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Submitted by hellerphant 827d ago | opinion piece

Black Mesa - Setting the bar for HD remakes

MMGN.com writes: Black Mesa sets the bar for what gamers should expect from a HD-remake. Instead of a money making exercise, we want a real HD-remake that reminds us exactly why we loved the original in the first place. We need more than just upscaled graphics and little differences. I want to look at a HD-remake and be wowed like I was when I saw Black Mesa for the first time. (3DS, Black Mesa, Culture, Dev, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

DoomeDx  +   827d ago
Since when is Black Mesa an HD remake?

I can play Half Life 1 in HD aswell without a remake.

Its just Half Life 1 recreated in the Source engine. And they did a perfect job at it!

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DoomeDx  +   827d ago
Why are 3ds, xbox. psvita etc in the search tags?
CaptCalvin  +   827d ago
Because the author is trying to say that Black Mesa sets the bar for HD remakes in general.
CaptCalvin  +   827d ago
HD doesn't inherently mean a certain resolution. It stands for High Definition, which can refer to anything from graphics to audio etc.
peowpeow  +   827d ago
Regardless, this sets the bar for remakes!
Slugg3r  +   827d ago
Even with some of it's bugs and some glitches, It is truly the best remake I've ever seen. Not only did it stay true to original, it even improved on it. This is just what I would expect from those $40 remakes, keep the feel of the original, but add enough to make it feel fresh again. Oh and this one was free.
peowpeow  +   827d ago
Did they redo the voice acting!? If so, I'm quite impressed with how spot on they are in comparison!
CaptCalvin  +   827d ago
They did actually. They modernized the lines a bit but haven't changed the tone. The scientists were supposed to sound very deliberately snobbish and they still do. Some kids these days take everything too seriously and complain about this.
Xof  +   827d ago
So the original Half Life supports HD resolutions and aspect ratios.

But wasn't there already a re-make of HL1 with the HL2 engine?

So that would make this Black Mesa thing the -third- "HD Half Life," right?
DoomeDx  +   827d ago
You mean Half Life Source?

That wasnt really a remake. They just upgraded it to run with Source. thats it. There was no diffrence at all, just ragdolls and shadows.

This however, is a game thats made from the ground up.
CapsLocke  +   827d ago
What is HD remake? Half-life can run in 1920x1080.
CaptCalvin  +   827d ago
Like I said above. HD stands for High Definition, and can refer to many things and has no standard. You can even argue that it's subjective.
DeadlyFire  +   827d ago
In general it means an upgrade from previous version in a new set of graphics which means HD remake. Its a simple concept.
ninjahunter  +   827d ago
Wow, Someone makes an article that should empower gamers, people get butt hurt over semantics and enable companies to continue butt raping them. Gj guys, have a slow clap for your efforts.
t0mmyb0y  +   827d ago
Damn totally forgot about this project. Half-Life is one of my most memorable shooters growing up. Can't wait to replay it for....I don't know how many times I played HL :P
Venox2008  +   824d ago
are there any news when xen levels will be finished?

and any news about opposing force remake release date?

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