Xenogears, Vagrant Story Slated To Become PS1 Classics
The PlayStation Store is now home to tons of fantastic PS1 classics, and role-playing fans have been quite satisfied with current offerings.
But they're about to become even happier, as a new list of games rated by the ESRB continue to prove that the PS1 was indeed an RPG juggernaut. Whenever the ESRB re-rates old games and lists the PS3 and PSP as intended platforms, we usually know the score before the official announcement arrives. According to Examiner.com, several notable titles are on the way to digital reincarnation:
- Arc the Lad III
- Legend of Mana
- R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
- Threads of Fate
- Vagrant Story
Obviously, the most notable are those last two, arguably two of the greatest RPGs to grace any platform ever. It's a tad depressing as it only further illustrates just how awesome Squaresoft really was, and just how far Square-Enix has fallen, but we'll try not to think about that. Instead, we prefer to think of it this way: some of the greatest games ever will soon be available to a new, wider audience.
And for the record, while I was the RPG king in those days, I regret to say I never played Xenogears. Not being a fan of the mech/sci-fi setting and preferring my Final Fantasy, Suikoden, and Wild ARMs games, I stupidly passed on it. Maybe if there's a lull next year I can give it a try...
12/29/2010 10:31:05 AM Ben Dutka