Curious about y’alls opinions on this. I like the idea of getting new people to experience an older game by aligning it to modern graphics and accessibility standards. But capitalizing on nostalgia with quick updates to that make it look modern rather than making new games seems like just more of studios trying to squeeze money out of us.

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    19 days ago

    Remakes can be awesome – the recent System Shock remake is an excellent example of doing it right. The problem, as it always is, is capitalism and greed, which lead to lazy money-grabbing remakes of games that didn’t need it. Many games that get remakes should have just gotten patches – Dark Souls is a prime example of this. The remake barely looked better than the original and changed things about the gameplay, not necessarily for the better.

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      18 days ago

      Was it Remake for DS or was it just a remaster?

      To me, remasters are like StarCraft remastered that gameplay stays the same, but the graphics got upgraded.

      Remakes are like FF7, Dead Space or System Shock that is made from scratch.