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Fondest Playstation Memories

MattGardner |  Feb. 20, 2013 at 13:45

As we gear up for this evening's premier event (remember you can watch it here: ), the social networks have exploded with folks reminiscing over their favourite Playstation memories since the mid-90s. So let's all take a walk, arm in arm, down memory lane.

What have been your favourite Playstation moments and memories?

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Quietus  Feb. 20, 2013 at 14:05

Final fantasy 7. That is all.

To expand slightly, there are other gems too: Tekken 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, The 'Tales' series, Symphony of the Night. Ah, sweet memories.

ChrisHyde  Feb. 20, 2013 at 14:19

Given that my console gaming history is like a shrine to the big N, my only Playstation experience was playing through the whole of FFIX on my bro's PSOne.

Currently playing through it again on my PS3 courtesy of the recent Final Fantasy sale and loving every minute of it.

Late  Feb. 20, 2013 at 14:45

Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil 1, and Micro Machines V3. Yeah, that third one might not make many folks' lists, but it was one of my favourite games on the machine. :D

Add the early Command & Conquer games to that list.

Oh - and X-Com: Enemy Unknown.

Damn but the PS1 was a good console!

thecresta  Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:10


JonLester  Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:17

I still remember being blown away by absolutely everything in Metal Gear Solid (hell, I was even amazed that Psycho Mantis could move my controller OMFG seriously how is he doing that?!).

Completing FFIX was also amazing (my favourite FF game, and glad to see it's getting some love - good call ChrisHyde), though the fact that I shared a console with my sister meant that we often played it and saved without telling each other. I only got about half of the story in my first playthrough!

Tetra Master. Is awesome. Also Tekken.

So that's PSOne... are we doing PS2 as well? This could take a while...

EDIT: PS2: Crowding around a tiny telly with my mates to play GTA 3 every single evening. Play until busted or killed. Classic.

Last edited by JonLester, Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:42
CarlPhillips  Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:30

Two memories jump out for me - The first one being when I borrowed my friend's PSone for a weekend and proceeded to play through MGS from start to finish... without a memory card (it was quite the extensive session.) The other was when I first saw the Blitzball cinematic from Final Fantasy X. Utterly blew me away.

MattGardner  Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:42

Playing the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Chicago level demo on loop on my mate's PS1 was a true highlight. I never owned a PS1, so I only ever got snippets of games. Played FFVII on my PC.

Endless Mortal Kombat Trilogy and Tekken 2 tournaments, and the time we stayed up all night playing Resident Evil 2 rank high, as does PaRappa the Rapper.

But these were my days of Ninty fanboyism really...until Ico. Then I bought a PS2. Then I played FFX and cried buckets. Then Shadow of the Colossus happened and it threw all of my expectations of what games could be out of the window.

And the original Guitar Hero, of course.

More recently...JOURNEY. And Playstation Plus, which has made "subscription" a word that can mean fantastic consumer value, rather than "Milk them!! Milk them for all that they're worth!!!" and introduced me to plenty of games that I might never have played otherwise.

Last edited by MattGardner, Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:44
Quietus  Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:43

I too loved this game, especially the animated intro. My favourite intro, however, goes to Wild Arms. That whistling is just so good.

t4v  Feb. 20, 2013 at 17:02

If you are talking intros then you can't leave out Soul Blade (Edge)! It's one of only 3 non-RPG PS1 games it's kept (the others being Motorhead and Ghost in the Shell) and was a fighting game highlight for me.


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