When will the remakes end?

As both a fan of film and video games, the synergy between them is understandable. While film is now churning out remake after remake, the world of video games is doing the same. There have been rumors swirling that Sony will do HD remakes of their classic games ICO and Shadow of the Collosus. With the constant rumors that Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy 7 getting the full HD makeup, one has to wonder where this will end.

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Cajun Chicken3024d ago

Who cares? Some games are worth remaking. It's not like Hollywood where they just remake a film based on the core concept and forget the rest. It's a pretty good idea, but however, it does start to need getting done to more obscure titles.

Slient Knight 93024d ago

well said, i myself didn't get the chance to play the sly cooper games so im glad that i get to, also hoping for Ico and SOTC remake as well.

Shang-Long3024d ago (Edited 3024d ago )

when will these useless articles end?

if it wasnt for remakes. i would of never played gow. yes i missed it on the ps2.

FURY__UNLEASHED3024d ago (Edited 3024d ago )

Same here. I missed GoW 1 and 2 on the PS2 and I kind of needed to know the GoW story to play GoW3. GoW Collection solved that problem easily. I also got 2 more platinum trophies thanks to it.

SotC would look STUNNING remastered in HD. Hell, it already rivals Crackdown 1 and 2 even in its SD PS2 form.

HD remastered + Trophies = Epic Win!

Yi-Long3024d ago (Edited 3024d ago )

... I love the remakes, if done right (obviously)

The PS3 is my first Playstation, so I missed out on a lot of classics, which are now slowly being remade into HD for me to discover and enjoy.

Many other people might never have had a SegaCD, a Saturn, a Dreamcast, the original Xbox, an Amiga, a SNES, etc etc... so it's just fantastic that some of the classics are being reintroduced for a new audience to discover and love them :)

However, I do agree with the article somewhat, in that the remake does have to be at least as good or better than the original.
The author mentions the HD Turtles game, and I feel many people felt a bit disappointed with that, especially those of us who had very warm memories of the original.

Personally, I feel bad about the Monkey Island remake. The sprites just look absolutely HORRIBLE. It's obviously a great game, but the original actually looks BETTER.

Monkey Island 2 seems to have rectified that mistake somewhat, with a bit better sprites and also the option to play the original version with voices, but still. You always hope for gorgeous graphics which really do the characters and the game justice.

There are more examples of remakes that didn't live up to their potential (sadly), but overall I absolutely do love remakes (if done right):)

LastDance3024d ago

The author needs to define the difference between re-MAKE and re-RELEASE.

I don't think it means what he think it means.

exnihilonihilfit3023d ago

Between remaking and remastering/rereleasing. The film industry creates a lot of crappy remakes, that are distinct films from the originals, the gaming industry thus far has only remastered and rereleased certain works that have not been altered in anyway except as to improve their graphics. It's also a load of BS to complain about something that doesn't really happen all that often.

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mantisimo3024d ago

I love the idea of the remakes.

If you're new to the franchises you get some fabulous games to play if you want to upgrade your old copies and enjoy HD you win too.

If you don't want them, don't buy them but don't call for them NOT to be made.

ClownBelt3024d ago

"When will the remakes end?"

When people stop demanding it.

T9X693024d ago (Edited 3024d ago )

This is the most intelligent, none fanboy, comment I've ever seen you post. +Bubbles for you

MorganX3024d ago

I demand Killer Instinct, but I'm not getting it :/

dc13023d ago (Edited 3023d ago )

Very good!
I saw the title of the article..and had my response laid out.... and then I read it.

+Bubs for you!

earbus3024d ago

Screw remakes focus on new shit.

gamingisnotacrime3024d ago

meanwhile i want a lot more HD remakes, e.a.
MGS, ICO, FF, etc

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