I’m a big fan of PS and PS2 game generation, so I honestly thought PS Classic is a must-have retro console. Instead, it only invokes the worst in me.
PlayStation Classic is only compatible with official PlayStation Classic controllers
does not have a disc drive
It is not possible to purchase additional games
There are no plans to bring new content or updates to PlayStation Classic post-launch.
I just… hate it. PS and PS2 were all about creative freedom, exploration, pushing the technological limits. This one is twisted in its nature; it’s like an evil twin. Oh look, it’s got a similar design! It’s got the same launch sound! It asks you to change discs, just like the first one did! But the concept is wicked, and the games list is not really worth it. I’d better plug in my PS2. It’s not perfect, but I’ve had a nice Chrono Cross rerun recently on a big plazma TV.
My point is, it’s not that hard to find PS and PS2 games, many people still sell them, some shops even have a special section. The consoles themselves are also still available; PS2 actually costs less than this new “Classic” thing. The purpose of this retro console, the media attention (even negative attention counts!), the reasons to buy this… I don’t get it at all. It’s 100% anti fun console to me.