PS4: 6 remasters we need to see for Sony's next-gen powerhouse
- Posted May 26th, 2014 at 04:14 EDT by Michael Harradence
RATCHET & CLANK FUTURE TRILOGY
Developer Insomniac Games may have gone down the multiplatform route in recent years, but its Ratchet & Clank franchise remains a tentpole franchise for the Sony brand all the same. The ‘Future’ trilogy, released on PS3, is among the most compelling platformers we’ve played this side of Mario Galaxy, and its vibrant aesthetics, colorful characters and brilliant weapons make for some great solo-based fun. Sure, the series has seen a few misfires as of late (All For One wasn’t that great, for example), but a spruced up Future Trilogy would remind everyone why Insomniac’s dynamic duo is as close to platforming perfection as you can get. With Ratchet & Clank’s future currently up in the air, we couldn’t think of a better time to get reacquainted with these PS3 classics -- now with added graphical polish.
GOD OF WAR III/GOD OF WAR ASCENSION REMASTERED
Sony Santa Monica has already remastered the PS2 and PSP God of War titles, so why not go for the hat trick and give God of War III and God of War: Ascension a fresh lick of paint? Kratos’s blood-splattered, head-ripping adventures are ripe for the 1080p/60fps makeover, and would certainly give the multiplayer in Ascension a much-needed shot in the arm. Furthermore, while God of War has yet to be formally announced for PS4, Kratos isn’t likely to retire and mow the lawn any time soon, so this would be a superb introduction to the franchise on Sony’s high-powered home console. God of War III in particular represents the pinnacle of the series’ gameplay, while Ascension injects some much-needed freshness into the mix thanks to its online component. Repackaged on PS4, both games would serve as a great slice of some of PS3’s best hack-’n-slash action.
ASSASSIN’S CREED - EZIO TRILOGY
For many, ladies’ man Ezio Auditore was the quintessential Assassin’s Creed protagonist, and his trilogy-spanning adventure ranks among some of the best games to date in Ubisoft’s 70+ million selling IP. After seeing how gorgeous Black Flag looked on Sony’s latest box of tricks, we think a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations would be a judicious move on the French publisher’s part. After all, they’re aging quite badly, and would greatly benefit from spruced up visuals and frame rate performance. Throw in all DLC and bundle them together for $40, and you have a fantastic slice of historical action-adventuring for PS4, representing the very best in Assassin’s Creed’s captivating storytelling, meaty combat and slick parkour-based navigation.
-Mass Effect Trilogy
-Quantic Dream Remastered Collection (Heavy Rain/Beyond: Two Souls)
What games would you like to see remastered for PS4? Give us a shout in the comments section below.
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