My Playstation collection has been rapidly growing over the last month, and its with no effort on my part.
Everywhere I turn there are armies of the un-played. The first generation Playstation kept Sony's first dabble in the console business going for a VERY long time, and as a net result, everyone and their Nanna's dog has one lurking in their cupboards/doghouse.
So why have they Risen from their dusty graves?
Graphics. We have become graphics whores. We expect visuals to be crisp & clear, locations to be perfectly rendered and our special effects in the same league as Pixar films. These games, unlike many sprite based games, have not aged well and as a result people see no reason to hold on to them.
In the mid 90's we had not experienced anything like it, however now its old hat, technology has moved on at a frighting pace and left the little trend setter looking haggard. This doesn't mean the games are bad though, and the platform in my opinion has games that were never actually improved by the 'Next-Gen' systems that have followed it. There are also titles/IPs that have died due to developers being devoured over the years by the bigger boys.
|Keep wishing Anton.|
I see it this way, 10 years from now the 'YOLO' generation are going to be hunting down their first games consoles along with games they haven't seen in decades, games that have never been remade, remixed or just re-released. The PS1 & PS2 are these consoles so if you have half a brain, grab them now while they are 50p.
To take us back to the theme of the article, think of the PS as a zombie... sure its fucking ugly, slow and limited in it abilities... but dammit when it was alive it was a trend setter, pushing the limits of technology and cooler than an Inuit's love spuds. Now the thousands of games in its history are roaming the earth in an unstoppable wave... And mark my words you may have your doubts they will catch up with you, but eventually they'll stumble into your home and eat up your space.
... Whether you want them to or not.