PS2.
    Better still get both!
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    I've grown to really, really hate interlaced scan. Since the PS2 only does 480i, I wouldn't buy it unless there is a game for it that you absolutely have to have.
    All of the big 3 (PS2, XBox, Cube) are going to have some killer games, depending on your taste.
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    I would say get the GameCube especially if you are upgrading from a N64 and then when Sony drops the PS2 price down, pick that system up. Its a good system, just has way too many crappy games on it.
     
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    I've never owned a Playstation (my friends gave me a N64 when it came out for Xmas). I love Perfect Dark and Star Wars, I liked Mario and Turok until I beat them.
    It doesn't look like Perfect Dark or Turok will be out until late 2002 (if they are on time).
    On the other hand, Playstation 2 has a lot of games, including Spy Hunter (my all time favorite arcade game).
    I guess my question is, are the graphics of the PS2 as good or better than the Game Cube.
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    First of all, there have been no solid announcements at all about Perfect Dark. Nobody has even seen a screenshot from it, so we might as well not speculate (though you can if you wish).
    Second, the X-Box is more powerful than the GameCube which is more powerful than the PS2. Thats just how it is.
    Third, all three consoles have such great graphics that comparing them is nitpicking. The PS2 has great looking games already, which gives it a leg up, but the XB and GCN will probably have better looking games by next spring. I doubt that buying one console because of the graphics being slightly better than another one is that big of a deal.
    Now, back to topic. I say get both. If not, then buy a GameCube. Why? Because you probably have a CD player and a DVD player and if you wanted a PSX, you would already have one. If you don't like Nintendo's games, then buy PS2.
    You can't compare two consoles like this. You can compare aspects of them and say which you would want and why, but you can't outright compare them. Comparing HT equipment is easier because each piece has one function, but consoles play games and each game is different.
     
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