5 Disappointing Games and the Great Studios That Should Remake Them

A reimagining of 5 disappointing video games and the masterpieces they could have been underneath other studios.

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FallenAngel19843d ago

How often do disappointing games get remakes

darthv723d ago (Edited 3d ago )

well... if disappointing movies can get remakes then why not games? some of these have really good premise but somewhat disappointing execution. In the right hands they could be great.

I quite enjoyed lair (after the patch), too human and the order 1886. I'd even add in quantum break and recore as disappointing but with a good premise.

gangsta_red3d ago

"well... if disappointing movies can get remakes then why not games?"

But how many disappointing movies actually get those? I'm still waiting for a remake of Howard the Duck.

darthv723d ago

^nothing disappointing about howard the duck. It is cheesy 80's goodness.

gangsta_red3d ago

When you're right, you're right.

rainslacker2d ago


Wasn't there a rumor that they were looking at making another Howard the Duck? He had a cameo in GoTG2.

Love that movie for how bad it was. That and Garbage Pail Kids.

DrumBeat2d ago

The Order was a fresh experience. Not the most compelling game, but I didn't want to put it down, and platted it. Good for what it was.

Quantum was something different as well, but a little less fun to actually play, imo. The 'acting' was done in a cheese factory too. Completed one path and never returned to it.

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pietro12122d ago (Edited 2d ago )

FFXIV was already remade, and it's probably the beat thing Square has put out in years.

notachance2d ago

yes, I was giving an example of disappointing games remade to be a great game

thorstein2d ago

Every time sites need clicks. Just look at the obligatory: i wAnT cLIcKs tEh OrDer 1886 pIcTUrE.

JonathanHarris2d ago

It's really not super often, but it does happen!

Mostly we see cult favorites come back around but in the recent case of Shaq-Fu we really saw a truly awful game see new life (not great life but at least new).

It's something I'd love to see a lot more of.

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PSNintyPCTri3d ago

I would love to see The Order get a reboot by a more competent dev. Supposedly, Sony’s new secret studio is working on a third person action game, so fingers crossed..

pabadamus13d ago (Edited 3d ago )

RAD is competent enough but maybe not the best fit moving forward with this IP. I wouldn't have an issue if Sony allowed them another crack at it. I also wouldn't have an issue if Sony brought development in house. Sony is the master of the third person, action adventure, narrative driven game after all. Either way there needs to be a part 2.

PSNintyPCTri3d ago

Problem was the game needed more than just hours of cutscenes with only about 1.5 hours of gameplay. I loved the game’s aesthetics, but wasn’t really satisfied with the $60 I spent on it. [email protected] is too small of a dev to deliver the game at it’s fullest potential. It needs extra modes like co-op/ competitive multiplayer. The game was ripe for replayable modes like that.

LoveSpuds2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

I couldn't disagree with you more, the last thing the franchise needs is a shoehorned multiplayer. If we are ever lucky enough to get a sequel it simply needs to deliver a longer, more complete story arc. The production values, writing, characters and universe were stellar, it just needed more time to polish the gameplay and nail its story.

rainslacker2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

I think they'd be alright if they had the time. I don't know what caused the delays with the original, but they showed competence in what they did get finished. Maybe not the werewolf battles, but the game just felt unfinished, not actually bad. Maybe it had to do with them building an engine as well to run the game.

JonathanHarris2d ago

I completely agree. RAD did some awesome things with this in creating a world, but it would be really great to see Sony move forward with it regardless. I absolutely want to see a part 2, so hopefully Sony hasn't scrapped plans yet.

Thanks for reading my article!

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pietro12122d ago (Edited 2d ago )

RAD deserves some slack. It was their first console title that wasn't a port or a spin off to established I.P. I'm sure they learned from their mistakes and would do a sequel justice.

sampsonon2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Yeah, how about tell tail games? or david page? they make the same kind of games and never get panned for quick time events or a short run time. lol
oh wait!!! that's kinda hypocritical of the media eh?
i want the game to play the same way as the original and like detroit, until dawn, and all tell tail games which get good reviews for the same style game.

funny how that happens


pietro12122d ago

Tell Tales is dead unfortunately. David Cage makes interactive movies and that's all (we don't expect anything else from QD). The reason why Until Dawn and the QD games get favorable reviews is due to the fact that they are good adventure games (interactive movies)

sampsonon2d ago

"The reason why Until Dawn and the QD games get favorable reviews is due to the fact that they are good adventure games (interactive movies)"

which is basically the same thing as The Order.

no, The Order got shit on because of timing. it came out when the console war was at its height and fanboys trolled it. the media have always been hypocrites, so I'm not surprised by their bias.

pietro12122d ago (Edited 2d ago )

The Order wasn't a interactive movie though. It was a action adventure that fell short in a lot of ways. As for the media aspect I agree with you there is always a bias.

pabadamus12d ago

@ PSNintyPCTri
I am not the biggest fan of multiplayer or co-op but if their inclusion adds legitimate value then so be it. RAD is actually a very talented and competent studio. 1886 was their freshman~sophomore attempt at true large scale, big budget triple a development. Yes, they made God of War games but they were all for handheld. 1886 was a technically sound and impressive first attempt. If they were given another chance they could and most probably would fix the glaring issues with pacing and play length. RAD has a lot of talent and IMO they would be a great addition to Sony studios if they were for sale.

@ LoveSpuds: AGREE!
@ rainslacker: great points. AGREE!
@ JonathanHarris: Good read. I too hope Sony has some confidence left in this IP

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NarutoFox3d ago

Too Human yeah I remember that game smh😂

Inzo3d ago

The Order has its faults yes but it had a fantastic atmosphere and some great gameplay. A game with enormous potential and far from disappointing. I say give Ready at Dawn another crack at it because I think they created an diamond with some rough edges that just needs some tlc.

Dreamcatcher453d ago

Problem was the repetitive boss fights. I liked the gunplay, cover system and somewhat the story.

hulk_bash19872d ago (Edited 2d ago )

It did have fantastic atmosphere, I'll give you that. But gameplay pretty much played out like short gunfire segments interlaced with walking/sneaking + QTE events. Gameplay was the weakest point of The Order because RAD prioritized world building and graphical detail. Ut was disappointing because it didnt live up to the massive potential it haf. If they were given another shot at a sequel, I hope they can learn from their mistakes.

notachance2d ago

gameplay was meh but the world had potential, in my ideal world it'd have Mass Effect kind of gameplay

Prubar2d ago

I waited till The Order was discounted and went in with certain expectations and wasn’t disappointed. Just like Quantum Break. Great concept just needed a little extra meat on the bones.

rainslacker2d ago

I had high hopes before it released. They were curbed some by the early previews, and while I found faults with the game, and it was obviously released unfinished, I still enjoyed it. The lore, acting, graphics, and world itself were excellent.

JonathanHarris2d ago

I agree that it had some awesome atmosphere and the gameplay wasn't awful, but that potential is exactly why I put it on this list. I actually loved playing the game (same as some of the other games I put on this list such as Army of Two) But I would just love to see what could happen if it fulfilled some of that potential, ya know? Could have had the next incredible Sony franchise to rival God of War.

Thanks for reading my article!

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TheEnigma3133d ago

The order should have had a sequel. The first one wasn't bad just needed a few tweaks.

robtion2d ago

I would love a sequel to The Order. It is still a great game.

Lair had a great concept and could be amazing with the current technology available. A Lair-like ps5 game could be incredible.

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