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Submitted by Venomousfatman 1138d ago | opinion piece

Why HD Collections Are Great

There are times when there is just way too many games to play. With the complete lack of time available to do anything in life, you won't ever get to play every game that you want. This is true for both old and new games that are released or have been around for a very long time. Even though most gamers out there will make the effort to go back and find copies of games they have missed out on before, many more just don't have the time or the will to search for older games they skipped over. Enter the HD Collection. A little something that many take for granted. It brings not only some great value in one package but also enhances the original experience for everyone who missed out and anyone who wants to jump back in for another go. (inFAMOUS Collection, Jak and Daxter HD Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, PS3, Xbox 360)

Neko_Mega  +   1138d ago
Ok, how are some of those HD collections? God Of War I can see and some of the others, but not all over them are HD. They came to PS3.
Abash  +   1138d ago
Killzone Trilogy has been a great buy so far, really enjoying Killzone HD and I will be doing new playthroughs of Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 and spending a LOT of time in Killzone 3's multiplayer since I have all the DLC now
Godmars290  +   1138d ago
And I just see cheap cash-ins that cover for a lack of being able to develop titles. Anything beyond a FPS anyway.

Though I do like the idea of being able to play some of the Ratchet and Clank titles.
from the beach  +   1138d ago
Heh, I think your post sums up how a lot of people probably feel - these are cheap cash-ins ... but I kinda want to get that one ... and that one ...
StockpileTom  +   1138d ago
After the closure of Zipper it looks like an HD Collection may be the only hope of seeing a good SOCOM game again...
MacUser1986  +   1138d ago
As a gamer for over almost thirty years it's sad that I'm more excited for HD remakes than most of the "new" titles coming out.
karlowma  +   1138d ago
I play my SNES far more than my X360 and PS3 combined.

HD is over-rated. Lol.
MacUser1986  +   1138d ago
I hear that mate, the game I was really excited about this year were the remakes of Doom 3, KillZone and Nights into Dreams. Nothing new or excited anymore though I cannot wait for Sly 4.
Soldierone  +   1138d ago
Yeah kinda sad I was more excited to buy a game that came out 20 years ago more than anything this Fall lol
taquito  +   1138d ago
they are great if you dont have a 4 year old desktop pc or newer, if you do, and can follow very basic instructions, they are a blatant rip-off

pcsx2 plays 99% of ps2 games in 1080p at 60 frames with anti aliasing which these "hd" remakes never seem to have enough of and aren't full hd as they are usually 720p and only run at 30 frames

on pcsx2 you can play games like persona 3 and 4, kingdom hearts 1 and 2, fatal frame 1 and 2 and 3, ffx, ffx-2, ffxii, ect...ect...ect....

nearly any ps2 game, just pop the original disc in your pc's dvd drive, launch pcsx2, sonfigure your xbox 360 or ps3 controller however you want and play

with a few other emulators you can play nearly all wii games, gamecube, ps1, ds, psp, snes, nes, genisis, ect...

I know there are many people who don't want to fuss with it and i get that, but I'm telling you, if you put the time in, you can get the best possible "hd" remake on pc for free if you own the original disc.

here's a link to pcsx2 site, it rocks, it does take about 10 min to set up, just follow the included read me or I think there is also a tutorial on the website and definatly one on youtube.

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tweet75  +   1138d ago
its cool to get trophies on older titles before this generation
Cam977  +   1138d ago
Despite the obvious greed behind them, I LOVE THEM! It updates classic games to a standard never seen before! Without them, classic PS2 games would eventually drown out in today's world.

I need the R&C HDT next, right now I'm thoroughly enjoying the MGS:HDC on my PS Vita because it is simply brilliant! It gives me huge satisfaction when I sneak up behind and subdue a guard to slit his neck by running my index-finger along the Vita's rear touch-pad.
nevin1  +   1137d ago
I have a BC and a PS2 system. No need to rebuy old games for trophies.

If you people were smart, you will hold onto your PS3/360 considering PS4/720 may not have BC.

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