Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

GWJ Conference Call 904

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This week Rich, Aaron, and Andrew get into Remake or Remaster, That Is the Question.

Games: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Silent Hill: The Short Message, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, Sonic Superstars, Sovereign Syndicate, Atari 50, Titanfall 2.

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I’m just starting out on my journey into a top tier remake. Namely the new Resident Evil 4, which was a very thoughtful Christmas present from myself to myself (that guy buys a mean Christmas present when he puts his mind to it.) I never played the original so I’m the person these RE remakes were made for.

I’m hoping the Silent Hill 2 remake might be good as I never played any of those games either and some people really rate the second game.

00:00:53 Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
00:07:23 Silent Hill: The Short Message
00:23:05 Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
00:30:58 Sovereign Syndicate
00:33:14 Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration
00:36:21 Sonic Superstars
00:45:10 Remake vs. Remaster

I would love any kind of update or sequel to the Crimson Skies games.

Going further back to my Commodore 64 days, I would add Blue Max, Zaxxon, and Raid Over Moscow to my wish list.

dewalist wrote:

I would love any kind of update or sequel to the Crimson Skies games.

Ah, I see you’re a person of culture as well.

TurboHoodie wrote:
dewalist wrote:

I would love any kind of update or sequel to the Crimson Skies games.

Ah, I see you’re a person of culture as well.

haha, indeed! That game started my obsession with collecting in-game screenshots, of which I now have hundreds...

Just want to highlight the value of iterative design/creation in art, like movies, musicals, plays, albums, etc. I think it’s totally reasonable to remaster or remake games every 10-20 years, as technology and resources, and even societal values, could change enough to make a rethink worthwhile.

Further, many studios have to make major cuts to the planned content due to resources or technological limitations. For a hit game, making a more complete vision for a remake is a cool thing.

For myself:
- Remake: 3D Dot Game Heroes. Love this game and a remake is likely necessary to get it working on not-PS3 hardware. It was very creative and a fun different take on Zelda-likes.
- Remaster: Master of Magic. All time favorite for me. There was actually a spiritual successor to this a few years ago, but they kinda missed the fun by over-updating. Too many animations slowed down doing anything to a crawl. So instead, I’d love just a coat of paint to get it looking nicer on modern systems.
- Spiritual successor: Quest for Glory series. Struggled with what to say for this category. I’m not even really sure what I’m hoping for. In a way, I think Disco Elysium is actually what I want, where your abilities and progression is heavily personalized, but I haven’t actually played it yet, so not sure. Yes, I know I need to do that.