Video Game Remakes That Were Just Pointless Cash Grabs

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Count yourself lucky if you weren't around during the heydey of FMV games. Basically, the characters on screen were live actors (although, in many cases, we're using that term very generously), and gameplay mostly consisted of choosing a few options and watching to see what would happen. Which brings us to Night Trap, the most infamous of this style of game from the early 1990s.





Night Trap is only really remembered because it was lumped in with Mortal Kombat during the Senate hearings on violence in video games. Players took on the role of a Spec Ops agent who works for the "Special Control Attack Team" ("SCAT" — *groan*) and tries to help a group of titillating teenagers survive a home invasion. The game was mainly attacked for promoting voyeurism and violence against women, and there was even a great sound bite of the chairman of Nintendo, Howard Lincoln, saying, "And let me say that for the record, I want to state that Night Trap will never appear on a Nintendo system."



Of course, you can now play Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition on your Nintendo Switch! Destructoid writes that the original was a "barely playable experience" and that the remake is a "somewhat tolerable game," but that doesn't change the fact that Night Trap should have just gone away. A turd is still a turd, no matter how polished it is. The only reason to rerelease this is to grab a few dollars out of your curiosity.































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