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Old 30 April 2009, 17:25   #101
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Doubt it, PS2 had the actual PSX hardware inside it, if a game worked it worked without any problems at all.
But they don't work quite the same eg Pro Evo, the player animations are not as smooth on PS2 as PS1
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Old 30 April 2009, 17:34   #102
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Ecstatica 1 & 2 aged very well because of method how 3D models were made [ Show youtube player ]
I think that looks like a pile of crap... an Alone in the Dark clone with horrendous sphere-based graphics. It's not like the surfaces are smooth, you can see every damned sphere...

Horrible
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Old 30 April 2009, 17:36   #103
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I think that looks like a pile of crap... an Alone in the Dark clone with horrendous sphere-based graphics. It's not like the surfaces are smooth, you can see every damned sphere...

Horrible
Yeah, but it also looked horrible back in the 90's, so I would agree that it aged well...
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Old 30 April 2009, 17:49   #104
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I think that looks like a pile of crap... an Alone in the Dark clone with horrendous sphere-based graphics. It's not like the surfaces are smooth, you can see every damned sphere...

Horrible
Oh believe me i also think both ecstatica games were and still are complete turd

The controls were extremely frustrating!... but i'm sure some people would say they loved it.....
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Old 30 April 2009, 18:22   #105
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LAPD Futurecop was a good PS1 game. Still plays well now and doesnt look to bad.
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Old 30 April 2009, 18:36   #106
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Yeah LADP was a very good game. One of the PS games I actually completed too!

Wouldn't mind giving that a go again actually...
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Old 30 April 2009, 19:27   #107
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OT - since Ecstatica was never released on Playstation

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The controls were extremely frustrating!... but i'm sure some people would say they loved it.....
I enjoyed it (but not the II). It had some obvious problems (weird camera angles and angle switching especially, as many 3D games of that time, resulting in the character being hidden until you go forward a bit, clipping etc...).
I can see how people can be disappointed if they expect a survival horror game. I rather took it as a sort of action/adventure with funny and varied ways of dying/being captured (especially the various comments the werewolf makes to the other monsters once you are in their hands).
I also liked the possibility of having two 'good' endings (although some people would argue that one of them is not a good ending )

As for the controls I believe it fitted the game:

- 8 and 2 to go back and forward and 4 and 6 to turn left/right.
Maybe you would have preferred 4 and 6 to go left or right from the screen pespective, but due to the changing angles some would find this to be a problem.

- 7 and 9 to hit with what you have respectively in the left and right hand.
Can't see a problem here.

- 1 and 3 to pick or drop an item with respectively the left and right hand.
Same as above.

- 5 to dodge/defend. Maybe you would have preferred 5 and 2 to be swapped or to use another more distant key to defend/dodge (space bar for instance). That would be understandable, depending on how you place your fingers on the numpad, you could get more (or less) freedom of action.

- F-keys to change the stances (don't remeber the name but it was something like cautious/walk/run). Perhaps they could have been placed elsewhere for quicker access (CTRL/SHIFT/Enter), but you don't usually need to quickly change the stances.
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I think it was more a mix of the controls and the sometimes awkward camera angles that annoyed me with Ecstatica!

Running into another screen/area and then running back out of it by accident due to the camera showing from a completely different angle annoyed me a bit! I always ended up facing the wrong way or running back into the previous area by accident etc... I'm sure it would have been a great game but i did not have the patience

Maybe i will give it another go using Dosbox and a control pad

I also think the buttons should have been spread across the keyboard a bit better too.... I did not like them being all in one place on the numpad, accidently pressing the wrong one sometimes when you really don't want to .... to be honest it has been so long that i cannot really remeber the controls
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I still have and use my modded PS1, no idea why people sell them off for next to nothing instead of keeping them for later use.

There are tons of games for the PS1 with good gameplay, but the low resolution is not that great on a new LCD widescreen (I keep CRT TVs around for old consoles anyway).

PS1 was never that great with 3D games which were new at the time.
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/me is ashamed to admit he does a bit of the einhander thing from time to time... when caught in the right mood.

Ooh, dubious.
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Einhander rocks man! No shame on that
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Old 08 May 2009, 18:48   #112
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The PSX has some great games, but yeah the 3D in a lot (even my fav - FF7) have not aged well AT all. But then again you play games for the gameplay, amirite?

Worst game graphically (3D category) has to go to a little known Japanese import known as "LSD - Living Sentient Dream" (at least I think that's the right title). Anyway it's essentially supposed to be... um, a dream. Full 3D first person... something game.

I don't even know if it's really a game, I spent most of the time walking around, hitting a wall (bookshelf? poster? .... refrigerator??? What IS that?) and being suddenly teleported to a weird dream cemetery/city that was devoid of any moving bits. You just walk around.

What a load of crap that 'game' is.
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Old 08 May 2009, 22:13   #113
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The worst 3D game i ever played on the PS1 was called "Roswell Conspiracies" It was a waste of a perfectly good CD.
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I've just downloaded Hercules and man.... Has it aged awfully or what!!!!

It looks shite
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I've just downloaded Hercules and man.... Has it aged awfully or what!!!!

It looks shite
On a 32" Plasma or what? Then it's hardly surprising.
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Yeah a 32" LCD.. Though Crash Bandicoot looks ok!
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Hercules looks still pretty good here on my Sony CRT.
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Yeah it probably does, but it has definately not aged too well IMO!

I played sonic for hours and that looks better
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The Dreamcast games aged really well, no doubt.
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Castlevania X Symphony of the Night is probably one of the best games I've played. Good looking layered 2D with some subtle 3D here and there, and unbelievably good music. Haven't played it in over 10 years but I'd think that one has aged very well.
I think the 2d games on the psone still look pretty today especially heart of darkness

I must say that the 3d games on the psone have aged in some respects but there is always acception to the rule. Parasite Eve, resident evil, GT Final Fantasy, Vagrant Story ect
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