Best Remakes And Remasters On Nintendo Switch. In case you missed out on a particular game. You can catch up by buying the original console and the original game. Special thanks to services like the Virtual Console. You could emulate those old games without having to own any old consoles. You can get these at much more affordable prices than the ones you might find in second-hand sales.
Today is the era of remasters. Updated graphics, controls, and sometimes even new content. This was very pretty exciting to be able to play old games on new hardware. The riskiest remake of this requires taking a beloved game. Giving it a total makeover, and hoping that the end product is not an insult to the players’ treasured memories. Very few game developers have taken this risk… but when it pays off, it pays off big.
Many of the best remakes and remasters can be found on the Nintendo Switch. Though we don’t have the incredible Final Fantasy VII remake or the sexy PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls, we’re certainly not short of fantastic, polished-up games.
Though we have curated the list of some of our favorites. And though our criteria got a bit murky (does a port count as a remaster? Does “HD” in the title actually mean anything?). We think we’ve come up with a pretty solid list of the ones we like most.
Link’s Awakening on Switch is a supreme overhaul. This is not in terms of the stunning new graphics and art style. But also involves the reworked score that accompanies them, with the old plinky-plonk Game Boy instruments. These were quite something for their time – replaced by the majesty of an almost fully orchestrated re-recording of familiar old tunes. It is emotional stuff, revisiting these magical places you’d long forgotten, rediscovering some hidden passage or other; latent memories suddenly reawaken in your mind as this music, so familiar but also now so new and grandiose, takes flight in the background.
If you are able to play Grim Fandango Remastered on your TV and in handheld form elsewhere for years doesn’t matter one bit. This is a gem of a game. It is still enchanting and evocative as it was the first time you popped open that oversized cardboard box back in PC in 1998. On Nintendo Switch, this port looks and runs noticeably smoother as compared to its fellow portable versions. Thanks to Double Fine’s deft adjustments, whether you’ve already joined Manny on his afterlife odyssey or this is your first time among the dead, Switch is 100 percent better for its inclusion.
The Dragon’s Trap is recalled with so much love and today that its popularity arguably eclipses the two subsequent 16-bit sequels, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV. Today it is reimagined by the French studio Lizardcube. This is a team made up of developers who unashamedly label themselves as hardcore fans of the original. The core game is identical but the visuals and audio have been comprehensively upgraded and a smattering of creature comforts have been included to bring things up to modern standards. This is handled with utmost care and attention by true fans, and it shows.
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