We’re in the middle of “Remastered” fever. Here are just a handful of Remasters that are heading to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Aug. 26: Metro: Redux
Oct 10: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Nov 11: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Q4 2014: Grand Theft Auto V
2015: Resident Evil Remake HD
And now for notable ones that were just released:
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
The Last of Us: Remastered
We’re no stranger to HD collections and Remasters; many of us welcomed them during the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 era. But seeing these Remasters pop up so quickly this early in the new console generation is a bit concerning. Buying new $400 consoles to play better running versions of games that you may have played in the last couple of years isn’t an attractive proposition.
On the flip side, these HD remasters allow developers to quickly familiarize themselves with the latest console hardware without having to worry about designing a game. They already know how the game should play, they just need to worry about the technical side of things.
I’ve pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto V because I haven’t played it yet. I intend to pick up The Last of Us: Remastered to play the single player DLC and Metro: Redux to play Last Light but I’ll pick those up once they hit the $30 or $20 price range.
It’s been a tough week of listlessness but I’m coming out of this funk with the aid of Battlefield 4 multiplayer, a bit of Mario Kart 8 and mobile stuff. I’m still working through Layton & The Miracle Mask and revisiting Plants vs Zombies 2 to do dailies.
But my go to thing to distract me is watching GiantBomb content. I’ve gone back and watched old Unprofessional Fridays, Quick Looks and other GiantBomb content that I missed the first time around. It’s been immensely helpful and entertaining.
E3 2014 started with a huge deal for me. If all goes well, I’m getting an Xbox One for $279 ($110 off). Actually two.
I was planning to pick up an Xbox One in 2015 but those plans were accelerated just a few hours before Microsoft’s E3 2014 press conference. And with a possible early arrival of the Xbox One, I needed some games!
Without further ado, here are some of the games that I will likely pick up.
Microsoft E3 2014 Press Conference Highlights
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Release Date: Nov. 4, 2014 Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
Here we go, my favorite soundtrack, the best 2012 game I played in 2103 and my top 10 games of 2013 are here.
Best Soundtrack of 2013
Winner: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
I’m still finding myself humming tunes from the 3DS game. It’s a mark of a fantastic soundtrack if it manages to burrow itself deep into my brain. Every time I recall that Lorule theme, I want to pick up my 3DS and revisit that game.