That's right, the "big Nintendo fan" me finally got my very first Sony Playstation system cheap with my Christmas moneyz. (Though, I've played them prior at friend's/relative's.) I figured I should broaden my gamer horizons, and frankly, I'm a big fan of retro games, regardless how "bad" the graphics have aged. (Frankly, I'll take expressionism over realism any day.)
It's the oftentimes lambasted "Playstation Classic." (To go with my NES & SNES Classic.)
Is it as bad as every Youtuber, and such say?
Honestly, no, sorry Sony-fanboys whom are bashing it, but as somebody who's never played most of the games on it, I've been enjoying it. (Only games for it I've played prior were the GBA version of "Rayman," and FF7 on a friend's system briefly.)
I've even enjoyed some of the obscure/niche games on it like "Jumping Flash," (which Guinness regards as the very first 3D Platformer) "Wild Arms," "Oddworld," and even Namco's Mr. Driller.
Sure I admit, I'd like to of had "Castlevania: Symphony," (never played it, but I'm a huge CV fan) and Crash Bandicoot, (I assume they were excluded, because they're already being rereleased on the PS4.) instead of certain games included, but many of the games on it are still enjoyable, and I actually like it that they included a few obscure ones, and not just popular ones.
Sure it doesn't have as many features as the NES & SNES Classic, (screen settings would've been nice, as a "CRT Filter" would make them look less pixelized) but it does have ONE major improvement over the Nintendo ones.
Using the "Resume Point" does NOT annoyingly override the original main game's save data. (unless you manually save the game) Granted, you only get one Resume point per game this time, (basically giving you two separate saves per game) but sense nearly every game already uses save data, you don't really require it like some NES games, and such. It has come in handy for games like "Jumping Flash" though. (I love that game now.)
I've especially enjoyed the popular Metal Gear Solid, and FF7 games too, (now I see why those are so popular, and I'll definitely be playing as Snake & Cloud in SSBU if I ever get a Switch.) I'm surprised those reviewing the PSClassic don't give it any kudos for having those games on it, or cult-classics like "Oddworld" on it. (Guess 'cause by now, nearly every PS fan has played those to death, and don't care to revist them.)
It's kinda a shame to hear the PSClassic has been unsuccessful. (The Gamestop employee told me they can barely sell them, probably due to the bad reviews, and such) That, and Nintendo stating they officially don't want to make a N64 or Gameboy Classic which probably means these collectable plug-and-play mini recreation consoles are coming to an end soon. Don't expect a mini N64, or PS2 on the store shelves anytime soon. Or even an improved Playstation Classic.
(Hopefully, Sega will at least eventually release the new Sega Genesis they've been teasing.)
That said, while I'm not going to deny it has flaws, it honestly isn't as bad as all the Youtubers, wannabe-reviewers, wannabe-AVGNs, and such say. My only major beef with it honestly was it's original MSRP of $100, which is too much for a "plug-and-play" system aimed at more casual gamers. I'm lucky to of gotten it nearly half price, but Sony kinda shot themselves in the foot, by charging so high for it.
That, and the USB power cord didn't come with a AC adapter as the box states. (Though, my NES/SNES Classic ones work perfectly on it.) Just buy one of those multi-USB AC adapter plugs for it, which isn't hard to find.
That said, I think it's more worth it around the NES/SNES Classic's price, and not as bad as some say, and a nice way to revist the 32-bit era in all it's low-polygon, or pre-rendered glory. I'm going to go play "Jumping Flash." "Snake?! SNAAAAAAAAKE!"