My Top 10 PlayStation 2 Games

PS2 is the best selling console of all time, and really is a much better console than the PS1, though still far from my favorite, but I do love it anyway. I have 55 games for the sequel console and have played 41 of them so far. So which are my top 10? Let’s take a look!

#10

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Mega Man X8

Valuewave Co., Ltd/ Capcom

2004

The last game in the X series is pretty solid and a huge step up from 7, bringing back more of the roots of the series.

#9

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Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

Ubisoft Montpellier/ Ubisoft

2005

I was gifted this randomly by someone and I thought it was going to be terrible like most movie games are. But it turned out to be an exciting, unique mostly first person shooter, and you even get to play as Kong on occasion which were great segments. A very solid and fun game. Now I know why…I had no idea it was made by Ubisoft.

#8

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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Treyarch/ Activision

2005

This is by far my favorite Call of Duty game. It was made in the height of first person shooters, a few years before their decline. So in addition to that, what really set this one apart for me was the story, or rather the character development of your group of soldiers. You actually get to learn about the people in your squad and develop an attachment of sorts to them, making you actually feel like part of the team. This has never been done before and never has again…as far as I know anyway.

#7

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Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Spike/ Atari SA

2007

This is easily my favorite Dragon Ball game of all time, and mainly because of the enormous roster. I can always sit and play a few matches thanks to the endless amount of characters, crazy attack moves and transformations.

#6

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Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories

Jupiter Corporation/ Square Enix

2008

A full remake of the original GBA game, this version of the first sequel to Kingdom Hearts is quite impressive. Thanks to the clever use of cards, this is one of the best strategy games out there. But it’s easily the worst game in the KH series, mainly because it’s very slow moving, grindy and getting your cards broken all the time is super annoying. But it has a great story and introduces a butt load of important characters.

#5

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Star Wars: Battlefront II

Pandemic Studios/ LucasArts

2005

This is definitely my most played game on PS2. I played the crap out of it. Alone or with a friend, this game is so much fun. There’s nothing like whittling away a few hours by blowing up space ships or slaughtering armies of droids or troopers.

#4

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God of War

SCE Santa Monica/ SCEA

2005

This game set the standard for all future action games. Smooth, responsive controls, exhilarating combat, light puzzle solving, banging chicks, killing gods…this is the most macho game ever, and Kratos is easily the most bad ass character ever created. Such a fun game. Oh, and a good story.

#3

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God of War II

SCE Santa Monica/ SCEA

2007

This game doesn’t F around. You start with everything you had in the first game and just get stronger. All the perfection from the first game is brought back and somehow improved upon, making this one of the best games ever made.

#2

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Kingdom Hearts

Squaresoft

2002

I was hooked the moment I played this game. This was the best RPG I ever played at the time, because it took all the good stuff from the genre and left out all that complicated crap. The gameplay is excellent, the game satisfyingly challenging, and the start of the best story ever. Oh and the incredible wacky idea of combining Disney and Final Fantasy is geniusly bizzare.mIt’s hard to believe that 16 years later, we still have not seen the conclusion of said story.

#1

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Kingdom Hearts II

Square Enix

2006

And here is my favorite PS2 game of all time! This game makes the first one look crappy beyond belief when compared to this one. It is hard to believe just how much they improved this game over it’s prequels. It’s just so good…the story, the world’s, the gameplay…my god the combat is so much fun. This is the only game I can think of that I would willingly grind just because it’s so much fun to kill stuff. It’s just a masterpiece…sniff…

 

 

 

Okay…College Might Be the Biggest Scam Ever

A little while ago, I made a post about how insurance and the current system we use for it is like the biggest scam ever, but now I think college just might be instead.

For starters, how in the world is college so freakin’ expensive!?!? Like think about it. If a school has 3000 students, who pay $30,000 a year, that college is getting 90 million dollars a year. And what they heck are you paying for? Sure dormitories and meal plans can be expensive, a little too expensive, but even if you commuted to a school, it’s the classes that are truly ridiculous.

The average cost per credit is $594 dollars, which for an average 3 credit course, is $1782 per class. For WHAT!?!? What do they do with all this money? Who does it go to? Not the people teaching you, that’s for sure! Is knowledge that you will ultimately forget worth that? Especially when half the crap they force you to take is stuff you’ve already learned multiple times throughout your life and/or is entirely useless!!

And don’t forget books! The books are more expensive than a brand spanking new PS4! WTF!?!? And every class requires them, and yet half the classes won’t have you use them very often, and I’ve had classes that said, “we won’t use them this semester.” Even buying them used will cost you around $200 for one measly battered old book.

So you spend all this money going to school for far too long a time, when really, for the most part, you can learn everything you need to know about a job in like 2 months with on the job training that someone should be paying YOU for. But no, all these people go to school so that they come out ready to start their lives, only to realize there are no jobs in their field, or the market is so damn competitive that getting your desired job is like winning the lottery. I can count the number of people who I know who have successfully used their degrees and got into a field they desired on one hand.

So all these people get out of college is some very expensive knowledge, most that they will forget within a year, that of which they haven’t forgotten already, and a very copious loan they will struggle to pay off for the next 15 years.

And this is how colleges really have you by the scrotum. Desperate, these folks decide to GO BACK TO SCHOOL to make themselves more marketable! That’s right, the Bachelor’s Degree nowadays is the equivalent of a High School diploma 15 years ago. It’s all about the post grad certifications! So these foolish people spend even more money, go into even more debt, just to have another useless piece of paper and still can’t find a job. All the while they are working nights at a McDonald’s or QuickChek, getting payed minimum wage, trying to afford rent, their girlfriends begging them for a ring. They end up stuck their for 5 years before being promoted to manager where they make 11 bucks an hour now and before they know it, they’ve made a career out of it, while their fancy diplomas shrivel in a closet somewhere.

And what really solidifies how much college is a scam is the fact that half the jobs out there ask that you have a four year degree, but don’t give a rat’s arse what it’s in. They just want to see that you went to school. What kind of sense does that make? Going to college doesn’t prepare anybody more than someone who doesn’t for these jobs that ask this. To me, these jobs are saying, “Hey you with the huge loan! I bet you’re desperate for a job that isn’t crazy manual labor! Want to put that degree to use? We’ll under pay the hell out of you, because we will take advantage of that desperation. But hey, at least your degree isn’t wasted, huh?”

And what about Associate’s Degrees? Yeah, remember those? Why do they even exist, they are like a GED. They might even be more worthless. People with these might even be smarter than those with higher degrees though, for they are only in half the debt.

Realistically, people who didn’t go to college should be prime picking for jobs. While young adults go waste their money partying like idiots for four years, these uneducated folk are out in the real world, experiencing life, learning how to make a living, thus they are vastly more mature and experienced than any college student could ever hope to be when they graduate. But these poor folk, just because they decided not to go to school, will never make more than 18 bucks an hour.

And I thought we live in a country that’s all about trying not to discriminate? Equal opportunity!

But seriously, think about this….

PEOPLE SHOULD STOP GOING TO COLLEGE ENTIRELY!!

If no one went to college, they would all close. The government is most definitely behind the ever-growing expenses of colleges. They force us to think we need these degrees, thus we pay for college, and the economy benefits greatly. That’s the real goal of college.

But if we didn’t go, we’d be sticking it to those greedy a-holes, and at the same time, any job would be open to anyone. If degrees didn’t exist, you would no longer see such unrealistic job requirements. Seriously, half the jobs out there say

4 year degree required

5 years experience in field

knowledge in these 5 different areas.

Jobs don’t want to train people, because it costs them money, so they look for people who simply do not exist. So instead of all humans being completely desperate and miserable our whole lives as we do our best to struggle against impossible odds to survive, I ask, what if we made the jobs desperate for us?

Once they realize no one meets their impossible criteria, wouldn’t it get easier to get a good job. Granted, they would just lower wages beyond belief, and even more people would apply, but maybe not if people just refused these wages and no one took any crap from employers.

 

It’s just so sad. If an entire country united, we could change it so life wasn’t complete hell. This, unfortunately, is the definition of impossible.

But seriously. F college. Fight it. Oppress it, instead of them oppressing us.

All These Classic Mini Consoles With Pre-loaded Games Need To Stop!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of re-releasing old consoles in a miniature form for all the people who missed them. But most of them are quite pointless since you can get most of these games on every system for the last 2 generations, except for the upcoming Sega Genesis Classic. But even that, there have been so many Genesis collections that it is completely redundant.

Why not, instead, do these video game companies just release a dedicated mini console that has nothing preloaded on it at all? Instead just let it have an internet connection to something like the PlayStation Store or Nintendo eShop where games of that console can be purchased for cheap. Instead of being forced to have 20-30 games, why not give gamers a huge selection, ideally eventually getting the whole libraries of these systems on there. Yes, I know that is an unrealistic amount of work, but it’s better than releasing the same classic games over and over again on every new console, scamming people into buying them multiple times.

Imagine just buying a cheap NES Classic with no games. You plug it in, hook it up to the internet, search for a game you want, and bam! it is there. Now you have the liberty of searching for every game that ever came out on the system, and you have it forever. If these companies continued to support these mini consoles, then there would be no need to re-release these games every few years on different consoles.

It would be great to buy an SNES classic with nothing preloaded onto it, because I have almost every game on the classic. Instead of buying games I already own, I can search for the games I missed and play them on a dedicated SNES platform where I can digitally buy any SNES game ever made.

Right now I am at the mercy of what has been ported to Wii and Wii U, or else finding a very old copy on eBay or a very expensive copy.

Just think of these companies as physically re-releasing these consoles all over again, and now you have the ability to buy any and all the games you desire, on a system that is capable of running with today’s technology. And if possible, have it able to play all the old cartridges and disks from the original system, which would mean compromising the “mini” part to an extent, but oh well, that’s something we are not really worried about I would venture to say.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate- Who Will The DLC Characters Be?

A few months ago, I posted a list of some of my most wanted characters.

So now that the entire roster has been revealed, save for the 5 mysterious post launch characters, let’s see how I lucked out.

First off I said I hoped all the characters come back, and what do you know? They are. I said everyone except Young Link and Pichu, but we even got them, so it’s pretty awesome.

Paper Mario

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Nowhere to be seen. He has been my most wanted since Brawl was announced. I hope they make him one of the characters.

Dark Samus

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Well here is a win…sort of. While I am happy she…he…it?… is in the game, they made her an echo of Samus, which is disappointing because she has such an incredible move set to pull from. I mean, her assist trophy displayed that in Wii U/3DS.

Simon Belmont

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Another long time wanted is in the game! Can’t wait, he looks awesome!

Sora

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Nothing yet, but maybe they will time his release around that with Kingdom Hearts 3? That would be incredible.

Luigi from Luigi’s Mansion

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Nope. Luigi is still just the weird slight Mario clone that isn’t anything like Mario anymore.

Sonic & Tails

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My dream team is not a reality. Bummer.

Viewtiful Joe

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Another perfect character for the smash bros universe is nowhere to be seen. Henshin a no no baby.

Wonder Red

Wonder-Red

A great game on Wii U that went completely under the radar. I guess it’s not surprising he didn’t make it in. But maybe DLC alongside a surprise Switch port would be nice.

Dixie Kong

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Not as a stand alone or tag team with Diddy. Just a spirit. But they just might deem her as a worthy extra…

Zero

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Well he made it in as an assist trophy at least. I guess that’s better than nothing.

So looking at this, none of my hopes were fulfilled for the most part. I got Simon, an echo fighter and an assist trophy, and the rest…nothing. Oh well, I’m still excited about all the new additions anyway.

Hopefully I will get lucky and a few of these guys will join the roster with the DLC content.