What are your thoughts on HD remixes? Worth the cash?

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#1 Posted by SpiderLuke (477 posts) -

I understand that some get reworked quite a bit. I just hooked up my old PS2 to my 60" HDTV expecting it to look like utter crap, although, to my surprise, it didn't look absolutely horrible. It was in 4:3 and hooked up with component cables.

While, sure I would love to have a game with somewhat crisper graphics and filling up the screen, but I was curious to hear from everyone whether it's worth spending $39 + for a game already owned and played by the individual or not.

Never jumped into Metal Gear Solid HD collection, but I still have all the PS2 titles. Same goes for Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy X.

I did cave for Zelda Windwaker, but that seemed to be reworked more than your average HD title.

So does an HD upgrade warrant a second purchase, or is it better to play the game on the shelf again?

Is it just an excuse to relive the title again? Is it worth the cash for that reason to you?

#2 Edited by MethodManFTW (25575 posts) -

depends on the specific title.

some are fantastic, some are garbage.

#3 Posted by marcheegsr (2516 posts) -

I enjoyed Tomb raider hd collection and Metal gear solid hd collection. Those were with it. But some were crap. I heard silent hill hd collection was horrible.

#4 Edited by joshuakyle94 (14 posts) -

Metal Gear Sold HD Collection is a must have for any fans of the series. Especially with it coming with trophies. ^-^

I pre-ordered Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix 7 months before it came out, and I enjoyed it. It's not as much fun as it once was, thanks to Birth By Sleep, KH2; but the nostalgia is great, with some added keyblades, scenes, trophies, and monsters. Plus it comes with Chain of Memories which I adore as well.

Any Zelda HD remake I absolutely have to have. I really am waiting for a FF7, & FF9 HD remakes though.

By the way, not sure if you noticed, if you are a Soul Caliber fan, they DID remaster in HD Soul Caliber 2 on the playstation store..

#5 Posted by GuitarSmash (207 posts) -

Check out these HD Collections: Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry, Zone of the Enders, Hitman, Shadow of the Colossus and Ico Dual Pack.

Avoid: Silent Hill , Splinter Cell.

Looking forward to the Final Fantasy X Remaster!! (Even though the remastered soundtrack sounds horrid)

#6 Edited by benleslie5 (7768 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix was worth the purchase for a HD Collection, looking forward to KH II.5 HD Remix this year

#7 Posted by SpiderLuke (477 posts) -

@benleslie5: I may just have to check it out. I was on the fence but it sounds like the new content and visual upgrade might make it worth it. It's going for a semi-decent price online too. Thanks for the input!

#8 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70614 posts) -

Really depends on the game, classics deserve them. FFX HD, Dragonball Z Budokai HD, Ico, Shadow of Colussus, Metal Gear Solid, God of War, Ratchet & Clank and Jak are all included in this

#9 Edited by anime_gamer007 (6142 posts) -

It's like any remastering of anything, movies, music, whatever, if done right, it's great and becomes the definitive version of the game. The MGS HD Collection and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection are examples of how to do it right, increased framerate, better sound quality and everything in high resolution. The Ico and SotC collection even had cool little bonus features about the making of the games and The Last Guradian. The Silent Hill HD Collection is example of what NOT to do.

#10 Edited by Basinboy (11052 posts) -

I very much enjoy a timely update to classic games (HD + trophies are enough for me to cough up at least $20 - sometimes $40 is stretching it). I can even see myself getting behind new content to classic games (albeit you have to pick and choose carefully).

To date, I own KH1.5, SotC+ICO, LoZ:WW, GoW Saga, Halo Anniversary, and I plan on getting FFX/X-2 HD, FFXII HD (assuming it happens), KH2.5, Okami HD, Zone of the Enders HD, MGS Collection, Jak & Daxter Collection, and RE4 at the right price and if the remaster is any good.

#11 Edited by SpiderLuke (477 posts) -

@Basinboy: See, yeah, price always is the deal breaker for me — especially if I have owned it previously. I got the GOW collection for around $20 I want to say. I probably wouldn't question Kingdom Hearts 1.5 if it were $20. It's at $30 and I have been teeter-tottering on the fence. I'm probably going to give in, though. Knowing me, because I'm a big fan of everything FF offline PS2 and back, I'll probably end up picking up FFX HD as well. I really wish they made that cross buy with the Vita. It's not a perfect world though. haha

#12 Posted by locus-solus (499 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

I very much enjoy a timely update to classic games (HD + trophies are enough for me to cough up at least $20 - sometimes $40 is stretching it). I can even see myself getting behind new content to classic games (albeit you have to pick and choose carefully).

To date, I own KH1.5, SotC+ICO, LoZ:WW, GoW Saga, Halo Anniversary, and I plan on getting FFX/X-2 HD, FFXII HD (assuming it happens), KH2.5, Okami HD, Zone of the Enders HD, MGS Collection, Jak & Daxter Collection, and RE4 at the right price and if the remaster is any good.

Okami HD is a steal

#13 Posted by Basinboy (11052 posts) -

@Basinboy: See, yeah, price always is the deal breaker for me — especially if I have owned it previously. I got the GOW collection for around $20 I want to say. I probably wouldn't question Kingdom Hearts 1.5 if it were $20. It's at $30 and I have been teeter-tottering on the fence. I'm probably going to give in, though. Knowing me, because I'm a big fan of everything FF offline PS2 and back, I'll probably end up picking up FFX HD as well. I really wish they made that cross buy with the Vita. It's not a perfect world though. haha

$20 is essentially my fine line. It either has to be a true classic to me in order to justify full price. I bought KH 1.5 during Black Friday for $20 (which is a top notch remaster, FYI), but I will be buying KH 2.5 at full price.

#14 Posted by ShangTsung7 (247 posts) -

damn sure worth the cash when done properly.. i just wished they do more classics in HD tbh, like LoZ: A Link to the Past. somebody for the luv of Fvk please tell me why that old school masterpiece hasn't gotten an HD remake but Wind Waker has!!?? -_-

#15 Posted by Megavideogamer (5321 posts) -

Sure it is worth revisiting some old Playstation 2 games. When they re-release an HD remake/remix/re-release. The HD collections are worth it. I still have my PS2 games and a PS3 60Gigger. Sony discovered that they can resell people HD remakes. This is a good way to catch up on games you missed. In the case of Kingdom hearts the Kingdom Hearts 1 Final Mix was not released in North America. So a chance to play it is welcome.

Sony has released about 20 HD collections thus far. At $39.99 or $19.99 a pop it is worth it for revisiting some of the classics.

#16 Edited by crazywitchbitch (27 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid HD collection was an improved masterpiece for me. Other HD collection worth buying (in my opinion anyway) for PS3 are Shadow of the Colossus Jak and Daxter and Kingdom hearts. Looking forward to final fantasy X HD remake. HD remakes you should defiantly avoid are DMC, Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell which all come with 3 games each. Whilst I am a fan of the originals for PS2 and XBOX (Splinter Cell), the HD remakes were utterly rubbish and a waste of money.

#17 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70614 posts) -

damn sure worth the cash when done properly.. i just wished they do more classics in HD tbh, like LoZ: A Link to the Past. somebody for the luv of Fvk please tell me why that old school masterpiece hasn't gotten an HD remake but Wind Waker has!!?? -_-

yeah, it is worth it when it is done properly

#18 Posted by MarcRecon (5470 posts) -

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

#19 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70614 posts) -

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

#20 Edited by MarcRecon (5470 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

Well, it's not like it's to late fella!!! lol :)

#21 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70614 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

Well, it's not like it's to late fella!!! lol :)

Yeah, that's not going to happen, i got like 80 games in my backlog

#22 Posted by RossRichard (2335 posts) -

I only get HD remakes if I didn't already have the original.

#23 Posted by MarcRecon (5470 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

Well, it's not like it's to late fella!!! lol :)

Yeah, that's not going to happen, i got like 80 games in my backlog

Goodness, your backlog is worse then mine!!!

#24 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70614 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

Well, it's not like it's to late fella!!! lol :)

Yeah, that's not going to happen, i got like 80 games in my backlog

Goodness, your backlog is worse then mine!!!

Hell yeah it is, almost a year with PS+, and games i bought. It is really bad :P. And with me working all weekend and having college through the week, it doesn't give me a lot of time to play them

#25 Posted by MarcRecon (5470 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

Well, it's not like it's to late fella!!! lol :)

Yeah, that's not going to happen, i got like 80 games in my backlog

Goodness, your backlog is worse then mine!!!

Hell yeah it is, almost a year with PS+, and games i bought. It is really bad :P. And with me working all weekend and having college through the week, it doesn't give me a lot of time to play them

I have a similar schedule, but at least we know where our priorities are! That's 1 of the reasons I didn't want to get playstation plus, because I'm already getting free games with gold from xbl.

Now I'm pretty much buried in games for at least a year or more, but that's a good thing! lol...now I have the luxury of waiting out a price drop for certain big name tittles.

#26 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70614 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

Well, it's not like it's to late fella!!! lol :)

Yeah, that's not going to happen, i got like 80 games in my backlog

Goodness, your backlog is worse then mine!!!

Hell yeah it is, almost a year with PS+, and games i bought. It is really bad :P. And with me working all weekend and having college through the week, it doesn't give me a lot of time to play them

I have a similar schedule, but at least we know where our priorities are! That's 1 of the reasons I didn't want to get playstation plus, because I'm already getting free games with gold from xbl.

Now I'm pretty much buried in games for at least a year or more, but that's a good thing! lol...now I have the luxury of waiting out a price drop for certain big name tittles.

yeah now i have the luxury to wait for games getting cheap while i play a new game or just replay games for trophies or just the experience

#27 Posted by Toro_Nev (1074 posts) -

Have a huge pile of games I need to play already, but I love the fact that you can get to play games you may have missed (especially if you haven't had a PS2). Planning on getting FFX/X-2 HD and Tales of Symphonia!

#28 Posted by CTR360 (6979 posts) -

hd remakes its worth it for me

#29 Edited by yixingtpot (1379 posts) -

I have MGS HD but had it on Vita and beat it all, haven't felt like replaying it yet again on PS3... but it's worth it. I also bought the Asia disc version of Biohazard Revival Selection and Biohazard Chronicles HD Selection since I didn't have the latter for Wii(never owned a Wii but have bought the RE Wii games to play on Wii U). I think RE4 is worth it in HD but no MOVE support Capcom... really? FU. ICO/Shadow of the Colossus worth it.

yeah it's worth if it's done right, Silent Hill collection had so many bad reviews I never bothered since I own the originals. I also want to get Zone of the Enders eventually.

#30 Posted by Zidaneski (8451 posts) -

If anything it allows more copies of games that stopped being produced. I have a lot of old games because I like to actually play them, but if they become rare then I'm too scared to play them because of wear and tear. Of course if devs would just release them digitally that would be even better but noooooooooo, Disney just has to a jerk about it.

#31 Posted by SpiderLuke (477 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

Well, it's not like it's to late fella!!! lol :)

Yeah, that's not going to happen, i got like 80 games in my backlog

Goodness, your backlog is worse then mine!!!

Hell yeah it is, almost a year with PS+, and games i bought. It is really bad :P. And with me working all weekend and having college through the week, it doesn't give me a lot of time to play them

I have the same problem. Years of backlogs going back a couple generations. I've always been busy with school before. Now I'm out for a while and it isn't a whole lot better. Work 15 hours a day some days and getting married soon. Hardly time to play games. Plus I end up starting a ton of games and only get a certain percentage through, then I start another. PS Plus makes it worse for me too, despite the fact that I still love it. lol

#32 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70614 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

The DMC HD collection was great so yes, it was worth it to me.

Never tried those games unfortunately

Well, it's not like it's to late fella!!! lol :)

Yeah, that's not going to happen, i got like 80 games in my backlog

Goodness, your backlog is worse then mine!!!

Hell yeah it is, almost a year with PS+, and games i bought. It is really bad :P. And with me working all weekend and having college through the week, it doesn't give me a lot of time to play them

I have the same problem. Years of backlogs going back a couple generations. I've always been busy with school before. Now I'm out for a while and it isn't a whole lot better. Work 15 hours a day some days and getting married soon. Hardly time to play games. Plus I end up starting a ton of games and only get a certain percentage through, then I start another. PS Plus makes it worse for me too, despite the fact that I still love it. lol

i hear you dude, i just hope i can make it somewhat smaller this year

#33 Posted by ps3hdalltime (60 posts) -

I found it to be worth it when they made it for God of War volume collection 2, which i have completed it and heard great things abour ICO & Shadow of Collous and MGS HD.

#34 Posted by roboccs (6926 posts) -

I've never been big on HD remakes or remasters... That being said, I'm thinking of getting Tales of Symphonia Chronicles when it comes out next month. ToS is one of my all time favorites.

#35 Posted by rkm0911 (7 posts) -

it only really depends on whether or not you are a fan of that certain remastered series. why bother if ur not?

crossing my fingers and toes for FFX-HD

#36 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

I love HD collections!

#37 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9523 posts) -

Unless they add a lot of new content and/or add in a harder difficulty setting, I would say no unless you have never played the original.

#38 Posted by commandokock (500 posts) -

when they call it "hd" its a little misleading. they just upscale the same image to fit a higher resolution display. they will still look like ps2 graphics. they just rework some of the coding to make it able to be played on a console with different architecture. of course im speaking from limited experience because ive only gotten the ps3 "hd" versions of killzone and san andreas. maybe they do more with other games but for killzone i think something mustve been lost in the translation because it looks noticeably worse than if i were playing the actual game on a ps2 console. not sure about san andreas but i know it doesnt look any better for a supposed hd remake. so if youre expecting an improved experience with the hd remake youll probably feel let down but if you just always loved the game and dont have a ps2 anymore it could still be worth it