Déjà vu in HD

Ah, memories of the past are creeping up on us. Fall has hit us and soon will the holiday season as well. Whether we are blousingbrowsing for new games to play or are sipping eggnog out of a Wally World cup; memories of the past come up. As gamers, we reminisce on the fondness and good times we had in front of the old tube tv mashing buttons and getting thumb blisters. Video game companies have realized this and have started capitalizing on our nostalgia.

Note to self: get Christmas Vacation on blu-ray.

In what seemed like a test a couple years ago, Sony released the God of War: Collection right before they released the great God of War III. This godly set consisted of the God of War games originally released for the PS2, which launched the franchise, remastered in glorious high definition. But would gamers buy games they’ve already played years ago, with the only difference being up-rezed graphics and playable on the console plugged into your flat screen?

The answer must have been a resonating ‘sure, I suppose’. Recently and over the next few months, we are seeing a shoebox full of rereleases of games that have been played through and beaten by many on a generation of consoles from the past decade.

Otacon... Everything around me is a higher definition than before. Is this the La-li-lu-le-lo again?

Each one of the games in these collections deserves to be played again or rediscovered by our young gamers that missed out the first time. But what do we make of the old releases that can only be played in consoles of the past. Do they still deserve a spot in our game collection or does the HD version replace it?

15 Responses to “Déjà vu in HD”
  1. Nick says:

    good post man, I like the HD stuff because I can earn trophies on it, (and as mentioned in the article i just posted 2.345 seconds before you) I sold all my good games lmao

  2. Josh says:

    I’m especially looking forward to the Silent Hill Collection.

  3. Ricky says:

    Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and Silent Hill!

  4. I love the idea of all these HD remakes, esp. the ones I didn’t get to play. But the addition of trophies gives you extra motivation to play them again!

  5. Ryan says:

    I am waiting for an HD remake of Clay Fighters. You know, the whole reason HD remakes were invented for.

  6. lol. clay fighter…lol. i gun hoe about this oh hell yeah cause it’s on HD( yes it helps cause i really don’t want to see the game looking like the first kung fu game for Nintendo( what was that game called again?) .) i’m just really excited to play some of those old games again. kinda sold all my old stuff when i was younger.

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