I'm starting a PS1 collection. I only have those games in the pic for now. I'll try to get the more popular ones like Resident Evil and Silent Hill eventually. There are also the Working Design games that I'd like to get.
Are there any hidden gems that I should look out for?
Hold out for another 3-5 years and you'll see prices on PS1 games start to go up. I've also thought about selling my small but good collection to cucks like the OP but I'm gonna wait for maximum profit.
Yeah, I still have my PS2 (with hacks for PS2 HDD loading) so I'm okay holding onto them fort a bit longer. I sold my Lunar 2 : etennal blue Complete box for like 70$ 3 years ago though.
Rpg: gran stream saga
Star ocean second story
BREATH of fire 3-4
Tales of destiny 1-2
Parasite eve 1-2 (survival horror/rpg)
King's field 1-2
Koudelka (survival horror/rpg)
Arc the lad collection
Wild arms 1-2
Legend of legaia
Saga frontier 1-2
Alone in the dark 2 and new nightmare
Nightmare creatures 1-2
Spyro 1-3 if you like collectathons
Crash bandicoot 1-3 because fun
Megaman Legends 1-2
Misadventures of TB
Twisted Metal 1-4
The rest of what has been posted pretty much covers it.
Personally, I think that Xenogears and FFIX were missteps on your part. But I'm not much for RPGs at this point in my life. If you like that stuff, then more power to you. I just don't personally think that those two games are worth the $$$ they fetch these days.
If you want some good shit for PSX, then get Tekken 2&3, pretty much any racing games, Twisted Metal 1&2, Tony Hawk games, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb raider 1 &2 (the rest kinda suck), Tenchu, Soul Reaver, Shadowman, But Your very next purchase should be one of the 3 Crash Bandicoot games though.
The best thing to do with the PSX is to start off by getting all the majorly popular games (while they're still cheap-ish) and then explore the universe of random cheapies on your own. Just get things that have interesting names or box art. You can't really go wrong. And don't listen to all the claims of "shovelware" and all that. Sure, it's THERE. But a lot of those games are actually still fun. And worth the $3 they'll cost you.
And don't overlook things like wrestling games. WWF Warzone may be a simple grappler/brawler, but it's actually really fun to play around in. And getting the crowd behind you for a powerup is a pretty neat mechanic.
Three weeb shit RPGs, two of which that you bought solely based on /vr/s recommendation
The worst 2D Castlevania ever released on console, with zero difficulty and three hours of gameplay
A great Resident Evil game
Pick up Tenchu, MGS, Oddworld, Megaman X4, Silent Hill, RE1, RE2, Tomba, I Would Really Prefer If You'd Be Quiet II, THPS2, Medievil, Alone in the Dark and then kill yourself.
Believe it or don't, there are actually people who both like collecting AND playing the games.
For me, if I download and burn a game and really really like it, I'll probably plan on dropping real world money on a real world copy. I like having things and I like supporting small local game shops that carry this kind of stuff.
Anyway, I recommend:
Awesome and unique light gun experience
Wicked cool shmup by Square right after they were riding their FF7 high
Ghost in the Shell-
a neat little action title with strikingly impressive animation on the cutscenes, especially for the time, and features the official English voice cast from the movie (many of which are the same to this day)
Thunder Force V-
Sorry. I love shmups. This one's regarded to be lesser than Thunder Force IV, but it's still solid.
Again, shmup. Great installment in the series.
The original that started it all was a PS1 exclusive.
Mega Man Legends 1 and 2-
Imagine if there was a Mega Man themed 3D Zelda styled game. Well, there were 2.
Misadventures of Tron Bonne-
A spin off of Mega Man Lerends. Really cool game with a variety of play styles.
Many, many more.
Here's my modest PS1 collection
great halloween fighter, a lot of mind game, zoning and footsies
Bomberman Party Edition
Aside from the really bad load times this is a great entry to the serie
Street Fighter Collection
Two classics, in their arcade version with upgraded graphics.
Abe's Odyssey and Abe's Exoddus
Two cheap games, with some of the best atmosphere in any platformer
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Plenty of characters, probably the best retro Mortal Kombat.
Legendary game, ported on the original Playstation.
The PC version is better, but this one is great for parties.
Best version of the game, right after the PC version.
Star Wars Episode 1: Power Battles
A fun beat-em-up with Star Wars characters, one of the best co-op game on the Playstation.
Heart of Darkness
Another Another World on Playstation
Since everyone has the internet, and the internet knows everything, there's no such thing as hidden gems anymore.
There was a time when you could find amazing shit thrown in the discount bin.
Mega Man 2
Thunder Force V
All stuff I found in discount bins before internet was more common than cable television. Those were the days when knowing your shit about games was an art.
I'm "that guy."
I vividly remember finding good stuff in discount bins before EVERYONE had internet. Back when those who did had to wait a good 90 seconds for the beeps and boops to stop before they could surf at a blistering 28.8 kbps... IF you got a good connection. Think about the timeframe on that. Like late 90s-early 00s. AT LEAST 15 years ago, and I can recall things back then pretty clearly, so I had to be at least 10ish, right?
So am I 15? Do the math buddy.
More like 15 plus another 16.
I'm old enough that I should be ashamed to be on 4chan at all.
But I guess you're right. All games from PS1 that got a greatest hits label (only one of which did on my list) are common knowledge and hardly count. It was super easy to whip out your smart phone and Google "list of greatest hits PS1 [which, by the way, would have been called PSX at that time] games" in a matter of seconds back 1999.
Clearly I have no clue what I'm talking about, and context is irrelevant.
You were like 2 when the playstation came out.
I know it was a greatest hits because the copy I had was greatest hits. That was when it was new.
Idk why you feel ashamed to post here. Maybe stick to reddit I guess.
Yes it's greatest hits but that's hardly relevant. Not every greatest hits title was a gazillion seller like the Final Fantasy titles. And at that not everything greatest hits was a massively popular juggernaut. Despite its greatest hits reprint, SotN didn't gain the cult status it enjoys today til AFTER its heyday. And again, that's only ONE of the games I listed. So, good job cherry picking there. At least you're sticking to your guns.
Besides, you seem to be taking the flow of knowledge and info in a pre-internet world for granted. I'm beginning to think you're either the underage kid you're accusing others of being, or a blatant troll.
>15 + 16 = 21
I'm saying the guy I'm quoting somehow concluded that 15 + 16 = 21, and that's sad.
Believe it or don't, back in the day, before the obscure PS2/media player hybrid machine CALLED the PSX came out, and before the PSOne (the mini PlayStation) came out, the three-letter call sign for the original was widely accepted as PSX. Look that shit up, fam.
OP, I'm going to suggest Kartia: World of Fate and Saiyuki: Journey West. Both are srpgs and not that hard to find for $20ish.
This game is amazing.
Lots of in-demand retro stuff can be artificially inflated in price if it's still new tho. That is outrageous, I won't deny, but last time I checked the price it was $140ish used. That's what I was joking off of.
It's a fucking suggestion, faggot. How else is he supposed to play Translated roms dumb fuck? Or imports?
I even buy imports and store translated ISOs into their respective boxes, while selling the original Japanese disc.
What's the matter
Is learning japanese too hard for you
Because of semantics, this is technically wrong.
I get what you're saying, but heads up that some people here are autistic enough to call you an idiot for that.
I got a twenty minute shit in progress, bro. Let's do this. How was class today?
This whole thing is getting woefully off-topic.
Hey man. What game you got in that screenshot?
I'd also suggest Mega Man X4 and Mega Man 8.
X4 is marginally better on Saturn. Only nitpicky differences and quicker loading on the Saturn end.
MM8 has some extra features on the Saturn, but the PS1 port is still solid and very playable with no noteworthy flaws.
holy shit guys.
Haha yeah, it's VP, sorry for the shitposting, anons. I love the battle system. Takes a little getting used to. Gotta find a flow with the characters you like. I'm a big Jun fan. Some of the story related to the party members you pick up feels a little rushed and disjointed. Overall, excellent game and I finally got the A ending this time around. Don't recommend paying the current price for the game, though, I got mine years ago for around $40. Definitely one to emulate or grab the psp version.
Wish I could answer that, but I've never tried emulating it since I own a copy. I will say that the game itself has quite a few audio errors/noise during the cutscenes. I usually never notice shit like that, but it's pretty prevalent throughout the game.
Welcome to the club! PlayStation is fun to collect for. Here's a slightly outdated pic of my collection.
Oh, is this PS1 collecting general? I won't open a new thread to ask this then: are Tail Concerto (PAL) and Castlevania Chronicles worth owning? For TC I've read it resembles Megaman Legends, and that's enough to make me want it, but is it a good game? If it's good I'm even willing to play it in French even though I've only started with that language.
Same with Castlevania: I know it's a classic style Castlevania but is it good? Neither of them were exactly cheap for a second hand store but I've spent a lot more in PS1 games.
I'll post my (meager) collection when I can I guess.
Ignore the others too lazy to crop it out but here is my collection of ps1 games so far, still growing
top and 4th shelves.
posting the least mentioned ps1 game of all time.
one of my favourites, try it OP,
if you like zelda : LTTP you will probably enjoy this!
Absolute God tier:
>Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee & Abe's Exoddus
>Megaman X4 (X5 and X6 ok but not god tier)
>Threads of Fate
Good but not for everyone tier:
>Riven (even though the colors are pretty shit compared to the PC and saturn ports)
>Megaman X4 (X5 and X6 ok but not god tier)
I thought X5 & 6 were unforgivably sub par for Mega Man games. Way worse production quality, lower levels of polish, and I hated the little mini upgrades they made you juggle that infected the series right through X8.
But such is the curse of a Mega Man fan.
Critics say "they're all the same game" while fans have very heated opinions about which is better than the other. I feel like the truth lies somewhere in between, but no one would ever admit it.
Chronicles is a port of an old Castlevania 1 remake for the.... Sharp X6800... I think. Had added content and features for the PS1 version, but at its core it's a port of an even older game.
Was totally worth it at the budget price it was released at, but if it's appreciated in value since, I'd say just be aware of what you're in for before you spend the money.
>no Heart of Darkness
It's like you guys never even had a ps1
I don't do that for a profit. I just don't find any value in the original JP discs, and I like being able to at least store my translated versions in a box that represents the game itself. I could repro but imports are pretty damn cheap so its fine.
as someone who recently sold his retro vidya collection I can tell you that the prices currently are out of control. you are like 7-8years to late to start collecting games at reasonable prices.
from my own personal experience I can tell you that you will NEVER ever play all those games that you are going to buy. you will spend most of your time checking ebay for certain games in certain conditions/prices, this and not gaming will take most of your time.
its a horrible hobby, Iam glad I sold everything. just imaging that I had 10000~€ euro in old shit just lying around, collecting dust, makes me mad again.
stop before its to late.
there is no hidden place that no one knows of.
the cheapest place by far is still ebay.
sure you can buy stuff directly on boards but people usually expect retarded prices there.
prices for retro games nowadays are indeed higher than they used to be, thats a fact.
dunno how long this shit is going to last I dont know.
Is the PS1 version of Discworld 2 PAL a good buy for
I love the Discworld novels and adventure games, but is it a sub par port or something? I'm asking because I know could easily emulate it, but if it's a good catch I'll get it. I also haven't played the first one.
>the cheapest place by far is still ebay
My local shop sold me SOTN for PSX for 5$ a month ago, CIB. They also sold my FFVII NIB for 10$.
But I've sort of been doing the same on the suide as I expand my Ps2 collection.
I've only got FF8 and Resi 3 right now (I sort of went off tangent and became infatuated with the dreamcast)
I've emulated a fuck ton of Ps games over the years and I think I pretty much want to try for:
Brave fencer musashi
Metal Gear solid
Symphony of the Night
Resi and Resi 2
Spider: The Game
Tail of the Sun
Tales of Destiny 2 (Eternia)
Threads of Fate
And yes I've played Silent hill, crash and spyro. Didnt really like any of em.
Not that anon, but I believe he's implying you can still find these games for low prices if you actually hunt for them offline. My local mom and pop store makes 99% of their profit selling new titles and skylanders shit. The owner prices his retro stuff 20% below the ebay average for the title in the last six months. I also still find plenty of amazing deals at the local flea market during the summer. It's doable is all I'm saying, but I don't fault you at all for quiting the game.
You gotta play this one. It's a 2.5D platformer where you move in a 2D plane in a 3D world, and you can interact with things in the background and foreground. One of the core gameplay elements is grabbing and throwing enemies, and you can also use them to double-jump.
It has great controls with a perfect jump-ark, good level-design, a superb soundtrack, and a solid, intriguing story filled with unexpected twists.
Mike Matei made a pretty good review of it, even though he does keep pronouncing "Phantomile" wrong and the first thing he talks about in the video doesn't make any sense. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6-_XxHDCi0
That Wii version is awful, by the way.
I played this one briefly when I was on a big download-n-burn kick. (I modded my PS1.)
I felt like it was almost offensively easy, but I could still recognize the positive points of the game. I'll admit I was on some super harsh critic shit at the time and had my head far up my own ass. I'd actually be interested in trying it again.
>99% of their profit selling new titles and skylanders shit.
How does anyone make a profit on this kind of stuff? New games and the like are almost always priced to near cost. The stores are letting them go for only dollars and pennies more than what they paid to get them in stock. Most game stores (chain and independent alike) make the bulk of their profit off of used goods.
Not arguing the point that good deals can be found in mom n pop shops if you're willing to look. They can. This is fact. And unfortunately for them, the best deals come from places that don't know exactly what they have on hand... like that pawn shop a buddy of mine snagged up some Neo Geo titles on a buy two get one deal. (lol.)
I'm Disagreeing that skylanders and new titles are what's keeping them afloat.
There's a reason places like GameStop try to pressure you with their subscriptions and preorders, and at the more aggressive locations, talk you in to the preowned version of that new game you were about to get, and it's because it's infinitely more profitable than just selling brand new titles.
How far through the game did you play? It gets difficult in a few places, especially near the end, and the story definitely goes places. Also, if you're looking for a real challenge, try collecting all the dream stones in each level after you've beaten the game.