Originally released all the way back in December of 1994, Sony's PlayStation helped to usher in a bold new era of 3D gaming. Of course, though revolutionary at the time, most of the titles available on this relic of gaming history now seem underwhelming, to say the least.
An era in which 2D sides-scrollers were out and rough, polygonal 3D environments were in, it's easy to look back and question just what people were thinking at the time. Titles like Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi and Bubsy 3D may seem horrendously mediocre by today's standards, but that doesn't mean they're indicative of the system's overall quality.
It may seem difficult to believe, but some original PlayStation games hold up mighty well today. They may be clunky and jagged, but it is hard to deny the charm of some of these experiences. In a modern era infatuated with dull, uninspired mud-brown and gun-metal gray textures, it's refreshing to see just how vibrant and full-of-life these once-beloved games can be.
The original PlayStation didn't need to rely on gimmicky control schemes or 4K resolution to stand out either, and in most cases, it's amazing to see just how well the visuals of many PS1 classics hold up in 2018.