Do You Care About HD Remasters/Definitive Editions of Games?

by Gabe Carey

I asked the Benign with B-TEN Facebook group what their thoughts were on games from previous generations that our upscaled and ported to more recent consoles. Here’s what the group had to say:

Me: What do you guys think about HD remasters/definitive editions? Personally, I think it’s a great idea to maintain the legacy of great games so long as they’re generously priced.

John Junior: I agree. I am totally looking forward to The Last of Us remastered.

Simon O’Neill: I love them. Gives me a reason to revisit old games and have them feel a bit more fresh. I am also into trophy gathering so having a game with trophies is cool.

Lara Croft made her Xbox One/PS4 debut with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition earlier this year, an enhanced port of the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot.

Eddie Davis: Love them new trophies or achievements.

Brian White: Depends largely on the games included, and if they offer anything besides the games themselves, i.e. artwork, etc. Also the quality of the remaster comes into play.

Dennis Aleksander Mrozek: I like them, but they need to be done well and with respect for the original game. FFX, DBZ: Budokai, Ico, etc are the way they should be treated

Simon O’Neill: Shadow of the Colossus was a fantastic port as well, and Kingdom Hearts. Too bad shit like Silent Hill got shafted so hard.

Brian White: That’s the weird thing. You know I have the Silent Hill collection, and have not had a problem with it? And I’m aware of the problems I should be having.

Simon O’Neill: They fixed it all Brian, but for about a year (if I remember correctly) it was terrible. Also changing the voice cast and making them even WORSE was a bad mistake.

Brian White: Yeah but they only patched the PS3 version. I have it on 360.

Simon O’Neill: There are console exclusive patches now? I seriously hate this industry.

Brian White: Seems like it, yeah :/

Brian White: I don’t really mind the new voices in SH3. You really don’t notice once you start playing. And you can play SH2 with the original voices anyway.

The Last of Us is coming to the PlayStation 4 next month in the form of ‘The Last of Us: Remastered’, which includes a version of the game that runs in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second as well as all of the DLC from the PlayStation 3 version.

Dennis Aleksander Mrozek:  I also don’t want them to overprice this stuff

Jeff Hart: i loved the definitive edition of Tomb Raider on Xbox One. It was almost a completely new experience. Those textures and effects, oh so lovely . But on top of that, I really grew to like the fact that definitive editions have all the DLC on the disc. How can that be bad?


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3 thoughts on “Do You Care About HD Remasters/Definitive Editions of Games?”

  1. The only ones I like are the completely remade textures with added features, like halo CE Anniversary. I will be very disappointed if the rumored collection isn’t made using the same process. Tomb Raider was just a rip off.

  2. It depends if the actually game was made from the ground up to support the new consoles and if its for the right price. A remake should cost no more the $50 its not a new game unless they are multiple games together like the remake of Metro I will be two game so I can see a $60 price on that but halo 2, the last of us, shouldn’t have that price tag

  3. I like it because it makes me play games I missed on a previous console. I sold my PS3 but I’ll still get the chance to play The Last of us on PS4 later on.
    Or definite version Persona 4 golden on PS Vita, which seems to be the best way to play the game.

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