Developer Volition is bringing its super-powered crime game to new-gen consoles.
of course.. exactly what this gen needs more of.. more remasters.
Remasters are fine if they are fantastic games which deserve it...however this along with Sleeping Dogs are not games which deserve it. Saints Row 4 was pretty bad, it's horrible what they've done to the franchise.
"Saints Row 4 was pretty bad, it's horrible what they've done to the franchise." I, I agree. If it was 2 or 3 it wouldn't be so bad because those games were good.
SR4 is the most fun I've had playing Saints Row and Sleeping Dogs is a fantastic game. Opinions and all that, but you're mad.
Sleeping Dogs was hyped up to be amazing when really it was average at best. the small map and the fact there wasn't much to do after the main missions brought the game down Saints Row 4 was basically an expansion pack for Sainta Row 3 they made into a full game, same setting, same map, same animations it was a cash in. When Sainta Row 2 got it just right they went in another direction and ruined the franchise. Yeah I am mad...thanks for noticing.
Sleeping dogs had one of the best stories out there. Underrated too.
Earlier this month I listed SR4 as one of the games that can justify a remake. The game was good, but the graphics and performance were absolutely terrible! Will sell my PS3 copy of the game and wait for the rerelease. As for Sleeping Dogs, I agree. No reason at all for a remake.
@Foxtrot - There isn't much to do in any open world game after you beat it. GTA5 is no different, I get bored of GTA after I beat it and run around for a bit. There are things to do but there's no real point in doing them.
@Foxtrot Sleeping Dogs wasn't bad, but I agree it wasn't a "big enough" game to truly get the hype a remaster needs to simply sell well. I see it doing a few hundred thousand copies, but it's not going to be huge. In Saint's Row case, this is bad simply because it's only SR4. They should have had 1, 2, 3, and 4. For the HD Remasters you have to either be GOTY worthy, or it needs the entire collection.
I welcome this news. Saints Row slipped under my radar when it came out, I think because I was helplessly addicted to Borderlands 2. But this is great, now I get to play a definitive version of it.
You shut your mouth about Sleeping Dogs!
Both of those games are good but not remastered worthy. Honestly I would rather developers worked on new games now and brought us remasters in 2-3 years. I only have 4 next gen games out of about 15, the rest are all remasters and I'm getting sick of them. Diablo 3, The last of us. Metro, tombraider, Dead nation, pixel junk shooter, FF14, Trine 2. I will not buy anymore of them until GTAV. Remasters should only be reserved for masterpieces like Tombraider, GTAV and TLOU. Metro is also worthy as a PS only gamer I never played the first so its like a new title on next gen for me.
I have sleeping dogs on PC and its pretty good. The way I see it nobody is making you buy it and the only peoples time being taken up by making it is the Dev themselves... if someone didnt play it last gen and wants a more updated or better looking version or one with all the DLC on the system they're currently playing I dont see anything wrong with supplying that especially early in the consoles lives where they can use a few filler games. PLUS It could be a good source of money for the dev to start a new IP or sequel, developing new games from the ground up for the new gen hardware isnt cheap, at least not if its an AAA game that actually milks the hardware.
Sleeping Dogs was underhyped. You maybe heard a group of gamers parsing it and assumed everyone did. That game had a better story, driving mechanics and fighting than some other major open world games out there.
You whine about the remasters the same way you whine about TLOU MP DLC, go to bed kid.
Sleeping Dogs is an amazing game. Really enjoyed it. Loved the characters, the soundtrack, the gameplay and story. However, I don't need the PS4 version. I can replay the PC version.
Gonna have to disagree with you. Sleeping Dogs was pretty freakin' amazing.
SR4 on its self would have been a good game, just the laziness that went into it has amazed me.
Heres our BC in todays gaming yall. charging 60 for a game we already bought and spend 120$ overall for the same game. Certain games are worth it. MCC, TLOUS, maybe even ME remaster. But every game that gets a metacritic of 70, 80 or above deserves a remake now? Come on. Both Sony and MS thought it was easier to leave BC out and allow devs to re-charge us for their last gen games. I know devs need money more than any other generation combined but this isn't the answer.
I like that "Here's our backward compatibility in today's gaming, y'all."
The game isn't 60 dollars , it's 29.99$ and with the new expansion pack it's 49.99$
Also if people are paying for it, it's a sign that consumers want it. I'm not into HD remasters, but this is one I'll get. It really needed better performance and graphics. Along with RDR and Darksiders 2, this one closes my list of buyable and needed remakes.
"charging 60 for a game we already bought and spend 120$ overall for the same game" Who has the gun to your head? And why did they tell you it was $60 when it isn't?
No one's holding a gun to your head, forcing you to buy said game.
Remember the previous generation? There were a ton of instances of this both beginning middle and end of life. Metal gear solid collections, Zone of the enders HD , beyond good and evil HD , HD HD HD HD everthing HD which was just a fancy way of saying we've used the assets from the PC version or remade the game to use some of 360/PS3s grunt. And that didnt stop it kept happening getting older games in HD and we kept buying them! And of course they keep shoveling them out. Also: How is this different from buying a movie on Bluray that you owned on VHS and then DVD? People do that alot. Yes I know its cheaper but its the same percentage increase or even moreso except in that case the Bluray probably is more expensive.
Don't get me wrong, I am all for certain remasters. I am having a blast playing TLOU and even bought Wind Waker HD. Obviously it helps if I haven't played the game the first time (Tomb Raider was an example). But Sleepings Dogs? Saints Row IV? It just sounds like some developer are just being lazy and figuring they can score some extra bucks while putting in zero effort to make these games..
True. It really is becoming a bad habit. Especially when the Game was on PC. The Port can probably be done within a month on certain games. SR4 doesn't justify a Remaster anyway, only Mass Effect, Gears of War and Uncharted Trilogies really deserve Remasters.
to be fair Saints Row 4 is the best super hero game of all time ironically as it used to be a straight up GTA clone and its so much more fun than Infamous second son its not even funny. Saints Row 4 is the game Infamous second son was suppose to play like.
this generation is becoming fuuuuunny
They are cheaper and easier to make and there's essentially no demand for new games so expect a lot more remasters
Greedy. I don't think this was necessary. Focus on a 5th game please or do something new.
They are doing something new. They also announced Gat Out of Hell.
ew, the game really wasn't that good.
I probably won't get this, but I hope it sets a precedent with the pricing on future Remasters. $30 is totally acceptable.
This is going to mark the THIRD time that SR4 is being released. Was released at launch, and then as the National Treasure Edition, and now the new-gen edition. Because no one wants a new game, right?! Damnit, this franchise has just become a mega, uninnovative cash grab for Volition and Deep Silver. It needs to go back to its roots.
Its roots were a bad GTA rip-off. Saints Row IV was a brilliant satire of both video games and pop culture. It was so much fun!
I hope it comes out better than their Metro ports. Is 20 bucks for a story add-on a little steep or is it just me?
I don't think remasters are bad for certain games, but I feel it's being ruined by other companies that's just trying to milk. Seriously Saints Row 4 just came out and was nothing special. At least The Last Of Us, Tomb Raider, and GTA5 are classics. Don't know what to make of a reboot of Saints Row.
I want a Heavenly Saints bundle with a demo of the next SR.
no buy, totally unnecessary, get back to your roots (SR1 and 2)
So many games I skipped last gen have or are getting these remasters, I'm starting to feel really fortunate that I didn't pick up many of the bigger titles over the last couple of years. That being said.... This is starting to get a bit ridiculous, even if it does work out well for me personally...
Merely my opinion, but this was one of the absolute worst games I have ever played. I must be super mature now because I found the humor below me and there wasn't too much about the gameplay that I enjoyed. I did, however, very much enjoy the hhmm 1950s mission that was in the game; wish the whole game was like that.
BioShock deserves a remaster more than this. I would kill for a Mass Effect trilogy remaster, though!
This game is just meh...boring and repetitive missions and try to hard to be funny.
blame your self for this tomb rider and the last of us proves that gamers "want" more "remasters".
I have coined this generation the "Recycle Generation"... Publishers are recycling games more than ever... Saints Row 1-4 with all of the DLC would've been a worthwhile re-master... Only Saints Row IV is lame. Even at $30...
My outlook on this is I don't really care, I just won't buy it. The ones I want are "Collections" of games. Stuff like Halo Master Chief Collection Mass Effect Collection Gears Of War Collection Uncharted Collection BioShock Collection Far Cry Collection Fallout Collection Elder Scrolls Collection Resident Evil Collection And I agree with you that this should have been a "Saint's Row collection" instead of Just one game that hasn't sold very well in the first place.
this is beginning to get comical. Push all the games we want into 2015, for 2014 keep pumping out multi-gen's that will cause res issues, and remakes that nobody want, except TLOU :).
Don't like it don't buy it.It's priced right like Metro unlike the others
Eighth Generation of Gaming-The Generation of Remakes....even though most of then aren't necessary.
Saints Row IV was one of the best games released last year and I highly recommend that game to anyone who likes their games to prioritize fun over logic. That being said, this remaster doesn't sound like it'll be worth buying, especially since Saints Row IV was on PS3, 360 AND PC already. Unless you had none of those systems prior to buying a PS4 or Xbox One, this remaster is a waste of time and money.
leave the re-masters for god sakes. we are getting games from last gen. make new games.
only certain games are worthy of remasters the last of us, metro redux, halo CE im not liking everyone jumping on the bandwaggon
so this getting remastered pretty much means nobody should expect it for free to download on any console
It's sure was better than the boring ass second son
Really?! No one is looking for saints row next gen.
glad I waited.