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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."

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Wagz221147d 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.

Feldman90001147d ago

Um some of us like those tank controls, bub.

showtimefolks1147d 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

fsfsxii1147d ago

Crapcom HD collections were hurrendes, especially DMC HD, it actually made me hate the entire series for a month

showtimefolks1147d 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

MadMen1147d ago

RE on gamecube hands down best port ever

Klonopin1147d ago

That was a remake for the Gamecube, not a port.

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