Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! I figured I would take a few days off and it’s been nice. If you haven’t already please check out the piece I wrote for Normal Happenings The Games That Define Us. I did mine on Donkey Kong Country and I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback on it. I will post the piece on my blog at a later date. Keep coming back and you’ll see when it is. I also had no idea I was very entertaining. I’ll keep it up I guess. There have been a lot of other great pieces written for the The Games That Define Us aside from mine so check out Normal Happenings and read work from a lot of great bloggers and the video games that define them. Anyway today I wanna talk about this PS1 Classic. I know I’ve had a few polls up about if you are going buy it but after this latest news I gotta ask once again. Are you really going to buy it?
Despite the controllers not coming with analog sticks, it not coming with a power brick, and Sony dropping the ball on the game selection this thing is looking more like it was created overnight the more I read into it. I was reading an article by Chris Kohler from Kotaku and after reading this article I’m glad I didn’t pre-order one. I saw the thing in action and I can honestly say I’m not very impressed. If I did pre-order one I probably would’ve canceled it already. Let’s go into what was discussed.
Based on what he said in the article the selection menu is just plain. No nostalgic theme song or graphics. Just a blue screen with the games in a circle. There are also no special screen borders or graphical displays. Come on Sony. Even Nintendo gave us that with their mini consoles. But the thing to me that makes this a real quick lazy job in my opinion was the emulator that the games will be running on. This thing will be utilizing the PCSX Rearmed emulator. Once I heard that that was it. Once again COME ON SONY! They are getting emulators or cores from the Libretro team. The team that put together RetroArch and Lakka. What a joke. Here’s a guide on PCSX Rearmed in case you are interested in reading up on it. But seriously Sony? You don’t see Nintendo using Nestopia or SNES9x on their mini consoles. You should’ve just had the team over at Libretro put this thing together for you. SMH! LOL! That just tells me that Sony didn’t even try. Someone over there was probably like “let’s do what Nintendo is doing but let’s not invest a lot of time into it”.
I know that collectors will just let this thing collect dust on their shelves but I know another fraction of people buying this will just want to hack it and put their own games on it. I know that’s what I would want to do with it if I were to pick one up. But for that price. I gotta pass. I feel for what you are being offered that is too much money. But who knows maybe they’ll lower the price sometime down the line. But I feel that is just lame. They are using a libretro core to the run the games on this thing. And no special features. Not even a rewind feature. At least the SNES Classic had that. Well advantage Nintendo when it comes to the new war of mini consoles. We await the N64 Classic. Hopefully Nintendo doesn’t mess that one up like Sony messed up the PS1 Classic.
So I wanna know. Are you going to buy a PS1 Classic? If so why? Are you satisfied with the games? Are you impressed with the “features”? And if you aren’t buying it I wanna know why as well. Let me know in the comments below. Until next time. Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! Remember that TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE! Thanks for reading folks. Catch you all next time!