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Who actually prefers originals over special editions

posted by doodo! on - last edited - Viewed by 124 users

It's fun, refreshing, new signs of life for MI. Some of us want special editions of other Lucas Arts titles now...

I was playing Lechuck's Revenge a true Classic, though I don't care for it really, i started the special edition and I wanted to hang myself off the top of my desk from the ceiling fan...

Yeah, some of it is a little pretty but DAMN. Nothing worked for me, hearing Guybrush voice a MI 2 Guybrush in that graphic style, just didn't work for me. Largo's voice was unexpected but inappropriate...

The whole thing just felt FAKE and eekk..

Of course the talent involved is excellent, top of the line but the project itself...I rather play the original and leave something to the imagination.
That dialog just didn't work for me, I never been a huge fan of the first two games, love them, but they are heavily flawed in my eyes, and I love them for those flaws. I don't even think they're THAT funny but I still enjoy them.

The MI2 special edition demo was...:eek:

I think it's good Lucas Arts atleast made a effort this decade to listen to its fans but it just doesn't work for me. Leave the classics with the same feeling, lure, magic they once had. Adding these voices and new graphics really didn't work for me. It wasn't spice, sugar...:p

No disrepsect I love and admire the content written for Dominic and the rest of cast and crew but this remake, the original isn't theirs and it just...it didn't feel right. It was missing something.

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  • Nah, I think the Special Editions were better. Considering they're the same games but with more content, there's nothing to dislike about them as far as I'm concerned. ;)

  • @Teeth said: Nah, I think the Special Editions were better. Considering they're the same games but with more content, there's nothing to dislike about them as far as I'm concerned. ;)



    Seconded.

  • @Teeth said: Nah, I think the Special Editions were better. Considering they're the same games but with more content, there's nothing to dislike about them as far as I'm concerned. ;)



    I disliked the changes in lines though.

  • @Sailorcuteness said: I disliked the changes in lines though.



    What changes where in the first game, minus the stump joke(something I'd like to see)

  • @Gman5852 said: What changes where in the first game, minus the stump joke(something I'd like to see)



    I think the first was unchanged expet lines with money cos they couldn't get him to keep conting that didnt rly matter. Its the 2nd game that had lots of line changed that I didnt like but nothing to make it unplayble just bugs me a little still a great job they did.

  • The voicework is generally okay for the Special Editions, and the commentary for part two is excellent.

    Overall though, yeah. I prefer the originals. That's not to say I hate the Special Editions, because I don't. It's a fun distraction, a cute coat of paint that gives me a reason to re-explore an old game. But I'll only really play this the Special Edition way once. The original art has a different feel to it, more "grounded". The Special Edition art is definitely affected by a sequel whose art style I never particularly cared for, and the animations are glide-y and feel unnatural in comparison to the originals. The small changes, while not detrimental in any way, are somewhat unwelcome.

    I'm the sort that nearly always prefers the original to a remake, though, so don't mind me and my miserly ways.

  • I appreciate the whole special edition business but I'd never want to miss the original game they are based on. Nostalgic reasons, mainly.

  • I find the Special Edition of the first game not so good, mainly because of the rushed acting. However, the second one is very good and playing the original game with voices is just awesome.

  • For Secret, I prefer the Original. Because the Animations, lazy backgrounds, etc, the voices are great but since it was their first outing, there could be times with awkward pauses and such, especially with the console versions which were stuck on Mid Speed!!!

    For Revenge, I prefer the Special Edition soo much, mainly for the interface, music and the backgrounds, considering the backgrounds were already painted and available for reference, it made sense they'd look better in HD. The Interface to me is the best MI interface ever, congrats to LucasArts on that, before that the Verb Coin was my fave, but the one used in LeChucks Revenge SE was just great. Music in MI2 was already utter brilliant, but here, the SE team did a great job of bringing it up to date, yeah a few cues are missing here and there, but the actual tracks as is, sound great and it feels like a lot more effort was put into the soundtrack this time compared to the first one.

  • I think overall I prefer the originals as it was that art, and music that helped me fall in love with the series.
    The specials are greatly appreciated though. Especially the Revenge one. To have the voices during classic play, the commentaries throughout the game, and the concept art as a bonus is really quite awesome.

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