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The positives of remakes
I look at why remakes are a good idea
Published on 22/02/2012

The news I broke last week about the fan campaign to get Nightfire remade for new consoles has got me thinking - are remakes really a good idea or are they simply a shameless cash-grab from publishers? To answer that question I'm taking a look at both sides of the argument over the next couple of weeks.

First up is the case for remakes, a topic which surprisingly has a lot going for it. While writing this I shifted my view of remakes to one of being slightly in favour. It gives old games a chance to become what they always should and were meant to be, and gives tired franchises a second shot but without wasting development time.

It's an interesting topic and next week I'll return with reasons against remakes. In the meantime, please leave a comment on the article - I'll be following up these articles with a further community driven one to see what the gaming consensus is.

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To Remake or not to Remake - The Case for Remakes

One of the more recent trends in gaming has seen the re-release of classic games in updated or enhanced formats across all systems, broadening the potential audience for older games. These remakes are now becoming a key way for new gamers to experience old games, but is it the right way to do things? In the first of a two week look at the industry, I look at the case for remakes - why they are such a lucrative business and why they eventually do benefit the gaming community as a whole, allowing us to experience classic games in new and exciting ways.

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