Remakes or basic high-definition updates can be awfully popular, especially when a classic, even timeless title is involved.

So what game do you believe most deserves a modern upgrade? What game do you think would make that transition best, and would be the most popular among its die-hard fans?

To be honest, I still have to say it's Final Fantasy VII . But , there's a huge caveat to that belief, and it's this- I'd want it done a certain way. The game must remain intact from start to finish; if Square Enix wanted to toss in a few extra scenes here and there, fine. But don't subtract and for the love of Christ, don't touch the battle system . I remain on the fence about the addition of voice actors, although I suppose they'd have to be inevitable for a true modern remake.

Supposedly, we'll get Final Fantasy X HD at some point and I loved FFX, so I'd be all over that. But FFVII has this almost mystical aura surrounding it; perhaps it's partly due to a dozen years of that remake rumor circulating but whatever the reason, I'm pretty convinced a FFVII remake would be gigantic . But there are other candidates out there, don't you think? Is there another Final Fantasy you'd like to see remade? Or what about the original Metal Gear Solid ? Maybe something a little less obvious, like Dino Crisis or Gauntlet or something?

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Riku994
Riku994
7 years ago

I say Legend of Dragoon, but there would need to be a few small changes.

ethird1
ethird1
7 years ago

Legend of Dragoon sequel would be cool as well.

End of Line.

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

What changes would you like Riku? The Legend of Dragoon is one of my faovurite RPGs. It was just so much fun and I actually loved the addition system. An HD remake or sequel would make me a happy panda.


Last edited by xenris on 1/12/2013 9:29:20 AM

Riku994
Riku994
7 years ago

Even though I would never do this, I think Dart should be able to be taken out of the party, just to add a small amount of strategy to the game. The world map needs to be re-done a little bit (I know Ben agrees with me here), a few more side quests, and a NG+.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
7 years ago

They also should make the dragoons have more of an impact… they were pretty inconsequential throughout the entire game.

Siris86
Siris86
7 years ago

To me, it would be great to see a Mega Man X series remake. I'd love to see it's futuristic setting rendered in next-gen glory. Throw in a narrative of human-reploid relations, some fast city-scaling platforming (wall jumping and air-dashing through the skyliners!), and maybe some third person shooting mechanics and I think you would have a pretty awesome game on your hands.

firesoul453
firesoul453
7 years ago

I so agree with you! Mega Man X was amazing and I would love a brand new series following that style!

I guess they sorta remade it but still..

I would also love a remake of Donkey Kong 64 however microsoft ruined a chance of that happening….

Corvo
Corvo
7 years ago

Oh man, this is a toughie. im going to have to say FF6. I don't know why, but even though i've only played a few hours, for some reason i feel like its one of the greatest FF's. It has to be either FF6 or FFT (psp version.) Yeah… I had to think it over and those are my choices. I love how difficult FFT gets but i also love the setting and feeling of FF6. Oh, xenogears maybe as well. I dont know its hard haha

Cloud X Blue
Cloud X Blue
7 years ago

My top ones would be legend of dragoon, final fantasy 7, earthbound or chrono trigger.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
7 years ago

Final Fantasy 7 easily. Contra. Rygar

Dukemz_UK
Dukemz_UK
7 years ago

They already made Rygar for PS2. It was so-so

chilker
chilker
7 years ago

I loved the PS2 Rygar. Did you know they remade THAT one for Wii? I heard they didn't really change anything except the main character, and they made him more anime-ish, instead of gritty. Perhaps they were trying to set him apart from God of War or something. I would love to play that game again. I totally forgot about it until you mentioned it here.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

It has to be Star Wars Battlefront I and II.

Sunni_Boi
Sunni_Boi
7 years ago

Classics!

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
7 years ago

Nah, just finish Battlefront III and I'll be happy.

Hynad
Hynad
7 years ago

Maniac Mansion !!!!

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

Xenogears would be very awesome. Storytelling wise I think it's got any of the PSX FF's of it's time beat without question. The game wants to be cinematic in story presentation but the hardware at the time just couldn't deliver as it could now.

Crazy3001
Crazy3001
7 years ago

Definitely Socom II. Had so many good times with that game… It was the most popular shooter for ps2 at one time. Deserves an HD remake

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Chakan: The Forever Man.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
7 years ago

Fatale Frame

Draguss
Draguss
7 years ago

Couldn't say which one deserves it the most. The one I'd personally be butt-jumpingly happy about would be The Legend of Dragoon. Three generations, hundreds of games, and it's still my favorite.

Unfortunately, I'm fairly certain nobody at Sony even remembers it ever existed…


Last edited by Draguss on 1/12/2013 12:01:41 AM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
7 years ago

Deus Ex: The Conspiracy, plus the actual spiritual successor to the third game, called Project Snowblind.

(also add in DE:Invisible Wars for the PS3).

Warrior Poet
Warrior Poet
7 years ago

If any game deserves a remake, it is not Final Fantasy VII. New hardware could make for more detailed graphics, but if you want the gameplay to be the same, then nothing will really be added to the experience. Its pre-rendered backgrounds and sequenced music are part of its aesthetic. That's how it was designed from the start. Replacing them with a real orchestra or new-school faux-anime models only takes away from it.

A game that 'needs' a remake is a game whose gameplay should be expanded. If it's being remade for its aesthetics, shouldn't that add something new? If you can only imitate the old way without adding anything, it shouldn't be remade in the first place.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Couldn't disagree with you more.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

I disagree. I mod my PC version of FF7. Adding new music alone adds a completely new layer of depth to the experience. It sucks you in more, and it's more moving. The improved videos are a nice touch, as well as the improved backdrops with additional textures.

It definitely adds to the experience by a huge huge amount. Imagine what a proper remake would do…

Remember those FMV's in Dirge of Cerberus that showed all the characters? awesome.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
7 years ago

I agree with Warrior, the atmosphere is made through the presentation of the pre-rendered backgrounds and the midi music. It would not be the same otherwise. Just look at the GC remake of Metal Gear Solid. Over the top cutscenes aside, it just didn't have the same atmosphere as the original even though it had better graphics and took the brilliant control scheme of MGS2. It just felt flat. I would hate for them to change a Final Fantasy I love like that.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

While I disagree wholeheartedly, I can understand your opinion about pre-rendered backdrops. (Although, no reason that can't be done still. It's still done in some of today's games.)

But on midi music? Are you kidding me? I would take a well conducted orchestra for added depth any day. It's the same music. I spent a few hours replacing all the music files on my PC version with new music, and it's SO SO SO satisfying with the new music. I also found someone's updated SFX. Really nicely done.

Lastly, it technically wasn't midi music. Midi music is used in the original PC version, and it was crap. There's a weird psx version of midi that is much more advanced. That's what is used. If I find the official name for it, I'll re post here.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Since when was "one winged angel" midi music?

ethird1
ethird1
7 years ago

I think a proper sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics would be cool. I realize that all the loose ends was pretty much wound up and the story was rock solid, ending the story with really little to add on. But it could be done.

I would much rather play a fast moving FF7 mmorpg, myself. That or a complete remake of FF7 on a new system.

EXPLOOOOOOOOOSIONS!!!!!

End of Line.

ryu
ryu
7 years ago

FF7, except make it so they fight like they did in the movie

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
7 years ago

Dear God no.

Teddie9
Teddie9
7 years ago

Advent Children never did anything good for the franchise if you asked me. The only truly worthwhile addition was crisis core.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

It should be noted the blu-ray version of Advent Children adds a ton of necessary content to it's story. Don't know why the DVD left it out.

As for adding to the story, I think it does a tremendous amount for Cloud.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
7 years ago

For the sake of back story I would say metal gear 1&2 because metal gear solid is still very playable yet unless you have a ps2 and MGS3 subsistence you don't really have any opportunity to play the older games.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
7 years ago

Ah ha! I see you beat me to it. Excellent point.

Metal Gear 2 really foreshadowed Metal Gear Solid, even though they were a whole generation or two apart.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

I heard Metal Gear 1 & 2 are in the Metal Gear Solid HD collection.

Ydobon
Ydobon
7 years ago

The Legend of Dragoon for sure, but if I had to pick something different.

Romancing SaGa 2 or Saga Frontier. The remake for romancing saga was well done (aka minstrel song).

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

Wow I thought I was the only person who played those Saga games. They were pretty cool from what I remember. I never finished either of them though.

homura
homura
7 years ago

Valkyrie Profile

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
7 years ago

Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, no question asked.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
7 years ago

Crash Bandicoot!!!!!

JROD0823
JROD0823
7 years ago

The Legacy of Kain series. That's right, all 5 of them, lol.


Last edited by JROD0823 on 1/12/2013 2:52:56 AM

fatelementality
fatelementality
7 years ago

Thank you.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
7 years ago

After FFVII it would have to be Metal Gear one and two. Not unlike all of Kojima's, those old MSX titles were ahead of there time. A full blown remake based off of MG1+2 as close as possible would really complete the series. Playing the copies on Subsistance and hearing the minor background stories on MGS isn't enough.

Also the original 8 bit Legend of Zelda would be cool to see!

Gordo
Gordo
7 years ago

Leave the dead well alone in my opinion. Will get a few downvotes I'm sure but nothing holds up well to the rosy fingers of nostalgia.

The games of today are what they are due to decades of incremental improvements. Trying to go back to some arbitrary point in time to transport that gameplay wholesale to the future seems a little futile.

Like going to a school reunion and seeing your sweetheart as an old divorced mother of three. Some things are best left in the past.

Give me fresh ideas and the future any day instead of the ossified remnants of a simpler age.

I honestly can't think of a previous generation game that hasn't got a better current generation equivalent.
Can anyone?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
7 years ago

"I honestly can't think of a previous generation game that hasn't got a better current generation equivalent.
Can anyone?"

Um, yeah. Final Fantasy springs to mind.

I'm sorry, but the idea that all games in the past are inferior to all games today just because they were "simpler" is downright ludicrous.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 1/12/2013 10:54:11 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Games today are a lot simpler, everything's automatic.

Gordo
Gordo
7 years ago

Each to their own, but my opinion games are vastly better now than in previous generations. Would you honestly rather play FFVII than Skyrim, Fallout 3 or Mass Effect 3?

jRPGs have evolved this generation into wRPGs (as seen by the massive sales for wRPGs and the dwindling niche sales for jRPGs).

IMHO anyway!

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

If ff7 had never been released and popped up in its current form although with a couple of polished tweaks to it on steam I would pick it over those things you just mentioned.

World has a point, most games play themselves now.

I think FF7 has more content that each one of those games that you listed, it easily beats ME3 and Fallout 3, I haven't played skyrim so I couldnt tell you.

I think most games this generation are inferior. For example I beat super mario world on the SNES 3 times in the last month just for fun because it is that good to me. Trying to speed run it while getting 96* rating.

Anyway yeah just opinions though ūüėÄ

Hynad
Hynad
7 years ago

I'd take a remake of FF VI over VII any day.