At the heart of the PlayStation2 is the 128-bit Emotion Engine processor, which brings lightning-fast gameplay and unprecedented graphics power to your TV screen. The awesome capabilities of this machine have lured not only hard-core and casual gamers … see full wiki
Okay people it's time for me to really point out reasons to NOT buy a PS2 now that I actually got several hours of gaming with this system (And five different games) to come up with my answer! To start out I visited my friends house one day and saw his new Playstation 2 he had gotten. When I asked if we could play it, he didn't really want to (This from a guy who has three and a half shelf's with nothing but Playstation games!!! That's practically every game Sony made!!!), but finally agreed. I can now see why. Not only were the games NOTHING Sony promised us (They said the games were going to be a revolution. I fail to see how.). For one thing the graphics are nothing that the Dreamcast hasn't offered us. For onther things were still getting the sames games over, and over! Just with better graphics! No internet play (SEGA already has an advantage with that in mind!), and didn't Sony promise us it would be compatable with Playstation games? I thought so too. But only 3 of the 27 games we tried to do this with worked! And it didn't enhance the graphics!!! The DVD player is nothing but trash also. It won't play many movies, and those it does play don't have very good quality! Plus DVD players are on cell phones practically, why would we want them on a game counsel (Especally if you've already got a DVD player)!?! Plus almost all games (Playstation or Playstation 2 games) freeze up countless times! In Tekken because I was fighting too fast the system froze up on me, but yet in Sonic Adventure (On Dreamcast) I'm running on walls, jumping off buldings, and zooming around the place at 70 miles per hour and the game doesn't glich once!!! Now thats sad (For Sony anyway). And when it comes down to the worst games I've played yet, don't expect this system to last long. With that in mind please be careful when buying this system, it might be worse thanyou thought it would be.