I found out recently that Final Fantasy X and X-2 are being re-released in HD next month (1 month & 1 day from now I believe). I want to know what your thoughts are on games that get re-released in HD. I think it's great that games are in HD and cool that some get re-released in HD, but I'm not sure I'm going to by any of them. Zelda: Wind Waker got the same treatment by Nintendo. While I'm sure I'll get a Wii U eventually (maybe next month for my son's 10th birthday), I'm not really interested in buying the HD re-releases, especially when I still own the original game. That applies to Kingdom Hearts, too. I did buy the Metroid Trilogy for the Wii and regret that I traded in the Gamecube versions of those games that I had. I even saw an online graphic that showed how much better the originals looked compared to the new Wii version. I also had some disc reading issues with the trilogy and Other M (and Super Smash Bros. Melee). This is probably because I have one of the very first Wiis that were released, not the one that came with an updated disk drive.

I mentioned Kingdom Hearts, which is (as far as I can tell) the reason why I will buy a PS4 (for Kingdom Hearts 3). So far I see no reason to get one yet and am waiting on games I want (like KH3 and Final Fantasy). I wouldn't be caught dead thinking about getting an XBoxOne, even though I once again have the original XBox (the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer game is only for XBox). I really liked it back in the day when I had a PS2, Gamecube, and an original XBox. Even though I had the PS2 versions of Grand Theft Auto, I bought them for the XBox, which I loved because those games let you use the music you've stored on your XBox. I did trade in those games though when I gave away my first XBox. Now I only have Buffy for it and I'm fine with that. I also have the Gamecube version of the 2nd Buffy game.

Well, I've kind of gone off topic, but let's get back to the idea of HD re-releases and let me know what your thoughts on those are. Do you think they're worth getting, especially if you still own the original releases? I loved FFX & X-2, Kingdom Hearts, and Wind Waker. I still think each game is awesome, but I don't feel the need to go out and buy the HD versions.

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/17/2014 at 06:57am

In some cases, yes.

One thing that gets me is the definition of HD. I was playing Quake 1 in HD years ago. I ran it in 1600x1200 which is much higher than my HDTV's resolution of 1366x768.

I know what they mean though. The models are modernized and more effects are added, but that doesn't make them HD at all.

Anyway, that's kinda off-topic. Some things I definitely get. Games from the early PS2 generation and earlier getting the "HD" treatment is great, but things like God of War 2, released toward the end of the PS2's life, already look like PS3 games. The changes are noticeable but don't improve the game in any significant way, *but* they do bring them to a new console so more people can play them.

If the PSX Final Fantasy games got the HD treatment, I would be all over them. That's if they got really updated, not just cleaned up. I'm talking Advent Children levels, not just some new effects and sharper models.

Also, man, those Buffy games were terrible.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 02/17/2014 at 07:35am

I see your point and think I agree with you on the PS FF games.. Advent Children was awesome (I have the longer version of it on Blu-Ray). I disagree with you about the Buffy games, I loved them.

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