Is Remastering Video Games Same as Rehashing?

Bring back the old games with update graphics and sound.

Remastering video games has become a trend nowadays in video games industry. Video Games from the earlier 80’s through 2000s are considered a classics from our childhood.  Final Fantasy VII, Crash Bandicoot and many more.  Remake of a videogames with enhanced graphics, audio, gameplay. Some remake and remasters of video games doesn’t live up to the original game as the fans grew with game such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled, Splatterhouse (2010), Bomberman: Act Zero, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, Altered Beast(2005)and more. These remaster and remakes are sometime done by other studios not the original.

What the remake of video games?

Reboot ca also count as remastering because it’s talking old work and making into a new IP. For example, the most successful video game reboot Killer Instinct (2013), Doom (2016) and Mortal Kombat (2011). Some company rehash some game and put it in a HD collection package with without significant change or improvement. Companies want to bring back games that sales well throughout the years. Wanted to bring it back to fans of the game, with new console such as Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.  New specs, graphics and audio  in older video game console.  Developers can alter the game graphics to make it more realistic.  Add more content and re-sale the game in digital or physical disc. That’s what remastering and rehashing have in common. Video game are brought back to life in another 20 and the trend keeps going.

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  • If done well, a remake/reboot can be enjoyable. Resident Evil for instance is an example of a remake done right 😀

  • What are your thoughts on remakes?