Unmerge All Remakes in the Directory
With a recent update, Twitch merged all remakes of games in the directory with its original game for whatever reason. Now remakes of popular franchises such as Legend of Zelda, Resident Evil, etc. are all fighting over visibility in the same directory. This is also a problem for remakes of games that have completely different names from its original game, such as Kirby Nightmare in Dream Land, the remake of Kirby's Adventure for NES released on GBA, who's directory is now completely gone because ????
I don't understand what the point of this change is. There was absolutely nothing wrong with remakes having their own game in the directory before, and now people who want to watch the remake of a game have to scroll through streams of the original game to find someone streaming the remake! Not to mention everyone following the remake on Twitch have to now follow the original to hopefully find people streaming the remake, which is just asinine. Furthermore, you can still stream to the directory of the remake, but it won't show up when you search the game itself any more. Seriously, who does this benefit? Remakes are the same game but entirely different in function and modernized at the time for a new audience. They are not supposed to be 1:1 with the original game, but merging the two games together like this says that you think otherwise in my eyes. What's next? Getting rid of the Crash and Spyro remake trilogies because there's directories for Crash and Spyro 1-3 already?
Twitch, I'm begging you, please reverse this change. As a speedrunner, visibility in the directory is everything, and now anyone who speedruns a remake will be getting less of it because they'll be fighting for it all in one category. I really just do not see the logic behind doing this at all, and I hope my reasoning makes sense here to whoever can make the decision to reverse it.
Thank you for all of your suggestions!
We are currently exploring ways that we can better handle game remakes, so we appreciate all the great feedback here.
Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes are completely different games than their originals. Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated deserves its own category. It's not like with WoW Classic and Retail WoW as being categorized under the same game.
why would you merge those games even though they are remakes they are still different games like come on each remake is a standalone game like BFBB & BFBBR those are 2 different games so they should get 2 different directories they are completely different speedruns as well so why would you merge them if they are completely different in a lot of ways
another 4Head idea from twitch
Why not have both?
I'm here with the Spongebob BFBB/BFBBR groupie.
First opinion is the two games should be their own entities. I know this topic doesn't only Apply to the Spongebob BFBB(R) games so maybe it gets a little harrier with other games series. But no matter what, I do fully believe that more options are better than less. I fully endorse an auto recommendation of "Oh well you enjoyed watching StreamerA who plays CoolGame2SeriesY, you should check out StreamerB who plays CoolGame3SeriesY." Also Users will still find both games in the search directory.
But I still do think it would be cool to see both an all-encompassing search option as well as the individuals.
An example of this would be like:
*First Result: The entire Halo series and if you click on it, any streamer streaming a Halo game would be presented*
*Second Result: Halo CE*
*Third Result: Halo 2*
Just an idea. Long story short. Bring back Spongebob Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated so that that community isn't forced to be in Spongebob Battle For Bikini Bottom's shadow, or vice versa.
I speedrun wwhd and it's pretty annoying for it to not be it's own thing, the speed runs for the original and remake are very different
I hope Rehydrated gets reinstated as a category on Twitch, because it is unfair that Twitch would merge it with the original game. Hopefully, me voting will help.
It's as simple as a person who is looking specifically for the remake of a game and it should be swiftly done by looking up its directory. Instead, Twitch says: just scroll through the original game's directory until you find one hurr durr... makes no sense whatsoever. This decision ultimately is a lose-lose with no thought put into it.
Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated built up a big following in its catagory before being taken away so suddenly by being merged with the original, both of which are two different games to a certain degree.
imagine removing all remakes then adding a mario 3d allstars category like why
The Resident Evil HD remake is basically a different game from Resident Evil and making a streamer put these games in the same category is absurd. This change removes a massive part of twitch's functionality and makes it basically unusable for people, considering now that content will get hidden in a category it doesn't belong in
It's absolutely nonsensical to have something like Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver merged with the original games they remade. This is an absolutely massive oversight and as a speedrunner of many old games/remakes of old games/pokemon games which you for some reason split categories for, it makes Twitch borderline unusable.
Yeah I support this, the sm64ds category got poofed out of existence and now I don't know where to stream my speedruns to since it's a completely different game than the og sm64.
The Ninja Gaiden Black category has been removed from twitch which is detrimental to the NGB community for obvious reasons. Please restore it.
Merged? All the followers from Disciples III: Reincarnation are GONE. My past broadcasts and clips were left with no category :/ I cannot assign a new category to my old clips
I'm a resident evil 2 remake speedrunner and it is frustrating having the OG RE2 as the category. Those games are completely different, why on earth did twitch think that this was a good idea?
Pokémon Red and Blue have also been split. These are practically the same game and are treated as such on all categories on Speedrun.com.
There are many people who would like to see the retro versions of these games. You need to unmerge them so that viewers can find the content they want to see.
Even though remakes are tecnically coming from an original version, they are different games at the end of the day. They work very dufferent if you look at the speedrunning side of things and generally makes it for the viewers worse if they want to view a specific version of a game. It's not making anything "cleaner", it only creates unneccecary confusion.
Not to mention the fact that they merged some categories into THE WRONG GAMES. Now all the Touhou directory has is a game that isn't even made by the guy who makes the OG games...
Bring back remake categories for Zelda games, they are different games and finding speedruns for each game is now more difficult for no reason.