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Old 08-16-2020   #78
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Originally Posted by Icarus View Post
No, the mobile versions of Sonic CD, 1 and 2 were remasters, they used a new engine but are still fundamentally the same games.

A fully fledged remake would be something in 3D or 2.5D but this isn't what the fans want nor what we need.

But I do agree that locking you in Metallic Madness 3 when you finish the game was a big mistake.
Sonic Adventure DX was a remaster. They ported it to GameCube, gave it a fresh coat of paint, added some new features, and they were done. Whitehead's games are literally remade from scratch. Usually remakes will take advantage of advances in hardware by making the game look and feel like a modern game, like when they remade the first generation of Pokemon games with FireRed and LeafGreen. But Whitehead's goal was to imitate the original, rather than update it. Although he did add widescreen, gave it a better frame rate and performance, and other stuff like that which isn't immediately apparent from just looking at it.

Whitehead's games are so special because they were built from scratch. Before him, others would just port the original games to new systems, because that's just easier to do. But the games often had a lot of issues because of them not being made for the hardware they were being played on.
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