Does anyone else feel PS1 games aged badly in comparison to previous generations?

Does anyone else feel PS1 games aged badly in comparison to previous generations?

They technology was there to make god tier 2D games but instead we got really bad/mediocre 3D games. I understand it’s what people wanted at the time, but if you look back at say the SNES all the games still play great by today’s standards and for the most part still look beautiful. The PS1 on the other hand, most games play like dog shit and look equally as bad since the technology was still not quite there for full 3D. At least not on PlayStation.

Other than Spyro, I can’t think of a single full 3D PlayStation game that still holds up and are fun to just move around in today. Nintendo really nailed it on the N64 however.

21 thoughts on “Does anyone else feel PS1 games aged badly in comparison to previous generations?”

  1. Game play wise, mostly yes. but the low poly visuals it provides is the becoming a growing retro craze, because pixels has been spammed to death anyways.

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  2. if a game’s only redeeming quality is cutting edge graphics, it will look outdated a month after release
    if a game is actually good, it will always be fun to play
    games like ff7, virtua fighter, dead or alive, tomb raider and oot had pushing as many polygons as possible as their main concern, so they already felt dated when the 6th generation came out
    on the other hand, games like thps2, tekken 3, ctr, sotn and smash 64 were intrinsecally good, and are still enjoyed decades later even beyond the usual nostalgia glasses

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  3. I get what you’re saying. They wanted to pull off a new generation of gaming prior to hardware accelerated graphics. Results were often times ugly if they tried to put too much detail on the screen.

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  4. the only reason this sold was so spics could blast their obnoxious taco music through their crumbling favelas
    it was the original no games machine

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      • PS1 sold more but N64 had far better games. PS1 has no 99/100 game and movement in 3D is shite in all PS1 games. They were so impressed with Nintendo/Mario 64 that they added analogs to the PS1 controller a year after Mario 64’s release.

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