When a remaster is done well in the video game industry it is a thing of beauty, taking the hand of an older title, dusting off the flaws and giving it a fresh coat of paint and some sharp new teeth to go and take a chunk of the market.
It's a love letter from the studio to the fans, about respecting what made them great and allowing us to celebrate with them on important milestones for the series or the developers. A remaster is quite simply meant to be just that, an update on an existing formula done with all the latest tech and tricks.
However some video games that undergo this treatment aren't treated with the same respect. Sure they might look shiny and new, but they carry stitches out of sight where botched coding hasn't been fixed or glaring issues have been overlooked. These examples are just that, times where we weren't looking at the definitive versions, just some veneers hiding a rotten smile.
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