Gaming With Heather: DuckTales Remastered and Nostalgia


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.


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

  • How is the platforming? I like platforming games but depending on them, I can suck at them which turns it into more of a frustrating time then an enjoyable one.

  • Trevor Rodenberger

    I really enjoyed this game. Due to time constraints I only played it on easy, but when I have a bit more free time I’m going to play it on harder difficulties as I believe it will be more representative of the original.

    It will never happen, but I would love a remastered version of Chrono Trigger. It is my favorite game of all time and I can’t even imagine what they could do with the game on a next gen engine.

  • Heather Atkinson

    I mean, it seems like a very easy way to get our money… because it’s going to become harder and harder to hold on to retro games and still be able to play them. None of my retro systems work with a single tv in my house. Sadness :(

  • Darkshowers

    I actually rented and beat the original Ducktales back on the NES and hearing the remastered game announced at PAX East last year was really random and yet awesome at the same time because there wasn’t much else interesting to see there. With that said, I don’t think Ducktales Remastered is worth the $15, maybe $10 but $15 is too high given that there isn’t much replayability. Street Fighter 2: HDRemix on the other hand was well worth the same price tag because online play against players extended the lifespan of the game by years.

    I would like to see Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers Remastered as the original was one of the best coop games on the NES period. Perhaps if these remastered games do well enough, we might see sequels to these games?

    And the platforming for Ducktales was pretty easy for an NES game given that there were so many other really challenging games of the same genre like Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden and Ghosts and Goblins to name a few.

  • Heather Atkinson

    I really enjoyed the platforming… I played on easy so I could stream it, but the only real difficulties I ran into were with the final boss fight. Otherwise, it was pretty fun… and I suck at platformers =P

  • Trevor Rodenberger

    I complete forgot and Chip and Dale! This ^ times 1000!