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post #51 of 104

Not really a series per se, but I would do unspeakable things to get a new Alpha Protocol game. 

post #52 of 104

I loved that game, but I remember getting stuck on some late-game mission where I had to destroy a helicopter with two accurate shots in thirty seconds or something, and never managed to get past it. But I could see that game being a franchise.

post #53 of 104

What if they brought back the Super Star Wars series and continued it in the same 16-bit style of the original trilogy? Hire the best indie retro developers in the biz to bring us Super Phantom Menace, Super Attack Of The Clones, Super Clone Wars, Super Revenge Of The Sith, Super Solo, Super Star Wars Rebels, Super Rogue One, Super Force Awakens and Super Last Jedi.


Edited by Barry Woodward - 10/15/17 at 4:41pm
post #54 of 104
You definitely need to play Super Attack of the Clones on the SNES because the Sand Monologue is so much cooler in Mode 7.
post #55 of 104

Manic Miner/Jet Set Willy

 

Sabre Wulf/Knight Lore

 

There were some epic 80s home computer games that could be redone.  And they were HARD.  No save points in the early ones.  You had to really know your shit, AND have the time investment (or just leave your SPeccy/C64 on for days)

post #56 of 104

It's been 13 years since the release of Cave Story. It's been ported to nearly every platform and has been remade a few times. Isn't it about time we got a sequel?

 

 


Edited by Barry Woodward - 10/18/17 at 3:29pm
post #57 of 104
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Seconding No One Lives Forever.  Just figure out who owns it and bring it back already.

Night Dive (they who untangled the System Shock rights) attempted this. All of the potential owners of the IP said that they weren't sure if they owned it or not, and as those particular records were never digitized it was not worth the effort to check if they actually did.

 

The best anyone could hope for is a "spiritual sequel" of some kind.

 

I'd love a Starsiege revival. There was once a fan project that even had some of the original writing talent that was going to be a game set in the period between the end of StarSiege and where Tribes began, and had the HERCs vs jetpack dudes gameplay I always wanted, but it got cancelled not long after they released their alpha demo.

 

Also Monolith still needs to make a new Shogo: Mobile Armor Division game. Still the best anime mecha shooter game.

post #58 of 104
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Monolith still needs to make a new Shogo: Mobile Armor Division game. Still the best anime mecha shooter game.

Best FPS anime mecha game, maybe.
But best anime mecha shooter? Not were I'm standing!





post #59 of 104

Well, since my beloved Fire Pro Wrestling has actually made a comeback I really have nothing to add to this already glorious thread.

post #60 of 104
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Bully 2 looks as though it's happening, happily.

 

My votes:


Speedball 2

 

Syndicate

 

Anything made by Cinemaware

 

 

 

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

 

Seriously, the Cinemaware games were so far ahead of their time, it's ridiculous. Wings did a remarkable job of making kid me feel a bit of what it must've been like to be a pilot in WWI. And It Came From the Desert in an all-time classic with some innovations in game design (like a story that reacted to your real-time decisions in huge ways) that are STILL ahead of modern games.

 

Then there's Speedball 2, which is high on the list of games I've spent the most time playing. I wore out so many Slik Sticks on that game... They've tried to reboot it though, and it hasn't worked. It may be of a time.

 

The Cinemaware games could be huge hits with just a new engine supporting their underlying stories and games, though. Give the scripts a pass for polish/quality, and they could easily be game-of-the-year contenders.

post #61 of 104
The Cinemaware games are great for sure, but I just can't see them being any better in a remake form. (Well, Defender of the Crown's gameplay was kinda rough, but they tuned it quite a bit in subsequent ports.) You can't beat that hand-drawn Amiga pixel art.
post #62 of 104

An update of Sega's awesome Haunting would be welcome. Yeah the game was one note but the creative animations killed me. How we also haven't already gotten a new Zombies Ate my Neighbors is beyond me. 

post #63 of 104
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Fuck it, let's talk about a mediocre game that could be awesomely remaked:

post #64 of 104
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Night Dive (they who untangled the System Shock rights) attempted this. All of the potential owners of the IP said that they weren't sure if they owned it or not, and as those particular records were never digitized it was not worth the effort to check if they actually did.

 

The best anyone could hope for is a "spiritual sequel" of some kind.

 

I'd love a Starsiege revival. There was once a fan project that even had some of the original writing talent that was going to be a game set in the period between the end of StarSiege and where Tribes began, and had the HERCs vs jetpack dudes gameplay I always wanted, but it got cancelled not long after they released their alpha demo.

 

Also Monolith still needs to make a new Shogo: Mobile Armor Division game. Still the best anime mecha shooter game.

 

I'd think the solution was to make something low effort. A No-One Live For Ever book or something. Doesn't even have to be good. Write some trash, publish it under on Amazon Kindle. Make it clear to the gaming press that is what you are doing. Wait to see if you get sued. If you don't, use that as a defence that the rights are indefensible and go for it. If you do, settle your entire $.45 profits and buy the rights off them.

post #65 of 104
Just my nostalgia talking, but I'd like a new Streets of Rage and Altered Beast. The last attempt at a SoR 4 turned into that 3D brawler on PS1, can't remember the name. It was, just ok?

The last Altered Beast was apparently so fuggin' terrible that they cancelled the North American release, but I still wanted to play it. Altered Beast was my very first own game since it was the pack-in with my Sega Genesis.

Its why I'm diggin' Sonic Mania so much. Its proof that you in fact can (finally) make a worthy follow-up after so many ill recieved installments. Admittedly, I dd enjoy Sonic Adventure, Sonic Heroes, and Sonic Unleashed, at least in parts. Just about everything else post Sonic and Knuckles? Ungh!

*sniff* Genesis does! What Nintendo don't!

Yeah! Like fail out of the console business and become a sad 3rd party developer! Nintendo don't play that shit!

Q_Q

I am currently enjoying Yakuza Zero though, so Sega has still got something left in the tank. Those are some enjoyable fumes.
post #66 of 104
Fucking. Wing. Commander.






Make an entry for Oculus and it'll go platinum. I will pay $20/hr babysitter fees to play a new Wing Commander.
post #67 of 104
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Fuck it, let's talk about a mediocre game that could be awesomely remaked:

 

I recognize this cover and I'm 98% sure I played this, but I don't remember a damned thing about it.

post #68 of 104

I'd love it if MDK and MDK 2 would get the official 'Remastering' treatment.  Those engines were sooo far ahead of their time.

 

Actually, you can just put "All of Interplay" down.

post #69 of 104
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I'd love it if MDK and MDK 2 would get the official 'Remastering' treatment.  Those engines were sooo far ahead of their time.

 

Actually, you can just put "All of Interplay" down.

 

Oh fuck, absolutely. Those games were fantastic. 

post #70 of 104
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Fucking. Wing. Commander.
 

 

Good thing you've got STAR CITIZEN coming your way soon! Any day now!

post #71 of 104

I know they are making a new one...

 

But I need Next-Gen Mechwarrior fucking NOOOOOOOOOOOW! 

post #72 of 104
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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.

 

It's been eight years since the last Monkey Island game, so I'd say we're due.  Telltale did a good job with the fifth game, but they're really not the same studio anymore and aren't capable. I'd entrust it either to your choice of Double Fine, or perhaps Campo Santo.

 

Unlike the others, Sam & Max as a license is not under the control of Lucasfilm/Disney, but its creator Steve Purcell.  I'm sure he'd be willing to license the characters out to a developer that seems like it's going to be resptectful to the property.  It's probably the most likely IP to be revitalized because of the lack of red tape.

post #73 of 104
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I know they are making a new one...

 

But I need Next-Gen Mechwarrior fucking NOOOOOOOOOOOW! 

 

MECHWARRIOR would be awesome.  Wow...forgot about that incredibly fun game.

post #74 of 104
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MECHWARRIOR would be awesome.  Wow...forgot about that incredibly fun game.

 

It's coming!

 

 

Just a question of WHEN...

post #75 of 104

I know that's pre-alpha, but damn, the Unreal 4 engine can do a lot more than that. That looks dated as hell.

post #76 of 104

Okay, this is a deep cut but if somebody rebooted the classic point and click game that no one else seems to remember existing; Heart Of China, as an Uncharted-style action game, I would play the ever living crap out of it...

post #77 of 104

I loved Heart of China. Great adventure.

post #78 of 104
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The Cinemaware games are great for sure, but I just can't see them being any better in a remake form. (Well, Defender of the Crown's gameplay was kinda rough, but they tuned it quite a bit in subsequent ports.) You can't beat that hand-drawn Amiga pixel art.

Guess what has returned in movie form?

 

post #79 of 104

The Secret of Monkey Island.

post #80 of 104
The Gabriel Knight series from Sierra was good point and click fun. Ramp up the nourish elements and have fun with a rain-soaked New Orleans locale.
post #81 of 104
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Okay, this is a deep cut but if somebody rebooted the classic point and click game that no one else seems to remember existing; Heart Of China, as an Uncharted-style action game, I would play the ever living crap out of it...

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I loved Heart of China. Great adventure.

 

FYI: GOG has just re-released the Sierra/Dynamix point-and-click adventure games Heart Of China, Rise Of The Dragon and The Adventures Of Willy Beamish


Edited by Barry Woodward - 11/8/17 at 9:41am
post #82 of 104
OMG Willy Beamish and his amazing rat tail is back!
post #83 of 104

Ah, cool. Thanks, Barry.

post #84 of 104
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FYI: GOG has just re-released the Sierra/Dynamix point-and-click adventure games Heart Of China, Rise Of The Dragon and The Adventures Of Willy Beamish

 

Barry if I ever meet you in person, I'm kissing you on the mouth. Fucking Heart Of China! GOG are just the best. Willy Beamish is a nostalgia trip as well.

post #85 of 104
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​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?

It is, kind of. It's not half as good, but it's definitely a big inspiration on River City Ransom.

There's a few games that are inspired by River City Ransom in some way. On consoles there's the original Dead Rising and the Yakuza series.
post #86 of 104
Could really go for a real Fallout game. Could even be the simpler new XCOM style turn-based system...I just want something more like the originals and less like the shit that is Fallout 3 & 4.
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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.

Pretty sure WB owns No One Lives Forever now. Games were developed by Monolith, and they've been owned by WB since 2004.

Would be nice to get a Platinum Games Jedi game.
post #87 of 104
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Could really go for a real Fallout game. Could even be the simpler new XCOM style turn-based system...I just want something more like the originals and less like the shit that is Fallout 3 & 4.
 

Wasteland 2 is your jam, my good man.

And a third one set on a frigid, icy setting is currently in development.

post #88 of 104

Battletoads. It's been twenty five years, finally the tech can handle it.

 

​smashes motorcycle into wall

post #89 of 104
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Battletoads. It's been twenty five years, finally the tech can handle it.

 

​smashed motorcycle into wall

 

Add Microtransactions to skip the race levels, and you'd make a fortune.

post #90 of 104

It doesn't need a comeback, but its sad how Mercenaries went away.  I guess it had a sequel and a few failed sequels, but EA bought Pandemic after the first one and it seems things went downhill from there. 

 

Metal Gear Solid V is pretty much what I imagine a modern version of Mercenaries would've been.  So...way to EA it EA.  You could've had MGSV before MGSV.

post #91 of 104
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Wasteland 2 is your jam, my good man.
And a third one set on a frigid, icy setting is currently in development.

I've played a bit of the new Wasteland. I enjoyed what I played of it mostly, but it's also not quite what I want either. It'd be nice to have the Fallout and Arcanum people actually running the show on it, most of which I think are at Obsidian now.

Funny thing about Wasteland is they had some cool new ideas that are pulling from the original Fallout, but they don't take them as far as they should have. Then there's its combat system that's a bit clunky compared to Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics and doesn't have the complexity of something like a Jagged Alliance 2. I actually kind of wish Wasteland was trying less to be Fallout and more to be a modern version of Wasteland, which was a more colorful and cartoony game.
post #92 of 104
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It doesn't need a comeback, but its sad how Mercenaries went away.  I guess it had a sequel and a few failed sequels, but EA bought Pandemic after the first one and it seems things went downhill from there. 

Metal Gear Solid V is pretty much what I imagine a modern version of Mercenaries would've been.  So...way to EA it EA.  You could've had MGSV before MGSV.

You ever play Mercenaries 2? It ain't too sad how it went away. I'm not sure what happened between those two game, but the quality of gameplay from Mercenaries to Mercenaries 2 dropped substantially. That said, it is a shame what happen to Pandemic. EA killed the wrong studio from that deal, Pandemic made far better games than BioWare ever did.

I do really want something that combines what Mercenaries and MGSV did well, they're like two great games that do very different things fantastically and you wish someone would come along and just do both in one game. The one thing MGSV was really missed is the openworld Mercenaries has. MGSV's is basically empty beside the enemy bases. Mercenaries it was full of civilians and enemy factions. You could use different vehicles a cover to get into location, you could actually use helicopter, (Given how MGSV is basically a series of Rambo 2 missions over and over, it's actually a bit strange it doesn't let you fly a helicopter yourself) gaining control and actually holding territory feels so much better than how it works in MGSV, and the number of different air strikes it has would have been a really fun tool MGSV could have seriously used. I say that's the one thing it was really missing, but he could have used a better base too. It was pretty disappointing you couldn't actually go into your base like it was Big Shell, would have nice if you had something to explore more, would have made Mother Base missions more fun too. From the original trailers I was kind of expecting a kind of XCOM / Evil Genius kind of thing with the base, what was in the final version wasn't exactly what they hinted at in the beginning.

Really, MGSV is the template all cover based third person shooters should be stealing from. At least if they're going to keep playing the same. The shooting in that game is better than all the other similar third person cover shooters, the cover isn't just a bunch of random chest high walls dropped into areas, laying down lets actually use the terrain as cover, you can attack situations any way you want and however you want. It's a formula that'd work just as well in a GTA, Red Dead, Mass Effect, Mercenaries, or Alpha Protocol; and any one of those series would be the better for ripping it off.
post #93 of 104

Mail Order Monsters.

 

That is all.

post #94 of 104
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Add Microtransactions [ALLOWING YOU TO ADMINISTER AN ELECTRONIC SHOCK TO YOUR CO-OP PARTNER VIA HIS CONTROLLER EVERY TIME HE FUCKING DIES], and you'd make a fortune.

 

FTFY

post #95 of 104

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out: VR

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Mike Tyson's Punch-Out: VR

It's time the green wireframe boxer returns.
post #97 of 104
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Mike Tyson's Punch-Out: VR

post #98 of 104
I hadn't seen that, it's exceptional.
post #99 of 104

I just want to reiterate Star Wars games.

 

Like... any fucking Star Wars games that aren't goddamn fucking Battlefront.

post #100 of 104

Battlefront is fun. Screw the haters.

 

It ain't no X-Wing or Rogue Squadron though.

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