Would Sony have been better off making HD versions of PS1 Classic games instead?

As many people know the PS1 Classic was released back on December 12th with at least 20 exciting classics such as Tekken 3, Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid and others. While it was cool to get a re-release of the 32-bit game system with at least 20 pre-loaded games it received mixed to negative reviews since it came out which does not come off as too much of a surprise. In this day and age many place emphasis on visuals in relation to gaming which especially been true during this generation with consoles such as the PlsyStation 4 and the Xbox One. While high quality 3D visuals that utilizes powerful game engines such as Unreal are attractive today the basic beta-like 3D gameplay for the PS1 Classic looks highly outdated because it is.

In fact, a set of disks that included HD versions of each game that was included on the PS1 Classic may have been a better alternative than re-releasing a retro based console with 20 pre-loaded games from the mid to late 90’s that were inferior in quality compared to what we have now. Overall, the PS1 Classic may not have lived up to everyone’s expectations but its nice that Sony gave us something in relation to 90’s nostalgia.

Would Chrono Cross have been a huge attraction on the PS1 Classic?

When we think about huge games that could have been big on PS1 Classic titles such as Chrono Trigger and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are games that instantly comes to mind. Its very puzzling why such games were never included on the PS1 Classic especially considering how popular they were during the mid 90’s. In fact, games such as Chrono Cross which is considered to be a highly underrated RPG from 1999 would have been a better choice for the PS1 Classic that some of the titles that we got such as Cool Boarders 2. For those who do not know Chrono Cross is was the direct sequel of the Chrono Cross game which was initially released for the SNES back in ’95.

Despite, receiving positive from critics following its release the Chrono series had declined in popularity by the ’98-’99 time period. Chrono Cross did not sell too well at all and many people in countries like America never got a chance to play it. While Chrono Cross may not have been a huge attraction on PS1 Classic such as the likes of Tekken 3 and Final Fantasy VII it would have definitely of been nice to see an underrated RPG gem like Chrono Cross on the retro based 32-bit console.

Should Chrono Trigger have been included on the PS1 Classic?

As many people know the price of the PS1 Classic has dropped on Amazon from $99 to $75. While some people have no problem with the price drop whatsoever other believe that the value of the PS1 Classic has decline very weekly especially since its been out for about a week now. While the PS1 Classic does include favorites such as Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Ridge Racer Type 4, Metal Gear Solid and Twisted Metal there were definitely other titles that retro gamers were looking forward to seeing on the mini 32-bit game system. While the SNES Classic did not include Chrono Trigger it would have bedeviled the perfect opportunity for Sony to have the game on the PS1 Classic.

Chrono Trigger was considered to be one of the best 16-bit RPG’s of the 90’s and would have definitely of been more of an attraction on the PS1 Classic than games like Cool Boarders 2 or Battle Arena Toshinden. The reason why Chrono Trigger was never included on the PS1 Classic or even the SNES will apparently remain a mystery but the game definitely should have been re-release for one of those retro based systems.

Ridge Racer (1993) vs Gran Turismo (1997) which racing title was more popular?

When it comes down to legendary racing titles from the 90’s two very big titles that instantly comes to mind are Ridge Racer along with Gran Turismo. While both games were very popular on the PS1 it seemed like Ridge Racer was a bigger game following its arcade release which made many people want to purchase it for the 32-bit game system. Despite, how great the quality for Ridge Racer was back in the early 90’s there is no question that Gran Turismo was a better game overall. Not only did Gran Turismo have a greater role in revolutionizing the racing genre of gaming but also managed to be the best selling title on the PS1.

Since its release Gran Turismo managed to sell over 10 million copies worldwide becoming the best selling game on the PS1 during 90’s. The inclusion of 140 different cars along with an arcade and simulation mode made the original Gran Turismo game very interesting even more so than Ridge Racer. Also, Gran Turismo games in general seem to attract more mainstream attention than Ridge Racer and with out the original title from ’97 the landscape of the racing genre could have been completely different from what it was during the 00’s and what we have to today.

Will the PS1 Classic sell over one million units before 2019?

As many people know the PS1 Classic is set to appear in retail in December 2018 and many people are very excited about it. Games such as Final Fantasy VII, Spyro the Dragon and many others are set to appear on the PS1 Classic and the has bee questions concerning how well the retro based game console will do in sales going into next year. As many people know the original PS1 game system managed to sell over 101 million units worldwide which is a testament to how popular it was back in the 90’s. While the PS1 Classic might not sell even a quarter of what the original PS1 console did following its release in ’94 its expected that it will sell at least 2 million units worldwide especially since we are close to the holiday season.

The sales for many games and consoles are expected to skyrocket as we get closer to 2019. Also, it was recently revealed that Nintendo has no plans on releasing a B64 Classic in the near future so as s retro based mini console the PS1 Classic is likely to have any competition. It will be interesting to see how successful the PS1 Classic becomes following its release in December.

Could Rival Schools: United by Fate have been more successful on Dreamcast?

When it comes down to underrated fighting games for the PS1 back in the 90’s there is no question that Rival Schools: United By Fate is one that is on top of the list of many retro gamers who grew up during that decade. As innovative as Rival Schools: United By Fate was for the PS1 the game was overshadowed by various 3D titles that were released between ’96-’99 such as Tekken 3, Mortal Kombat 4, Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha and others. Some would argue that Rival Schools: United By Fate could have stood out more on the Sega Dreamcast especially since Soul Calibur was only major 3D fighting title on that console during the late 90’s.

But as we all know the PS1 was a more popular game console than Sega Dreamcast was during the late 90’s and Capcom was clearly more interested in making more titles for Sony’s 32-bit console back in the day. In theory, Rival Schools: United By Fate could have definitely stood out more on the Sega Dreamcast but it’s hard to say whether or not it could have stood out or even sold more than it did on the PS1.

Should Dance Dance Revolution have been ported to Dreamcast back in 1998-1999?

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the first ever Dance Dance Revolution game was released 20 years ago in arcade centers worldwide. Ever since the release of the first ever Dance Dance Revolution game back in ’98 it was only ported for the PS1 during the late 90’s. Its no secret that Konami made the decision to bring Dance Dance Dance Revolution to the PS1 due to how popular the console was worldwide during the time. However, in terms of quality the Sega Dreamcast was without a doubt a more superior game console than the PS1 was back in the late 90’s. In fact, it’s questionable why Konami never brought the original DDR title to Dreamcast between the ’98-’99 time period.

There is no doubt that Dance Dance Revolution would have stood out more on the Sega Dreamcast than the PS1. Back then the PS1 had games such as Final Fantasy VII, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo, Tekken 3 and others that definitely overshadowed Dance Danxe Revolution back in the late 90’s. Aside from Sonic Adventure, Shenmue, Crazy Taxi a game like DDR could have easily stood out more on the 128-bit console between ’98-’99.