We cannot deny the fact that there have been many remakes of video games in recent years. But why remake something at all? Nobody has set out to redo the Mona Lisa.
- Remaking a game does not mean that we are trying to wipe away the history of a game. Rather, it means something more. New generations of gamers might not like a game that is filled with old and hard-to-decipher features that made sense for the time that it was made. So, to satisfy and introduce a new generation to old games, remaking of games is needed.
- The modified versions of video games may include design or gameplay features intended by the designers of the time, but due to technological or financial limitations they were excluded.
Curious about what video games, remakes, and why companies retouch the original? Let’s take a look below!
Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu & EEVEE
Who does not love Pokémon? If you do, and you missed one of the original Pokémon games, then you need to play Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu & EEVEE. This game is a modified version of Pokemon Yellow, which was initially released in 1998 for the Nintendo Game Boy handheld platform.
The game offers almost everything that the old Pokémon game did, but with updated graphics and a few new features. The remake version elevates the old game to a new level where players can put themselves into the world of Pokemon.
Critics found that the game is a good example of how to update an old game and make it friendly to newcomers.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 2 is the remake version of the original game. But, you may be thinking, why remake such a classic? Well, the original Japanese version of this game was so challenging to play that Nintendo developers in America thought that some players were avoiding the game.
So they decide to make a version of this game for international audiences. Thankfully, the magic is still there and did not disappoint. The game became hugely popular since its launch.
Metroid: Zero Mission
Metroid: Zero Mission is one of the best remakes. The developers thought that it would be difficult to include all the things fans loved from the original. But they pulled it off, adding many many striking new features such as additional maps, mini-bosses, and much more. The missions are engaging, and you will get a taste of loneliness as well as frustration, which was also there in the original version. However, the remake is an achievement, and gamers have given positive feedback. Moreover, the fascinating graphics, attractive user interface, and captivating gameplay make this game recognizable.
Video games, remakes, and everything else. Remakes of classic games have so much to offer. Don’t stick to the original versions. Play these remakes today and enrich your gaming experience.