3 thoughts on “The Remasters Rhapsody

  1. I think this article, like many others when talking about Crash and Spyro, kind of overlook the differences between remasters and remakes.

    Yes, games like Shadow of Colossus are remasters, in that they only offer slight graphical updates and not much else. I can see why people would call them unnecessary, but then again, the main goal is for people who haven’t played it yet to experience it, so it does have a place.

    Crash and Spyro though? Games re-built from the ground up, with reworked art styles and control schemes? Games that ultimately offer very different experiences from their old counterparts with their additions (yes, Spyro isn’t out yet, but from what we’ve seen AND what has been said so far in previews, it’s pretty clear it’s going to be its own beast)? Those are remakes. And those definitely are worth playing, because they try to appeal to both old and new players.

    1. I totally agree! I think that it didn’t come off so well in how I presented it but I have a lot more love for games that have had a serious overhaul like the Spyro and Crash remakes I just find it difficult to buy into a market of remastering things with little to no effort.

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