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.
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.
Excerpt: I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the HD remake of Flashback; partly because I love a good platformer, but also because I remember spending hours and hours with the original game back in 1993.
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.