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Lazy thing. Shouldn't be reviewed better than the original. Developers could have used more work in everything. Nice if you don't played the original on the old console, though, and you were curious about it.






WTF happened here. Disastrous thing. Unplayable? Glitched? Way to destroy the original version, guys. Should definitively score way less than the original.





Polished. Improved. Revamped. Everythink works as good as the original and even better. New details added. Extras. All good. It may not necessarily score better than the original, but there shouldn't be a problem if it does. It has earned it.



Of course, this is only my opinion, but I thought about giving a bit of my own personal insight into this matter, guys!

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What's up with B, don't think I've ever seen a remake go that horribly wrong

In (a) the second picture is better yet it's the same image. So what is wrong with that, isn't that what many actually want?

(b) is likely what will happen if say FF7 got remade.

( c ) proves that sometimes the original is better (sometimes simple tones/lines make for a better image).

Hmm, pie.

Ka-pi96 said:
What's up with B, don't think I've ever seen a remake go that horribly wrong

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The Fury said:

In (a) the second picture is better yet it's the same image. So what is wrong with that, isn't that what many actually want?

Indeed, but the amount of effort put into it is zero. It's just an "updated" version for "current-gen" consoles, but outside of that, there's virtually nothing different than the original. I also added that, while it shouldn't score better than the original, it is a nice touch for those who wanted to play it.

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Yup remakes can range from Tomb Raider:Definitive Edition to the Master Chief Collection. Night and day with effort taken.


System defining games (over 70 on metacritic) not on the other. IMO these are the system sellers that matter. No amount of PS4 selling can take this away.

2013: Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct > Killzone Shadowfall

2014: Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, Forza Horizon 2, Master Chief Collection > Infamous SF, Drive Club, Little Big Planet 3, Last of Us (IMO lacking in content compared to MCC).

2015: Rare Replay, Gears Ultimate, Forza Motorsport 6, Halo 5 > Bloodborne, Nathan Drake Collection, God of War 3 Remastered

actually ocarina of time 3d received worst scores than original.
but it received way better visuals, 3d effect, fast item change(no more frustrating to change boots on water temple).

but when i played the original, came to me the sensation of a master piece. but when i played the remake(or when i replay the original), it seems not as good as original. but i dont know why.

A) reminds me of a certain video game....  

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I love the second example :)

My take on the categories is this:

Enhanced port -- a nearly identical game experience with glossier graphics and maybe improved frame rate. Nice for people who never had a chance to play the original, but, ultimately, superfluous. Examples: God of War Collection, Banjo-Kazooie

Remaster/Partial remake -- an expansion of the original title with redone graphics and sound, and some notable gameplay changes. Examples: The Wind Waker HD, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Full Remake -- a new interpretation of an old game with new audio-visual assets and altered gameplay. A complete reimagining of the original source material. Examples: GoldenEye 007, Bionic Commando Rearmed

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What would you consider Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes or Resident Evil for Gamecube? It's not like Wind Waker that tosses in a few new things and fixes a few issues. It's a rebuild from the ground up but still familiar territory for people that have played the original.

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