It’s a question as old as time, but one that a lot of players still can’t seem to agree upon: what is the difference between a reboot, remaster, and remake? Whenever a classic PlayStation game is revived in some way, the cultural conversation surrounding it always begins by trying to determine what level of new treatment the publisher has given it. However, before filing it into any box, it’s always a good idea to have clear definitions of all three of these categories. With technology always advancing, the lines are becoming ever more blurred.
Trying to discern what separates a reboot from a remaster or remake is the subject of today’s video, in which Aaron uses specific examples and illustrations to try and overcome any potential or possible confusion in the future. With much beloved franchises and characters only being utilised for nostalgia bait more and more, now is as good a time as any to settle the debate for good.