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Topic: Whats your opinion on Retro Remakes?

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Slapshot

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Thought this would be a good topic for a thread. The DS (mainly but some other systems as well) has a LOT of remakes of Retro titles and some new games to seem like Retro titles with Retro Game Challenge. They seem to sell very well and get newer gamers to play older titles that they prob would have never experienced before. My opinion is that they are incredible because of this simple reason, Im not a big Old School RPG fan. I like to know what the item does before I use it and I like MAPS. I also get VERY annoyed with every two steps getting a random battle wich in usually balanced out better in remakes. I do have one Big exception to this and that is with some 2D shooter as with Contra 4. The NES versions have limitations because of hardware wich keep the games shorter and the enemies are easier to learn but with new hardware the games get way longer and the enemies swarms can just get downright frustrating and almost require luck instead of skill because of enemy AI being better, but then again with R-Types Delta it used the power of PSX to make one of the best 2.5D shooters ever. Even with the few downsides to it, I just thinks the Remakes should keep on pouring in and Ill keep on buying each and every one of them. What do you guys think?

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J_Bitties

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I don't mean this as a slight, and I'd really like to answer this topic but I'm having a huge issue tracking you. It starts out with Retro Game challenge to 2D RPG's to Contra sequels...

Are you asking what people thought of Retro Game Challenge?
Are you asking what people think of 2D compared to 3D remakes of RPG's?
Or are you talking about 2.5D Sequels on the DS?

Also, as and just because I'm curious, you do know that Retro Game Challenge doesn't contain any remakes? They're all originals...

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LOL yeah Its kind of everywhere but just Remakes/Updates. Yeah Retro Game Challenge is all original BUT if you didn't know it and saw someone playing it you would think it was a Retro title you missed.

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Well, as long as the remake makes legitimate improvements to keep the original title relevant I think it's okay. I wouldn't mind a remake of Ocarina of Time because I think that a lot of younger, newer gamers are going to miss out on it, and they might be turned off by the aged graphics etc.

That's why I don't mind the New Play Control games--they're making significant improvements over the original; plus they're selling them at a discounted price.

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I love me some remakes! If it's a game I've already played and loved, I'll almost always get the latest remake for the improvements (weird exceptions like Rayman DS, which is inferior to the PS2 version of Rayman 2, may occur, but are rare). I also like retro-styled games as long as they don't go TOO far with it (retro looks with some modern convieniences is my kinda thing, but give me too few lives or some crap, and I'm not interested anymore).

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I like remakes just as much as the next person, but there's a point where it needs to stop to make way for new games, instead of just remaking 20-year-old games.

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I like remakes if they're faithful to the original game and not just some poorly thought-out gimmick (think the horde of XX 2000, in 3D!!! Hasbro Atari classics on the Playstation).

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Im really looking forward to playing Chrono Trigger on DS. I actually missed that one on the SNES cause I was too busy playing Sonic and Vectorman and limited cash in my younger years so a remake is a great thing for me and Its portable. To me thats another big deal about the remakes. They are coming out on portable systems, so no more hooking up old systems anymore. Love it

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If it really adds something significant, I'm all for remaking old games.

Take the upcoming Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions for example. The save battery in my old carts started to go dry and you can't link it up with later versions for DS or GBA. Also some characters are only available through GBA and GC games which are out of print.

If it doens't really need any technical improvement and has stood the test of time, its better to just port it to a download service such as the VC.

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slapshot82 wrote:

Im really looking forward to playing Chrono Trigger on DS.

You will love it. I played the DS remake, and it is one of the greatest games I have ever played. Bring on the retro remakes! I LOVE THEM!

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Believe it or not but Gamestop is now selling it for $20. I got to finish Blue Dragon Plus, Sonic Cronicles and then Im buying it.

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