So far, only Microsoft does remakes and not just remasters?

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#1 Edited by Salt_The_Fries (12480 posts) -

Case in point:

Fable Anniversary on Xbox 360 earlier this year, with completely redone graphics using new assets and many tweaks to the gameplay and user interface

Master Chief Collection which only ups the resolution and asset quality of three Halo 1, 3 and 4 but offers a complete overhaul of Halo 2, both in-game graphics and cutscenes as well as several maps that are redone from the ground-up

Next is Phantom Dust that is also shaping up not to be a remaster but a proper remake.

What has the competition offered so far?

Apart from Nintendo's Wind WakerI cannot think of anything else (however I would look forward to some more ones by Ninty). Sony is yet to do a proper remake of any game this generation.

P.S. I might be mistaken with regards to Nintendo and Sony as I'm not sure about any proper remakes for handhelds, I intended this thread to be about consoles only.

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#2 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

Sony did a remake of Superman 64, I forgot its name... uh, Killzone Shadow Fall? Knack?

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#3 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Blabadon: that was a bit harsh

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#4 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@Blabadon: that was a bit harsh

A bit??, have you seen Superman 64? :P

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#5 Posted by BldgIrsh (3044 posts) -

Potato, potato.

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#6 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Snugenz: Ive seen raiders of the lost ark, I know how that would end

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#7 Edited by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@Snugenz: Ive seen raiders of the lost ark, I know how that would end

haha

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#8 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9484 posts) -

Nintendo has done a bunch of them on handhelds. As far as consoles go, the only one I can think of is Wind Waker.

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#9 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Thats so true.... Yet I have no use for this information.... Any news about Project Spark ?

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#10 Edited by B4X (5660 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

Thats so true.... Yet I have no use for this information.... Any news about Project Spark ?

Conker will be in it....

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#11 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@B4X

Thats nice but not thr kind of news I was after.

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#12 Posted by SolidGame_basic (22671 posts) -

what has the competition offered? Sony has pretty much offered obliteration so far this gen

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#13 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

what has the competition offered? Sony has pretty much offered obliteration so far this gen

Perhaps if you enjoy waiting

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#14 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

I'd buy an X1 for that Master Chief collection.

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#15 Posted by nervmeister (15378 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries:

Oddworld: New and Tasty (PS4) says no.

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#16 Posted by ZombeGoast (437 posts) -

@nervmeister said:

@Salt_The_Fries:

Oddworld: New and Tasty (PS4) says no.

Didn't knew Sony was making the game and then releasing it on every other platform.

Nintendo remade all the Super Mario Bros game with Super Mario Bros All Stars for the Snes.

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#17 Edited by flashn00b (3541 posts) -

Those remake graphics are but a very expensive Croatian export.

Outside of Microsoft and Croteam, i can't think of much other developers who do proper HD remakes.

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#18 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

Nintendo does them too- see also: Star Fox 64 3D, Ocarina of Time 3D, but perhaps most impressively, Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver and Pokemon OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire.

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#19 Posted by NFJSupreme (6546 posts) -

@clyde46: only reason why I'm getting one

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#20 Posted by freedomfreak (50221 posts) -

Isn't Phantom Dust a new installment? Would be sad if it was just a remaster.

MC Collection is brilliant though.

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#22 Edited by cainetao11 (33565 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries: your P.S. addressed my comment. Ocarina of Time 3D was a great remake when you compare it to the original, which is still an awesome game. But I learned to really love ico , sotc HD and gow collection last gen.

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#23 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

I'd buy an X1 for that Master Chief collection.

Same.

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#24 Posted by cainetao11 (33565 posts) -

@charizard1605: Nintendo does them too- see also: Star Fox 64 3D, Ocarina of Time 3D, but perhaps most impressively, Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver and Pokemon OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire.

Agreed. But I will shit diamonds before I play a Pokemon game. I was too old by the time they became a thing and just am lost on it.

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#25 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@cainetao11: If you can ever find one for cheap (lol, finding a Pokemon game for cheap), do give it a shot! I know the exterior is all kiddy and cutesy, but underneath it all is one of the deepest and most nuanced games around =)

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#26 Posted by cainetao11 (33565 posts) -

@charizard1605: my buddy rob has every console since the nes, and let me borrow Pokemon black. Just not for me.

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#27 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@cainetao11: Ah well. At least you gave it a shot!

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#28 Posted by cainetao11 (33565 posts) -

@charizard1605: I try most things dude. My buddy Rob would be a great addition here. He won a gold 3DS XL at NYC comic con last october by winning a smash bros tournament. I have never met anyone so into and good at classic Ninty games.

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#29 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

what has the competition offered? Sony has pretty much offered obliteration so far this gen

and with so little choice in games to play

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#30 Edited by santoron (8583 posts) -

I don't get it. Most people in SW are bitching about resources being diverted to old games for remasters, and this thread is bragging about dumping More resources into full blown remakes?

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#31 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

Sony did a remake of Superman 64, I forgot its name... uh, Killzone Shadow Fall? Knack?

I would rather play superman 64

@Salt_The_Fries said:

Case in point:

Fable Anniversary on Xbox 360 earlier this year, with completely redone graphics using new assets and many tweaks to the gameplay and user interface

Master Chief Collection which only ups the resolution and asset quality of three Halo 1, 3 and 4 but offers a complete overhaul of Halo 2, both in-game graphics and cutscenes as well as several maps that are redone from the ground-up

Next is Phantom Dust that is also shaping up not to be a remaster but a proper remake.

What has the competition offered so far?

Apart from Nintendo's Wind WakerI cannot think of anything else (however I would look forward to some more ones by Ninty). Sony is yet to do a proper remake of any game this generation.

P.S. I might be mistaken with regards to Nintendo and Sony as I'm not sure about any proper remakes for handhelds, I intended this thread to be about consoles only.

What does it show about how gameplay pretty much stayed the same across the board if they are just upping the graphics from a 10 year old game?

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#32 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3185 posts) -

It seems like Microsoft has done a better job than the rest, if we're not counting Nintendo's remakes on handhelds. However, I think Wind Waker is a prime example how to truly remake a classic game. They improved controls, smoothed out issues from the original (adding the Swift Sail, etc.), along with highly improved visuals.

I remember being impressed with Halo Anniversary, but the controls remained intact from the 2001 Xbox game, and I don't expect that to change with the Master Chief Collection. On the opposite end of that, I have a hard time believing that anybody can *actually* find too much to complain about with Microsoft offering four complete titles with original multiplayer for the price of a new release. Kudos to them. That takes balls, especially when they could have sold Halo 2 for 40 or 50 bucks.

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#33 Edited by Vatusus (8431 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

Sony did a remake of Superman 64, I forgot its name... uh, Killzone Shadow Fall? Knack?

was that supposed to be... funny?

Cause you just missed the mark... and by a long lot

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#34 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@Vatusus said:

@Blabadon said:

Sony did a remake of Superman 64, I forgot its name... uh, Killzone Shadow Fall? Knack?

was that supposed to be... funny?

Cause you just missed the mark... and by a long lot

Tell me more.

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#35 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (5229 posts) -

I'd like to see a Blinx 1 and 2 remake, since we're doing them. Those are games I never got to play, and I'm interested in playing them. A Brute Force one would be cool too, great game.

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#36 Edited by Daious (2315 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries: the new halo game is still a remaster. 343 calls it a remaster. IGN, gameinformer, everyone does. Its because its a remaster.... Remake would be like goldeneye n64 to wii version.