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Hello everyone! Finally, the last walkthrough video is here… It’s been 3 months since the last one, but there are several reasons that caused this delay.
The main reason is the amount of hours of work I put into the remastered prerendered videos. The results you’ll see in the video are a combination of several remastering methods: AI upscaling, some simple animations fully re-created, stage background completely remastered, some frame by frame edits, combined AI upscaling methods (some adjustments have better results for clothes and aliased borders and some others are better for faces), lighting and effect adjustments applied directly on After Effects…
But there are also some personal reasons. The company I’ve been working for during the last 17 years announced our team that our products will be reimagined and only the digital version of the magazines will remain (I’m working for a scientific magazines publishing group) and 60% of the team will lose their jobs including me.
This led me to the need of some time of meditation and potential solutions search for this new situation.
Conclusion: I’ll start studying a 2-year course of “3D animation, games and interactive applications” yoohoo!!! And I’ll start this next Monday!
So, I’ll be a bit stressed until December (when my current job ends). It’s a good thing this is happening just when the re4 HD project is almost finished. Perfect timing! I hope I can finally share with you the 1.0 release of the project as a Christmas gift, hehe
Here are some remastered cutscenes comparison images (some of them look better in motion [see the video], because it’s really easy to see the “tricks” when looking a paused frame :P):
These are the differences you’ll see in this video compared to the pack we released in 2018:
- Remastered prerendered cutscenes.
- Adjusted, improved and new lighting and effects.
- All main campaign last improvements have been ported again to Separate Ways
- Re-created Start and End of Chapter renders.
- Exclusive stage edits for exclusive Ada’s stages.
- Remastered enemies and characters.
And here goes the video. Enjoy it! I’ll be waiting for your comments! ;D