We all remember the most freaking awesome game from “back in the day”. Whether it be something like Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past or Banjo-Kazooie or Chronotrigger or what have you (seriously, what game should I have put here instead?) and I’m certain we’ve all said something like “man, I wish that they’d remake (example) and only just update the graphics for the modern era”.
Now, of course, there are games where doing this sort of thing gilds the lily. Arkanoid, for example, is not significantly improved by giving it the most modern 3D textures. Bejeweled (or any match 3 game, really), similarly, hits the point of diminishing returns exceptionally quickly.
But what about stuff like (and here’s the example friggin’ everybody gives) Final Fantasy VII? Wouldn’t it be awesome to play FFVII on the PS4 with updated graphics?
And now we’re in a place where Playstation is doing stuff like releasing the Uncharted games in a new remastered collection or The Last Of Us remastered or Borderlands or Final Fantasy X (WHERE’S MY FINAL FANTASY VII???) and I’m stuck here looking at the rest of the newly released catalog and saying something to the effect of “they’re only doing this because they don’t have anything else to release”.
We’ve finally reached the point where they say something like “yeah, you know what? We should remaster that for the current console” but it’s not because the game in question is so very awesome (though it likely is) but it’s because they haven’t yet come up with anything else.
I always wanted to be here… just not for this reason.
So… what are you playing?
(Picture is “Untitled” by our very own Will Truman. Used with permission.)