The game industry seems to be full of remakes and remasters these days. In fact, there are so many that the difference between a remake and a remaster can get a little confusing. To be fair, it makes sense that many game companies are going all in on revisiting old games. Nostalgia is a powerful thing and marketing toward it can be very successful. However, this wave of classic titles has inspired many arguments over what constitutes a remake or a remaster.
Remaster - Using the framework of the original engine with new assets to polish and enhance the experience.
Remake - Using the original design of the game as an outline but recreated with a new engine and tool sets to modernize the experience.
Reboot - Using the fundamentals of an IP to create the first title of the IP’s new game series with intent to exist apart from the original titles or re-path the chronological timeline of releases.
Did they really change Ellie that much in the remake? I like her original look much better
Remasters are usually just graphical overhauls. Typically just in terms of performance and resolution. Maybe some graphical updates here and there.
A remake is TYPICALLY meant to modernize antiquated titles for a new generation, but the term remake is being used fairly loosely as of late.
Doesn't the word describe itself?
a remaster is an updated version of an older game, a remake is a rebuilt game from scratch
its not hard