GP writer Jared discusses five franchises that have been dormant for too long.
Totally agree with Timesplitters.
Timesplitters has to come back, those games were awesome and i hope they are planning one for this gen or next.
Timesplitters is definitely a missed opportunity. What about Vigilante 8? Remember that? Second Offence was even better! So much fun. Power Stone- another gem that was so much fun.
@Septic If you want a good car combat game like Vigilante 8, check out the Twisted Metal game that was released for PS3 a few months ago, it's absolutely fantastic. As for me personally, I'd love to see a HD re-release of Powerstone 2, along with a bundle containing Viewtiful Joe 1 & 2. Regarding gaming franchises that need to rise from the dead, I think a new Burnout game would be really nice!
@Jim I've already got Twisted Metal. It's a great game but Vigilante 8 was different. In second offence you could modify your cars to make some crazy creations and the game was downright hilarious. The level design was brilliant; the ski resort map where you could go up the ski ramp and rapidly drive (fly) down or the 50's desert level with the outdoor cinema where you could bring down a bloody meteor! And inside it was a massive alien ant that would destroy you if you got close. Even the car designs were absolutely brilliant like the thr car with the claws that grabs enemies or the one which you could upgrade that radical went through anything. So much fun. Oh and F Zero X! That needs to be remade! Imagine, 30 players online in that game! The soundtrack and level design plus the blistering speed....Nintendo make it happen!
"Rise from your grave" That game needs a real current gen sequel or remake. SEGA had some great franchises like Fantasy Zone and Alex Kid and Wonder Boy. If we are talking old school remakes then those are some classics that are getting passed over.
That was like the fisrt fps i ever played and loved
Along with Timesplitters I would add high up on my most wanted list another Oddworld Inhabitants IP... Medievil Dark Cloud 3 Jax and Daxter full scale next gen return... Soul reaver
that is a fantastic list, id add jet moto to it though and of course, the chrono series
I have been begging Sony to release a new current gen Get Moto game for years. When they released Wipeout HD I thought forsure Jet Moto was on the way.
road rash, rampage,battle chess
My friend and I were just talking about Road Rash a couple of days ago. Can't understand why we haven't seen an update in forever.
another road rash would be awesome. so fun. another rallisport challenge would be great. i don't own a 360 but i would buy one for a new rallisport. jet moto needs to come back
ROAD RASH all the way!!!!
I want any of these back: Dark Cloud Chrono Trigger Shadow Hearts Tenchu Suikoden Final Fantasy Tactics Ogre Battle Jet Force Gemini Xenogears Oddworld Syphon Filter Panzer Dragoon/Lengend of Dragoon Shining series Killer Instinct and Shenmue
Dungeon Keeper! That's what I'm talking about.
Very good list. I would add Tenchu and Dino Crisis to mix as well.
Omg dude I had forgotten all about Dino Crisis! Could you imagine that game today? Great choice though for sure...
Did you forget who's the publisher for Dino crisis?!
lol i was gonna mention onimusha but nevermind :)
I was going to add Tenchu, LOVED the original
Star Wars battlefront. Mirror's Edge. I'm just afraid that DICE is gonna stick with MoH/BF for the next 5 years and not bother this game.
( vagrant story ) its a great great game and great story and puzzle and great combat system and weapon i love those days when i play this game
Whats that gotta do with Shenmue?
Jet moto Legend Of The Dragoon Conkers TPS Duke Nukem 2D sprite Capcom Fighters
Legacy of Kain should be on that list. Shenmue and Timesplitters I can agree with 100% tho. They really do need to finish off the story they had planned for Shenmue. With today's engines etc it wouldn't be anywhere near as difficult as it was back then.
Medievil and Siphon Filter
Freelancer FFS If this came out as, say, a 720 exclusive, I'd actually be motivated to buy one.
Shadow Hearts need to rise from the dead as well. One of the best RPG's I ever played.
Good point made about shenmue
I would add Battles Toads, Lost Vikings, MediEvil, Blasto. But my list gets bigger than that I agree with Shenmue thoe great title.
System Shock, Arcanum, MDK.
Hunter: The Reckoning, Onimusha, MDK, and Baulders Gate: Dark Alliance. All of them need next generation sequels.
Definitely TimeSplitters. I also would say bring back Perfect Dark (if Rare is allowed to do so (and if it is good)), Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Turok, Pokemon Stadium, Red Faction, F-Zero, and Sly.
Parasite Eve ( Forget about T3B ) .
Anybody remember Voodoo Vince? Thought that was agreat game. Still want a new Shenmue and Timesplitters as well.
Tomba, Jade Cocoon, Legacy of Kain, Shyphon Filter, Power Stone, Onimusha, Shenmue, Legend of Dragoon, TimeSplitters, Tenchu, Crash Bandicoot, Black and Red Faction (FPS). I could go on...
Grandia, MedieEvil, Legend of Dragoon, Maniac Mansion, Digger T Rock, Shadow Hearts, Little Big Adventure (not to be confused with LBP), Oddworld, Commander Keen. Yep yep yep.
Call of Duty!!!!
Crash Bandicoot! How can anyone forget the Bandicoot!?
Grandia Ristar Comix Zone Vectorman Syphon Filter Medievil Oddworld Breath of Fire Dark Cloud Brave Fencer Musashi Legend of Dragoon Timesplitters Skies of Arcadia Tenchu
New Matrix IP Dino Crisis New Jason Bourne Game. The first game was greatly underrated
I seriously doubt we ever see a Shenmue 3, I would love to play it, I was a huge Sega fan back in the day. I'd say the possibility would be greater for a new Shenmue if they ever release part 1 and 2 in HD sometime. I doubt it'd be an arcade version, but a full HD remake set would be perfect, and if enough people showed interest, they would have no choice but to make it.
I could make a full list but there are only a few I'd really LOVE to see return. Killer Instinct (sadly, not likely to happen) Battletoads Legend of Dragoon Road Rash
Road Rash & Gauntlet
well that article was a waste of time..
MediEvil, guys. Seriously.
Shadow Man needs a comeback tour.
The Chrono series. Gex .hack- Yes, I know that Japan has a PS3 and PSP one but I want it localized!
A new Road Rash would be raw as hell! Capcom needs to bring out HD versions of those Dungeon and Dragon games from the arcade. Tenchu R.I.P. Brave Fencer Musashi is on the Jap. PSN, Time Splitters Future Perfect is the best FPS game period, Comix Zone and Vector Man was classic, Onimusha R.I.P. A new Dino Crisis is highly needed..but wait..who created Dino Crisis? Who directed vanquish and produced Shadows of the Damned? Killer Instinct R.I.P. They're bougus to not even give killer instinct a retro re-release something! that game was too raw! it was 6button like street fighter too! damn R.I.P.!
Syphon filter Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver Tenchu 1&2 Legend of Dragoon Black
Panza Dragoon Road Rash Killer Instinct Turok Rage Wars
crash bandicoot spyro devil may cry prince of persia comix zone kya medievil jak and daxter klonoa parappa the rapper killer instinct conker syphon filter tomba
Ah good ol Jet Force Gemini...The game I never finished Lol I just never beat it as a kid. When I got a chance to play it more recently I got all the way up to the "Okay now you gotta find all dem Tribals bitch" point and basically said screw that. I loved that game though...I still can't believe that game was T for how much blood/dismemberment/violence in general it had in it. Then again they were only giant ants...so its really only as bad as Halo when I think about it. Jet Force Gemini Star Wars Battlefront (Not really 100% dead but you get my meaning) Star Wars Rogue Squadron/ X-wing Crash Bandicoot Jak and Daxter Powerstone (Holy crap I forgot about that) F-Zero GX (F-Zero in general but I gotta love GX) And too many more to think of and list lol
My Game idea is to Bring Back 2Xtreme just imagine online bike racing,skateboarding,downhill rollerblading etc. all in one game.
As long as they aren't HD remakes. I'm sick of HD remakes, it's due to laziness and cost cutting from the developers. Why pay all new writers, programmers, artists, and designers, when for less money you can regurgitate the same games all over again? M$ have already done it with halo; It's only a matter of time before Sony re-issue FF VII, RE 1&2, and so forth. 'O wow! it's in 1080p!!!' who cares? We've played it before.
Conkers Bad fur day should come back (and not like the crappy one they did for the xbox). Think of all the recent franchises they could take the mickey out of this time. LOTR, Inception, every superhero film ever. It would be awesome. Also Perfect Dark, Onimusha and Kingdom Hearts in a proper new game.
Dungeon Keeper was just awsome.. I got all my friends and even people that didnt have any interest in games to play that game.. and even today they ask me did they ever make a new one.. Every now and then I put it and still go all the way to complete the game... I think the servers are still up so u can pvp but nobody plays anymore so couldnt find a game if u wanted to.. My point is I would love another DK!!!
Time for a more hardcore list me thinks... Kagero (PS1/PS2, also known as Deception) Tobal (PS1) Poy Poy (PS1) LandStalker (Megadrive) Alundra (PS1, follow-up to LandStalker) Flashback (Amiga) Turrican (C64/Amiga) Ready 2 Rumble (Dreamcast) Soul Blazer (SNES) Sword of Mana (SNES) Grandia (PS1, Grandia II on DC was the best though)
Flashback was such an awesome game back in the day, with a cool story too. Sequel was kind of a dud. Would love an update, but not sure it would translate well enough in today's control scheme. Might just be lumped in with the rest of the 3rd person games. As much as I love that gam