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Sorry, but Square-Enix milking old Final Fantasies with all these remakes and remasters takes the crown. FF7 original on PS4 is one of my most played games on the console and so FF8 Remastered. I had played the originals, but they really bite me to buy them when they release a new version. Even Zodiac Age on PS4 is amazing. Personally, i feel like latest entries like 13 and 15 are not that remembered and loved by the fans, i mean i dont expect anyone asking a FF13 remake for PS5,  Square is milking everything from the past and they are not hesitant on announcing FF 16.  We all remember back in 00s, the next FF entry was announced before the present was even released. When FF 15 dropped in 2016, they went totally mute on  FF16.

What other games series are dependant on nostalgia ?



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Pokémon as evidenced by the Internet reaction when people learned that some Pokémons were cut from Sword/Shield.



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Almost everything is dependent on nostalgia today, on all forms of media. The reason for this is to maximize profit.

Few big companies today develop for the purpose of creating something artistic. Most will go after a sure-fire hit, and generally the easiest way to do that is to fall back on trusted IPs. The problem in the end result is that the new content often lacks soul. This has hit movies much harder than video games, but it is happening with games.

Series like Metal Gear, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, and so on sure will offer new entries the latest graphics, but are their games truly captivating?

To me, the company that stands out as one that changes the formula and takes risks is Nintendo. While they often fall back on tested IPs, they almost always change the formula in a way that makes the games very creative and new. And then they also create many new IPs, the latest one I believe is Ring Fit Adventure.



Man I used to love twisted metal 1 and 2 on PS1 but when I went back to play recently I wondered how the hell I was so good at a game with such shit controls. Played the one of PS3 and that at least was playable for me. The car handling is weird on early ones where the cars practically turns on a dime. I suppose after some time I could get used to it again but I'd rather just play Wreckfest or something. Now demolition derby semi held up decently for me.

Can just ignore my post just wanted to bitch about handling in first games in series.  I was just wanting to complain about nostalgia gone bad.

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I see nostalgia as an added value, not as a problem that needs to be fixed. I understand at times people see remake/remasters as something that -presumably- puts a halt on developing new games, and its a quick and easy cash grab for the companies, but I dont care much for that conversation since we are getting good products. Minus a few exceptions I've had the displeasure to play, those remasters/remakes usually end up pretty well in terms of quality. This gen we got FFXII zodiac age, FF7R, RE 1 and 2, XenoChronicels, Tales of Vesperia DE, Trials of Mana to name a few and all of them have been either good or fantastic.



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Pokemon is THE biggest offender of this IMO. The original games have already been remade twice (three times if you include the Japanese exclusive red/green versions, or even four times if you also include yellow as a red/blue remake). But worse than that is all of the non-stop pandering to gen 1 fans. They're trying to cash in on the nostalgia far too hard, to the point that it's making the games worse even. Like, Alolan forms were an awesome idea. Having them be exclusively for gen 1 Pokemon however? That was an unnecessary restriction that made them less interesting than they could've been.

I don't even mind the re-releasing of old games. Release them on Steam and I'll buy them in a heartbeat. Just stop ruining the new games with unnecessary appeals to nostalgia.



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So your problem with FF is that they remastered the games or put ports to newer system?
Because the only remake so far is for FFVII and would grant you a lot of us would want they to remake FFIX and some others.
If you want to talk about milking that title is for Nintendo and the stable of Mario games. Most of them wouldn't have anything to do with Mario World but using the mascot they can get additional sales and so they do it.



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DonFerrari said:
So your problem with FF is that they remastered the games or put ports to newer system?
Because the only remake so far is for FFVII and would grant you a lot of us would want they to remake FFIX and some others.
If you want to talk about milking that title is for Nintendo and the stable of Mario games. Most of them wouldn't have anything to do with Mario World but using the mascot they can get additional sales and so they do it.

Several Final Fantasy games were remade for the DS and Final Fantasy I and II were remade for the PSP.



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