Ripten's Sam Naylor explores the idea that remakes should be much less prevalent as developers focus on original IPs, rather than securing success with older ones.
Remakes are a crowd-pleaser, and in the gaming industry they are much more important than in, say, the film industry, but there's got to be some restraint on them. Imagine if all Nintendo did was remake old games- we'd have nothing new to form a bond with. Nostalgia's one thing, but new IPs are like a brand new cake instead of the same one you had last birthday.
less risk associated. people like a sure thing.
Btw, I won't re-watch DVD movies, unless it's in Blu-Ray;)
But I'm also psyched for DKC Returns! haha Remakes are welcome, as long it's not just better, shinier graphics and everything else the same. Aside from the graphical upgrades, I'd also like to see some new features along with better/improved gameplay!
"Imagine if all Nintendo did was remake old games" ...why imagine?
Remakes are also cheaper. It probably takes them less time to optimize on an already solid idea, than try to make something completely new.
Lol, Nintendo only make remakes. NEVAR! I think most people considered monkey island a classic story, mostly untold to todays gamers. So, just making it shinier with voice acting seemed necessary for the health of the series.
Yeah but how often does Nintendo bring out a new IP? I mean come on, its been 10 years since Miyamoto came out with his last new IP. He just reciently said its about time he comes out with another. And its pretty much a sure fire success. That dude can make anything awesomely fun.
I think the "degree" of the remake is also important. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix? Cool as it is, it doesn't really deliver anything new beyond shinier graphics and remixed sounds. In the case of A Boy and His Blob, cited in the article as well, it's an entirely different game based on the same premise. And those are cool by me. Bionic Commando Rearmed is another great one, improving a number of aspects of the original and updating things to segue into the modern version of the franchise. It's loyal to the original, but has made its own mark, which it probably needed to. But really, a balance of old and new is best. I usually look to something familiar for a sort of comfort, while I expect something new and unheard of to be a bit more eyebrow-raising, keeping me on the edge of my seat.
In a way, it's debatable whether something like Bionic Commando is truly a remake. It's based on the concept, but was it much like the original? A Boy and his Blob is even more so an example of this. I agree with you.
Uh, I love remakes. Did you even play The Secret of Monkey Island remake? It was like, 10x better than the original. Remakes give developers a chance to fix the mistakes they made on the original and improve the graphics. Remakes 4eva.
Or it can completely ruin an already classic or not meet overall expectations do to the share amount of hype that would be involved in said project. Id say, if something is already a classic then let it stay that way.
There are a lot of reasons why. For example, the developers could be lazy or they just wish to cater for the fans of their original games.
If that is considered lazy, I wish more Developers would be lazy.
Catering towards the fans of the original is actually the right step to take.
they should just released every game in HD and make it 30-40 price range, the sales would sky rocket high
1st being profit. ur catering towards something that has fans and will most likely buy the remake to see it improved. 2nd is being able to fully realize ur product. do things in this current gen that was not possible 2-3 gens ago. there are other reasons but those are the main ones
I'm surprised there are people in the gaming world who are absolutely begging for remakes. It's the exact opposite on the film side of things. Read about a classic movie you love being remade, and you're crushed. It's like hearing your dog was just run over.
Yeah, probably because most film remakes are pure crap!! I'm still pissed at what they did with Clash of the Titans...
I'm sure that there is a game or two in everyones heart from the good old days that they would love to see remade.
nope, not me. if it's pre-ps3...i don't like it. ps3 exclusives only. every other game ever is just bad. Lair>Rogue Squadron any day!
So Games like Lair, Haze, Dark Kingdom are better than MGS2, MGS3, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War 1, God of War 2????? Interesting logic you have there.
This man does not represent our constituency.
LOL i was joking
when is a brand new fighter going to come out. its always an addition to or remake of tekken, street fighter, virtua fighter, dead or alive, or mortal kombat. how about a brand new one for a change? makes me feel like i dont really have an option when choosing fighters anymore
There will always be room in the gaming world for remakes as well as original ideas.
It's a great way to ensure that the old classics are never forgotten and rendered unplayable due to the lack of backwards compability.
Sequels will always be around. Remember, they all build on the story of that very first, original, IP. Why stop adding to the fun? Not only that, but some games just need to have sequels, like GoW. It's a fun story and it would be hard to tell Kratos's full story in a single game.
nice piece homie
a hobby filled with nothing but shooters and remakes, what fun! /s remakes are a sign or laziness and creative bankruptcy, it's shovelware i.e. minimal investment with expectations of a big return. if developers can't find any creative or original ideas, they're not looking hard enough. theres an entire fertile valley of untapped literary talent, instead of doing another resident evil or silent hill game, how about buying the rights to horror novels by brian keene? the conqueror worms or dead sea would make a kick ass game.
Its not like remakes are flooding the market, like say.....sequels. Besides, what have we actually had? GoW Collection? It rocked. Hard! Its better than the original releases and it gives those who missed it (god knows why) the chance to catch up. Perfect Dark, Prince of Persia, maybe half a dozen others across various platforms. Its not like we're swamped with them. Personally I'd slay 20 penguins for an ICO/SotC collection, I'm sure many others have other series they'd kill/die for otherwise there wouldnt be all this interest in them lately. Bringing PS2 games up to 720p with better AA is a great idea, both for fans and Sony and I'll gladly buy certain titles again for the improvements. Its like watching The Godfather Trilogy again on Bluray, its the best version you've ever seen, unless you were lucky enough to be over 18 in the 70's and caught them at the cinema. Trust me, it beats the crap out of BC anyday, which I have and barely use. And yes, devs could always be using their time on something else, maybe that why PS3 owners like their exclusives so much. They realise any dev only has a finite amount of resources and when split the results can be filtered down. If you have a million bricks you can make one huge house or 3 small ones, but its not like enough isnt being done towards new games as well. Its still where most of the bricks are going.
REMAKE FINAL FANTASY 7 OR ELSE I'M GONNA KILL THESE FUCKIN' PUPPIES!!!
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