Game remakes shouldn't be afraid to change the classics

If it's not a remaster, bold changes can help great old games find new players.

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bigmalky97d ago

And alienate it's original fan base.

chobit_A5HL3Y97d ago

speak for yourself. i played the hell out of the original and i'm very much looking forward to this remake.

jeromeface97d ago

This guy is correct, when I found out its over the shoulder like all the other modern garbage iterations my interest level plummeted. And RE2 is one of my top 3 games of all time.

lazyboyblue97d ago

You don't lose the original just because they remake and rejig. If they mess up just go back to the original.
I like that they do new things. I get to relive a old game but it feels fresh. Hope all remakes go this way in the future.
Metal gear next I hope.

Chaos_Order97d ago

It's a fine line to walk. Certain old-school mechanics are often looked at as "objectively bad" by certain gamers and seen as something to be eradicated, while for some fans that very thing might be one of the reasons they liked the game. Remember a while back when we saw tons of articles picking apart older horror games and saying stuff like "nobody wants to be getting lost in the dark looking for keys" with the pompous attitude of "you think you want that, but you don't."

Change, at least as far as the gameplay is concerned, should be minimal. Fix the bugs and little issues but keep the core of the game intact. New fans will still come.

Muzikguy97d ago

I remember those articles. I think one thing that came to my mind at that time was “stop telling a horror game how to be a horror game”. Critics ruin games a lot IMO. I definitely agree that too much change would be bad. Kind of what I’m hearing with FFVII so I’ve given up on it

One thing I’d like remastered to stop doing is keeping the same name. Like we have 2 games called “God of War”. Now we have to extra specific when talking about the game or the original gets forgotten over time. I get that movies do it, and even that I don’t necessarily care for but can kind of see why. I don’t think games should be the same

Adrian_v0197d ago

But you're doing the same thing telling others they think what they want, but they don't.

Just cause you don't like change in gameplay doesn't mean others don't. Resident Evil, Final Fantasy x and XII and Shadow of Colossus are some of my all time favorite games, but have I bothered to buy their remakes and remasters? No, cause it's all the same with a new coat of paint. I don't want to spend money on the same game twice. Am I looking forward to Resident Evil 2, yes I am by what I've seen so far.

Derceto97d ago (Edited 97d ago )

How to 100% properly remake a game, see Resident Evil on Gamecube.

How to 100% properly ruin a remake of a game, see anything to do with the forthcoming Final Fantasy VII remake.

Single point? Remakes shouldn't be afraid to change the classic, but should be very wary and cautious of it.

Adrian_v0197d ago

What's wrong with the forthcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake?

Psajdak97d ago

I don't know much about RE series, so I can't even talk about remake(s) of it, but I do have experience with MGS:TTS, remake of legendary MGS from PS1.

While really a great game on its own, for most part it was just MGS once again with MGS2 graphics, and gameplay, plus few differences here and there.

Remake shouldn't be afraid to change things a little, or add something new.