A quick question about PS2 classics on PSN.

#1 Posted by Masha2932 (1242 posts) -

For those of you who have bought a PS2 classic game on PSN, have you noticed any differences? Does the game still control as it did on the PS2? Does the PS3 help in any way to smooth out the graphics or is it just the vanilla PS2 game?

I want to get Need for speed:most wanted but I already own it on my PS2. Is the cost of the PS2 classics ($15.95 AU AND $10 in the US) worth it to avoid having to dig out my PS2 console?

Thanks.

#2 Posted by DarkShaper (1346 posts) -

Have you purchased any PS1 classics? They work the same way, they don't look any better but the emulation has not had any problems from what I can tell. Although for what it's worth the only PS2 classics I own are games I never played on the PS2 or in one case only played a few hours of.

#3 Edited by Twinsun (487 posts) -

I bought God Hand on there and there doesn't seem to be any clear difference.

#4 Posted by Masha2932 (1242 posts) -

@DarkShaper: I haven't purchased any PS1 classics. If I choose to buy NFS:MW it will be my first 'classics' purchase. Also what are your thoughts on the value proposition?

#5 Posted by DarkShaper (1346 posts) -

@Masha2932 said:

@DarkShaper: I haven't purchased any PS1 classics. If I choose to buy NFS:MW it will be my first 'classics' purchase. Also what are your thoughts on the value proposition?

I feel like the pricing on PSN for the "classics" are fine since I only buy games that I don't have a copy of on another platform and I like not needing to switch discs, plus a lot of the PS1 classics I have are kind expensive on disc these days. That being said, I don't think I would buy a game I already had since they don't look any better. So if your PS2 and old copy of the game are easy to hook up and in good condition I would pass on the PS3 version.

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