Yes, I know gaming laptops aren’t exactly wise investments. They’re portable pieces of technology that will most likely be outclassed within months of being released, by PC setups that are cheaper and more cumbersome. But clearly, you folks underestimate my technolust. Technolust that is now raging out of control, after I had a look at Razer’s latest range of Blade gaming laptops. Fortunately, I don’t have access to equally stupid amounts of money, so I’m sort of safe from buying one. For now.
Final Fantasy 7? Puh-lease, who wants to be trolled with a PC port of that game onto the PlayStation 4? There are far better Final Fantasy games to port on over, instead of that over-hyped seventh instalment in the franchise. Unfortunately, the next game getting all tarted up doesn’t even rhyme with Shminal Shmantasy Date, and will instead be that one game from the series that has frightful daddy issues. Mon.
There’s no denying the impact of last year’s GTA V. Massive, hyped up and delivering on several promises, the game blazed a billion dollar trail for developer Rockstar Games. But when just about everybody buys your game, you’re faced with a dilemma when it comes to the remastered re-release. After all, how do you convince consumers to buy the same game twice? By making the remastered version an entirely different game, that’s how.
We’re in the tail-end of the year right now. E3 is but a distant memory, while Gamescom has come and gone without revealing anything that was exactly new. What’s left for this year, are games that we’re all well aware of. And that means that several games which are stuck in development hell, won;t be escaping anytime soon. Here’s four such games which will make you rage and not go quietly into the comments section.
If there’s one thing that the previous generation of gaming was known for, it was milking the hell out of the games that came before it, stretching some classic gems into a 16:9 aspect ration and repackaging them as collections. This generation is no different, with a definitive edition of Tomb Raider ramping up the visuals. And the entire Halo collection might get the same treatment soon.
Can you hear it? The siren call of a special edition game, packed with all manner of goodies which haven’t been since 1998 in an oversized box? Space strategy is heating up today, with a new Civilization game taking to the stars. But it won’t be alone when a remastered edition of Homeworld arrives. And it’s going to be sporting a very limited edition when it launches.
So which big box PC game is gathering dust on your shelf? I’ve got a couple, but one of the odder titles that I purchased in my wilder years, had to be outcast. A game that pushed my mighty Pentium II 400 Mhz PC to the bleeding edge. And it’s making a comeback.
As much as I love playing a new game, I also love going back a few years to get a little retro love. Dating your mom is besides the point, but this also applies to gaming. Unfortunately, I can’t jam Crash Bandicoot or Nuclear Strike on a PlayStation 4. Not right now that is, as plans are in place to not only bring those games to a new platform, but to throw in some HD love as well.
Resident Evil games have been a very different beast as of late, jumping out of horror and into action. With disastrous results, because I never ever want to play Resident Evil 6 again. One zombie horror game that I would go back to however? Resident Evil 4, which has just been tarted up with HD visuals.
Two gaming console generations in, and to be honest, I haven’t played a decent Final Fantasy since the days of yon PlayStation 2. Final Fantasy X was the name of that last great RPG from that specific franchise, and it’s getting tooled up for PlayStation 3. With a super duper extra edition of course.
In what could actually be some good news for people who just have too many damn games to play right now, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has been pushed back to March next year.
Man, my whole day so far has been about resolutions. Aaaaaanyway, even though I’ll be putting my preorder down for the Xbox One in a few weeks, I have to admit that the PS4 has some damn good-lookin’ games. Like Killzone Shadow Fall, which looks so fantastic in person, that a streaming service can’t do it any proper justice.
With HD-Gate not having a clear resolution in sight on the Xbox One and Playstation 4, it’s good to know that there will be some games out there that can pump out plenty of pixels ona next-gen device. Such as EA’s upcoming UFC game, which will hit you square in the face with all that 1080 fidelity that you’re craving.
Back in 2003, The Legend of Zelda was more despised than e-tolling. After all, how dare Nintendo go and dress one of the greatest franchises of all time up in some kid-friendly visuals and inject a lighter story into it as well? Turns out that that very Zelda game went on to become one of the very best titles in the franchise.
And ten years later, it still is.
Even if you’re not a fan of anything related to Ryse: Son of Rome so far, it’s hard to deny that the game at least looks cool. It plays like a Zack Snyder version of Gladiator, and the visuals are pretty crisp and smooth. Visuals which will be playing at a constant pace of 1080 High Definitions under the hood.