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.
Looks like that story from yesterday was bang on the money. Assassin’s Creed: Liberation will be making a jump from handheld to High definition next year. And it’ll have some mobile company along for the ride.
It’s that time of the year again. That season when the big games are released, and the wallets are bled dry. This latter half of the year also drops a few new names, titles and bombshells into the mix. And if you’re rather anxious for anything Assassin’s Creed related, then here’s a pleasant surprise for you with which to start your morning.
If you’re a Castlevania fan, then there’s a good chance that you’ve played a game in the series based on the Symphony of the Night model of vampire-stakin’. After all, there’s years worth of games based on that style. Last year’s Mirror of Fate though, was a successful blend between old and new Castlevania games. And now, it’s headed to console.
I remember when I first saw Final Fantasy X back in the dark days of 2001. There it was, a demo playing on a TV screen of dubious 4:3 aspect ratio in standard definition so 480p in its execution, that I get physically ill just thinking about it. And then those damn characters spoke! With words! And audio! That novelty has long since worn off, but Final Fantasy X and X2 is getting that HD treatment later this year. Here are some more pics showing off some that sweet high definition.
I loved the original Final Fantasy X, especially in the scenes when Tidus would shut the hell up about his daddy issues. Beyond that though, it’s one of the last great games in that franchise,before the current lull set in. A remake is on the way,that includes the fan service sequel, and it looks like there’ll be more than just a 16:9 anamorphic ratio thrown into this update.
Did you ever own the original Xbox console? The gaming platform that was at one point going to be a gigantic X? If you did, then chances are that you also owned Fable, the first game in the over-promise trilogy from Peter Molyneux. And it looks like that decade-old game is getting an HD re-release.
It’s not been a good time for Resident Evil fans. Though Resident Evil 5 was a fun co-operative game it just didn’t feel like Resident Evil; dispensing with the scares, the limited ammunition and the puzzles. Resident Evil Revelations on the 3DS was a more true-to-form Resident Evil game, bringing back much of the classic gameplay, while still providing the action that new fans of the series craved. It’s now heading to just about every other platform in a new, high-definition port – but is it really worth playing?
Capcom’s actually done a pretty good job of re-releasing its old fighting games. Sure, you could easily accuse them of milking the fighting game resurrection to death, but they’ve actually put some decent effort in to them. Super Street Fighter 2 got a whole new HD makeover, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike got online play and more recent collections like Marvel Origins and the frankly excellent Darkstalkers Resurrection add new modes and features to old games. If you were hoping (as I’ve been) for a Street Fighter Alpha collection, I’m afraid it’s probably just not happening.
I miss Final Fantasy. I’m not trying to sound like a fanboy here, but the latest attempts have felt like hollow shells of the original, wrapped up in some purdy visuals. The last Final Fantasy that really tugged at my heart-strings was X, and much like any other decent game from an older era, it’s making the transition to widescreen.