Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Stop HDing Things
That said, I do think they are a little bit unneeded. It's not like I was sat here thinking "oh, Shadow of the Colossus is a really good game but it looks like shit and I can't play it anymore". The game looks fine on the PS2, and playing it now is just as much fun as playing it when it first came out. Sure the HD collection made it look a bit nicer but at the end of the day it's still the same fucking game.
It's not like all HD collections have been successful either, with Silent Hill basically ruining whatever legacy Silent Hill 2 and 3 had by convincing all new users that the game is a load of arse. Some HD collections even seem a little pointless, like God of War since it's not like original PS2 copies of those games are hard to find.
Well the reason I'm moaning so much about HD releases is because I'd rather see the money spent on that put into something new. One of my biggest problems with this industry is that there are too many sequels to things and some things are getting a little stale. Instead of pumping money into HD remakes of old games, why not try and create a new IP. Something new and exciting that we can all point and go "holy shit look at that!" instead of "oh....another Assassins Creed" or "oh.....more Call of Duty"
Even something like Metal Gear Rising would be fine where your making a new game within an established series universe. We get more of the story and characters we like but a fresh new way to play with them, which at least prevents me from being bored.
Basically, money should be going towards new stuff, not making old stuff prettier. Give me something new and not just an up scaled version of a game I played less than 10 years ago, goddamn it.