Xbox 1 vs. Playstation 1

Xbox 1 vs. Playstation 1

by Steve Napierski to Videos

This review of the Xbox One versus the original Playstation sure saved me a lot of money. I already own an original Playstation, PSOne, PS2 (which can play Playstation games), and a Playstation 3 (which can play both Playstation and PS2 games). What more do I need?

First off, I once again recommend watching this video before buying a new console.

Second, is it odd that I am more interested in getting a Wii U over either a Playstation 4 or Xbox One?

Lastly, I have never played a Spyro game in my life. Which one would be a good one that holds up to the test of time, but isn’t crap either?

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Discussion (5)¬

  1. yue
    yue says:
    January 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    “Second, is it odd that I am more interested in getting a Wii U over either a Playstation 4 or Xbox One?”
    It isn’t, don’t worry about it.

  2. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    January 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    It’s not odd, you have been known to like Nintendo more than the other companies, maybe it’s because of the strong 1st party titles, as long as Mario, Zelda, Metroid and Star Fox live, I will always want their consoles (I wanted to include Pokemon in the list but i am tired of they not doing something bold for a change, always with the same games just adding Pokemon, and it’s getting really weird now)

  3. Ratys
    Ratys says:
    January 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    As kind of a fanboy of original Spyro trilogy I felt like I could give advice on the matter: Those games aren’t particularly hard or story-driven, so you’ll have a great time firing them up from time to time just to relax and enjoy pretty scenery, groovy music and decent voice acting.

    1. First game, Spyro the Dragon, maintains that special atmosphere of wonder and mystery throughout the entire playthrough and doesn’t have much by way of complicated mechanics, difficulty mainly lies in precise glides in certain levels – and spying out the routes for said glides, which is a clever way to showcase the awesome level design.
    2. Second, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage (sometimes Gateway to Glimmer) has much improved visuals, animation and sounds, but is kind of monotone when compared to the colorfulness of the first one. Some new mechanics, lots and lots of mini-games (some of which can be brutal), considerably less of those “glide puzzles”. Also has actual characters!
    3. Third, Spyro: Year of the Dragon, feels like a slight step-back quality wise, but more than makes up for it in quantity: more mini-games, different controllable characters (for certain levels and mini-games), more and bigger levels in general. There are even skateboard trickshows and skateboard races.

    So yeah. If you need a carefree 3D platformer that’s not as infuriating as any of the Crash Bandicoot titles – give Spyro a try. Order not at all important, but chronological is probably the best.

    • Omnithea
      Omnithea says:
      January 1, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

      This sums it up nicely. Any of the original trilogy which was made by Insomniac. Nothing crapped out afterwards. Not counting Skylanders. I haven’t played them so I can’t judge.

    • Deweysaurus Rex
      Deweysaurus Rex says:
      January 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

      Agreed, but if you just want to play a single game, I’d recommend Ripto’s Rage before the other two. Considering these are my top three games of all time, I still strongly suggest the “play them in chronological order” route.