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Submitted by srobertron 889d ago | opinion piece

5 Franchises Sony Needs to Make Rise From Their Graves

From HalfBeard's HUD. Which Sony franchises though should be given a second chance at glory and which should be left in the dust? Well read on and see our choices for five Sony second-placers that need another shot at the big time. (dark cloud, Jumping Flash, MediEvil, PaRappa the Rapper, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, Sony, The Legend of Dragoon)

remanutd55  +   889d ago
i agree on Dark Cloud, MediEvil and The Legend of Dragoon but i would add Heavenly Sword and Folklore on that list, to me Heavenly Sword and Folklore deserve a second chance and i think it would be very good to see those 2 franchises on the vita as well. Sir Daniel must make a comeback this or next generation or even on the vita, i love MediEvil.
Qrphe  +   889d ago
Oh man!
This could be their opportunity to make a not-as-costly LoD for the Vita!!!!!!!!!!!
HammadTheBeast  +   888d ago
Yeah, I would totally buy a Vita for that. Maybe port it to PS3 too. Legend of Dragoon is an awesome game.
MastaMold  +   889d ago
Sony should bring back Jet Moto and have Evolution Studios make the game and I also want Syphon Filter to make a return for PS3 or PS Vita
poolsharky27  +   888d ago
Agreed whole-heartedly with Folklore. Still one of my favorite games this gen, and definitely the BEST use of SixAXIS.

And Legend of Dragoon, could easily have a prequel to the first Dragoon war with Zieg and Rose and such.
HammadTheBeast  +   888d ago
Wow, that's probably one of the most badass ideas I have ever seen. They could have Dragoons, Winglies, the Skeleton Dragon thing, the girl that gave you the Silver Dragoon stone, and basically all of the lore of the game. +Bubs.
WeskerChildReborned  +   889d ago
What about Jak and Daxter? I really want a current gen or next gen Jak and Daxter.
remanutd55  +   889d ago
i would love to play a new Jack and Daxter but it needs to be similar to The Precursor Legacy, i didnt like Jack2 that much.
PoSTedUP  +   889d ago
i liked Lost Frontier for the PSP, deff pick it up if you're a jack n daxter fan. #3 was the best imo, i put it above a lot of games. id go back and play #3 and be satisfied; can never get enough of jak.
remanutd55  +   889d ago
yea i liked The Lost Frontier better than Jack 2, yea Jack 3 is good too but to me the best is The Precursor Legacy.
LKHGFDSA  +   889d ago
but Lost Frontier wasn't by Naughty Dog. It's a phony.

I don't think they'll do another Jak & Daxter, I like to believe ND dedicate a series to each generation, Crash Bandicoot=PS1, Jak & Daxter=PS2 and Uncharted=PS3.
Though that's hardly enough reason NOT to, but reason I reckon it'd be unlikely.
PoSTedUP  +   888d ago
i thought that one was good but i never got to beat it/play the whole thing, only when i went to my cousins cause he had it, and that's when i got into jak n daxter but i bought #2 instead which was ok then i got #3 and that's what did it for me, loved the open world with the buggies and futuristicness of it
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user5467007  +   889d ago
I know right...imagine a Jak 4 with a massive open world map like GTA where you can mess around in. You do almost do stuff like in Jak 2 and Jak 3 with the GTA structured mission gameplay but i could be so much more.
<_< go on...
Treian  +   889d ago
Midevil 3!!!!!!!
remanutd55  +   889d ago
that would be so awesome!!!!!! they could bring MediEvil ps move on the ps3 with cross buy on the vita

how about Syphon Filter?
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NegativeCreep427  +   889d ago
Syphon Filter was one of my immediate suggestions.
Come on Sony. Make Syphon Filter and then develop and market it as some kind of new-age, progressive Splinter Cell!
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prototypeknuckles  +   889d ago
A new parappa the rapper on vita could work
majiebeast  +   889d ago
I think after the revival of Sly 4 on ps3 and vita we will see Sanzaru games do Jak and Daxter 4 bookmark it. I think sony in general should just do more jrpgs. They should hunt for those type of studio's now that they got so many studio's in europe and america but only PD and japan studio's for Japan.
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GribbleGrunger  +   889d ago
So it's rise from the dead now then. Are these people bereft of imagination altogether? Do they sit awake all night thinking of these headlines and then feverishly type away the following morning, happy in the knowledge that once again they've done their bit to dampen the ardour of fans they live their lives hating. Did mother perhaps stay out late and father drink a little too much? were they that pimply-nosed geek that the cool kids ignored on the way home from school? We can only guess at the pain these poor journalists suffered when they were young. Now they sit in their lonely corner and have swapped fists for keyboards, confident in the knowledge that those they hurt can't fight back...

...Anyway, the Vita will be fine
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StreetsofRage  +   889d ago
You're still mad???
GribbleGrunger  +   888d ago
As a hatter
poolsharky27  +   888d ago
This article was written in February, before Vita was even released. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a pun trying to say Vita is dead, seeing as it wasnt out yet.

And the franchises it does state, are currently dead.. so bringing them back would be the equivalent to rising from their graves.

Also, 'Rise from their graves' is a pun for Altered Beast.
GribbleGrunger  +   888d ago
Interesting. So some lovely person has dug it up and used a Vita pic for the article...
boybato  +   889d ago
If the Vita could produce at least one Metal Gear, Kojima made/directed, game within its lifespan I will be a happy man. ;p
doogiebear  +   889d ago
I totally agree...BUT Only after he makes another console version first. Most fans want a new MGO (Metal Gear Online) to come with it, and wifi lag aint gonna cut it (like on the psp).

THEN he can make a vita game. But the MGO fans are really mad that he shut down mgo and were waiting for news of another one (lag free, and for consoles)
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TronEOL  +   889d ago
I could see them relaunching some of their older franchises if PSAS is a success, and depending on some of the most used characters.

Since PSAS is practically a way to get Parappa and such in people's minds again.

I also think the Vita is a fantastic platform choice to revive them on since it's said to be much easier to develop for than the PS3. So it's not like they'll lose much if they developed a game for it and it didn't sell over a million copies or something.
smashcrashbash  +   889d ago
PASBR is a perfect opportunity to let some of these characters get new exposure and in turn hopefully new series too.
LKHGFDSA  +   889d ago
Yeah just like it did for Smash Bros, great stuff.
BigStef71  +   889d ago
Medievil 3 no doubt has to be made!!!! I got a question. So is SCE Cambridge helping guerilla games make killzone mercenary for ps vita? Cuz I thought cambridge was supposed to be the main developer but in the trailer it didn't mention them. Hopefully they working on the return of Sir Daniel Fortesque on ps3!!!!
Jak & Daxter Nuff Said
morkendo23  +   889d ago
like to see more franchise re-done than only 5 specially sidescrolling franchise. GRADIUS,GUNSTAR HERO,METAL SLUG, R-TYPE,SILPHEED,EINHAN DER.
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DarkBlood  +   889d ago
legend of dragoon legend of dragoon legend of dragoon legend of dragoon legend of dragoon *wheeeeeeeeeeze* legend of dragoon legend of dragoooooooooooon lol
StreetsofRage  +   889d ago
Their are tons of ps1 and ps2 franchises that should "rise from the dead."

A real next gen proper Twisted Metal and SOCOM is all I want.
TheLastGuardian  +   889d ago
PaRappa The Rapper, Jet Moto, MediEvil, Ape Escape, Bloody Roar, Syphon Filter, The Legend of Dragoon, Cool Boarders, Jumping Flash, Tomba!, Spyro The Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Dark Cloud, Okage, War of the Monsters, Primal, The Getaway, Dead Nation, Folklore and Heavenly Sword.

I wish Sony would buy back the rights to Crash and Spyro and bring them back to life with games similar to the originals.

inFAMOUS, Resistance and Uncharted aren't dead, but I want more entries in these franchises on PS Vita and PS4.

I want a sequel to Gravity Rush and more Patapon games on PS Vita.

I'm so happy Sony brought back Twisted Metal. I want more entries for PS Vita and PS4.
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Xperia_ion  +   889d ago
I'm digging new franchises now, but if I were to choose one it would be Jet Moto.
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Acquiescence  +   888d ago
Excellent choices...
Never played Dark Cloud, but MediEvil, The Legend of Dragoon, Jumping Flash! and PaRappa The Rapper are all varying degrees of excellence that all deserve to make a comeback.

Seriously - kudos for having Jumping Flash! in there. Most underrated franchise ever.
black911  +   888d ago
My Game idea is to Bring Back 2Xtreme just imagine online bike racing,skateboarding,downhill rollerblading etc. all in one game.
ajax17  +   888d ago
MediEvil should be number 1!!! It's a shame that Naughty Dog had to sell the rights to Crash Bandicoot though... They're the only devs. who should be allowed to touch that series.
Sugreev2001  +   888d ago
Soul Reaver should be revived in my opinion.
Bathyj  +   888d ago
Colony Wars and Rollcage.
What the hell, throw G Police in there too.
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