Gaming With Heather: DuckTales Remastered and Nostalgia

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It’s been another week and another handful of games have been played. This week has been one of those weeks where I can’t seem to stick with one game. Every night this week I’ve felt like playing something of a different genre. I even took a stab at playing Gaucamelee, but that quickly ended in defeat. To top off the indecision, I hadn’t planned on purchasing anything new from the PlayStation Network store until I finished InFamous. That thought was short-lived though, because I just couldn’t resist the nostalgic return of Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales Remastered.

Now the mere mention of DuckTales Remastered in a group of gamers can start a pretty serious debate as to whether they did the original justice. I know I was really disappointed when the reviews began surfacing for the game. Fortunately, I don’t actually remember playing this on the NES, but I have some fond memories of the cartoon. I have also never been one to let reviews dictate my opinion of anything so I figured it would be a fun trip down memory lane.

After playing just a couple of hours of DuckTales Remastered, I can easily say it was worth it. Despite it being rather short you can still replay it on multiple difficulties. If you’re inexperienced with platformers, like myself, it will surely take you longer. Fans of the cartoon who haven’t played the original will not be turned off because they did a great job of updating the game. The overall feel of this game brings back a lot of memories of things I played as a child. Some gamers may scoff at DuckTales Remastered, but if you’re fan of the cartoon and fun platformers, this will not disappoint.

With that being said, I am a huge fan of remastered games. It is an amazing way to replay some of the most beloved games that may not have aged well. This is just one of the reasons why I love Sony and the PlayStation 3. Remastered classics not only appeal to the nostalgic gamers, but they allow younger gamers to experience a different era of gaming. I really can’t toot enough horns about some of the remastered collections brought to the PS3. So I applaud WayForward and Capcom for taking a leap with this classic.

Discuss:

Do you enjoy remastered classics? What games would you like to see remastered?

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