I have seen more hate over this subject than many other more important subjects. So my question is, why all the hate? Many users here have made some good points about it being a good business model. It's true. The reason there aren't more new games to our favourite franchises is because it costs a lot. One way developers fill in that cash void is with ports. They're cheap to do, and many of us will buy the games that matter (such as ALttP, or OoT). Every one we do buy is one step closer to that next iteration in the series. It's definitely not because the developers are lazy. Remakes on the other hand require a lot more money put into them. I'd say about half as much as it would cost to make a brand new game. Now, remakes sometimes play like a brand new game. Not because the mechanics are changed, but because they have been updated so much from the original. Sometimes they get hate from the people who don't get the nostalgia feeling like they did from a VC. Aside from some fan service, remakes are meant to allow a newer audience to get into older games. They aren't bad, and many of the people who played the originals like them as well. New games are all fine and dandy, but as I said before, they cost boat loads of money to make. If all we got were new iterations of games, many of us would whine about how they're pulling an Activision. The quality would then suffer similar consequences. That would drive more of us away, than bring us back in. Your thoughts, questions, rotten tomatoes to throw? EDIT: Couple more cents for the wishing well. It's also never a bad thing to have more of your favourite titles on more systems.