Hell Yeah, and the PS1 still have better games compared to today gaming(the only great games that this and last generation offered me was Demon's Souls, Bloodborne and Dark Souls 1, I need to play Persona 5).
Not really, but the Metal Gear Solid demo got me back into gaming after a five year hiatus. "Whose footprints are these?" were revelatory words for me. That and the cinematic in-game opening opened my mind to the possibilities of the art form.
Grew up on the NES and arcades, with a bit of Atari 2600 and Apple II thrown in here and there. Graduated to the SNES and Genesis, and then abandoned the hobby.
NES: I was small child loved Mario and tecmo bowl etc....
snes : I was getting a little older loved Mario, star fox ,zelda etc......
ps1: I was in 5th grade going unto middle school prop around the time I took gaming very seriously when I started to really play a lot of different games other then just Nintendo stuff because grouwing up all I thought existed was Nintendo and playstation won me over as my first choice to get my console gaming fix
(got into PC games to around this time)
so yes for me it was
The first console I played was the NES but it was my little nieces so I didn't buy anything, just played her Mario, or Duck Hunt if I was drop dead bored then a friend turned me on to Tecmo Bowl which was awesome fun back then, we were working for a Volunteer Fire Dept. and out of state and brought that with us and played season after season with bad teams, Chicago was so easy to go undefeated with the running game, right, left, right, left, etc. But the SNES was much more fun, F-Zero made me buy one of those myself but that's all I had besides Super Tecmo Bowl, then I was paralyzed sometime later and got the NES and boy did I buy a lot of games, and then had an even 100 with the PS2, (but PC for online FPS) and countless with the PS3 so yes the PS1 was the console that REALLY got me into gaming.
Thinking back, I was quite amazed by the PS1, but later didn't really care about it too much. I was only able to play games at a neighbour's house. I remember playing some Final Fantasy games as well as some Rayman games, but I wasn't able to finish most of them.
Some years ago I tried to play some PS1 games again since I got a used one for myself, but the plays aged really bad. Most of the ones I remember playing back then just feel so slow and boring to me now. And other games which were recommended to me feel as slow and chunky as well.
So yeah... It never left too much of an impact to me, that's why it was pretty hard to go back to a PS system again.
I still remember the day like yesterday.
It was Christmas '95.
Outside the ground was full of snow, and the air was cold.
The heat was crankin' and the coffee was brewin'.
Our Christmas dish was cooking on the stove.
I was a wee young lad in New York at 4 yrs of age.
My two brothers were done opening all the "smaller" gifts, and saved all the big gifts for last.
One of my brothers opened up a Playstation with a copy of Marvel Super Heroes.
That was probably my favorite Christmas moment and it wasn't my gift.
My brothers and I were just all happy we were able to obtain one.
For the next few years, I'd grow up watching my brothers play so many games from Final Fantasy, Crash Bandicoot, Street Fighter Alpha series, Marvel VS series, Tekken, Gran Turismo, Spyro, etc.
Until this wee young lad was not so little anymore, and I can't remember what year exactly it was but I had obtained the slim PS one for Christmas.
The first game I got with it was Final Fantasy IX.
I was blown away by the graphics on a 19" sharp crt.
The colors popped, and so did my mind and heart with love and laughter. Provided by the best of family.
Oh boy, I'll never forget those years.
*Plays the Playstation 4theGamers video in the background*
*Starts saving up for the ps4 pro since I don't have a ps4 yet*
To be completely honest. Yes and No. I started playing the SNES and Sega Genesis before the PS1 was developed. Granted, the PS1 brought many types of games to the table; Resident Evil, Command & Conquer, Jet Moto, Star Wars: Dark Forces, etc. but I give credit to the SNES and SG. Even today I still find myself plugging in that beast of a power plug and play the SNES with my kids when I have the time. Those were exciting times regardless of what system one played. Now...everything is pretty much the same and many developers have established a quick and easy fix to get money rather than focus on the games/stories themselves.
To me, it kinda did. I was there, during the console wars between Nintendo vs Sony after the backflash between those two, I got the N64 & PS1. But there was just one game that made me get a PS1 in the first place.....Beast Wars: Transformers game! It was also the era when Beast Wars was getting so popular as a great 3D action tv series, I had to get the game. And later, Sony made Ape Escape and so many great games. PS1 did play in my childhood but the SNES did it for me already.
For me, it did. It was a way for me to escape reality, aside from watching anime and listening to Linkin Park and Korn. Tactical games like Front Mission 3 and Final Fantasy tactics tested my brain. Suikoden 2 and Final Fantasy 7 made me interested to write my own stories. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a classic!
My early childhood was Nintendo, I was even a member of the Nintendo club. I remember I got the SNES for my birthday at 10 although I got that the same year the Playstation was released in Japan, but all I did was play soccer games and Mario. The PSX as it was back then was a birthday present when I was 13. And I was blown away by it. First time I played Resident Evil was amazing to me, Destruction Derby 2, even Grand Theft Auto. There was NOTHING like Grand Theft Auto. I couldn't believe you could steal a car and shoot pedestrians in a video game.
The PS1 is the reason I ended up getting a PS2, PS3 and PS4. So it did play a big role. It was my favorite generation of gaming along with last gen. Metal Gear Solid was something else too. What's funny is that I always remember my friend talking about the N64 being the "most powerful games console ever" and bragging about it because he was going to get one. He already made the first mistake in getting a Saturn and sold that.... a few months after getting the N64 on launch, he sold that too and ending up getting a PS1.
Plus the PS1 was easily chipped. It was like everyone was doing it and selling games for really cheap.
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