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Let's talk about game remasters

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Naraya, Apr 11, 2017.

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Remasters gud?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Depends

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  4. What can change the nature of a man?

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  1. DavidBVal Arcane Patron Developer

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    Adapting better to modern screen resolutions and aspect ratios, improving compatibility, stability, etc is right.

    Adding or "improving" content sucks. If you think the classics were not good enough, go make a better game, ffs.
     
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    Some companies do, that's why re remake is better than re
     
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  3. Make America Great Again Dexter Arcane

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    It depends on the actual work put behind it, shit like what BeamDog is doing are just cash-grabs based on a popular IP, since they barely do any actual art/sound/development, but instead fix just a few bugs and compatibility issues and re-release. They do a lot less than some larger developers do with a single big Patch to a game and don't even come close to the Witcher GOTY releases or similar.

    On the other hand I'd say things like these are worthwhile:






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    What I loved about the Monkey Island: SE and why I don't mind the changes too much is that you could switch between "classic" Monkey Island and the "Remake" with the flip of a button.
     
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    ^ right, I forgot about those. It's definitely labour of love.

    As for Monkey Island, I couldn't stand the remakes. The classic switch is the only redeeming quality :P
     
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  6. Delbaeth Learned

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    There's another old game remastered (or remade) as example: Seven cities of gold (Hardcoregaming 101 has a page on it)

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    Going to be interesting when we reach the stage when we need remasters of remasters because future computers.
     
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    Well it's already the case for a few.
    Take the firts Ys games for instance, or the first Tex Murphy: Mean Streets > Overseer > The Poisoned Pawn.

    And there's the Dune II case, where you have the Westwood's remake Dune 2000, but then, you have few community remasters of Dune 2, and the Dune 2000 mod for OpenRA.
     
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    I think it's nice when my favorite classics run on Windows 10 and without the need for dos-box.
     
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    Maybe. I not versed in that franchise. I did a search on Steam and holy bananas. There is a lot of Serious Sam games.
     
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    Remasters are only good when it's actually a remaster, the assets were originally a higher quality but toned down to fit in the game.

    Enhanced remakes/ports or enhanced editions can be good, but they aren't remasters. Something like Fallout (great game, terrible engine) could benefit from one greatly (but won't happen because Interplay were idiots and lost the code and art for the game)
     
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    I'd gladly pay a $5-10 convenience fee to get some of the older games to work flawlessly on this generation's tech.
     
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    Isn't that what they do with most/all GoG releases though? Doesn't really fall under remaster/remaking. Plus I think remasters tend to go for 10-20 and complete remakes are often full price.
     
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    I still find myself having to implement workarounds to make a lot of GOG games work.
     
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    Learning the basics of how to configure dosbox visuals and audio will enhance your enjoyment of lots of GOG titles. Relying on whatever default GOG configured for the lowest common denominator is silly.
     
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  18. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Default GOG configuration is stretched image (probably since the lowest common GOG customer can't cope with black bars on the sides) and too low CPU cycles.

    But the only GOG game that I've tried so far that didn't work right away was Quake 2 for some reason. But since I already beat it twice I couldn't be bothered to diagnose the problem, and skipped it.
     
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