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Submitted by B-TENdotcom 93d ago | opinion piece

Do You Care About HD Remasters/Definitive Editions of Games?

I asked the Benign with B-TEN Facebook group what their thoughts were on games from previous generations that our upscaled and ported to more recent consoles. Here's what the group had to say. (Industry, The Last Of Us Remastered, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition)

mochachino  +   93d ago
For the few quality games I missed last gen and games I haven't played in a while I'd definitely love a remastering.

In fact, I probably wouldn't mind it for any good game, the only issue would be price. For most, $60 would be too much. I'm fine with $30.
Jughead3416  +   93d ago
Yea, I'm cool with it. I was actually hoping they would have remastered god of war 2 for ps3 years ago. I'm a graphics whore. Id pay full price if I never played the game before. Should be discounted otherwise.
UltimateMaster  +   93d ago
If they are to resell a remastered version. Then justify the price tag.
I don't just want a resolution/frame rate upgrade and better AA.
I want additional stuff to add more to the experience. New physics like Tomb Raider DE.
On top of that, I want..
New modes, new sidequest, new story.
Just add more stuff
alexkoepp  +   93d ago
I'd rather just see new content until these systems get a good library, then do all the remakes you want
miyamoto  +   93d ago
I have love my remasters on my PS3 hard drive!

ICO
Shadow of the Colossus
Sonic Adventure
Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles
mikeslemonade  +   93d ago
For me personally the remastered of Tomb Raider and Metro are necessary. Those two games were to ugly and clunky from the last gen.
Consoleslateagain  +   93d ago
Tomb raider didn't feature new physics. It just wasnt on last gen consoles. Metro will be a port from the PC version like tomb raider. That's why its not much of a big change in tlou ps4 port. The PC version of these always had high quality assets. That why they are still some of the best looking games.
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MrSwankSinatra  +   93d ago
If fallout 3/new vegas came out remastered for PS4 i'd be on that like a pack of hyenas. Hell a lot of RPG's i would love to see remastered on PS4.
parentoftheyear  +   93d ago
An article about remastered games pops up once a week.

I will sum it up.
People that already bought it: no. I will pay 30 dollars.
People that haven't. Yes it will be worth every penny.
theDivision  +   93d ago
Agreed. I didn't get to play TLOU so I would probably pay $60 for the ps4 version, where as if they made a next gen red dead redemption remastered I would probably only pay $30 max.
T2  +   93d ago
I think these games will fall quickly in price, but maybe not. I'll wait till they are 30 ish
showtimefolks  +   93d ago
yes and here are some i want or some that have been confirmed/rumored:

The last of us
mass effect trilogy
castlevania lords of shadow collection
God of war 3 on PS4
halo
gears
metro
GTA5
Yakuza collection volume 1-2
Crash HD
metro
SKYRIM

thing is i want to play many of these because they will look and run better on next gen consoles
Robochobo  +   93d ago
If it's worth it, yes. I bought the Scholarship Edition of Bully a few months ago because I didn't feel like buying a PS2 and copy of the original just to play it. It also helps that the Scholarship Edition comes with extra missions and classes too.
SonyStyled  +   93d ago
you have a good taste in games my friend. i had only played the original on ps2 and it is one of my favorite of all time
randomass171  +   93d ago
I like collections more than individual remasters to be honest. But I do like playing remasters of games I like, especially if I can get them cheap.
Concertoine  +   93d ago
I really don't like knowing that the $60 copy of a game i bought last year along with it's 15 dollars of DLC will be rendered obsolete by the $60 copy of it this year. It makes me feel kind of cheated. If it's like TLOZ: Windwaker HD where it comes after a decent bit of progression with graphics with new features and improvements over the original game, AND comes at a cheaper price? I'll bite.
HD collections (that dont suck like SH's did) for like 30-40 bucks are also okay.
GamingSinceThe80s  +   93d ago
No way I could feel cheated by TLOU it could been $100 and still a bargain. I Can't say the for most games though.This was the best modern game I ever played because of the story and atmosphere..So I will be getting this day one for sure.
Concertoine  +   93d ago
@Gaming
Good for you, i respect that opinion. Me though? I kind of liked when exclusive games went down with the ship, or in other words those games stayed with that system and forever remained associated with it. Like Shadow of the Colossus went from the PS2's absolute epitome of technical savvy and scale, to the crappy version of the up-res remake on PS3. Nowadays it's like exclusives are being robbed from their graves. What's happening with TLOU is the same thing, except it's happening only a year AFTER i payed full price for it.
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TFJWM  +   93d ago
I understand that is your opinion but I don't get it. You enjoyed the game when you bought it right? Thought it was worth the 60 or 75 with DLC or why would you have bought it. You are paying to play it when it comes out, If you wait 6 months you can get almost any game for 1/2 off do you feel cheated because the price goes down? Also the original does not become obsolete you can still play it, its just not the best edition of it.
Concertoine  +   93d ago
Buying it on launch vs. 6 months later is a different bag entirely. I don't feel cheated as a customer when a price goes down because i made the gamble of buying a product when its price will be at its height. If the price is slashed a month later? Sucks for me. But buying Metro, Tomb Raider, and TLOU last gen, and all of the dlc and stuff... if i had known this new trend of upgrading year old games with some better effects and framerates was going to be a thing, you bet your ass i would've waited to experience those games in their prime form, and not spent 60 bucks on the lesser version and even more on the dlc included free in re-releases.

Also, as a collector, the value in my ps3 copy of TLOU is completely gone. 10 years from now, ps3 copies of TLOU will sell for peanuts while the superior in every way PS4 up-res will be the one people want.

Hope that gives you some insight.
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TFJWM  +   93d ago
Ahh ok I didn't know you buy games to sell them later once their value goes up. I still have every game I ever bought(I don't even want to think about what my sega saturn collection would sell for). I do totally get your point and I am quite torn about TLoU remake, It was well worth the value and I only beat it the one time but ya paying another 60, Im just not happy about that but I don't feel cheated. Think about TLoU thou such an amazing story and ending if you had waited for the PS4 remake and saw some info of the ending would it have been worth it?
Concertoine  +   93d ago
@TFJ
No, no, i dont sell my games either, in fact i collect them too. Im just saying the value in inferior versions of a game are generally worthless as collectors items years from now. Now to own the optimal version of the game (important to me as a collector) i already spent a bunch of money on, i have to spend more money. 60 bucks is not a big deal, i just find it a little sad that a game so associated with the ps3 is no longer exclusive to it.
Like the other day i was in a game store and i saw Max Paybe for 3 bucks on ps2 so i thought it was a sweet deal. Then i realized it was that cheap because the framerate and loading times were horrible, and the xbox version went for a good 15 bucks in the same store.
And nah, i have my ways of avoiding spoilers ;) only thing that got spoiled to me was the thing in the dlc... but i didnt really care about that spoiler.
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jay2  +   93d ago
I personally don't want them, I own all 3 current ones and they're more expensive over here but like £10-15. And I'd buy any I was interested in anyway already on PS3.
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AceBlazer13  +   93d ago
If it's a game I played already, I skip it.
If I never played it, I get it.

Except if if the game was so amazing that I just have to get it again. For example, Kingdom Hearts, I played that game who knows how many times, even had it running on PC. I still got the HD remix for PS3 and I'm getting 2.5 HD. Frankly I'll buy it a 3rd time if they release it on PS4, some games are that amazing, worth your repeated support. Last of Us falls in here.
KinjoTakemura  +   93d ago
@Do You Care About HD Remasters/Definitive Editions of Games?

A remastered version of a game like Daylight or Thief? NOPE. A remastered version of The last Of Us or a Classic like Chrono Trigger? YEP!!!
dumahim  +   93d ago
I would if GTA V ever came out.
brich233  +   93d ago
I played that Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and after about an hour of campaign I sent it back to gamefly, I beat it last year on PC so i didnt care for it.
HumanAfterAll  +   93d ago
I guess it depends on the game. for things like Metro Redux, TLOU, and the rumored Halo: Master Chief Collection, I feel that those games being redone or ported to current gen consoles provides those who didn't have the chance to play them last gen a chance to play them now in all their glory.

But when you put out a game like Tomb Raider and the only difference between the Definitive Edition and GOTY edition on X360/PS3 is Tress FX hair and it costs $30 more for the hair I feel that it's not needed. Sure their may be other small updates but nothing for me to get excited for. I never bought the definitive edition because I could get everything in the GOTY for $30.

As for things like Halo Anniversary, The Hitman Collection, The Ratchet & Clank Collection, and The God of War Saga just to name a few last-gen, they were all things I enjoyed as they were all in one package saving me space and money. So frankly I find them great. I sell all my previous titles when I hear a bundle is coming out. Like I did with Mass Effect.
SolidDuck  +   93d ago
No not at all. But they must be selling, cause they keep making them.
kingdom18  +   93d ago
Give me an HD collection/remake of (FFVI/FFVII/VIII/FFIX) and I'd be happy with that
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   93d ago
it rlly depends if I missed the game like the Last of Us. Tomb Raider I did everything possible single player wise so I would'nt drop cash for that.
ginsunuva  +   93d ago
Remakes many many years after the original are okay, if fans approve of it.

Remasters of a game within 5 years of its release are lame.
franwex  +   93d ago
I don't care for them at all. But to each their own I suppose. The only remastered collection I purchased is the Metal Gear Solid for ps3. Mostly to play peace walker on PS3 (though it was nice to have MGS3 on ps3 also).
LaserEyeKitty  +   93d ago
Do I care for them? No. Would I buy an HD remake of a classic game I loved? Yes, but I wouldn't make demands for any HD remake.
Brazz  +   93d ago
I have played the game in the past > i don't care...

I never played the game > time to play...

The game is amazing like "chrono trigger" > i must play this,they put 30 min. of extra gameplay! This! my 27th time playing this game will be in the definitive edition!!!
AD705  +   93d ago
If it's at a cheap price and games from past generations on consoles no longer in production or can be bought in a store I think it's ok. But something like with metro redux, mass effect, the last of us, tomb raider I find it a rip off. I still have these game and have played them on consoles you can still buy today in a store. I don't feel like spending 60 bucks again to rebuy games I played already 1 or 2 years ago.

wind waker HD and gow collection are a perfect example of good remastered games. Although I still think the games should of been priced lower.
memots  +   93d ago
Ask Dragonknight !!
jjb1981  +   93d ago
I never played tomb raider so the definitive version was good for me. Since I beat the last of us, I won't be buying it again because of an upgrade in graphics.
BitbyDeath  +   93d ago
Yes, I want Warhawk on PS4.
Enigma_2099  +   93d ago
It's just the latest way of selling you your old games again. But with a shiny coat of paint.
NazKidA  +   93d ago
The last of us remastered. I care about.
masterfox  +   93d ago
for PS brand exclusives ?, hell freaking yeah!!!, just imagine all the trilogy of Uncharted at 1080p/60 fps, God of War Ascension or III, the soon to be released Last of Us remaster(I'm not even play it on my PS3)

DAAMMNN!!!
CorruptBoyd  +   93d ago
Just the last of us on Ps4 because I've never played it.
Crazay  +   93d ago
To be totally and completely honest... Not as much as I .. perhaps (?) should. I think for me, it had to have this incredible long lasting appeal and a real soft spot in my cold black gamers heart. Something like lunar, Mario all stars, fallout are a few examples for me.
Belasco  +   93d ago
Not at full price I don't.
S2Killinit  +   93d ago
Well im looking forward to GTA V and TLOU remasters. Ive already played the later. Im actually wishing i hadnt, which is something i never thought i would ever say.
SuperBlunt  +   93d ago
Its tlou, shutup and accept that its coming. This should be the very last of hdx10 ports for a while though
ajax17  +   93d ago
Yes

PS- Original BioShock remastered would be phenomenal.
monkey602  +   93d ago
I find it to be a waste to be honest. Remastered of age old games sure that's great! But the last of us, tomb raider and any game of the last couple of years is a shame. Everyone seems to want GTA5 for the new systems but why ? They all got it for the last gen not even a year ago. Many of us have bought into a new generation of console with the hopes of new and fresh experiences, what we are getting are rehashes of ones we had only yesterday.

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