This may be a touchy subject for some, I in no way intend for it to be. As gamers, we all have certain games, series, that we like and love. So much so, that we always want the ability to play it any time we choose to. Now if you have been apart of gaming since the early days, having ports, remasters, or collections isn’t necessarily nothing new.
Though starting with last generation (Xbox 360, PS3), it is coming more common. Does anyone else find this to be a problem? It isn’t a bad thing at all, especially when you get a game that was once a exclusive ported to another platform, such as Halo CE and Halo 2 on PC, or Bully on PC, Xbox 360, and Wii. Not everyone can afford multiple consoles, and having a game ported, opens up new players being able to experience something new.
The same argument can be said about every other game being ported, which is a valid point. Yet, I can’t see the reason why we keep getting the same games, so early on. The idea of this post came with the news of Final Fantasy 7, being ported to PS4. Don’t get me wrong, I love FF7, just like the rest of the community. Seriously though, do we really need it on PS4? How many people are going to buy it?
Take in point, the recently released Master Chief Collection. I will admit, I like the idea of having some of my favorite games in one package. To top it off, I would be able to play Halo 2 online again. But here is where my problem comes in, I still have all my original Halo games. At times I still played Halo 2 online with Xbox Connect, and Xlink Kai.
I myself don’t want a port, or remaster of something I already have. Adding to that, most games that are getting this are still fresh within my mind. Going back to FF7, give us a true remake. Not a port, or partial remake, then we can have something to talk about. If I’m stuck with the same old thing, then I’m not buying it. I’d rather have something new and fresh.
I would like to yell reboot at this point, but seeing how most hardcore fans of a series finds their nostalgia being ruined, it is hard for a developer to do that. A great idea would be for a reboot-remake of FF7, if that makes sense. I’m not a developer of games, and my little voice doesn’t speak for every fan, it’s even harder since we all have different opinions on things.
Yet like I’ve said some people enjoy it, I can’t blame anyone for not doing so. I’ve even bought some myself. Yet it has gotten to the point that I’m disappointed at seeing and hearing about old titles instead of new ones.
Take a HD collection, they are nice to have right? But doesn’t it come to a point when things just seem like a money grab? I had the chance to play the Silent Hill collection, and I was highly disappointed in it. It had problems such as sound issues, and other things, it makes me cringe for a series like Silent Hill. Sadly I don’t think the 360 version ever saw a patch.
Let me know what you think? I think everyone has bought a port, or remaster at one point, or a collection. Do you like having the option to buy your favorite game on a new console? Or do you keep your original copy, and keep playing it?