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XIII, remake of the 2003 FPS, is coming

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Not published by Ubisoft, but by other French publisher Microids (Syberia series). Developed by Malta-based developer named PlayMagic.

    http://www.microids.com/xiii-a-remake-of-the-thrilling-cel-shading-fps-is-in-the-works/

    No screenshots or anything now. Just an image of 3D model from PS blog:

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  2. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    I finished that game recently, though it was another "lost in time game" forgotten by players and publishers and it's lost after Ubisoft removed it from the digital stores.
    Good game but there were so much games back then it was overlooked, often by some awful games that were highly hyped at release.
     
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  3. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    These oldies are better served getting the Nightdive treatment rather than complete remasters. Modern engines simply can't replicate the feel of old shooters, and developers will likely be at the liberty of making alterations to the detriment of the game design's original spirit.

    I've been recently replaying NOLF1 with dgvoodoo2 and had a blast. Maybe I should do the same now with XIII...
     
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  4. Love Arbiter

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    Good thing I already forgot reading the comics after the frustrating ending of the original. They're not going to do this again, are they? :rpgcodex:
     
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  5. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Have the original on GOG, played through it a few years ago. It's very flawed because of being an early console FPS, but the core is good. Would be interested in a well done remake, we shall see.
     
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  6. BING XI LAO Savant

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    REEEEEEmakes

    How long until normies stop mindlessly letting old franchises be used as publicity
     
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    AFAIR the original ends with a cliffhanger. So I would rather prefer a faithful sequel over the remake.
     
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  8. TheChickenKing Learned

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    It'd be interesting if they had the original writers (or at least someone capable of carrying on someone else's story in a logical fashion) and added an extra bit of game in to finish the cliffhanger. See also Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. Now, if memory serves that wasn't as good as the original base game, but I guess I'd say I'm just generally in favor of remakes that actually add something to the original and aren't just paid resolution and texture patches. In any case, it'll be interesting to see how this unfolds.
     
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  9. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Pure incline. I loved the game, it's been far too long since I played it, I recall that the multiplayer servers for it were still running in 2012 or so. I have a PS2 copy of it too.
     
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    Night Dive treatment = packaging fan patches and slapping a price tag on them.
     
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  11. samuraigaiden Educated

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    This game had David Dubrovnik in it.
     
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  12. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    And making a 20 year old Nintendo 64 port run like shit at max settings on a GTX 1060 somehow.
     
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  13. Venser Savant

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    The game aged so well you could easily mistake it for a new release so what's the point of remaking it?
     
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  14. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    IIRC, the game ended in a cliffhanger... gimme a sequel dammit! :argh:

    Or maybe this time they will closely follow the actual XIII comic? It's basically a Belgian Bourne Identity.
     
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  15. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    XIII had terrible stealth sections and utterly annoying health sponge bosses (especially the last one whose hitscan weaponry requires you to have nigh-perfect timing or you just won't have enough health to get through it). Ideally, they'll cut those parts out. :M
     
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  16. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I'm replaying Return to Castle Wolfenstein right now and it has a super annoying stealth level and bullet sponge zombies, but people still (rightly) call it a great game.
     
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    Especially that now that cycle of the comic is finished (the game was released in 2003, there was 4 more comics after that).
     
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    XIII definitely had shitty parts, but I remember enjoying the hell out of it and would definitely play a remake, especially on PC.
     
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  19. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Screenshots, and delayed to 2020:



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  20. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Could use some work but with a year left they can still sort things out. It is the first real game by the studio. I think the lighting should be flatter and they should work with the shaders a fair bit more.
     
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  21. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  22. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I played the GOG release a few years ago and honestly don't remember it looking much different. I'm sure in a head-to-head I'd be proven wrong, but... meh.
     
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  23. TheChickenKing Learned

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    iirc, the original XIII just looked a lot blockier. This remake looks significantly smoother and better textured.
     
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    So what was good about this game beyond the artstyle again? I remember trying the ps2 demo and it felt like just another console shooter.
     
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    I'm sure that's true, but with the art style I'm just not sure I care much. What I would care more about is if they make it feel more PC friendly, because I vaguely remember the original having a lot of console port issues. There's far from any guarantee this won't feel similar though.
     
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