Should I get this for my first non-nintendo experience?

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  1. Inunah
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    Banned Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    Okay so I got an extremely late Christmas gift card for GameStop, and it has $100 on it. With a little searching, I found that some consoles are within my price range when refurbished.
    I don't know of any games I'd want on an Xbox besides Halo, and I know of more i'd want on the PS2, so I've decided that if I buy a refurbished console it will be a PS2.

    Would this be an okay starter?
    -Refurbished PS2 for $59.99
    -Nyko PS2 8Meg Memory Card for $9.99
    -Kingdom Hearts for $14.99
    -Shadow of the Colossus for $17.99

    I know that goes over $100 (I checked on a calculator, so I know this), but not by much... And since I've never actually played either game but want them with the entire being of my soul (As well as KH2, Ico, and a few others I may not know about right now)... This sounds pretty good to me.

    And yes, I know I picked the cheapest mem card.... I forgot the PS2 used those until after I had picked my games and stuff.

    So do you think it's pretty much good and worth it?
     
  2. haflore

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    That's a good set, but once you get it you should check to see if you can sofmod it.
     
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    Banned Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    Nah, I won't mod it at all... :\ I'd break it. I mean, it's already refurbished, how much more torture should I do to it?
     
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    Ditch Kingdom Hearts and get Dragon Quest VIII [​IMG]
    Is it a slim PS2? Thats a pretty good price.
     
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    With a softmod there's no risk of that.
     
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    Well you CAN softmod it using MCboot, i did, all it does is just takes the memory card and puts a program to boot off of. Pretty simple stuff and it doesnt mess with the ps2 itself.
     
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    If you want to softmod it, for media players, emulators and/or backups, get an original memory card. On 3rd party cards it's not guaranteed that it works. Well Free McBoot doesn't hurt your ps2, reading DVD-Rs(with ESR) would and it would allow you to run homebrew and "other" apps. One of them loads games via network. It's slower than reading from disc, but has the VERY BIG advantage of not stressing your laser(downside is that it requires a slim or network adapter). In my eyes that should be an option even if one was against backups, the lasers are really that bad.

    As for games i recommend Final Fantasy X, God of War and Devil May Cry.
     
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    Well with the PS2 (not a slim) being $60 then i'd only have $40 to work with. So if you want to suggest a shit load of games, check GameStop to see if all of those games combined don't exceed $40.

    And nah, NO MODS. I've done enough by facking around with NDS Piracy.
     
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    you really should've gotten a Sony memory card...I realize that it may be a little more expensive, but some games have this Magic gate thing that craps out your fake memory cards....happened to me before, but it is pretty rare
     
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    I don't do the console mod thing either so I can respect that. You got a good starter selection there for sure, but if you can get it, even if it's a price issue via Gamestop but maybe not elsewhere, or you can dig up a few extra dollars never ever use a third party memory card as you'll end up regretting it eventually.

    Once you get a few more dollars I can suggest a few things as I was all up on Nintendo but used some Sega(rarely) previously up until the N64 era when I branched into the Turbo Duo and Dreamcast in the GC era when I worked at Midway I got into both Sony systems of the time. Sky Odyssey, ICO, Guitaroo Man, Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Medal of Honor Frontline and European Assault (but not Rising Sun though it is alright), Lupin the 3rd, NHL Hitz 2002(no rules arcade style hockey), Contra, Devil May Cry, and I could keep going would be some smart stuff to try and most wouldn't cost you much at all these days at all used. Odds are Gamestop probably would be the high end of it.

    By the way if you can be patient probably Amazon marketplace could do you some better deals than Gamestop, but also if you luck it a 'game lot' off ebay would be good too from a high ranking seller.
     
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    Paying for ancient used games gives exactly zero dollars back to the game programmers, you might as well pirate.
     
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    If I were you i'd buy a refurbished PSP instead. It would take a lot more time before that console collect dust on the shelf instead of a PS2 with 2 games.
     
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    yupyup...look at the site like you got a right to judge. PS2 is basically dead anyway so what's the beef? There are some new games out there that can get picked up in the wild still.
     
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    Ditch the Kingdom Hearts games,

    get Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, God of War I & II, Odin Sphere, Final Fantasy XII, Persona 3 & 4, and Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3,

    and you'll have just about everything you'll ever need.
     
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    GTA Vice City is only like 5 dollars these days..
     

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