What’s The Best Remaster?

Image: Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Given that remasters are part and parcel of the gaming calendar these days, it’s worth asking: what’s the best one so far?

A lot of games have gotten touch ups in the last few years, some better than others. One on hand, you have games like StarCraft Remastered where the aim is to honour the original gameplay and feel as close to the letter as possible. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger comes to mind too.

People love that. There’s nothing wrong with that.

On the other hand, you have developers who take the opportunity to shore up some flaws in the game. Sometimes this is great. But sometimes it has unintended consequences, as people when the Crash Bandicoot remake was a tad harder than they’d anticipated.

But perhaps the best remaster I’ve still seen is Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. It’s almost like two games in one: the original exactly as it was, with a remaster that’s also completely genuine to the original spirit of the game.

What’s the best remaster or remake in your eyes?

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