Assassin's Creed Black Flag meets Tenchu in this beautiful PS1 demake
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During this current generation when classic games are being remade by the bucket load, this approach can divide the opinion of fans especially if some fear that it will be to the detriment of new IPs.
As long as a remake is done right with not only a visual and gameplay upgrade but also brings in fresh surprises for returning fans as well as welcoming in a new audience, I think remakes most certainly have their place in the current generation on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
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In recent years we’ve been blessed with the likes of Demon’s Souls, The Last of Us Part I and Dead Space to name a few. For me, nothing beats the original Resident Evil remake on the Nintendo GameCube in 2002. That being said, what if big publishers and developers decided to go the demake route? A concept that instead of creating games on modern engines, were inspired by classic consoles such as the original PlayStation?
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem likely that AAA publishers will go that route anytime soon, however, talented indie developers have that concept covered. Back in December 2020, we were treated to an awesome demake of Cyberpunk 2077. Then arguably the best demake yet came in the form of FromSoftware’s Bloodborne, which later spawned a kart racing spin-off.
As reported by DSOGaming, we have been treated to yet another nostalgic demake and this time it’s Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. A video uploaded to the YouTube channel ‘Rustic Games BR’ gives us a taste of what one of the most popular games in the Assassin’s Creed series may have looked like if it were developed for the 32-bit era of the OG PS1. I’ve got to be honest, I want to play this now!
The video upload of the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag remake not only features gameplay inspired by PS1 greats Tenchu and Metal Gear Solid (as well as its soundtrack it seems), but it also features naval combat. The gameplay is presented in a top-down 2.5D perspective, switching to third-person when peeking beyond walls, very akin to Metal Gear Solid with its radar also being borrowed.
If you want to keep updated with all the demakes that Rustic Games BR is working on, be sure to follow them on Twitter where you’ll also see demakes for Elden Ring, Resident Evil 4 and much more.
If you want to play the real thing, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Metal Gear Solid (via the Master Collection Vol.1) are available now for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.