Opinion: The Problem With Game Remakes

The recent trend of game remakes has proven to be both good and bad for the industry, here's why.

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Magog44d ago

I prefer new IPs to sequels or remakes.

LoveSpuds43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

I don't see it as an 'either, or' problem. Demons Souls Remake was utterly incredible, Final Fantasy 7 remake was fantastic as was Shafow of the Colossus and Resi 2, but these remakes haven't led to a shortage of new games. Returnal, Ratchet & Clank, Forza Horizon 5, Gears of War 5, Halo Infinite, Deathloop, Death Stranding....the list is endless.

Magog43d ago

Yeah those are great examples of creating classic games for the modern age. The freshest gameplay is always from new IPs though.

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FreeckyCake44d ago

Remakes are fine, but when it's only a remake of a popular game in the past, it tends to be depressing. Obscure games deserve a chance too.

NecrumOddBoy44d ago

Obscure games get remakes as well but they need more love and less focus on HD polish. RE2 was so great because it truly modernized a title that is barely playable anymore. That’s what all remakes (not remasters) need.

FreeckyCake44d ago


They rarely do, and when an Obscure game gets a remake, there's no guarantee the game will sell. Kinda reminds me of Baroque on the Saturn and how it received a remake on the PS2.

-Foxtrot44d ago

"Obscure games deserve a chance too"

Which is why they really need to remake Bugs Bunny Lost in Time or Sheep, Dog 'n' Wolf

FreeckyCake44d ago

Hell yes. I'd like to see a Hulk: Ultimate Destruction remake. That would be awesome!

NecrumOddBoy43d ago

Bugs Bunny Lost in Time is one of the greatest Platforming Collectathons ever made! I think this game is up there with Mario 64 and Banjo as one of the best in the late 90’s. 10000% want a remake or sequel.

TheDoomedGuy43d ago

I want a timsepsitters remake so bad.

SinisterMister43d ago

Holy shit a 2021 remake of Hulk Ultimate Destruction would be fucking epic. But they have to get someone like Insomniac on the project though. Don't want no Marvel's Avengers on our hand again.

Godmars29043d ago

While they tend to look better they often cut corners in regard to the original's gameplay and story.

Magog43d ago

Sad but true. High detail assets are much harder and more expensive to make than ancient ones.

SinisterMister43d ago

The writer makes a fair point, but I don't think there's really a problem when a remake loses the originality of the game. I mean, if you want originality, you can always play the original game. Remakes are supposed to be give you a modern-day experience, wouldn't one agree?

TheDoomedGuy43d ago

Well we all know Sony is the only ones actually doing good remakes....along with a few other devs on occasion. Seems more like a jab article than honesty.

We're getting more than just high quality remakes after all.

Darkborn43d ago

I don't see a bad thing with a remake. It's just a better form of backwards compatability. Like playing the spyro trilogy again was amazing, it looked and played way better, but the game itself is fantastic. Some games deserve remakes, others not so much. I just don't want to see too many games remade instead of new IP getting a chance.

LoveSpuds43d ago

Yeah, those Spyro remakes were fabulous, so much fun to plat too.

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