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We play a lot of PlayStation 1-era games here at Game Informer as part of our Replay show. We have a soft spot in particular for survival-horror games of that era, in all their paddle-handed, flat-face glory. Indie devs have turned to games from the pixelated age of 8- and 16-bit games for inspiration, and for good reason: They look cool. But what of those angular, aliased and grubby-looking PS1 and Saturn games? Does anyone remember those? Apparently, a Japanese indie developer does, and he's tapping into the style for an all new adventure.
There's not much to see yet from Takaaki Ichijo's game Back in 1995, but the clip below should instantly show what he's going for. It captures the essence of those mid-'90s games, with their funky textures, flashing seams, and amateurish camera work. While terrible controls would make it more accurate of an experience, we're hoping he goes easy on us in that department.
Ichijo says that we'll be seeing more of the game at the Tokyo Indie Fest 2015, in the early part of May.
[Source: Rely on Horror via Kotaku]
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Love the walk cycle!
This had better be a damn good game. It's harsh to look at and I get he's trying to go for that 90's look but I would go as far to assume that most gamers' eyes are trained to see smoother textures.
I will not be buying this. I hate the PS1 graphics. They are to rough on the eyes.
I know some other people have nostalgia for it, but I like to keep those in the past.
Huh, interesting. I'd like to see more of this...
Please bring this to ps4. It would make me feel like I'm back in the golden days. Ps4 trophies, classic scares, and just good times.
I would love to see some more games with N64/Ps1 style graphics. I hope this is released on PC, though.
I hope they get this right, because it's not about the graphics but about the gameplay. Seems they have the opposite done so far (although not much is known about the gameplay yet).
Fixed that for you.
they should put this on PS4.
there is absolutely no justification for this