TLDR; Refund requested.
Back in 1997, Westwood (RIP) released Bladerunner, a game based on the universe of the movie of the same name.
The sound and graphics at the time we’re perfect for the game, and was highly engaging and had a lot of references to the original movie which made it seem part of the movie even more.
So when I read that an “Enhanced” version was being released, I was excited, thought “cool, long as its the same game but with better graphics, then it will be excellent”.
Some videos appeared online, showing some of the in-game videos side by side showing the cleanup that had been done to those – and it seemed impressive.
I left it at that and thought I’d wait for its release.
I should’ve kept waiting.
Sound – exactly as the original
Graphics – although supposedly touched up, I could not see any difference
Video – seeing the videos on their own and not side by side, could not tell any difference, and they’re suppose to be running at 60fps rather than the original 30fps – doubling the framerate does not fill in the gaps for a 30fps video, so what was the point ?
Gameplay – the same as the original although apparently they have REMOVED certain actions as the story goes along.
Its a pity. Considering most of the scenes in the game are fixed backgrounds, it would not have taken long to have re-done them in nice HD at least, but no, it was an extremely lazy effort.
Even the game screen is running 4:3 as the original did (which was normal back in 97), with these big borders down the sides.
Original game : 9/10
Enhanced changes : 1/10
Stick to the original via ScummVM or if like me, the original 4CD version.