Good: lots of good games, strong online service.
Bad: nickel and diming on peripherals and themes/gamerpics, $50 a year to play games on a P2P connection, ad-laden interface, poor d-pad on controller, locked USB format limits peripherals that can be used (for example, no Logitech G25).
Extra bad: Unreliable hardware.
Good: Lots of good games, greatly improved services. Every complaint I had when I got the system in late 07 has been addressed. Free online play with dedicated servers, standard hard drive, USB and Bluetooth means lots of peripheral connectivity.
Bad: the "right around the corner" waiting game, high price, no packed in mic (good and bad to be fair). No demos for every PSN game.
Good: A handful of great games, Virtual Console, excellent controller design.
Bad: Tons of bad games, even Nintendo seems to have given up catering to gamers. Barely functional online - Mario Kart is the only game that has a strong online system. Only one or two games even make an effort at exceeding graphically what was done last generation.
Originally Posted by Mr.D
I didn't say they were worse but the PS2 just eemed to have unusually ugly graphics. Aliased , unpleasant hues. They just looked unpleasant even though they may have been more sophisticated than the PS1 . Apart from the GTA series I didn't really find much worth playing on it.
The first round of games was pretty ugly but after that.... not really. And if the only game you found on the PS2 was the GTA3 series you really weren't trying very hard.