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Quick Look: PlayStation Classic

Nov. 27th 2018

Jeff and Brad take a look at the PlayStation Classic and check out the 20 games that DEFINE the console!

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A_Tiefling • 

This thing seems like such an utter piece of shit.

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Oddworld Inhabitants is actually still in business and currently working on Oddworld: Soulstorm.

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SeriuzBiznus • 

Is it just me or is the audio exceptionally "tinny"? The boot noise in particular sounds like it's suffering from some kind of compression/distortion.

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Using PAL versions is bizarre and shit. Those versions of some of those games were much worse.

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Vicious17 • 

This seems like something with no love put in it. Like, you'd get this purely for nostalgia's sake, and that's it.

It's kinda hard not just reccomending people get a Raspberry Pi setup going. Especially since this apparently runs on PCSX.

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@deerokus said:

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Using PAL versions is bizarre and shit. Those versions of some of those games were much worse.

Yeah, I just found out that like half the games on this thing are the PAL versions... wtf? Makes absolutely no sense...

"The games based on the PAL releases are Battle Arena Toshinden, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Grand Theft Auto, Jumping Flash, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Resident Evil: Director’s Cut, Tekken 3, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six."

edit: The more I think about it, the more baffled I am about this decision. They went out of their way to literally put the worst versions of the games on this piece of shit... I have no nostalgia for these games running worst than the versions I grew up with in the US.

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@elite49:

But that's kind of the thing though, it isn't. As barebones as the NES/SNES were, they at least had some things thrown in like filters and the like.

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Do the PAL games run at 50Hz or are they somehow tricked into running NTSC?

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So glad that Meryl's codec frequency is on the back of the box. That was my number one concern about this thing.

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Idk.. I kinda want it on a shelf.

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They should make a new Jumping Flash for PSVR

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@kdr_11k said:

KDR_11k

Do the PAL games run at 50Hz or are they somehow tricked into running NTSC?

They run at 50hz, have fun...

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@vicious17 said:

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@elite49:

But that's kind of the thing though, it isn't. As barebones as the NES/SNES were, they at least had some things thrown in like filters and the like.

I'm not even talking about the features it's missing or the list of games. I love the SNES, and I thought the idea of the SNES Classic was stupid. Jeff's opinions on these (unless changed and I haven't watched this yet) mirror my own. Sure, computer emulators work much better (I use one to replay ALTTP every year while still owning my original cart) but they should've released these games on current platforms instead.

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@lkennedyl: now I want to play G Police. why. why did you do dis to me

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There are about 4 games in this that I have an interest in, but I still bought it because the idea of a small Ps1 is pretty cool. The thing I love though, is that the controllers are USB

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What's with the washed out video problems you guys keep having?

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Edited By niko_of_death • 

Why would you use ePSXe instead of PCSX-R (obviously they wouldnt be using mednafen)

Also P2 EP would've made a lot more sense to include.

Also the "enhanced" emulator is PGXP, and mednafen's PSX is original, and highly accurate.

EDIT: Is this going to be the start of Metal Gerstmann Solid?

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pontoon_yacht • 

Even though I know these things are just cheap cash grabs that play off nostalgia, I think I still want one. I only played a handful of games on PlayStation (Looking at the games on the thing, I've only really played Metal Gear Solid and Grand Theft Auto), so going back to explore more of that console's catalog on this thing would be fun.

People seem to be really negative about this thing, and I think a lot of it comes from expectations of what they thought would be on it. I don't know much about the original PlayStation and have no real expectations, so I expect I'll have fun with it.

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Soul Edge/Soul Calibur really delivered on the promise of Toshinden.

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AKTANE • 

I was playing Tekken 3 in the arcades recently, not sure if the Ps1 version was inherently slow but I do NOT think it was THAT much slower.

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deerokus • 

@aktane: it's the PAL version that's slow. Lots of people here in the UK imported back in the day to have it at the proper speed. Why they put the shit PAL version on this is beyond me.

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Oh man, they would only have the edited version of the RE intro on this.

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These guys are bad at Puzzle Fighter.

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My favorite game on PlayStation is ultimate mortal kombat 3 too bad that isn't on here

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@mattyftm said:

MattyFTM Moderator •

So glad that Meryl's codec frequency is on the back of the box. That was my number one concern about this thing.

Yeah, that's a really nice detail for them to have included. It's a shame so much of this seems half-assed. It could have been a brilliant nostagia piece instead of what feels like a quick cash grab.

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Edited By ghost_cat  Online • 

Gosh, Jumping Flash fucking rules! Gives me Katamari vibes of being weird and jolly. Both this and the sequel also had a great soundtrack.

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I always think of Mr Driller as a Dreamcast game. Glad it's getting some more attention though, a tarted up version with online leaderboards and stuff could do pretty well today I think

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Wow, Jeff couldnt remember a thing about intelligent cube. Those green blocks are essential, you clear them then use triangle to clear all the blocks around it. That is how the game is played, use the green blocks to clear multiple normal blocks at the same time.

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polymorph

Wow, Jeff couldnt remember a thing about intelligent cube. Those green blocks are essential, you clear them then use triangle to clear all the blocks around it. That is how the game is played, use the green blocks to clear multiple normal blocks at the same time.

Jeff is red/green colorblind

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@smikey:

Ha ha, thats a good point there, didnt think of that. :)

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It's a shame Jeff didn't bring an original PS1 and controllers for comparison, seems like it would've been good video material to actually have controllers and size and material and that stuff ready when Jeff actually has that stuff.

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Jeff skipping the R4: RR Type 4 opening is such a crime.

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Edited By someoneproud • 

3D PS1 games really have aged badly huh. Loved my PS1 at the time, not enough to buy this though, then again I haven't bought any of the other "classic" systems either.

I'll stick with running emulators on my pc.

Edit: Watch your god damn mouths about FF7 :) it has had other translations, I think the original's mostly fine though tbh.

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Edited By Max_Cherry • 

They shit talked FF7 a lot in this video. When you shit talk my favorite game you done goofed. Final Fantasy 7 forever.

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Yeah...maybe if I had owned the original Playstation myself back in the day and played any of these games on the system besides just Tekken 3, I could have some nostalgia for this. Now the only thing that got me excited was the PS logo screen and I don't think I want to pay 130€ for that.

That Tekken 3 soundtrack is still great though.

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I'm wondering how much of the code that is just stolen from Emulators, not that we haven't seen these big companies steal in the past.

I assume the whole thing is running on android or linux with a modified emulator ontop.

Personally i have no interest in these ₜᵢₙᵧ old consoles, i'd rather play the Remastered Spyro than the Classic Spyro and i feel like that for all of those old games.
Also i can run these on a custom raspberry pi for a fraction of the price and still use the pi for other things.

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That nobody is 100% happy with the games list on this device really speaks to the wealth of games that are available on PlayStation. They could have made a ton of variations: One that was just fighting games, one that was just racing games, one that was just RPGs, one that was just Konami games...

Granted, Rainbow Six is a very oddball choice. You can kinda see why the other games are there, from a historical perspective and it's easy to summarize that Grand Theft Auto and Persona are there because those a franchises that are big now... but Rainbow Six? I guess it's there because FPS games are so hot now, but it's not even the best FPS on the system.

Anyway, speaking of what Ubisoft was known for, I thought of them as the small upstart company that made Zombi back then, based on an article in a local games magazine, so I thought it was weird that thy started making "kiddy games" like Rayman (That was how I felt about it back then)

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Edited By RoyalGhost • 

Ugh just those few minutes of FFVII got me wanting to play it again. That music

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Fuck yeah, they fixed the double click to fullscreen. Hope they give us an option to disable auto play next.