With Resident Evil HD Remaster gracing store shelves this month, one has to wonder: Will other PS1 classics get such a treatment and if so, which ones?
Resident Evil HD is a remake of the original. Big difference between Remaster and Remake and Reboot. Remake... Making the same game but with the graphics of the console its built on (MGS: Twin Snakes\ Resident Evil REmake) Remaster.. Same game, Higher Resolution and Frame Rate with a small amount of improvements. Reboot... Same name of the game but an entirely different story or outcome. I dont want Crash, Dino Crisis Remastered, I want them to be Remaked, same gameplay with a few tweaks but with a graphics of a PS4 game.
Remake = Old game, New engine. Significant graphical enhancements. Remaster = Old game, old or new engine but same overall graphical style and level of detail. Major improvements consisting mostly of increased resolution and cleaned up textures. Reboot = Basically a revival of an old franchise that hasn't been used in a long time. (XCom, Doom 3, Bionic Commando, etc) Port = Square Enix's favorite thing. Old game, old engine, new console. No changes.
Remaster is really just a port, remake is something else. Unless you want to start calling every pc version of a multiplat a remaster...
Calling it a remaster isn't really any worse than the current "Definitive Edition" tag. If the game is released on the PC around the same time as the console versions then i wouldn't call it any of the above. It would just be another original version. If it is released more than a year later, then i would usually call it a port (assuming the same engine and the graphics are still relatively the same.) If it is a significant visual improvement but still within the same art style (GTAV) then it could possibly be considered a remaster.
On pc most games are capable of better fidelity than the consoles, and often support resolutions as high as 4k.
Yes, that is obvious and it changes nothing. Resolution has nothing to do with graphics. It simply cleans up the image to better show what is already there. A port by definition has no major changes. It is just a recode of a game to make it work on a different platform. A remaster has to have visual enhancements. PC games are not remasters as the higher resolutions already exist in the original code. When a game is developed for any platform, it is created on a Windows based PC at extremely high resolutions and then compressed or scaled back to work on the intended platform. All the original high resolution data is retained. Releasing it on PC afterwards just opens up the higher quality content for use. There is no actual remastering involved in the release. In the case of GTAV, they have actually created new textures for the current gen and PC releases, which is why is can be classified as a remaster.
even new textures don't make it a remaster, otherwise skyrim on PC is a remaster. Pc versions don't simply have higher resolutions but any good port has some extra visual features not on console. I would say you need to use a new engine to call it a remaster.
Bring on Xenogears, Legend of Dragoon, Chrono Cross, Blasto, and MediEvil
I would sell my right nut for a remake of LoD.
Bad article, RE HD is a remaster of the 2002 Gamecube remake.
i couldnt believe what i read XD
Let's call a spade a spade, it's a port.
Agreed. Beat it 3 times already. As a huge fan of the game, I've played all versions. This is a port! LMFAO! Yes, the 3D backgrounds like really, really great, I would still say it over all is a port rather then a "remake". The only thing redone was the backgrounds, but its very much a well done port, not enough to call it a "remake".
Gracing store shelves? It's digital though. And this is originally from 2002. So if more ps1 games were going to be remade, it would have been back then. Strange article.
PS1 JPRGs, bring them on
Idk why people want remakes/reboots from the PS1 and so on. The games are so far dated that it doesn't appeal to people who didn't play those games back in the day. I think these devs should be making next gem games instead of rebooting shit from 20 years ago that nobody wants
Part of the reason for an HD makeover is that complete reboots come off as shallow, ill-conceived cash grab affairs. Companies often, not always, but often destroy the soul of the game that induced people to call out for an updated version in the first place. It rather reminds me of Hollywood spotting a successful game franchise and then deciding to produce a movie. Not for the game itself or a love of the source material but simply as a matter of greed. Yes the film industry is a business but when you operate it like a shallow mercenary mission it is only natural the films you produce will be cutthroat insipid wastes of celluloid and time. The game based movie inevitably fails and then these same visionary personages decry games as a source material since they evolve into such horrendous movies. Even idiotic fathead film critics (Yes I am talking to you ghost of Ebert), fearing the encroachment of games into their beloved art will follow suit. Never mind that the first step by these miscreant producers was to destroy the very essence that made the game popular. These reboots often do the same. I would love to have an HD version of Fear Effect and Fear Effect 2 updated for the PS4 with a Vita version. No monkeying around with the story, voicework, or levels. Just HD with platform adaption. For that I would gladly pay.
for your info evilway there are thousands of old school gamers around the world would love to play ps1remade on ps4 as physical disc ,Snes games on wii U as physical disc instead DLC only crap .
FF VII.. Err ah too soon? It would be cool to see Twin Snakes come since Resi remake came out again!
As long as they work on new games, n these remasters are side projects, hell yea
RE:R isn't a ps1 game you idiot. It is a GameCube remake of a ps1 game re released in HD
Legend of Dragoon, Mario RPG (Not Paper Mario), Dark Cloud 3, Aidyn Chronicles (Lots of potential badly implemented, could be a very good game if done right)
Metal Gear Solid 1. Dino Crisis. Spyro Year of the Dragon.
REHD is a remaster from the cube version which was released in 2002...not the PS1 version. The game inself doesn't list the 2002 version but the 1996 version which is stupid.
TO those who are calling this a "remake" all you show is that you've never played the 2002 version. I've played every version of this game,......its a port in HD with better models, by no means is it a "remake". The 2002 version was a REMAKE, this version is not.
"all you show is that you've never played the 2002 version" Well it was on the Gamecube, so I doubt a lot of people even knew it existed.
Would rather want a PS1 emulation for PS4 with higher resolution than remastering or remaking few games
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