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Submitted by SpiralTear 497d ago | opinion piece

Good Port, Bad Port: Five Great (And Five Not-so-Great) Video Game Ports

Default Prime's Alex Carlson looks back at five classic games and how porting has treated them both extremely well and extremely badly.

"Recycling material isn't anything new in video games. Game companies, whether it’s due to fan response or some sort of twisted narcissism, love to re-release their old wares on other consoles. In this list, we’ll check out five classic titles and see an example of both a proper port of the game and one that misses the mark for one reason or another." (Android, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Retro, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Wagz22  +   497d ago
Another port that wasn't on the list is F.E.A.R., the PC version was amazing but the 360 and ps3 version was botched. Framerate issues and weird sound glitches made it a worse experience.
Feldman9000  +   497d ago
Um some of us like those tank controls, bub.
showtimefolks  +   497d ago
I just don't get it even if its a smaller outliner porting games don't cost as much as making brand new games so they should give these ports to developers with great proven track record with porting games

It was the same thing with HD collections some publishers were giving it to those who were doing great work while others were handing them left and right to anyone who would say yes

Devil may crucial hd collection
Resident HD collection
Silent hill(this puzzles me since Konkani did great with zone of Enders and MGS)
UBI did poorly with splinter cell and prince of Persia
SE did poorly with Tomb Raider

Hopefully ext gen some of these issues with ports or hd collections will be sorted out

UBI out a quality product on the market people will support it, also remember that the team that did LY HD collection did such a great job Sony actually gave them SLY 4 to develop
fsfsxii  +   497d ago
Crapcom HD collections were hurrendes, especially DMC HD, it actually made me hate the entire series for a month
showtimefolks  +   497d ago
I agree and said thing is capcom had some excellent gaming series on ps2 that never got the HD treatment.

But in a way I am glad because those memories are awesome on ps2 and unless capcom put it in hands or capable people its noise getting bad HD collections
stragomccloud  +   497d ago
Nice read.
MadMen  +   497d ago
RE on gamecube hands down best port ever
Klonopin  +   497d ago
That was a remake for the Gamecube, not a port.
Klonopin  +   497d ago
Worst console to PC ports:
Splinter Cell Double Agent
Rainbow Six Vegas
Just Cause 1
Rage
Doom 3 BFG Edition
Saints Row 2
Silent Hill Homecoming
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BladerunnerZX  +   497d ago
The PS3 Splintercell HD collection is a terrible rushed sotty port with frameraterate issues and freezing problems.

Both the Devil May Cry HD collection and theTomb Raider trilogy on PS3 are good solid ports.

In fact I highly recommend the Tomb Raider trilogy PS3 to all new and old TR fans.
weirdo  +   497d ago
i love the speed that usb3 provides over usb2, but if if I had to pick a favourite port, it would be hdmi.
Nerdmaster  +   497d ago
Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis on GBA... I couldn't believe how bad it was. You actually have to disable sound to get a better framerate (and even then it's terrible).

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