"Still awesome four years later"4.5 starson by skyline889
Pros: Superb graphics, very sexy, nearly unlimited amounts of games and accessories, best controller design in the business, Sony reliability, multimedia compatibility, dvd support, online gaming
Cons: difficulty playing some games that were first released, graphics slightly less good than the xbox, no hard drive
Summary: I bought my playstation 2 when it first came out in 2001. I was the first to have one of these and like the many other numerous idiots out there decided I needed it right then and shelled out five hundred dollars at Toys N Joys (local shop) however I have not regretted the purchase although I was a little salty when the price went down to $300 in a few weeks then down to 199 and then dropping to only 149. Being that I was in sixth grade when I bought it I didn't really care about the graphics and what not but the PS2 is really an amazing machine. The processor is reasonably fast and provides graphics that are crisp and clear. The one I bought has not given me any trouble at all over the past four years and even the original controller has not broken even though it has been thrown many times (I am an angry person). My PS2 has had a few problems playing a few of the earlier games like Midnight Club and Smuglers Run, but I suspect that this was just a first release glitch. I have also heard that the new slim ones overheat but really who cares. In this modern age 150 bucks is nothing, hell it wont even buy you a new cell phone, however this will provide you endless amounts of amusement and gaming for a sliver of the price you would pay for a high end gaming rig like an ALX. The only thing I would tell any one to wait for is the new PS3.