[QUOTE=JWK][QUOTE=Atarifever][QUOTE=JWK] Olto has finished this discussion, Jon. The ps1 doesn't need defending. The end. [/QUOTE]
Maybe not against the Jaguar. Against every major 8 bit system, 16 bit system, the Saturn, and every major system that followed the PS1 generation, it sure as heck does. It aged worse than almost any other system in the history of gaming. Doesn't need defending? Nope, It's nearly indefensible.
Ugly system, from an overwhelmingly ugly generation.[/QUOTE]
I disagree. You're focusing on the easiest thing to pick apart; a pioneering 3d system's visuals. Don't fall prey to the same thing as Jon. Just because a system's visuals are technically impressive doesn't mean the games are good and vice versa. I completely agree that the 5th generation was ugly. But the PS1's library makes an absolute mockery of the N64's and Saturn's. You can claim that the visuals haven't aged well, but I play the systems 2d action/adventure games (Symphony of the Night, Megaman X4, Strider 2, etc.), shmups, the occasional 3d platformer that *has* aged well (Crash Bandicoot 3), hidden gems, and the vast, vast library of JRPGs. The system has an excellent library, even today. It didn't sell 100 million for nothing, folks. [/QUOTE]
I agree. I've always seen the PS1 as being to the 3D age what the 2600 was to the 2D era. Jon, how can you tell us, with a straight face, that the Jaguar was the better system? How many games, that first arrived on the Jaguar, still see new installments today? Rayman, that's it! Now, how many franchises were born/revitalized on the PS1? Tekken, Suikoden, Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, Syphon Filter, Resident Evil, Medal of Honor, Silent Hill, Crash, Gran Turismo, etc. Did the Jaguar have an rpg as massive, influential, or as good as Final Fantasy VII? Did the system even have an rpg? Did the system have an action-adventure game as intoxicating as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? The Jaguar had three fighting games, none of which were very good. The PS1 had Street Fighter Alpha 1-3, MK3/Trilogy/4, Tekken 1-3, Soul Edge, Rival Schools, Toshinden 1-3. 3D shooters. The Jaguar had Cybermorph, Battlemorph, and a few others that I don't remember being very good. Even a game like Cybermorph was trumped by Starfox on snes, which was way more visually appealing. The PS1 had Warhawk and Ace Combat. FPS's. The Jaguar had Doom and AvP. The PS1, whew boy: a superior port of Doom, Final Doom, Hexen, Powerslave, Medal of Honor 1-Underground, Quake, etc. Sports? Strategy? Puzzle? Multi-player? Platformer? No matter the genre, the PS1 wins.