Are Remastered and Re-Release Games some weird excuse for no ideas?
Depends why & how they're done. In the case of Tearaway Unfolded and Gravity Rush remastered, it made sense reworking them for PS4. See I don't own a Vita, so that's two new and critically acclaimed exclusive IPs I missed out on. Bought both PS4 editions though in the past year, and now I'm all caught up and then some. They have a future sale from me guaranteed for Gravity Rush 2 this December. That's 3 sales they've made off me by remastering 2 old Vita games. Those are the kinds of situations that are win-win for everyone.
I would love to see a few older games get the current gen treatment...especially Battlefield Bad Company 2. So, I agree with you 100%. I was actually peeved when GTAV made it to current gen since I had bought it on PS3. Same with Last of Us....great game but not really in need of an upgrade, though the upgrade is beautiful.
"Are articles about remastered Video Games Just an Excuse for journalists with no Ideas?"
I think it's more about reintroducing their game onto a general public or using a brand popularity to have a sure fire hit. I'm sure they have tons of ideas but having a game succeed in this business can be risky for a new ip.
Considering that most remasters have an actual sequel to the franchise planned I would have to say this is a pretty stupid question......
I can get behind that answer. There are many young gamers that do not know the joy of classic crash bandicoot or spyro, but I still feel they can just bring out amazing titles such as those with new stories.
yes and no really depends on the developer and how the remake is handled...I do agree though, that it sorta feels like the game industry is running out of fresh ideas as far new games. It could just be that the developers are being told what to make with no real decisions coming from the team of artists actually creating the game
No. Seriously bud stop buying into media drivel in regards to their stupid narratives, we actually have more new games, then we have remasters and remakes. Have you ever looked up the numbers for yourself?
true, there are more games now,there are some good ones, but there are more rushed and incomplete games being released now more than ever. plus Most of the ideas being put out are just recycled material for the year before.
@sup- it depends on what you define as complete as that seems to be something that is subjective and Up For Debate here. Of course we're going to have a few Concepts batard dated but I believe for the most part we got a very good amount of unique ideas this generation don't let the media tell you otherwise. If you believe that we're getting games that haven't been complete, technically that applies for pretty much every generation of gaming. But it really determines on what you constitute or defined as complete as many people seem to have a different opinion on that. For me I define complete as everything that was promised and legally marketed and advertised for the game is what was given on its promised release date.
I do not have an issue with remasters and own more than a few. I do not see those as a lack of ideas since these are usually previously successful games and the money to remaster them allows low risk, low investment on an often reasonable or better return. If you want a real demonstration for the lack of ideas meme then you need look no further than Prey 2.
RE-Master is a plague made only for quick cashgrab for companies. and since ppl are okay with paying for second serving then this trend will sadly continue. How about RE-make instead of remaster, resident evil GC, Gears Xone, Metal gear twin snake, Lunar, etc. that are reason to relive a experience. and no, we don't have more new games compare to past generation and big studios are putting fewer and fewer games (Konami, Capcom, Ea and Activision, etc.)
Maybe, maybe not. But it definitely is a quick way to make a buck, and people have shown they are more than willing to hand those bucks over. A few years back, I never would have thought we would see so many remasters of games already in HD that we just played a few years back.
What do you mean by so many? PlayStation 3 launched with about 20 points on PSN from PlayStation 1 games I seriously think you might be exaggerating or you buy a bit way to much into these articles as opposed to looking up the information yourself. All you have to do is count the number of ports created last generation.... So you never would have thought the thing that happened last generation would happen this generation? Here's a little tip my history teacher taught me that I actually use in business often just to predict specific outcomes. "if you ever want to know what someone will do or what might occur look at what they've done and what has occurred in the past" Don't let the media paint this picture, look up the information and decide for yourself as it seems many on here read a headline and believe a narrative before ever trying to find out real fact. So about 30 games is so many to you? We got about 20 on the launch of PlayStation 3 from PlayStation 1 ports so maybe you better go back and look up those releases. I'm pretty positive I'm playing Persona 3 and 4 on my PlayStation 3 right now from PSN
I'm the last person you need to be talking to about media influence. I call it how I see it. There's no information to look up. And I specifically called out HD remasters. PS3 did not launch with any remasters. That wasn't a thing until years later.
@kwiet- an HD remaster is actually still a port......., in fact it's in port before it's even a remaster by default. The degree of any changes is actually irrelevant , so you're upset that they're adding more changes as opposed to just raw ports? Lol Devastating...
Maybe you completely misinterpreted what I originally said for some reason, and that's why you're trying to pick apart everything. All I actually said was I didn't think there would be this many remasters. You read into that too much if you're implying I'm upset or any other emotions.
@ Edmix What do you mean by so many? PlayStation 3 launched with about 20 points on PSN from PlayStation 1 games I seriously think you might be exaggerating or you buy a bit way to much into these articles as opposed to looking up the information yourself. You do realize that 1) most of the PSN games didn't came out until 1 year after the PS3 launch ( the infrastructure wasn't perfectly up at the time thus explaining why early PS3 titles had no online features like Virtua fighter 5). 2) The PS3 could play PS1 and PS2 titles thus not making them port (or would you say that all your ps1 game played on ps2 are ports?)
All those games we've got after 2011 could have been PS4/XboxOne games if last gen didn't overstayed.
I would have a problem with it if it meant new games weren't coming out. But as it stands, we get plenty of new games, both from established franchises and new IP's. Those ideas are hit or miss on their originality, but for the most part, they're there. The remasters are just there to supplement income and provide a product to a market base which obviously exists, otherwise we wouldn't still be seeing remasters in such abundance. For the most part, people can ignore the remasters if they aren't interested in them, but so long as they aren't taking anything away, I wouldn't want to deny people who want to play them. In the mean time, it provides a revenue stream without the huge expenditure, which only helps to stabilize the publishers profits, which hopefully will lead to more games coming out in the future.
It's an excuse for $$$$
How is it an excuse when the concept of a business is actually to make money in the first place? Lol you do not need to convince a company to make money , there goal and their entity is based solely on that. Sort of an oxymoron
I was putting a twist on the stupid title for the article captain obvious/buzzkill
@sould- Lol, I see. Never mind
All depends on the size of the studio and its resources . Personally as long that the re-mastered is Substantially better than first release I have no qualms about buying said game again .
It is if they're only remastering games from 1 gen ago.
I mean remasters are not even made by the same damn people that actually physically create ground up games. Bluepoint games is not making and was never going to make Gravity Rush 2 , Bluepoint games was not making the next Uncharted. Do any of the people creating these articles even understand how the process is even done? By that logic united front games was going to make Halo 6 and gearbox was going to make Halo 3. Remasters are done no differently than the show being syndicated no differently than a film restoration or a collection of an old album It's merely being done for extra profit and revenue it has nothing to do with the creation process and everything to do with just creating extra Revenue. You were Never Getting Halo 3 from gearbox games anymore than you are ever going to get Uncharted 5 from bluepoint games.... Would somebody honestly believe that the small team that does restoration for films was going to create an entire one hundred million dollar film in the same time it takes them to remaster or restore an older film? I mean are some of you guys seriously not understanding the process to create ports or Restorations or remasters is actually completely one-hundred-percent irrelevant to the actual ground up process to create content?
This is just something else to nitpick for clicks.
With the exception of a handful of good new IPs this generation it has been very underwhelming, hence the focus on rehashing last generation. I think back to PS3/360 and you had Gears of War, Uncharted, Bioshock, Dead Space, Mass Effect, Borderlands, The Last of Us, Infamous, Batman Arkham, Red Dead Redemption... all stellar first entries. This generation has been short on those kind of new IPs. To be honest, if I was asked to name 5 new IPs that I thought were on par with those listed I'd be hard pressed to name more than a handful. I think it's why overall I've been more of a fan of what indie developers have been doing, at least they are keeping it fresh.
Are opinion pieces written as a question just an excuse for not wanting to be disagreed with by anyone?
You telling me you've never sat down with a group of gamers and just asked a question just to have a discussion? The title is a question, but I do express my thoughts and opinions on the matter. I am just open to hear other gamers thoughts on it since I had a discussion in person with a few gamers which started off with a complaint about all these remastered titles coming out instead of a decent sequel or Directors Cut.
Nothing against your article specifically, I'm just struck with the number of open questions on N4G, and all media actually. If someone name's their piece, "Is X Racist?" what they mean to say is "I think X is racist, but I'm going to go about it passively to avoid hate." It's kind of like Trump's infamous "Many people tell me X" put before outrageous ideas that no one's heard of before.
Nope. Whoever thinks this is an idiot.
I don't really mind remasters i don't think they stop new games from being made at all its something i myself judge whether its worth my buy on a case by case basis.I just wish we would get more remasters along the lines of vita games from other previous consoles or handhelds coming to the console of our choice along with some older games that could really benefit from one my favorite one that i have in mind being all the onimusha main line series games and dawn of dreams all that in one collection remastered would be fucking awesome to me but obviously i'm biased there either that or a pc port of the game in question if it didn't already get one.
Half of what I buy are remasters so I don't mind it at all. Just bought Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition to ready myself for Rise of the Tomb Raider and getting BioShock: The Collection on day 1. Also got Resident Evil 5 and 6 and will be getting 4 as well. Love them to death!
Nope. You've got to be insane to think rereleases of games hinder the process of making new games.
A proper remaster with effort put in at a reasonable price will always be welcomed, quick cash in broken ports on the other hand should get the finger.
Nope they are just cash grab so they can make some money for the next game
Just going off the title. I dont think so it is validated if a newer game is coming out like uncharted at the time, gow, gears ect Even though not announced the last of us remaster was validated due to it being the end of the ps3 life cycle. Other then that they could have waited til last of us 2 was announced if they really wanted to.
Totally lol. Why pay another 60$ for remastered games that have minimal effort and just put in some more pixels? But well for those who don't get to play on the prev gen, this is a good excuse to show them what made the game better. But I think just like on PC, they should make it free if the people already owned it on the prev gen consoles. Making the owners pay another 60$ is milking and shows the greediness.
Partially. Sometimes game companies are reluctant to start a new IP bc they are fearful that it won't sell. I have also heard that to start up a new IP is also expensive. From a business point I get it, but it sucks that someone's creativity is stifled when it could be great.
I'm sorry, but yes, remaster do hinder new games output. sure they are not made by the same teams and and have no direct effect on the creation and development process of a newer game BUT they still affect new games in different ways: - companies can only manage a certain number of project per year. - Still need ppl at home base to fill for marketing, website, support, legal mumbo jumbo, accountant, etc... - They still need resources to make the remaster, so less money for other new project. - They take space in the release schedule of the year a space that could have been filled by a new game (Like MS said why postpone to next year? because there's to many game coming this year) - and since they take place in a release calendar ,They hinder creation for new IP because the remaining spot can be filled with sequels .
No, they're nothing more than a low-risk cash grab. Way cheaper to develop and if it doesn't sell well it's not a major loss unlike a fully developed game from the ground up. The kicker is how disgusting is it that we're playing a chunk of last-gen to a degree that's never been seen in a console generation? Seriously, enough already.
Remasters are a great opportunity to play games you never got to play before. One remaster I've played was MGS2 &3... Loved the hell out of those games. There are also games I'd play again if they were remastered, viz: Final fantasy 12 The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Valkyrie Profile 2
Final Fantasy 12 is coming to PS4 next year. I buy remasters because they're games I loved last gen that aren't offered on current gen. I had plenty of chances to play something last gen so if something like that gets Remastered then I'll likely not buy it this gen. The only exception is Skyrim since I never played it. Half of my PS4 Collection is remasters. BioShock: The Collection is my number 1 game I'm looking forward to besides Deus Ex and got all 3 games day 1 on PS3 and platinum trophies in the first two. No problem getting the collection day 1 either. All I need now is a Mass Effect Trilogy, Fallout 3 and Resistance Trilogy.
You are gonna love Skyrim and the Mass Effect trilogy.
No, they are an avenue for the Devs/Publisher to earn money while hopefully working on something new and cool.
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