I’ve been playing the Homeworld Remastered Collection for well over a week now. I’m a good three-quarters of the way through Homeworld 1, and while there have been instances of frustration, the overarching experience has proven to be a little harder to describe. I’ve played these games before, so heading into the Remastered Collection I knew what I was getting into. What I was expecting and what I ended up experiencing, however, turned out to be rather different.
I expected to play the same games that I’d sunk dozens of ours into during my final years at high school and later university; you know, good old Homeworld but with a new coat of paint. What I didn’t realise was that I was getting much more than a remastered facelift of a classic; I was getting something more akin to a perfectly restored and priceless museum piece.