PSX Game Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Rob Lutter, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    GameStop seems to be clearing out PSXs because I just picked one up (preowned)... w/ Final Fantasy VII for $30 [​IMG] Heck, FF is worth $15 alone, so I think I got a pretty good deal [​IMG]

    Anyways, barring Final Fantasy games (which, from playing other people's consoles... I already know are amazing) what are some other good PSX games to get? Region also does not matter to me as that will be fixed shortly after I receive it (there are way too many wacky Japanese PSX games for me not to) [​IMG]
     
  2. Scott_lb

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    When I owned a Playstation (one), I purchased a lot of games. None compared to one of my favorite games of all time:

    "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night"

    It's hard to find, and typically goes for around $30 on eBay and at EBgames (used, of course).

    I regret selling it years ago.
     
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    I'd recommend these to keep you going ...

    Einhander
    Castlevania SOTN
    Tobal 1 & 2
    Poy Poy
    Super Puzzle Fighter2 Turbo
    Chrono Cross
    Vagrant Story
    Ape Escape
    Colony Wars
    Devil Dice
    Wipeout games
    Bust a Groove
    Rayman2
    Xenogears
    Driver
    Syphon Filter
    Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
    GPolice
    Gran Turismo
     
  4. Dean DeMass

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    Rob,

    If you are interested in a Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, I have a mint copy I am selling for $20 shipped.

    -Dean-
     
  5. Allen_Appel

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    If you like RPGs, Vagrant Story. The Italian Job is a fun game.
     
  6. Rob Lutter

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    Dean, YGM! [​IMG]
     
  7. Dean DeMass

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    You got mail back. [​IMG]
     
  8. JamieD

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    The Mega Man line of games (X4 onwards) are all great games if you're a Mega Man nut, like myself.

    Grandia and Lunar. Parappa the Rapper. Hm. Oh! The Deception games from Tecmo are also fun, in a strange, sadistic way.. [​IMG]
     
  9. PerryD

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    My favorite PS1 games are the Namco Guncon games: Time Crisis, and the Point Blank games. I still enjoy the platform games on the system alot too, namely the Crash and Spyro games and Ape Escape.

    It's also the best system in regards to emulated 80's arcade games, most not ported yet to the new systems like Midway Collection 2 (Moon Patrol, Burgertime, Spy Hunter, Joust 2, Blaster, and Splat) and Arcade Party Pack (Klax, Rampage, Smash TV, Super Sprint, 720, and Toobin). I have been meaning to pick the Konami Arcade Classics disc sometime (Time Pilot, Scramble, Super Cobra, Pooyan, Yie Ar Kung Fu, Gyruss...). There was also rumors of several Capcom collections, but I haven't seen them.
     
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    Alundra
    Arc the Lad Collection
    Star Ocean 2
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Saiyuki: the Journey West
    Silent Hill (Scared my pants off)
    Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo (This is also out on GBA, so check it out...)
    Gran Turismo 2 or 1 (both are GH, and you can prolly get it used for even cheaper.)
     
  12. BrianB

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    I have to second Alundra, one of my all time favorite games for the PSX. I'm going to pick up Final Fantasy Origins this month when its released, its a revamped version of FF1 and FF2. Here is a screen shot:

    [​IMG]

    Great way to either see how FF became to be or for some of us more seasoned gamers, revisit the fond memories of hours on hours of great RPG action. A must buy for any PSX gamer.
     
  14. Rob Lutter

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    I picked up a couple discs to start me off...
    GTA
    GTA2
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    The Italian Job
    Castlevania: SotN (thank to Mr. Demass!)

    I am also going to pick up some RPGs online (Wild Arms, Chrono Cross, the rest of the FFs).

    Keep the recs coming though [​IMG]
     
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    Agreement on Final Fantasy Chronicles, very much better ports than FF anthology. Agree again on a recommendation for Lunar. Adding a recommendation for Dragon Warrior VII (although it looks better on PS2).
     
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    Good choice on Final Fantasy Tacatics, it a fun game that the sequel (doesn't follow the story, much like the other Final Fantasy) is coming out soon on the GBA. [​IMG] Also, Brave Fencer Musashi is a good choice to get. It a rpg from Square, but it has humor and a Zelda like gameplay, but is very fun, but hard as well. I hate Steamwoods.
     
  17. Rob Lutter

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    I tried to pick up Final Fantasy Origins today... but no one had it. I'll be sure to get it tomorrow (I still have some TRU GCs to burn [​IMG] )

    Chronicles doesn't seem to be in-stock ANYWHERE [​IMG]
     
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    Don't buy any Megaman after X4 unless you want your image of the series to be severely tarnished.

    Some of my favorites:

    Thunder Force V: one of the few polygonal side scrolling shooters to retain the intensity and ferocity of the sprite based games. Blows away Einhander, and I'd take it over R type delta too.

    G Darius: innovative shooter with good graphics and a lot of replay value

    Metal Slug X: a great Metal Slug game considering the hardware.

    Suikoden 1 and 2, Klonoa: expensive, but worth every penny

    Silhuette Mirage: few games besides the Saturn version of said game match up to this awesome side scroller

    Front Mission 3: strategy done right

    Silent Bomber: cool action game, a bit of Metal gear solid, a bit of bomberman, a bit of contra, good luck tracking it down though.



    Many of the games already recommended are excellent too. There also might be some fun to be had with Tomba 1 and 2, they seemed pretty deep but I never felt like messing with them.
     
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    Definitely recommend parasite eve I and II. Brilliant Squaresoft horror creations.

    I'm having a blast atm on those, Pandamonium! and Vagrant Story.

    Also a MUST is the crash bandicoot series. Just plain old platformer fun!
     

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