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Bring on the Remakes

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runadumb 3rd May 2010, 12:44 Quote
I still think Haze was underrated. Maybe it was because of the massive hype and by the time I got to play it people had shat all over it leaving my expectations low. I don't really care for fps on the console but I played through Turok 2, haze and Killzone 2 in that order one after another (all rented). Turok 2 was a huge big steaming pile of turd and completing it was such a chore. By comparison Haze was enjoyable and felt much better. While playing it I wondering why it had received such bad press, was it just because expectations where so high? Its not a great game but its pretty good. Killzone 2 was the best of the 3 even if it was blink and its over short.
Oh and I don't really have a problem with remakes in the slightest, if they are done right. I would like to see a G-police remake/reboot. So much potential there with an open city, on foot and vehicle based missions and such like. Make it, go on, i'll wait here.
Veles 3rd May 2010, 14:40 Quote
I'd love a new Evil Genius, really enjoyed the game and I think with a well made sequel we could have a seriously awesome game.
earlydoors 3rd May 2010, 15:57 Quote
I'd love to see Syndicate remade - how awesome would that be?!

Probably never happen though
Jehla 3rd May 2010, 16:08 Quote
An X-wing game would be nice, I can't even install x-wing alliance anymore :(
Veles 3rd May 2010, 16:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by earlydoors
I'd love to see Syndicate remade - how awesome would that be?!

Probably never happen though

Is that sarcasm or have you not heard of the strong rumours of EA remaking it?
Bloody_Pete 3rd May 2010, 16:33 Quote
+1 for Evil Genius
blackadda15 3rd May 2010, 16:39 Quote
+1 for Evil Genius and some games need a remake that includes multilayer
kornedbeefy 3rd May 2010, 16:45 Quote
I'm tired of the FPS genre. It's become stale due to development on 5 year old consoles. We keep seeing same old same old with a different story. We need next gen graphics/gameplay which will only be accomplished through developing exclusives for todays PC gaming hardware.

Lately I've been looking for sleepers (games that don't get a lot of hype). I've also been craving games from the 80s, 90s reinvented for todays PCs. So sure I'd love remakes of games from 6+ years past even moreso pre 2000.

Mechwarrior
XWing
Tie figther
Freespace
Wingcommander
Jedi Knight
etc
rickysio 3rd May 2010, 17:07 Quote
Evil Genius seriously needs a more properly planned sequel/reboot - not everyone is capable of micromanagement of epic levels! :(
CardJoe 3rd May 2010, 17:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by earlydoors
I'd love to see Syndicate remade - how awesome would that be?!

Probably never happen though

Starbreeze is working on it as we speak.
pimonserry 3rd May 2010, 18:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by kornedbeefy
I'm tired of the FPS genre.
BFBC2?
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Originally Posted by kornedbeefy
Mechwarrior
I'd love a Mechwarrior remake ;)
Farfalho 3rd May 2010, 19:40 Quote
Great article, completely agree with you. Bring on the remakes, I can see monkey island on the horizon or maybe grim fadango or even Leisure Suit Larry! OMG OMG xD
UrbanMarine 3rd May 2010, 19:50 Quote
Mechwarrior 2 remake would be awesome. I cracked out on that for hours. I hope the new Mechwarrior lives up to the originals.

+1 Evil Genius. I still play it off and on.
Blackie Chan 3rd May 2010, 19:53 Quote
I don't quite understand why old titles are rehashed. I am not drawn to existing franchises that I love, I am drawn to concepts. I like open world stuff, if it's open world I give it a look. I am not attached to old series though. Maybe I'm not the only one? Does anyone else just get excited about the ideas and substance of games rather than the names.
UrbanMarine 3rd May 2010, 20:02 Quote
Yes, but this generation of gaming has turned to **** and I'd rather just play remakes. ex FF13....I'd rather play a FF7 remake.
Xir 3rd May 2010, 20:48 Quote
Why have entire gametypes that were immensely popular disappeared?

Flightsim
Spacesim (apart from EVE)
Mechsim
MorpheusUK 3rd May 2010, 21:20 Quote
I don't know about the rest of you'll but how about a Carmageddon remake?
enciem 3rd May 2010, 21:30 Quote
Duke Nukem remake? lol

Double Dragon would get my vote
Journeyer 3rd May 2010, 21:57 Quote
An Elite remake would rock my world! Keep the gameplay, but update the graphics.
Also, Wing Commander.
wuyanxu 3rd May 2010, 22:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by MorpheusUK
I don't know about the rest of you'll but how about a Carmageddon remake?
GTA4 not enough for you?


really, really want a Freelancer sequal/remake. it's got a pretty arcade style, so im sure those console kiddies won't have a problem with it.
deathtaker27 3rd May 2010, 23:02 Quote
evil genius should defiantly have one a great classic, and you can buy it on steam ;)
Sloth 3rd May 2010, 23:11 Quote
I am content with my FF3 and FF4 remakes for the DS.

Well... maybe a remake of FF6... hhhhhrrrrrmmmmmmmm. PC only with Crysis-level graphics, perhaps an online party vs. party PvP aspect.

Oh dear, I'm drooling.
Blademrk 3rd May 2010, 23:12 Quote
Am I the only one that actually liked Too Human then?
mute1 4th May 2010, 01:03 Quote
How could one write an article about remakes without mentioning System Shock, System Shock 2, Thief and Deus Ex, to name a few? Sure, they're still playable but how much more enjoyable would they be with updated graphics, physics, etc? Remakes are also good opportunities to fix awful control schemes and character handling (e.g. Tomb Raider).

It seems a clear indication that publisher executives haven't really got a clue what they're doing when they would have guaranteed winners with such projects (not to mention games crying out for sequels, e.g. Anachronox, where most of the work was already done and it could surely be done at low cost. I wouldn't even mind it being done in the old engine).

There was a good article on bit-tech a couple of years ago listing games that should be remade - it might be good to link to it in the article for further reading. (LINK: http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2007/01/22/games_that_should_be_remastered/1)

By the way, the problems with Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines are very much over-rated. I played it on release, and while texture flashing and the like was very annoying and really inexcusable, I only encountered one game-ending bug for which there was a simple work-around. The load times were excruciatingly long but that was due to a lack of RAM and unlike other people, I didn't blame that on the game itself. There is really nothing to put people off playing it, especially as there is an official and unofficial patch now (I've had far more trouble with Bioshock 2 recently). Rockpapershotgun in particular unfairly criticised it for 'broken final levels' when in fact it was clear that the writer merely hadn't levelled up properly.
Fizzban 4th May 2010, 05:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
really, really want a Freelancer sequal/remake.

I couldn't agree more.
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