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themcnoisy

@Pink_Floyd @Tasuki Played both of these too!

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Parappa the Rapper - kick punch block its all in the mind! Haha good times.

Suikoden - Played through 3, the game you recruit 80 or 90 characters. Awesome game, that was very long from what I can remember. In fact it may have been one of the longest games I have ever completed.

Vandal Hearts (short but great SRPG) - Superb game, it was an introduction to me what a srpg could be, as mentioned above I moved onto Disgaea 2 and ploughed maybe 200 hours into that. Completely burnt on SRPGs these days and only ever reached chapter 5 on D5. I'm considering buying this again as its way simpler. I'm checking ebay now!

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (there's a distinct Konami flavor on this list)

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Klonoa (great, fun 2.5D platformer)- it's too expensive.

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themcnoisy

@Ralizah sorry mate I replied earlier but the comment didn't update, maybe the copying and pasting your original comment messed up the edit (the dots).

Klonoa - is too expensive unfortunately, I think Kyle's mentioned I can grab it on Vita so will look into that.
Symphony filters really looking old these days.
Soul reaver? I've played that game, is that legacy of Cain?
Breath of fire - replayed one on Vita recently were you start as a trapped dragon before being adopted by some thieves , bof has never been a standout jrpg for me. A bit too generic.
Colony wars / Legend of legia - they both sound interesting so will look them up.

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Soul Reaver was a sequel in the same series, but I found Blood Omen more interesting. Had a grittier feel, isometric perspective that made it look like Diablo, and, for the time, its worldbuilding was really involved and it had a ton of spoken dialogue.

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Dryst

Some others to consider:

Brigandine - pretty stupid AI (like virtually all SRPGs) but you can self impose different challenges to make it more enjoyable. Plus you can play as any of six different countries for a change of pace. Unfortunately it is now fairly pricey.

Echo Night - slow paced mystery type game where you talk to ghosts on a spectral passenger liner. Has a rather jarring ending with gameplay that is at odds with the rest of the game. Not sure if this is very pricey - would surprise me if it is.

Vandal Hearts II - very visually impressive SRPG game with large battlefields and a unique spell system tied to the weapons and armor. You can also interact with the battlefield to build structures such as walls and bridges wherever you want. Marred by a rather poorly executed battle system. (Also has the most useful and well made strategy guide for any game I have seen.) Not sure what it is currently going for.

Nectaris - an absolute gem - turn based strategy game built on the structures of the old turbografx Military Madness game - it has the original game plus a new set of scenarios and contest winners from a contest held in Japan. You get a whopping 108 scenarios to play (actually more since you can play as the enemy in some of them - although those tend to be rqther boring). And once you have completed them you can go back and replay any individual one so you can try different strategies. And many of the scenarios play out as puzzles as well as strategy ones. One of the few strategy games where line tactics generally don't work - the AI tends to rip lines apart like they are made of swiss cheese. Doesn't go for much - probably the best bargain IMHO on the PS1 for value based on the amount of gameplay.

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themcnoisy

@Dryst cheers, I will look Nectarus up. That's exactly the recommendation I needed.

Since writing this thread and playing on the PS1 you miss looking at trophies and working towards them. I'm not a big trophy hunter yet I can't believe how much I miss them when you are on the ps1.

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themcnoisy

@Quintumply Decent, I've put down LMA manager and have been playing street fighter alpha which isn't as good as I recall and silent bomber. That's actually pretty good and reminds me of metal gear solid strangely due to the engine and graphics. I'm stuck on mission 5 we're you have to defend the carrier, it's annoying!

Ive put the crt in the bedroom so the ps1 is on my wide-screen TV downstairs and looks absolutely awful, worse than the wii! I've had some more games delivered but haven't even opened the packs yet. There was a job lot for £80 and I posted a bid and won the lot. Most of the games are packed and there's a castlevania game in there too which isn't symphony of the night. I'm gonna buy that for Vita if all else fails.

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themcnoisy

@Tasuki I can't believe how fuzzy and blurry it is. It's worse than you can imagine.

On the 4:3 TV, it looks OK, the colours and immediacy when playing are so good, but it's a touch more blurry than I remember. Lettering looks odd now I'm used to HD. The screen space is also off and makes you appreciate wide-screen gaming. But altogether its a pleasant experience.

On the 4k TV its horrible, the colours are washed out, a touch more lag more noticeable moving from old set up to new, reading text gives you a headache. The characters blown up look horrendous!

I suppose in a few years I may just build a proper retro set up like you. Or better still Sony to release a PS mini with HD output.

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Reanfan7

@Tasuki I have a 35" HD Tube that has progressive scan, HDMI, 2x AV, 2x Component, and S Video. I honestly have my PS3, Wii U, and PS1 hooked to it and all games look great on it, new and old and the VC/PS Classics are in full-screen to boot which is awesome! Also nothing beats the booming base sound that you can only get when using a Tube TV!

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themcnoisy

@Reanfan7 on the TV I was using there's a huge green '0' in the top right of the screen all of the time, I don't have a remote and you have to tune it in on the front panel. bad times, I should buy / find a better one.

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andrew20

I just got a psone(with screen) so dose anyone have good recommendations

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Fandabidozi

Final Fantasy Tactics is my favourite game on PS1. It's like that perfect game that weirdly doesn't get much traction on the interwebs, e.g. Super Star Wars for SNES or Monster Max for GameBoy.
Street Fighter Alpha III is awesome.
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Are there any good PS1 games (i.e. that have aged fairly well) for a gamer that's only grown up with video games of the last generation? Basically games that are not too retro difficult, that have a decent saving system, that have decent controls etc. Are, for example, the Silent Hill, Tomb Raider, Tekken and Resident Evil games anything to look into?

(As a side note, I already own the FF games and GT2, and I've also played the first MGS, and I don't have any plans on buying the Crash and Spyro games.)

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OutspokenHuman

Grandia.

Has one of the best battle systems I've ever come across - it's all about the timing; if you get it right, you won't take any damage!

And the graphics don't look too bad in this day and age.

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