15,381JaxonHSat 18th Sep 2021 There's a difference between a remaster, a remake, and a remagining. A remaster applies a new master to the source. Like with music. It's already recorded. Just re-mix the balance of the various components to produce a new master without changing the original content. Aka resolution updates, framerate increases, better audio, etc. The goal is a faithful reproduction without changing the source. Remakes re-make the exact same game from from ground up. It's not trying to create something new, it's simply trying to RE-make something which already exists. Build in a better engine, offer better graphics, smoother controls, new musical compositions, etc. The goal is a faithful modernized reproduction by remaking the source. Whereas a reimagining takes the source material as inspiration, but adds creative liberty to change it in whatever way they see fit. The goal is not a faithful reproduction. The goal is to create something new but familiar. There are a lot of remasters wrongfully labeled as remakes and a lot of reimaginings wrongfully labeled as remakes. "Remake" seems to be the go-to descriptor nowadays for just about everything. And even some actual remakes have been called remasters. None are an objectively superior choice. But sometimes people don't want a reimagining. Sometimes people love the source material and just want it modernized. They don't want the thing they love changed on the whim of whatever new studio is handling development. Other times people may actually want a reimagining. Maybe there's not as much emotional attachment and there's room for exploring new narrative and gameplay elements. I, however, usually prefer remasters or remakes. When a game is a masterpiece, I don't like seeing devs mess with perfection via reimaginings. Maybe it turns out well... maybe it doesn't. And even if it does, will it still elicit the same nostalgia if it's been changed too much? And that's just the thing- it's not usually something I want to see the dice rolled on. But that's just me. I don't mind a little liberty taken here and there, but major changes to gameplay or story... at that point just make a new game. That's not to say there haven't been reimaginings I loved. There have been. But if I had a preference of choice beforehand, I wouldn't choose to risk it. Edited on Sat 18th September, 2021 @ 03:35 by JaxonH PLAYING NS: METROID DREAD (10/10 muah!) 3DS: Steam: PS5: MOST EXCITED FOR NS: SMTV, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, MH Rise Sunbreak, Zelda BotW 2, Metroid Prime 4 Jesus is Lord.