View Poll Results: (Take a minute to think about it) What's your MAIN motivation in buying a HD remake?

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  • Nostalgia - Really liked the game in the past, no longer have it, wanted to play it again.

    12 42.86%
  • No Backwards Compatibility - didn't finish and can't play original software, it's the only way.

    8 28.57%
  • New Feature - The new version has extra levels or a game mode the original lacked, extra value.

    0 0%
  • Better Graphics - old game looks horrible on HDTV, new version has significant visual enhancements

    5 17.86%
  • Trophy Support - I just wanted the trophies.

    3 10.71%
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  1. #26
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    I mostly buy them for the nostalgia. Sometimes it's because I never got around to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arimax View Post
    The only true HD remakes out there far as I know FFX and FFX-2 hopefully they come out soon tired of waiting, and really don't care for X-2, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD and there was one more well Wipeout HD might as well.

    You know what this is Wipeout HD's fault it just dawned on me they were quite possibly the first successful HD remake of a game way back in 08. Am I right?
    It depends, HD remakes can be anything that displays in high resolution. Most of the games arent getting new textures unless they're being remade from like the PSone days. Generally they'll rescan the old textures in higher res and every so often they might rebuild a character from scratch with new textures (I think that's the case with FF10, 10-2 and KH1.5HD) but they're all still technically HD. Every so often you'll see a bad interpretation of the process like apparently Hitman collection and Devil May Cry Collection and other times you'll get upgrades that barely seem to register like the ZOE HD collection.
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    It's certainly one part nostalgia; the other reasons are a little more opaque. I guess it's an amalgamation of better graphics, features, trophies, accessibility - they all combine to give you more of a particular game you cherish. Metal Gear Solid's a prime example: meticulous transfer and genuinely added to the experience some eight years later. Final Fantasy X/X-2 looks to be another such example that I personally can't wait for, given my affinity for the former. The HD collections also give newer fans a better transition into a classic rather than having to boot up an old system and play a game that may or may not have aged well.

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    Nostalgia in hd

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    I always keep my past games so when I am playing a HD version remastered,i can play it anytime that I want in my old console too.But because I am playing ps3 mostly,I like to remind this game again with a sweet nostalgia.



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    Nostalgia beats everything!

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    Why no "first chance to be an adapter"?





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    Why no "first chance to be an adapter"?
    This thread is almost 2 years old. Took 2 years for someone to ask this, so......."IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal View Post
    This thread is almost 2 years old. Took 2 years for someone to ask this, so......."IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!"

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    What ARE you cooking? And why did it take four weeks for anyone point that out? *sigh* .....





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    I buy most HD remakes. I have my reasons. I would have said nostalgia but i hold onto all my old games and can play the older versions so i said graphics. A great game made even better? I'm there, and i do enjoy going for the trophies so that's a plus.


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    Got 2 reasons;

    1. I didn't play those games in the past.
    2. I loved the game(s) so much that I really want to replay it and if it's available as a remake, why not?

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    A combination of nostalgia and trophy support. Mostly the latter.

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    Nostalgia for me, also the fact that there is no backwards compatibility which is a shame but hopefully PS Now may help that a little!
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    If I ever did, it would be because I never got to play the game in first place and it would look good.
    Last edited by xcgf; 04-14-2015 at 17:16.

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    Mainly to play what I haven't played. But for GTA5 and TLOU - it was to have it on the platform I am currently playing on.
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