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The Old Playstation Games Thread

KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
edited April 2021 in Games and Technology
Here is a thread in which we talk about old playstation 1 games.

I recently discovered Warhawk. This gem by Single Trac has multiple endings.
https://youtu.be/tJHvY68Xg0I

There was a remake on the PS3, but it was online multiplayer only. They kinda missed the point.

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    LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    PS1 games specifically?

    There is a squaresoft action RPG called Threads of Fate (also know as dewprism in some regions) that is really good. It has two separate main characters, each with their own storyline (which covers the same stretch of time). The male main character can transform into monsters he's defeated recently, and the female character can use magic spells (which are not selected from a list, but are created by combining a 'color' and an 'effect' from the colors and effects you have unlocked). To get the 'true' endings for the games, you have to beat a character's story using a save file that has clear data from their partner's story (to get the super super true ending you have to beat the game once with a save that has clear data for both characters). It also has music that slaps:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHGC_XuSdUg

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Another game I discovered was Critical Depth. It is Twisted Metal, but with submarines. It is another Single Trac game.
    https://youtu.be/DJUmXs07VY4

    The intro and ending. Spoilers.
    https://youtu.be/AIcHfhiR5mk

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I have made the mistake of getting the playstation version of a game when there was a better Dreamcast version. Need to research better.

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    One thing I remember well about the PS1 was those random fighting games, and a friend and I would end up playing just about any of them.

    Which eventually led us to one of the great underrated games of the genre... or at least unrecognised by many. You either don't know of it, or you love it. I give you... Rival Schools.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb5rTtSrP3E

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    GMaster7GMaster7 Goggles Paesano Registered User regular
    As someone who didn't own a PS1 but played a lot of it at others' houses, I don't think any single piece of PS1 software will ever be as important to my nostalgia as the demo disc that had Metal Gear Solid, Spyro, Soul Reaver, Die Hard Trilogy... man, I miss demo discs.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Yeah. You used to get a demo disc along with a game.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I got this game, but there is actually a better Dreamcast version.
    https://youtu.be/Cur6JeaCEdU

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    I remember the original PlayStation fondly because it was both the big boom and last hurrah for light gun games. Time Crisis, Elemental Gearbolt, Project Horned Owl, Die Hard Trilogy, and the best light gun game ever, Point Blank. Yeah light gun games kept coming on later systems, but the PSX was a golden age for them, especially when the GunCon first came out. And when CRTs going away those older light gun games are getting harder to play.

    That makes me sad.

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    ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    I've been hunting down PS1 games for my collection. Recently picked up Crash Team Racing which is, in my estimation, severely underrated in the realm of kart racers.

    Also, Bushido Blade is one of the best fighting games of all time.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Crash Team Racing is really good. It is easy to pick up and play and makes you want to progress in it.

    I still need to get Bushido Blade.

    I have been focusing on playing Final Fantasy 9 right now.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    An obscure Twin Peaks-like that went on to inspire games like Deadly Premonition just got a fan translation, the ambitious, infamous Mizzurna Falls.

    https://www.romhacking.net/translations/6027/
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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    https://youtu.be/fYOeXytMwoM

    The UK demo discs were trippy. The US ones were just weird sometimes.

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    EspantaPajaroEspantaPajaro Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Unfortunately I don’t have my old nes/snes/genesis game ( dad threw them out by accident) but I do have my ps1 games my favorite obscure ps1 game : Micro maniacs . I think it was code masters first game or at the very least the first of theirs I played.

    https://youtu.be/KWj2mYNqH4Q

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    Damn, Bushido Blade was so good.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    Damn, Bushido Blade was so good.

    It looks like it is around $50 on eBay. Blarg.

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGdVyFbmr-w

    I remember playing a lot of Treasures of the Deep

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGdVyFbmr-w

    I remember playing a lot of Treasures of the Deep

    You can get that one for around $20 on eBay. PS1 games jump around in price nowadays.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Jazz wrote: »
    Damn, Bushido Blade was so good.

    It looks like it is around $50 on eBay. Blarg.

    I know it is not that rare. eBay inflation.

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Jazz wrote: »
    Damn, Bushido Blade was so good.

    It looks like it is around $50 on eBay. Blarg.

    I know it is not that rare. eBay inflation.

    Often the way. Even games that sold millions command(ed) high prices and people would be like "OMG that's so RARE!". Not necessarily.

    Thinking things like non-Greatest Hits copies of FF7 in the early '00s.

    Granted, Bushido Blade didn't sell quite as well as that...

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    As a dinosaur-obsessed child (as opposed to me, now, a dinosaur-obsessed adult) I couldn't get enough of the objectively uneven, obscenely difficult The Lost World for PS1.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbsXyDagdDw


    Heeellll yeah. Listen to that world. Gosh it did have great atmosphere. Unfortunately it sold itself on "YOU CAN BE THE T.REX!!!" and, while yes, you can, I would say at least 50% of the T.rex levels have you walking on actual magma, so your health drains constantly even when you're not getting machine-gunned by literal armies of InGen mooks, and to top it off, the rex is a total bear to control.

    anyway dinosaurs

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I don't know. Bushido Blade seems to not have aged well.
    https://youtu.be/PB3Ardk-aI8

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Here is the Haunted PS1 Demo Disc. It is a free collection of games on the PC.
    https://youtu.be/eRwq6jY5_0Q

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Actually, there are Haunted PS1 Demo Discs for 2020 and 2021. The 2021 one just came out last month.
    https://hauntedps1.itch.io/

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    LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    You know what game was real good? Breath of Fire 4.

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    Shenl742Shenl742 Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    LD50 wrote: »
    You know what game was real good? Breath of Fire 4.

    I guess it's a pretty okay game...:cough:

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    EtiowsaEtiowsa Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    I don't know. Bushido Blade seems to not have aged well.
    https://youtu.be/PB3Ardk-aI8

    Huh, I've apparently never seen Bushido Blade before. I thought I had, but I seem to have confused it with something else.

    Anyway, Colony Wars! Those games were great. I barely played the first one, but I spent a ton of time with both the sequels. The second one even had a cool branching path story, which blew my mind at the time.

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    GroveGrove Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    LD50 wrote: »
    You know what game was real good? Breath of Fire 4.
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    *not pictured are my 7 physical copies including one still sealed*

    Yes...Yes it is.

    I love that game. One of my all time favs.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I got a sealed copy of Xenogears. I saw new ones being sold at retail price on Amazon and snatched one up. I guess there was a second print run or someone found some lost stock.

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    IlpalaIlpala Just this guy, y'know TexasRegistered User regular
    Give me a way to buy Brave Fencer Musashi again, goddammit.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Ilpala wrote: »
    Give me a way to buy Brave Fencer Musashi again, goddammit.

    Yeah. That one is like $180 on eBay. I managed to get it a long time ago when it was cheaper.

    I noticed a copy of Medievil that I have must have been polished in a polishing machine. The outer edge of the disc was rounded a little bit.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Ilpala wrote: »
    Give me a way to buy Brave Fencer Musashi again, goddammit.

    Yeah. That one is like $180 on eBay. I managed to get it a long time ago when it was cheaper.

    I noticed a copy of Medievil that I have must have been polished in a polishing machine. The outer edge of the disc was rounded a little bit.

    Fuck, really?

    .... I gotta go to the basement.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    I don't know. Bushido Blade seems to not have aged well.
    https://youtu.be/PB3Ardk-aI8

    This video is Ambien.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Omega Boost.

    https://youtu.be/yNaujk_nD80

    I still have the OST, which I got at the time by ripping it directly from the disc, on my current phone. It's made every transition with my music collection.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    That Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2020 is really good. I watched some more of that video I posted.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Ilpala wrote: »
    Give me a way to buy Brave Fencer Musashi again, goddammit.

    Yeah. That one is like $180 on eBay. I managed to get it a long time ago when it was cheaper.

    I noticed a copy of Medievil that I have must have been polished in a polishing machine. The outer edge of the disc was rounded a little bit.

    Fuck, really?

    .... I gotta go to the basement.

    Tomba 1 and 2 are also in the hundred dollar range.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Ilpala wrote: »
    Give me a way to buy Brave Fencer Musashi again, goddammit.

    Yeah. That one is like $180 on eBay. I managed to get it a long time ago when it was cheaper.

    I noticed a copy of Medievil that I have must have been polished in a polishing machine. The outer edge of the disc was rounded a little bit.

    Fuck, really?

    .... I gotta go to the basement.

    Tomba 1 and 2 are also in the hundred dollar range.

    Those I knew, they were always rare. But Brave Fencer didn't have any value until I guess the last couple years. I've been holding onto it because the going $20-30 was in the "I'd rather keep it" range, but for $180? That'll go.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I think a ran into disc rot with a few of my PS1 discs. I polished my Final Fantasy Tactics, but I was still getting bad sectors when trying to pull an image of it. I found a loose disc to replace it with on eBay.

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    411Randle411Randle Librarian Oook.Registered User regular
    I will always revere the original Wild Arms on PS1 as the game that really got me into JRPGs. Would play it again in an instant if the chance came up

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