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So I just picked up a PS3 over the weekend and I got that urge to play a few classic PSX games. Mainly Oddworld Abes Oddessey. I went digging tho my box of old consoles to find my PSX games, but couldnt find them, just the psx console itselt. I really want to play this game again, I dunno why but I do.

I found it pretty cheap online for about 10 bucks shipped. Now I just wanna know this: How do the PSX games look on the PS3; on lets say a 50+ in 1080p HDTV? Is it gonna be crappy looking or pixielated... is it gonna be worth the 10 bucks to play or even worth the time to play?

I tried looking arond but all I found was some video showing how well the PS3 makes PSX games and it ended up being FF7 on PSX vs FF7 Tech Demo...

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I have a 40 inch LCD and I have to say that PSX games do look pretty good. They are stretched a bit but considering its on such a big tv it does a good job adapting it.
Its not so bad that you wont be able to get used to it.
 

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The only games I have played were FF games and other RPG's, I find RPG's are the only PS1 games that age decently and are the only ones that I can play.

Good stories always age well.
 

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I had a 20GB PS3 about a year ago and had some PS1 games, they didn't look that bad on my 22in monitor at 720p resolution. But, the PS3 did up scale the picture. Honestly, the best way to play a PSX game now is on an emulator from your computer. IMO
 

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The problem is that older games were formatted for full screen, I absolutely HATE the fact that people actually play some of them strecthed. It sickens me. It makes it look WORSE than it could if it was just run in full screen. LEARN TO CHANGE THE SETTINGS ON YOUR TV'S/MONITORS PEOPLE!
 

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The problem is that older games were formatted for full screen, I absolutely HATE the fact that people actually play some of them strecthed. It sickens me. It makes it look WORSE than it could if it was just run in full screen. LEARN TO CHANGE THE SETTINGS ON YOUR TV'S/MONITORS PEOPLE!


Learn to let people do whatever they want with their console. No need to be a control freak about others peoples ways of viewing a game.
 

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I think it's worth the 10 bucks to see for yourself. I personally don't mind them and feel some still hold up if you love the game so much.
 

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The PSX supports resolutions from 256Ã-224 to 640Ã-480, so that upscaled to your TV is what you should expect.

The PS3 might be rendering them at a much higher res though... sure, the textures are still low res, but you don't get the crappy edges that you get from upscaling normally.
 

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The PS3 might be rendering them at a much higher res though... sure, the textures are still low res, but you don't get the crappy edges that you get from upscaling normally.

the PS3 cant render the games past their own set limit, it will upscale instead.

for me the graphics dont mean anything if i love the game enough. i still play MGS1, also have my copies of RE1 and RE3, havnt tried them out yet, playing too much RE5.
 

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yea it......idk lol PSX era was my favorite so i dont really mind the graphics : ). its rly just gonna look the same it did when you first played it....i dont notice anything with that upscaling feature.
 

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I thought it looked like utter crap

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But then again 3D games don't age very well

I have to completely agree that 3D games do not age gracefully in the least. However, to the OP it's really a personal call. Some don't mind the way it looks on a large HDTV. I find it hard to play even my PS2 games on my 57" set at this point. As much as I love a lot of my PSX/PS2 games and as good as they looked at the time it's just hard for me to look at it at this point.

Anyway, hell for 10 bucks why not pick it up even just for sentimental sake!
 
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