Statement of the month: It is better to wait about 20 years before making a remake, so that there are real differences.

Statement of the month: It is better to wait about 20 years before making a remake, so that there are real differences.
Statement of the month: It is better to wait about 20 years before making a remake, so that there are real differences.

3/9/22 20:40 | Peter | 0 comments

Recently, two games have been remakes of older games that, according to the developers, were worth rebuilding from scratch. The first was to be expected. Destroy All Human! 2: Reprobed, the original of which appeared in 2006. The second came out two days later. Last of Us Part 1 is the remake of perhaps the highest rated PlayStation 3 game and comes from 2014. The first is from an older, not too well-aged game and the remake feels good. It looks good and the ratings are quite high. You hear mixed stories about The Last of Us Part 1. The game was way ahead of its time in 2014 and to this day the game can hold its own. For fans of the game it is therefore frustrating that there is a price tag of a completely new PlayStation 5 game. Especially because they already did this when a version was released especially for the PlayStation 4, where the changes were minimal. Hence my position: it is better to wait about twenty years before making a remake, so that there are real differences.

Peter

Check out the images of the PlayStation 4 version and the remake and you will see quite a few differences. The details of the remake are sharper and there are more details. However, if you play one version first, to play the other version later, I think the effect of the differences falls apart a little bit. Of course you will immediately wonder why the ‘old’ version looks a bit less, but on the other hand I really like the coloring of the old game and that new version is just like every other triple-A game of this time . I feel like they just made the game, while in 2014 it was an extraordinary game. Compare this with, for example, Mafia 1. The remake of this game was not liked by everyone, but the original is barely playable. It doesn’t look like much anymore and I’m ashamed of how I could get through the game with such a wooden controls, while the remaster solved these problems. Projects like this aren’t bad at all for games with such a high reputation as The Last of Us, but better make a PC version or don’t price the remake that high.

Sil

Twenty years may be a bit long, but I really didn’t want the second remake of The Last of Us. If it hadn’t already appeared on PlayStation 4, I might have wanted to turn a blind eye. But as far as I’m concerned, the difference is nothing significant enough to justify another remake.


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