Are Remastered Video Games Just an Excuse for no Ideas?

It is a bold statement to bring this up I know, but I got inspired by a few of my friends especially Celestial Heart who made a post about this on her FB feed. Our writer brought this up as well a month ago with her concerns with the Skyrim Remastered when Kikee simply asked, “Why?” However, this is a new thing to bring up as I have checked out some pretty impressive indie games Like Eliosi, Epitaph, Tricky Tower, Valdis Story and many others that bring a new style to games. But, it seems the industry keeps bringing out remastered with some slight differences. Granted the new updated HD Final Fantasy title that will be episodic and of course, a new gameplay mechanic which can be argued for a rebuy, but let’s check out my video.

I am really thinking about you the gamers that have complained and or said whatever to this concept that seems to be winning. I really think the industry wouldn’t take that much of a loss if they gave it away for free and this would be the perfect time to utilize this for the PlayStation Plus or Gaming Gold. Origin has been doing it at times instead of making us rebuy some games and thanks to them I got Dead Space 3 for free.

In solutions to this situation, I feel director cuts or some form of a sequel would be better to pay for. It is okay if you don’t re-release something some of us have enough games to hold us over until the new one comes out. It is still possible to obtain these games on our own through special stores and online purchases and some of these systems are being revived to enjoy these games again. It is becoming too much at times and I personally want the imagination of new games to return and if not, build up the ones we have now which is possible. Stay frosty gamers!

Beast Gamer Kuma

Beast Gamer Kuma

I am a Beast trying to get his game on. Living by the ways of the Konami Code for many years until I decided to share my knowledge and opinions of the gaming world for you mortals. I hope you enjoy the content that we provide here! - Beast Out -
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  • You can go at this till you are blue in the face and from your profile it already states that you clearly feel you are right about everything. It is not silly at all which you trying to make it sound silly. This is a general opinion of what some of us as gamers are tired of dealing with. So far Xbox has the right idea which is a start by granting gamers a free PC copy with the game they purchased on Xbox One. It is not entitlement it is about good business sense and right now that is a bold move on their part. Same business sense when you have Street Fighter V and they let you unlock all the content yourself just buy playing the game.

    The same business sense with Violition that gave you a free copy of Saints Row 3 just because you brought Saints Row IV. This is the same Business sense with Witcher 3 that gave you free DLC with a full and finished game. You may find it silly because you can’t grasp the concept of how appreciation may work and so far many companies are already doing it.

    If you don’t understand that is fine, no one will attack you for that, but this topic is getting stronger as more companies are doing the right thing for gamers. Valve is already doing good business sense by their amazing steam sales for high end games that we can get for a discount. PlayStation has flash sales and so does Xbox. It is slow but it is happening silly or not, just need other companies to wake up a bit faster.

    • J.j. Barrington

      ” it already states that you clearly feel you are right about everything.”

      Interesting interpretation.

      “This is a general opinion of what some of us as gamers are tired of dealing with.”

      Tired of what? Not being given things for free? This is sounding more and more ridiculous, the more you try to justify it.

      “So far Xbox has the right idea”

      That’s not the same idea. It’s not even a similar idea.

      ” It is not entitlement it is about good business sense and right now that is a bold move on their part.”

      EXPECTING it is entitlement. Good business sense actually requires some common sense, too. That means you can’t just give stuff away all willy-nilly. You have to weigh what it’ll cost you to give that stuff away against the potential gains. Your example of Microsoft giving away Windows 10 versions of their games works for them because it costs them almost nothing, and because they’re trying to entice people to use their store. They’re trying to make up for past mistakes, not do it out of the goodness of their hearts.

      “Same business sense when you have Street Fighter V”

      Yeah… no. That’s really a different business sense, an OLD business sense from previous generations where that was how you acquired new characters. It may SEEM generous or something because so many companies have started being greedy, but that’s not the same thing in the slightest.

      “The same business sense with Violition”

      You mean the same OLD version of the game that costs them very little to add? Not at all the same as a remastered version of the game being given away because you bought an OLD copy.

      “This is the same Business sense with Witcher 3″

      Hard for it to be considered complete if there’s DLC, isn’t it? And STILL not the same business sense.

      ” you can’t grasp the concept of how appreciation may work and so far many companies are already doing it.”

      I FULLY grasp that concept. Thing is: you’ve shown NO reason why a remaster- which is more work on a separate project than what you’ve originally bought- should be given to you for free. Sales on games are completely different from giving away new product for free.

      Funny that you STILL don’t get the point of remasters: to cater to people that didn’t buy the game in the first place.

      • You are good at quoting. Good Job on that. Anyway, you take it how you want to take it. Not much to get the point of, they clearly stated for Skyrim it is just graphic upgrades, not that hard of a concept.

        In the end we are going to disagree on this topic. I could easily state that you are not getting the point that is being addressed. As a “Content Creator” you are obviously on the other side of this case. In that, oh well.

        • J.j. Barrington

          “You are good at quoting.”

          Best way to address something is by directly quoting what you’re addressing. Lets people know exactly what you’re talking about.

          “they clearly stated for Skyrim it is just graphic upgrades”

          That’s just one game, first and foremost. Second, that still doesn’t mean it’s targeted towards people who bought the game before. So yeah, easy concept.

          “I could easily state that you are not getting the point that is being addressed.”

          And I could easily state I have five legs and a billion dollars.

          Your point is that remasters should be free for those that bought the game before. My point is that they’re under no obligation to do so, even if it IS a pro-consumer move. I’d go into deeper details, like “how would you determine who bought it before?” “does it count if they bought a used copy?” “how do you justify giving the game to some for free and then charging X dollars to those that didn’t buy it before?” But I imagine none of that actually matters.

          “As a “Content Creator” you are obviously on the other side of this case.”

          As a person that understands that a business needs to make money to stay in business, I see why giving away remasters isn’t necessarily the best plan. As a consumer that doesn’t like spending money, I’d much rather EVERYTHING be free or as cheap as possible(except, since I AM business-minded, I temper that desire). As a content creator- named as such because I do a little of everything; not much gaming-related, but I do write stories and poems, and do a bit of music and art- I want to reach the largest audience possible without making certain sacrifices- moral, for example- or going overboard in terms of expenditures.

          Honestly, it seems like I get this far better than you or those you seem to represent do. If only because I’m looking at it from more than just the perspective that benefits ME the most(hint: that’d be for remasters to cost little to nothing, since I’ve bought my fair share and would definitely have preferred to get them for free if the -legal- opportunity was there).

          Tell me: have you considered ANY of the points I’ve just brought up? Or is it all “this would be consumer-friendly so they should do it” in your mind?

          Seems like yet another rhetorical question.

          • Ha! Nah you are just something I heard many times before and yet it does change eventually. Again have a good one.

          • J.j. Barrington

            You didn’t address any points I just made. It’s rather petty of you to delete the comment rather than reply.

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