Vita/PS1 Classics Snafu: Proving Gamers Have Enduring Memories
The PlayStation Vita is quite the advanced piece of technology. In reality, nobody really knows its true potential.
...and yet, what has garnered the most headlines (and the most emotional reaction from gamers) is the new v1.80 update, which brings certain timeless PS1 classics to Sony's nifty new portable. That was the idea, anyway.
But after many complained of being unable to grab their favorite PS1 titles right out of the gate, despite a few heavy hitters like Final Fantasy VII seemingly turning out fine, one thing is abundantly clear: Nostalgia is a powerful thing. As fickle as the gaming crowd can be, especially in this generation, the hardcore's dedication to the memorable era that ran between 1995 and 2000 is absolutely undeniable. Let's face it, very few interested young'uns are annoyed at this latest turn of events, nor is the Vita even designed with two-generation-old software in mind. It's for bigger and better things, yes?
But Sony may have underestimated, as they potentially underestimated in their removal of full PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility from the PS3. There are still a lot of die-hard fans of old-school experiences and they want them to be available if Sony promises that availability. Clearly, this is even more important to many new Vita owners than fancy new software. That might be shocking to some but to others, it's perfectly natural. No, Syphon Filter can't compare to what we have today; to compare it to Splinter Cell: Blacklist, for instance, would be downright absurd.
But that's not the point, is it? No, we want some of our all-time favorite games on the go, and that's that. This should prove that not everyone has opted to completely dismiss the past.
8/28/2012 8:59:12 PM Ben Dutka