Whispers of a long-rumoured Mass Effect trilogy remaster resurfaced this week, opening up the floor for discussion about whether there are too many familiar faces on next generation consoles.
Personally I am not a fan of HD remasters but I have to take this article to task. "Do We Really Need All These Xbox One Remasters?" All of these? You mean like all 1 so far which was Tomb Raider? Seems a bit like someone is running around saying the sky is falling to me.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that we may see a Halo 2 remastered edition mentioned at E3.
That's possible, I'm actually expecting it.
I agree its a strong possibility based on rumors heard, but the fact remains the Xbox One only has 1 HD remaster on the system of right now. Just feels like we may be putting the carriage before the horse here.
Yes, because they are remaking one xbox eclusive game it is "all these" Should we be worried about TLOU, flower, sound shapes, etc. (I don't think so, but if 1 game is bad, multiple must be horrid)
Halo 2 Anniversary is more of a remake though. It's not going to be a game from last year with slightly better graphics. Remakes like that tend to get a huge overhaul visually. Halo Anniversary was quite beautiful on 360 and I think Halo 2 will be even more so.
Targeting the Xbox One specifically on this is ridiculous, as Microsoft's track record on HD remasters is actually rather concise (at least first-party). As to whether we need more HD remasters as a whole, I'd say no. I think the Tomb Raider situation was a blatant cash-grab, and while I think there have been some great HD remakes over the years (the Team ICO collection and the Wind Waker HD game are two that come to mind), a majority of these remasters are unneeded. My thoughts, though.
You are wright though no big deal title is specific because from a xbox site
That's a good point. Sony's repertoire of HD remasters is much, much higher. Wonder why the author only targeted Xbox One...
Theres an article with the same name but with ps4 at the end of it, so its not really singled out. One troll makes a article bashing one console, so another troll fires back with the same thing. Nothing new here.
I'm taking a per release approach to remasters. I love Tomb Raider:DE, namely because I didn't fully play through the game the previous year. And I am also very much looking forward to Last of Us: Remastered. And then there's Mass Effect - at which I begin to draw the line. I have ALREADY double dipped on Mass Effect 3 to see the 'definitive experience' when the Wii U launched. I can't in my right mind go for round 3 Then there's GTA V - hehe - which I know I'd probably wait in a midnight line all over again to get a nextgen copy of. :P
I've not bought GTA V yet, so I'm hoping for a next gen remaster of that so I can play it when I get a PS4. That's if it releases on PS4...imagine if MS paid R* for exclusive rights of a remaster of GTA V for the One. Conspiracy...
Last Gen for Xbox was pretty empty and hollow. There were a few gems I had a blast with, but it was probably the least enjoyable, least memorable collection of games I played on any system. * Almost none of the 360 games I played from 2007 until now make me want to replay them. * There are 15+ Original Xbox games I'd love to play, but that was when they were pumping out tons of original content. * What I've realized it this past gen was mostly sports games & " Of the Moment, FPS games, where if you didn't play initially, you didn't get to experience the full game. * Half the the games we COULD go back and play would be pointless because the communities from those games are gone because it was multiplayer focused. * Once the community leaves, the games dies, IF it is multiplayer focused. That is why there are so many gems from 1995-2005 that are STILL VERY PLAYABLE today, because they were mostly single player focused games.
Really, Thank God you said games you played. Alan Wake Witcher 2 (for those who didn't have a PC powerful enough to run it) Lost Odyssey Blue Dragon Kameo Elements of Power Fable 2 Nighty Nine Nights Saints Row Shadow Complex Crackdown Gears Of War 1, 2 and 3 (lets just forget Judgment ever existed) Halo 3, 4 ODST and Reach Dead Rising (only 2 was multiplat) Condemed Prey PG3 and the Forza series Then you had games that made their first appearence on Xbox before going multiplat Mass Effect and Bioshock to name but a few Now those are just the ones I remember of the top of my head and pretty much most of those were really descent titles but hey that is just my opinion
@Ma1asiah I wouldnt just completely ignore GeoW: Judgement. Those campaign challenges and the new OverRun mode were great additions. Problem was pretty much just the standard multiplayer portion had been changed so much that it wasnt the same.
I couldn't even think of an Xbox one remake. Tomb Raider was a next gen remake, not Xbox specific. Halo 2 is the only Xbox one remake I have even heard of. It is PS4 that is scheduled to release many remakes. This article is asking the wrong crowd about their desire or lack thereof for HD remakes.
"It is PS4 that is scheduled to release many remakes" Like?
The Last of Us Remastered and FF14 is many? Do some research for God's sake.
Two remasters is not really "many" for PS4...
and to boot that one remastered game is a multiplat title lol
Need? No, I don't think we need them. I do want the Mass Effect remasters though. Mostly because I have the PC versions and they still do not support controllers. Which is just crazy to me. Why port a controller based game to PC and remove the controller support.
I'll buy the Mass Effect trilogy if that rumor turns out to be true, and I'd buy Halo 2 Anniversary as well. Generally I'd like new games but especially early in the new console lifecycles where games are somewhat scarce remasters don't bother me.
I would buy the ME trilogy. However, I would need a firm confirmation that ALL of the DLC packs for ALL three games are included in this bundle. I would hate to see DLC's translated to next-gen for the ME trilogy, as well as them potentially not even being released... I do feel it could end up being a slippery-slope though in regards to the fact that these games are still somewhat recent, and the idea that they already need an HD remastered release is a bit futile. However, as I said before...depending upon what series gets the HD revival, I can see myself easily picking it up if it is worth it.
That wouldn't be the worst deal. Mass Effect has some screwy DLC attached to it, so it actually would be pretty nice to get a version of the game with it all isolated onto the disc.
complain about remastered games on xbox one,but will go out and buy last of us on ps4.
The website is called totalxbox.com
If the ME Trilogy releases on the ps4, I might get it, but only if all the dlc is, at the very least, included, and even then, I won't be inclined to pick it up right away, unless there's some extra content. But, I fail to see what's so bad about great games releasing on more systems.
Need? No. Want? Some people.
Um, we don't NEED to buy them if they do it. Like I personally don't feel that a remake of TLoU was needed as it was a one off and released late, close to the new gen, and based on comparisons they showed wasn't a huge jump really...that and TLou was a great game, but really has no replay value whatsoever. ME however, has huge replay value, and the upgrade from the beginning till the end will much likely be a lot more noticeable. That and I personally Like ME a TON more. I liked the TR remake a lot, and I'm definitely looking forward to the almost certain Halo 2 Anniversary remake. So in my opinion, yes, based on the few that have been announced for XB1 so far...yes we need them. I'll take future games under consideration as they come. BTW didn't the FF14 remake just land on PS4?
You keep repeating the same falsities and even when proven wrong, you continue to do it. Again... and again... and again. You were peddling the same garbage... here: http://n4g.com/news/1490029... and here: http://n4g.com/news/1491029... and here: http://n4g.com/news/1491928... ------ "based on comparisons they showed wasn't a huge jump really.." Not a huge jump? You were calling it "barely noticeable" in previous comments. http://i2.wp.com/gearnuke.c... http://i2.wp.com/gearnuke.c... So double the pixel density, higher resolution textures, better anti-aliasing, better lighting, better shadows, smoother frame rate. Go on say it again. ------- "really has no replay value whatsoever". Absolute bullsh*t. I'm sorry but only casual, new school gamers have that attitude. Back when i was younger, myself and gamers would play a single player game through multiple times, even if it was a short single player game. TLOU is a 15-20 hour (depending on how much you want to take in) campaign that is as worthy of replaying, as much as older classics like Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life and Shenmue. It has a fantastic, unique multiplayer mode with tons of content, that provides countless hours of replayability. So yeah, "no replay value whatsoever"... you just continue with that stealth trolling. It only gets more and more interesting. The most critically acclaimed game of all time is only "a one time through sort of thing". xD -------- "BTW didn't the FF14 remake just land on PS4?" If you want to call that a 'remake' by all means, doesn't make it one. See... I was right. The Xbox fanboys will downplay and paint games negatively that are on PS4 but not on Xbone, but the standards suddenly flip as soon as there's a game that follows the same description but is on Xbone.
the real problem here is my inability to not buy a remastered version every time one comes out :3 Besides it is good for the people that haven't played them for various reasons to try it
Depends...I never played through Mass Effect, only played about 2 or 3 hours of the first one...never played Tomb Raider, and never played Last of Us. So I will eventually get all of these, once the price drops down from $60. I will gladly pay $40 for a "remaster", but asking $60 for an old game seems a bit greedy.
EDIT One Remake and seems like a waste of time and resources with their biggest game known so far(halo 5/next), no offense to H2 fans. I'm not sold on the halo 2 rumors
I'm with you on this one, Halo 2 was a great game for its time. But as of right now redoing a game just for nostalgia reasons just feels a little off. Look at when they remastered Fable yeah it looks pretty good but other than that, it plays exactly the same warts and all. In some instances I would rather they just reboot a game/series etc fix what was wrong with the original, flesh it out more and make it fresh for a whole new generation of gamers. Rather than just deck it out with a fresh coat of paint slap it on shelves and call it a day. Still I'm also the kind of guy that gets sick of rehashing old maps in multiplayer games. Sometimes I get annoyed that most people seriously keep asking for these things I loved Tomb Raider on the X360 and thought it was an amazing game both in terms of gameplay and visuals. Yet I didn't love it enough to cough up more cash to replay it with increased visual fidelity. I love the ME Trilogy as well, but once again not enough to buy it for the X1. I'll just sit tight and wait for ME4. I really want a Shenmue game but not an HD remake. Either reboot it (given how long it has been since the first 2 released) or just make number 3.
If anything the XB1 deserves a Halo 2 remaster and MAYBE the Gears of War games.
Halo has more of a legacy than Gears. But if they do a remastered collection that wouldn't be so bad.
Remakes or remasters dnt bother me if it doesnt interest you simple dnt buy it. What does bother me is the price, these games should only be 30$ 40$ at the most
I really hate how the Xbox brand has become so synomomous with 'males in space'. Halo, Gears of War, Mass Effect. Don't any of you actually want to spend your imaginations on this planet? It's like the Xbox brand is one big American homoerotic fest for people who hate planet Earth. Jet Set Radio Future Voodoo Vince Grabbed by the ghoulies Alan Wake This is what I want to see on Xbox One - not just in HD but also interviews with the makers of those games. These are the real Xbox cult classics. And it is a heritage that they more or less ignore. If anyone can change that Phil Spencer can but will he? Go on an Xbox One and type or say 'Alan Wake'. You'll find nothing. The Xbox brand has always had potential to take on Sony for artiness - look at Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break coming up. But it's always too few games per generation! On Playstation Quantic Dream gave 2 full games. Then there were indie games like The Unfinished Swan and Papo and Yo on PS3. Engage with the best parts of your fun, quirky, past Microsoft, celebrate it and make it key to part of the Xbox One identity. Space and war based FPS games are a big turn off for some gamers but that doesn't mean that they're in the Mickey Mouse Kinect club either.
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