The Doublejump team acknowledges the recent uptick in remakes, remasters and revivals by nominating games that really don't need that fresh coat of paint!
If it’s a game from the generation before I don’t see the point of a Remaster. Things 2 generations and later I can see having a Remaster. The problem with the Remasters of this gen are they feel like straight ports.
"Things 2 generations and earlier I can see having a Remaster." fixed ;-) But seriously, I totally agree with everything you've stated.
Jake here — as my entry (briefly) indicates, I'm totally with you on that. Seventh-gen remasters improve the graphics ever so slightly, but that's about it; there isn't much a developer can add outside of that.
I disagree with Dark Souls the remaster did botch the game visually but it fixed a ton of glitches the OG game had. I’m mixed on remasters yes they’re cheap cash grabs but being able to play any game without having to dust off old consoles and (sometimes) playing on my sdtv can is a relief. That being said I hope they become unnecessary for games from the 8th gen going forward especially since PS5 and XSX will have dedicated BC support.
You know what else fixes glitches? A patch for the original game. And texture packs can make it look up to date. No need to charge money for a "remaster" of a game that came out the previous generation when PC is backwards compatable already.
All of them
I don't think Demon's Souls need a remaster. I think it should've had a sequel instead. Nevertheless, I am going to play the sh!t out of that game just like I did on PS3.
Better a remaster than Demons Souls 2.
i need these remasters mirrors edge\ alan wake dead space killzone 2 and 3
whats wrong with remasters and remakes?they r so cool . i really enjoyed them .great books or films gets a lot of republishing.in videogames it can even gets enhancements its cool and unique .
Because they could make a new game instead.
Republishing is completely different to remaster/remake. You understand that, right?
This article is a list of games that we felt were either perfect the way they were, or the remasters added very little to, rather than a genuine opposition to remasters themselves. The vast majority of the Doublejump team are completely okay (at a minimum) with the trend remasters and re-releases!
I would rather play a remaster of a great game I love than roll the dice on a random new IP from an overcrowded genre I don’t really like anyway. Don’t get me wrong, new IP’s are great. Maybe 1 and 3 are worth playing, and 1 in 10 are very good. However, remasters and remakes are cherry picked popular games from the past that were usually very good. I understand that this thinking is both cynical, and not very good for the future of games, because I’m basing my purchasing decisions on nostalgia. However, for $60, a remaster can guarantee my happiness. Can a new IP? RE2, FFVIIR, Persona 5 R, Xenoblade:DE, and Demon’s Souls are all awesome. A Bloodborne remaster would be great too, and all old 3D Mario/Zelda games to start. I also loved Dark Souls Remastered, and SotC.
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