What would you have done different with PlayStation Classic?

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#1 Edited by qx0d (244 posts) -

I think most people are disappointed by the PlayStation Classic, particularly it's collection of 20 games. What games would you have included, if you made PlayStation Classic? Here are the games I would've included on the PlayStation Classic...

Gran Turismo 1, 2 and 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1, 2 and 3, Tekken 1, 2 and 3, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil 1, 2 and 3, Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX, Chrono Cross, Driver, Syphon Filter, Silent Hill, Dino Crises 1 and 2, Twisted Metal 1 and 2, Tomb Raider 1 and 2, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Crash Bandicoot 1 and 2, Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2.

I feel that the above list, truly represents the best of the original PlayStation. I would also have included on-screen box art and manuals, retro main menu music, graphic filters, DualShock controllers, online multiplayer and online PS1 game downloads. Being online, the console could be given improvements by updates, too. Anything to make it the best it can be, while preserving its retro heritage.

What would you have done different with PlayStation Classic?

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#2 Posted by Sevenizz (2867 posts) -

Should’ve been shelved or at least better thought out.

I don’t patronize sony systems so my knowledge of their hits isn’t known to me - but I doubt this is the best they could’ve done.

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#3 Posted by VFighter (4320 posts) -

Its got a lot of issues, the game list is the least of them. Having half the games being the pal versions, running at 50fps instead of 60, causing those games to run like ass is a big deal breaker for me. Also not sure why they chose to use an open source emulator instead of an in house one which would have ran the games way better and they could have more graphical options. It just seems like very little effort or thought went into it.

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#4 Posted by nepu7supastar7 (4908 posts) -


My list would've been:

Crash Bandicoot 1 and 2

Tomb Raider 2 and 3

Final Fantasy VII

Resident Evil 2 and 3

Tekken 2 and 3

Metal Gear Solid 1

Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Twisted Metal 1 and 2

Mefa Man X4

Dino Crisis 1 and 2

Parasite Eve

Spyro 1 and 2

And make it online accessible so you can buy more ps1 games from the psn store directly.

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#5 Posted by Jendeh (65 posts) -

I love Sony, but I never would have made this thing. PS1 games simply do not hold up as well as the NES and SNES games.

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#6 Posted by CrunchyMix (23 posts) -

Give it more memory and the ability to play classics from the online store but in a convenient and nostalgic form factor. Allow access to the emulator tweaks without people having to figure out a hack.

And include RE: 2, Bushido Blade 2, Grant Turismo, Tomb Raider, Vagrant Story, etc. instead of the included games that I suspect a good majority of people would agree they could do without.

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#7 Edited by pyro1245 (4568 posts) -

Put the games on PSN Retro subscription service for $3/mo.

No hardware.

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#8 Posted by pillarrocks (1481 posts) -

Dino Crisis

Silent HIll

Jet Moto 2

Tekken 3

Twisted Metal

Medievil 2

Syphon Filter

Twisted Metal 2

Tomb Raider 2

Final Fantasy 7

Metal Gear Solid

Resident Evil Director's Cut


Intelligent Cube



Parasite Eve

Tomb Raider

Parasite Evil 2

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#9 Posted by iwilson1296 (2438 posts) -

@vfighter: everything you said plus no DualShock, it’s hard for me to go back to using the PlayStation d-pad.

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#10 Edited by GTR12 (13350 posts) -

@iwilson1296 said:

@vfighter: everything you said plus no DualShock, it’s hard for me to go back to using the PlayStation d-pad.

Boo hoo, cry-me-a-river.

The other retro consoles don't have sticks.

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#11 Edited by iwilson1296 (2438 posts) -

@GTR12: i must have upset a fanboy or something...besides we're not talking about other retro consoles

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#12 Posted by GTR12 (13350 posts) -

@iwilson1296 said:

@GTR12: i must have upset a fanboy or something...besides we're not talking about other retro consoles

So just because you don't like the d-pad, you want them to add dualshocks, when the original didn't have dualshocks...

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#13 Posted by iwilson1296 (2438 posts) -

@GTR12: I was answering the question that the TC asked and gave my opinion, it’s not that big a deal.

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#14 Posted by Speeny (1107 posts) -

Just a broader/better selection of games in general. It would of been nice to see Tomba/Tomba 2 on there. As well as Ape Escape. Maybe even some of the classic Disney games. (Even though that would of been unlikely.)

For me the overall reveal & release was underwhelming. I did my research on it for 5 minutes then decided..."yeah nah, not worth the money." lol

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#15 Posted by BronzeHeart92 (94 posts) -

Obviously, a store where you can buy more classics for your system. And naturally a controller with analog sticks.

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#16 Posted by osan0 (15314 posts) -

a better selection of games indeed. for the first one i may have gone with the first big games in various series on PS.

as mentioned above: access to the PSN store to buy more PS1 games too (or even being able to buy them on PS3/PS4/PC and transferring them to the classic if keeping hardware costs to a minimum is a must)

i probably also would have based the internals on the vita and used that emulation (and a load of PS1 games are already up and running on that platform). its regarded as quite good at emulating PS1 games and its cheap to make. most of the work is already done. i would still have 20 games and storage for more out of the box though...none of that vita memory card nonsense.

but yeah the big thing that hurt it was the games selection i think.

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#17 Posted by Fsrgon (12 posts) -

It should have been turned into a proper emulator. Better yet, Sony just needs to release PS1&2 games digitally on the PS4.

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#18 Edited by IsonicfanI (5 posts) -

I would've given it online functionality so that people could download whatever PS1 games they wanted on top of the 20 games that come with it.

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#19 Posted by robert_sparkes (2355 posts) -

I'd have put a better selection of games that run properly.

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#20 Posted by sakaiXx (4861 posts) -

Better games, online option for buying games and dual shock controller.