Sony announces the PlayStation Classic


#215

Yeah, if this had more JRPG classics on it, I would have bought it immediately. Lunar SSSC is one of my favorite games of all time, (not a super popular JRPG) but if it would have been on here, I would have bought this.

Suikoden II, Xenogears, FF8, FF9, FF Tactics, Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story, SaGa Frontier, Legend of Dragoon, Breath of Fire 3,4

Lots of awesome JRPGs for PS1. Can’t believe they only got FF7 on the PS Classic, FF Tactics would have been a big add as well.


#216

Most, if not all of those games are available for the Vita which is awesome. Got the Vita last year to replace a PSP that had been behaving strangely and bought a bunch of Vita games for it but find myself mostly playing PSOne titles. Not that it doesn’t have great games available for it but it’s the perfect PSOne machine.

I adored Lunar SSSC, what a fantastic JRPG; no filler - just the right length, perfect pacing, good story, loveable characters. There’s a version that came out for the PSP but that may have been a remake. Not sure how faithful it was to that PSOne version.


#217

Given how many of those games’ IP rights are tied up by the notoriously stingy Square Enix, I don’t know why people are still surprised that they didn’t license anything other than FF7 (a game that’s available on fifty other platforms and that has a big-budget remake in development) for the doomed-to-fail Sony retro box.

We’re talking about the same company that’s so stingy that in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the only content related to their included character is a single stage with two songs ripped straight from their original game, without even including other Final Fantasy characters as spirits, while even the similarly-notoriously-stingy Konami let Nintendo go wild with the new Castlevania characters, stage, and music, the returning Metal Gear Solid content and new music, loads of spirits for both franchises, and even assist trophies for those and for unrelated Konami properties (“Yep, it’s him.”).


#218

It is a remake, and a redub, and I think a re-translation.
Not the same game.


#219

These guys are down to 30$ now in Canada (23$ us)

I don’t think I’ve seen any gaming tech drop that quickly before.


#220

Looks like you missed out on the PSTV fire sales. :)

Although 2 or 3 months to clearance prices is brutal.


#221

Yikes, this is Amazon phone territory.


#222

It’s 50% off on Amazon, meanwhile the SNES classic is marked up to $105.


#223

And that tells you all you need to know about which one* has the better library.

*the retro console, not system as a whole. Though I would personally argue that the SNES library has aged better


#224

Where can you get them for $30? Amazon.ca has them for $76. For 23 I would pick one up just for an afternoon of fun trying to hack it.


#225

Playstation 1 has an excellent library, a stellar library. A lot of them were not first party though and their selected list is just bad.


#226

Costco.

You might be out of luck now, but you can also pick one up at Shoppers & Pharmaprix for ~40 with their good points promos. Doesn’t look like they have one this weekend. Thursday will be a seniors bonus day.

I did - they went from 130 to nowhere for us.


#227

I agree fully. There were many wonderful games on that platform. And certainly their selection was, largely, poor on this system.

But I maintain that the SNES library was superior, and has aged better. There are exceptions certainly, but early 3D, especially 3D platformers and action games are clunky, ugly, and do not hold up very well.

Symphony of the Night, FF VII (overrated as I feel it is), Suikoden, heck pretty much their entire JRPG category are all still fabulous games. I even, recently, replayed some of them like Xenogears. But others like Spyro, Gex, Tomb Raider, pretty much anything that didn’t use the dual shock just aged terribly in comparison.


#228

Yeah, early 3D didn’t hold up as well as the sprite stuff.

Yeah if they cleaned up the RPGs they would have done well with this but they just didn’t go that route.


#229

As @Gigglemoo pointed out in the bargain thread, this is now $40 at Walmart.


#230

I would buy it for $12.99.


#231

I’m a massive retro guy and I will not buy one at any price. It’s near useless.


#232

I picked one up solely for tinkering. Hopefully Sony understands why this thing failed and doesn’t make the same mistake again.


#233

That’s why I picked one up too. The controllers are useful. They work on PC.

The hacking scene for it isn’t quite ready yet. We can change games & add retroarch with low end usb things. Right now they also get corrupted easily.

I don’t think I’ll be playing many games with it, but I do want to check out whatever this Intelligent Qube is. I’m also looking forward to unloading Persona 1 at the next con-thing in town. That’s probably the most expensive game in my retro collection.


#234

First impression - Reviews were right. Would’ve been disappointed if I had paid full price.