Looking back, is there one PlayStation game that turned you into a lifelong dedicated fan of the brand? Is it even possible to name only one?
MGS/Parasite Eve/Vagrant Story/Resident Evil/Crash Bandicoot/Syphon Filter/Final Fantasy etc etc etc. If there is one game, it would be Parasite Eve 2. It was one of the very few games back then that had different monsters/rewards/weapons in each of the four difficulties. I thought that was brilliant. And it was exclusive to the PS1. But what really made me love the Playstation is the huge variety of genres it had even back then and even right now neither Xbox nor Nintendo have. It is the best gaming console because it has something for everyone.
GT made me get a playstation but im not a fan of sony.
I don't really believe in being a fan of brands. Or at least not brand loyal. Things are always in flux. I always research when I'm ready to buy something and I get whatever is best at the time. For example, I have a Samsung phone, an Acer G-Sync monitor, a BenQ projector, a Sony tv, a Vizio tv, a Sony PS4, an Nvidia graphics card, Intel CPU, Mitsubishi car, etc. Being brand loyal makes no sense to me. I just get the product that makes the most sense for me at the time. There have been a lot of games that I've enjoyed on Playstation consoles over the years, though. Tenchu and Uncharted being some of the standouts.
Final Fantasy 7-8, FF tactics, gran tourismo, kartia, einhander, omnimusha, resident evil 2,metal gear solid and parasite eve... After those games, it was PlayStation for life :-)
I remember when X Games came out, that game was amazing. Downhill luge on Tahoe was my favorite. Oh, and Die Hard trilogy. Equally fantastic.
Not sure if your disagrees came from Xbox fanatics jealous of the very real list of games you mentioned or from saying Xbox and Nintendo have no variety. You were doing good man, didn't need to throw salt on the wound.
only a Playstation fan would say Xbox and Nintendo have no variety of games when Nintendo was the leader for years and years and xbox show the world how to do first person shooters. I have a Sega Dreamcast a Nintendo Wii a Super Nintendo a Playstation 4 and a Xbox One all hooked up to a Sony 46 hdtv. it feels great NOT to be a fanboy.
Crash, twisted metal, syphon filter
Final Fantasy 9 and Chrono Cross totally got me. Actually pretty much everything coming from Squaresoft was amazing.
Ape Escape, MediEvil, The Legend of Dragoon, and Twisted Metal for me.
Legend of dragoon, resident evil 2, final fantasy tactics , crash banditcoot, tombai etc etc but mostly legend of dragoon lol
Need for speed, R&C , Crash , Contra shattered soldier, Battle Arena Toshiden, Gradius V , R-type final . but mainly Need for speed.
Crash bash i think :) first game ever i played on ps1 :) good memories.
You liked Crash Bash? After i played Crash CTR with my friends for more than 3 months, i thought that we would like Crash Bash too. But in that time we are very ignorants and we didn't perceived why "naughty dog" doesn't appear in the box of the game, and why we didn't like to play it.
Crash bash is fun especially if you play it with your friends
And i played... 1 week...
God of war or mgs3 (I was late to both party's)
Same here. God of War on ps2 changed me completely.
Me god of war . Had a PS1 but games that time were only English .so I was very young and don't understand this language
Metal Gear Solid Resident Evil
Devil may cry Parraper the rapper Mgs Tomb raider Ff7 Shadow of the colossus The list could go on for a while
The first time I saw a PlayStation, I was at my cousin's house. He was playing Twisted Metal 2. My eyes were glued to the screen while he was playing. After he lost, he said we could do multi-player. I grabbed the second controller, picked Axel, and went for gold. I was floored. I had never played anything like it. I went on to play Metal Gear Solid, Oddworld, Medievil, Crash, Spyro, Croc, Street Sk8er, and so many others. Just incredible lineup. The diversity. The innovation. I've been hooked since I touched a DualShock.
I kinda liked PlayStation for the unique 3rd party support. It was Grand Theft Auto 3 for me (okay, that was on ps2 but still)
Probably the Wipeout series. Loved the futuristic setting and music.
Gran Tourismo. I remember reading about it in EGM back when i bought magazines religiously as the internet wasn't what it is today. My friend loaned it to me to borrow my one of my games and i never gave it back he just kept borrowing and returning until he went through my whole catalog. However GT was worth it and it was from that day i became a GT and Playstation loyalist. Hell the Playstation was the first console i bought on my own which also says alot.
Final Fantasy 7, Gran Tourismo and Metal Gear Solid. Too bad FF and GT series are broken and Metal Gear are multiplatt, so no care about sony anymore.
Yeah no one cares about Sony. That's why the 'bone is destroying it in sales. /s
I was a PC gamer up til Final Fantasy 7 launched on the PS1. Sony getting that as a timed exclusive or whatever was enough to convert me.
Not really 1 game as much as many, many, but their ideals. The concept of making new series every gen has always won me over. Its not the promise of a certain IP as much as its the promise of more new series. Too many to list lol.
Im not gonna say im a fan forever, that's just crazy. However what really put me on to playstation was Gow 3 and uncharted.
Jak and dexter!
God of War 1 & 2, & a lot of other PS games after these two!
Socom during the PS2 days. Dark Souls during the PS3 era.
Some of the games that made me a PlayStation fan during the PS1 era and made me into an even bigger PlayStation fan during the PS2 era are games like DOA Tekken Urban Chaos Bloody Roar Resident Evil Silent Hill Burnout Gex the Gecko Crash Bandicoot Twisted Metal Wipeout Burnout Midnight Club Tomb Raider Sly Cooper Jak & Daxter Rachet & Clank Spyro the Dragon Gran Turismo God of War WWF Smackdown Clock Tower Medievil Mark of the Kri & Rise of the Kisai Primal Maximo: Ghosts to Glory Dragonball Z Budokai and Budokai Tenkaichi Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Tony Hawks Pro Skater Street Sk8er No jrpgs because I wasn't into them around these times. I got into JRPG's during the PS3 era.
I have a big list too, is impossible choose just one!
MGS , parasite eve ,gran turismo
Im not particularly biased towards sony, but megaman legends 1/2 definitely were the games that made me think that playstation was a good platform.
FFIX and Shadow of the Colossus.
OMFG! I finished Shadow of Colossus 7 times, is one of my favorite games and didn't come to my mind as a game that did of me a PS fan forever... is because of that, i don't tell what is the list of best games to me, i'm scared to forget one loved game.
The original "Cool Boarders" on PS1. When I first saw that game at a friends house I was absolutely amazed. The rest is history.
Too many to name. Quality, diversity, and new IPs are what have kept me a Playstation fan.
Tenchu 2 Chase the Express Metal Gear Solid Soul Reaver Dino Crisis
Crash, Spyro, Jak and Daxter, Tekken and Sengoku Basara.
Ff7. Just an incredible game! It also helped that I was playing games like crash, spyro, ape escape and Ray man along with the other final fantasy games!
It was the Destruction Derby demo that launched with the PS1 that made me pull the trigger. I remember seeing it at a pals house and we played the shit out of it for hours and hours. I kind of felt that the PlayStation was special then and there but then I saw RidgeRacer and I knew it was special. There are too many games to count now but I always feel that Tekken, Tomb Raider and Wipeout made the console appear cool to people in their late teens like myself. I remember seeing Wipeout being played in a nightclub and thinking that gaming was finally becoming accepted.
The PS1 was fortunate to come out at an opportune moment. As far as most places outside of Japan were concerned, Sega were now a niche company in home console gaming who excelled at fighting games, driving and shoot em ups and Sega gave the impression of mysteriously turning their backs on the platform game genre and Sonic that had helped to make the Megadrive so popular. When Crash Bandicoot came out on PS1 he was honestly the closest that there now was to a modern, fun, Sonic game. Vitally for Sony, he released before the launch of the N64 and Mario 64. And even when the N64 came out, with its brilliant 3D adventures from Nintendo and Rare, PS1's CDs enbaling it to do FMV, could still give it an edge. Crash was a relatively linear 3D game that sometimes shifted to a 2D perspective, a precursor to Metroid Prime's morph ball in that respect. And Sony had 2 franchises, Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, that had at least 3 major games each on the PS1. Tomb Raider had been briefly on Saturn but, as relatively few wanted to buy a Saturn thanks to Sega's obscure nature at this point, most played it on PS1. But I mustn't underestimate that some of Saturn's genres were popular on the PS1 - including RPGS- so it was mainly Sega's brand at that time that was the problem in some places. The innovations of the PS3 - Cell, Bluray, a return of motion capture story driven games - have been well documented so I don't need to go over that again. The most curious aspect for me is the PS2. More powerful than the Dreamcast, but with slightly inferior ports of Dreamcast games (partly getting to grips with the Emotion Engine, partly because something about the Dreamcast's aesthetic capabilities and Sega's art style sometimes had an edge). The PS2 had more memory on on its discs than the Gamecube's tiny properietary ones but the Gamecube was fast and, in anything other than FMV (see the lovely Silent Hill 3 on PS2), technically better than the PS2. The original Xbox's tech specs, of cours, were another step again. And the Xbox ended up with a big library of third party games, except for Resident Evil and got more of Sega's Dreamcast era franchises- and their sequels- than PS2 did. So in the Playstation story, the 155 million sales of the PS2 compared to just over 20 million each for Xbox and Gamecube, is a worry to me. The Gamecube's price started out low and sometimes was bargain basement low just to try to get sales. Yet it had Waverace : Bluestorm, 1080 Avalanche, Luigi's Mansion, Viewtiful Joe, Resident Evil 4. Metroid Prime, Eternal Darkness. It wasn't reliant on just Mario and Zelda for adventures. PS2's huge sales don't reflect what Gamecube and Xbox, very capable machines, did. The water and lighting effects on Gamecube could be gorgeous. I put the PS2's large sales partly down to much of Europe being so Playstation focussed, its long standing brand name outside of gaming and being the first console to pay DVDs. The sheer number of games. The place for many RPG fans, whether in Japan or elsewhere. For me, they're not great gaming reasons for such high sales. But the PS2 goes to show how many unrelated factors , all combined, can add up to far more sales than could ever be predicted by looking at the product features themselves. And, for me, at least Sony truly earned their past sales successes when the PS3 came round and they lived up to providing emotional gaming, often for Western tastes. So it was purely the PS3 that made me appreciate the Playstation brand. Before then, its influence had often unfairly put some of its competition in the dark.
Thank you for reminding me to respond to this nonsense. Where to begin? How do you know how Sega was viewed around the world at the time of the PS1? You just make a ridiculous claim with nothing to back it up... and it's one of many. Crash is nothing like Sonic. No one would have seen him that way, and people looking for a Sonic game would NOT have gravitated towards Crash, instead. (Different kinds of games, so... yeah.) You briefly touch on Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, but what about ALL THE REST of the PS1 library? Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid? The PS1 is widely held as having one of the greatest libraries of all time, but you've cut its success down to FMVs and Crash Bandicoot, and not even the most popular franchises outside of that. Likewise, you attribute the PS2's success largely to Sony being popular in Europe, but ignorantly- or intentionally- leave out WHY that popularity existed. How the hell is it that when you bring out solid products with arguably the best software of their generation, that you're "unfairly" overshadowing the competition? That's some fanboy BS if I ever read it. Hell, did it not occur to you that there would HAVE to be more than passing interest for Sony's very first console to SHATTER sales records? Had a console even reached 50 million before then? And then to go on and sell greater than 50% more the next outing... but you chalk it up to such minor stuff. That's sad, at best.
Symphony of the night was my first playstation love. With many to follow
So many...if I had to choose only one though, I would have to say that Metal Gear Solid did it for me at that point in time.
Wild Arms or Suikoden. I originally bought a Playstation for Final Fantasy VII, but I had to wait for its release, so I bought Wild Arms and Suikoden to tide me over. Almost forgot about FF VII while playing those two. To this day, I make sure to buy the newest Playstation systems because I know that they will have a ton of JRPGs. I have a PS4 and am currently greatly anticipating Tales of Zestiria and Star Ocean 5.
Metal Gear Solid 3 and Final Fantasy XII. I was a bit late for the party, becoming a fan from ps2 gen and on.
The first PlayStation game that really grabbed me and blew my mind was Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Then a few months later Metal Gear Solid came out, which was a big turning point for me. I bought every PS console after that due to MGS exclusivity.
My founding lineup: MGS, Syphon Filter, Tomb Raider, and Resident Evil. But there have been so many exclusives since that cannot be rivaled.
The very concept of being a Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo "fan" is absolutely ludicrous to me. I make retail purchases based on quality, reviews, price, and personal preference. I would never buy a product in the interest of brand loyalty.
All the 3rd party titles.. I hated playstation at first because they killed sega but had no choice but to join when xbox stopped getting exclusives i like to play.. Im not a shooter person so i prefer 3rd person adventures and rpgs that sony delivers.. I get my platforming fixes on nintendo consoles.. It turns out that xbox has no place in my home now since mid life of the 360
Ff7, FF TACTICS, tomb raider, crash bandicoot, twisted metal 2
Twisted Metal 3, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Syphon Filter, Resident Evil 2, Tekken 3, etc made me a fan.
Nothing makes me a "fan forever" of a capitalistic company.
FF7. I bought the game on release along with the console.
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