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Why is it so hard to remaster a game correctly?

gaijinkaiju

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Seriously. Devs and publishers want to print easy money by banking on nostalgia so they'll dig out the corpse of something old but popular and announce a "Remaster/ Definitive Edition" and then shit out a subpar excuse of a remaster. Aside from the Shadows of Colossus remake and maybe one or two others, I can't think of one that has been good or well received in recent years.
 

Gauche

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Define correct.
They tend to change stuff so instead of updating the graphics/throwing in some QoL features/improving compatibility with modern hardware they'll change the story or dialogue aspects.

I mean sure it sounds easy but you have to consider it might not be the same people who worked on the original game and were probably cheaper to hire for it. Switching from an older game engine to a modern one requires a whole overhaul. I can't imagine the dev time was the same creating it from scratch as to "remastering" it.
 

Drathnoxis

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Because good games are a product of a certain group of unique individuals in a specific frame of mind depending on life experience, current events of the time, and innumerable other factors that all come together with the tools of the time to influence their work. If you have another group of people come in, or even the same group changed by 20 years of additional life experience, you will never be able to recapture the same set of conditions that went into making the original special.
 

Battousai

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This post was made because of GTA trilogy remastered wasn't it?

 

Vendor-Lazarus

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Because most of them are probably just quick cash-grabs.
They know people will buy it anyway, like the suckers they are.
 

gaijinkaiju

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This post was made because of GTA trilogy remastered wasn't it?
Yes.
Literally all they had to do was update the control scheme, maybe renew music licenses but look what we got instead
 

Arnox

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Was just about to post about this.

G2A and probably other sites still offer keys for the ACTUAL original trilogy for ~$35. If you haven't gotten it yet, I would do so before they run out of the keys or the keys get ridiculously expensive.
 

gaijinkaiju

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Was just about to post about this.

G2A and probably other sites still offer keys for the ACTUAL original trilogy for ~$35. If you haven't gotten it yet, I would do so before they run out of the keys or the keys get ridiculously expensive.
or, I could just buy the original physical copies
 

Vendor-Lazarus

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Yeah, I wouldn't use G2A..That's some grey market shit.
I already have GTA 1 & 2, and I don't want 3.
 
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