Is it possible to go back to an ‘older’ console? My head says no but my heart wants to say yes.

Back during the height of the PS2’s era I wasn’t a big console gamer. I played a lot of PC games and a boyfriend at the time got me into the Xbox. So I played the likes of Halo and Grand Theft Auto. I made the time for Final Fantasy 10 eventually, as well as a few other PS2 games however there’s still a sizeable gap in my gaming knowledge of that time.

This is a confessional. There are far too many great PS2 games that I haven’t played. Here’s just a few examples of some of the greats I’ve missed:

Devil May Cry 3 (played number 4 and liked it)
Dragon Quest VIII (my Mum has put 200+hrs into it though!)
Final Fantasy X-2 (I know it’s meant to suck but I feel I should experience it)
Gran Turismo 3 and 4 (played and loved the first two)
Kingdom Hearts 2 (have played the first one at least!)
Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 (Played the first, loved it, played a tiny bit of MGS2 but otherwise not played an MGS until 4 that I got for Christmas)
Persona 3 and 4 (played and enjoyed Persona 2)
Shadow of the Colossus
Silent Hill 2-4 (I’ve played the first and loved it, but not played another Silent Hill until Homecoming)
SSX (soon to be rectified thanks to Sinan Kubba kindly lending me SSX3)

Quite embarrassing really isn’t it? I’m pretty knowledgable with games but I have a sizeable gap when it comes to the PS2 which is frankly pathetic.

Can you go back though? I’m not so sure.

I’ve still got my PS2 but I’ve given it to my Mum and I’d feel awkward asking for it back. Plus who wants to cross someone with a Dragon Quest VIII addiction? I’m tempted when I have a bit more money spare to buy a PS2 off eBay but would it be foolhardy? Probably.

I’ve got enough to be getting on with as it is. Keeping up with the current generation is hard enough let alone trying to go backwards!

Food for thought though.

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