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.
Summary: Lost within gaming's undying need to relive the earliest days of Mario and Zelda are countless games that, while popular in their own time, haven't seen the same kind of modern-day revival afforded to better-known classics.
Pros: Great attention to detail in modernizing the original Flashback's visuals
Cons: Clunky controls, Awkward animations that interfere with gameplay, Irritating design choices
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.