Sony joined the bandwagon of bringing the dead back to life after it recently announced its PlayStation Classic, a small-sized reincarnation of the 1994 console, with almost identical color, design and logo. What’s more is that, it is equipped with 20 free games that are receiving mixed reactions from gamers.
Although the final list isn’t confirmed yet, some of the pre-loaded games include Wild Arms, Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, Resident Evil and Jumping Flash.
Just a day after its release, critics were already scrutinizing PlayStation’s latest re-earthing of such an iconic and nostalgic gadget from the 90’s. For one, it is following in the footsteps of one of its biggest competitors, Nintendo, which also released its NES Classic Edition, a downsized replica of the original NES.
Gamers are also concerned that bringing back old games from the pre-tech era with terrible 3D effects could be confusing especially since most people are used to analogue controls nowadays, a crucial feature missing from the retro gaming era.
While the lineup was a hit among most nostalgic fans, there are some suggestions that could probably make the pre-loaded list even more awesome:
This game presents worms not in their natural state of inching underground, these creatures are actually spunky militants that constantly fight with each other. The multiplayer, turn-based game has a simple premise but packs the right amount of punch that most games lack. While other combative playstation iteration are much more gruesome, Worms Armageddon is a mix of battle strategy and light-hearted humor to keep the game from getting too serious. Its funny and silly components make it an enjoyable classic for most players.
This is a 1998 puzzle game wherein you control a character who must find a way out of the chaos while in the middle of the moving dice. Ever since its demo reached the market via an insert in the Official US PlayStation Magazine, it has amassed some serious following and IGN even gave it a 9 out of 10 rating. Back in its popular days, Devil dice was compared to Tetris, one of the most addictive puzzle games of all time. The game has sold more than a million copies and spawned spin-offs – Xi Jumbo and Xi Coliseum – which were released in Asia.
Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night
The lineup for the pre-loaded games in the PlayStation Classic became an eyebrow-raising for some after the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was left out in the dark. Arguably one of the most influential games of the PS1, this role-playing game raised the bar when it comes to others of the same genre.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night became a massive hit, thanks to critics that became an instant promotion in behalf of the game. Exploring Dracula’s castle has a lot of surprises, including traps and battles Alucard must win over.
This timeless horror game definitely deserves to be brought back. It packs a lot of jump-scare moments, from the distant blow of the wind to the soft sounds surrounding your character. Although Resident Evil may be the pioneer in the genre for the advanced weaponry in killing enemies that became the inspiration for other games like The Evil Within and Dead Space, Silent Hill was the first that have limited options in combating the undead.
The survival game revolves around Harry Mason and his search for his lost daughter in the fictional town of Silent Hill, where a harrowing ritual happened. It was well received in the market and even made it to other consoles. Years after it was released, a film adaptation was even made.
While other games boast of graphics, Alundra is admirable for its addictive trait despite the easy gameplay. This RPG is about the titular character who can enter people’s dreams and end their nightmares. Perhaps, what’s notable about this game are the dungeons as there are a lot of places to explore.