PS1 games that are still half decent today

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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by Sam_P » Fri May 15, 2015 1:05 pm

Some of the Tomb Raider's are still great to play, despite the controls being clunky as hell compared to now. Not sure if anyone remembers it, but Intelligent Cube is still good to play, too.

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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:54 pm

That would be Intelligent Qube to foreigners, or Kurushi (and the sequel Kurushi Final) to us Europeans.
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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by Megamixer » Fri May 15, 2015 3:48 pm

I can honestly say that old PS1-style 3D doesn't bother me at all. It might sound cliched but it's all in the gameplay as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by Negative Creep » Fri May 15, 2015 3:57 pm

Megamixer wrote:I can honestly say that old PS1-style 3D doesn't bother me at all. It might sound cliched but it's all in the gameplay as far as I'm concerned.
Main problem I find are the camera and controls before the twin stick arrangement became standard. So even things I used to previously like become hard to play now
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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by gunbladelad » Sat May 16, 2015 6:07 am

One of the worst "twin stick" games on the PS1 would've been Delta Force : Urban Warfare. Controls on that were so bad on Analogue that it was near-impossible to play - and you couldn't toggle the analogue off. To play without the analogue you had to plug in the older digital pad, and then the entire control scheme changed to something that was much more intuitive - but due to the lack of analogue, worse for FPS games.
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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by Megamixer » Sat May 16, 2015 12:24 pm

gunbladelad wrote:One of the worst "twin stick" games on the PS1 would've been Delta Force : Urban Warfare. Controls on that were so bad on Analogue that it was near-impossible to play - and you couldn't toggle the analogue off. To play without the analogue you had to plug in the older digital pad, and then the entire control scheme changed to something that was much more intuitive - but due to the lack of analogue, worse for FPS games.
I remember that game. Think the first level was enough to make me hate it due to the controls!
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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by davyK » Sat May 16, 2015 6:26 pm

The 2D games still look great and there are still 3D games that look good - though it all comes down to taste.

RType Delta looks great despite the decision to use polys for a fake 3D look. They look a bit on the rough side at times but the graphical design is solid and the old PS1 throws them around with gay abandon.

Kurushi and Kurishi Final look well because of the timeless design.

RIdge Racer 4 and Wipeout 3 SE still look nice.

Am a fan of the Q*Bert remake too - looks and sounds quite nice.

Some 2D games...

In The Hunt has a Metal Slug-esque look to it which is great.

One Piece Mansion is stylish looking puzzle game.

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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by van » Sat May 16, 2015 9:58 pm

Akuji
Atari compilation with tempest
Pitfall 3D
Tony hawks
Brave fencer
Spiderman
Area 51
Gunfighter
Elemental gearbolt
Raiden
Raystorm/crisis
Pandemonium
Dark forces
Loaded
Alien trilogy
Hexen
Missle command
N2o
Die hard trilogy
Castlevania

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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by davyK » Mon May 18, 2015 4:50 pm

Forgot about Power Diggerz - great little game. Great control scheme using every button on the pad while at the same time feeling natural.

Landmaker and Puchi Carat are excellent too. The PS1 version of Puchi Carat has lots of extra modes and so is far better than the Taito Legends version which is just a straight arcade port. The PS1 version also comes with a paddle controller.

Ps1 is also no slouch at 2D shooters and can at times match and improve upon the Saturn versions. I've read its versions of In The Hunt and Strikers 1945 2 are better. It's version of DoDonPachi is supposed to be smoother too though it does have some limitations around ship selection.

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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by sanddancer » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:25 pm

Heres a few i still like to play not sure if they have been mentioned:

SkullMonkeys (nice little platformer)
Assault (fun little run and gun game)
Espn Extreme Games (Road Rash style game on skateboards and bicyles)
Burning Road (Daytona Style Racer)
Overboard (Top down pirate ship game)

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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by silvergunner » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:41 am

Einhander is fantastic. Shame square decided to not do another or branch out in to more different genres. Probably down to sales I'm guessing.

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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by JohnnyBgood » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:22 am

Scars (Ubisoft) is still cool, as Alundra 2 too :)

But the PS1 game that I really prefered and is still ok is Crash Team Racing!

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Re: PS1 games that are still half decent today

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:52 am

shiftytigger wrote:To be fair a lot of Ps1 games still hold their own if played on the right thing. I use my PSP and still enjoy stuff like Tobal No 1 , Vagrant Story and the Crash / Spyro series.
Played on a big screen they can be a bit distractingly ugly and garish.
Same here. I still love playing Crash Team Racing.
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