Pros: Absolutely gorgeous visuals; difficulty curve has been eased massively; has an emulated version of the 1993 original.
Cons: Cutscenes are bland; voice acting is bland at best and horrible at worst; gameplay manages to feel as clunky as the original even with updated mechanics; emulated original is rather horribly done.
Excerpt: There’s this remake of Robocop due out soon, and it’s obviously incredibly unnecessary and an enormous blurt of millions of dollars that could be well spent easing that debt we as a race of beings apparently owe ourselves. This remake of the 1992 game Flashback, didn’t cost the gross national product of a small country to make, so we’ll treat it with slightly less scorn.
Excerpt: Back in 1992 a small game called Flashback made an appearance and went on to be considered a true classic. I am a huge fan of the original game and even still play it from time to time. Over the years I have said ‘I wish they could reboot the game with modern visuals,’ and now twenty years after the original game was released, the remake of Flashback was announced.
Pros: Stunning visuals and sound; Fun gameplay
Cons: Bad game bugs; Unnecessary additions to the game
Excerpt: Twenty years ago Flashback became a cult classic that some gamers worship to this day. It can be dangerous to say anything negative about the game or franchise. For gaming zealots will attack quicker than a terrorist. It can also be dangerous to try and remake the game. Since said gaming zealots have such high expectations.
Conclusion: Concept: Revisit the early ‘90s game, telling the same general story and adding voice acting
Graphics: A jungle looks like a jungle, a sterile futuristic city looks like a sterile futuristic city, etc.
Sound: The original Flashback’s soundtrack was groundbreaking for its time. It’s unforgivable that players who play that version (also included here) won’t get to hear sound during cutscenes thanks to a botched port
Playability: During my playthrough, Conrad got stuck in...