Submitted by 32froshes 529d ago | opinion piece

If You're Going To Do An HD Collection, Do It Right

In days marked by the fuzzy, high-pitched glare of the cathode ray tube, resolution wasn’t such a concern, and games were not made with the understanding that five, ten, or twenty years down the line they might be plugged into a television on which their every pixel or polygon was blown up into a jagged, blocky distraction.

Once developers realized that, though, they certainly moved fast. (Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, PS3, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   529d ago
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 was the best I've seen in terms of remastering. Hopefully FFX will follow suit, which it looks to be. MGS HD was of course really well done as well though.
Heavenly King  +   529d ago
in FFX they reworking the textures and they are even giving more Polygons to the characters and environments. It cant get better than that dude.
_QQ_  +   529d ago
they should just make KH 1,2,and bbs with the upgrades as the collection and charge 60$ imo. I know allot of people who would buy that including myself
TenkoTAiLS  +   529d ago
Those three being the popular ones is why they are separating the sets as they are. KH 1.5 HD with KH, COM and 356/2 Days, and the followup KH 2.5 HD which will have KH2, BBS and Coded. (Not announced but its a no-brainer)

Lets face it sales of the two HD collections will be good this way. If they released one with KH, KH2 and BBS then followed it up with a collection with 356/2 Days and Coded with scenes from 3D, the sales on the second collection full of "side games" would be a lot less.

It's business sense to do it they way they are doing it to maximize sales and still release all the content.
Gigaguy777  +   529d ago
Charge $60? No. The 3 games put together are not worth $60, throw in another game or bump it to $40, $60 is way too high.
_QQ_  +   528d ago
yeah its obviously a better business decision to seperate the best games but honestly people only want those 3, i'm saying 60 because they are actually putting good work into the releases, just like WWHD will probably be 60, though the KH releases won't be as big of an improvement, it will be 3 games.I just hope this is them getting people up to speed before releasing KH3.
Hellsvacancy  +   529d ago
I can vouch for the Hitman HD collection, I thought it looked great, really sharp, especially Hitman Contracts

Killzone HD on the other hand doesnt look that much better than the PS2 version
CaulkSlap  +   529d ago
That one was probably easy considering Hitman games are all PC based. It's got to be so much harder to rework a console exclusive game that only exists as hard coded for specific incompatible old hardware.
Dark5tar1  +   529d ago
The MGS HD Collection, to me, was well worth picking up.
Blastoise  +   529d ago
Playing MGS HD on the Vita, its awesome. One of the few games I really feel have benefited from touch controls
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greatcrusader44  +   529d ago
Never got the chance to play MGS 3 Til I got the hd edition last year, Game was simply amazing, even after having 8-9 yrs to age.
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Heavenly King  +   529d ago
The best collections for me are:

MGS HD Collection
God of War Collection (the CGIs are a not sharp, but the game is treated in a great way)
God of War Origins Collection
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection
Ratchet & Clank Collection
Jak and Daxter Collection
Sly Cooper Collection

DMC collection is just crap. The games are just given more resolution and that's it. All the textures look like $hit. And the menus within the games are 9:6. Really poor "HD" collection. RE4 HD is another poor example of HD remastering, because it has the same treatment as DMC collection.

Kingdom Hearts and FFX Collection are looking really good.
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violents  +   529d ago
I have noticed a lot if I go back to play a game I thought was awsome 10 years ago that its not so great now, I'm used to graphics and gameplay of newer titles and when you go backwards that far it always seems as if I get overwhelmed by noticing all the clunky gameplay or shoddy graphics or whatever. There always is something that Im like "oh yeah thats why i stopped playing this"

It always seems like nostalgia is better than going back to actually re-experience the game, at least in my experiences.

However I will agree with him on the Metal gear hd collection, I got that for my vita and it was loads of fun reliving some of those old metal gears in hd.
cpayne93  +   529d ago
I don't know. I feel like some people get so caught up in today's graphics and smoother and easier controls that they automatically dismiss older games. It's like some kind of reverse nostalgia or something. I actually prefer older games to newer ones most of the time, the gameplay may feel smoother but I feel like I have less control over my characters actions, too many things are auto in games nowadays.

It is kind of a genre by genre thing at the same time. Games like mario 64 have aged extremely well, while resident evil might not have. Typically most older games that go for realism don't age that well, though there are exceptions.
violents  +   527d ago
To each their own I guess, I just like the latest and greatest, I suppose.

IMO there is usually a reason that technology and gameplay have evolved the way they have and when I go backwards those reasons seem to shine brighter than the sun to me.

There are a few games that are simply timeless tho. And props to those games but I'm trying to keep up with new things and greater technolgies rather than wallowing in nostalgia in the past.
tweet75  +   529d ago
im tired of old game upgrades I hope they bring out more New AAA games next gen than releasing upgraded versions of previous gen games
SovereignSnaKe  +   529d ago
To see how its done tragically wrong; see Silent Hill HD.. :(

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