The full list of games has been revealed! Here's what we think of them.
Looking at both NA and JP versions of the PlayStation Classic, there's nothing on either that makes me need one. OK, maybe Parasite Eve, but a single game alone does not a purchase make.
I think the Japanese lineup edges out the rest in terms of better games, though nothing on either lineup makes me have to buy it.
I'm pretty disappointed in the final list. I think it hardly represents the classics of that era, and misses out on a lot of what I would consider to be the 20 essential games on the platform. Of course, many of those games are seeing re-releases, remasters, or even simply availability on the PSN as a PS One Classic.
Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy VII are great additions, but why Twisted Metal over Twisted Metal 2 (which was a far more classic PS1 game). Not to mention that there are plenty of games associated with the PS1 that are clearly missing, like Crash, Spyro, MediEvil, and many others that obviously were excluded in interest of their remake counterparts on the PS4.
The novelty of playing a bunch of classic games is kind of lost when the system isn't actually filled to the brim with the games that made the PS1 a classic.
I think Japan has the stronger lineup of the two. In general, both are great. There are a lot of good games here and they really exemplify what set the PlayStation apart.
Most of those games I already own via the PS Store, so I'm really not seeing the point in investing in a Classic. It's great to see so many PlayStation-defining classics on the console, but their availability in the online store almost makes this mini-console moot.
I have the dreaded "mixed feelings" about this one, chief. On one hand, it's wild to see Revelations: Persona, a game nobody cared about in the 90s, show up here due to how far Atlus has come since. On the other hand, that is not a game that comes to mind, as much as I'm into Shin Megami Tensei, as a "PlayStation Classic."