Your favorite console of all time?

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Based solely on the amount of great games in my preferred genre, nothing holds a candle to the Playstation 2.

PS2. To this day I'm still trying to play every renowned great game on that thing, and I've had it for a decade.

Mine would either be the N64, PS2, or the 360. They all had wonderful games, PS2 and 360 hd a huge amount on them, but N64 had Majoras Mask and Golden Eye :D

Anyone who doesn't say the GBA (SP) is a stupid doo-doo head.

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d-(^_^)z

The console I grew up on the Nintendo 64

I am going to be slighty different and say the original playstation.Because i was talking to one of my mates about our top 10 games and i quickly realised that at least 4 of them were on the original PS1

Also pc gamers make up your mind if the PC is a "console" you whine when its added to console conversations saying "the pc is not a console" then you say it is in conversations like this one.

So all PC gamers have a group meeting and decide if the pc is or if its not a console.

SNES, it was a bliss machine.

And that's because it was good. I grew up on other systems before the SNES. The Atari 2600 of my family and my NES that I got when I was like, 4 years old. And I did play and like a lot of it. I especially had good times with the Adventures of Lolo series.

But the 16-Bit era was an exploding rainbow of glorious happiness.

Megaman X took the gameplay of classic Megaman and kicked it in the face.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, took the NES Zelda games and kicked them in the face.

The SNES gave us fighting games that would inspire a million clones.

The SNES gave us the best jRPGs to date. Final Fantasy in their prime, and something that kicked Final Fantasy in its prime itself the face: Chrono Trigger.

I believe the Super Famicom is included in this definition. This gave us not just Secret of Mana, but Seiken Densetsu 3.

This is also the era that Rare was in their prime. And called, properly, Rareware. With the Donkey Kong Country series.

The first Harvest Moon.

Okay, I made a mistake one time in saying that the SNES didn't have bad games. I had blocked stinkers like Shaq Fu out of my mind. But in general the SNES had so much amazingness that it blows my mind.

As much as I love the NES, I think I've got to give my vote to the SNES. I have an NES right now but I haven't played all of the classic games yet and, I know I haven't beaten all of the NES games I've played too. The last NES game I beat was Predator which was a pretty shit game...and it was pretty good honestly.

That being said, SNES. I've played a ton of the games, it's ingrained in my subconscious, nostalgia, blah.

I say SNES, then Wii.

The Wii: can play all of Nintendo's past backlog...and even games from Sega's backlog. Add in games from the Turbo Grafx 16 library (like Ys: Books 1 & 2), and you have ultimate backwards compatibility.

Because of the Wii, I discovered the joy of Shining Force without ever owning a Genesis and I can play Skies of Arcadia without a Dreamcast.

But the absolute winner is the SNES for one reason: Yoshi's Island, the *perfect* platformer. (I'm basing this on my initial experiences, not my recent SNES discoveries (Breath of Fire 2, Chrono Trigger (which lives up to its masterful reputation)--those I owe to the Wii and discretionary income).)

Yes, the SNES had the Donkey Kong Country trilogy, my favorite SNES Kirby game (Kirby's Dream Land 3), and other games I hadn't played; but Yoshi's Island was perfect. More than Super Mario Bros. 3.

The first console I ever bought was my N64, and I grew up with my N64 with many amazing games that shaped my gaming (and musical) taste. So I would be slapping my childhood in the face if I said anything else. Gamecube would be a close 2nd.

Grey Day for Elcia:
Anyone who doesn't say the GBA (SP) is a stupid doo-doo head.

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Man, that thing was SO comfy for your hands. Those sharp edges that cut into my palms and left an indent for 5 minutes after playing were the best! And that backlight made it SO much better than the GBA amirite?

/throws more sarcasm

Torrasque:

Grey Day for Elcia:
Anyone who doesn't say the GBA (SP) is a stupid doo-doo head.

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d-(^_^)z

Man, that thing was SO comfy for your hands. Those sharp edges that cut into my palms and left an indent for 5 minutes after playing were the best! And that backlight made it SO much better than the GBA amirite?

/throws more sarcasm

I'm confused as to which part of it is sarcasm, lol. Call me dumb.

Actually, don't. I might cry.

Gamecube, hands down. It had the best games, some of which were very interesting and original. It was my childhood. I also had a PS2 -meh.

Grey Day for Elcia:

Torrasque:

Grey Day for Elcia:
Anyone who doesn't say the GBA (SP) is a stupid doo-doo head.

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d-(^_^)z

Man, that thing was SO comfy for your hands. Those sharp edges that cut into my palms and left an indent for 5 minutes after playing were the best! And that backlight made it SO much better than the GBA amirite?

/throws more sarcasm

I'm confused as to which part of it is sarcasm, lol. Call me dumb.

Actually, don't. I might cry.

It was all sarcasm :D
The 3DS is almost as uncomfy, but I can put armor on my 3DS and make it bulkier so it isn't so herp derp to hold.

xTc212:
Mine was the N64 so many great games surprised not one person mentioned it :(

N64 ruined Nintendo for me (I loved NES and SNES). I put it among the bottom rung of systems. But that's me.

OP:
1. PS2
2. SNES
3. PS1

CardinalPiggles:

Yes I owned a SNES, I can only remember one good game for it and that was Super Mario 3.

You must mean NES then... since SMB3 is an NES game.

For me it's the GameCube, played most games on it and has the best memories of that console.

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CardinalPiggles:

Yes I owned a SNES, I can only remember one good game for it and that was Super Mario 3.

You must mean NES then... since SMB3 is an NES game.

Possibly, although wasn't it backwards compatible? I really don't think I owned a NES. No matter.

xTc212:
Mine was the N64 so many great games surprised not one person mentioned it :(

I'll also choose the N64, the first one I ever had, lots of fun with it.

GameCube. It has some of my favorite and most memorable experiences in games to date. Maximo, Eternal Darkness, Viewtiful Joe, Zelda: Wind Waker, Pokemon: Colleseum, Smash Bros Melee, Sonic Adventure 2, Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes, Pikmin, and KILLER, the stuff on there was some of the weirdest in gaming thus far.

Gamecube. I love my gamecube. It's so perfect and has THE best controller ever.

Also, my Nintendo 64 and my PS2, only because those two have beautiful memories of playing games with my brothers. I miss those times.

SNES.

I loved that console and I could play Chrono Trigger and Mortal Kombat. I also remember playing some of the best games on it and had a blast, and there was that Mega Man soccer game.

The Dreamcast is a close second in my book.

zeit:

So instead I just ordered a refurbished Gamecube for 35 dollars. Looking through all the titles for the Gamecube, I have to say the proportion of good games to mediocre ones is just outstanding.

Eh, I'm gonna have to disagree with that statement. Don't get me wrong, the Gamecube is an outstanding console, and runs 2nd place alongside the Sega Saturn for me. I'm a firm believer the Gamecube is still THE BEST console for local multiplayer. I would list all the fantastic multiplayer games, but you already know them, don't you ;)

HOWEVER, the proportion of good games to mediocre isn't as good as you say. Had the Gamecube died a year or two before it did, I would've agreed, but by the end of its like the console was just bombarded with an alarmingly high number of shovalware, mainly games based on film or childrens TV show franchises. There are indeed many quality titles, but when I look in second hand stores in my country, the games I usually see for the GC section are those terrible games from the above category.

Also, I wouldn't say 90% of xbox games were terrible. It was more the case that the flagship title (Halo) was just too good. I've recently gone back to the xbox and started buying older titles and come to find that many of them are fantastic. Panzer Dragoon Orta in particular.

Adultism:
My favorite? The game boy micro that nobody liked.

I owned one of those! But you couldn't play link up on it :(

People didn't dislike the console. They disliked the fact it was released shortly before the DS was released, and the price for the thing was ridiculous.

As for my favourite, it's obviously the Sega Dreamcast. The moment I saw Soul Calibur in action, I went straight out and bought one. My first online console, playing Phantasy Star Online, Quake, Chu Chu Rocket and Speed Devils Online really was like I was playing a console of the future when people were still playing the PSX.

So many innovative titles also. Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Virtua Tennis. So many outstanding arcade titles like Street Fighter 3rd Strike, Daytona 2001 and Dead or Alive 2.

I loved that console so much I resented the PS2 even more when I first bought it. I was baffled at how terrible the graphics were for it when compared to the DC. I bought the PS2 with Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy X and literally took the console back the next day because I couldn't believe the games looked so bad.

I exchanged it for the Gamecube. Didn't regret that.

Finally, to back myself up, I don't have anything against the PS2 now. It's a great console. Very good at atmospheric, gritty games like the Silent Hill franchise. It just took me time to adjust to the step back in visuals with many of its games.

I had the most memorable gaming experiences on the PS2, it was the first console where I didn't immediately want to go back to Amiga / PC. The dualshock was a great controller design and there was a lot of great first-party IP. The Xbox360 is technically much better of course, and it does have Xbox Live Indie Games, which I enjoy and which no other console has.

N64. I know it's my own personal nostalgia at play, but I adore that console. Advanced 3D graphics with almost no load times and mostly on-cartridge saving. There were loads of great classic games, lots of ok-to-good ones, and even the bad ones were usually interestingly bad. I also liked the ports that had to bend over backwards to get around hardware constraints. And then of course, there's every single game Rare made for that system. They were never that good again. It also had an abundance of great Star Wars games, which were kind of a rarity back then (and right at the height of my personal fandom). It had arguably the best Harvest Moon on it. I loved the weird ass controller, even though almost no developers used the D-pad prong.

The gamecube was great, but it didn't have the same impact on me the way the N64 did. Plus, the gamecube was like Nintendo's first step towards being like everyone else with disc media and memory cards. Software draughts and high prices be damned, I was having to much fun with my N64.

PS2.

I played it until it finally said "Goodnight Sweet Prince" to me.

Freedom Fighters, GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, BF2: Modern Combat, SOCOM series, NFS: Underground 1 & 2, The Getaway, Def Jam fight games... I could go on.

My favourite is a tie between the N64 and the GameCube. I played those from morning 'til night sometimes.

However, I still have my original Xbox. I call it "The Beast". It's survived many a fall and still plays all its games to this day. The tray gets stuck coming out sometimes, but it still chugs along, happily and slowly eating my Fable: TLC disc. ^.^

Snes, Nes, Playstation(all of em), ipad, DS. In that order :P

Intelligent Television. All my friends that had atari were so jealous.

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A good gaming computer.

Yeah, I know it's not a console, but it still has the greatest games among other things.

(hell it can practically convert every kind of game on the market to be playable on it, with all the buttons/keys)

Mick Golden Blood:
A good gaming computer.

I know it's not a console

So why list it when the OP said CONSOLES ?

StBishop:
PS2, I got one for Christmas when I was 13, I spent more time with it than all other consoles I've owned combined (wasn't in to gaming much as a kid, I had a PS2 all through highschool, and now I don't have time to game I only got my 360 in '09).

I always seemed to have a tonne of fun games and it was great for socialising due to the split screen multi player being the only multi player, with the obvious exception of SOCOM.

I even had a 4 player attachment for it.

I have to agree, but I also have to add that games like Timesplitters 3 had net play servers, too. However, I'd never made use of them....

Anthraxus:

Mick Golden Blood:
A good gaming computer.

I know it's not a console

So why list it when the OP said CONSOLES ?

Because what makes it different from a console?

That fact that it can't play other console games?

Right.

Hmm... my PC can run emulators for every console up to the PS2.

THANK YOU MICROSOFT!

Mick Golden Blood:

Anthraxus:

Mick Golden Blood:
A good gaming computer.

I know it's not a console

So why list it when the OP said CONSOLES ?

Because what makes it different from a console?

Because it's not a console. You even said it yourself. Duh.

THE ONLY GOOD CONSOLE IS A DEAD CONSOLE, YOU CONSOLE PEASANTS!

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