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Cadance
November 30th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Have you ever played a great game back then, whether it'd be a Nintendo game, or a PSX game...and wondered why that video game series hasn't appeared on the newer consoles such as the DS, Wii, PS3 and/or Xbox? Either the series got cancelled because of low ratings/fans/purchases, or you think the series deserves a reboot.

An example would be Guitar Hero. I remember it was waaaaay popular back then, and sadly after the release of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Activision ceased development of the series because of dissolution and weak sales. And honestly, I think the series should have moved to the newer consoles.

Here's a link to some games that should return to the main gaming era (http://entertainment.alternativemusichub.com/?p=673). Some of these are nostalgic, others may make you think "wtf is this game? lol"

Besides the list I linked above, what are some of the games you played in the past that you think they deserve an appearance in today's video game consoles?

Honeyman
November 30th, 2012, 03:19 PM
I would really like to see a sequel to Wario World on either the Wii U or 3DS. That was, and still is one of my favourite GameCube games.

Mr. Avocado
November 30th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Star Wars Battlefront. That was such an amazing game for Star Wars fans, and I loved it. It was such a good game, very fluid and the gameplay in general was just one of the greatest during it's time. Now with the new Star Wars films set to be released in 2015, there would be a build up of hype and more people are gonna start to regain interest in Star Wars. Plus, the graphics could be amazing and so much improvements could be made to the game in all aspects, amazing as it was, now that it could be released on the more recent consoles. Instead of having set classes, they could have more customization involved which was the chunk I thought was missing in the game originally.

So yeah, Star Wars Battlefront is a game I would love to see again. Hopefully, there will be more Dead Island as well in the near future, I know it got released around 1 a year and a half-ish ago but I would like to see a sequel to it.

Hikamaru
November 30th, 2012, 03:28 PM
For me, definitely the Crash Bandicoot series cos it was the first game I ever played and it has been 4 years since the last main series game in the franchise was released.

Also, if they were to give it a reboot I'd want to see him return to his platforming roots from his old PS1 days. It would definitely give me nostalgia.

DraconianWing
December 1st, 2012, 10:49 AM
Pokemon R/S/E definitely need to come to the DS!

Hoenn is the only reigon that hasn't had a remake for the DS console. Emerald is also the Pokemon game that started it all for me. the gameplay and storyline got me hooked into the series :D

Spinosaurus
December 1st, 2012, 12:33 PM
If Spyro is on the list, then allow me to mention Resident Evil.

Jokes aside, where is F-Zero in the list? The last mainline game was back in 2003, and it bombed because a) lack of proper marketing, b) hard as hell and c) Mario Kart Double Dash was released shortly afterwards so many people went with it for a racing game. The series (at least the mainline series, can't speak for the spin-offs on the GBA) is absolutely stellar and, dare I say, perfect. It's such a shame that due to the series being hard to get into and Nintendo's lack of focus towards it made it dead since 2004.


I would really like to see a sequel to Wario World on either the Wii U or 3DS. That was, and still is one of my favourite GameCube games.

Pokemon R/S/E definitely need to come to the DS!

Hoenn is the only reigon that hasn't had a remake for the DS console. Emerald is also the Pokemon game that started it all for me. the gameplay and storyline got me hooked into the series :D
Game franchises, not stand-alone games.

In the case of Wario World. It's an odd situation, but I'd consider it a 3D take on the fantastic Wario Land series, which has recieved a solid game back in 2008 with Wario Land: Shake It!. I can't speak for Wario World itself, but if it showed anything, it's that Wario Land is better off as a 2D platformer/puzzle. The Wario series in general is still in good condition, with Wario World and Master of Disguise being the only mediocre games to the franchise, but still fun in their own rights.

Pokemon R/S/E...you're asking for a port or a remake which is a completely different case. Also there are an abundant amount of threads for RSE remakes so I think it would be better and wise to mention an actual video game franchise in your post.

Pinkie-Dawn
December 1st, 2012, 12:43 PM
Medevil really needs a revival.

Jokes aside, where is F-Zero in the list? The last mainline game was back in 2003, and it bombed because a) lack of proper marketing, b) hard as hell and c) Mario Kart Double Dash was released shortly afterwards so many people went with it for a racing game. The series (at least the mainline series, can't speak for the spin-offs on the GBA) is absolutely stellar and, dare I say, perfect. It's such a shame that due to the series being hard to get into and Nintendo's lack of focus towards it made it dead since 2004.

It was mentioned in Miyamoto's interview on why there was no F-Zero title, and he was surprised that people want a new title because he thought there wasn't anything new to add to the franchise.

Spinosaurus
December 1st, 2012, 12:54 PM
Medevil really needs a revival.



It was mentioned in Miyamoto's interview on why there was no F-Zero title, and he was surprised that people want a new title because he thought there wasn't anything new to add to the franchise.
If memory serves right, he only got surprised and questioned if people really wanted the franchise to return. Never did he mention why it's been so long since we saw a new game. (and honestly, it has to be the fact that F-Zero GX sold poorly.)

Forgot about Medievil, but I'm not sure if the formula it uses would survive in this current generation. I think if a Medievil game is to be created, it will recieve a major rehaul. (They were going by a Medievil move game but canned it.)
Also Crash has been mentioned in this thread, but I personally disagree despite Crash 2 being one of my absolute favorite platformers. I was gonna mention Jak and Daxter, but the reboot Naughty Dog was gonna go for sounded absolutely horrible so I'm glad they realized that fans didn't want that. The series is fine as it is.


Also, I know the last title for the series has been released this gen, but since I doubt it'll ever be revisited I think Metroid Prime should return. Viewtiful Joe should see a nice return as well.

Aeon
December 1st, 2012, 01:10 PM
F-Zero. I understand Miyamoto doesn't think much can be added to the games, but that doesn't mean they'd still be a blast anyway.

Banjo-Kazooie could use a serious one. While I thought Nuts & Bolts was actually great in its own right, it was tough for me to embrace them as games in the series (the development that led to it was an absolute mess.) I wouldn't say give it to Rare though, but instead those ex-Rare guys who are currently interested in making the spiritual successor to Banjo-Tooie.


An example would be Guitar Hero. I remember it was waaaaay popular back then, and sadly after the release of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Activision ceased development of the series because of dissolution and weak sales. And honestly, I think the series should have moved to the newer consoles. I think Guitar Hero died because if you think about it, the rhythm game genre has faded mostly into obscurity. The only times I see rhythm games played as a whole nowadays are in arcade areas almost exclusively. Rock Band 3 is still alive, but I have yet to meet someone who still plays it as of recent, and it's only going via its insane quantity of DLC. Rhythm games also seem to trend; we essentially went from dance pad games, to plastic instruments, to physical dancing games (present.) I'd like to see Guitar Hero and Rock Band return to how they were, but unless society shows a new interest, it'll remain a cult classic.

Penta Penguin
December 1st, 2012, 04:44 PM
Adventures of Lolo needs to return. I remember playing this game on my cousin's NES, and spending nearly hours trying to figure out some of the puzzles in there. Megaman Battle Network has to return also, Starforce just sucks. Even if it means adjusting the battle field to MMBN's, I'll be happy, because I downright hate the 1st person view in battles.

Like they did with Rocket Knight Adventures/Sparkster, making another Rocket Knight, I'd love to see another High Seas Havoc game because that has been my favorite game on the old megadrive/genesis.

Wings Don't Cry
December 2nd, 2012, 12:01 AM
I think Capcom should bring back Breath of Fire, like the for real Breath of Fire. None of that Dragon Quarter stuff with the mystery dungeon like game play. I just want my guys to go around the world trying to stop some godlike beast from doing whatever it is that it wants to do and just have to worry about whether or not I have enough AP/MP to transform into a dragon.

When's Camelot getting around to doing Golden Sun 4, I don't care if the game play isn't really updated, they can use the same engine I don't mind. Just make sure I can skip cut scenes or at least let me skip the tutorials, why would you force me to go through the tutorial right after asking me if I know how the game works?

For me, definitely the Crash Bandicoot series cos it was the first game I ever played and it has been 4 years since the last main series game in the franchise was released.

Also, if they were to give it a reboot I'd want to see him return to his platforming roots from his old PS1 days. It would definitely give me nostalgia.

We all know why Crash isn't returning, it's because Naughty Dog stopped making the games and it's only been downhill ever since.

Megaman Battle Network has to return also, Starforce just sucks. Even if it means adjusting the battle field to MMBN's, I'll be happy, because I downright hate the 1st person view in battles.


The Battle Network series ended, it didn't just disappear there was an actual conclusion to finish the series. Although it would be nice to finish Bass off once and for all or fight Serenade with updated game play.

Cid
December 2nd, 2012, 12:16 AM
As much as I would love the Mother franchise to make a return, I know that Itoi said he has no plans for a sequel. I only wish they could port the games to the NA, or heck, make a remake of it.

One rather obscure franchise that I would beg for a return would be the Mana series. Seiken Densetsu 3 and Secret of Mana for the SNES were both golden for reasons that cannot be put in words (basically good game design and nostalgia), so if they decide to continue the franchise with an HD sequel or remake of some sort, then I'll be a happy camper for sure. Oh and I agree with F-Zero needing a return. Along with TWEWY, because the iOS port doesn't count.

Atomic Pirate
December 2nd, 2012, 10:57 AM
I would really like to see a sequel to Wario World on either the Wii U or 3DS. That was, and still is one of my favourite GameCube games.

Speaking of Wario, we need a new Wario Land game. I could see it working on the 3DS.

Mr. Avocado
December 2nd, 2012, 01:32 PM
Speaking of Wario, we need a new Wario Land game. I could see it working on the 3DS.
I assume that Nintendo will be working on Wii U games for Mario along with some 3DS games, and when popularity in Mario games rises, they'll start to make games like Wario Land again. Personally, I wouldn't mind a DK-styled game.

Cadance
December 2nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
There's one gaming franchise I'd love for it to return. I kept hearing rumors that it'll make a return but it never has. And I'm very sad about it.

That would be Syphon Filter. I'm sure most of you haven't heard of the series, but when I was a young girl, the first Syphon Filter became my very first shooter game. What really got me is the storyline, and the graphics. I played all six games, including the online multiplayer for the PSP. After their latest game, Logan's Shadow, fans have been wondering about a PS3 version of the series, because Logan's Shadow left a huge hole in the game. I already moved on from the rumors for a PS3, I'm pretty sure it won't happen. All in all, if that ever happens, I would LOVE for this series to return...so badly.

Star Wars Battlefront. That was such an amazing game for Star Wars fans, and I loved it. It was such a good game, very fluid and the gameplay in general was just one of the greatest during it's time. Now with the new Star Wars films set to be released in 2015, there would be a build up of hype and more people are gonna start to regain interest in Star Wars. Plus, the graphics could be amazing and so much improvements could be made to the game in all aspects, amazing as it was, now that it could be released on the more recent consoles. Instead of having set classes, they could have more customization involved which was the chunk I thought was missing in the game originally.

So yeah, Star Wars Battlefront is a game I would love to see again. Hopefully, there will be more Dead Island as well in the near future, I know it got released around 1 a year and a half-ish ago but I would like to see a sequel to it.

With the return of Star Wars in a few years, I'm sure we'll see a return of Star Wars games in the near future. The series will return, but not the game you mentioned. lol

I think Guitar Hero died because if you think about it, the rhythm game genre has faded mostly into obscurity. The only times I see rhythm games played as a whole nowadays are in arcade areas almost exclusively. Rock Band 3 is still alive, but I have yet to meet someone who still plays it as of recent, and it's only going via its insane quantity of DLC. Rhythm games also seem to trend; we essentially went from dance pad games, to plastic instruments, to physical dancing games (present.) I'd like to see Guitar Hero and Rock Band return to how they were, but unless society shows a new interest, it'll remain a cult classic.

I agree that we kinda stepped away from instruments and moved into physical and rhythm. I guess I have a few friends and my brother in law who still play Rock Band and Guitar Hero, just for the music that are in the games. There's still a few songs (even artists) that haven't made the cut in either franchises, so maybe soon if Rock Band comes back with a bang soon, we'll see a new line of songs.

Mr. Avocado
December 4th, 2012, 11:03 AM
With the return of Star Wars in a few years, I'm sure we'll see a return of Star Wars games in the near future. The series will return, but not the game you mentioned. lol


I can hope, after all, I don't see why they shouldn't. The game was very popular in it's time and with a lot more possibilities with the new technology I'm sure they can make something 'spectacular' to say the least. Considering Disney are now producing the films, I'm sure there will be changes which will give the 'Star Wars Battlefront' games a reason to return.

imevil
December 4th, 2012, 11:59 AM
F-Zero needs to continue, and a new Star-Fox game would be nice.

Zozma
December 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
It'd be nice to see a decent Suikoden after those lame Tierkreis ones.

SummerSushi
December 18th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Lux Pain I know from the ending they wanted a sequel but with the company gone I doubt it will happen.

LilJz
December 18th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Crash Bandicoot and Pokemon Stadium serie.

Cinnabar
December 18th, 2012, 05:05 PM
F-Zero, Mother, and Banjo-Kazooie. Three amazing franchises that I feel need to see the light of day once more.

curiousnathan
December 18th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Crash Bandicoot and Spyro? Yes yes YES. Those two series made my gaming childhood, I can remember spending countless hours playing the two games (as well as Pokemon), and I was really quite irritated at what the frachises have become.

Not only have they changed Crash's design completely, as well as an abundance of other characters' (which look horrible btw), but the levels and gameplay, just don't feel the same. I think for Crash Bandicoot, Twinsanity was its final quality game -- while the level style was more free roam, it still maintained a set structure and storyline and I loved the art and other extras you got for finding gems and completing tasks. The sounds and graphics along with the storyline were amazing too. A truly great game! After that however, the designs got horrible and the franchise fell to pieces imo.

That goes for the Spyro franchise as well. I lived and breathed Spyro, my favourite game being Gateway to Glimmer/Ripto's Rage, and when Skylanders came out I was infuriated. That game is sooo childish, (obviously because it's aimed at little kids), but why!? The series should've stayed loyal to its fans who have been playing its games from the very beginning. I understand the attempt to spice things up and gain more popularity by attracting the younger generations, but it's really given no oppoortunity for older fans to enjoy the series anymore. I loved when the games has one main boss and that's final. One game, one storyline, one boss. No, massive storylines that expand over three games. Boring. Ever since the games where Cynder and what not have been introduced, the games and the whole concept of Spyro has been damaged for me. Not to mention Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly was a disgrace. Not only was it short, it was extremely bland. I expect a lot more, especially if Ripto returned.

I'm really really disappointed. These were some of the most amazing games. It's just a shame they've been ruined. Hopefully a new team can pick up the pieces and rebuild not only these two series, but the older fanbase that have stayed loyal to them from their beginnings.

Patrick
December 18th, 2012, 08:58 PM
I love the Mother series as much as the next guy, maybe more considering the next guy may not even know what we're talking about, but I'd have to vouch against reviving it. Even with Itoi at the helm once more, there's a point where you can go too far. As a substitute, I would suggest a new series from Itoi if we wanted some more of that "Itoi magic". If that's successful, we could have a couple of sequels of that too, and then stop. Afterall, are we putting more value in Itoi as a writer, or are we just idolizing the brand he put out? There's a few good reasons why most movies only have 2 related sequels max. Anything after that is usually a cash grab, and/or falters in quality.

Eheh, there ought to be a topic about franchises that should've ended in their prime a long time ago. That's the one thing I can give to a series like Mother and Darkstalkers, and while I miss both of them (and wish new generations could experience them without being blinded by how old it is), I haven't been impressed by too many revivals, either.

But I'll give in to my indulgent, curious side and say I'd love to see a Darkstalkers 4, even if I have a sick feeling I'll, and a bunch of other fans, possibly regret it. Prove me wrong, Capcom. Or don't do it. Either way.

Game_sloth
December 18th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Megaman Battle Network has to return also, Starforce just sucks. Even if it means adjusting the battle field to MMBN's, I'll be happy, because I downright hate the 1st person view in battles.

Idk about wanting a return of battle network, but I would love the Megaman X games to make a return. I still play X5 and X6 here and there on the old PS1.

skyluigi2
December 19th, 2012, 06:36 AM
Well, I'd love to see the Wario series continue (by that I mean the Wario Land games, not the WarioWare ones).
And yes, of course I'd like to see a new Mother game, but all things considered, it's not really that likely.

enohp
December 19th, 2012, 08:49 AM
I really liked Jak and Daxter back on the PS2. It would be cool if that came back. Also I'd like to Descent for the PC comeback. I remember that game always scared me (I was around 10 when I played it).

Mr. Magius
December 19th, 2012, 08:52 AM
Monster Hunter.. I know they're releasing a couple of games in NA soon, but they tend to stay in Asia with all of their really good games. They might be waiting for their franchise to have a bigger fanbase in the west, but still, they have some of the best games imo. I want something like Frontier... ;-;

I love the Mother series as much as the next guy, maybe more considering the next guy may not even know what we're talking about, but I'd have to vouch against reviving it. Even with Itoi at the helm once more, there's a point where you can go too far. As a substitute, I would suggest a new series from Itoi if we wanted some more of that "Itoi magic". If that's successful, we could have a couple of sequels of that too, and then stop. Afterall, are we putting more value in Itoi as a writer, or are we just idolizing the brand he put out? There's a few good reasons why most movies only have 2 related sequels max. Anything after that is usually a cash grab, and/or falters in quality.

I agree with this. Mother is more of a group of gems that can't just be remade over and over again, else it would ruin the idea of the series. But Itoi is capable of making more games in the same vein as Mother due to his magical mind, and I would personally love that.

DowntownDumpling
December 26th, 2012, 01:45 PM
I second Jak and Daxter, and I'd also like another real Spyro game. There have been a few out pretty recently, but they've been overly melodramatic and "mature."

I was about to say Sly Cooper, but I looked the series up on a whim and found out that a new entry will be coming out next year!

Mr. Avocado
December 26th, 2012, 01:46 PM
I second Jak and Daxter, and I'd also like another real Spyro game. There have been a few out pretty recently, but they've been overly melodramatic and "mature."

I was about to say Sly Cooper, but I looked the series up on a whim and found out that a new entry will be coming out next year!
It seems that former Check Six developers are making a new Spyro game and are asking fans what they would like to see. They have confirmed so on their Twitter account.

Digimon Kaiser
December 26th, 2012, 02:11 PM
We need to localize all the Digimon games that have come out in Japan since 2010. We haven't gotten Lost Evolution, the two Xros Wars DS games, ReDigitize (since nobody outside of Japan gives two sh**s about the PSP), and I'm pretty sure we'll never get the game based of Season 1 that's due in Japan next month, which sadly is also for PSP.

I mean, seriously!

Port Redigitize and Adventure for 3DS! SOMETHING!

PhoenixWright77
December 26th, 2012, 05:01 PM
I think the Ice Climbers could use a reboot. I can kind of imangine a 3D adventure game where you use both of the Ice climbers ability to climb up to the top of a mountain. It would be different from the first game but sequels don't need to be the same!
(Just like Legend of Zelda 2: Adventure of Link!)

Olli
December 27th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Dark Cloud. Its life was brief, but the two games that it delivered were so great omg. Dark Cloud was like one of the first Playstation games I ever played, through a collection of demos that came with the PS2 my brother bought way back. I kept on try to get further and further in the demo everytime, and finally got it several years later. And it wasn't disappointing at all. It grew much more fun the further I got in the game, and I loved the story, the concept, the gameplay, the controls and all. And that continued into the next game. The characters were great, and while I would've liked to see Tora back again in the second game, it was just as great. There were rumours that Dark Cloud 3 would be made though, and it was later confirmed that it'd be made for the PS2 aswell, but that never happened. Later it was said to come out on the PS3 March 2009, but that never happened either, and since then it doesn't seem like there's been any news. It's really a shame, since the games were really enjoyable, and I'd love to see it make a comeback, but from the looks of it, that isn't going to happen. Unless they decided on doing a Duke Nukem :p

pokemanmdj
December 29th, 2012, 10:39 AM
As much as I would love the Mother franchise to make a return, I know that Itoi said he has no plans for a sequel. I only wish they could port the games to the NA, or heck, make a remake of it.

^ >< At least there's those faithful fans making the MOTHER 4 project. It's something...
And I guess not "milking" a series is kind of a good thing.

But personally, I'd love to see another Star Tropics- it's just a really old series, with both of it's games on the NES. I don't think it was half bad, honestly- for what the NES could do at the time, hey, it was pretty good.

Mr. Avocado
December 29th, 2012, 11:09 AM
Crazy Taxi.

I loved that game so much and played it all the time at a young age. It would be great to see another Crazy Taxi with all the advanced mechanics, graphics and maybe bring in some multiplayer. It's just a game where you can mess around and have fun, reckless and fast driving is the way to do it, take you away from all the stress of getting destroyed on Black Ops II.

Oshamaru
December 29th, 2012, 01:35 PM
I would really like Mother/EarthBound to be back, but yeah, Itoi said no more Mother...But (supposedly) Itoi had plans for an EarthBound remake. I don´t exactly remember if he said he WAS making a remake or if it was just the idea.

Boktai also needs to return...Lunar Knights just doesn´t look the same. D:

DowntownDumpling
December 31st, 2012, 11:28 PM
Anyone know about Eggerland? It was a series from a long time ago by HAL Laboratory. I'd like to see something else become of that; I think its last appearance was in some PC game compilation in 2000 or 2001.

Also, for that matter, a true return to the Shinobi series would be much appreciated. (remember, the one with Joe Musashi?)

Shenmue, I think, is best left in the past, though it was great while it lasted. I just don't think it'd translate well to modern times. Also, Sega is really on its last legs by this point anyway; we'll be lucky to even get more than a couple of Sonic games out of them before they crash.

We need to localize all the Digimon games that have come out in Japan since 2010. We haven't gotten Lost Evolution, the two Xros Wars DS games, ReDigitize (since nobody outside of Japan gives two sh**s about the PSP), and I'm pretty sure we'll never get the game based of Season 1 that's due in Japan next month, which sadly is also for PSP.

I mean, seriously!

Port Redigitize and Adventure for 3DS! SOMETHING!

The US actually hasn't gotten that many Digimon games, period, considering how many Japan has. The first Digimon game was Japan-only, and it was on the Sega Saturn. Of course, we also never got the WonderSwan or WonderSwan Color, and there were a few Digimon games there, too. I think there also may have been a couple on the PS1 that we never got.

I honestly don't like Digimon games that much. They've always seemed a little simplistic and contrived to me, though I do look back on the late '90s and early '00s (my childhood) with extreme nostalgia, and Digimon is no exception (the show, at least, which I rarely watched but talked about with my friends). Nevertheless, the attention given to the franchise in the US seems a little low considering the size of its fanbase, and it is a little odd that Japan's gotten so many Digimon games that we haven't.

Arlo~
January 1st, 2013, 04:19 AM
A monster rancher game to be released in the UK!

SaniOKh
January 1st, 2013, 05:33 AM
I would love to get a new Wonder Boy/Monster World title. The last three games (the "metroidvania" ones: Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV) were awesome, and I was really disappointed when the series stopped even before going 3D.

Somniac
January 1st, 2013, 05:33 PM
Banjo kazooie. No, Nuts & Bolts, does not count.

DavidtheDeadPhilosopher
January 18th, 2013, 03:08 AM
I'm just going to shout out a few I like to see.

A sequel to Chrono Cross
Sonic X-Treme being finished (dreaming for 3DS)
Space Channel 5: Part 3
An uncut, re polished, playable Drakengard (read: never will happen)
A U.S. release for multiple "Burning" titles (The Sega RPG)
A Suikoden reboot/remake
Sonic 06' overhaul (sigh)



I agree with others about Crazi Taxi, Banjo-Threeie, Dark Cloud, Monster Rancher, and all the Digimon Games.

Aura Vitae
January 18th, 2013, 06:18 AM
I'd love it if a new Chrono game was made. Not counting the PSX port of Chrono Trigger and the DS remake there's only three games and one was never released outside of Japan. It's been over a decade since Chrono Cross after all and I'd love it if a sequel was released.

Fenrir Reki
January 18th, 2013, 09:51 AM
I have a few games in mind:

Dark Cloud Series - Dark Cloud 1 and 2 are my favorite RPGs on the PS2 and they were also unique for their time. Even though Dark Cloud 1 was straightforward and didn't have any side quests or other things to do besides fishing and dungeoning, the post endgame dungeon helped somewhat with it's replay value and it's still fun to play from scratch. With Dark Cloud 2, there were many other things to do such as recruit important people to your villages, participate in various contests, take pictures of various things, then combine ideas to create new items, and more. Also the Georama constructions of towns allowed more freedom compared to the first game and I remember spending a good hour or two trying to make my villages look better. Though, what both games had which made it stand out from other RPGs was it's unique weapon system. In the first game you were able to combine crystals, stones, and gems to power up your weapon, and depending on the attributes it had, you were able to transform it into an entirely new weapon. You could also "Synthesize" your weapon to combine some of it's stats and skills with another weapon to create a more powerful one. The second game took this step even further by allowing almost any item to be used to power up your weapons with different effects. They also had many more attributes to choose from, however you were limited to what you could use with your weapon depending on it's level unlike the first game. There were many other decent concepts as well from both games, but their storyline was too plain.

I know Level-5 and SCE Japan Studio still exist today, and I would love to see them create a third installment for the game or even a fresh reboot of the series.

Dino Crisis Series - These PSOne classics were very unique and although it had similar features like Resident Evil, the main difference was dinosaurs instead of your traditional zombies and other infected creatures. Even though it was no where near the level of "scary" as classic RE titles, it still provided interesting gameplay.

What I would love to see is Capcom creating a fresh start for the series. I would like the game to actually be scary, and have a good balance between action and horror (Think Dead Space) and not become a complete action game with very little horror elements. (Resident Evil 6 *COUGH*)

The Legend of Dragoon - Now this RPG is a classic example of a great PSOne title. It had a good storyline, interactive gameplay, and was not a Final Fantasy game. If you have even heard about this or played it, I won't have to explain why I would want a sequel or a fresh installment to this game.

Mystic Heroes - Don't let the title throw you off, this game was actually a very fun game to play, whether it was with your friends or alone. The storyline and voice acting was terrible, but the gameplay is basically the same as any other Dynasty Warriors game.

Gauntlet Series - Gauntlet and Gauntlet Legends will forever be by favorite arcade and console games of my childhood. If you ever played this game or seen it, you would know how fun this game is. With friends, the game is much more exciting, especially if you're trying to play on a competitive scale and everyone is fighting for food. (the wizard will ALWAYS need food badly!) The PS2 installment was terrible, and it completely ditched the formula that made the previous installments such amazing arcade games. If it's an arcade game, keep it that way. Don't try to remake it into a console style RPG.

Galarians - This sci-fi survival horror game was probably the most difficult PSOne game I ever played. Careful management of your superpowers is valuable, and wasting it can easily lead to your death. I never actually played the game from start to finish, but I have seen my cousin play it enough to know my way around and to be familiar with the controls and gameplay. I wouldn't mind seeing a second entry to this game.

Star Ocean Series - This game is overdue for a new entry. The past Star Ocean games have been very good, despite The Last Hope getting mixed or poor reviews. (my favorite will always be Till the End of Time) If you are familiar with any of the Star Ocean games, then you know how good the gameplay is for an RPG.

Infinite Undiscovery - Developed by Tri-Ace, the same developers of the Star Ocean Series, this 360 exclusive was a very good game. It had gameplay similar to Star Ocean in a way but was simplified, and like traditional Tri-Ace games, it had it's trademark post game bosses and dungeons.

Shadow Hearts Series - This RPG had a good storyline and a unique battle system which involved a Judgement Ring. There was two additional entries after the first, but they received much criticism, and the first one is more well-known. I don't see this game ever being revived, since the original publisher Sacnoth dissolved and became a part of Marvelous AQL, however I would love to see a fresh restart for this amazing game series.

Digimon World 4 - The reason why i'm singling out this game and not talking about the entire franchise is because this game was completely different from the rest, and Digimon games tend to be completely different with each newer installment. instead of following the usual gameplay formula, Bandai tried something new and created a 4 player co-op world with four main areas, many dungeons to explore, many side quests to do, NG+ with two higher difficulties, and plenty of loot to find. Yes, I said loot, because this game allowed you to find various items and equipment for your Digimon and allowed you to specialize in specific techniques such as Slash for equipping stronger swords, or Force for using more powerful offensive MP Techniques. You are even allowed to digivolve into different Digimon by completing various tasks. Even though this game is a simplified RPG, it works very well.

Digimon World DS/Dawn/Dusk - This game followed a similar formula to Pokemon, but used a different battle system found in most turn based RPGs. It also allowed you to have your very own Digimon Farm, where you could decorate it with goods and other items to help train your Digimon while you are doing something else. With decent online play, trading, and gameplay, it has potential to be polished into a much more complex game.

Sweets Witch
January 18th, 2013, 03:10 PM
Star Ocean Series - This game is overdue for a new entry. The past Star Ocean games have been very good, despite The Last Hope getting mixed or poor reviews. (my favorite will always be Till the End of Time) If you are familiar with any of the Star Ocean games, then you know how good the gameplay is for an RPG.

Totally 100% agreed, although it might be a bit difficult to establish another story in the timeline since there is a definite beginning and a definite end. Something between Second Story and TTEOT giving some background on the Aldian/Vendeeni forces would be nice, but I'd be more partial to something between The Last Hope and the original game because I want to see why Welch changed her hair. And the game should be entirely about Welch because she's the single most interesting part of SO lore.

As for other franchises, I'd love to see Valkyrie Profile 3 with Hrist as the main character. She's my absolute favorite character in the series and it's a shame that she'll probably never get her time in the spotlight.

thedestinedblade
January 20th, 2013, 11:50 AM
I'd love it if a new Chrono game was made. Not counting the PSX port of Chrono Trigger and the DS remake there's only three games and one was never released outside of Japan. It's been over a decade since Chrono Cross after all and I'd love it if a sequel was released.

Read my mind. Chrono series definitely should have had another entry by now (Chrono Break :/) It's too good for it to end only after a couple games.

A lot of my favorite RPG series have been pretty silent for some time: Grandia, Wild ARMs, Suikoden (non spin-offs), Breath of Fire, and Baten Kaitos.

Would love to also see a Skies of Arcadia sequel. There was rumor of one not too long, but nothing came out it.

GreatTornado
January 20th, 2013, 12:41 PM
Where is Duke Nukem?

Duke Nukem 3D was the first game I remember playing (When I was 6) and it was an awesome game.

I got Duke Nukem Forever and it sucked.

Also Valve needs to announce Half-Life 3,Half-Life: Episode 3, Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3 and Team Fortress 3 at the next E3. If Valve does this I will go up to their headquarters and throw my wallet threw one of their windows.

Mr. Avocado
January 20th, 2013, 02:51 PM
Where is Duke Nukem?

Duke Nukem 3D was the first game I remember playing (When I was 6) and it was an awesome game.

I got Duke Nukem Forever and it sucked.

Also Valve needs to announce Half-Life 3,Half-Life: Episode 3, Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3 and Team Fortress 3 at the next E3. If Valve does this I will go up to their headquarters and throw my wallet threw one of their windows.
Left 4 Dead 3 is something I would very much welcome open-armed, L4D2 was amazing.

Team Fortress 3 is quite doubtful considering the amount of updates that are being released on TF2. Plus, TF2 is as good of a FTP as you will find, making TF3 a better game that would be free...I would say that's impossible. TF2 has made such good progress and a lot of people still play it. The only time I can see Valve making a new TF game would be if TF2 really got a massive decrease in activity.

Nintendork15
January 20th, 2013, 03:38 PM
Croc.
End of.

It had a great first game, and a great sequel, which at the end said 'to be continued'

And Croc 3 never happened.

Cadance
January 20th, 2013, 03:52 PM
I agree Croc was a fantastic franchise. I remember playing all of them, and beating Legend of the Gobbos twice a day. xD It could really use a PS3 appearance. That would give me a reason to buy it. xD

Also Crash Bandicoot & Spyro = aaaaah so much nostalgia.

twocows
January 20th, 2013, 05:01 PM
I'd like to see a proper sequel to KotOR 2, but it won't happen because of the disgusting cash-grab that was SWTOR.

XLegionxX
January 20th, 2013, 07:54 PM
oh oh oh! I got one

Half-Life 3

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Now seriously

The Crash series. I only remember owning a couple games when I was youngerer (New word) but I would play them all the time at my friends house. Good times!

Maybe also Red Faction, just cause it's fun blowin' stuff up.

Lance
January 20th, 2013, 09:29 PM
Pikmin. Dead serious. I loved that game.

Also, more Golden Sun games.

sρεcтяα
January 21st, 2013, 04:07 AM
Right at the top of my list for franchises I want to return is The Legacy of Kain. Those games had an absolutely fantastic story, amazing voice acting for their time - although I believe one of the voice actors is now dead, so that could make things difficult, but Simon Templeman made an amazing Kain and I'd love to hear more from him - and were quite engaging, all things considered. Defiance was fairly satisfying, but the story could easily be carried on, and it'd be a shame for this series to just vanish.

Timesplitters is another series I want back - where's Timesplitters 4?! I'm not a huge fan of FPS, but these games were something special, especially the second one. At the very least, I'd like to see a HD collection make its way to the PS3 at some stage, maybe with some online multiplayer, because that's the one thing I remember about these games more than anything else: the multiplayer. This is pretty much all I played with my friends at one stage, and not many other FPS show the same ingenuity now that Timesplitters did back in the day (the Notre Dame level remains one of my favourite levels of all time, from any game) so it'd be nice to see this return.

I think we are long overdue a proper Banjo-Kazooie game, as well. Grunty's Revenge wasn't bad, but Nuts and Bolts was truly abysmal, and as a child Banjo-Kazooie was my favourite N64 game, and the second one was also brilliant. Even if this gets stuck on a Microsoft console only - which would annoy me no end - I'd like to see the bear and the bird make a glorious return.

Another Final Fantasy Tactics game, perhaps? Square Enix's recent performance - their refusal to localize Bravely Default and Type-0, the abundance of iOS games, and the general horror that is Fabula Nova Crystallis, which they're continuing with yet ANOTHER unnecessary sequel to the worst game they've ever made - has all conspired to make me lose a lot of faith in them...a return to Ivalice, to the complex political machinations and ambiguous moral situations, the delightful turn-based combat that, whilst not on the same level as Disgaea, is still enjoyable and complex, and the amazing soundtrack Ivalice games bring with them, would be more than sufficient to restore it. Ivalice has a rich history, there is PLENTY of room for another game in there somewhere.

We are long overdue another Valkyrie Profile game, too. Silmeria remains one of my favourite PS2 games, and I have been itching for a third chapter in the series focusing on my favourite Valkyrie, Hrist. Covenant of the Plume was absolutely atrocious; I think it's time for a PS3 version.

I also hope tri-Ace haven't forgotten about Star Ocean. I enjoyed The Last Hope - and I'm one of the few people I know that did - and I'd like to see something set between the second and third games, given the ridiculous time jump between them. Something MUST have happened in that time. But that aside, the Star Ocean series boasts unparalleled real-time combat (as good as the Tales series is, it still doesn't play quite as well in terms of 360 degree movement, which makes it a bit awkward at times) and quite often a wonderful story, even if it does like to load you down with awful complex terminology all at one point. Oh, plus nightmarish bonus dungeons, and a good character affinity system that lets you actually affect the ending a little.

Finally (at least for the moment) I'd like to see some more Ar Tonelico games...or at least something more satisfying than Ciel No Surge, which we will probably never see. I love the general feel of the games and, whilst the story isn't as good as it could be, the soundtrack is without peer, and it's nice to have vocal tracks that actually mean something in a game. Whilst a couple of characters in Qoga (Saki, specifically) got on my nerves, I also quite like the cast overall, as well. It'd be a shame for the series to die off after three games.

Clonehunter
January 21st, 2013, 04:14 PM
I think a return to the Heretic/HeXen games from Raven Software would be really nice, whether or not it's a Raven title. While a reboot would be okay, I think an actual Sequel would be better of course.

daigonite
January 21st, 2013, 09:51 PM
SUIKODEN.

Konami, you do not just make this incredibly immersive, politically realistic and interesting world, and after 5 games call it quits and tangle it above our heads. I'm CRYING.

http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Suikoden-suikoden-672684_570_426.jpg
I mean JUST LOOK AT THESE GUYS, SERIOUSLY.

(Also I am part of the Suikoden Revival Group on Facebook - yeah, this is a thing! Pretty awesome, eh? It's nice to know I'm not the only one.)

PokéZoom
January 21st, 2013, 11:21 PM
Pikmin. Dead serious. I loved that game.

Also, more Golden Sun games.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/Pikmin_3_Logo.png
Anyway, F-Zero, Earthbound/Mother and Banjo Kazooie are the three that I can think of from the top of my head.

Spinosaurus
January 22nd, 2013, 11:23 AM
Pikmin. Dead serious. I loved that game.

Pikmin 3? This year? On the Wii U?

Also, aside from the games I mentioned before, I'd like to see Shenmue make a return. But, that'll never happen. :(

Toutebelle
February 11th, 2013, 06:13 PM
I loved The Tower of Druaga despite its extreme difficulty. There was something about the enemies, the characters, and the tower itself. Plus, I loved the official artwork for the series. For those who don't know, The Tower of Druaga is an arcade game from Namco released in 1984. It features a prince named Gilgamesh (usually called Gil for short) and his priestess girlfriend Ki. The game is kind of like The Legend of Zelda, but much harder, since you actually do need every helpful item to complete the game.

There were three more official Druaga games, as well as a roguelike released in 2004. The roguelike wasn't that great, but it has an impressive soundtrack that rivals any Final Fantasy soundtrack. (There is an anime, but sadly it doesn't use the same characters for the most part.)

Namco actually made a remake of the original for the PC Engine in 1992. This version is actually a lot more forgiving than the original. It features four difficulty modes (easy, medium, hard, and very hard). There aren't as many wizards (that was my problem - all the wizards) since the enemies are more diverse, you actually get to see Gil's HP, and the goddess Ishtar actually helps you in the easier modes. In the easy and medium modes there is no timer, so you don't have to worry about exiting. It's a shame this version is not available outside of Japan.

I wish Namco would market the Druaga series outside of Japan. Then more people would like them. And they haven't made a real Druaga game in a while. I'd like to see Gil and Ki again, and I'd love to hear them speak! (They do speak in Namco x Capcom, but sadly that's only in Japanese.) I was thinking of making my own flash game based on the Druaga series, but I don't have flash.

One interesting quirk is that Gil wears golden armor, and in Fate/stay night, there is a character named Gilgamesh who also wears golden armor. Maybe they got the idea from Druaga? (I'm not sure, though. The two Gilgameshes have very different personalities. Namco's Gilgamesh is a kind brown-haired guy, while Type Moon's Gilgamesh is an arrogant blond guy.)