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StarCraft: Remastered

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by J_C, Aug 5, 2016.

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  2. TalesfromtheCryptgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    So what about the old cutscenes in the campaigns, anyway? What do they plan to do with them? Redo? Make higher resolutions from the original source files, if possible? Or just leave them as they are?
     
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    Wondering that myself. Hopefully they didn't get the Beamdog treatment.
     
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    They're either doing next to nothing, or playing whatever they have done very close to their chest.
     
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  5. Mengskgender: ⚧ Learned

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    Blizzard confirmed in an interview a while back, that the cinematics will be upscaled and remastered into 1080p, but not remade or redone in newer gen graphics.

    What they are adding tho, are graphical interludes between missions and chapters, to tell the story in more rich detail.

    I would have liked remade cinematics, but the old ones still hold up 100 %, so its a non issue
     
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    The Starcraft cutscenes, alongside the Diablo II ones, are despite their technical age still the most suspenseful and atmospheric cutscenes of all Blizzard games, or of any video game for that matter. It really started to go downhill with Warcraft III and onwards.
     
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    True, while the cinematics of todays games themselves are amazing from a technical standpoint, they are lacking in the "feel" and atmosphere and storytelling of the older games.

    Imagine having cinematic tech back in 1998 era. Hnnnnnnng
     
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    My favourite were the cutscenes that had both some comedy and Terrans getting slaughtered.



    While having them remade could be neat, I'm happy if they only upscale and clean them up a bit as long as they don't fuck it up.
     
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    So this should be out in ~80 min or so.
     
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    RELEASED

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    So it's like 4+GB???

    EDIT: Was disappointed that the original German voices had seemingly disappeared, but you can activate them in the options. Das könnte gut werden.
     
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    Can someone who plays this confirm that
    a) they haven't changed the cinematics
    b) they haven't changed the music apart from re-recording it in higher quality.

    Graphics wise this looks amazing, but for me sound, music and atmosphere mean much more.
     
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    Can confirm cinematics are not changed, not even that much upscaled as it looks, abit less pixaleted, but pretty much the same. They are in widescreen now tho.

    Music is entirely the same, it's remastered and sounds much better. And sounds in general are better also. Really pack a bunch. Terrific.
     
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    So there isn't an out-zoom. Okay, kinda obvious since it's just a re-skin.
     
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    So... they cut the top and bottom off the scene and fucked up all the cinematography?
     
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    No they were upscaled without destroying the quality.
     
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    It's ok. Music is the same, cutscenes are the original ones but in better quality (less pixilated). Mission briefings are the same except for the changed hero portraits obviously.

    The parts where you had green text on black background explaining things are now accompliced by illustrations. No biggy, although I preferred it the old way. All in all it's very faithful except as I mentioned they could not resist to taint the menu artworks and some of the character portraits with their shitty SCII artstyle. Biggest offenders are the Protoss, who all got the "long snoot" make-over. Zerg and Terran have some portraits that are off too, it's especially jarring since other portraits are well done, perfect reproductions of the originals down to the last pixel.

    All in all it's a good meal with a bit of shit on top.

    Gameplay wise it seems faithful to a fault, you can't even use waypoints to auto-assign new workers to gather resources, just like in the original. That's how hardcore it is. I guess Blizzard knew the Koreans would rip them a new one if they tried any shit.

    Ingame graphics are fine and completely faithful, although it takes a while to get used to the crispyness.

    I'd say it's worth a buy if you can look over some of the fuckups in the art department. All in all it's probably the best remaster around and miles above shit like Age of Empires 2 HD.

    Edit: You can switch between the original game and the remaster on the fly by toggling the HD Graphic option in the menu. So it's indeed just a reskin with the original game itself untouched, this is actually incline compared to all the remasters where they recreate the game in a new engine with all the bugs and fuck ups that inevitably result from that (Homeworld, Besmdogs IE remasters).
     
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    I'm wondering if Multiplayer will attract significant numbers of old time players who haven't touched the game in ages or if it's gonna be only Korean hardcore freaks all over again.

    Im actually tempted to give MP a try...
     
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    did they add any new fancy features like ranksand matchmaking?
     
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    It looks like the cutscenes were smoothed, sharpened then, bafflingly, vertically squashed to maintain the original letterboxing effect even on 16:9 since they were already "widescreen".
    http://imgur.com/a/nW4Ke
     
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    It has Auto-Matchmaking (for ranked games), I think that one is new. I think I'll be better of joining some custom games for noobs though.
     
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    By the way, you can switch back and forth between the original game and the remastered version at anytime using the F5 key - no matter if it's while being on a menu screen, during gameplay, mission briefings or even during the cutscenes! That's pretty cool actually.
     
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    So, no UI improvements whatsoever? With zoom out level remaining the same?
     
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    Correct. Remaining absolute faithful to the original (which is seen to be close to perfect) was paramount in making this remastering.
     
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    Meh, that probably means the original version with high res mod is still better. But seriously, you can't even queue up more orders with Shift?
     
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