I get it but I hope you realize nostalgia is for the emotions/memories of games you played with the people you played them with, not the hw itself (or even the games). Also games and entertainment are children of their time, they evolve as do expectations.
Unfortunately the analogy with the movies breaks down but if they were to redo the orig Madmax movies with extra effects etc... you wouldn't want them to be made on 25Y+ plus film with the equipment they had 25Y+ ago, I bet you would want them in digital format and 4K/iMax as we are at it etc....etc.... again the analogy breaks down but even if we are talking "remastering" you wouldn't want them to be limited by what was available just 10Y ago, let alone 25Y+.
Same for RR. I understand you would want a remake/pump-up of a non-descript version but why does it have to be on an old platform?
I find it hard to grasp the fact that it has to be done on old hardware because the only thing you would add is a challenge due to limited resources, insufficient development tools, hw bugs, non ideal controllers and a horde of other issues that have nothing to do with the objective to have a "remake" with flashier gfx (assuming the fun factor can be transported unabashed). This second part of the exercise in "nostalgia" is what I struggle with a lot in understanding. It's like forcing runners at the Olympics to use caligae (roman shoes) because that's the old way, or force modern football players to wear leather helmets and 25Y+ gear ....
It's been partially done in at least one occasion for the Jag (Flashback comes to mind), not sure what to make of it, it's not that the game was not playable on a plethora of platforms already.
I'm sorry if you just don't "get it" but that's not my concern anyway. And it's not JUST nostalgia, but that plays a role. Like I said, it can be hard to explain, which is why you didn't follow my examples well, and frankly, they weren't the best description or examples to explain it, because it is hard to explain. All I know is I like new games on old systems too, maybe the same way people like old games on new systems, hence stuff like XBOX Live arcade with stuff from the 2600 all they way through to the original XBOX. And classic compilation disks etc. Why don't they just do updated remakes of it all instead of offering the originals on a new console? Because people like me like the old stuff, software AND HARDWARE, and playing new stuff on old systems is just as fun for me as new stuff on new systems or old stuff on new systems, etc. Some people just aren't nostalgic either, or don't realize they are because they usually don't look back. My brother always sells or gives away his old systems when he gets new ones, but then when he comes to visit every 5 years or so, he's likee "holy crap! I can't believe you still have this old..." 2600 or Jag or Genesis or whatever, and proceeds to enjoy playing them the entire visit. And he always says he wishes he kept his old such and such consoles, but as soon as the next gen comes along, he still sells or gives away his old system. I keep all mine and continue to enjoy all of mine, with old and new games on them.
As far as the movies go, yeah, I'd like to see the old movies updated using modern techniques, but I will also still enjoy watching the original version too, it's different experiences with the familiar. I like the special edition Star Wars movies with updated and added special effects, but I also still own the original versions and I watch both. And what about Abrams' Star Trek movies where he DID use old cameras and stuff to get his unique effects for a new movie with new special effect too. IT IS ALL GOOD, NEW AND OLD AND ALL MIXED TOGETHER, if done right, IMO.
Why do people go get vintage muscle cars a modify them with new engines and turbo booster, etc., etc. instead of just buying the modern muscle cars? Or just get the vintage muscle cars and restore them to original condition instead of just getting the modern version? Because old is good too and because they CAN and it is FUN. Maybe not to you, but everyone is different.
As far as people doing new games on old systems because it's a challenge to see what they can squeeze out of the system or try something that hadn't been done with that system before, yeah, some programmers do it for that reason. But I'm not a programmer and I play their new games merely because they are new games and I enjoy a new experience on my old systems. Even if they aren't "pushing the system" or trying something new on the old, if it's just the same old techniques but a new game or a new game to that system, I will still enjoy it. Don't get it? No one that does get it cares if you don't. But you are still here, in a forum devoted to an obsolete and failed system, aren't you? So why is that?
Edited by Gunstar, Sun Nov 1, 2015 6:23 PM.