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HD Remakes: Cash Cow, or value for money?

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  1. Murr_GSRR says:

    I’m definitely going to be picking up The Last of Us PS4 version, But fortunately I haven’t played or owned the PS3 version, so i’ll seem like a new game to me all together.

    That said the moment they announce GTA5 PS4 version I’ll be a confirmed buyer of it, I loved it so much on last generation consoles, and wouldn’t need any excuse to complete it for a 4th time.

    I guess I’m just a sucker for them, as I also picked up the WInd Waker HD remake for Wii U (but also having a kick ass collectors edition swayed me)

    It’s all very dependent on the game and if I’ve previously played / owned it. I’ve got Wind Waker on Cube, but had no hesitation buying it for Wii U, and if the rumours of Mario Galaxy being ported to Wii U are true I’ll definitely pick them up as they were superb games on the Wii, so to see them touched up in HD will be a joy for me. However the likes of Call of Duty remasters doesn’t fly with me.

    Let us not forget that Resident Evil Remake on the Gamecube is without a doubt one of the best games that have graced a Nintendo console, and even none Nintendo fans surely have to admit that, that was one stunning looking remake and one incredibly fun game to play.

  2. Blimbeard says:

    Pretty much agree that it really depends on how long after the original the HD remake comes out, and how much it costs

    Strategies like the Tomb Raider one described are pretty low IMO. As a huge fan of the Tomb Raider franchise played mainly on consoles over the years, I would much rather have played the latest one on the PS4, even though it was great on the PC, but there’s no way I’d shell out full price to buy it again. I think the only way to justify this shifty kind of publisher behaviour is to allow a heavily discounted offer for owners of the title on other platforms.

    On the other hand, remaking old classics in HD for a reasonable price is a great idea. I recently purchased the FFX/X2 HD Remake and am thoroughly enjoying playing through it again and would happily splash the cash on quality remakes of great titles like Fable.

    If you’re reading Square Enix, I will remortgage my house for an HD remake of Final Fantasy 7.

    1. willgsrr says:

      I agree with you on the discount offer. Similar to what happened with games like Battlefield and Fifa, they were offering ‘upgrades’ to the latest gen if you bought a last gen version. That was a really good idea.
      I never got in to FF, maybe if they did HD versions I would give them a go.

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