Top Five Classic Games That HAVE Modernized Well

OC Weekly: It's not an easy task to take a once-popular gaming franchise and fine-tune it to appeal to a modern day audience. Games with cute graphics and simple gameplay aren't very marketable to a more blood-thirsty and online competitive modern crowd. Remember when certain NES games would cost up to $60 when they first came out? No one would buy a simple NES game for that much money these days.

Luckily, there are certain games that were popularized on the NES that have retained their classic charm and feel, yet have matured enough in order to make it a brand-new experience with present day sensibilities. The following are best examples of five NES games that do just that.

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TurismoGTR1973d ago

Metal Gear Solid 4 will remain as one of the best games of all time.

Truly a phenomenal experience.

DarkCharizard_1973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

It will always remain the best ever game on the PS3 for me, that's for sure.

BrightFalls761972d ago

It's not a game, it's a movie.

bequietjohnnie1972d ago

Dark you're def right. One of the first true games of this "generation".

And Bright....I'm going to take every cutscene from Gears and Mass Effect and disregard the other hours of gameplay and claim that it's a movie.

PirateThom1972d ago

Bright Falls?

Oh, from Alan Wake?

That famous 360 movie.

NoobSessions1972d ago

Someones getting defensive..

RedDead1972d ago

Disagree so much, it's average for a Metal Gear

CDbiggen1972d ago

I'm a massive MGS fan, but i'll always prefer MGS3 to 4.

bozebo1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

MGS4 is the best game of this generation.

But it isn't as good as 1, 2 or 3 lol. (yes I know everybody hates 2 because you play Raiden but it's a fantastic game)

MGS4 and Lost Odyssey are the only 2 games this generation that actually left an impression on me.

For anybody who loved FF7,8,10 - get a 360 just for Lost Odyssey. If it carried the FF brand then FF would be #2 in this article (it was made by the best people who left square after enix broke them).

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SSKILLZ1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

@ brightfalls76 Its not a movie it's an experience

zerocrossing1972d ago

Metal Gear Solid 4 pwns most games this gen, nuff said.

chidori6661972d ago

MGS4 might not be the best game of this gen, but it’s very close to it in my opinion. I’ve almost played every game in the MGS serie and it never lets me down in it’s story.

zerocrossing1972d ago

agreed, story wise and gameplay wise, MGS always delivers imo.

Godmars2901971d ago

Pity the "political" air of this console generation has prevented Konami and Kojima from directly building building from it.

MGS5, if they're ever going to do it, should have been announced at least two years ago. Instead we got the multiplatform Rising which doesn't use the MGS4 engine.

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dark-hollow1973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

Castelvania lords of shadow??
No way! That game was a huge disappointment for many castlevania fans.

First, since when castlevania is about fighting huge monsters, riding on their backs?
Oh since GOW 1 introduced, that's when!

And really, Satan??? I wanna fight motherfu@[email protected] Dracula!!
And many of the original soundtrack didn't make it to the game.
Like bloody tears. Tho they got Simons theme and vampire killer so I give em that.

But overall, it is a huge disappointment.

KingSlayer1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

Did you play it or acting like you did? When a game has a "God" mask, wouldn't you expect the Devil? After all, Dracula is Dracula because of his betrayal of Jesus for silver. I thought it fit, made sense and that ending...hell fire! Castlevania LoS was great and underrated.

@Catoplepas I beat LoS and have both DLC packs. And to your point, I don't think he's played it if he wants to fight Dracula.

Catoplepas1972d ago

Actually he is. Did YOU play the game?

Either way I agree with you the game is great although I really wouldn't consider it to be underrated since it garnered a unanimously positive response from critics.

@dark-hollow As for fighting Dracula I'm assuming you didn't watch the ending?

dark-hollow1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

Please show me you FIGHT Dracula, you know by gameplay not cutscenes or DLC bullshit.

Besides, Satan IS in the game, who do you thought that naked douchebag is called??? Yeah, Satan.

It's not underrated or anything.
I mean I didn't dislike it because it didn't follow SOTN style.
Actually, I loved the classic gameplay of the first castlevania games where you play in a linear style.
But this game doesn't feel like a castlevania game at all.

FEARprototype1972d ago,ve been playing as dracula from the beginning....

dark-hollow1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

But you don't recognize that till the ending.
All the game you play as a Belmont.

If actually you play AS Dracula after the ending that would be interesting.

theEx1Le1972d ago

Awful lot of spoilers up in here -_-

yourgodisdead1971d ago

You should learn the phrase "spoiler alert"

Im sure not everyone on the site has played it

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GamersRulz1973d ago

Metal Gear Solid 4 is the only game from previous generations that didn't suck this gen.
look at DMC, Final Fantasy,Resident Evil and Silent Hill

Stealth2k1972d ago

and even halo got worse.........

BrightFalls761972d ago

I have never understood the love for the Metal Gear series. It's a interactive movie, not much gameplay.

KingSlayer1972d ago

Play it. Don't regurgitate the opinions of those who haven't. It's cutscene heavy and gameplay heavy. See, it has what's called a STORY.

punisher991972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

Thats insane. The Metal Gear franchise has had some of the best boss battles ever. Some of you FPS fans are to used to running around and mindlessly shooting everything. MGS has always been about a overall high quality experience, strong character support and meaningful objectives and gameplay.

ZBlacktt1972d ago

Yeah, it's above the normal avg game player's head. This game's story is very dead. It's game play is the best of the best for each game at it's time. With the HD Collection coming in Nov. We all get to relive the memories of playing the games again for the first time. Only in HD now. So can't wait.

CDbiggen1972d ago

You can skip the cutscenes. The games are just great fun to play.

TheDivine1972d ago

Its all about the stealth, the awesome bosses, and the great story. Mgs3 was as close to perfect as a game can get imo. Mgs4 not so much, hated the end but still a great game.

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Akiba961972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

MGS4.... Pfffffffffffffffffffffffff.... .. I take a shit on that game. See what i did ther? :P

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