I wrote an admittedly crappy review on Cave Story+ before, but I picked it up again today, and something caught my eye.
As you probably know, Cave Story+ is a remake of the original Cave Story. You know, so it fit into the modern game scene slightly better. (Like it needed that, hah.) It was quite a nice revival though, and the rework really shines. What I find particularly awesome is the option to switch between different versions of the artwork and music. For the artwork, you can have the game use either the original or new graphics. Sound takes those two, and adds a third option: remastered versions of the original tracks. And I think that’s really great!
The newer graphics and sound have mostly kept their original feel, so nothing is really lost. The option to roll with the original versions is really cool, especially towards the older fans. Not to mention it allows newer players to experience what the game was like back in the day, in a sense.
And aside form the remastered tracks, I don’t think the whole deal took up a lot of development time. Animation handling may have needed some tweaking, I don’t know, but it’s really cool they put it in, and proves service towards the fanbase.
Weekend starts now. Enjoy it!