Submitted by LeiAndLove 518d ago | opinion piece

Video Game Remakes: Nintendo, You’re Doing It Wrong

In the midst of the recently announced Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Smart When Shouting examines the major faults most of Nintendo's modern video game remakes have. (3DS, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Super Mario 64, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Wii, Wii U)

Jadedz  +   518d ago
I believe DKCR is a good title to port to the 3DS
They should add online for co-op play. Maybe this port is just a means to help fund the Retro Studios Wii U title(s).
Theyellowflash30  +   518d ago
I disagree, The Windwaker was never in widescreen and has a unique art style. That should be remade for Wii U. It looks awesome.

DKC Returns was an amazing game hampered by some waggle controls. I beat the game on Wii but I look forward to downloading this on my 3DS for the better control options.
kirbyu  +   518d ago
I agree with you on Wind Waker. Making it HD ruins the artstyle.

I disagree with you on DKCR. I don't mind motion controls. What I hate is when you have to get up and point the Wii Remote.
chadboban  +   518d ago
I never had to point the Wii Remote in DKCR. Unless you're talking about the use of the Wii Remote pointer in other games that is.
kirbyu  +   518d ago
I am. I don't get why everyone hates motion controls and no one hates the standing up and pointing.
chadboban  +   518d ago
Never had to stand up and point either man, works great sitting from my couch, maybe you should change the position of your sensor bar.
#2.2.1 (Edited 518d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(1) | Report
Qrphe  +   518d ago
I was very excited for DKCR on the Wii since DKC is my favorite platformer series on the SNES but was very disappointed instead. It might have been a good game for those who play through it all but it did not have the DKC charm from back in the day.
kirbyu  +   518d ago
I had the original version on Wii, but I gave it to a GameStop-like store for a reason I don't know (this game was awesome). I was planning on buying a new copy, but then this was announced Do we know for sure that this 3DS version is just like the original? I already know about the downscaled graphics and the different contorls, but are there any other differences. Is the game shorter? Did they get rid of Cranky's shop or anything like that?
Venox2008  +   518d ago
I dont know actually, I think it will have same content.. but I'm still hoping for some new extra stages.. and I think that there's a decent chance for that :)
TruthbeTold  +   517d ago
I'd say that everything looks to have a lower polygon count, but with the texturing, it looks pretty much the same. AND it can be played in 3D, which makes everything look fuller and more tangible anyway. You should download the free trailer on the 3DS EShop and check it out. I'm personally going to buy it again just to play it with the 3D effect, and to support Retro.
#4.2 (Edited 517d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Yodagamer  +   518d ago
I'm looking forward to it, its a great game and it translates perfectly into 3d
jakmckratos  +   518d ago
I honestly never played either and the fact Wind Waker is a full remake made it really appealing and the fact Donkey Kong is a side scroller on a handheld is more appealing. I honestly don't believe full priced side scrollers have a place on home consoles. I might pick both these up.
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   518d ago
i really wish nintendo would make another mario 64 type game instead of the side scrolling crap they keep doing every year.
InMyOpinion  +   518d ago
Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 are exactly that, and they will probably announce a new one for Wii-U soon.

Best platform games on any console this gen.
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   518d ago
i want a part 2 to the n64 version
chadboban  +   518d ago
Mario Sunshine? Galaxy? NSMB isn't all Nintendo has been doing you know.
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   518d ago
ok mario sunshine was on the n64 and galaxy was good but i want a 2nd part to mario 64..i loved that game and im not even a nintendo fan but i played that game for hours and hours
chadboban  +   518d ago
Sunshine was on the cube bro. And who knows what the next 3D Mario will be like. They have confirmed that they are making a 3D Mario for the Wii U so we'll have to wait until E3 to see how that turns out, maybe it'll be exactly what you want and maybe it won't, all I know is that I'm excited to see what they show off.
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   518d ago
oh yes the cube .. you right..i forgot about gamecube. well im excited to see what they bring out as well. im dying to see how the next zelda will look, i also recall playing zelda on the 64 for hours...i guess u can say the n64 was my fav nintendo console
#7.3.1 (Edited 518d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report
Kevlar009  +   518d ago
Nintendo sees remakes as a way to reintroduce stellar titles to people who may not have experienced them. They aren't going to say "use an emulator, and they aren't just going to rehash the same game and visuals and call it a remake.

Nintendo has used remakes to support the DS and 3DS, which is the point the author is making. Early adopters aren't getting the best they should
bullymangLer  +   518d ago
maybe limbo would look better in S. 3D than just HD
tweet75  +   518d ago
as a bonus with DKCR on 3ds donkey country 1, 2 and 3 should be thrown in as unlockables and maybe even donkey kong 64
#10 (Edited 518d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
TruthbeTold  +   517d ago
That would be cool, but I doubt that the storage space of the cartridge would allow for that. It's only like 2 gigs as of right now.
#10.1 (Edited 517d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Thepcz  +   518d ago
i didnt buy dk returns on wii
its still too damn expensive

it should be £20 by now but its still full price
Sgt_Slaughter  +   518d ago
Look at the Game Boy/SNES days. They made portable Donkey Kong games after DKC was released based off of the console version.
LeiAndLove  +   517d ago
They made them for the Game Boy Advance after the original games stopped being easily available to most consumers. There's nothing wrong with that.

The problem, as mentioned in the article, is that the game isn't even three years old and is still available with no problem.
PopRocks359  +   517d ago
I'm not sure I follow. The Devil May Cry games were still readily available on PS2 shelves when the HD collection came out. Same with Prince of Persia and God of War. In fact God of War has another collection that includes every game in the series when there are two collections and God of War III all available for PS3 right now.

I see what you're getting at, but it's not like porting the game to the 3DS with some control and graphics upgrades is all that bad. If anything, it's a great way to introduce more people to the game. And I do emphasize the word port because from what I'm seeing there isn't a great deal of significantly noticeable upgrades being used here. Wind Waker HD is a different story entirely.
#12.1.1 (Edited 517d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
LeiAndLove  +   517d ago
I would actually disagree, for the most part. The PS2 stopped being the "readily available" system once the PS3 hit its market stride, meaning that most consumers wouldn't have easy access to them unless they hunted for used copies. And I excuse the God of War III one because it was part of a series collection.

It's very money-grubbing and leaves a bad taste that many of Nintendo's other remakes/ports have. And as far as I'm aware, Wind Waker's story is the same, it's the graphical style that's been changed along with a few additional features.
wiiulee  +   517d ago
lol..these haters always have some nonsense to say....since when has nintendo got any games wrong...they are the best game makers for a reason...and that was a great game announcement.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   517d ago
If people like remakes because-

-They get to play a game from a system they did not own.
-They want to see the game with new controls or in HD.

Who am I to argue?
MORE Importantly, who is Nintendo to Argue?

As long as new games are coming, let them make all of the Remakes that other gamers want...
You don't have to buy them, just wait for the New games.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

SWTOR Lowdown: Party On The PTS

1h ago - Joe from Gadgets And Khajiits brings you info on PTS patch 2.9! | PC

EVE Online Has A New Executive Producer

1h ago - CCP Games has announced today that their sc-fi MMO game EVE Online has a new Executive Producer:... | PC

Wooden Sen'SeY review (Wii U eShop) by Wii's World

1h ago - Wii's World reviews the recent eShop release "Wooden Sen'SeY" - an indie platformer with a Japane... | Wii U

Activision unveils new Eon's Elite Skylanders figurines

2h ago - Fans of Activision's Skylanders series will soon have new limited-edition figurines with which to... | PC

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review: More than a War Game | GamerTell

2h ago - From the review, "War is often glorified when it comes to the world of modern video games, but ne... | PC
Related content from friends