Yes, we're finally getting the Final Fantasy VII Remake , after about twelve years of begging. Despite what Square Enix says , I'm pretty sure they're going to ruin it.
But put that aside for a minute: If you had your choice, which classic role-playing game would get a remake? As a follow-up question, how would you want the game to be remade? Would you basically just want a graphical upgrade and no change to the gameplay, or would you want a complete overhaul?
I've been thinking about this and while Legend of Dragoon was atop my list for a while, I'm leaning more toward either Chrono Trigger or Chrono Cross . The long-rumored Chrono Break game never happened and really, it's the one RPG franchise I most miss these days. On top of which, the concepts within these titles would make an excellent transition to modern-day gaming. I mean, Chrono Cross had a ton of playable characters to recruit, and the time-traveling aspect is a definite draw (no matter what generation we're in). A remake of either would be epic.
I also thought about Phantasy Star but I was never quite enamored with that series and I never felt as strongly about Secret of Mana , either. But I really miss the good ol' days of GameArts during the PlayStation era, because I'd love to see a new Lunar or Arc the Lad . Oh, and Parasite Eve could be awesome if remade properly (as an action/RPG and not an action game ala Resident Evil like the sequels). All pipe dreams, I know, but that's part of the fun. 🙂