Sometimes it's difficult to determine when a re-release is worthwhile and when it's simply an overpriced cash grab, but here's an attempt to draw a line in the sand.
Trophies & additional content can make a compelling offer, especially when I really love playing the game
I generally re-buy a game if it is part of a larger compilation. Like I had a few the Ratchet and clank games on PS2 but when the R&C collection came to PS3 it was an easy choice because you got all of them remastered in HD on one disc. Or even better was the God of War collection that took the PSP games and remastered them for the PS3 on one disc. I don't mind having the originals as well as the remasters for that.
Agreed. If its a nice collection and adds some content or remasters some stuff or I didn't play all the versions, I'm ok buying a collection. I think I missed like 1 God Of War game, but the collection was actually cheaper then the game by itself so I ended up getting the God Of War Collection instead. Depends how old it is too. If I want to replay RE4, why play a lessor version? If it will cost me 10 bucks or so, sure...I'd play the best version out.
Compilation remasters are among my favorite games to "re0-buy". Nice to have a whole collection in one place like that, particularly if they improved on it in some way. The God of War Remaster for PS4 I wasn't overly interested in, although I'd consider that more a cross-gen port. TLOU remaster for PS4 I "rebrought" because the game was spectacular, and it included the DLC on the disc so was nice as a collector to have that.
Only Kingdom Hearts.
I absolutely hate that Square Enix doesn't support crossbuy. I generally dont rebuy games. I did rebuy some classics like Oddworld and Chrono Trigger on Vita tho
@ darth I repurchased UMvC3 on PS4 just because it had all the DLC included and just so I could own this game digitally for once. @ Eon I've bought KH2 on every platform it was released on. @ Soul Because rereleases aren't always the same. More work was done to make FFX/FFX-2 & KH2.5 on PS4 a better experience than on PS3.
Personally I don't feel a re-release is the same as rebuying a game. Rebuying indicates you brought the same product in the past, and remasters or whatever are new products. To answer the question though, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Depends on the game and what it has to offer up over the original game which I may have purchased.
Depends if the rerelease has added content
If they come out on disc.
I don't think anybody LIKES to, but I fairly often feel compelled to by GOTYs or remasters. Lately I've been doing a lot of holding out for complete releases since I have such a huge backlog to keep me busy.
I feel you, I held off buying injustice 2 (it's killing me) because I know another Ultimate Edition is coming. Now I'm struggling to cancel my preorder for Marvel vs Capcom infinity. I just know I'm going to eventually pay for it twice. /sigh
Brilliant question. "Do you like to essentially throw your money away?" Most people today are so stupid they don't even realize they're being bent over by these companies, and even come to their defense when they pull shady bulls**t. The rest of us are stuck going along for the ride. It's been downhill ever since gaming became "popular" and every moron on the planet started throwing money at these companies.
There's a demand for these re-releases. That's why they are being made. I just bought Dead Rising 2 because now it's 60fps. People are not that stupid, however you sound like a complete ass.
How are they being bent over? They're free not to buy the game they already played before. So far, the only games I "re-bought" were games I played on the 360 and Wii for the PS3/4 to up my Trophy count such as Bayonetta, Saints Row IV, Rayman Origins and Resident Evil 6.
huh? Who is forcing anyone to buy theses games though? Also, how do you know the sales are not from new buyers? I play Chrono Trigger for the first time on PS1, HL2 for the first time on XBOX, FFIV for the first time on PS1 etc. Many people play a game they've never played as a re-release or remaster, port etc. It happens. Nothing makes anyone stupid for spending their money they way they feel like it.
No one is forcing people to buy a newer edition of the game. It's not like everyone buys these games day one, and most GOTY editions type things tend to be for those who don't. Remasters are really the same way, but then the compilations tend to be a value added thing for fans and those diving in late. I wouldn't really call it throwing money away if it's something I want. Only game i ever brought that was only a marginal remaster over a recent game was TLOU on PS4, and that's because it included the DLC on disc, and I'm a collector, and the game was spectacular and I wanted to play it again. I didn't pay full price, so I was happy with my purchase. I've "thrown my money away" on many new releases, but can't recall ever doing so on a re-release, remaster, or anything of that nature.
I ‘re-purchased’ the Uncharted ND collection after owning all games on PS3.... if I like them, I’ll play them.
Same as and TLoU as well.
No BC so of course that you had to buy them again. Let us hope that you won't have to buy them a third time just to be able to play them on a PS5.
I'm glad BC didn't exist on ps4 this gen because the significantly improved graphics and framerate for the last of us and the uncharted trilogy made the games that much better. The ps4 versions are the definitive ways to play the game and the PS4 pro version of the last of us after that patch is magnificent 👌🏿👌 27999;👌🏿 If we were just stuck with the same 720p 30fps with framerate issues in the last of us, I'd be pretty upset. I'm glad remasters exist because I love revisiting favorite games with better graphics. It's the same concept as every time a new home video format released. You got your favorite movies on the new home video format to watch your favorite movies in the best quality possible. That's the purpose remasters fill for me. I'd kill for a remaster of Spec Ops: The Line for example. Such an underrated game.
BC? If I wanted to play older games, I’d buy them on the older console.
I did not purchase Dark Souls II for the PS3 since I already had a backlog of games. This was rather fortunate since I ended up purchasing Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin for the PS4 at a really good price since I had a PS+ subscription. The game actually runs at 1080p 60 fps and plays so much more smoothly than the original Dark Souls and Dark Souls II for the PS3 which was 720p and if you are lucky 30 fps. So far on the Asia/Pacific server, there have been over 180 million deaths and contrary to what some people may say the game is very popular. Personally, I don't mind re-mastered games providing they are graphically enhanced for modern large screen displays with preferably a consistent frame rate, although an old game would be much more attractive if it was not only remastered but had extra content to sweeten the deal. Achievements are nice but they are not a deal breaker. Backwards compatibility is a nice feature for a console but it is only a selling feature when it is implemented at the start of the console generation. With the PS4 not have BC I kept my original FAT PS3 which means I can play PS1 (all PS3's can play these), PS2 and of course PS3 games. The is a problem with backwards compatibility and that is you have to have the original game to play it otherwise you have to go out and buy or borrow the game you want to play.
When a true remaster comes out, and I mean a remaster, not a simple rerelease, bc can't compare to it. Uncharted 1-3 at locked 60fps, with the engine of 3 and the bonuses of 1 vs the original release with frame rate dips even though it was only running at 30fps....which would you rather play given the choice?
BC going to put them in new assets and at 60fps 1080p? I mean...consider we might have still got a remaster of those games even if PS4 got BC. Did Gears Of War and Halo not get remakes and remasters? Ummmm what about bbb bbbb bbbut BC? lol Many times that has NOTHING to do with a remaster or remake. Those are made for the most part for people who did not actually play the game the first time ,meaning they can make money ie having BC doesn't mean you get ZERO remaster or zero port. Look at it like this. If Sony has BC for PS4 Umm what does that have to do with selling a 1080p 60fps remaster of The Last Of Us? You can either buy it used for PS3 or buy it remastered for PS4....at the end of the day, that has NOTHING to do with BC. PS3 is BC to PS1....yet...have you seriously not noticed that many, many companies put their PS1 games on PSN? Soooooo what do they care that PS3 is BC to PS1? Do you even REALLY know why developers port games or make remasters? smh. I really, really don't think you honestly know. It seems like you think remasters are made in place of BC, as if BC was in PS4, Sony would not want to make money on a 1080p 60fps port of The Last Of Us or Uncharted etc. @Nit- "The is a problem with backwards compatibility and that is you have to have the original game to play it otherwise you have to go out and buy or borrow the game you want to play" BINGO! Something our buddy here doesn't really understand. Many games got ported to PS3 even with PS3 having BC to PS1, Final Fantasy series, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil etc.
@ people that replied He said he already owned the games and re-purchased them to play on his PS4. That's why I brought up BC so most of your comments that I glanced through really were unecessary. Oh and those mentioning 60 fps do yourselves a favor, build a gaming PC and just keep your consoles for the exclusives.
Except their comments aren't irrelevant, because he didn't repurchase the PS3 versions of the game in question. He brought "enhanced" versions which he wouldn't have gotten with BC. Maybe a bit of improvement here in there that BC can offer from time to time, but nowhere near the enhancements of an actual remaster or whatever you want to define them as.
He didn't say that he bought them for the enhancements in his original comment. He just said that if he liked the games he would play them so he obviously liked what he called old games on his second post and old games is what BC allows you to play on your new console without needing your old console. Comments talking about 60 fps and resolution have NOTHING to do with what I said or what the op wrote in his first comment but hey at least I advised them guys that seem to like 60 fps so much that they would buy the same games again to invest on a platform that allows them to play every game at 60 fps because that's me, I'm a nice guy ;)
I wouldn't have bought them if they were 30fps tho,if they remaster a game I expect the frame rate to double.
One time I rebought COD world at war because I missed playing it, but 10 minutes later I realized why I traded it in the first place XD
Well so far I bought TLOUr because it's one of the best games ever made, and will always want that. Wipeout Omega, and will with Shadow of the Colossus, since I never got to play those completely. I still have SoC and a PS2, but I'm not gonna plug that into play it due to old graphics and no trophies, plus to much else to play. With updated graphics and trophies, with improved game controls perhaps ya I'll go for that. It really depends on what game, I wanna finish GOW3 before the new one comes out but I'm fine just plugging in my PS3 and just finishing that game since I'm half done with it anyway. But no need for me to have that on PS4.
I'll buy a remaster if I never had the original. Kingdom hearts and metro come to mind. I won't buy somethingnive owned before I think it's wasteful. Which is why I have absolutely no interest inbthe Shadow of the Collosus remake
To each their own, and that's a completely fair way to look at things IMO. For me, it really depends on the game. Kingdom Hearts for instance I brought on the PS2, PS3, and now the PS4(working on my way through those 6 games now). The PS3 version I brought but only ever played KH1 from it, and then shelved it, and then got PS4 version for $10, so thought, why the hell not. anyhow, they have quite a bit of enhancement in them from the PS2 to the PS3 versions, plus the portable games being added in certainly made it worth it. But then you have things like God of War 3 remaster, which didn't show amazing improvements, mostly because the original was so good to begin with. But on the same token, TLOU:Remaster had the DLC all on disc, and I'm a collector. Compilations I'm good with. Things I'd chalk up to more what we used to call cross gen ports I tend to avoid, although may pick them up used one day if they're cheap.
There's a market for them. It's a good move for the likes of the ps4 now that they have accumulated a number of new users from the 360 era that never had the option to play them before but just not for me. I'm not in the habit of buying games I've played before. Still I know many people who play GTA religiously on the ps3 and got it on the ps4 too. I like to find new experiences. Especially as I get older and my gaming time diminishes
Sure, there are all sorts of players who buy for different reasons. I often find that these types of discussions tend to generalize everyone into people who buy these games being the one's that played them in the past, and that no one else would be interested. I find your reasons sound for you, and I don't judge. I have my own reasons, and no one is going to change my mind because they think I'm wasting my money, or because they think I brought all these games, or because they think I wouldn't be interested in a remaster of a game I enjoyed many years ago, just because they aren't interested in it.(not talking about you). For the most part, I don't see why it's that big of a deal to some people that some people buy them. It's like they think that because they exist, game development as a whole is on a downswing, when in fact we have more new games today than ever before.
I have but only a few titles Borderlands 2 I have for my ps3, ps4 and now my X1 Diablo 3 I have for ps3, ps4 and also X1 Witcher 3 for ps4 and X1.. X1 is complete edition Also GTA5.. had on ps3 .. now on X1
I have trouble with this when I want a collector's edition but pc doesn't get it. I usually wind up buying the pc version later when it's cheap...but then I've already moved on from the game. I almost had even more trouble when I contemplated getting a One x...I reasoned out that it was one purchase I could game the same without it.
Don't mind just as long that added incentives are worth it .
If the newer version offers something different or unique, then I don't mind. Honestly, if it's a game I really like, usually new trophies are enough to get me to buy.
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