Topic: Do You Prefer The Old Or New PlayStation In Terms Of Games?

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Remember back during the PS3 days when we would constantly be getting first-party titles on the system? Uncharted, The Last of Us, inFAMOUS, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, God of War, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Gran Turismo, Motorstorm, Sly Cooper, Starhawk, Twisted Metal, Puppeteer, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, ModNation Racers, Heavenly Sword and more. We kept getting so many sequels as well as new IPs during this time. On the other hand, during the PS4 era, we've gotten way less first-party titles but in return they've been higher quality games.

So which do you prefer, the old PlayStation or the new one?

I personally don't really have a clear-cut preference. I think the PS3 first-party titles were great because there was so much variety and so many games to play. But at the same time, the PS4 first-party games were much better overall. I do miss Sony experimenting with different ideas, so it's hard for me to take a firm stance on this topic.



@LtSarge It’s strange thinking about Uncharted as old Sony. Because I always thought of it as The start of new Sony.

When I think of old Sony I think of things like Ape Escape or Dark Cloud. Stuff that we haven’t seen since for pre-HDMI consoles Wipeout and Jak and Daxter there would be other examples.

It doesn’t really feel like a hard break though Japan studios stuff like puppeteer does feel very old Sony.

The only thing I can think of that hasn’t really changed it’s vibe since the PS1 is Gran Turismo. I have a feeling that the will still have the old Sony vibe when 7 launches.

As to which I prefer I think they’re putting out slightly more games I like now then they used to and they’re technically more proficient. But since I really love Dark Chronicles, Puppeteer and Gravity Rush. I have to go with old Sony for nostalgia sake.

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@LtSarge definitely the PS4 exclusives for me. I do appreciate the PS3 legacy though, I see it as an important phase of getting first (& second) party production to where it is now. The PS4 stuff though, just plays exactly into my wheelhouse (& that of many others I’d argue). Console war fans (& I’m not suggesting your’e one of those, the following example just serves to show how Sony has ‘dialled-in’ on what they deliver) will always cast the 3rd person walking simulator, one-and-done shade ad nauseam… but while I totally disagree with the walking sim part and partially disagree with the single playthrough part, the 3rd person epic action adventure is pretty much exactly what I want to be playing 95% of the time.

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Old PlayStation, without question. PS3 was the halcyon days for me and is easily my favourite Sony console.

Games weren't anywhere near as technically proficient or polished as they are now but games back then but for the most part they really hit the right notes of my gaming mentality on a much broader scale than what I've experienced since.

I don't think it's really an argument between which console has higher quality titles on a production level but that doesn't always equate to a highly memorable or enjoyable experience in my view.

I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers but on my own very personal level, PlayStation first-party titles have been on a downward trend for a while now with few high points. If I could pin it on something I'd say the suffocation of Japanese influence and creative shift into Western influence has gone hand-in-hand with my feeling.

So yeah, things are good now, but they were great then. Again, just my opinion.



@Ryall Oh sure, old PlayStation can definitely be seen as PS1-PS3. I just brought up PS3 as my primary example partly because it was my first PlayStation system but also because it delivered so many first-party titles compared to the previous PS consoles. I view new PlayStation as PS4 and onwards because that's when you notice the large change in direction of their first-party output. I do agree that Uncharted feels more like new PlayStation. However, as a whole, the PS3 era still felt like old PlayStation to me.

@colonelkilgore It's cool to see that you're so passionate about the PS4 first-party titles. Some of my favourite PlayStation games of all time are definitely PS4 titles such as God of War (2018) and Horizon Zero Dawn. I always want to see studios strive to deliver ambitious experiences, so naturally the PS4 games will appeal more to me. But that feeling of experiencing something new and different has sadly been lost in the process. For example, I'm playing the PS Move Ape Escape game on PS3 right now and this is the most refreshing PlayStation first-party title I've played in a very long time. It's just pure fun.

I'm hoping to have more fresh experiences like this when Sony releases the next PS VR. I was actually planning on buying the latest one last year during Black Friday but it just felt like too much of a hassle and the games weren't that appealing to me. I've definitely become a late adopter in recent times since technology is changing so fast now and I'd rather it gets as good as possible before I invest in it.

@Iver I can definitely see where you're coming from. While most of my favourite PlayStation games have been on PS4, the PS3 era was definitely the most memorable for me not just because it was my first PS system but because there were so many different and creative experiences that left a strong lasting impression. I think the issue when you try to make something on a higher production level is that you risk losing out on creativity and memorability as you focus on making everything "bigger" instead of varied and unique. Those games definitely appeal to a lot more people though, including me, but I would still love to see more of those older PlayStation experiences return in some format.



Hmm. A lot of the ‘good’ PS2 and PS3 games just kinda played like pants when I tried them. The PS1 big exclusives landed a lot better for me. I like the weird creativity of the past but there are so many games these days which are polished to the point of being enjoyable. It’s kinda artificial due to the production values inherently making the games playable but I do like the games around these days.

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I miss the PS2 and earlier days.... No updates, no DLCs and you got the complete game and any unlockables were earned not bought.



It's more the game industry that has changed and Sony moved with it. Yes, studios were able to put out games faster than before, but our standards have increased and games have become so much more complex. But that kind of goes for every publisher.

It took Nintendo two years to make Majora's Mask on the same engine as Ocarina of Time. But now some gamers have been waiting five years for Breath of the Wild 2 that uses the same engine as the first game.

It took 343 just as long to make Halo Infinite as it took Bungie to make Halo 2 and 3.

And the list goes on!



They're better now than they've ever been. When you see that PlayStation Studios pop up before a trailer you get excited because you know you're probably getting something good. You can't really buy that.




PS2 era was the BEST PlayStation era for me.
There are DDR games, other BEMANI games on PS2 with its peripheral to play, added with PS1 BC = The best combination.
Also, I like K-1 games, Bomberman games, cartoonish 3D platformer games on PS2.
I have two PS2 machines in different region with different games library signature (PS2 Slim Japan and PS2 Fat USA).
My PS2 Japanese games are mostly BEMANI games (DDR, Para Para Paradise, DrumMania, Beatmania IIDX, Pop'n Music, Keyboardmania) while my PS2 USA games are DDR + 3D Western cartoonish platformer games.
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I'm completely different gamer.
I only play kids games with very few Teen games.

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1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat

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definitely prefer the PS2 & early PS3 era. i miss when PlayStation wasn't ''americanized'' . oh , you said in games , ok -

Uncharted - Never played it , so can't speak on it . its an early PS3 game so its most likely good . I have 4 on PS4 for free but was never interested.

The Last of Us - late PS3 game & on the onset of playstation games becoming hollywood/interactive movies - meh

inFAMOUS - first 2 games are dope . infamous second son was the lead game in a new image/era of playstation , and the game was honestly boring . beat it the first time as evil & couldn't push myself enough to beat it again as good - meh .

Ratchet & Clank - The PS2 games are legendary , love ratchet 1 . Tools of Destruction was an early PS3 game and for the most part i enjoyed it , but it was the start of a different ratchet and just making the franchise too childish for me. i played the PS4 game and finished it but , my god.

Resistance - im sad that i missed out on this one. never played it.

God of War- PS2 games are legendary , and the PSP games are remarkable for a portable console . Ghost of Sparta is my all time favorite of the franchise , and thats a PSP game. Dad of - I mean , God of War 2018 absolutely isn't my cup of tea & is a late PS4 game deep into the new era of PlayStation.

Killzone - missed out on this one . though i heard shadow fall (ps4) is the worst one .

LittleBigPlanet - was never interested in this one .

Gran Turismo - was never interested.

Motorstorm - was never interested .

Sly Cooper - PS2 games are legendary , sly 3 being my all time favorite but Sly 2 being objectively the best . Hated thieves in time (late ps3 game) and know for certain that if a new sly game were to be made today by modern sony it would be awful . i rather no new sly than for them to make another one .

Starhawk - never heard of it.

Twisted Metal - PS1 , PS2 , & PS3 games are all good . though the ps3 game had its share of problems and is unfavorable for a lot of people , it still has that twisted metal charm that i tremendously fear will be ruined by the modern era , destruction all-stars is an omen .

Puppeteer - huh?

Heavy Rain - never played it .

Beyond: Two Souls - never played it.

ModNation Racers - never played it . wish i could have though.

Heavenly Sword - never played it.

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It's a mixed bag for me. New games can be amazing in both graphics and scope especially RPGS, but some of the old ones are still my favorite. I'm looking at you KOTOR and Champions of Norrath. If it's a sports game, the updated graphics are fantastic, but overall way to simulation detailed for me. I love franchise mode in these games and going through a season trading and drafting. What I don't need is the day to day training, advertising, pricing and so on. Also some of the controls now are way to much for me. I'm probably too old.



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