Original, Update, Remake and Collection

Recently I have gotten my hands on Ultimate Marvel vs.Capcom 3, and I have never played or own Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Plus I have a few other games that have received updates or remakes. The games are: Final Fantasy IV Advance, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Megaman Zero 1-3, Metroid Prime 1-3, Megaman Battle Network 5, and Pokémon Silver (Yes I played that).

That being said, I know these games have received an update or a remake or been collected into to some kind of collection like Metroid Prime Trilogy, Megaman Zero Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Ninja Gaiden (The Second trilogy), Devil May Cry, Splinter Cell and some of the games above got a remake/update.

So my question is: Is it a good idea to buy a remake of a game or games that have been collected into one game, even though you have some of the other games? & Is it a good idea to buy the original after getting the updated version, like UMvC? Plus is it a good idea to buy the updated version of a game?

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Posted by saoakden

Recently I have gotten my hands on Ultimate Marvel vs.Capcom 3, and I have never played or own Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Plus I have a few other games that have received updates or remakes. The games are: Final Fantasy IV Advance, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Megaman Zero 1-3, Metroid Prime 1-3, Megaman Battle Network 5, and Pokémon Silver (Yes I played that).

That being said, I know these games have received an update or a remake or been collected into to some kind of collection like Metroid Prime Trilogy, Megaman Zero Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Ninja Gaiden (The Second trilogy), Devil May Cry, Splinter Cell and some of the games above got a remake/update.

So my question is: Is it a good idea to buy a remake of a game or games that have been collected into one game, even though you have some of the other games? & Is it a good idea to buy the original after getting the updated version, like UMvC? Plus is it a good idea to buy the updated version of a game?

Posted by iam3green

i would say if you are able to play the older games then don't buy the collection. i buy the collection of games, metal gear solid HD collection being one, because i don't have a working ps2.

Posted by saoakden

@iam3green: I recently got Megaman Zero Collection so that brought up the question.

Posted by Pierce

All your questions should be dependent on the collection in question. The quality of each collection is going to vary.

From what I know:

  • Metroid Prime trilogy for Wii has been reworked to use the Wiimote controller instead of the analog stick of Nintendo 64. This should translate into a better gaming experience overall.
  • Metal Gear HD collection includes previous Metal Gear games uprez'd to higher standards. Also, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, formerly a PSP exclusive, is included. There is value in owning this specific collection.

I wouldn't bother with getting the original unless they severely gimped the updated version.

Posted by Hizang

I would say in most cases go for the collection, its the same game just with improved graphics/trophies/achievements.