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Nostalgic culture is at the highest level in history. Left, right, and center, we see that our favorite TV shows, movies, fashion trends, and video games have gotten a modern treatment, because they've come back into our lives after a little soda. The live-action remake of the most popular Disney movie has been on the big screen, our favorite cartoons (like SheRa) have once again become family favorites, and video game graphics have also received major updates for the next generation to enjoy. But do we really need more remakes?
If you had to choose between recreating the games of your childhood or enjoying new games, which would you choose? When I asked the BGFG office the same, we all choose new games over remakes, so why are they so popular? Only
2020 has a series of remake games on the shelves, and there are more remakes and game sequels. In fact, one of the most anticipated games of this year is a remake of the classic JRPG Final Fantasy VII, which has been teased by excited fans for years. One of the best-selling games this year is Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Although it is not a remake, it is an updated version of a much loved game.
However, this doesn't mean that we haven't been exposed to some great original groundbreaking games. Games such as Disco Elysium and Death Stranding introduced new game styles and genres, and soared to the top of the game leaderboard. So this is not just a remake.
It's easy to understand why game designers like to remake-they know that the game already has an audience. But, as Mike said on PCGuide, “The remake is weird because they rely on the fact that they can improve the established favorites. If you change too much to a game, the original fans will end up complaining rather than enjoying it."
Sometimes when developers try to replicate this "magic" in a new format, the reason we liked these games in the first place can easily be lost.
While the idea of a game remake may spark some serious debate, we can't deny that we still like good games on the shelves. So let's take a moment to review some of the best remakes in the game and a bad remake that shouldn't be there.
Original Release: Jan 21, 1998 | New version of PlayStation
: January 25, 2019 | PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Resident Evil games have always been at the forefront of the horror game genre, so remaking them is a risky move. However, through the "Resident Evil 2" remake, they did show us how some game remakes can improve the original. By changing the camera angle on the shoulder during the remake, they added a lot to the horror scene. They also updated the combat system and provided it with more modern updates to help it match the updated graphics. This is easily one of the best game remakes of the past few years.
Original version: September 22, 1999 | PlayStation
New version: April 3, 2020 | Xbox One, PC, PS4
I know, I know. Two Resident Evil games in one article. But come on, they are all very good remakes. In "Resident Evil 3 Remake", they brilliantly connected it with the Res 2 remake to help these new games work seamlessly together. They also removed the branch path mechanism to highlight a more streamlined storyline. Both of these games really bring the series into a modern sense, allowing those who can’t access the original to truly experience what made the game so terrifying in the first place.
Original version: January 31, 1997 | PlayStation
New version: April 10, 2020 | PlayStation 4
Of course, we can’t talk about game remakes, let alone the recent Final Fantasy VII remake. As a big fan of the original game, I fell in love with the original E3 trailer, but then began to worry that it would be messed up. When I heard that they used voice actors, I was worried: My classic Final Fantasy game has never been dubbed. When I saw them using the new combat system, I was worried: I like the old turn-based system. But now that the game is coming, I don't think he is worried about anything. While remaking the classics, they provide players with a lot of new story elements for them to enjoy.
Original version: November 5, 2007 | Playstation 3, PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
New version: November 4, 2016 | Playstation 4, PC, Xbox One
The changes made this time are far from perfect, but we cannot deny that it should be on this list. Of course, this is a remake and not a simple remake, but it is indeed an amazing remake. Minor changes to certain tasks help to improve the continuity between this and the modern warfare trilogy, which is an unnecessary but completely welcome change.
Original version: Spyro the Dragon-1998 | Playstation,
Spyro 2: Ripto`s Rage-1999 | Playstation, Spyro: Year of the Dragon-2000 | Playstation
New version: November 13, 2018 | Xbox One, PC and PS4
For those of us who grew up on Playstation, Spyro is very common in our game library. However, with Reignited Trilogy, it is also expanding to Xbox One and PC. This classic platform game has been faithfully and innovatively transformed, and they have indeed successfully updated Spyro by rebuilding everything in Unreal Engine 4. They really make everyone like purple.
You play as an evil tyrant rather than a brave hero, and it was very popular when it first launched in 1997. But later, they remade it into a free mobile game. Why? ! Without getting into the 2,000-word tirade about why I don’t like paywall games, the remake makes Dungeon Keeper almost impossible to play, forcing you to invest real money to succeed.
Remakes is always a hot topic, especially for gamers, but we like the opportunity to go back in time; if they do it right. But what about you? What is your favorite game remake? Did we miss them from the list? Please let us know in the comments below!