Virtual Game Station
First game up was Driver. Connectix dosen’t claim to support it, but it was pretty impressive. The graphics and game speed were up to scratch, but there was no sound. Also, the save file corrupted – very annoying. And, the program crashed every so often. Still, playing Driver on a Mac wiled away a few hours. Next up was Resident Evil 2. This is supported, and it worked perfectly, the graphics were smooth and the sound was stunning. And the save option worked. More impressive was International Superstar Soccer Pro 98 (ISS). Even though Connectix doesn’t claim to support it, ISS work almost perfectly – the graphics were a bit blocky, and without a game pad it’s very tricky. But all the features were there, and it’s always a pleasure to thrash the Hun. Gran Turismo was pretty impressive as well. The racing was fast and the graphics stunning.
The problem with VGS is its price – £35. For £100 you can get a PlayStation with a control pad and three games. When you add the price of a control pad and a few games to VGS, it costs more than a PlayStation. If you already own these, VGS is a cheap alternative to use at work – although how this would go down with the boss is questionable. Or, if you’re into gadgets it’ll let you show off. However, for full compatibility with all PlayStation games there’s only one option – a PlayStation.