@Lacerz: I've been frequenting Gamespot for years upon years and I have never heard of this particular reviewer. After watching this review I immediately thought of that quote you posted from Eurogamer. The review score didn't bother me as much as the contrast as to what Eurogamer had to say about the first game. I think we need Kevin Van Nord back. Regardless of if you agreed with his review he explained things very eloquently and you always understood why he gave a game a low score. Deducing points from a great remaster of one of the most highly acclaimed games of last generation because the dude could not figure out how wall mechanics works is a bit silly.
The batch of new reviewers here don't seem to be hitting the mark or paying much attention to the subject they are explaining. The guy that reviewed Mad Max said the ability to carry as much scrap as you wanted to (which in game in currency) was a problem as it was unrealistic and didn't bode well with the post apocalyptic theme. ???
Me thinks Gamespot decided to change how comments work so that the top comments aren't old school people complaining how terrible the reviews have become in light of ??? reason.
@RicanV: Have held out playing them on PS Now for a while -- hoping they would get a remaster. Once I saw on Digital Foundry what a build of Uncharted 2 looked like at 1080 60 ps I crossed fingers and turns out it payed off.
@sir_william2: You are right it is an easy money maker. There are people like me who didn't own a PS3 who would love to play Uncharted, and why not play it at 1080 and 60fps? Keep in mind most of these remasters are done by studios who are completely separate from the studio who originally made the game, therefor the remasters are not causing any kind of slow down or stopping the development of new IPs or current games being worked on. They add money to the coffers of studios causing perhaps more games to be released.
PC people tend to hold this opinion since most of the time they played the game originally at 1080 / 60 or beyond, but the remasters don't really hurt them in the least. Uncharted / Gears / Halo remasters etc all were done by separate studios and never got in the way of current development, much like ESO didn't slow down Fallout 4's Nov release date.
Personally I am picking up 3 games next month -- Wasteland 2, Divinity, and Uncharted. Mah wallet has moths coming out, but I am getting to experience 5 games I missed out on that I wanted to play since their release.
@wayneextremity: There will still be bugs. Beth is using essentially the same game engine as Skyrim with a few added features like volumetric lighting and physics based rendering, but you are still going to have floating corpses. It's impossible with a large game with so many variables to work out all the kinks.
@Big_Red_Button: I don't think so whatsoever. You hear that sediment a lot here, but I don't really believe 3/4 of the people that say so were actually around when the first games were released, nor have actually sat down and played through every Fallout game. Since Beth purchased the IP and turned it into a console game, you have many people on here that are actually just PC fan boys that are really just saying console games suck, or that they are older and more experienced gamers than reality dictates. These people aren't the No Mutants Allowed crowd who were actually there and have honest criticisms about Beth's version of Fallout. IMO people hear something on the internet and start repeating it over and over for whatever reason.
Other than the tone of Fallout New Vegas being more in line with the original games there is not much to say that the game was made by a different studio. If you honestly don't like 1st person games and prefer the older isometric ones that is a very honest and real reason to dislike the new Fallout. I was around for the first CRPG games and grew up on them and I prefer 1st person immersive RPGs over the older games. I also believe that what makes Fallout so special was there way before Beth purchased the IP.
Good. More time in the oven means a better cake in the end. Most of the games that have been delayed recently ended up for the better. Witcher, Bloodborne, etc
I'm glad I opted to not play the original 3 games on PS Now, since I was a 360 owner and have not played any of them yet. Very tempting looking at them for so long, especially since I was sort of sure they weren't going to remaster them.
Too bad Demon's Souls is not up yet. I check almost every day for it.