Ubisoft announces Flashback remake

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Posted 9:23am on Thu 11 April 2013
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Ubisoft announces Flashback remake
Original creators get behind modern update of 90s classic.

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Posted 9:23am on Thu 11 April 2013
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***** yeah!
Posted 9:58am on Thu 11 April 2013
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WHAAAA-HOOOOOO!!!

BUT!

A lot of the original charm was in it's animated sprites and pixel art graphics. Watching the trailer shows that this is clearly lost. It was a stand out game with incredible visual flair. Now it looks a bit too generic. I think they've taken the incorrect art direction. I genuinely mean that.


^Check out Conrad. He's got some stonewash jeans and a puffy, brown leather jacket. He's 80's to the very core. He also looks like an agent.

..and look at his hair. It's floppy on top with shaved-up sides.

Conrad is a product of his era. Conrad is Rick Deckard (Bladerunner). Now, in this new trailer, he just looks like an average Joe America. He's become Nathan Drake!

Then, there's the overall feel of the new graphics. Again, they seem to have become generic, unreal engine graphics. Sure, they look like 3D renders of the original levels. But, that's not good enough. The game was stylish as hell and now it's not. It appears completely charmless.

There are so many styles and techniques available, but they've settled for generic with lots of lighting effects. They should have put me in charge of art direction :P

Rant over.

I hope they make the cops that melt into the floor a little easier. They were bastards.
Posted 10:23am on Thu 11 April 2013
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Wow! Unexpected......... not sure what to think.

Such a big fan of the original that this inevitably sets alarm bells ringing, but the fact that it's being made by the original team, who sound like they still very much understand what made the game great, gives me enough hope to check it out.

Though munkee's right, a lot of its appeal was the beautiful animation for the time.

*ponders*
Posted 8:49am on Fri 12 April 2013
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Loved the original.
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