Exhibit B: Last generation hangover

 

Refried beans are great.  Sometimes I reheat pizza and it hits the spot just fine. Likewise, I do like to revisit games from previous generations with newer-ish graphics on current generation technology.

However, a lot of major games still continue to be available on last generation consoles or are remastered versions of games I played a few years ago.

Such as:

The Last of Us: Remastered

The Last of Us is generally regarded as a great game and a team of people decided it was worth remastering, so they did it.  Even wrapped a console around it.

I don’t want to wind up talking about The Last of Us but I would never have guessed there would be a market for a remastered version of it.  Why not Uncharted? Anyways, it doesn’t matter.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Same game, just looks crisp.

Grand Theft Auto V

Get ready.. its-a comin’

Metro: Redux

Two games, one price.  Maybe you missed them both or one of them the first time around.

Minecraft (Console editions)

Curious why this wasn’t available at launch on both systems.

Halo: Master Chief Collection

20 GB patch… Day One.  4 Games you’ve played before. But seriously, everybody is buying this for 2.

Those are just some of the last generation of games that got the current generation shine.  Then there are current generation games that are on last generation tech.

Watch Dogs

Ubisoft does great work.  Kinda wish I stuck with last gen though.

Titanfall

The difference is a lot easier to see but 360 owners didn’t have to miss out on much.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

It was nice to see Diablo find a place on console but it didn’t do much to ring in the new generation of consoles being available on the last generation.

Far Cry 4

One of the most anticipated and gorgeous games will also be available for the hand-me-down generation.

Need for Speed: Rivals

This game was recently re-released as a “Complete edition” .. nearly a year later because Next Gen Action Racing apparently still doesn’t exist.

The shining light in a progressive way of thinking.. is Ubisoft.  HEY SHUT UP! This isn’t fanboyism.  Ubisoft is taking a huge risk by producing two Assassin’s Creed games this year.  But the best part is they are for last and current generation technology.  AND I AM LOSING MY MIND!

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (PS3/360)

ubi.blog.com

You get to play as a Templar! Uh-oh!

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PS4/XBOX ONE)

Look at the size of that crowd.  Next Gen hardware hard at work.

I hope this pays off so much for Ubisoft because, I think last gen still has some legs and would prefer it if developers played to their remaining strengths.

Cheers.

The Jaded Gamer (IamFN2K@gmail.com)
(@IamFN2K)

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