PS2 hands down. The backwards compatibility allowed me to play all the games from when I was young and it had some of the best series of games ever, like; Ratchet and Clank, Sly, Timesplitters, Jak and Daxter, Kindom Hearts. I spent so much time playing those games. The PS2 is also really sturdy, 8 years on from when I brought it and it runs the same as when I got it.
Captcha: meet your waterloo
Referring to SNES lovers?
Mick Golden Blood:
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.
Right. And a tomato isn't a fruit because it's not. (it is)
I just said that, because the generally not considered a console. Though difference is hardly existant.
SNES, definatly, no contest. SO many RPGs and Beat Em Ups, seriously, favorite game: TMNT 4 Turtles in Time.
I'm gonna have to say the PlayStation 1.
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus is the best game ever.
Toss up between the Dreamcast and the Sega Master System.
The Dreamcast because it came out in grade school and I was actually able to appreciate what a good game was at that age, and it had Jet Set Radio.
The Sega Master System because my parents got it when I was super young and we had a ton of games and I played the living hell out of that system.
The N64 is in my fondest memories.
Super Nintendo. Probably because of nostalgia, but it has super fun games like Megaman X, Super Mario RPG, and Link to the Past.
THE ONLY GOOD CONSOLE IS A DEAD CONSOLE, YOU CONSOLE PEASANTS!
For the glorious PC Gamer Master Race!
also Thrall, Consoles have a purpose...as very good firewood, i mean it burns for long times and does not smell at all
Imma go with the 360. I have a PS2, but the times when I used it I was too young to...well appreciate it enough, plus on top of that I never really have any of the classics so the whole experience was lost on me (I have Dogs Life for Christ's sake, does that say anything?).
The 360 however I've played through my entire teenage years and it has some of my favourite games on it, even though I don't have an extensive library, I don't really need one with all the awesome games I have that I can play over and over.
Though I fear it will be obsolete come the new console seeing how quickly the last generation died out under the 7th, but oh well, at least 360 game prices will drop.
although I never owned one:The N64 there's just something that seems nostalgic about those polygons.
although I never owned it in it's short life span: The Dreamcast it could have been just about perfect if it survived.
although it's a handheld: The Gameboy color it was the first game system I ever owned unfortunatly I missed out on a lot of classics playing just pokemon blue and silver
Favourite is Gamecube because I personally loved some of the games. Super Smash Brothers Melee I played for 8 years straight, FUCKING 8 YEARS!!! Every Saturday I used to have about 4-5 friends come over and play hour long matches, we made it so the loser bought the winner a drink. And Metroid Prime is one of the greatest game experiences I've ever had. There were many other games I enjoyed but those 2 I will never forget.
The PlayStation 2.
I think I still own one, so I'll have to dig it out some day.
The Gamecube, it was one of the first i picked up and enjoyed playing the games that came with it. Also it has the majority of the Resident Evil games, so that's a bonus.
PS2, top games in all genres. I will never forget the first time I drove through Liberty city, listening to the radio, the rain on the windshield.
And there are many moments like that.
Either the Gamecube or the PS2. The Gamecube was MY first ever console that I owned, and I spent a long time playing Pokemon Colosseum/XD and Zelda...
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy 2 and 3, Super Mario RPG, Yoshi's Island, Donkey Kong Country, A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Kirby Super Star, Street Fighter II, Mega Man X, Aladdin, Demon's Crest, Zombies Ate My Neighbor....so many classics
PS2, due to them having alot of good IPs but, as Yahtzee said, it was only because it had a good third party support and there were plenty of equally shit games per each good one.
Thats the biggest bullshit anyone can say just for sake of being negative about a console. "Only because", yeah only because theres no other way you will ever have as big of a success then the PS2 had.
Of course lots of games mean lots of bad games as well on a popular system, everyone publishes their crap to make easy money. Also by this logic, the NES was the same.
Hard to go for just one favourite. Since it's really all about the games, I couldn't possibly pin it on just one console.
Excluding all those (great) Mario and Sonic and failed mascot games:
SNES for Uniracers, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Mother/Earthbound and plenty more.
GENESIS for the mad amount of outstanding sidescrolling/platforming fare - Super Shinobi/Revenge of Shinobi, Contra: Hard Corps, Kujaku Oh, Magical Hat no Buttobi Tabo! Daibōken, and some unique (action) RPG trips - Crusader of Centy, Soleil, etc.
PSX/PSOONE for all the meanwhile dead franchises that got optical-media-based gaming started. I still have not to this day seen anything like Rollcage on any current "Next-Gen" console. Simple little games that load fast and blast your senses with motion and colors and blur and a splendid selection of music tracks you probably wouldn't have stumbled over yourself.
The PS2 didn't amaze me as much, even though we own way too many games for this one to completely dismiss it. Still, when we go PlayStation retro, it's usually PSX stuff. MediEvil!
The NeoGeo for its instant display of boatloads of hand-pixelled character animation art. The Last Blade and Samurai Spirits franchises are still best enjoyed without the loading time lag of optical storage. Oh, and even though some just have to buy their EA soccer fix year after year, everyone here still enjoys a session of Super Sidekicks 2. Easy enough for the kids, but also compatible with beer-guzzling grown male specimens.
I tried some of these titles from the various retro selection sections of modern consoles, but they are mostly ported/presented in such a half-assed way that they're just no fun at all.
Looking back I have to say SNES was a lot better than the Genesis, not because of the Mode 7 or the sample-based sound, but because the games were moving ahead with the times whereas most Genesis games were basically NES games with better graphics. Most of them you still had to write down passwords instead of being able to save your progress.
PSX is probably my second favorite console after the Gamecube, just because it had Metal Gear Solid, Wipeout XL, Oddworld, Silent Hill, and of course Parappa the Rappa. Also the discs are black, which is kinda neat. The N64 was great and all, but it had a lot of shitty games for every good one. Games like Superman 64 and Carmageddon 64 ruined my childhood.
Strangely enough I consider the Gamecube my favourite. I was never bored with that console, always had so much to play and even though when I look back I see the problems with the controller, back when I played it, it never bothered me. I loved it and still consider it the best.... even if it did lack a huge amount of third party support.
Playstation 2. It has the majority of my favorite games.