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Mikolaj Holowko avatar 7:26 AM on 05.25.2013  (server time)
A next gen to the past - which old games/franchises I would like to see return

After pretty lackluster reveals of ps4 and Xo, and slightly deserted WU games library, the questions that pop up the most on the internet is "Where are the games?!". It's no secret that for most of enthusiast gamers what have been shown isn't exactly what we've been hoping for. Of course E3 is around the corner, and it does seam that it is going to be huge this year, with all 3 companies trying to convince us that their console is the future of entertainment. "Future" seams to be the keyword here. So I've asked myself too, what I would want the future to bring, and the first thing that came to my mind was... the past! 

This new gen I would love to be able to play remakes of some of my favorite games from the XXth century, made with all new super fancy graphics and gameplay mechanics, but sticking to the formulas that have made those games great in the first place. 

So here's my little list.

Quake 1

In the 90's and 00's I've pretty much played every big fps game there was and there is no doubt in my mind that Quake is one of the best fps games ever made ( and I've played it for the first time 9 years after it came out! ) in both single and multiplayer modes. With this gen, do to having consoles a primary development platform, we have lost something in the fps genre: insane speed, crazy weapons, twisted mazes, avoidable missiles, and player creativity. So with this new gen I would love to see quake return to its roots with fast gameplay, complex levels,  and even more weird weapons, and of course rocket jump! And let me play as lonely crusader in the demonic cthulhu realms instead of a squad member on some alien planet. Do not do open world, inventory management and story. This game doesn't need it. And make the tutorial optional, so gamers won't waste their time. Present it with some sweet cutting edge graphics, add challenging AI and kick ass soundtrack, and my money will be yours.

And make it for M&Kb first!

Also would like to see Hexen and Heretic to follow!

Secret of Mana

I absolutely love this game. Everything from atmosphere, beautiful art direction and music, trough gameplay to simple story. This is an epic adventure all the way trough. Unfortunately the future instalments that cam out in the west were less then lackluster, and the game secret magic was lost. With the all new technology the game series could be brought back to it's former glory. Make it 3d with colourful graphics, but keep the linear level design with branching paths and loads of secrets, loads of imaginative locations to visit, make combat challenging and fun but not simplistic like in most modern action adventure games, improve the rpg mechanics, and even keep the backtracking and radial menu ( can't not love that radial menu! ). Weather it would be a story of brand new characters or a remake it doesn't matter as long as it will carry on the spirit and tension of the original game.

And also do the same for its sequel "Seiken Densetsu 3" ( and bring original to VC too! ) , Terranigma and Chrono Trigger.

Also worth noting that Xenoblade Chronicles, which was made by same main people who made SoM, was great example of how it can be done!

Warcraft RTS

Warcraft 2 was my favorite of all 3 instalments. I didn't personally liked heroes in WC3 as well as lack of navy units and slashed the amount of unit slots by half, smaller maps and the ambient soundtrack. In WC2 you did feel like you are ultimate fantasy army badass general running a massive war. It was extremely tense! I want that feeling brought back. But I doubt Blizzard can pull it off anymore. So here's a tip for indie devs: remake it under a different name! Add new unite types that will open up the game for more strategies and introduce new killer AI. 

Megaman X

^ Exactly this, just 2.5d, and keep the design grid based, as it was working perfectly for this series. Remake or new entry. Just make it happen! Nothing more to add here!


What can I say here? It's lemmings - cute, little, violent strategy game! Just make it happen!


I have to admit I have never played this game. But recently fell in love with remake of XCom, and it made me wish that someone would remake that this game deserves.


There's no way I wouldn't mention this game. Although I've never finished it due to the save corruption, what I have played was truly stunning. The game was absolutely ahead of its time with humongous open world to explore, complex story, diverse gameplay and fantastic soundtrack. Unfortunately the original suffered from rough controls when it came out, as well as a lot of other gameplay related issues. The remake could fix all of that and introduce many more new elements.


Awesome oldschool platformer that wa hard as hell! I think it could be up there with castlevania and ninja gaiden for nes. I don't know why but I would like it actually to be remade in 3d. 

Golden Axe

One of my favorite games of all time. Love every moment of it. Co-op is extremely fun to play. The remake from few years ago totally missed what the game was about. It was absolute ass. Bring it back but keep it sidescrolling beat em up and use collision boxes instead of maps and do not try and show off 3d animations - keep it fast, as it would only have few frames of animation!

Do you have any games that you would like to bring back to life?

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