Oh, these are fun. It's a simple editorial piece designed to elicit plenty of Comments – which have been absolutely outstanding lately; keep it up! – and one that just about everyone can relate to. You don't necessarily have to be a gaming veteran; I'm sure there are plenty of new IPs that came out only a year or two ago, and you enjoyed them so much, you've wanted a sequel ever since.

As for me, here are the top 5 titles I want to see return in true-blue sequel form:

5. Mutant League Football

Oh dear God, I spent an unhealthy amount of time with this game. Who else had an absurd amount of fun putting the All-Stars up against the Sixty-Whiners? You couldn't even make it to halftime without killing all the skeletons on the opposing team! And I kinda remember this one glitch that could cause the game to stop indefinitely: you may recall those booby traps on the field; one of them was like a little hole full of lava. One time, when the ball squirted free down the field, it landed behind one of these holes. Both teams tried to get it but they all fell into the hole and then the umpire fell in and the ball just sat there. Game stuck. LOL Oh man, Aliens, Monsters, Skeletons, the vertical field look…soooo much fun.

4. Legend of Legaia and/or Legend of Dragoon

Being a huge RPG fan of the PS1 era, these are two games that really need to make a return. They made Legaia 2 for the PS2 – which I loved – but they never did make another LoD, and I've wanted another title for both would-be franchises. I loved the Arts system in Legaia; it was a way of inputting fighting/brawling moves into a turn-based RPG and it ruled . Dragoon may have had the ugliest world map in the history of the world, but the rest of that game was great. I know a lot of fellow RPG aficionados have wanted a sequel to this one, but there's never any evidence of a new Dragoon project. Could we at least get Legaia 3 ? Miracle arts FTW, baby!

3. Battletoads

You know, in retrospect, it really wasn't that great of a game. But I always have a soft spot for this one; it's such a fuzzy memory of my early gaming days. I always had difficulty getting past that part with the jet-skis (or whatever those things were) because the jumps just started to get too complicated for me. But who didn't love smacking someone with the big boot or big hammer? I'm still not sure why everyone fell in love with this game, nor do I really understand why I so badly want another title, but…well, nostalgia is a funny thing. Make a new one, keep it in 2D, and put it up as a downloadable game. I'm willing to bet it'll sell very well and I'll be one of the first to buy it.

2. Chrono-something

I don't care if they want to make a follow-up to either Chrono Trigger or Chrono Cross , or if they just want to make another RPG with "Chrono" in the title. Just make one. It seems obvious now that rumors about a game called "Chrono Break" were unsubstantiated and Square-Enix has no current plans to bring any Chrono back into play. I still can't figure out why; we're talking about two of the best RPGs in existence and I'm pretty sure Chrono Cross sold pretty darn well. Next to Final Fantasy , I keep thinking that both CT and CC are perhaps the most re-played RPGs in gaming history. Of course, I want another Suikoden , too, but I believe that may actually happen.

1. Deathrow

It was one of the first games I got for my Xbox – I think the second after Halo – and the only reason I bought it was because of the solid reviews. I really wasn't even sure what it was . But man, this is still one of the most ingenious ideas ever: a game that involves a sport where you toss a disc through a goal, beating the snot out of each other in the process. I was so hooked on this. What was the name of that team you had to beat in the Finals…? They wore all gold and when you got them (after beating them), they were invincible. A sequel would be totally bad-ass; they could amp up the combat and give us more scoring moves, or something. Just gimme .

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fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
10 years ago

I could go for an HD version of Space Harrier. A 2.5D version of the original Ninja Gaiden. I saw that Master Blaster is out on WiiWare but I'd go for a spruced up version on PSN. There are so many older titles that I can think of but I'll stop there for now.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
10 years ago

Now I'm thinking a 2.5D version of Pitfall. Oh man, that'd be hot.

jaybiv
jaybiv
10 years ago

Dude, Pitfall would be tight! Nice one!

B-RadGfromOV
B-RadGfromOV
10 years ago

Mutant League Football? Haha, MLF. wink.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
10 years ago

I totally agree 100% and then-some.

I too loved Legaia 2 but I missed the Ra-seru Pokemon-esk collecting from Legaia 1. Sol is still one of my favorite places ever in a RPG.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

Sol Tower for the win… ahh remember Baka Fighter?

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
10 years ago

How can I forget. I still remember myself writing down the patterns as I figured them out. And LoL still IMO has the best Battle Arena in a JRPG.

I feel like playing through it again now.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
10 years ago

Legend of Dragoon!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been screamin it for years!!!!!!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

Hands down one of THE best rpgs EVER MADE!

What a gem……hidden in the valley of AWESOME!
Dammit SCEJ! Get off your ass and start making/licensing rpgs again!

spiderboi
spiderboi
10 years ago

+1
LoD was a solid game. The only gripe I had for it was that it was hard to level up. But still, it was quite enjoyable.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
10 years ago

Legend Of Dragoon and another Chrono i agree with.

Here's two of mine from the top of my head…

DARK CLOUD 3
SHENMUE 3

One from the 2D gen…

KID CHAMELEON


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 2/11/2010 4:43:03 PM

Akuma_
Akuma_
10 years ago

they never even finished the damn shenmue series!!!

left the end of 2 as a cliff hanger, and thats it!

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
10 years ago

I know……that's why i want it. Despite the risks that Sega would eff it up today.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

"Legend of Legaia and/or Legend of Dragoon"

You should have just put "laxpro's 2 favorite RPG's on the PS1!" as the title there

Seriously though I loved those games to death (currently playing through LOD again) especially Legaia since it was my first one.

Legaia 2 was good but I agree with Oyashiro about the Ra-Seru acquisitions, but they did keep some of the awesome music which I though was amazing.

FullmetalX10
FullmetalX10
10 years ago

Just give me Kingdom Hearts 3 and since I don't recall it having any officical announcements I think it should pass and the fact that I really want another Kingdom Hearts, like on a home-console, just the PS3 I mean with that.

PS:Ben, the comments have been outstanding because this site has a great community and because you and Arnold give us great things to comment on, like that immersion thing a day or two ago, which was nice, since I got to remember some old things I had almost forgotten, thank you for that.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

We try. 🙂

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
10 years ago

Definitely agree with a new Chrono-something.

I would love to see a new Breath of Fire.

Drake_RB3
Drake_RB3
10 years ago

Breath of Fire 3 was awesome. Wasn't a huge fan of 4, and skipped Dragon Quarter. Looking forward to a new entry as well.


Last edited by Drake_RB3 on 2/15/2010 1:40:59 PM

JackC8
JackC8
10 years ago

I would love another game in the Fear Effect series. The first one was great, and the second, Retro Helix, is my favorite PS1 game of all time. They were planning on doing another one on the PS2, but it was cancelled.

Another Drakan the Ancient Gates game would be great too. I loved the first one on the PS2 – it had a really nice atmosphere, always feels like I'm "home" when I play it. Great characters all the good RPG type levelling up stuff as well.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
10 years ago

hmmm… well besides a new Twisted Metal I would also like to see another Red Faction: Guerrilla. One with improved physics and a story line to go with it. I also hope that the 1st birthday is a true squeal to Parasite Eve.

Fane1024
Fane1024
10 years ago

I think they announced a sequel to RF:G.

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
10 years ago

Give me Sly Cooper and Jak 4, dammit! Right after inFamous2 and Uncharted 3…

blitz30952
blitz30952
10 years ago

Hell yes! I wanna see Jak and Dax in HD dammit! lol

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
10 years ago

Bring back the Legacy of Kain series and give me a Heavenly Sword 2!!

Edit: And a new Double Dribble, Double Dragon, and Skate or Die!! Right meow!!


Last edited by OtisFeelgood on 2/11/2010 5:22:18 PM

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
10 years ago

Double Dragon would be a great co-op game

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

Oh yes, Double Dribble. Might be the only b-ball game I'd buy.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
10 years ago

Konami was on FIRE during those NES days.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
10 years ago

Yeah, Double Dribble was one of my favorite basketball games along with NBA Jam.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
10 years ago

I don't know about you guys but I could SO use a new Contra game. Think that would be incredible on PS3. Also I am feeling nostalgiac for some Rygar and Kid Icarus.

mike rlz
mike rlz
10 years ago

two words: ALTERED BEAST.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
10 years ago

Didn't they do that on the PS2?

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
10 years ago

Crash Bandicoot, I mean a proper crash game like the PS1 days (mind you Twinsanity wasnt bad.), Ratchet and Clank just doesnt do platfroming justic for me and as i cant play Little Big Planet (Uni wont let me go online with my PS3) i have no real platforming gaming this gen.

I'm also hoping for another Silent Hill, Eventhough the last 3 games have been weak,I still have hope.

Timesplitters IV…. It's got to happen.

Resistance 3 – Very curious on this.

Parasite Eve III – on the works on the PSP, I hope it has pre-rendered backgrounds and is like PEII

Shenmue Saga – Unfinished bussiness.

St_Jimmy
St_Jimmy
10 years ago

Its hard to see but is that you in that picture?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

I'd do anything for a proper Crash Bandicoot sequel

Crash > Jak (sorry guys), Crash is such an awesome character….

Imagine all the environments…..breathtaking that's fur sure

And put Coco in there too 😀

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

Neeed……TiiiimeSpliiiiiters…..

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
10 years ago

It's time to split!

Kiwi of DOOM
Kiwi of DOOM
10 years ago

No.4 hit my thoughts right on the button.

Gow49ers
Gow49ers
10 years ago

I would like to see Heavenly Sword 2, Dark Sector 2, Heavenly Sword , was a fantastic game , Dark Sector is very much unappreciated , for those who have not played it, u should , also The Darkness 2.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

HS2 should just be a foregone conclusion, but I think Ninja Theory jumped ship to do lame multiplats.

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
10 years ago

A little while after The Darkness came out, I read that they were planning for a sequel, but never heard of it since.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
10 years ago

Mike rlz, Altered Beast would be the shiznit. I totally forgot about that game. Man, now I want to play it lol.

flamefury42
flamefury42
10 years ago

I don't know but I liked MDK 2(made by bioware if some of you didn't know) A sequel would be awesome!

I don't know if anybody thought of sequels to final fantasy games, I know I know Final Fantasy X-2 just sucked majorly but maybe a sequel to Final Fantasy VIII or VII.

I really thought Drakan and Drakan II: The Ancient Gates was really good! If they made a sequel, I would probably get it.

I know this doesn't apply to the article but The Matrix Path of Neo on ps3 would be sick. I want a Deus Ex sequel as well, it deserves one. But to conclude, we all have different tastes in games(I like mostly every game). I'm sure some of these companies have been discontinued or they are not in business anymore. You don't see stuff from Interplay for those who know that company.

tridon
tridon
10 years ago

HUGE thumbs up for mentioning 'Drakan'! Good stuff! =D

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
10 years ago

i was gonna say that, along with soul reaver and a proper final fantasy "turn-based and all".
twisted metal for FUKSAKE

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I have to agree with Legend of Dragoon and Chrono something. BUT being an RPG screwhead I also require Grandia IV and Suikoden VI. And I require a follow up to the spectacular Dreamcast's Skies of Arcadia, and I want them right now!!!!

In the FPS genre I would like to see Darkwatch return (I even have one of those badges) Remember? "Death Fears Those Who Wear the badge"

I want another Bully. And I suppose with all this 3D nonsense going around I could stand a next gen 3D World Runner. Umm I want a new DOA and DOAX on the PS3. Gotta have a new Faxanadu for sure… Umm the SNES Drakken needs an update. Jeez Ben I could go on for days.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/11/2010 5:33:23 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

Man, I just could NOT get into the original Grandia for some weird reason. I played it for like 30 hours and it just didn't resonate with me. But by all rights, it most certainly should've…I dunno, it was weird.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

You try II and III?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

No, I didn't, because of this reason. I keep thinking I missed out on something.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

Ben, play Grandia II (it's the best one in the serious) and is a damn great game!

Seriously, great battle system and all

But most importantly, great cast of characters…

sticklife
sticklife
10 years ago

APE ESCAPE!