Why do people insist Wind Waker is a remake and not a port?

#1VoIodislavuPosted 8/30/2013 8:27:09 PM
A remake is when you recreate something entirely from scratch. REmake is a beautiful example of that. It's a completely different experience from the original from beginning to end.

Wind Waker is more or less the same game with a higher resolution and some added content. Not much different in concept from the FFX and FFX-2 ports.

Just because some developers put a little extra effort into porting a game doesn't make it a remake.

It's always silly when the internet uses the term remake to refer to any kind of an HD port.
#2SegavsCapcomPosted 8/30/2013 8:31:06 PM
Because some people will believe anything they are told.

WWHD still looks great though.
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#3PedrotacopacoPosted 8/30/2013 8:36:45 PM
They rebuilt the game from the ground up for the wii u
#4Moohaha2Posted 8/30/2013 8:42:24 PM
A port is a direct copy. Like virtual console games. So it's not a port if ANYTHING is different, and the graphics clearly are. Maybe it's closer to something in between.
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#5Baha05Posted 8/30/2013 8:43:50 PM
I just go by Enhanced Port. It's a middle ground, not exactly a port not exactly a remake
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#6Jacob46719Posted 8/30/2013 8:44:50 PM
direct port (the exact game with zero upgrades)
enhanced port (the exact game with some upgrades i.e. higher resolution/textures/few bits of content added)
remake (generally rebuilt from the ground up, sometimes higher resolution/textures, usually additional content added, etc.)
remaster (undefined term, sometimes used for a status between enhanced port and remake)
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#7TalentedMPosted 8/30/2013 8:47:58 PM
Why does anyone actually care what word you use to describe a game.

Game was remastered and has added features. A port is a straught port of a game (like VC games are "ports"). "remake" is the closest thing without diminishing what they did to it.

HD Remake is usually just what people call things that are remade to be presented to HD. I can honestly say I have never seen a game given as much care and attention that was just an HD remake. Usually that means a new coat of paint and forced 720p to look a bit better....
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#8SilverWingZetaPosted 8/30/2013 8:49:47 PM
TalentedM posted...
Why does anyone actually care what word you use to describe a game.

Game was remastered and has added features. A port is a straught port of a game (like VC games are "ports"). "remake" is the closest thing without diminishing what they did to it.

HD Remake is usually just what people call things that are remade to be presented to HD. I can honestly say I have never seen a game given as much care and attention that was just an HD remake. Usually that means a new coat of paint and forced 720p to look a bit better....


Pretty much this, I mean playing Peace Walker all I think is "Well this is a pretty PSP game".
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#9cmincPosted 8/30/2013 8:51:12 PM
Okay.

Its half port

Half remake

Half new

Half old

Its a porno game.
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#10TalentedMPosted 8/30/2013 8:51:15 PM
Baha05 posted...
I just go by Enhanced Port. It's a middle ground, not exactly a port not exactly a remake


The only remake I have ever actually seen was Twin Snakes if this is the case.

That means every single "HD remix/remake" is just enhanced ports.

Enhanced ports all around!
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