Titan Quest Remastered: Collecters Edition Meta-Review – Not Worth It?

Titan Quest Remastered Collection
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Released: March 20, 2018

Engine: PathEngine

Developers: Iron Lore Entertainment, Demiurge Studios

Publishers: THQ, THQ Nordic

Genres: Action role-playing game, Hack and slash

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, iOS

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Hey! AButtonGames here to give you this brief summary of the new Titan Quest release for the PS4, Xbox One, and eventually Switch. For the small sum of $120.00 you can get all the collectibles below (We won’t be buying after the pretty terrible reviews). It seems that this “Remaster” got a new coat of paint but is still pretty dated and contains some serious performance issues. Take a look and see what the reviews say so far.

Collector's Edition Titan Quest

Image Source: THQ Nordic

THQ Nordic Description

“Behold, the PC gods have spoken… Titan Quest is granted to also release on all current-gen console platforms in 2018. Apart from the online- and offline-release of the Standard Edition of the game, a mighty Collector’s Edition has been melted in Hades’ hellfire, hammered and forged on Hephaestus’ anvil, infused with Mars’ wrath, and charged with Zeus’ lightning.

  • Explore the Ancient World – Unlock arcane mysteries as you journey to legendary locations
  • Conquer Monsters of Legend – Battle mythical beasts in a story-driven campaign that will determine the fate of all existence
  • Highly Customizable Characters – Build and customize your characters with 28 classes and over 1000 pieces of unique and legendary items to create the ultimate champion
  • Online Multiplayer Gameplay – Challenge others to experience the story in fast-action, 2-6 player online cooperative gameplay
  • Console controls & UI – Tailor made UI and controls for a perfect ARPG experience using a gamepad
  • Remastered graphics – Fully reworked textures for an up to date Titan Quest experience”

— thqnordic

Vandal – Sergio Martín – Rating: 5.5/10

“A production in RPG action plan that remains more or less entertaining but, as expected, the passage of time has not done any favor. That is perhaps the main drawback of this work by Iron Lore, which despite the technical renovation seems too old-fashioned in certain fields, both aesthetic and related to the gameplay.”

Psu – JOHN-PAUL JONES  – Rating: 5.5/10

“Missing multiplayer functionality aside, though the effort poured into this remaster is commendable, it remains a largely uneven effort all the same. The pre-rendered cutscenes that back in 2006 looked pretty neat, now instead look dated, blocky and lacking in detail on a HD screen, let alone when blown up to four times the pixel count on a 4K TV.

Another problem with the conversion to PS4 is the manner in which quest text is presented. You see, when you talk to NPCs, a big ol’ text box manifests itself above their heads and text begins to scroll onto it detailing the quest at hand, The issue is, the text simply scrolls excruciatingly slowly and worse still, there appears to be no way to speed things up at all.

Beyond this, it appears that the leap to PS4 has also brought with it some unsightly performance issues too. Chiefly, when the screen is packed with enemies, spell effects going off or if the player decides to zoom in or out during all this, the framerate absolutely plummets. For a game that even with a new coat of paint, still looks fairly dated, there’s just no way to really justify these performance issues.”

Gameover — Rating: 5/10

“The sites are full of enemies that are repeatedly annoying and 99% extinguished very easily, there is no other interaction, and the dungeons have one of the most horrible monotonous designs that one can think of. Fortunately backtracking (since side quests are completed) is only required to collect raw materials and essences if one wants to play well with artifacts requiring a good collection of materials.

On the other hand, for someone who is looking for such a dungeon crawler and given the sad problems in transferring the title, Titan Quest is not a bad choice. If we expect one (we anticipate a big and very short) price drop, then we have an old PC title with full content under ten euros. Ah, did not we tell you? So we predict it will go in any quarter. And so we think it should cost from the start.”– Tranlated from Greek –

 

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