Top 10 Games that need a HD Remaster

6. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Those keeping track of gaming news that doesn't involve GamersGate or how New Release #31129 is buggy as all heck may have heard mumbles of a game called Shadow of the Eternals. The game itself is off to a terribly rocky start: After a couple failed crowdfunding campaigns and the infamous name Dennis Dyack attached to it, people are cautiously optimistic of this new game and its reported episodic format.

But why be excited for a title that just screams that it's going to be a disaster? Well, because the first game was so good. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is a GameCube horror title that really redefines what horror was. One of the game's key mechanics is the Sanity meter. As it goes down, the main character begins to imagine and hallucinate. At first it's just the average stuff: Footsteps when no one is around, maybe bats flying out of a door you just opened. As the character begins to lose their sense of reality, though, things really get out of control. I don't want to spoil that for those who haven't played it, though.

Add in a decent story with multiple endings and you've got yourself a solid game. And HD Remaster would certainly get the series a bit more brand recognition, in addition to getting it off the somewhat ill-fated GameCube and onto a more modern console. Besides, just think of those insanity effects in HD… sends a chill down my spine.

5. Planescape: Torment

To many, Planescape: Torment is one of the greatest Western RPGs ever made. The game offers a wholly unique storyline, full of interesting characters and interactions that makes the title a joy to play through.

But, that does not stop Planescape: Torment from becoming aged. The game saw its release in 1999, fifteen years ago. While thankfully the game is hosted via digital distribution sites to help ease the problems of running the PC game on newer operating system, that doesn't stop the sting of the visibly aged graphics and somewhat clunky interface. A graphical upgrade, along with some very minor mechanical tweaks, can make a world of difference for the role playing game.

Also, with a spiritual successor in Torment: Tides of Numenera, now is a great time to remaster the game in order to raise awareness for the series. Interest was even expressed by Overhaul Games to remaster the title, although the likelihood of going forward with the plans rests on the popularity of another Dungeons and Dragons title, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

Posted: 9th Dec 2014 by gaiages
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