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post #1 of 104
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Nostalgia over playing NeoGeo classics on my Switch and the Snes Classic inspired me to start this thread, so thats to blame.

i'll go first with my #1 pick:

 

Phantasy Star.

I mean seriously, Sega? You now own Atlus, one of the best and more innovative JRPG developers today...get them to work on either a remake (Either PS-2 or PS-4) or have them a go at a new one.

I'd pay good money for a great space/sci-fi jrpg, dammit.

post #2 of 104

JET MOTO.

 

This was about the best of the racing games on the Playstation, and the series itself had a very strong following.  I'm surprised that the attempts to continue the game have stalled in development hell.

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River City Ransom. There were a few expanded ports over the years (though only the GBA remake ever made it to the U.S.,) and a spinoff set in feudal Japan, but there just needs to be more of this game in the world. I remember trying various "brawler" type games and always getting exasperated with the way the characters would lumber across the screen at three miles per hour and attack like they were slogging through cold porridge, but RCR lets you dash around, ride tires, throw trash cans, fling mooks into their best friends' faces, and generally just have an absolute rip-roaring good time punching it up like crazy. Why aren't there more games like that?
post #4 of 104

SMASH TV

 

It's been high time for a revival.

 

Make the last boss some Donald Trump stand-in piloting a mech. 

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River City Ransom. There were a few expanded ports over the years (though only the GBA remake ever made it to the U.S.,) and a spinoff set in feudal Japan, but there just needs to be more of this game in the world. I remember trying various "brawler" type games and always getting exasperated with the way the characters would lumber across the screen at three miles per hour and attack like they were slogging through cold porridge, but RCR lets you dash around, ride tires, throw trash cans, fling mooks into their best friends' faces, and generally just have an absolute rip-roaring good time punching it up like crazy. Why aren't there more games like that?


Pretty sure they straight up made a sequel sometime last year.

 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/422810/River_City_Ransom_Underground/

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River City Ransom. There were a few expanded ports over the years (though only the GBA remake ever made it to the U.S.,) and a spinoff set in feudal Japan, but there just needs to be more of this game in the world. I remember trying various "brawler" type games and always getting exasperated with the way the characters would lumber across the screen at three miles per hour and attack like they were slogging through cold porridge, but RCR lets you dash around, ride tires, throw trash cans, fling mooks into their best friends' faces, and generally just have an absolute rip-roaring good time punching it up like crazy. Why aren't there more games like that?


​The Scott Pilgrim game was essentially a remake of it, right?

 

hehehe I remember renting River City Ransom way back when... and my brother and I could NOT get further in the game.  We just went around beating guys up.  I think there was some jump we didn't know we had to make?

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LEISURE SUIT DONALD LARRY

 

Aren't we due for a platformer of this series?

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Pretty sure they straight up made a sequel sometime last year.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/422810/River_City_Ransom_Underground/
Well damn.
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hehehe I remember renting River City Ransom way back when... and my brother and I could NOT get further in the game. We just went around beating guys up. I think there was some jump we didn't know we had to make?
Hah, yeah, I know exactly what you're referring to. You can get halfway through the game without ever realizing you can jump if you don't have the manual.
post #9 of 104
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River City Ransom. There were a few expanded ports over the years (though only the GBA remake ever made it to the U.S.,) and a spinoff set in feudal Japan, but there just needs to be more of this game in the world. I remember trying various "brawler" type games and always getting exasperated with the way the characters would lumber across the screen at three miles per hour and attack like they were slogging through cold porridge, but RCR lets you dash around, ride tires, throw trash cans, fling mooks into their best friends' faces, and generally just have an absolute rip-roaring good time punching it up like crazy. Why aren't there more games like that?

Not only this recieved a remake, but Natsume has been bringing over the games to the west for a couple of years now:

 

River City: Rival Showdown 
River City Melee: Battle Royal Special
River City: Knights of Justice
River City: Tokyo Rumble

 

Are all available for the 3DS

post #10 of 104
Man. Apparently I'm out of the loop.
post #11 of 104
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LEISURE SUIT DONALD LARRY

 

Aren't we due for a platformer of this series?

It happened, and it was HORRIBLE

 

post #12 of 104
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Man. Apparently I'm out of the loop.

There you go.

 

Natsume has been an awesome publisher for its game fanbases the last years.

 

Enjoy!

post #13 of 104
Parasite Eve

The second must not have been well received, shocked we never got a third.

Eternal Darkness

I mean, c'mon . . . really? No follow up on that piece of badassness?
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Adventure Island. I want to ride dinosaurs and skateboards.
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It happened, and it was HORRIBLE

 

 

Wow.  Yeah, I'll pass.

post #16 of 104
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Parasite Eve

The second must not have been well received, shocked we never got a third.

Eternal Darkness

I mean, c'mon . . . really? No follow up on that piece of badassness?

As for your first:

 

 

as for your second....well, Silicon Knight got sued into oblivion for being assholes, and both kickstarters for spiritual sequels failed because the studio/creators are tainted by their well deserved bad publicity.

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Adventure Island. I want to ride dinosaurs and skateboards.

The last one was a Wii ware game.

Its original series, Wonder Boy, released an excellent remake of the 3rd game in the series this year, and a spiritual succesor will release this winter or in 2018

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As for your first:




as for your second....well, Silicon Knight got sued into oblivion for being assholes, and both kickstarters for spiritual sequels failed because the studio/creators are tainted by their well deserved bad publicity.

Ah . . . on PSP, that's why.
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Ah . . . on PSP, that's why.

It can be played on PS vita digitally

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How about two that should be a series, yet have never gotten a follow-up? Shadow Complex and Crimson Skies.

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A new Dungeon Keeper.

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A new Dungeon Keeper.

The absolute debacle that was the IOS version pretty much killed the series, I think.

But hey, a new Evil Genius is coming, I think.

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How about two that should be a series, yet have never gotten a follow-up? Shadow Complex and Crimson Skies.

 

CRIMSON SKIES was great.  Enjoyed the hell out of that game.

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Eternal Darkness is probably my favorite video game of all time. The conceit of playing completely unrelated characters throughout different epochs of history against a villain you basically choose yourself in the beginning--to say nothing of the Sanity meter. That game was so fucking great.

 

And Judas, my love of Jet Moto was exceeded only by Wipeout. Both were racing games that were perfectly accessible to the casual player who got the hives when introduced to Gran Turismo's gameplay.

post #25 of 104

CRIMSON SKIES

X-WING

TIE FIGHTER

WING COMMANDER (yeah yeah, still...)

STRIKE COMMANDER

CHUCK YEAGER'S AIR COMBAT

SECRET WEAPONS OF THE LUFTWAFFE
BALLBLAZER

ARCHON

PINBALL CONSTRUCTION SET

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X-WING
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Total Annihilation / Supreme Commander

ReVolt

Star Tropics

F Zero

post #28 of 104
A proper Shining Force.
post #29 of 104

A new Streets Of Rage with music by the original composer. Oh, and make sure that little kid with the skates is in it because he was my favorite and he was top-notch. 

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The music in Streets of Rage 2 is just sublime.

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The first had great music too. Dat main theme.

 

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That music brings back so many nostalgia feels for me.
post #33 of 104
Rockstar games that deserve sequels: Bully, LA Noire, Manhunt (in this case, a better sequel)
post #34 of 104
Interstate 76 and No One Lives Forever. /thread Both sadly never saw sparks of life with the Kickstarter fad that happened in the past few years.
post #35 of 104

ClayFighter and Earthworm Jim. Both brought to life with proper claymation.

post #36 of 104
I had some high hopes for Armikrog. The game was delayed a month, and then launched in a kinda broken state. Then user reviews piled on about it not being so great gameplay/storywise. Would have been cool to have a great claymation game again.
post #37 of 104

Seconding No One Lives Forever.  Just figure out who owns it and bring it back already.

 

Also want see a Dark Forces/Jedi Knight return.  Played a little Battlefront 2 last weekend and it looked amazing, but I'm not a multiplayer guy.  JK I/II and Mysteries of the Sith are all time favorite games.  I guess The Force Unleashed was sort of the spiritual successor, but there's so much wrong with that series. Holding the ligthsaber wrong, the secret apprentice storyline, unlikeable lead character, dour tone, the QTEs, the short length.

 

Anyway, bring the DF series back.  Re-introduce Katarn and make him work in the updated universe. Give us both third and first person perspectives.  Make lightsaber combat as fun and fluid as a Dark Souls or Arkham game.  And don't make it a movie sprinkled with gameplay bits.

 

But if they want a movie sprinkled with gameplay, remake Shadows of the Empire in the vein of Uncharted.  I'd also have a blast with that.

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But if they want a movie sprinkled with gameplay, remake Shadows of the Empire in the vein of Uncharted.  I'd also have a blast with that.

 

 

Such promise...

post #39 of 104
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A new Dungeon Keeper.

 

It exists, it's fucking great and it's currently on sale for the next four days.

 

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Rockstar games that deserve sequels: Bully, LA Noire, Manhunt (in this case, a better sequel)

 

Bully 2 looks as though it's happening, happily.

 

My votes:


Mark Of Kri
 

Speedball 2

 

Syndicate

 

Anything made by Cinemaware

 

...and a modern Conan action game please.

post #40 of 104
RAIN DOG!!!
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Anything made by Cinemaware

 

post #42 of 104
Oh man, loved Earthworm Jim. Both games had funny oddball humor and great animation that made them memorable.

They made a third Jim game for N64, but it was made without the main creative team of the first two games. It got poor reviews and flopped big time.
Edited by Ravi - 10/14/17 at 11:44pm
post #43 of 104

I'd love to see a new installment of Lemmings. Heck, I'd settle for a re-release of the original games on GOG and Steam.


Edited by Barry Woodward - 10/15/17 at 12:27am
post #44 of 104
Lemmings was brilliant, but apart from Oh No! More Lemmings none of the attempts at sequels/spinoffs seemed to recapture its brilliance. The elegance of the original is unmatched.
post #45 of 104

What if Lucasfilm let Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions graduate from remastering classic LucasArts adventure games to making new installments? Imagine sequels to The Dig, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Indiana Jones, LOOM, Maniac Mansion/Day Of The Tentacle, Monkey Island, Sam & Max (sans Telltale Games) and Zack McKracken? Heck, they could even do a point-and-click canon Star Wars tale in their new SCUMM engine.


Edited by Barry Woodward - 10/15/17 at 12:40am
post #46 of 104
I'm of two minds on that. I'd love to see LucasArts/Sierra-style adventure games as good as the '80s-'90s classics were, but if Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert's own recent efforts are anything to go by, the results would be only somewhat of an improvement over the glorified fanfic crapped out by Telltale.

P.S. Roland MT-32 support or no freaking deal.
post #47 of 104
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Stupid idea: A sequel to Shaq-Fu, only with William Shatner this time.
Shat-Fu! Judo Chop of Death.

Okay, now for a serious suggestion: Psychic Force.
A fighting game in that style with today's tech would be amazing.
post #48 of 104
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I'm of two minds on that. I'd love to see LucasArts/Sierra-style adventure games as good as the '80s-'90s classics were, but if Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert's own recent efforts are anything to go by, the results would be only somewhat of an improvement over the glorified fanfic crapped out by Telltale.

P.S. Roland MT-32 support or no freaking deal.

Woah there. That new King Quest was amazing!
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Woah there. That new King Quest was amazing!

 

I'll second that. 

post #50 of 104
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Another lost series that really hurt to see left hanging, because of its finale, was Dead Space.
Damn you, EA.
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