A question to gamers out there
I'd like to ask for your input on something that is related to a rumor that I heard.
The situation is this:
More than a decade ago, a game was released and, though it was not a worldwide hit, got itself a huge following of loyal fans. A few years later, the game was ported into another, more advanced platform, and was received quite well. It was re-released again with improved graphics, and a few new levels. It, again sold quite well.
Late 2007, it was annouced that the game will have another incarnation on a handheld platform. The fans were, of course, excited by the news. That game was released early last year. Thus came the tragedy.
The new game got mixed reviews, and as I see it, bad reviews came for new players, and worse reviews came from the loyal fans. The new game itself had so many bugs (fans even listed them in a site to complain to the publisher), and had a very different feel into the game. It failed to capture the feel of the original game. I learned (from my sources) that the latest one was, infact, a remake and not a port of the original game. Hence the bugs.
Recently, I learned (through Amazon.jp), that a new incarnation is currently under development. The publisher has already made announcement of this new game in magazines. The developers (another developer), seems to be under pressure because the previous game made fans very angry (to the point where fans boycotted the game).
Now the question is:
If you were one of those angry (but once loyal) fans, would you buy this new game?
Thanks for your input!
Strictly speaking, a port is not a remake.
A port of a game is a new game using the resources of the original game, modified to work on the target platform
A remake of a game is a new game built entirely from scratch (though it may use some resources of the original, like the assets), hoping that it will capture the feel of the original game.
Last edited by 999Ghosts; 01-14-2009 at 07:35 AM.
I'll borrow from my friend for a day or two first . If that game sucks then i won't buy it. If that game good then i'll buy
I don't see why. It was the original that had the large following. The remake panned. Now they're developing a new one. This is essentially the same idea as a remake. There are certain game series that have a large following despite the trash that comes our. The Mortal Kombat series is a good example. I'm a big fan of the series, but must admit that a lot of it is hot garbage.
Some of the games that I played and enjoyed when I was younger will always hold a special place for me. That doesn't necessarily mean that I'd be interested in a new incarnation. It would completely depend on what the producers came up with and I'd judge the game on it's own, not giving bias because of some past sentimentality.
Perhaps, but I would look more into the game, rather then readin angry fans ranting about the game. True they are the hardcore loyal fans, that probably know more about the game then any other person out there. But they always expect too much.
If the bugs were fixed in some patch, I would give it a chance. but wouldnt keep my hopes up. Like I know that HOMM IV & V never will reach teh same level of genius as II & III. But that was if I wasnt an angry loyal fan.
If I were I wouldnt.
^ There were NO PATCHES released for the bugs. It was a complete mess. It hardly a coherent game.
What troubles me is that the publisher seems to have little quality control. What assurance do the fans have that the next one could be called a game?
Why so many ports? Money hunger?
Anyway, no. I'd have to be a diehard fan of said game. If so, i would then borrow it or something. Then proceed to buy it. Or not.
I wouldn't even be angry in the first place.
I don't care for followings and I don't let old reviews cloud my judgement over remakes. I take each game as it is, if the current reviews are good and I like the look of it, I'll buy it.
Hm, probably. I'm just the curious type, so I want to try playing the game for myself instead of buying games based off of reviews and such. But in a situation like this, I might borrow it from a friend/rent the game before I actually buy it for my own.
What frickin' game is it anyway?