Today marks 20 years since the release of the Playstation 2. And five years since my mom sold mine along with what had to be 100 games for a measly 25 bucks. Damn I miss that old box.
“First of all, phrasing. Second, you don’t miss your old Playstation. You just haven’t been happy since you were seven.”
Let me write my cheap nostalgia grab in peace, goddammit!
As I was saying… The Playstation 2 turns 20 today. And man, I spent way more time plugged in to that thing than I should have. But how could I not? Just fantastic title after fantastic title. The Playstation 2 made up for the fact that before it was released, I was a Playstation 1 Kid in a school full of N64 Kids — it was extremely ostracizing when everyone was talking about their favorite Super Smash Bros character while I just wanted someone I could talk to about Crash Bandicoot.
“You weren’t ostracized because you were a ‘PS1 Kid’. You were ostracized because you were a little shit-toucher who somehow struck out in fucking KICKBALL and then cried in front of the entire gymnasium.”
Starting with my favorite game, here are some childhood memories that don’t suck: