I came across a review for the new Turtles in Time: Re-Shelled, which is of course a remake of the old arcade beat-em-up. It looks like a graphical update of the original game. But the review said that we'd probably be bored of it in a short time, and that it was nothing new.
But isn't that the point of remaking an old game? If they change too much, add in "modern" gameplay elements, and do anything besides supe-up the graphics, wouldn't that be the same as just making a new game? I can't take it as a negative if a remake of an old game (or any old game itself) is criticized for being outdated. In this case, I remember Turtles in Time as being a fun and simple beat-em-up. If I reminisce about playing that game, I know what to expect, so why would I expect God of War-type combat or something?
How do you all feel about these? We've all been dying for a remake of Final Fantasy VII, but I don't think anybody would want anything different than a graphical update. If they added characters, plot points, dungeons, puzzles, abilities, enemies, bosses, etc., it wouldn't be the same game would it?
I like the HD-remixes that I've seen around lately, being an owner of Street Fighter II & Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD remixes. They just take the original game and redo it with higher-end graphics.
I'm suprised they don't do this with first-person shooters. I mean they could remake any older FPS with later engine. I'm suprised we never saw Half Life redone with the Half Life 2 engine. I'd love to see something like Thief redone with a modern FPS engine. That was a brilliant game, but going back to it, it's next to unplayable because of the terrible dated early 3D graphics.
+1. this is very interesting.