What video game franchises would you like to see return?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Suture, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Suture macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2007
    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.
  2. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    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.
  3. skinnylegs macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2006
    San Diego
    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.).
  4. ChrisK018 macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2005
    Washington, DC
    I wish Okami would become a franchise but they shut down the studio that made it.
  5. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Yeah... It's too bad it was such a POS out of the gate (MoO3). Like an unfinished college project.
  7. Antares macrumors 68000


    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.
  8. Kernow macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2005
    Have a look at Oolite - 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.
  9. Agilus macrumors regular

    May 19, 2005
    My list:

    Kid Icarus


    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.
  10. srobert macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    • 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)
  11. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    well this is obvious. Super Mario. and Quake.
  12. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    i agree with all my heart.
  13. Fezwick macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    Rhode Island
    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...
  14. lancestraz macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2005
    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.
    Star Wars Tie Fighter/X-Wing.
  15. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

    Sep 22, 2006
    yes! kid icarus and duke nukem' classics! what about commander keen?
  16. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    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.
  17. Agilus macrumors regular

    May 19, 2005
    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). :)
  18. Agilus macrumors regular

    May 19, 2005
    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?
  19. pcypert macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2006
    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.

  20. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    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.
  21. mufflon macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2006
    total annihilation and starcraft would really pwn =)
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    1. Mechwarrior that's more like Mechwarrior 3
    2. Homeworld
    3. Starcraft
  23. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I did just get Armored Core 4.

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


    Mar 23, 2005
    I don't count Homeworld 2. The original and Cataclysm were much better.
  25. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2006
    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

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