Hey anon, what are some good PS1 games no one ever talks about?
it's like shining force and ff tactics
pretty fun too, it's a very comfy game to play
I feel obligated to post because I'm an oldschool PS fan.
Pic related. It's much better than the Trigger fanboys make it out to be. Good story with interesting characters, beautiful music and the battles are cool too.
This thread deserves more posts. Heres another game thats good.
Im playing it right now
Its mediocre as fuck and the worst part
You have no way of knowing what the gems required for the evolutions are, you have to do trial and error.
There are 6 types of gems and the evolutions require an specific combination of 3 then 4 and then 5 gems
Evolutions are literally the point of the game and its literally impossible to figure them out
This sounds like a terrible idea but bear with me..
>Take a Deadpool-like personality and shove it into a small yellow sentient tank
>Put him to sleep for 100 years
>Go on one-tank war against a world spanning robot army
>also your missions come from a satellite with breasts
Those ''polygonal'' games for the PS1 are also tough to look at, very primitive and ugly. I wouldn't mind that much if the PS1 didn't have those horrible loading times. Now it really starts to bother me.
One of the best Zelda type games ever. The puzzles are out of dis world.
Other good games no one ever talks about:
Raystorm - great shmup by Taito, with a killer soundtrack and fun, creative bosses
Vandal Hearts - faster-paced than FF Tactics, with a greater emphasis on creative levels and environmental situations than Tactics' slow grind through the AI. Lots of fun and highly recommended.
I'm on the fence about Legend of Mana. The game doesn't seem to click with me.
Can anyone tell me if there's a certain way to "play" right? The game feels very loosely connected, with little incentive to raise animals or use your two partners (magician kids). I love the music and world, but it's hard to get into the game itself.
Should I get Resident Evil on the PS1? Which version should I get?
I've played quite a few hours of the REmake and loved it. Should I just hunt the REmake down again?
I feel like this is a bit of an exaggeration. To be sure a lot of 32bit games are hideous. But even games like Vandal Hearts have a charm to them.
I don't really go after the really ugly 3D games; luckily, most of the best PS1 games weren't so up-front about their 3D (eg MGS keeping things largely on a 2D plane and top-down perspective).
Some games like Einhander look excellent in that chunky PS1 style.
never owned this but played the hell out of it with friends
A whole series no one talks about
Evolved is not FM
Suikoden motherfucking 2
One of the greatest games of all time, graphics still look great today.
The best version of the original RE is the Resident Evil: Director's Cut (not Dualshock). There's a type that says "supports Dual Shock!", but that one should be avoided for its generally lackluster soundtrack.
I really love RE1, but it might not be for everyone. The original is not as scary as the REmake, but as a game it's still quite fun. I dunno; watch videos of the cutscenes and ask yourself if you want to laugh your ass off to some truly bad line readings.
I played the shit out of this game when I was younger. I sucked balls at it but it was so fun to play.
Re-playing it now, I wonder how I fucked up so badly, it's really easy once you know what to do.
One of my favorite ps1 games...Back when everything from square was golden
Holy shit, there are people who don't know Vib Ribbon?
VS could not have looked better on the PS2. The PS1's polygon limits lent the game just the perfect amount of grit, and it helped lend a dark mood to the game that was necessary for the atmosphere. It's also reflected in the character's animations.
If you want an actual answer of how it'd look, then look at FFXII. It WOULD be that. The PS1 graphics work for the game much better IMO.
>no omega boost
come on nigga
its jap only and i wouldnt say its a masterpiece because it only has 4 levels and can be beaten in 15 minutes nice cutscenes and shit to unlock if your autistic enough though
Rogue trip. Super fun game that I rented so many times I could have just bought it. I only ever saw it the video store though. It was like a mix of twisted metal and crazy taxi with an awsome soundtrack. I could be wrong but I think some of the twisted metal guys helped make it
I agree on every account. But I still love the hell out of the game, and all 45 minutes of it are incredible. I can't tell you how many times I've replayed it, and it's never gotten old.
Omega Boost is fucking incredible too of course, but I figured everyone in here knows it already.
Pretty good list, needs pic related and wip3out in racing
Really enjoyed this ne.
Vib Ribbon is super mainstream, but it rules.
Love this game, but I prefer the Saturn version.
Raystorm and Vandal Hearts kick total ass.
I just looked up footage, and what the FUCK is this?
Cant believe no one has said this epic game yet.
>games no one ever talks about
>one of the most overrated games of all time
One of my favorite games of all time.
Ever played its spiritual successor? Also a masterpiece.
If you know Japanese than the good base of obscure game is:
Murder-solving game with Twin Peaks atmosphere in mostly open world with NPC with schedules and realistic passage of time. And on PS1 in 1998. Basically Deadly Premonition a decade earlier.
>Twilight/Moonlight Syndrome + Yuuyami Doori Tankentai
Slow, realistic, mystery solving adventures. Suda51 worked on the Sydromes. The kanji/kana font in Yuuyami Doori Tankentai is somewhat hard to read.
>Mikagura Shoujo Tanteidan + Zoku Mikagura Shoujo Tanteidan
Ace Attorney but with 3 girl detectives in the Taishou era. All that in the style of 90's anime. There's a PC port bundled with an eroge sequel by Elf, but you know, it's post-Kakyuusei 2 Elf, better avoid it.
>Moon: Remix RPG Adventure
This one is actually pretty famous. Look it up.
A simple well-made top-down action game. Japanese-only, so it's unknown.
And like million more, so look around the net.
Tales of Eternia (Destiny II in the US) doesn't get brought up as much as the later games, but I find it to be an extremely fun game, and surprisingly fluid as well. Shame it's so expensive.
Most 2D games still look and handle great.
Crash and Spyro are some of the best looking 3d PS1 games that still hold up quite well graphically. They're easy enough to go back to.
MAH NIGRO! Loved that shit.
This shit right here. No idea if anyone knows it but it's such a fun game and better than any other fightan gaem I know.
And it actually requires skill :^)
No, faggot. PSX is a Japan-only video recorder with PS2 integrated.
Just because you and your buttfuck-buddies called a PS1 PSX, doesn't mean it's right.
Why are you acting like a fag
It seems you really want people to insult you
best journy of any game
The psx video recorder was not known before 2000
Dont tell us how it was back in the day.
The first ps1 was called psx.
I'm completely immune to that shit, so I couldn't tell you. I'm sure any 60fps mustard baby would say "badly".
I grabbed all three on the sale the other week though and have had a blast like they just came out.
SNES with Phanatsia, actually. It first started being localized with Destiny on the PS1, then they ignored Phantasia PS1, and then they brought Eternia west under the name of Destiny II. And with them barely marketing the games and shortprinting them, I would have been surprised if they just dropped the series from localization completely had Nintendo not offered to handle the marketing of Symphonia for them, and shown them the potential for a western audience. Shame it took them until Xillia to really understand that marketing is effective.
>The first ps1 was called psx.
The "first PS1" was just fucking called Playstation. Fucking underage fags. I've never seen someone say or write "PSX" before 2000 or even later.
No mention of Silhouette Mirage in this thread? I'm disappointed in you.
Brave Fencer Musashi
Colony Wars: Vengeance
Future Cop L.A.P.D.
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Legend of Legaia
Legend of Mana
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Road Rash 3D
Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012
SaGa Frontier 2
Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus
Thunder Force V: Perfect System
Zanac X Zanac
Eternia, Symphonia, and Vesperia are all great entries in the series, especially starting off (Abyss is also a good game, but is far too much a love it or hate it entry or me to recommend playing it early in your experiences with the series). You should play some more of them.
And Eternia has the distinction of being the most fluid of the 2D entries they saw fit to bring west, and still holds up quite well, even if the combat is a bit unrefined. Actually handles rather similarly to Symphonia, albeit on a 2D plane (no shifting of targets can change how you line up with an enemy).
PSX is only because of copyright problems. You HAVE to call it PSX in ARTICLES and shit because of the copyright bullshit.
Every normal person just wrote and said PS/Playstation because you don't have to worry about copyright when talking to other persons.
Way to prove you were born after 1998, though.
wip3out and its soundtrack was GOAT:
All I -really- care about is plot and character likability. JRPGs tend(ed) to put me off because of the crazy fashion and shit, so I kind of backed out of the genre a while ago (like, FF11 a while ago). Now it seems like the entire genre is to the industry what sequels are to a series.
If I can ever get ahold of them I'll try them out though. I thin k I've got an acquaintance I could borrow Abyss from.
no one mentions this ever!
i picked it up at a thrift shop for 1,50$
one of the better puzzle quick pick-up and play games on the system
Do you have a reading disability?
>You HAVE to call it PSX in ARTICLES and shit because of the copyright bullshit.
Of course it has the most results, idiot. But no one called it PSX outside of official shit like articles.
but dude heart of darkness is on there!
MAH FUCKING NIGGA!
AND DON'T FORGET THE SEQUEL!
I bought my dad this game for his birthday when I was maybe 5 years old.
I don't think he ever played it.
The tales series encompasses everything that is bad about JRPGs. Generic and super anime, predictable, bad music, bad writing, and I can't recommend them unless you really fucking love shounen anime (which admittedly many people do.)
not exactly obscure but /v/ never talks about it
probably because there's isn't much to talk about and the series' been dead for a long time
my fav turn-based jrpg ever and you should definitely give it a try of you like the genre
Move aside people, best Worms clone coming through.
Never played the sequel, how was it?
As the guy who posted that, don't take an entirely negative stance on the genre now. Have you ever played Vagrant Story? Now that's a goddamn masterpiece. Koudelka and Parasite Eve are really cool as survival horror JRPGs. Nocturne is a fantastic game with a great story, combat system, and soundtrack.
There's plenty of good JRPGs, they're just hidden under the vastly more popular mediocre and juvenile ones.
it's like pokemon except it has literally infinite monsters via the magic gene splicing system, and a more mature storyline
Eternia you might have to emulate. The PSP port never made it to the US (Europe got it though), there's no PSN version even in Japan, and the original PS1 US print was shortprinted and as such it's pretty expensive ($90-120 where I live).
Abyss is a good game, but the way the characters start out can really turn players off of the game before it even gets very far. The characters are rather dysfunctional and early on bicker a lot, nitpick each others flaws, and generally don't exactly like being stuck with each other. Later on though they do admit to having their own issues and at least try to work them out, with various degrees of success (since some problems are more easily mended than others). If you can tolerate that and stick with it, you should find yourself enjoying a good, yet flawed game.
As for "crazy fashion," Phantasia, Symphonia, Abyss, and Vesperia all have Fujishima as the character designer, and he tends to do rather normal, feasible looking outfits (for a JRPG, anyway) for the casts in his games. Some of the other games like Destiny, Eternia, and Graces use Inomata, and while I'm not a huge fan of her later designs, her earlier ones in stuff like Eternia can be pretty decent (only character I thought looks really weird in Eternia was Reid, but since the game itself acknowledges his sense of fashion is dumb and doesn't treat it like something normal for that world, I grew to tolerate it pretty easily).
Not him, but let me say this. If you liked Symphonia, you'd probably at least like Vesperia as well (and possibly the rest). Tales isn't known for having all that good of writing (though a few games do it better than the rest), but rather fun gameplay, the characters, and the interactions between them.
Don't mind me just being one of the most underrated ps1 games of all time
This fucking awesome game right here.
Anyone played it or any of its sequels?
>hunting down and killing children to sacrifice to satan
The only series with 5+ games I can think of that gets better with every single entry.
I've played VS and PE. Both 11/10. Never heard of Koudelka. Nocturne; I was like a button push from buying it on PSN, but then I checked out an LP, and I just wasn't too crazy about the character design and what I saw of the map layouts. I know it's widely regarded as one of the GOATs though, so I'll definitely play it one day.
It's a strategy game with high fantasy and a JRPG art stlye. It's pretty challenging. You can set favorite units and name them, level up and take over other nations castles. I really did not pay attention to story but there was so much of it. It was everything I was looking for at the time.
But I played on hard mode and never got gud. Been in my backlog for like a year and a half.
Destiny PS1 can be a bit hard to get into for people coming from more fluid entries, just due to how later games handle in comparison. Not calling the game bad or anything, but with Absolute Zero having pretty much adopted the Destiny DC translation effort from Cless (though apparently he can still pitch in if he wants; it just won't exactly be on his "take ten years to translate Phantasia PS1" style of timetable) since Kingcom worked out a nice PCSX2 debugger, he might want to wait for a fan translation of the Director's Cut of the remake in a few years.
forgot the game
I take it you might be European?
The PAL version of the game is missing the game's primary mechanic and half of the game's content.
In that case I also might suggest a bit of a more obscure one; are you familiar with SaGa Frontier? It's extremely deep, but if you have the patience to have to actually learn a game, you'll love it.
Anyone know how this game is? The cover and name have always intrigued me.
This one too while I'm at it.
I saw a Dragoon thread last night. Not sure about Eve.
Ain't happening on this toaster.
>The characters are rather dysfunctional and early on ...
Is that that 'tsundere' trope thing I hear about?
I could probably borrow that one.
>are you familiar with SaGa Frontier?
Only through it's reputation.
Heard of, never played.
>I take it you might be European?
can you be more specific? i want to google the missing content you're talking about
i've read about that in a magazine a long time ago but didn't think it was such a big deal
No You want a Tsundere character in Tales, you'll have to look at some of the females. Or Hubert in Graces, who's an odd male example, since while he does care for the rest of the party, he spends a lot of time acting like he hates most of them, especially his brother.
Abyss' characters just don't get along well at the beginning. It's basically them being forced to work together, but without actually wanting to be with each other early on and generally doing their best to aggravate the rest of the party in various ways. Only Ion and Guy make an effort to try to get along with everyone. The cast does improve, but it takes a harsh dose of reality biting them in the ass (in so far as that not being an effective way to handle your team) for them to start on the path to improving.
Not only is that the wrong console, but the first (xbox-exclusive) game was far better. The first game also had better music including a track by Chu Ishikawa (Tetsuo the Iron Man.)
It took out the restart mechanic entirely. The European version expects you to clear the game in one go, and as a result, you miss out on all of the new dungeon and story content that's unlocked as a result of restarting the game.
Oh, and if you have a PSP with CFW, you do have access to emulating PS1 games. My own toaster sucks for games of any sort myself, but the PSP makes for a nice portable emulation device in addition to the library the system itself has.
>Watching my dad play this as a children.
I always thought he was so brave killing those zombies, now as an adult I realize he was fucking terrified. He can't even play Fallout new vegas with out getting spooked. He owns a few guns and sleep with one under his pillow, He says its for his protection but I secretly believe hes afraid of the dark.
Speaking of that, is there any prepatched PSX2PSP eboot of Suikoden II with that bug fix patch? For some reason my computer and most patchers/converters (at least as far as making eboots go) are fairly incompatible, so I've been stuck trying to find prepatched stuff.
Anyone know any good comfy PS1 games?
Threads of Fate for example is perfect.
A fucking amazing mech game. ZOE before ZOE with some rail shooting segments -- 60 FPS, proper dual analog, GREAT fights, and great music. You absolutely need to play it if you have any interest in videogames whatsoever.
>comfy PS1 games
Spyro 1-3, but especially the first in my experience. Some RPGs can also be pretty comfy (heard that brought up in regards to stuff like Legend of Mana and BFM in the past).
Old Disney games were good.
That prepatched? Not saying I doubt you, but I'm not seeing anything that says it is on that page or related ones. Granted, I suppose playing it unpatched is always an option, but I've heard people say that the patch actually helps a good deal with avoiding bugs the official release had.
Don't even know what happened to the Dev team after this. Game was pretty enjoyable.
/v/ I am disappoint >:[
Its really, good, I played some of it but My older brother has beaten it twice. Once when we were kinds and another time like a month ago when I started emulating games.
Good story, great characters, and criminally underrated waifus. Its a tactics game, you could do every battle different depending on your equipment and what weres you bring to the table. Its has the perfect amount of seriousness with a light hearted tone, hold up well today I would say.
The problem with EP is that the pages that speak about the game are barren as shit. As for the patch, I'll be honest, I didn't even know it had problems. Usually big releases from japan aren't bugged to the point of being unplayable, but so far I haven't run into any problems.
oh yes there was kurushi final mental blocks.
As far as I know, it's not unplayable without the patch, but has stupid bugs that you can wind up experiencing, to the point a patch that resolves or at least makes the bugs a non issue was created by some fans.
It's a word people are gonna use a lot on a place based in anime, like 4chan. Even if the board you're on isn't about anime, you should've heard it enough by now to understand it's meaning or at least have looked it up.
Dragon Quarter is really damn good, it's my favorite as well.
PE2 is more action-oriented. The gameplay is solid, but unsurprisingly the plot can't live up to the standard set by the original. The different weapons and powers lend themselves to different playstyles, and the difficulty modes change the game dramatically, so there is a lot of content.
I think it's one of the best games on the system overall.
Best shmup on the system
Einhander is pretty close though
Probably the best looking 2D game on the Playstation
This game is so fucking rad. PSX had the coolest light-gun ever.
Only thing that sucks is that it isn't compatible with modern TVs. Still, such a cool gun.
>Not posting the best light-gun game.
This one's for all my niggas that would steal the demo discs from the magazines at the local A&P.
I'm 23 and miss the hell out of those years.
Bro-op the shit out of this game.
And the best 3D
I'm surprised more people haven't given this game a chance.
>randomly-generated dungeons and random item drops
>90+ hours of game play
>can forge and customize Chocobo's equipment
>Chocobo can cast all sorts of spells, like Fire, Drain, Bio, Meteor, etc.
>cool Final Fantasy summon animations (albeit with cutesy designs)
>lots of post-game content, including the ability to raid dungeons as any of Chocobo's companions
The first time you play it, the cartoonish designs will probably put you off, but it's just as comfy as something like Kirby or Yoshi's Island. Granted, the game is hard as balls at some points, especially because of all the random content.
Die Hard Trilogy
I'm a sucker for sequels to arcade classics. Sure, this looks like a pretty low-budget game, but it's a pretty solid shooter / platformer hybrid. You move around levels in a small ship, and you have to clear waves of giant insects from each section of the level. There are often objectives on the side as well, such as saving villagers from being harmed, or protecting their houses or mining resources. There's a bit of platforming involved since you sometimes have to make careful jumps over pits to transition from one area of the level to the next.
Solid SRPGs,only Langrisser IV has been translated.
That's the only SRW game i played,but i think its just a sequel to a previous game in the series.
Sequel to Alpha, then Alpha 2 succeds it followed by 3
fucking remake when
>TFW I lost this game (tod2) as a kid cleaning my room
>copies on Amazon are $200 and up
I played the hell outta chocobo racing, never got into the dungeon series sadly.i really wanted to
holy shit i forgot i owned these
Anyway, pic related
My goddamn nigga, I use to play this with my bro alot on coop when were young. I always picked Cap n' Hands and he always picked Fwank.
Adventure Of Little Ralph
fast paced 2D side scroller built around score and time attack. fucking amazing but japan only.
I feel you. Some guy from DC did the art, and it's incredible. Pic related is all I could find.
Cap 'n Hands & Fwank GOAT team
Try searching for "Greg Staples Loaded Interplay" or similar search terms. Known for his work on Judge Dredd and 2000 AD
For an early 3D fighter like Tekken and Virtua Fighter with the awkward stiff movements and super moon jumps (and in the case where this only game gave the punches, kicks and guard moves only one button respectively for each relying more on doing inputs to do combos), this was pretty solid and I'd argue it was even better than either of those until Tekken 3 came out with 2 coming close. Even had a neat sort of anti-ringout system which I think the Soul Calibur games really need to put in.
Ah shit nigga, that game was my childhood. I remember getting almost to the end of the game when I was like 6 in one session because we didn't have a memory card and having to start all over.
Looking back, it's funny how Cap seemed to take hits much better than Fwank despite their descriptions saying Fwank had good armor and Cap had moderately good armor. Maybe it was a mistake on their part.
Yes, it's fine. It's the easiest one to set up and get going straight away.
/vg/ autists recommend the other one just because it's open source, but you'll spend all weekend configuring it.
Alundra is amazing, highly recommended on this list. If you liked Link to the Past kind of gameplay you'll love it.
Klonoa is amazing too if you don't mind the furry fanbase.
Fuck that game, I played the Blue route and got really pissed midway through it.