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Suture
Mar 27, 2007, 11:21 AM
Just as the title says. I'm curious as to what franchises everyone would like to see return, and why. No points for mentioning Duke Nukem!

Here are mine:

1. Wing Commander - I played every single one, including the dreaded Armada. I am aware there is a Wing Commander game coming out for XBLA, but I'd LOVE to see an updated version of Privateer on XBL.

2. MechWarrior - I really miss part 2 and Mercenaries. Playing online was so much fun if you actually did all the clan vs clan stuff. The atmosphere and story/history are perfect for working with. I really liked it when Activision owned the rights. After Microsoft acquired the license, I just didn't like their style as much.

3. Kid Icarus - Why did Nintendo not continue this? This was one of my most favorite 8-bit Nintendo games. This game was really difficult but I absolutely loved it.

Queso
Mar 27, 2007, 11:22 AM
Elite/Frontier. That open-ended space stuff is the ideal plot for a computer game you can just dip into when you want.

Needs much better graphics this time round though.

I also wouldn't mind someone coming up with a decent replacement for Master of Orion 2.

skinnylegs
Mar 27, 2007, 11:31 AM
Duke Nukem, baby!!!!!

.....couldn't resist.

I can't really think of any because all of my favorite games come in a new flavor every couple of years or so (Quake, Unreal Tournament, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor etc.).

ChrisK018
Mar 27, 2007, 11:50 AM
I wish Okami would become a franchise but they shut down the studio that made it.

sikkinixx
Mar 27, 2007, 11:51 AM
Fallout or Max Payne.

yellow
Mar 27, 2007, 11:53 AM
I also wouldn't mind someone coming up with a decent replacement for Master of Orion 2.

Yeah... It's too bad it was such a POS out of the gate (MoO3). Like an unfinished college project.

Antares
Mar 27, 2007, 11:56 AM
Double Dragon ...but would it be able to make a transition from 2D to 3D?

Broken Sword ...I loved the arcade and snes versions

ActRaiser ...a full modern 3D version of the original. Has a mix of strategy/world building along with action combat.

Myth ...what Mac fan doesn't remember and love this great action/real-time strategy series of games?

Chop Lifter ...now is the time for a full 3D heli game. :D

There are lots of franchises I would love to see reborn. As long as they don't end up being rubbish.

Kernow
Mar 27, 2007, 11:56 AM
Elite/Frontier. That open-ended space stuff is the ideal plot for a computer game you can just dip into when you want.

Needs much better graphics this time round though.


Have a look at Oolite (http://oolite.aegidian.org/)- it's a rewrite of Elite with better graphics, missions etc. I loved Elite for the BBC Micro, and this is a very good substitute for that.

Agilus
Mar 27, 2007, 12:01 PM
My list:

Kid Icarus

Faxanadu

Ultima - A better one than U9 would be nice. The U7 games had a great start. If only U8 and 9 had been better.... 8 had a lot of potential, especially with the dark world of Pagan and all, but it just didn't work as well as the previous games (and was super buggy).

The Magic Candle - I actually played this years after it was dead and gone, and was surprised at how cool of a game it was.

srobert
Mar 27, 2007, 12:05 PM
• Star Tropic (Loved that one)

• Blaster Master (I only played the original NES one)

• Master of Orion (MoO 3 ruined it for me)

• Star Control (Something similar to SCII)

• Maniac Mansion/Day of the Tantacle (Or anything SCUMM)

• Star Wars Tie Fighter/X-Wing (I didn't like the newer/simplified arcade style star wars piloting games)

• Shining Force (Quit it with the spin-offs, bring back the original tactical gameplay)

• Gemfire

Edit: 3 super-points to Antares for mentioning Actraiser. (I liked the first one, not the second one)

sam10685
Mar 27, 2007, 12:06 PM
well this is obvious. Super Mario. and Quake.

mattscott306
Mar 27, 2007, 12:07 PM
• Star Wars Tie Fighter/X-Wing (I didn't like the newer/simplified arcade style star wars piloting games)



i agree with all my heart.

Fezwick
Mar 27, 2007, 12:07 PM
Marathon - With a fully updated graphics engine and some cool multiplayer modes. Has to have a good story line too. It's too bad MS bought out Bungie.

Starcraft - This is a no brainer...

lancestraz
Mar 27, 2007, 12:10 PM
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.
Star Wars Tie Fighter/X-Wing.
Warcraft.

Corrosive vinyl
Mar 27, 2007, 12:11 PM
yes! kid icarus and duke nukem' classics! what about commander keen?

gloss
Mar 27, 2007, 12:13 PM
Yeah... It's too bad it was such a POS out of the gate (MoO3). Like an unfinished college project.

Seriously. I adored MoO2, but MoO3 was just trash. Not fun in the least. Very disappointing. On par with Pax Imperia 2 on my list of insanely disappointing sequels.

Agilus
Mar 27, 2007, 12:13 PM
Myth ...what Mac fan doesn't remember and love this great action/real-time strategy series of games?


I agree with this.

Also, something you might be interested in: The Myth community is still very active. Go to www.projectmagma.net to see some of the new patches and levels that have been created.

I still play Myth 2 with a bunch of friends online every few weeks. Lately, we've been playing the following:

- The Seventh God total conversion - new units, new single player campaign that allows multiplayer co-op, etc. It's very nicely done.

- WW2 total conversion - all new WW2-themed units and some unique multiplayer levels with very limited forces. It changes the tactics and strategy completely.

- Mazzarin's Demise VI - a co-op multiplayer endurance-fest with a group of new hero units against an army of undead, and some new nasty bad guys to boot (Demon Lord, dragon, lich, etc.).

The team at Project Magma has really done a great job patching and improving the game engine. There's a lot of new stuff to see, including unit inventories, units that can gain levels as they kill other units and thus get new abilities (in a somewhat RPG-ish sense), throwable units (never seen this used, but I hear it's there), etc. It's a measure of their success that the community is still active and vital, and that I still play this game about ten years after my Mac-using friend raved to me about it and convinced me to pick it up (if only just to shut him up). :)

Agilus
Mar 27, 2007, 12:17 PM
Blaster Master (I only played the original NES one)


I gotta add this one to my list as well. I still have it for the NES, but to this day I have not finished it. :( It was long and difficult.

I never played any of the PS incarnations. I noticed one in a Gamestop and was intrigued, but didn't have a PS at the time. Anyone know if they were any good?

pcypert
Mar 27, 2007, 12:26 PM
I'd love to see Oddworld return...they haven't been gone long but I loved those games and will miss them.

I think Tecmo Bowl should give Madden a run for his money :)

I'd love to see 2D Sonic come back

Mike Tyson Punch Out...just kidding

Most of the games I really loved are enduring and have a franchise...others were too good and I fear they'd just screw them up doing them again.

Paul

yellow
Mar 27, 2007, 12:30 PM
Seriously. I adored MoO2, but MoO3 was just trash. Not fun in the least. Very disappointing. On par with Pax Imperia 2 on my list of insanely disappointing sequels.

Though not at all similar, I look forward to Mass Effect on the XBox360.
A space RPG! <sprung>

Maybe someone, someday, somewhere, will write a decent game of this type.

mufflon
Mar 27, 2007, 12:33 PM
total annihilation and starcraft would really pwn =)

Eidorian
Mar 27, 2007, 12:34 PM
1. Mechwarrior that's more like Mechwarrior 3
2. Homeworld
3. Starcraft

yellow
Mar 27, 2007, 12:35 PM
I did just get Armored Core 4.

I beta tested Homeworld 2 for the Mac and really didn't care for it too much.

Eidorian
Mar 27, 2007, 12:43 PM
I did just get Armored Core 4.

I beta tested Homeworld 2 for the Mac and really didn't care for it too much.I don't count Homeworld 2. The original and Cataclysm were much better.

SpankyPenzaanz
Mar 27, 2007, 12:44 PM
Star Wars Republic Commando - I think it was overlooked and it has great potential as a Rainbow Six type tactical shooter set in the SW universe.

Links - A great alternative to TigerWoods a few years ago

BoyBach
Mar 27, 2007, 12:45 PM
Elite/Frontier. That open-ended space stuff is the ideal plot for a computer game you can just dip into when you want.


I'm sure that I read a rumour somewhere that Braben & co. are working some sort of Elite/Frontier game.

Or it might have been that he didn't deny it when asked in an interview.

Or something...

(Many brain-cells have died! ;) )

SpankyPenzaanz
Mar 27, 2007, 12:49 PM
Star Wars Tie Fighter/X-Wing (I didn't like the newer/simplified arcade style star wars piloting games)


I would love to see a faithful update to that and put that on xblive or psnetwork(sorry don't know the official name for thiers - and no its not to flame)

also add zork

Corrosive vinyl
Mar 27, 2007, 12:50 PM
total annihilation and starcraft would really pwn =)
I remember having Total A lan parties! I hated those blasted Nukes.

Also: I remember Oddworld and that was a fun game, why did they stop making them?

atari1356
Mar 27, 2007, 12:54 PM
1. Starcraft
2. Descent (and by that, I mean "Descent II" - not the buggy abomination that was "Descent III")

Sky Blue
Mar 27, 2007, 01:14 PM
• Shining Force (Quit it with the spin-offs, bring back the original tactical gameplay)



yesyesyes, Shining Force IV on DS or Wii, please.

I'd like another 2D metroid too...and another Dizzy game.

mattscott306
Mar 27, 2007, 01:16 PM
1. Starcraft
2. Descent (and by that, I mean "Descent II" - not the buggy abomination that was "Descent III")

Yes and yes to those two. I hate this thread, It makes me wanna buy a pc and go on an old game spending spree.

gkarris
Mar 27, 2007, 01:17 PM
Oooh, so many good ones here...

Mechwarrior for PC
Mechassault for XB360!
Descent for any console (Wii with the Wiimote?)
Duke Nukem

Then the classics:
Asteroids
Misslecommand
Defender
Space Invaders
Joust
Centipede
Etc...

velocityg4
Mar 27, 2007, 01:17 PM
1. Odell Lake - This game was awesome on the Apple IIe.

2. I was going to say Oregon Trail but apparently they are still making it. Maybe some hardcore first person version (mainly for the hunting parts) requiring dual 8800GTX's in SLI, Core 2 Quadro, and 4GB RAM for it's minimum requirements.:eek:

3. Donkey Kong

mandoman
Mar 27, 2007, 01:40 PM
Contra

(although this franchise isn't really dead since there was
shattered soldier for ps2).

rob finch
Mar 27, 2007, 02:02 PM
Carrier Command (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_Command) - Loved this on my Atari ST back in the late 80's, would love to see an updated version on the same theme created.

Also would like to see a new version of Elite. I also enjoyed Braben's Virus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus_%28computer_game%29) game, that'd be great on a Wii!!

I'm showing my age... :eek:

Agilus
Mar 27, 2007, 02:40 PM
How about another Thief game? Thief 2 was excellent.

Maybe this doesn't count, because Thief 3 came out in 2004. I never played it, though, since I had moved to the Mac platform by then.

srobert
Mar 27, 2007, 02:41 PM
Carrier Command (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_Command) - Loved this on my Atari ST back in the late 80's, would love to see an updated version on the same theme created.

You should keep an eye on this guy's (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/martingbell/projects/) project.

rob finch
Mar 27, 2007, 03:27 PM
You should keep an eye on this guy's (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/martingbell/projects/) project.

Many thanks for the link! I shall indeed keep an eye on the project. Playing that game would bring back so many good childhood memories!!

zap2
Mar 27, 2007, 03:30 PM
Star Wars Republic Commando - I think it was overlooked and it has great potential as a Rainbow Six type tactical shooter set in the SW universe.



Could be lots of fun...I thought the first one was good...but needed Co-Op, then it would have rocked(online co-op would be cool now)

also KOTOR 3 needs to be made, there have been rumors of such, but nothing solid yet

ilikeiBook
Mar 27, 2007, 04:26 PM
Tony Hawk - Return to the mac (he uses one anyway) - I'd also like to see a combination of the old and the new. One big city, but your team can also tour, visiting parks and competing in other cities.

Diablo - Full 3D graphics, or even an MMORPG based on the WoW engine (could be a WoW expansion pack)

Starcraft - Full 3D, but similar gameplay to the original

Deus Ex - Loved the original, but I haven't played the sequel

James Bond (More of the classic Sean Connery movies or a Casino Royale game - none of that Goldeneye: Rogue Agent crap)

Indiana Jones - Games based on the original movies (with modern graphics and gameplay)

Grand Theft Auto - Mac port and an MMORPG - GTA is one game that I think could actually work well as an MMO. You start out as a perfectly legal citizen, and can either remain that way (by joining the cops) or enter the world of crime by forming or joining a gang. Cops can be corrupted and gang members can turn informant, so it's all about who you can trust. Lots of NPCs (ordinary people with cars you can steal).

Gun - That game had awesome gameplay - needs a sequel (maybe even based on a classic western movie)

Quidditch World Cup - Better gameplay (more similar to current EA Sports games - no cinematic-like special moves), more teams (all of the ones that JKR mentions in the books and Quidditch Through the Ages), realistic (less cartoonish) graphics, and more stadiums

As mentioned earlier: Star Wars Republic Commando (with co-op) - maybe a Rebel or Imperial Commando? I like the classic trilogy more anyway.

iBookG4user
Mar 27, 2007, 04:36 PM
I'd really like to see the following return:

Donkey Kong Country

DinoPark Tycoon (Or at least make it universal and for Mac OS X)

Robot Arena (Or at least make it for Mac OS X)

Revolt

Coded-Dude
Mar 27, 2007, 04:44 PM
I'm gonna play Devil's Advocate and say: Mario :cool:

mkrishnan
Mar 27, 2007, 04:47 PM
:D

You don't even consider NSMB to be a credible continuation of the Mario series? If I were going to play devil's advocate, I'd love to see Mega Man stop being so splintered and fractured and see them really truly try to make a good game out of it.

I have to add in for the Kid Icarus....

I'm going to rep: Bionic Commando, Battletoads

Oh, and I want to see another Panzer Dragoon RPG.

Counterfit
Mar 27, 2007, 05:07 PM
Double Dragon ...but would it be able to make a transition from 2D to 3D?

That and R-Type. :D

bmb012
Mar 27, 2007, 05:36 PM
http://gonintendo.com/?p=15162

:D

Dagless
Mar 27, 2007, 05:50 PM
I'd like to see none return. Classics are classics for a reason, they were fantastic back then. Whose needs do you fulfill, the retro gamer who wants a near true-to-the-original sequel, or the new guys who you can have more of an artistic license with? I mean if the choice was a remake of Mario Bros 1 or Mario Galaxy, give me the new one please.

I was as excited as anyone when they announced Yoshis Island 2/DS. I felt let down after playing that shadow of a game. Levels weren't as memorable, music was god awful; the 2 biggest elements of Yoshis Island let down right there.
Halo 2 compared to 1? Nah. Just not as good on so many levels, originality (Halo 1's biggest feature) being the most prominent.
Turrican would be a disaster. Explorative platform shooters need more now, as proven by Metroid.

... A good quality 3D Sonic would be nice. :p

Agilus
Mar 27, 2007, 06:02 PM
I'd like to see none return. Classics are classics for a reason, they were fantastic back then. Whose needs do you fulfill, the retro gamer who wants a near true-to-the-original sequel, or the new guys who you can have more of an artistic license with? I mean if the choice was a remake of Mario Bros 1 or Mario Galaxy, give me the new one please.


Fulfill one or the other, or both if that's even possible. Just do a good job of it. :)

Sure, some franchises have had some weak entries, and some others have been driven into the ground. However, a fantastic franchise from the past can still have a fantastic game added to its lineup in the future. Look at all the successful franchises that still have great games developed for them, like the Super Mario Bros franchise.

Like with anything, resurrecting a franchise has a risk of failure, but I think it's a risk worth taking.

ddrueckhammer
Mar 27, 2007, 06:21 PM
yesyesyes, Shining Force IV on DS or Wii, please.

I'd like another 2D metroid too...and another Dizzy game.

Me too, you know Shining Force is my favorite series. I've been having to placate my SRPG habit with Fire Emblem lately but it just isn't the same...

BTW, it looks like this is coming...

http://gonintendo.com/wp-content/photos/e2x5wq.jpg

BoyBach
Mar 28, 2007, 08:15 AM
Strider.

(Or re-release it on the Wii's Virtual Console Shop. Please!)

furcalchick
Mar 29, 2007, 10:57 PM
pilotwings. never played the original, but the n64 version was good, but a bit short. a new version needs to have alot more areas, and bigger as well, and more ways to take to the air.

Avenger23
Mar 30, 2007, 12:17 AM
I'd have to go with the Ninja Gaiden series by Tecmo and Strider.

pcypert
Mar 30, 2007, 03:22 AM
I'd like to see none return. Classics are classics for a reason, they were fantastic back then. Whose needs do you fulfill, the retro gamer who wants a near true-to-the-original sequel, or the new guys who you can have more of an artistic license with? I mean if the choice was a remake of Mario Bros 1 or Mario Galaxy, give me the new one please.

I was as excited as anyone when they announced Yoshis Island 2/DS. I felt let down after playing that shadow of a game. Levels weren't as memorable, music was god awful; the 2 biggest elements of Yoshis Island let down right there.
Halo 2 compared to 1? Nah. Just not as good on so many levels, originality (Halo 1's biggest feature) being the most prominent.
Turrican would be a disaster. Explorative platform shooters need more now, as proven by Metroid.

... A good quality 3D Sonic would be nice. :p

But isn't that most of the top level Nintendo games? The OP wasn't saying bring back franchises in the exact same format necessarily. Just what great story lines have been left behind that we'd like to see brought back. If you truly believed classics should be left alone and not updated, then what about all the successive marios, zeldas, metroids, mario karts, mario parties, etc. If anything that's all Nintendo really does is relive past franchise glories (with updates), but that's what was being asked. What good old franchises would you like to see come back and get "mario 64'd"?

Paul

2nyRiggz
Mar 30, 2007, 04:56 AM
R-Type
Good 2D knock off of Street Fighter.....like fighters history, power moves etc..
Shaq Fu....:confused:
The Game Cube horror game(not RE)...I can't remember the name right now.
Bonks Adventure



Bless

BoyBach
Mar 30, 2007, 05:53 AM
R-Type


Irem have already made the final R-Type game. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type_Final) :(

The Game Cube horror game(not RE)...I can't remember the name right now.


Do you mean Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Darkness:_Sanity's_Requiem)?

risc
Mar 30, 2007, 06:47 AM
Motor Toon Grand Prix

Dagless
Mar 30, 2007, 07:08 AM
Irem have already made the final R-Type game. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type_Final) :(


It is sad isn't it :(
IREM should have just moved the series to the GBA. Retaining the 2D pixel art graphics, the precision gameplay.

That said I'm still to play R-Type Leo so at least theres 1 good game in the series left for me to play.

zelmo
Mar 30, 2007, 08:36 AM
I'd love to see a true sequel to the PS1 Destruction Derby games, with the Bowl from the first game and the racing from the 2nd, with updated graphics and physics.

Lorne needs to revive Oddworld Inhabitants and get that franchise going again.

Where is ICO 2?

nbs2
Mar 30, 2007, 09:00 AM
James Bond (More of the classic Sean Connery movies or a Casino Royale game - none of that Goldeneye: Rogue Agent crap)

I loved FRWL, it was incredible. If they put together a Goldfinger...that would be awesome.

As for me, I would like the NCAAF franchise to be rebuilt somewhere close to par with it's elder brother - EA has really limited it in development and release breadth as they focus on Madden.

BoyBach
Mar 30, 2007, 09:12 AM
Lorne needs to revive Oddworld Inhabitants and get that franchise going again.


Lorne Lanning has closed Oddworld Inhabitants and left the games industry.

A Rested Development (http://www.edge-online.co.uk/archives/2007/01/why_oddworlds_l.php) - Edge Online

The industry has lost one of it's most creative and entertaining games developers. Reasons (not) to be cheerful.

:mad:

zelmo
Mar 30, 2007, 09:19 AM
Lorne Lanning has closed Oddworld Inhabitants and left the games industry.

A Rested Development (http://www.edge-online.co.uk/archives/2007/01/why_oddworlds_l.php) - Edge Online

The industry has lost one of it's most creative and entertaining games developers. Reasons (not) to be cheerful.

:mad:

Yeah, I know he packed it in. :(
I can still dream, though.:o

Dagless
Mar 30, 2007, 09:22 AM
I wouldn't exactly say a series cloned from Flashback was exactly original ;)

Was great though. I really enjoyed the first Oddworld game, the kooky sound effects are burned into my brain. Shame they moved away from that design with that forgettable Xbox game.

2nyRiggz
Mar 30, 2007, 09:24 AM
Do you mean Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Darkness:_Sanity's_Requiem)?

Yes thats it...this game was really cool...beautiful presentation plus the horror;)

Where is ICO 2?

It's coming man....soon those with the PS3 will be in the world of ICO/SoTC again...pure bliss:)


Bless

BoyBach
Mar 30, 2007, 09:32 AM
I wouldn't exactly say a series cloned from Flashback was exactly original ;)

Was great though. I really enjoyed the first Oddworld game, the kooky sound effects are burned into my brain. Shame they moved away from that design with that forgettable Xbox game.


Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath was my favourite Xbox game - yes , even more so than Halo!

zelmo
Mar 30, 2007, 12:46 PM
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath was my favourite Xbox game - yes , even more so than Halo!

Indeed, it is a classic. I love the worlds, critters, and humor of an Oddworld game.

Occasionally, when we're out and about, my wife [a non-gamer] will call me over with an Abe-esque 'follow me"...which usually costs me money.;) :p

Diatribe
Mar 30, 2007, 12:51 PM
Definitely Wing Commander, Privateer and Total Annihilation.

SamJ
Mar 30, 2007, 01:30 PM
Shenmue 3...

Tom B.
Mar 30, 2007, 01:37 PM
I would also love to see another 2D Metroid game. I have nothing against the 3D ones, i think they are amazing, but i enjoy 2D ones equally. I really hope Nintendo are still making Metroid Dread for the DS, but it now seems unlikely. :(

Antares
Mar 30, 2007, 01:41 PM
Defender
Space Invaders

Defender (http://www.gamespot.com/gamecube/action/defender/index.html)

Space Invaders (http://www.gamespot.com/gamecube/action/spaceraiders/index.html)

:(

NewbieNerd
Mar 30, 2007, 01:46 PM
Breath of Fire and Lufia

yellow
Apr 12, 2007, 03:25 PM
Seriously. I adored MoO2, but MoO3 was just trash. Not fun in the least. Very disappointing. On par with Pax Imperia 2 on my list of insanely disappointing sequels.

You know.. I can't believe I didn't think about this..

I never played MoO2 (didn't have a PC then), but I love the concept.. I found Galactiv Civilization II to be at least moving in the right directions for that type of game.

Schmittroth
Apr 12, 2007, 03:59 PM
Lemmings! Does anyone know how to get Lemmings on my Mac? Clones are OK!

freestyleguy128
Apr 13, 2007, 11:20 AM
GEX!!! The secret agent gecko was the coolest thing ever! They need to put gex on some next gen systems so we can return to the glory days of video gaming!

SpankyPenzaanz
Apr 13, 2007, 12:56 PM
panzer dragoon

oorta was was fun on xbox

and a side note hows about they bury final fantasy for a few years and then come back with some fresh eyes - its been piss poor since 3/6 or whatever it was(snes version). I know this is blasphemy to you jrpg freaks but there is no excuse for turn based combat system anymore.

blueflame
Apr 13, 2007, 02:36 PM
bubble bobble

Cashmere Fedora
Apr 14, 2007, 05:06 AM
Fallout or Max Payne.

Max Payne FTW!

I just hate that Rockstar canceled Max Payne 3. :mad: o well, i guess. Maybe Rockstar will finish the series some day. Until then, "Alan Wake" looks very promising (it's made by Remedy, the creators of Max Payne).

pcypert
Apr 14, 2007, 06:30 AM
Dang I totally forgot Shenmue. Remember the first and my friend getting so pissed we had to get a job working a fork lift when he did that in real life :) ...there was lots of hope and promise there...would love to see it resolve and all that.

Paul

Foxglove9
Apr 14, 2007, 07:30 AM
Strider made a comeback a few years ago on the PS1. I loved it. I hoped Capcom continued the series.

I would like to see a proper Earthworm Jim comeback. Not the PSP remake or 3-D version either.

I'd also like to see Streets of Rage and Populous make a comeback too. Maybe even Twisted Metal too.

Vidd
Apr 14, 2007, 07:37 AM
Beyond Good & Evil.
One of the best original games in the last few years. It was just so engaging.

Astro Boy.
The GBA version was amazing and I'd really like to see a sequel.

Besides these games in particular, I want 2D sequels to series that originally started without polygons like Mario and Metroid.
New Super Mario Bros was good but it didn't have the same charm.

Dagless
Apr 14, 2007, 10:04 AM
NSMB wasn't as good because of the 3D elements IMO, it also didn't retain the same genius level design from the first 4 2D Mario games (similar problem present in Yoshi's Island 2/DS). People used to laugh when you spoke about games lacking charm, but it's quite a secret force behind many great games.

mduser63
Apr 14, 2007, 12:22 PM
Lemmings! Does anyone know how to get Lemmings on my Mac? Clones are OK!

Lemmings is still going. Lemmings is available for PS3 on the Playstation Store. There are also quite recent versions for PSP and PS2 available. Sony has owned Lemmings for quite some time now, so it's unlikely that we'll see computer versions anymore, but IMO the Sony console versions are very good.

As for playing on your Mac, check out Lemmini (http://www.lemmini.de/). You need Lemmings for Windows 95 to play it, but it works on Windows, Mac and Linux. Also check out my website (http://www.lemmingsuniverse.net/).

As for my votes, I'd say Commander Keen and LBA/Relentless/Twinsen's Odyssey.

FireArse
Apr 14, 2007, 12:51 PM
RC Pro Am? I think that game rocked. I also liked Double Dragon!

Bring them back!

F

Dagless
Apr 14, 2007, 01:04 PM
Oh please no. New Lemmings? I gave the PSP version a try and felt raped afterwards. That wasn't Lemmings. So I was told the PS3 version was quite good and had my cousin buy that (he's an old Lemmings fan too). Uh oh. Money back please?

Lemmings 3 signalled the end of Lemmings. In the exact same way that Sonic died after 3.

Still if anyone is interested purchase that legal Amiga emulator pack and play Lemmings 1 and 2 untainted. Chances are, like Sonic, they will never grasp what the original was all about and merely try and pawn us off "updated graphics" and "music" that completely destroy every single heartfelt essence that was Lemmings.

Classic games that should never be touched by developer hands again - Turrican, Kirby, Sonic, Lemmings, Cannon Fodder, Worms, Doom and 2D Marios.

cyclingplatypus
Apr 14, 2007, 02:32 PM
I'd like to see another Deus Ex, a good Crazy Taxi, and while it wasn't a franchise Seaman, I got a little misty when Leonard Nimoy said "I regret to inform you Seaman is dead".

mduser63
Apr 14, 2007, 04:00 PM
Oh please no. New Lemmings? I gave the PSP version a try and felt raped afterwards. That wasn't Lemmings. So I was told the PS3 version was quite good and had my cousin buy that (he's an old Lemmings fan too). Uh oh. Money back please?

Lemmings 3 signalled the end of Lemmings. In the exact same way that Sonic died after 3.

Still if anyone is interested purchase that legal Amiga emulator pack and play Lemmings 1 and 2 untainted. Chances are, like Sonic, they will never grasp what the original was all about and merely try and pawn us off "updated graphics" and "music" that completely destroy every single heartfelt essence that was Lemmings.

Classic games that should never be touched by developer hands again - Turrican, Kirby, Sonic, Lemmings, Cannon Fodder, Worms, Doom and 2D Marios.

What is it that you don't like about the newer Lemmings? I pretty much agree with you on Lemmings 3 as I never liked it all that much, but Lemmings Revolution, Lemmings PSP and Lemmings PS3 have all been rather good IMO.

spinner
Apr 14, 2007, 04:35 PM
Star Wars X-Wing & TIE Fighter for Mac

Crystalis for Nintendo


Crystalis was one of the best early RPGs imo would have loved to see a remake or sequel. I lost days of my life playing those 2 Star Wars games, some of my all time favorites, I still fire up my old comp and play them now and again.

millar876
Apr 14, 2007, 05:19 PM
Marathon - With a fully updated graphics engine and some cool multiplayer modes. Has to have a good story line too. It's too bad MS bought out Bungie.

Starcraft - This is a no brainer...

i whole hartedly second that motion

JackAxe
Apr 14, 2007, 05:50 PM
Dang I totally forgot Shenmue. Remember the first and my friend getting so pissed we had to get a job working a fork lift when he did that in real life :) ...there was lots of hope and promise there...would love to see it resolve and all that.

Paul

This game is why my friend bought a XBox. :)

<]=)

JackAxe
Apr 14, 2007, 06:12 PM
Here be me games;

-X-Wing

All of Lucas Arts Graphic adventures. But not in 3D with its atrocious controls. Bring me back the glourious hand pixeled/painted scenes. :mad:

-SystemShock (BioShock has my hopes up, but it also makes me think about all of their previous games that did not come even close to the greatness that is SystemShock.)

-Privateer

-Ultima Underworld

-Star Control 2, StarFlight

-Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

-Alone in the Dark. "Not" the movie vomit. :eek:

-Donald Duck's Playground :)

-Eric the Unready

-Lands of Lore

There are soo many more that I would love to see remade, but I'm also afraid that they'll be suckified by the current developer's that don't have the experience, nor care to do it right. Games were just better when it was a small group working on them and not a massive army, where as quality usually gets lost in the bureaucracy.

<]=)

Dagless
Apr 14, 2007, 07:04 PM
What is it that you don't like about the newer Lemmings? I pretty much agree with you on Lemmings 3 as I never liked it all that much, but Lemmings Revolution, Lemmings PSP and Lemmings PS3 have all been rather good IMO.

Things they're missing-
Graphics. WTF, big lemmings?
Music. Gone are the addictive melodies, the only soundtrack that ever sounded better than classic Nintendo or Sega tracks.
Difficulty. Probably to appeal to a larger audience. I've never completed Lemmings 1, all the maps I played on the PS3/PSP, hell even that congealed Lemmings 3D were all easy peasy.
Charm.
Humour. Lemmings exploding just isn't as funny, though I suppose this ties in with charm.
Art Direction. ok so I'm just comparing to Lemmings 1 which had totally developed it's own classical style... And there we have it! Where Lemmings 1 had a classic feel (partially down to the music in this respect) it felt like a game only the best could play and beat. It really was pinnacle and should never have been resurrected outside of retro perfect ports like the VC or emulation discs.

I have no faith that the original will be ported however. So I'm hoping for a homebrew DS Lemmings.

Legolamb
Apr 14, 2007, 07:46 PM
Creatures, just the first 2, for Mac.
Yoshi's Island (always put a smile on my face)
Freakshow, with the Residents music, for MacOS. That was my first game)

zap2
Apr 14, 2007, 09:40 PM
Classic games that should never be touched by developer hands again -...Kirby.....2D Marios.


What?! Kirby Squek Squad was a gift from God..best DS game ever! A NSMB was tons of fun

Dagless
Apr 14, 2007, 09:57 PM
I really can't get into Squeak Squad. Now Canvas Curse I totally love and a Wii alternative would just be excellent, Hal.

JackAxe
Apr 14, 2007, 10:13 PM
Kirby is on my DS purchase list. I would like to thank Kirby NES on VC for showing me the light.

<]=)

pcypert
Apr 14, 2007, 10:16 PM
I don't get why some shouldn't be touched and then other franchises that get pulled over and over through the ages are fine? I think anything is fair game and if it has a good story and possibilities for good gameplay more power to them.

I DON'T want to see them making sequels like a Hollywood summer though...just to make some money off of latent nostalgic feelings.

It seems 98% of the upcoming "triple A" stuff we're all supposed to be excited for on the Wii is old franchises rehashed. Mario, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokemon, etc... so why are certain games untouchable?

I wonder also if it's a bit of nostalgia for some folks and their review of modern takes on games. I've heard people quote good music as something that's never the same...the music back on the Nintendo was cheesy...sure some of it stuck in your brain, but I'm very glad they have the technology and storage to move past this now. But to critque a modern game for not having the same music seems to be more old nostalgia and sweet memeories of the game ruining your experience now. Kind of like for me all Zeldas falling short of the original (I've played through both worlds over 100 times at least)...

Paul

Dagless
Apr 14, 2007, 10:31 PM
It seems 98% of the upcoming "triple A" stuff we're all supposed to be excited for on the Wii is old franchises rehashed. Mario, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokemon, etc... so why are certain games untouchable?

I wonder also if it's a bit of nostalgia for some folks and their review of modern takes on games.

All about nostalgia eh? wrong. I cannot stand the original Zelda and Metroid for the life of me. Zelda 2 nes? nope. Metroid 2? no again. Prime was actually my first Metroid game, then Fusion. No nostalgia there. Same for Pokemon, it wasn't until Ruby that I jumped in. Mario Party 5 was my first, never played a Paper Mario. Didn't play Yoshis Island till 2004. Missed out on Smash Bros Brawl.
Oh and pretend there aren't any new IPs coming to the Wii, some even this year :rolleyes:

so why are certain games untouchable?
Oh come on. Even you know this, just as certain classic films are untouchable, or TV series. Some work with a modern styling, some don't. I'm actually a little shocked that you don't see that...
Unless you thought the new Italian Job was better than the original ;)

zap2
Apr 14, 2007, 11:28 PM
It seems 98% of the upcoming "triple A" stuff we're all supposed to be excited for on the Wii is old franchises rehashed. Mario, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokemon, etc... so why are certain games untouchable?


Paul

Most of that stuff is 2D and 3D...which ends up being really, really different. There have been 2 3D Marios...3 Paper Marios...lots of Mario Partys but still mini games are always fun. If Nintendo keep adding new stuff, then its fine!

Games that are come out to much are sports games. I picked up Madden '07 for Wii, loved it, but unless '08 get something great(online maybe) then I have no need to buy '08.

pcypert
Apr 15, 2007, 12:42 AM
I'm not saying it's bad...I'm just trying to get you guys to aknowdledge that this is the way for Nintendo...because some folks were saying that certain games shouldn't be done or that redoing games doesn't work. I think that any game CAN be redone well. It might not always happen, but games are a lot different than movies as the "stars" are just math not living people. Sure sometimes the developers personality is key, but a lot of the games quoted so far aren't untouchable dev teams (save maybe Marathon).

The key is having something new to say and some new gameplay ideas...even if they stray a bit from the original as long as they are trying to do something unique and not just cash in on old ideas and nostalgia I think there's room for an attempt. The lamest stuff comes when they think just nostalgia will get you through it (like Dukes of Hazard remake :) ).

Paul

Sky Blue
Apr 15, 2007, 10:55 AM
It seems 98% of the upcoming "triple A" stuff we're all supposed to be excited for on the Wii is old franchises rehashed.


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pcypert
Apr 15, 2007, 11:01 PM
If you're saying that about me you need to read my posts. I have a Wii and I'm not complaining about any of these games...just saying they're rehashes of old series...which is a fact. Heck I'm probably one of a few on the board who's played Pokemon for the Wii...so I feel qualified to talk about Wii stuff.

Paul

JackAxe
Apr 15, 2007, 11:54 PM
But you can say that for all game consoles/publishers. It's just that Nintendo has had the biggest and most successful icons of them all and really has been around the longest. Sony, MS, Sega, etc..., all rehash the same ideas/games over and over. Halo 3 is obviously the biggest reason for most to buy a 360, MSG for PS3. Even newer ideas are all rehashed. Lair is the freshest in my mind, since it's Rogue Squadron with dragons.

<]=)

don Juan
Apr 15, 2007, 11:59 PM
Greetings!
Personally, I would like to see MVP baseball by EA sports come back...the new Major League Baseball 2K7 stinks! I'm glad I rented instead of bought...








No one said you can't own a gun...no one even said you can't carry a gun...we just said you can't carry a gun in town!

G.Kirby
Apr 16, 2007, 04:00 AM
Marathon - Great story lines and game play. Modern updates to these games would be outstanding. :D

Anything by the Bitmap Brothers - still some of the best games i have ever played. :D

Dunepilot
Apr 16, 2007, 06:39 AM
Marathon - Great story lines and game play. Modern updates to these games would be outstanding. :D

Anything by the Bitmap Brothers - still some of the best games i have ever played. :D

You're absolutely right about the BB games. They churned out all sorts of classics. Their wikipedia entry says they're no longer involved in the games industry.

Sadly we'll never see another Marathon now that we have Halo.

G.Kirby
Apr 16, 2007, 08:03 AM
You're absolutely right about the BB games. They churned out all sorts of classics. Their wikipedia entry says they're no longer involved in the games industry.

Sadly we'll never see another Marathon now that we have Halo.

It is a shame about both BB and Bungie, if only I had a magic wand. Also, Team17 had some great titles other than Lemmings and Worms. :)

Sensible Software had some addictive games too, bring back Cannon Fodder. :D

I could go on and on and on....

princealfie
Apr 16, 2007, 11:17 AM
Parasite Eve series from Playstation 1!

mrgreen4242
Apr 16, 2007, 12:14 PM
1) Tie Fighter/XWing - agreed that it would be a great XBLA game!

2) Diablo - I'm playing Fable on the XBox right now, which is a pretty hack and slash RPG adventure game, and was thinking how much I enjoyed Diablo 1. Diablo 2 was OK, but something just wasn't quite to same about it. I'd like to see them take the WoW engine but use it to make a free MMO that uses instances much like Diablo 2's multiplayer worked. Have many dungeons spread across a land, with chance encounters and some other activities located in between the "towns" which you can partake in, but also teleport from location to location after you've been there once, etc.

Have an inn building that entering into logs you on to the servers (otherwise you are playing offline) and then create instances of the actual dungeons that are hosted on the users machines when you get a party into dungeon (with Blizzards systems just providing cheat protection and backup handling by transferring world state data to another machine when needed, etc). But offer global trading, auctioning, arena battles, etc etc etc. Selling new "towns" with their dungeons, unique items, storylines, etc as expansion to fund the whole thing like GuildWars is doing... need to check that game out still...

3) Monkey Island - PLEASE!

4) Star Control II - a strategy/adventure space game, not the more RPG-ish StarCon III that stunk so bad!

There's a couple I am forgetting that I thought of as I read through this thread... ah well.