When remakes improve on the originals - Second time's a charm

"In her infinite wisdom, Cher once sang, "If I could turn back time, if I could find a way." Really makes you think. Mind you, the cruel and inexorable march of time is good for some things, like bringing us this bunch of video game remakes that, in one way or another, managed to surpass their progenitors. Who would have guessed back in 1998 that the one thing missing from Half Life was Paul and Barry Chuckle? Technically that's two things, but you get my meaning."

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Canary1155d ago

Tags include one remake and two ports. Words: they matter.

hkgamer1155d ago

words do matter, but which games from that list is a remake, remaster or port in your opinion.
just want to see what you think and how you define what is what.

Canary1155d ago

...It's not a matter of opinion, though. That's-the-point.

A remake is a game that is rebuilt from the ground up. A port is a game that is moved from one platform to another, with or without updated assets.

AFAIK only Duck Tales is a remake (I'm not very familiar with the game). Resident Evil is a simple port, and OoT3D is an updated port.

Ult iMate1155d ago

Tomb Raider Anniversary is also a good example of a remake.

hkgamer1155d ago

the games industry really needs to start using the same words. we really need to know what counts as a remake/remaster/port.

out of those 5 games:
re hd remaster is a remaster of a remake
zelda seems like a remaster, cant be hundred % sure though since i havent played it.

its quite hard to define what they go under since there is so many grey areas.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1154d ago (Edited 1154d ago )

no Zelda was build from ground up. The characters model were recreated to match official artwork of the characters.

Textures and Effect including animation also.