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Remakes: What do you think?
I open up the question of remakes to the gaming community
Published on 07/03/2012

The 3DS launch was dominated by upgraded titles with 3D effects bolted on. It is a growing trend in the games industry that franchises that are in a period of decline or in between major titles see the release of a remake of a classic game, and it is a trend that I have been looking at over the past few weeks.

While I'm not wholly against the idea, I do think new ideas need to be more forthcoming in the games industry and the remake culture doesn't help that. Over the past two weeks I looked at both sides of the argument, and this week I opened it up to the community, and asked, are remakes a good idea or not?

The response was surprisingly diverse. While I expected a very vocal outcry against from a few I was surprised how many people rallied to the defence of remakes, with some going as far to suggest it was the best way for series to grow. It certainly spawned a few great discussions across the internet, and gave me an answer to the question; we just don't know. The simple fact is sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, it just comes down to individual titles.

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To Remake or not to Remake - The Community Speaks

Over the past two weeks I've been looking at the case for and against remakes, and this week I've got the community involved in the discussion. While my look at the issue has been a purely editorial standpoint, this week I take a look at what gamers want from remakes, or if they even want them at all. Finally I try and reach a consensus on remakes - are they good for the industry or are they stopped creativity and new IPs from flourishing?

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