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Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« on: January 28, 2020, 12:26:57 pm »
I always had a Playstation emulator with only a few titles, but I'm getting more into it, especially now that I can use my second Xbox One controller to play PS1 games. I'm trying to track down the games I remember having for that generation, I'll take action, adventure, RPGs, JRPGs (that people translated) fighting games, but no sports. :D

These are the games I have so far...

Ape Escape
Castlevania Chronicles
Ganbare Goemon - Kuru nara Koi! Ayashige Ikka no Kuroi Kage (Japan)
Ganbare Goemon - Ooedo Daikaiten (Japan)
Ganbare Goemon - Uchuu Kaizoku Akogingu (Japan)
Goemon - Shin Sedai Shuumei (Japan)
Herc's Adventures
Mega Man 8
Mega Man X 4
Mega Man X 5
Mega Man X 6
Nightmare Creatures
Nightmare Creatures II
One
Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve II
Persona
Persona 2 - Eternal Punishment
Persona 2 Innocent Sin
Silent Hill
Tenchu
Tenchu II
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider III
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Tomb Raider Chronicles
Wild 9

If you fellas can recommend me good games to play/stream, I'd really appreciate it.  :D :cookie:

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 12:29:01 pm »
front mission 3
vagrant story

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 12:53:55 pm »
Crash Team Racing or any other Crash game, Dino Crisis, Soul Reaver, Suikoden, Breath of Fire 4, Bugs Bunny Lost in Time, Tomba.
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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 01:06:57 pm »
fighting force, jackie chan stuntmaster, syphon filter series, metal gear.

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 01:27:07 pm »
Silhouette Mirage
Megaman Legends 1 & 2
Creatures
Final Fantasy Tactics
Spider The Video Game
SaGa Frontier

Personally, Creatures scared the hell out of me as a kid for some reason, I was not ready to play god.
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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 03:03:17 pm »
Wild Arms 1 & 2
Legend of Legaia
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Chrono Cross
Brave Fencer Musashi
Xenogears

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 04:25:45 pm »
Metal Gear Solid
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Resident Evil - Uncut Version
Grandia
Tekken 3

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 06:19:19 pm »
Bloody Bride
Carnage Heart
Legend of Dragoon

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2020, 06:36:19 pm »
Sure, I'll give you some suggestions. Gonna ignore the painfully obvious and overhyped ones (Final Fantasy 7, for instance), and also skip ones that have already been suggested. Here we go:

Breath of Fire 3: I have not played 4, but 3 holds a place in my heart, as it was the first PS1 game I got. It's a JRPG, and you don't need to play 1 or 2 first because this is its own story.

Guardian's Crusade: Highly underrated and fun little JRPG where you get a pet monster and collect living toys that help you in battle.

Spyro the Dragon: Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet. Quite possibly the greatest adventure/platformer on the PS1. It has aged considerably well for its time. Also check out 2 and 3, they are very similar but equally as good.

Threads of Fate: You'll notice a lot of RPGs on my list. Well, that's what PS1 is known for. This one is more an action RPG/platformer.

Soul Blade: The precursor to the SoulCalibur series, and added a new element to fighting games.

Some games that have already been mentioned that I would recommend:
Suikoden (1 and 2)
Wild Arms (1 and 2)
Legend of Mana
Legend of Dragoon
Chrono Cross
SaGa Frontier

There are a few games I haven't played yet that I would probably recommend once I play them (for example, Xenogears and Grandia)

If you're looking for Final Fantasy, 9 is my recommendation. 7 is a classic, but if you didn't play it when it came out, it might be hard to get into. 8 is a love-it-or-hate-it sort of game, and not the best one for newcomers of the series.

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 07:10:51 pm »
- Fear Effect 1 and 2. Resident Evil style, dark sci-fi/cyberpunk, action/adventure games. Amazing.
- Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. The first game in the RPG series by Nippon Ichi that would set the template for the Disgaea series. Cute isometric tactical RPG with a lot of musical numbers. One of my favorite RPGs for the personality/atmosphere.
- Star Sweep. Arcade style falling blocks puzzle game. Really fun and kind of under-the-radar.
- In the Hunt. Underwater shoot-em-up by folks who would go on to make Metal Slug. Think Metal Slug underwater. An arcade port.
- Builders Block. Vs. puzzle game. Really fun. Also an arcade port.

Also I'll second Threads of Fate. Really fun action RPG from Square. I played the game start-to-finish in one sitting when I bought it new.

EDIT: I almost forgot.
- Ghost in the Shell. One of the best licensed games ever IMO. Kind of a 3D shooter/platformer where you pilot a fuchikoma from the series. Arcade feel. Includes animation and voice acting from the folks responsible for the theatrical feature.

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 07:22:49 pm »
King's Field (US) and King's Field 2 (US) are phenomenal. Precursors to the Souls series. (These are KF2 and KF3J. KF1J has been translated, but it's even more dense than its sequels.) Also Shadow Tower is tangentially related; same dev, same style.

Vandal Hearts is a favorite too.

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 08:18:26 pm »
I'm gonna post my "standard list," so there might be some overlap with what's been said so far.

Breath of Fire III, Breath of Fire IV

Chrono Cross

Clock Tower: The First Fear, Clock Tower, Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within

Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Dino Crisis, Dino Crisis 2

Dragon Warrior VII

Final Fantasy Origins, Final Fantasy Anthology, Final Fantasy Chronicles, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy Tactics

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

Parasite Eve, Parasite Eve II

Resident Evil: Director's Cut, Resident Evil 2: DualShock Ver., Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Revelations: Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Spyro: Year of the Dragon

Tales of Phantasia, Tales of Destiny, Tales of Destiny II

Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles

Vagrant Story

Wild Arms, Wild Arms 2


And if you're only emulating, you can add in hacks.

- Un-Worked Designs difficulty reversion patches for Lunar 1 and 2 Complete (Actually, you might only want to use Lunar 1's patch; WD didn't change much in the US release of Lunar 2 Complete and the Un-Worked patch is busted on real hardware)

- Resident Evil: Ultimate Director's Cut hack

- FF Tactics: The Lion War hack

- Tomb Raider I "Last Secret" fixer hack

- Fan-made conversions of Tomb Raider I and II's PC expansion packs (Unfinished Business and Golden Mask, respectively) to PS1

- I recommend Phantasian Productions' fan translation of Tales of Phantasia, but don't sort the Collector's Book alphabetically or it'll crash
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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2020, 08:34:14 pm »
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Granstream Saga - the followup to Soulblazer/Illusion of Gaia/Terranigma
Rakugaki Showtime - 2D fighter from Treasure
Skullmoneys - Claymation 2D platformer from the makers of The Neverhood
Vib Ribbon - fondly remembered artsy rhythm game
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

Umihara Kawase Shun is an option, but that's on Steam these days.

For that matter, aren't the PSP versions of Persona I and II preferable to the originals?
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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2020, 08:48:40 pm »
I'm gonna post my "standard list," so there might be some overlap with what's been said so far.

Breath of Fire III, Breath of Fire IV

Chrono Cross

Clock Tower: The First Fear, Clock Tower, Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within

Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Dino Crisis, Dino Crisis 2

Dragon Warrior VII

Final Fantasy Origins, Final Fantasy Anthology, Final Fantasy Chronicles, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy Tactics

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

Parasite Eve, Parasite Eve II

Resident Evil: Director's Cut, Resident Evil 2: DualShock Ver., Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Revelations: Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Spyro: Year of the Dragon

Tales of Phantasia, Tales of Destiny, Tales of Destiny II

Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles

Vagrant Story

Wild Arms, Wild Arms 2


And if you're only emulating, you can add in hacks.

- Un-Worked Designs difficulty reversion patches for Lunar 1 and 2

- Resident Evil: Ultimate Director's Cut hack

- Tomb Raider I "Last Secret" fixer hack

- Fan-made conversions of Tomb Raider I and II's PC expansion packs (Unfinished Business and Golden Mask, respectively) to PS1

- I recommend Phantasian Productions' fan translation of Tales of Phantasia, but don't sort the Collector's Book alphabetically or it'll crash

Add the bolded ones to my list of recommendations, though you really have to approach Dragon Warrior VII with caution, as it's one of those "where the hell do I go" sort of games.

Also, hey there buddy! Haven't talked to you since the days of Forum Slickness.

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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2020, 10:13:39 pm »
Hey Levia, glad to see you're doing alright. :beer:
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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2020, 11:40:42 pm »
Thought of some more.

MediEvil - but you'd probably want the PSP version or the PS4 remaster.
Klonoa - but you'd probably want the Wii version.
Blood Omen - but you'd probably want the PC version (if you can get it running, which isn't too difficult).
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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2020, 11:49:36 pm »
Here's other PSX games you might like:

All Japan Pro Wrestling: King's Soul
Alundra
Apocalypse
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Darkstalkers 3
Doom
Duke Nukem: A Time to Kill
Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown
Earthworm Jim 2
Final Doom
Gex: Enter the Gecko
Gran Turismo 1 & 2
Intelligence Qube
Jumping Flash 1 & 2
Loaded
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor Underground
Medievil II
Metal Slug X
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Norse by Northwest
Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle
Pocket Fighter
Powerslave
Quake II
R4 Ridge Racer Type 4
Rival Schools 1 & 2
Robotron X
Rouge Trip: Vacation 2012
Spider-Man 1 & 2
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter EX2 Plus
Strider 2
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Tail Concerto
Tempest X3
Thrill Kill
Thunderforce V
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1, 2 & 3
Toukon Retsuden 3
Twisted Metal 2
Virtual Pro Wrestling
WWF Smackdown! 2: Know your Role
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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2020, 10:46:40 am »
Everyone is forgetting two great games..... Parappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy. Sure they're kinda shallow, but the music and art style are great. Plus overloaded with that Japanese kookyness. Unforgettable characters like Master Chop Chop and Fleaswallow. I remember all the fun my friends and I had partying with these games.
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Re: Playstation 1 games, please gimme some recommendations
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2020, 12:38:31 pm »
Final Fantasy VII & IX
Gran Turismo 1-2
Soul Blade
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
G-Darius
Suikoden & Suikoden II
Alundra
Tekken 2-3

Circuit Breakers
Kula World
The Raiden Project (Raiden II)
Brave Fencer Musashi
Final Fantasy Tactics
Tomba!/Tombi!
Resident Evil 2
Thunder Force V
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1-2

Einhänder
Metal Slug X
Spyro 1-2
Strider 2
Rapid Reload/Gunner's Heaven
Omega Boost
R-Type Delta
Super Bub
Gravitation
Mega Man Legends

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Incredible Crisis
Vib Ribbon
Medievil
Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Grandia
Harmful Park

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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2020, 02:03:17 pm »
One sidenote, I recommend playing Legacy of Kain, but not on PS1. If you plan on playing that game, play on Redream (Dreamcast) emulator instead.
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