I have a "first generation" PS2 andI am not complaining.
Gradius V is a really hard game, fair but hard, unless you are prepared to play through it hundreds of time to get to the end i really warn you that your controller may hit the floor hard after the first five minutes
Yeah, it looks sweet.
As for Gradius V...I'm in Amsterdam tonight (no. not for that ) , maybe I've got luck there, otherwise I think I'm going for online ordering...
Oh yeah. and I need one of those new ps2's too then, of course