The game remake attracts new gamers and awakens old gamers an unforgettable memory in a modern game.
2020 will be the year of remakes like Resident Evil 3, Final Fantasy VII, or Destroy All Human! Before enjoying them, why don’t we continue to check out other excellent remakes?
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Before there were Uncharted or The Last of Us, Naughty Dog was very famous for the Crash Bandicoot series on PS1. It must be added that before every challenging game was assigned to Dark Souls<span data-preserver-spaces=”true”>, platform games like Crash used to be famous for their incredible difficulty. When considering a platform game with a simple background like the first 3 Crash Bandicoot games, with many remakes, it seems not necessary. But for a money-loving game company like Activision, why not exploit the memories of fans for a bit.
Fortunately, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is an extremely high-quality remake game, pleasing fans with the new graphics, preserving the three original games’ quintessence, and adding many elements to help. The game is more accessible to new players. Besides Crash, Activision continues to release another extremely high-quality remake game, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, also appreciated. Sadly, just after doing a decent job, Activision inserted microtransaction into the product sometime after its launch.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
First released in 1993 on Game Boy, Link’s Awakening is a masterpiece and is given many places and top best games of all time. Because the nature of a 2D game and the standard of gameplay has changed a lot compared to nearly 30 years ago, making the remake of such a product is very difficult, even unnecessary, when there is a remaster for Game Boy Color.
But Nintendo and Greezo took the risk of remaking Link’s Awakening on Switch with 3D graphics. The adventure indeed paid off when the game was appreciated for its graphics and new art style, keeping the core elements and adding new additions. Link’s Awakening continues to be a huge success, becoming one of the best-selling games on the Switch.
Ratchet and Clank
The first version of Ratchet and Clank launched on PS2 in 2002 still has attractive gameplay, and the graphics always look quite eye-catching. Now a remaster on PS4 is probably enough for many people. But with Insomniac, the people behind the first game’s success decided to recreate it with a remake of their own game. With the enthusiasm and love for this game, Ratchet and Clank on PS4 is an excellent remake with nice graphics and gameplay supplemented and upgraded from elements from the versions after part 1. Year In 2016, this remake was released in parallel with a movie that followed the series. The film does not seem to be of much interest to fans, and to the fans, this remake game is enough.
2020 can be considered an excellent year for those who love the Half-Life series when the series officially returns with Half-Life: Alyx version, along with the fact that Black Mesa has formally completed. Since 2005, due to disappointment with Valve’s Half-Life: Source version, a group of developers, have formed Crowbar Collective to develop a faithful remake for Half-Life.
During 15 years of development, the Crowbar Collective has frequently updated Black Mesa daily to improve it gradually. With improvements in graphics, puzzle levels, AI enhancements, dialogue additions and storylines, and above all, remake most of the XEN (supposedly the weakest area of the original game content). It makes Black Mesa a remake of a perfect fan-remake game, a product not missed if a Half-Life fan.
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus on PS2 is considered one of the best games of all time, showing that the game can also be an art form and as inspiring as any other art. Despite the graphics background and rigid gameplay and somewhat outdated, this game’s value can be said to be permanent. Speaking of graphics, it must be said that although not as beautiful and impressive as in many people’s memories. Thanks to the characteristic artistic style, the graphics of Shadow of the Colossus are always magical in a magical way.
Remake a game like Shadow of the Colossus is one thing that is not easy at all because of its unmistakable art quality, how to recreate that great and majestic technology. Sony set the remake of this classic title for Bluepoint Games. The studio what once did a remaster of the game on the PS3. There are still many opinions that Shadow’s remake of the Colossus should have improved the gameplay and control system instead of almost keeping them. But no one can deny that Shadow of the Colossus 2018 is an extremely excellent remake game, inheriting the most quintessential of the super product on PS2 and bringing it to the modern gaming community.
Resident Evil 2
Capcom has been very successful with remakes such as Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0. But overall, except for the new graphics and some additions in the story and gameplay. They are still too similar to the original, especially on fixed cameras. Ever since the Resident Evil remakes debut in 2002, fans have been waiting for a remake of the second season for decades. And the longer I wait, the higher the expectation.
When the Resident Evil 2 remake officially launched, the game abandoned the old fixed camera system. It used the third perspective as modern TPS games, along with a series of new gameplay elements. The Resident Evil 2 remake can be considered an entirely new game with the original game’s content. It shows that a remake can go far beyond what we expect instead of just an old, updated graphic. With this game’s success, no one expects the same thing in the upcoming Resident Evil 3.