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The new Skyrim Remaster for PC, PS4, and Xbox One looks nice, but compared to the Call Of duty Remaster, does the 60$ price tag does any justice for it? Yeah a Shooter against an Open World RPG maybe isn't a good comparison, but Skyrim alone without DLCs or Mods is around 5.6gb, which shouldn't be hard at all to do a real Remaster even with the DLCs for the special edition. This is nice for steam users since we'll be getting it for free (if we have all the DLCs), but speaking as a fan was this the satisfaction we all expected?

 
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The skyrim remaster will be worth it for people who don't use mods to enhance their graphics in game.
 

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Games like Bioshock and Halo 2 etc (~10 years old), those deserve remasters due to aged graphics and new lighting technology etc.
Games that are only a couple years old don't really deserve them.
They still look incredibly pretty.
 
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The skyrim remaster will be worth it for people who don't use mods to enhance their graphics in game.
people who use mods benefit too. remaster's gonna be 64bit. so that should help. and probably some other tweaks here and there too. but it also going to still be compatible with past mods, so probably not too big changes. still its gonna be free for everyone who already owned skyrim legendary on PC. so i'm very happy with it.
 

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You could just buy the PC version of Skyrim for like 20$ at Wal*Mart, then install the high texture packs to make your own remastered version. It's basically the same thing.
 

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what does the size on disk have to do with how difficult it is to do a remaster?
I am not even sure what you are asking...

Sorry if people misunderstood it's been a while lol, I was saying that the Standalone game doesn't use a lot of space really, so as big as Skyrim is with mini dungeons and such, how is it that the remaster doesn't look better than COD? and why is it 60$? I know the games are in different times and shouldn't be comparable since it is two completely different genre, but it bothered me a bit, I feel like it's a cash grab to me.
 

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Sorry if people misunderstood it's been a while lol, I was saying that the Standalone game doesn't use a lot of space really, so as big as Skyrim is with mini dungeons and such, how is it that the remaster doesn't look better than COD? and why is it 60$? I know the games are in different times and shouldn't be comparable since it is two completely different genre, but it bothered me a bit, I feel like it's a cash grab to me.
you're comparing a huge open world game to a FPS. of course it's not gonna look as good. plus skyrim is a remaster. not a remake. it's basically just polishing the rough edges. it's still the same game. this is mostly just for the newest consoles. PC release is just an added perk.

You could just buy the PC version of Skyrim for like 20$ at Wal*Mart, then install the high texture packs to make your own remastered version. It's basically the same thing.
except that one is gonna be 32bit.
 
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you're comparing a huge open world game to a FPS. of course it's not gonna look as good. plus skyrim is a remaster. not a remake. it's basically just polishing the rough edges. it's still the same game. this is mostly just for the newest consoles. PC release is just an added perk.


except that one is gonna be 32bit.

All I'm saying is, I'm pretty sure it could've been equivalent to COD even if it is a FPS, the title still says "Remastered", It's not like Skyrim is doing a multitude of things gameplay wise (As far as I see it) as opposed to the background activities, I don't know for sure. I'm not expecting a "wow" like the Final Fantasy remake, but something like "oh ok not bad" like the video shown above that's all.
 
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Of course they're different I'm just saying why isn't it a real remaster like COD?
Well to be frank as far as I know it isn't being marketed as a remaster but as Skyrim: Special Edition. The word remaster isn't even mentioned once on the box they've shown off(although to be honest this is just all the blurb text on the front since the back was never shown).
 
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Ik that I was just clarifying for what you said that's all.

Well to be frank as far as I know it isn't being marketed as a remaster but as Skyrim: Special Edition. The word remaster isn't even mentioned once on the box they've shown off(although to be honest this is just all the blurb text on the front since the back was never shown).


When you announce many new features that wasn't in the original, it has to be a remaster, especially if you announce it at the E3 showcase.
 

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When you announce many new features that wasn't in the original, it has to be a remaster, especially if you announce it at the E3 showcase.
but they didn't.... it's just better graphics for PS4/Xbone and 64bit for PC. there's no new features really. it's more an enhanced edition.
 

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Ik that I was just clarifying for what you said that's all.




When you announce many new features that wasn't in the original, it has to be a remaster, especially if you announce it at the E3 showcase.

Not true at all. Devil May Cry 4 Special edition has many new features but it isn't classified as a remaster.
 

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