We Have Officially Entered Gaming's Remake Era

Remakes are the new remasters. But the question of why this is the case is a little more difficult to pin down.

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LordoftheCritics35d ago

Already terribly bored at the thought of it.

I hope they are complete remakes so that its a fresh journey with new emotional experiences and not just a really shiny coat of paint.

TallDarknWavy35d ago

I'm hoping for new experiences, so if something old can be revitalized like the RE2 remake I'm all for it, that has to be the best remake of all time when you consider the sheer scale of improvements and the fact it wasn't identical to the original. More of that treatment please, we don't need a cheap resolution boost to make the aging assets look even worse under a clearer microscope.

bouzebbal35d ago

I’m not going to reject the idea.. depends which game is being remade..

Gives hope for Legend of Dragoon remake..

Omnisonne34d ago

Remakes are good for people who never played the game when it first released. I'm a big Souls fan for example, but never got to play Demon's Souls, so the remake was a very welcome one.
Same with Mass Effect Legendary edition, never played any ME before, going to give it a go soon.

Aphelion8234d ago

The only remake that I truly want is The Legend of Dragoon. Please do it Sony/Bluepoint. We need more RPGs!

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porkChop35d ago

It depends for me. There are a lot of games that don't need remakes. But others, like Alpha Protocol, deserve another shot. That game had great ideas but Sega pushed it out before it was finished.

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Godmars29034d ago

Of course games that need to be remake, buggy title with flawed mechanics, will never be touched.

KillBill35d ago

Except for the fact you have to look at plans for KOTOR to see how they are more likely going to ruin the loved classic by bringing it into modern times. they hi=red a writer that has already proclaimed in the past that she is not a fan of KOTOR. And her inclusion simply appears to be an attempt at bringing the SJW culture into the story line. (so tired of the felt need to do this everyplace)

And they plan on completely changing the combat style of the game which is what helped make KOTOR the great game it was. No more turn based option and simply action adventure. Give me a break.

Stanjara35d ago

I've seen Itsgundam video about it... She is ridiculous, and who is hiring these people I don't know. Why is this new writer needed? Why?

aconnellan34d ago

“ they hi=red a writer that has already proclaimed in the past that she is not a fan of KOTOR”

This is a massive load of bullshit and you know it. I’m sick of this talking point.

The writer said KOTOR is “one of” her favourites, and when asked for clarification on whether it was her absolute favourite she said no (it’s some other Star Wars game) - this ‘no’ response is the one that got circulated and used as ‘proof’ that she somehow hates the game.

“ her inclusion simply appears to be an attempt at bringing the SJW culture into the story line”

Despite people on Reddit and other places bringing this up, no one can tell me what they mean. What’s ‘SJW culture’ and how will they inject it into the story?

“Completely changing the combat style”

God I hope not, the turn based D&D system makes the gameplay so unique. Where have you seen this?

One-Shot34d ago

The combat was pretty terrible even back in 2003, so sure hope they change it. The rest of what you said seems like made up nonsense.

camel_toad34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

If it's a quality remake of a game that I haven't played in 10 or so years that I loved then by all means I'm ready to experience it all over again. It's as close as you can get to experiencing it for the first time, a second time.

As long as they don't force stuff that doesn't belong, like KOTOR being rewritten by someone who didn't even like the original and has an agenda.

neutralgamer199234d ago

Remakes should add content and improve things not just be straight up copy and paste

strifeblade34d ago

Go watch some soap opera. Your too sappy

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Magog35d ago

Capcom has been doing this for a loooong time.

TheRealTedCruz35d ago

Sony is one of the most egregious companies.

KillBill35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

For sure of late they are. It's like the only new idea they have is to remaster/remake something that is just a few years old sometimes.

I mean Wolverine... great in 2025. But all the remasters/remakes are out of hand.

ColtPSSX35d ago

What remake have they done?

ColtPSSX35d ago


When did they announce wolverine for 2025 or are you spreading false info?

LucasRuinedChildhood34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Ted, you seem to struggling to hide your dislike of Sony recently.

Like cheering on the Bethesda acquisition because it increases competition and humbles consumers:
"I like to see stuff like this happen to, one, humble people, and two, actually create honest competition between the only two console manufacturers actually going head to head with each other."

And then getting angry at Wolverine being exclusive because that sort of competition is unnecessary and unfair to working class families (Bethesda exclusives thankfully just "humbled" working class families who only have a PS, I suppose, lol):
"Tell that to families of kids whose parents can only afford one console. Sorry, bud. I know you want to play Spiderman, but you only have an Xbox and dad doesn't make enough to get you a Playstation. Exclusivity is dumb."

All of the big 3 engage in remakes, remasters and reboots.

MS had Halo: Master Chief Collection, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, and Rare Replay last gen which was a large portion of their first party catalogue. You can add endless Skyrim remasters to the mix now, and they have Perfect Dark coming up. Nintendo remastered almost every Wii U exclusive and are selling games like Skyward Sword for $60.

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TheDoomedGuy34d ago

Sony is the best company when it comes to remakes.

I take their remakes over the stupid hd remasters anyday.

Silly gameAr34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Why do you think remakes are a problem all of a sudden, even though some remakes have been better than some shoddy made new games? It's the same reason people hate super hero games now all of a sudden.

You guys aren't fooling anyone.

Silly gameAr34d ago


You just gave a good example of the main hypocrisy on this site. Everything is against the consumer, as long as it's the company I don't like getting the brunt of the attacks.

Magog34d ago

Egregious? No, sorry but I love their SotC, TLOU2, Demon's Souls remakes and more. They are great.

yardank34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Bluepoint* Sony doesn’t own them…yet.

Honestly they haven’t disappointed so far. Really curious to see how their first IP will play out. Hopefully it’ll be successful, they deserve it.

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P_Bomb34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

“Tell that to families of kids whose parents can...”

Sounds like a Liam Neeson movie lol! “Honey, your IP has been Taken! By Marco of Tropoja.”

RangerWalk26734d ago

I agree. Sony nickel and dimes gamers more than any other videogame developer out there. It's amazing how blatantly obvious they with making people purchase a remake of an old game.
I understand they need the money. But they could get it another way. They shouldn't resort to this bull shit.

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Stanjara35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

Edit: delete this editors... I found him.

DeadManMMX35d ago

Remakes and Remasters are 2 very different things. Reimagining a classic for modern times is in itself an art. RE2, FF7 and Demons Souls have been some of the best games of the last couple years. Keep the remakes coming. Most remasters come off like cheap cash ins. FF8 Remastered did a good job as a remaster. The Arkham trilogy, THQ Nordic games etc are cheap cash ins. If it’s done well it’s welcome.

NeoGamer23234d ago (Edited 34d ago )

I agree.

I put Remasters in two categories...

1) Ports, All they did was bring the game to the next gen with no changes
2) True Remasters. Upgraded textures, environments, etc. and are taking advantage of the new hardware to provide a better visual/sound/controller experience.

Then there are remakes. Essentially they rebuild the game as if it was new, but taking full advantage of the technologies now to improve the game.

Then finally their are the director's cuts, definitive editions, etc. Essentially a cash grab with all game expansions and remastering combined.

Lionsguard35d ago

That's not a bad thing. There are plenty of great games that could definitely use a fresh coat of paint or more.

Gardenia34d ago

I'd like to see a remake of Soul Reaver, Vagrant Story, Driver, Metal Gear Solid. There are so many good games from back in the PS1 and PS2 era.

jjb198135d ago

I'm 1000% ok with the Perfect Dark remake/reboot.

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Snookies1234d ago

Same here man... I just really hope they get it right... I'm scared to be hopeful about it, because Perfect Dark was literally my life when I was younger lol. I played thousands of hours without a doubt. It needs a robust Combat Simulator, split-screen multiplayer, a huge arsenal of unique weapons and a robust variety of maps. If they can nail that multi-player right. It could be legendary.

As for the single-player side of things, I just really hope they include the unlockable cheats for doing things in a certain time and whatnot. Also, please keep the hidden cheeses!

jjb198134d ago

I played at least 200 hours of combat simulator. It was so fun with the custom settings. It's my 2nd favorite FPS of all time. I still go back and play the HD version on Xbox every now and again.