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#1 OFFLINE   b1ueskycomp1ex

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:09 AM

I felt this needed to be started, honestly. Here are my contributions:

Spyro The Dragon - Originally not too many older players took this game too seriously, but it's one of the best platformers for the playstation.
suikoden - Suikoden and Suikoden II are both amazing games. They have interesting plots And a battle system that will be familiar to you if you've played Final Fantasy. There are over 100 characters to collect, massive strategic battles between castles, and tons of side-quests. This is definitely an RPG you shouldn't miss.
Final Fantasy 9 - Final fantasy 7 and 8 both were good in their own right, but final fantasy 9 really brought the series back to it's roots. It has an interesting storyline, developed characters, great graphics, and wonderful music. This is one of the best RPGs on the playstation.
Tekken 3 - One of the best fighting games on the playstation. This game has tons of special moves, great graphics, and even a side-scrolling beat-em-up mode.
Grandia - Originally a sega saturn game. This game is great on the playstation, and has gameplay similar to the Lunar Series. The battle system is very good.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:15 AM

I always liked colin mcrea rally 1 and 2 (and 3 but thats for PS2)

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:46 AM

Final Fantasy 9 - Final fantasy 7 and 8 both were good in their own right, but final fantasy 9 really brought the series back to it's roots. It has an interesting storyline, developed characters, great graphics, and wonderful music. This is one of the best RPGs on the playstation.


Don't mean to disagree but Final Fantasy 7 is definitely the best Final Fantasy game for the PSone :)
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:58 AM

Colin McRae was somewhat of a racing revelation to me at the time, much like Gran Tourismo. Which is probably the game I spent most of my PSX time with (screw you, FF7!). V-Rally was cool, too, but played quite differently, way faster and nearly unforgiving in the higher "levels".
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I also enjoyed Nightmare Creatures, nice and creepy 3rd person hack'n'slay.
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was #1 in our local youth centre for ages, great multiplayer fun and it took ages to find all those gaps and stuff.

Something I recently discovered is Einhänder, a horizontally scrolling shooter by Square Ltd. It features polygon graphics, a cool soundtrack and somewhat fresh gameplay.
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One largely unknown gem is Tomba! (there is also Tomba! 2; The games are called Tombi! in EU AFAIK) a sidescrolling platformer which offers different paths to take in a completely 3D surrounding. So much fun and stuff to explore in that game, I prefer it over Mario any day. *waits for the thunderclap*
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:38 AM

Ooooh, there are so many great PS1 games... but I will choose a couple that people might have missed, and really really must play :)

Suikoden - The best RPG on any system, anywhere. Yes even better than Suikoden 2, all the Final Fantasies, Grandia, Chrono trigger/Cross and the Breath of Fire games... :P
It will break your heart, make you feel better than any game has ever made you feel, has a killer soundtrack, and adorable sprites. You will never forget this one... This game also features some of the most badass bad guys ever. Keep an eye out for Yuber... ;)
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Suikoden 2 - Yes I know I said number 1 was better, but this game is still a masterpiece, and still better than any other RPG ever released. Again, this game has the baddest badasses ever in a videogame. Luca Blight is my all time hero :P

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Rollcage - Think Wipeout, think wheels, think driving upside down, think better weapons, think everything better. One of the best two player racers. Rollcage 2 was not so good...

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

Tenchu Stealth Assassins.
To date the only Ninja game that feels like it might be based on you know.. ninja.
It's a stealth game. Set in Feudal japan, sneak past all the guards without being seen and kill your target.
It was really well done, has great atmosphere and amazing music. Unfortunately the dev team only made the one, the rest are all attempts at remaking the original and don't cut it.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:50 PM

Some random selections from my collection, in no particular order.

Parasite Eve 2
Galarians
Ghost In The Shell
Sheep Dog & Wolf (aka Sheep Raiders)
Tactics Ogre
Alundra
Persona
Harmful Park
Omega Boost
Gunners Heaven
Heart Of Darkness
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:02 PM

My all-time favourite game on PS1 :
CastleVania Symphony of the Night
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:22 PM

Let's see...

Mega Man 8 - Platformer - If you know the Mega Man drill by now, you'll probably love this one. It's a well-polished platformer with the usual Rock/Paper/Scissors boss-weapon-stealing setup, and some neat animated scenes here and there. Two mysterious alien robots fall from space, one good, one evil. Dr. Wily steals the remains of the evil one after it crashes to Earth in order to use it for his latest scheme, whilst Mega Man rescues the other, who survived the fall. It turns out that Dr. Wily wanted to extract Evil Energy (a substance that can possess a person's mind and multiply the bad thoughts in it until they go mad, unless it is quickly neutralised by someone who fights for justice) from the evil robot. This game is infamous for having terrible English dubbing, which actually has quite a bit of charm because those responsible were clearly trying quite hard, and some of it is not as bad as its reputation suggests (the Japanese version, Rockman 8 - Metal Heroes, is better in that regard).

Klonoa - Door to Phantomile - Platformer - A "2.5D" platformer, starring a long-eared flying cat (Klonoa) and his ring-spirit friend (Huepow), where the main cast are sprites, but the landscapes are polygonal. It has absolutely ingenious design, a fantastic story and beautifully-realised world woven into the game in such a way that they don't interfere with the game itself at all, and more maturity than the myriad of guts-and-gore-fests out there (I won't spoil any of it here - just play it). It also features some fantastically-realised fictional languages and dialects - Klonoa's speech isn't just random chattering, it's a proper language with its own grammar and syntax! Don't miss it.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

My recommendations would be:

Silent hill - probably the best survival horror of all time
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Hogs of war - Great humour, great game play
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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - Probably my all time favourite ps1 game.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:11 PM

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No love for Rayman 2? One of the best 3d platformers ever!

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:39 PM

Personal top ten:

1. Resident Evil Director's Cut
2. Castlevania - Symphony of the Night
3. Alundra
4. Final Fantasy VII
5. Colin McRae Rally
6. Silent Hill
7. Resident Evil 2
8. Dino Crisis 2
9. Dino Crisis
10. Resident Evil 3

Notable mentions: Bushido Blade, Gran Turismo, WipEout 1/2097/3, V-Rally, Ridge Racer (NTSC version), Street Fighter Alpha 2&3, Tekken 3

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:57 PM

Blaster Master: Blasting Again Sweet 3D remake of the original NES title. It mostly captures the best features of the original, adapted quite well to the 3D environment. A bit short (compared to the original) but quite good otherwise. For those of you who didn't have the pleasure of playing the NES one, it a "platforming" and "run and gun" game. You drive a tank and fight your way thru the mazes. At certain points you get off the tank and play with Jason going into areas the tank cannot go into (ie. small doors, small bridges) . The PS1 version incorporates the 3D aspect (there's some degree of auto aiming to shoot up/downwards) and side jumps (with jason and the tank) to dodge. As you progress you acquire powerups for your tank, from extra sub-weapons to a submarine mode. No wall-climbing this time though, but there's a pretty cool completely new powerup instead.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:59 PM

*accidentally clicks "reply" instead of edit*

Opps, sorry for double post. :P

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:15 PM

Posted ImageSilent bomber shooter game with a twist.Huge bosses that taunt you hard but brilliant.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:28 PM

Ahh Soul Reaver, what a blast from the past.

Another one of my favourites is MediEvil
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Damn, all this reminiscence just makes me suffer harder for the lack of a decent portable saturn emu ):

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:53 PM

I just finished Lunar and that's the only game I can say that I've ever finished on the PS1

I never owned one before...
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:32 PM

Chrono Trigger
Abe's Odyssey / Exoddus
Metal Gear Solid.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:10 PM

My favorite RPG from that gen, probably ever...

Star Ocean: The Second Story

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