Hd Remakes  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Hd Remakes  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network The DMC Collection Is Nice, but We Just Want Devil May Cry 5 https://www.gameskinny.com/e6wyp/the-dmc-collection-is-nice-but-we-just-want-devil-may-cry-5 https://www.gameskinny.com/e6wyp/the-dmc-collection-is-nice-but-we-just-want-devil-may-cry-5 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:30:29 -0500 bazookajo94

It's been nearly ten years since the last installment in the Devil May Cry series (and don't try to tell me that Ninja Theory's DmC is an honest addition to the series, with its combo and scoring systems ditched and the theme of the game altered to nigh unrecognizable heights).

Imagine having to wait a decade for a sequel. Imagine being teased with the fact that the developers haven't released a sequel in 10 years with a recent announcement of a collection that has enhanced frame rates so that hardcore fans can enjoy Devil May Cry in 60 FPS.

This collection has an anticipated release date of March 2018, and it doesn't have much more to boast about other than being "able to play on current consoles," "$29.99," and "HD."

But who really gets hyped for a remastered game? Who has time to conjure energy for past games when they've been waiting (patiently or otherwise) for the next entry? 

Sometimes remastered games just feel like a cruel joke, like a cheap trick to distract fans from the fact that the developers haven't delivered on a promise of a new game. 

Yes, developing games takes time, and if fans expect greatness, they have to be willing to wait for it. 

But for 10 years? Does anyone have that kind of patience? Can a fan's interest and enjoyment for a series last that long? Perhaps if the game is worth the wait. And re-releasing games probably renews that sense of wonder and obsession with a series ....

Was the HD collection just a way to whet our appetites? It's a fair question considering the leak of Devil May Cry 5 on resetera near the end of last November. With details on the production of the game, an anticipated release date, and an apparently already produced trailer for the game, the extensive leak was not endorsed by Capcom or resetera, so there's no confirmation on how true the details therein are. 

So either fans can expect a 2019 release, or they can expect to settle in with their HD collection of DmC for a few more months and hope that this year's E3 finally delivers the news they've been waiting to hear for half their lives. 

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The HD Remake Dream List https://www.gameskinny.com/1ltvu/the-hd-remake-dream-list https://www.gameskinny.com/1ltvu/the-hd-remake-dream-list Fri, 29 May 2015 02:30:01 -0400 Fireboltz_7795

Let’s be honest with ourselves for a minute. Whether it is for a quick cash grab, or an honest desire to bring back all that nostalgic joy to gamers, we love it when developers make a remake of one of our favorite games from our past. With the Halo Anniversary and Resident Evil HD remakes, we find ourselves reminiscing about the days when the Playstation had just arrived and Halo was played with a very horrible Xbox controller. So here is a dream list of games that I feel would be great remakes if that day ever comes.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

This is a game that never gets old despite its age. The whole idea of being able to develop into a Jedi in HD though gives me goosebumps just thinking about it! 

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

This is a no brainer to me. San Andreas had it all before GTA 5 hit the scene. This is the game that felt the most complete, with a lot of side missions and extra-curricular activities that kept gamers everywhere entertained for endless hours on end. 

Donkey Kong 64

If you go onto Google Images and type in "Donkey Kong 64," you can actually see what the HD cover might actually look like! I just want a remake so I can hear the Donkey Kong rap song again! 

Final Fantasy 7

Everyone wants this one to happen, and if it ever does, expect Square Enix to be swimming in cash. I would gladly throw sixty dollars their way for a remake of what many claim to be one of the greatest RPG's of all time. I'd even throw in an additional twenty dollars! 

Call of Duty Trilogy

I'm talking about the first three games in the popular series when I say "trilogy." I just think a lot of people would like to experience what the first three games were like, since many never had the opportunity to.
The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind

We all know about Oblivion and Skyrim, but Morrowind was the game that got me hooked on Bethesda's best series (in my opinion, that is). If this game had the mechanics and graphics of Skyrim, it would bring out the bets in the game. 

 

Metal Gear Solid

PlayStation released a Metal Gear Solid trilogy HD remake, but it started with number two. For some reason, they never did a remake for the original PlayStation game (noticed how I put PlayStation because I'm not counting the Metal Gear original game during the NES days). But I'm waiting for it PlayStation; yes I am. 
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

There's a lot of rumors going around that this is going to happen, and I hope they're right. They've done a Majora's Mask remake, as well as a Windwaker, so this only makes sense to me that they make Twilight Princess next. 
Sonic Adventure

I had the pleasure of playing this game on the Sega Dreamcast (which was a fabulous system by the way), and even though the camera angles and ovement was at times difficult, this game was awesome! The remake could even fix those problems.

 

Yoshi’s Story
It's just so cute to not want a remake! With Yoshi's Woolly World on the horizon, it would be pure joy to get a remake of the most adorable game of all time. All the bright, vivid colors in teh game would be an added bonus in HD as well!
Star Fox

My last on the list, Star Fox from the original Super Nintendo would be a superb remake on the Wii U! Back in the day, it was Nintendo's first game to use 3D polygon graphics, and what better way to pay honor to that advancement than by giving Star Fox the HD makeover!

Is there a game you would love to see remade? Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for reading! 

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How Did Remakes and Remasters Become the Scourge of Gaming? https://www.gameskinny.com/pvpzc/how-did-remakes-and-remasters-become-the-scourge-of-gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/pvpzc/how-did-remakes-and-remasters-become-the-scourge-of-gaming Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:51:27 -0400 Fathoms_4209

Gamers - and consumers in general - are fickle. They've got very short memories.

I remember when high-definition upgrades of existing games were beloved by just about everyone. I remember early on during the previous generation when we first started to see several HD remakes of titles in various classic franchises, like God of War and Ratchet & Clank. For the most part, nobody had any problem with these releases and in fact, if you tested the popularity of such collections, it would've probably scored through the roof.

Now, however, it seems that if you even mention the possibility of an upgraded or improved version of an older game, people just completely lose their sh**. The million-dollar question is, how and why did this happen?

Perhaps gamers are more spoiled, entitled, and cheap than ever

That's a possibility. My read on the gaming community is exactly this, unfortunately. I think some gamers honestly believe they should get absolutely everything for free, that all developers and publishers exist to rip them off, and that every last business construct in recent memory - from downloadable content to Season Passes to microtransactions - are flat-out evil. Of course, none of these hateful consumers seem to grasp that such business models only continue to exist because of consumers making them popular, but whatever.

The point is that I really do believe the community has become that much more spoiled as time has gone on. Hence, they immediately view any HD upgrade or Remaster or "Definitive" edition of a game as an underhanded cash grab. Again, they don't seem to notice the fact that they don't have to purchase the game, and it's conceivable that not every human alive played the original title, and would love another shot at it.

But that's another discussion for another time.

Or, maybe we've just seen too many HD remakes

This is another explanation. We've seen quite a few HD remakes (and updated versions of HD games) in recent years, so maybe consumers are just getting sick of them. Maybe they'd rather developers and publishers focus on new IPs, especially when we're talking about a new generation. After all, it does require some manpower and resources to produce these new and improved iterations, and that time and money could be better spent, right?

At the same time, I'm not sure we're seeing a ton of these titles right now. I mean, I can really only think of a few; it's just that we don't have many other AAA next-gen releases to talk about. Come the end of the year, when most of the big titles drop, I'm willing to bet all this debate over Remasters and such will diminish. When there's a high-profile title like The Last Of Us: Remastered, or Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, it almost overrides the new games. But really, would those updated games get as much attention if they launched in the midst of the fall insanity? I think not.

It's just a matter of perception. Currently, the perception - regardless of reality - is extremely negative, so the idea of future Remaster updates won't go over well with the public. If Sony wants to talk about Uncharted Remasters, they had best wait...that's all I'm saying.

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