Classics revived! Old friends finally returning at E3, are you excited to see them?

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Posted by Exceed20XX (803 posts) 2 years, 8 months ago

Poll: Classics revived! Old friends finally returning at E3, are you excited to see them? (10 votes)

Doom (4) 40%
Earthbound Beginnings 0%
Final Fantasy VII Remake 30%
Shenmue III 30%
Other? 0%

I'm actually surprised we're seeing some solid classic series returning in various ways. Anybody excited to see any of these titles? Maybe revisiting prior entries again in anticipation? I'd like to hear what people think of these announcements and what they and their predecessors may mean to you. For me finally seeing Doom again is great and I'm actually astonished Shenmue III is finally happening (that Kickstarter's soaring even faster than Bloodstained's it seems!)

Doom (4) - After a decade passing since Doom 3 and a tumultuous development history, Doom has finally re-emerged.

Earthbound Beginnings - An official localization of the original Mother, the predecessor to Earthbound (Mother 2.)

Final Fantasy VII Remake - Almost a decade of rumors, teasing, and jokes. It's now an official thing at last.

Shenmue III - After 14 long years since Shenmue II's cliffhanger, Yu Suzuki's finally taking the helm to continue the Dreamcast legend proper.

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#1 Posted by SOedipus (10370 posts) -

Very excited for Doom and Final Fantasy VII. I wasn't really into Shenmue and I never played Earthbound (my friends give me shit for that).

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#2 Posted by Exceed20XX (803 posts) -

Have you ever played Brutal Doom? It looks like the new Doom is taking cues from the mod.

Meanwhile Shenmue 3 has already reached its initial funding goal. It looks like Bloodstain's kickstarter records will be challenged fast.

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#3 Edited by Eikichi-Onizuka (9070 posts) -

Don't forget the Rare Replay collection! 30 games for $30 and it has Battletoads Arcade playable on home console for the first time. (which is way better than NES Battletoads) More exciting than Earthbound Beginnings imo.

My vote goes to Shenmue III though. I'm glad that story will finally be given the chance to close.

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#4 Edited by Byshop (18438 posts) -

The Last Guardian has finally resurfaced. This game was announced in 2007 and was supposed to have come out for PS3. It'll be the first proper game from that team since Ico and SotC on PS2, not counting remasters.

-Byshop

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#5 Posted by Renegade_Fury (19717 posts) -

Shenmue III, but more so for my friends that are big fans of the series. I'm also hoping seeing it shatter kickstarter records gets SEGA to start thinking about reinvesting in their older IP's.

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#6 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (9070 posts) -

I think Super Mario Maker would also fit this thread with the SMB/SMB3/SMW styles.

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#7 Edited by Megavideogamer (6363 posts) -

I am a bit more excited for Rare replay, Final Fantasy 7 remake, and Doom so having old series return is great. I even like that the Last Guardian is finally getting released in 2016. Almost 10 years after it was announced. Taking control of a giant Hyena/bird thing is a strange premise for a game. But I kinda like it. Plus old school Doom looks good

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#8 Edited by lazyhoboguy (1691 posts) -

Also, I am extremely excited for the new star fox game being made by platinum games. I am cautiously optimistic about Doom 4 as well. I sort of liked Doom 3, but it was all just jump scares and felt completely different from the old Doom games.

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#9 Posted by Exceed20XX (803 posts) -

@Eikichi-Onizuka: Both are valid choices indeed, though my initial post was more honing in on the more mythical/vaporware. I mean how long have FF fans gone back and forth over the existence of a VII Remake? Doom hit a long development hell, Shenmue III hit....hell. Earthbound's been consistently ignored by Western Nintendo til recently. Star Fox Zero definitely qualifies as return from MIA (along with the seemingly contended 3DS Metroid.) The Last Guardian as a continuation of Ico/SotC is another definite vaporware qualifier, even Sony internals thought it was dead. Then we can also lump the new Star Wars Battlefront, Kingdom Hearts III, and Final Fantasy XV (formerly the vaporware Versus XIII) into the real and present category.

This E3 felt like it addressed a lot of long missing follow ups for many different fan bases. Aside of Half-Life 3 and Beyond Good and Evil 2 could anybody else think of a prominent game that vanished from the public eye a while back and hasn't returned yet? It feels like a lot of bases have been cover this year.

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#10 Posted by fend_oblivion (6732 posts) -

The Sony and Square Enix conferences were awesome.

Final Fantasy VII Remake - I've always thought that SE would use this as their "Get out of Jail Free" card when they mess up and are financially almost at a dead end. Don't care though; I really love Final Fantasy VII. Now if they'd just remake IX too...

Shenmue 3 - I played the previous titles back when I was in grade 10 (15 y/o at the time). I felt pretty gutted the second game ended in a cliff hanger. A couple of days before E3, a pic of Ryo's Jacket along with 3 petals was leaked. I had high hopes about Shenmue 3 announcement, but then Shenmuedojo confirmed its fake. I can't even begin to describe how happy I am that the third game is actually being made.

The Last Guardian - Was a PS3 game when it was first announced so should be allowed... The gameplay section they showed was amazing. Especially the last bit where the kid misses the creature and falls down. Did not expect the creature to use its tail to catch him. Thought that was very cool.

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#11 Posted by Exceed20XX (803 posts) -

@fend_oblivion: That final part got me as well! xD I was like uh-oh whoever demonstrated goofed. Thankfully so many series have just proven too tough for development hell to contain (yes, a random Doom quote) so I'm hoping they all fair well and do their predecessors some justice.

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#12 Posted by fend_oblivion (6732 posts) -

@Exceed20XX said:

@fend_oblivion: That final part got me as well! xD I was like uh-oh whoever demonstrated goofed. Thankfully so many series have just proven too tough for development hell to contain (yes, a random Doom quote) so I'm hoping they all fair well and do their predecessors some justice.

Yeah :D I really liked how they made the creature hesitant. It reminded me of my Labrador fuzz bucket, Cinna, when she was a puppy and near stairs :P Bonus points for Team ICO.

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#13 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (9070 posts) -

@Exceed20XX said:

@Eikichi-Onizuka: Both are valid choices indeed, though my initial post was more honing in on the more mythical/vaporware. I mean how long have FF fans gone back and forth over the existence of a VII Remake? Doom hit a long development hell, Shenmue III hit....hell. Earthbound's been consistently ignored by Western Nintendo til recently. Star Fox Zero definitely qualifies as return from MIA (along with the seemingly contended 3DS Metroid.) The Last Guardian as a continuation of Ico/SotC is another definite vaporware qualifier, even Sony internals thought it was dead. Then we can also lump the new Star Wars Battlefront, Kingdom Hearts III, and Final Fantasy XV (formerly the vaporware Versus XIII) into the real and present category.

This E3 felt like it addressed a lot of long missing follow ups for many different fan bases. Aside of Half-Life 3 and Beyond Good and Evil 2 could anybody else think of a prominent game that vanished from the public eye a while back and hasn't returned yet? It feels like a lot of bases have been cover this year.

Yeah I gotcha. I think Rare Replay still counts because of Battletoads Arcade, awesome to finally get it on home console after all this time(exclusive to arcade since 1994).

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#14 Posted by Exceed20XX (803 posts) -

@Eikichi-Onizuka: Well some hint of Battletoads was teased a while back, I didn't expect it in this format but hey. Makes me think about the SNES one now...

@fend_oblivion: Yeah it's like an evolution of Agro where the AI is intended to be portrayed realistically and not be 100% predictable and controlled by the player.

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#15 Posted by N64DD (8519 posts) -

Excited about every one of them to be honest. Doom 4 really tickles my fancy out of all of them. I will pick them all up if they're good.