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What Franchise Deserves A Resurrection Next Generation?

We're all quite familiar with the big-name franchises of the current generation. And one has to assume most all of them will continue on in when the next era begins.

But what is a seemingly dead franchise that you'd most like to see return? What deserves a resurrection after so many years of lying dormant? I heard someone mention Dino Crisis a few days ago and that got me thinking…

For me, even though I'm relatively convinced Konami would completely screw it up, I want a full-fledged Suikoden VI for the PlayStation 4. Yeah, a turn-based RPG. But of course, that's probably a pipe dream because A. Turn-based doesn't exist on consoles anymore, and 2. JRPGs are on the decline in terms of popularity and quality, and are probably last on the priority list of a company like Konami. But even if they had to put it on the Vita or something, provided it remained turn-based, Suikoden VI would so be mine. It's the second-best role-playing franchise of all time next to Final Fantasy ; I will always maintain that.

A few other franchises I miss are Jet Moto and Legaia , although I'm sure they're deader than ever. I'd also pine for a Legend of Dragoon sequel if that would do any good, and I have a soft spot for Alundra . That isn't a series but there's just something about that top-down, Zelda -like style that I really miss, and I can't really find today. 3D Dot Game Heroes was kinda close, but… So what about you?

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bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

Kingdom Hearts!

And where is the announcement for NA, HD remakes?

Maybe that's not old enough? Well, it sure deserves another game in the series, that's for sure!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 10/10/2012 10:32:52 PM

Roach721
Roach721
11 years ago

I have Loved E.V.O The Search for Eden on the Super Nintendo since I first laid eyes on it. Do you guys remember that game…You started out as a fish and had to evolve to a homosapien thru eating and killing other weaker creatures,getting experience or money (I forgot)to buy better jaws,claws,eyes,fur,etc. Remake that and I can die happy.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
11 years ago

I know LoD isn't a franchise but I would LOVE to see a sequel to it, or maybe just an HD remake if possible? 😛

LividFiction
LividFiction
11 years ago

Jak and Daxter. The HD remake is nice, but I'd like a true seventh- or eight-generation title for that series.

skyplaya
skyplaya
11 years ago

Road Rash Dammit.

Yukian
Yukian
11 years ago

Final Fantasy anyone? Lol just couldn't resist…

Surprisingly, Mega Man X would be my #1 on my list and not an RPG. Crash Bandicoot would be my second and Grandia (remake of first would be AWESOME!). I want them like I remember them only with shiny new graphics and additional features, mind you.

I could put Persona since it hasn't appeared on the PS3 but it's so fresh on my mind…

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

THANK you! lol I've been waiting for another Mega Man X forever now! X8 ended leaving us wondering, WHAT HAPPENED TO AXEL?!?!

And there's nothing since then! lol

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

Ha! I was going to same the same thing! Seriously. How about a throw back to turn-based RPG in true HD glory…anyone?

Neo_Aeon666
Neo_Aeon666
11 years ago

THE POWER RANGERS!!!

lol Man I loved the SNES version with the megazords! XD Now give me a AAA 1080p version with mad action for next gen! IT'S MORPHING TIME!


Last edited by Neo_Aeon666 on 10/10/2012 10:45:19 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

– Nightmare Creatures
– Rogue Galaxy
– Dark Cloud
– Shadowman
– Skies of Arcadia
– Dig Dug
– Alone in the Dark
– D
– Killer Instinct
– Suikoden
– Darkwatch

daus26
daus26
11 years ago

Killer Instinct? The SNES Killer Instinct? That game brings me so much memories. :0

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
11 years ago

Those ultra combos were bada**.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

My original experience was in the arcades but yup, that one. There was nothing like pulling off huge Ultra combos.

This kinda thing took timing and skill
http://youtu.be/bk1rfCH2E_I


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 10/11/2012 12:43:22 AM

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

Yes, good call on KI. Word has it MS is doing something with it soon. I would possibly sign up for LIVE temporarily for that if it happened.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
11 years ago

I actually thought of Dino Crisis to when I read the article title. Krash Bandacoot would be nice and yeah I could really go for Jet Motto or the first Zelda, and I have to mention Metal Gear 1 and 2. This is nice thought to ponder as head I for bed tonight.

Mr_Sterg
Mr_Sterg
11 years ago

Oh man I would love a remake of MGS1. Personally think that's the best one in the series.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
11 years ago

JetMoto!! I would love to see a brand new game of that or either an HD remake, I loved that game a lot played that game a ton!

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

They did that already, It's called Twin Snakes and it's on Gamecube. Pretty decent remake if you ask me.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
11 years ago

Not Metal Gear "Solid" 1. I was referring to the MSX days. That's why I said :Metal Gear 1 and 2. The very beginning for Kojima's masterpiece.

Mr_Sterg
Mr_Sterg
11 years ago

oups lol. I would like a remake like the new Halo 1 remake.

Mr_Sterg
Mr_Sterg
11 years ago

Shenmue please Sega!

Star wars battlefront

Indiana Jones!! One of my favorite's was IJ and the Emperor's tomb! Indiana Jones > Nathan Drake

I'd also like a LEGIT return to the Prince of Persia Sands of time franchise.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

yeah we need more Shenmue.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I really would accept a Shenmue 3 in a Dreamcast graphics engine to be released on the PS Store. It really is the only reason I'm holding onto my Dreamcast.

Mr_Sterg
Mr_Sterg
11 years ago

Yea i know like Sega has an instant winner. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE SEGA!!!

Remo Williams
Remo Williams
11 years ago

Colony Wars is one series from a relatively thin genre that deserves a reboot.

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

Holy crap, Remo, I never would've thought someone would mention that, but yes, Colony Wars was great stuff. Maybe Chris Roberts' new Wing Commander offshoot game may deliver on the space sim goods 😉

Remo Williams
Remo Williams
11 years ago

The trailer for Star Citizen looks epic and if I had a computer capable of running it I'd be more excited. All this talk of space-sims makes me want to dive into Freelancer again.

ethird1
ethird1
11 years ago

this

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
11 years ago

Manhunt would be nice. I would love to see a 2nd Extermination game.

Mr_Sterg
Mr_Sterg
11 years ago

Violence is not the answer lol

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
11 years ago

I would love to see Cool Boarders back, the 2nd was the best in my opinion, the awesome downhill races that it delivered. Street Fighter EX series, 1st was great. I miss eating Cracker Jacks all of a sudden.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 10/10/2012 11:48:25 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Manhunt!!!!!

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Star Wars Battlefront
The FPS BLACK from EA
NFS Underground
Dino Crisis
Valkyrie Profile
FF Tatics
Syphon Filter
Gundam Battle Assault
Army Men Sarge's Heros

LividFiction
LividFiction
11 years ago

Hell yeah! A new Star Wars Battlefront game would be bitchin'.

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
11 years ago

^ This, man, this…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Tactics is never coming back. 🙁

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Never say never. Besides That list is mostly a dream anyways but who knows.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

From the PSX days I'd like to see Ogre Battle really come back. Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen is still my favorite game for that system. Mega Man needs to come back as well in a game other than a mobile one. Dino Crisis would be nice as long as it followed the formula of the original one. A return of the Kessen franchise would be welcomed too. I'd also like to see Resident Evil come back also. It's been eight years since we had a real one.

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

oh, man, there's a lot if I really sat and thought about it. I'd be happy if even just a Suikoden HD collection released. I've also been stalling on Xenogears because I just know PSN Suikoden 2 will release the following week =p

But anyhow, here's a quick list.

Life Force
Strider
Shinobi
Shenmue
Daytona USA
(yes, I know lots of SEGA is here)
Actraiser
I can think of more.. promise


Last edited by Temjin001 on 10/10/2012 11:29:36 PM

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

Heck, okay, that's it, I'm jumping on the Dreamcast 2 pipe dream bandwagon.
I want a new Gunvalkerie, virtual On, panzer Dragoon saga, a proper Phantasy Star sequel, altered beast, streets of rage, jet set radio. Heck, even Space Channel 5 and blinx the time sweeper.

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
11 years ago

This article really hits a soft spot for me, because there are 2 series that I have always wished this generation would come back: Shenmue and Xenosaga (gears).

I personally think Shenmue deserves to come back because the world is just so damn immersive. They managed to pull off a huge living, breathing world within the limitations of the Dreamcast, so I can only imagine what they could do with a Shenmue on next gen. The thing about Shenmue is that it's open world, but it actually feels like a world. It doesn't feel like a lot of other open world games because you can literally go inside almost every building, and interact with almost everything. Bring this game back Sega!

As for Xenosaga (gears), well, I believe it's truly one of the best, if not the best, story told in a video game. Don't get me wrong, I still think the likes of MGS and Heavy Rain are up there, but the Xeno series is so intricately detailed while retaining an epic feel to it all the way through. Sometimes intricacy gets in the way, with too much jargon and whatnot to learn, but in the case of the Xeno series you're always amply awaiting that next tidbit of information to put the pieces together. You just care so much about the characters that you want to see it through to the end with them!

Anyways, these 2 series are the ones I would like back in full force, but honourable mention goes to:

Parasite Eve (a real one anyways, I discredit the 3rd birthday from having any meaning whatsoever as it just ruined everything)

Alundra (glad you mentioned this, although I never finished it, I really loved it while I was playing)

Vagrant Story (The way the first one ended just makes me beg for more!)

Secret of Mana (A good one. A full budget, good Mana game. Why have they failed so hard on this?)

Also you know what? I would really like some sort of spiritual successor to those SNES Enix games, like Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma. Those games were amazing, and even to this day I go back and play them every now and then.

Edit: Forgot to mention Megaman! I have and always will be a side scrolling junky. Bring on the Rocket Knights, Megamans, and Contras!


Last edited by ZenChichiri on 10/10/2012 11:34:36 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Xenosaga – of course. 🙂 I'd even settle for an HD make over of the PS2 original Xenosaga trilogy. Heck, I'll take the original PS2 games via PSN if that's all they can muster.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Me too, we only got Xenosaga Part II here in the UK… Not part 1 and I am presuming it didn't sell well because of that so we never got part 3. I would love to play them, but I am not just playing the middle title of a trilogy 😛

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Yes, a new Xenosaga, Vagrant Story, Alundra, and Parasite Eve (as you say, a real one).

All of those are necessary. And a new Chrono…what the hell ever happened to what they were calling "Chrono Break?"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Ultimadream, the odd thing is that Episode 1 is by far the best selling one of them. I can't understand why Ep 1 was never released in the EU.

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
11 years ago

I wonder why they wouldn't make a new Chrono as so many people revere the original and many even consider it their favourite RPG of all time. Then again, Square hasn't made the best decisions lately.

Ultima: Hopefully as Highlander said they make an HD trilogy for the PS3 and then you can play them. Trust me, you won't be able to put them down once you start 😉

gumbi
gumbi
11 years ago

Legend of Dragoon please! I don't know how many petitions I've signed. I remember thinking "Oh man, imagine how great Dragoon would look on PS2"… and it never happened. Then I remember thinking "OH MAN! Imagine how amazing Dragoon would look on PS3!"… also never happened, nor will it. Maybe the next generation will shatter my brains all over the wall with the awesomeness of a new Legend of Dragoon game.

And I know it's not exactly a resurrection, but I really really want a new Valkyria Chronicles game on PS3/Vita… PS4, whatever. A true follow up to the original with the same style of gameplay. I liked the PSP sequel, but it was missing something. The comic booky presentation didn't quite hold up for me.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

The PSP game is a little more 'bite sized' and not quite so epic.

daus26
daus26
11 years ago

I'm think if Onimusha would be worthy of a revival, but knowing the guy behind it, he doesn't seem to want to…

Other than that, most of my gaming history came from Nintendo to be honest.

telly
telly
11 years ago

Three words: Phantasy. Star. Five.

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