Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 AM
Owned every Playstation from the original to the current and it has to be the original Playstation in terms of sheer impact it had on myself.
I was literally blown away by the fact a home console could deliver visuals like those in Ridge Racer and Tohshinden. .plus i lost count of the number of times i ran the T-Rex demo
The term Next Generation had never seemed so apt.
However i wasn't one of those 'Graphics Tarts' that Sega Europe made reference of at times, either...
I was pouring hours into games like Xcom and Terror From The Deep, Command And Conquer, Capcom Generations, Strider, Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands etc, just as much as I was the likes of Wipeout 2097, Colony Wars Vengeance, G-Police etc.
I hated Tomb Raider..Soul Reaver was THE game for myself.
But also it was the PS1 that got me into Import gaming..Parasite Eve..Einhander, uncensored Silent Hill, Xenogears. ..
Sony also weren't complacent back then..which they were during the Playstation 2 era and i fear they are returning to with the Playstation 4 era..
They understood they were competing not just agains't rival hardware..be it the Saturn or N64 (Jaguar/Jag CD never seen as a real threat..3DO M2 had yet to appear) but a pair of designer trainers..or mixing decks or anything else the target age group would spend their disposable income on.
I miss the PS1 era Sony.