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09-06-2005, 15:00:41
I will probably be getting a PS2 soon as yet another distraction from more important things. I have not been following the market at all and thus have no idea what is good and not. All recommendations are appreciated.

Genre is not so important. Good multiplayer fun is a definite plus, and not anything plot-heavy since it is all likely to be in Japanese and I will not be able to understand it.

09-06-2005, 15:15:41
Katamari Damacy

wierd weird game

09-06-2005, 15:47:49
Crash Nitro Kart!
In Dutch!

09-06-2005, 16:04:16
GTA Vice City and then GT San Andreas.

You could give the Metal Gear games a bash too.

09-06-2005, 16:05:11
virtua fighter 4 evolution

gta san andreas

gran turismo 4

pro evo soccer 4

09-06-2005, 17:26:23
you should probably wait for the PS3.. it won't be that long...

09-06-2005, 17:37:56
Long enough - I will leave Japan in December and because of different power and video systems bringing the console home seems like a bad idea. Anyway, I want something now. :)

Katamari Damacy Could you tell me more about it?

You could give the Metal Gear games a bash too. Famous name, but I really have no idea what they are. Could you tell me?

I already have Vice City, and want to play San Andreas on the PC.

Thanks for the suggestions, and keep them coming!

10-06-2005, 20:01:33
Baldur's Gate II has supplied me with tons of gaming time and for some reason doesn't seem to get old. That and Tiger Woods Golf are my two faves.
All the others I just "visit" or have ignored for months.

Granted, I'm not an active game player or buyer...but the test of a good game would seem to be the one that grabs a very mild gamer's attention, eh?

10-06-2005, 20:55:52
I second Katamari Damacy

(you are the prince, and have to roll up things on earth to make stars.. really really fun)

Grand Tourismo is good

Prince of Persia was good

do you like Japanese style RPGs?

for fighters, I am a fan of DOA 2 and Soul Calibur 2

Ico is cool

there are more...

Jon Miller