I agree.Guess i was living in an alternative reality at the time where 3D multiplatform games generally ran at higher framerates, with better effects, higher details and smoother textures on PS1. Developers commenting about PS1's higher 3D capabilities were also mirages surely. An actual Saturn developer posted earlier in this thread, did you read it? So you are saying that Saturn could run Porsche Challenge (1997) or even Rage Racer (1996) at same fidelity and performance and could produce the likes of Ridge Racer Type 4, Ace combat 3 or Vagrant Story late into his life cycle?... What 3D Saturn game PS1 couldn't possibly match and exceed exactly? Let's just agree to disagree, Saturn had its advantages in matter of 2D, but i am not particularly fond of this trendy historical revisonism about the machine's 3D capabilities compared to PlayStation. As widely known PlayStation was architectured to be a 3D machine from the ground up contrary to its competitor and the games did the talking. For me that's the end of it.
No doubt Saturn had some good games, VF2 looked good, but let’s face it, PS1 3D is better. More fluid, transparencies were easy and common in games, fire effects werent always big blocky messes like Saturn etc…. Even something like cgi cutscenes were better on PS1 because I’m pretty sure their decoding program was better. I think PS1 was JPEG and Saturn was mpeg1. Whatever the reason was Saturn games had grainy fmv and cgi.
What you got on this thread are a few hardcore Saturn supporters with their what-if scenarios on hardware and games where if Saturn had an extra 3 years it would had been equal or better than PS1.
All devs had to do is get better doing dual cpu programming or whatever and Saturn games would eventually blow past PS1.
All I know is seeing what kinds of games were out for both systems when I had a PS1 was that the 3D games were noticeably better. Everyone said 2D games were better on Saturn: I won’t disagree. Even though I didn’t play capcom fighters to witness them, I’ll take peoples word for it big sprite based 2D games were better on Saturn.