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Top 5 Remastered Collections We Want To Play

Game Informer: Like the HD remakes of the last generation, it’s clear that remastered versions of popular games are going to be a part of this new generation. Gamers are eager to revisit more polished and refined experiences that they already know they love. Single-game releases – like Tomb Raider and The Last of Us – have gotten most of the attention so far. However, publishers also have an opportunity to capitalize on their popular franchises (like Microsoft is doing with the Master Chief Collection) by releasing remastered anthologies for the new consoles.

Of course, on the development side of things, this is easier said than done. Just getting a game to run on a new platform is difficult and time-intensive – and that’s without any new enhancements. Adding in improved visuals, a silky smooth framerate, and other tweaks would be even more work. Those concerns aside, these are the new-gen collections of last-gen games that we would be playing in an ideal world.

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700p1173d ago

No. I prefer new ips for the new gen. I think the remasters need to stop for a bit.

Yi-Long1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Remasters, especially collections of multiple good games, offer great value for money for anyone who either hasn't played the originals, or wants to enjoy them again with better graphics and tweaks.

I love them. Although obviously I'll only cherry-pick the ones I'm interested in.

Also, the publishers don't waste their A-teams on these projects, so they would still be working on new games.

Muzikguy1172d ago

This! I haven't figured out why so many people think that talent is being wasted when making remasters. Same with firmware updates. There's hundreds of people employed by these companies that can have work doing other things too without taking from other projects

EeJLP-1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

"Exclusive remasters I'd buy:
*Uncharted Trilogy
*Resistance Trilogy
*Metal Gear Solid Collection (1-4)
*The Last Of Us (already released)
*God of War Collection (all 6)
*Ico/SotC (or just an SotC remake - built for PS4)
*Heavy Rain
*Killzone (2-3)
*Ratchet & Clank Future (ToD, QfB, AciT, and maybe Nexus) and maybe the PS2 ones

Multiplat remasters I'd buy:
*BioShock Trilogy
*Half-Life (1-2 and episodes, etc.)
*Portal Collection
*Red Dead Redemption (GotY edition w/ Undead Nightmare)
*Battlefield: Bad Company Collection (throw in BF3 too if you want)
*Test Drive: Eve of Destruction (a PS2 game, hopefully w/ new EoD2 game)
*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy (I like the Spec Ops missions) / Black Ops (Blops 1 has the best MP IMO.. out of CoD games)
*Dead Space (mostly 1, I haven't played 2 & 3 yet)
*Civilization: Revolution

Some others I'd consider, but would personally probably wait longer to buy, like GTA IV, Fallout 3, LBP, Brutal Legend, Burnout: Paradise, Folklore, Beyond: Two Souls (haven't tried it yet), Metro series (coming soon), may be forgetting some, but that's pretty much all I'd rebuy, and I would definitely rebuy and replay them."

Quoted my comment http://n4g.com/news/1556626... from ~a week ago, since it's relevant to this topic. I would rebuy most of these on PS5 and beyond too if they keep upping the quality (Quad HD 1440p or 4K, 8K eventually; better textures, lighting, AI, effects, particles, whatever).

ABizzel11171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

@Yi-Long

I've said it for the longest, but people just ignorantly and blindly comment anyway. The majority of remasters are handled by smaller 2nd / 3rd party developers who generally aren't out making tons of new IP's to being with.

There are quite a few developers out there who sold jobs consist of porting games.

For multiplatform games, a Remaster Collection is easy, because they're simply taking the PC version and porting it over, at the desired framerates and resolutions.

Console exclusives can be a bit harder, but as Naughty Dog proved it can still be done in as little as 6 months.

These remasters are not taking away any huge resources from developers, and to think that is stupid. They're quick and easy to push out games that give gamers a better version of their favorite game(s) from the last generation (which is always especially important during the first year of a new console launch).

The next excuse is....well isn't that a cash grab. And the answer is, possibly, but it's giving you something to play while these new IP's and AAA franchises take 2 - 3 years to make, and more importantly you don't have to buy it.

NovusTerminus1172d ago

Dragons Dogma, just for a steady framerate! Lived the game but it ran horrible!

Infamous2981172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

That game was seriously underrated, that game was awesome!!

rmw2hot871172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

I want to play a gears of war collection 4 xbox one that would be so sick.

knifefight1172d ago

Final Fantasy: The PSOne Collection HD.

knifefight1171d ago

If the games were overhauled enough, I think you get $200 out of me for that. Maybe more.

souldestroyer141172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

I bought a new console for new games.
All of the games listed run perfectly fine on their platform.. Except for dark souls. Blight town specifically

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