Jaffe Has No Problem With Remaking His Old Classics
Remakes are great for discussions and debates these days. Now that Square-Enix has said they'll actually consider a FFVII remake, everyone is all sorts of excited.
And let's not forget that other developers and game designers have expressed their interest in creating remakes of their classic titles. Take David Jaffe, for instance; the man who initially gave us the likes of Twisted Metal and God of War. We keep assuming that Jaffe and Co. are still toiling away on a new Twisted Metal at the relatively new Eat Sleep Play studio but as of yet, there is still no official confirmation. So, let's talk about remakes: might he be willing to look into it? Well, if his latest blog post is any indication, the answer is a definite, "hell yes."
"And to answer a question that I imagine someone may be thinking: yes, I’d LOVE to see a remake of a game I’ve worked on in a few years. Take God of War I. Do it with better graphics, add new puzzles and characters, twist the story a bit, fix the stuff that sucked, redesign Kratos (bad ass in 2035 is gonna look a lot different than bad ass in 2005). I got NO issues with this and think it would be very cool. Ideally they would retain the core of the game (violent action with a strong central character and a blend of accessible combat mixed with some puzzles and platforming all set against the backdrop of the ancient Greek myths). As long as they didn’t walk away from that core, I’d have 100% no issues."
We've already seen the high-definition overhaul of the first two GoW titles in the God of War Collection but we'd certainly be interested in seeing an altered remake of the original classic. But we'd almost want a remake of TM2 more. Of course, that may be unnecessary if they are indeed about to give us a new TM title but even so, a remake of one of my favorite PlayStation games of all time would be most welcome. What say you?
3/28/2010 9:06:09 PM Ben Dutka