Hmmmm, really? I feel exactly the other way around. PS2 games have aged really well in my opinion, in fact, they're not even that old. I would never put up my PS2, there are still MANY great games for it that i haven't played (like God Hand, Viewtiful Joe 2, many JRPGs, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XII, the Persona series, Jak 3, Sly Cooper, SOCOM 2, Killzone, Twisted Metal, and the list goes on and on).
I'm sure the console has a lot of great games that people will still continue playing. The games I have, already have a better sequel or there is something like it on later gen consoles.
The main thing for me, is controls. The games I have have noticeable issues that are not present in newer games of the same genre and control scheme. I guess I'm spoiled in that respect, which makes playing older games somewhat of a chore for me. I can't stand clunky controls.
Make sure the disc drive head is in a good position - if the ribbon cable leading to it is folded for an extended time it can harden in that position (or "remember" that position next time it folds) and may start to scratch discs next time you use it.
EDIT: Not sure if there's any game I liked that I couldn't see myself playing again at some point.
Didn't think about that, I'll read up more about it. Thanks!
I have a similar experience as you had with your dad. When I was younger, my bestfriend would come over every weekend for about 10 years and we would just play PS2 all weekend, and had a great time doing so. But unfortunately we kind of just lost contact with one another and I just recently learned he has moved to another state. Kind of hard to replay the PS2 now and not have that sense of deja vu.
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that.
There were a few times my father was outside of the country for over a year at a time, and for me those times were dreadful. It just wasn't the same playing without him.
Tomb Raider 1+2. Got the 1+2+3 pack recently on GOG and well... should not have started the first. Ugly early 3D graphics plus the clunky controls made me quit in 10 minutes. At least there is the Anniversary remake.
On the other hand games like Doom/Hexen/Heretic have aged well. Always lose a couple of hours when I start Doom hehe.
I only played a older tomb raider game at a local game store when I was a kid. I did play the anniversary edition though, and I thought it was good. Got it from steam months ago for like less than 2 USD.