So yes, as the title suggested, my PS2 is now officially dead. I still can’t believe it. She (yes, ‘she’) has been showing several symptoms, such as loose controller jack and memory card slot, but none of those are truly major, because I could still get her to read them. However, her AV cord jack is now completely fried. And yes, I’ve personally made sure that it’s the jack because I’ve used a spare AV cord from my PS3 set (by the way, my PS3 is connected to the TV via a HDMI cable) and still, nothing comes on.
I asked a store on the other day when I went to get my PSP’s analog changed (AGAIN) if my PS2 can still be fixed; they all shook their heads. They said that if she’s a ‘slim’ model, then she could be somewhat savable. But unfortunately, she’s not. As a result, I finally unplugged her from the TV and put her in the box after being stationed in my shelf for so long.
My PS2 is roughly 8 years old. I got her back when I was in grade 8, which is like 8 or 9 years ago. The first game I played on her was Final Fantasy X (which I could not finish until several years later).
The PS2 games’ era has been one of the best era in my opinion. Several of my most favorite games ever, such as Star Ocean: Till the End of Time and Ar Tonelico, are in this era. PS1’s era had great games like Breath of Fire IV and Final Fantasy 7 to 9, but they are not as ‘WOW’ to me as the PS2 era. So far, the only games I’ve played on the PS3 are Final Fantasy XIII, Cross Edge, and Star Ocean 4. All of those are definitely not ‘bad’ games, but none of them are as ‘WOW’ as the PS2 games.
For this reason, I have a plan to save up money for a new PS2. From my survey, first hand PS2 now costs only about 4,000 Baht (30 Baht = 1 US Dollar), which is not all that expensive any more. Plus, I’ll be getting my first paycheck after next month is over, so I should be able to get enough money for it by then.