|Originally posted by jm_etue
I hate to say it, but correct me if I'm wrong!!!
|Originally posted by MAX_POWER_HDryer
You are wrong, EA owns nearly every movie licensed game (worth playing) with the exception of starwars being owned by lucasarts. If you are really serious about using this on high end equipment stay away from the headaches (actual PAIN) of using a ps2 on a nice HDTV or front projection. EA and Lucasarts pretty much releases there games on all 3 systems
I stand corrected - I really need to research this instead of going by word of mouth! These are the types of games she's been interested in on the PC. I guess when I saw the latest Star Wars game didn't come out on GameCube, listened to others say the BIG games only come on X-Box and PlayStation2, and see all the TV ads geared to X-Box and PlayStation2, I figured there were none.
I actually prefer Nintendo. As a consumer who plunked down $80 for a GameBoy Color a few years back and had his 8 year old get mad and break it, I was pleasantly surprised with Nintendo's timely and inexpensive repair - and I had my daughter do the whole thing. I got the address, but she paid for a money order out of her bank account, addressed the box, and mailed it.
|Originally posted by ChrisFB
From the your previous posts, certain criteria are no longer fixed so any console is open season. To be honest, why not let your 12 year old choose since it's for her. Tell her some of the things that you've found out, the amount of money or console+games purchase limitation and let her figure things out for herself. It's not like she's going to go hugely wrong and it might work well as a lesson in decision making since the cost is not totally insignificant and she will have to live with her decision.
I'm surprised a few have interjected to support a PC as an alternative. We already have 2 PC's - neither of which would be worth upgrading to play the top games. That's the reason behind the console search. Equating at the very least a few hundred for hardware upgrades to as much as a couple grand for a top HTPC is not the same as $250 for a console and 2-4 games. Besides, this will hopefully get her off the computers (and Instant Messenger!) for a while.
My decision seems to be between the GameCube and PlayStation2.
:) There are some specific games she likes for both.
:o I'm not too hung up about the ultimate graphics quality (I've seen and like both).
;) They both at least have some young kid games.
Which one has the better game play?
Do both systems have value priced games (so we are not just stuck with 1 or 2 expensive games for Christmas)?
What about NECESSARY accessories?
The X-Box seems out - it's not that I don't think it's probably superior or better in many respects, but it seems to be too focused on the sports and mature games. We'll own at least 1 of those violent shooter games I'd guess for whichever system we get, but I don't want that to be my only option.
We'll use the system on whatever nice TV we own at the time, but I want it to be a fun and reliable toy (the opposite of the PC!).
Again, I thank all of you for your kind suggestions, really!