Playstation 2 and memory expansion

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  1. William_L

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    I bought my son a Playstation2 for Christmas, and the guy at Best Buy said that you HAVE to buy a memory expansion card in order to play any of the new games. I always thought the memory was just for saving games, so I didn't bother getting the memory, yet.

    Will he be able to play any games without it?
     
  2. David_Li

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    Absolutely...buy one asap if he wants to save games which is virtually a must with most games. Unless of course he's one of those hardcore gamers who can sit and beat a game in 14-30 hours [​IMG].
     
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    David's right. Unless he plans to sit down and play a game from start to finish in one go, you're gonna need a memory card.
    Technically, to PLAY the game, no you don't need one. But you'd have to start over again from the beginning every time you shut the machine off... [​IMG]
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

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    You definitely should get one. Every PS2 game requires a memory card to progress in a game (unless you do it in one sitting, which is pretty hard to do for most games).
     
  5. Ike

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    I didn't buy a memory card until after I had 2-3 games, and I can tell you, it was frustrating. Take heed, and buy one.

    But no, technically, as far as I know, games don't require it.
     
  6. JustinT

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    Just a warning, my brother bought one of the 3rd party memory cards because it had more memory and was cheaper. It required a boot up disc to use though, and he says that it doesn't work with Tony Hawk 3. Stick with the normal PS2 brand memory cards. I don't even think he uses the 3rd party one anymore.
     
  7. Morgan Jolley

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    If a third part memory card has the official PS logo, PS2 logo, and the MagicGate logo, then it is licensed, which means it will work normally with your PS2 and won't screw it up.
     
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    Definently buy a memory card your son will become very frusturated when he can't save any of his games[​IMG]
     
  9. BrandonG

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    The only official 3rd party memory card that I know of is the MadCatz one. It is 8 MB and goes for $5 less than Sony's official memory card. Stay away from any of the 3rd party cards with the boot disk setup. You have to use the boot disk with every new game you put into the system, which is very tedious. Definitely not worth the few bucks you save. I always recommend the Sony memory card because it is guaranteed to work 100% with every game.
     
  10. Joseph Young

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    While Mad Catz is a solid third party, my Mad Catz memory card (which I purchased when Sony accessories were nearly impossible to find) began randomly corrupting all my game data a few months ago. I since purchased one of Sony's memory cards and have experienced no problems.
    Due to the corrupted data, I had to start the following games over from the beginning:
    ICO
    MGS2
    Jak&Daxter
    Frequency
    GTA3
    GT3
    and many, many more!!! [​IMG]
    Joseph
     
  11. Morgan Jolley

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    My MGS2 save files were leaving corrupted files around, but they didn't affect my card. I just deleted them.
     

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