Top 3 franchises Microsoft needs to resurrect

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#1 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

I think I'd go with.

1.Blinx the time sweeper, such an amazing story, truly timeless gameplay, just about everything you could ever want about a game starring a cat with a vacuum cleaner.

2.Kabuki Warriors, (Also known in japan as Bukkaki Warriors,) Another amazing game, with truly interesting battle mechanics.

3.Greg Hastings tournament Painball. I don't think paintball has ever been this visceral and intense.

What other timeless classics would you suggest SW?

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#2 Edited by k--m--k (2542 posts) -

Is it bad that I know none of these games? And I owned all of the 3 generations of xbox...

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#3 Edited by noodlevixen (480 posts) -

Oh you said bukkaki...I thought you said something else....

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#4 Posted by Ghost120x (5251 posts) -

I was going to say blinx but TC already said it.....

Can't think of anything else. I all I had on my xbox was third party games, only first party I had was Halo CE, fable, blinx 1/2.

Not really first party but I would like to jade empire again.

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#5 Edited by _Matt_ (10438 posts) -

Age of Empires

Age of Empires

Age of Empires

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#6 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

I JUST WANT MY GAME BACK!!!

NO CLASSIC GAMES FOR ME

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#7 Edited by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -
  1. Viva Piñata
  2. Viva Piñata
  3. Viva Piñata
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#8 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

freelancer

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#9 Edited by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

Flight Simulator

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#10 Edited by shawn30 (4407 posts) -

Kameo, Perfect Dark, Lost Odyssey

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#11 Edited by AdobeArtist (24745 posts) -

1. Crimson Skies
2. Perfect Dark
3. Full Spectrum Warrior

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#12 Edited by thedork_knight (1739 posts) -

Dont know if microsoft own these but:

kingdom under fire
conkers
KOTOR
old school steel battlion with the awesome control and without the kinect

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#13 Edited by TigerSuperman (4331 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

Blinx the time sweeper, such an amazing story, truly timeless gameplay,

You made sure to be sober before writing this right?

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#14 Edited by killatwill15 (855 posts) -

I wont mention any rare games since Microsoft killed them all.

but.

crackdown is all that comes to mind

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#15 Edited by R4gn4r0k (27389 posts) -

1. Age of Empires

2. Banjo Kazooie

3. Conker

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#16 Edited by iloveatlus (599 posts) -

I would love to see Microsoft bring back Viva Pinata. That game would work great with Kinect

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#17 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@TigerSuperman said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

Blinx the time sweeper, such an amazing story, truly timeless gameplay,

You made sure to be sober before writing this right?

No promises.

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#18 Edited by glez13 (9782 posts) -

Mechwarrior

Freelancer

Age of Empires

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#19 Edited by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

1. Banjo Kazooie - But I don't want it to be a collectathon like the old Banjo games and definitely not like the abomination that was the last Banjo game. I would like to see them make a Banjo-Kazooie sidescrolling platformer reminiscent of Donkey Kong Country. I think that kind of a game could generate huge sales for Microsoft if done well.

2. Conker's Bad Fur Day - And make sure to bring back the great multiplayer modes from the original N64 version.

3. Jade Empire - I always thought this had the potential to be a great franchise and I'm very surprised that there never was a sequel.

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#20 Posted by KratosYOLOSwag (1827 posts) -

Halo and Gears of War

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#21 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3588 posts) -

Crackdown

Perfect Dark

get rid of Halo and Gears get new IP's please!

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#22 Posted by Harisemo (4133 posts) -

Project Gotham Racing
Kameo
Crackdown

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#23 Posted by getyeryayasout (11493 posts) -

Azurik: Rise of Perathia, Blood Wake, and Brute Force. Where have these gems disappeared to?

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#24 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27389 posts) -

@kratosyoloswag said:

Halo and Gears of War

Hahahahahaha XD

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#25 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

2. Banjo Kazooie

Nintendo was better with them than with Microsoft.

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#26 Posted by ArisShadows (22784 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

freelancer

This, this, this, and this. <3

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#27 Posted by PyratRum (778 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

1. Crimson Skies

2. Perfect Dark

3. Full Spectrum Warrior

Full Spectrum Warrior was developed by Pandemic and the IP owned and published by THQ; the IP is now owned by Nordic Games. MS never had anything to do with them but I'd love for another one as well.

My list is the same as Adobe's with Project Gotham Racing replacing #3.

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#28 Posted by _Matt_ (10438 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

1. Age of Empires

2. Banjo Kazooie

3. Conker

Yay! I'm glad someone else said this!

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#29 Edited by AdobeArtist (24745 posts) -
@pyratrum said:

@AdobeArtist said:

1. Crimson Skies

2. Perfect Dark

3. Full Spectrum Warrior

Full Spectrum Warrior was developed by Pandemic and the IP owned and published by THQ; the IP is now owned by Nordic Games. MS never had anything to do with them but I'd love for another one as well.

My list is the same as Adobe's with Project Gotham Racing replacing #3.

Ah, well I only ever saw FSW on the original Xbox, so it seemed a good candidate. But seriously I wish someone would make a next gen iteration of that unique action strategy title.

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#30 Edited by timbers_WSU (6076 posts) -

Rallisport

Crimson Skies

Phantom Dust

PGR

Age of Empires

And a ton of Rareware titles like Conker, Jet Force Gemini & Blast Corps.

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#31 Posted by cainetao11 (32952 posts) -

Conker

Perdect Dark

Kameo

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#32 Posted by PyratRum (778 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:
@pyratrum said:

@AdobeArtist said:

1. Crimson Skies

2. Perfect Dark

3. Full Spectrum Warrior

Full Spectrum Warrior was developed by Pandemic and the IP owned and published by THQ; the IP is now owned by Nordic Games. MS never had anything to do with them but I'd love for another one as well.

My list is the same as Adobe's with Project Gotham Racing replacing #3.

Ah, well I only ever saw FSW on the original Xbox, so it seemed a good candidate. But seriously I wish someone would make a next gen iteration of that unique action strategy title.

Hell yeah, I'd love to see a next gen version as well. It's a shame Pandemic and THQ both went down. I don't really have a whole lot of faith in Nordic.

It's funny that we're talking about FSW, was just playing it on OG Xbox a few weeks ago.

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#33 Posted by pelvist (6775 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

freelancer

I came in here to say this.

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#34 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

Phantom Dust. I would love a new version of that.

The SP wasn't very good (a training mode of sorts for the MP), but the MP was amazing.

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#36 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (1238 posts) -

Jet Set Radio Future nice soundtrack and single player was so original and amazing but it doesnt make sense to release another, it sold poorly.

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#37 Posted by jg4xchamp (61465 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

Phantom Dust. I would love a new version of that.

The SP wasn't very good (a training mode of sorts for the MP), but the MP was amazing.

This plus Crimson Skies and I want to say Viva Pinata, but I'd be worried they'd make a viva pinata F2P where i have to buy pinatas -_-

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#38 Edited by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

1. Crimson Skies

2. Kameo

3. Viva Pinata

Easiest list ever.

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#39 Posted by quatoe (7135 posts) -

Crimson Skies, absolutely loved it, and MechAssault. Oh hot damn do I miss MechAssault.

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#40 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Who would have thought this thread would turn into a eulogy for Rareware.

It's a shame where they are now, for sure.

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#41 Posted by wolverine4262 (20831 posts) -

1. Rise of Nations

2. Crimson Skies

3. Mech Assault

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#43 Edited by zeeshanhaider (5524 posts) -

Halo, Gears and Forza, Oh wait.......

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#44 Posted by handssss (1907 posts) -

MS needs to either get the hell away from Rare or bring back all those IPs they own that they either let die or ran into the ground and then let die.

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#45 Edited by Bardock47 (5429 posts) -

Anything at this point.

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#46 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

@SolidTy said:

Phantom Dust. I would love a new version of that.

The SP wasn't very good (a training mode of sorts for the MP), but the MP was amazing.

This plus Crimson Skies and I want to say Viva Pinata, but I'd be worried they'd make a viva pinata F2P where i have to buy pinatas -_-

Crimson Skies I would sign off on. Good call. Viva I'm on the fence depending if RARE would do it or it if was outsourced. Even then, I would want old RARE, not new Kinect RARE...and then there is the F2P fear as well.

A new version of Mech Assault could go over well, if not Halo Wars.

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#47 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27389 posts) -

@CountBleck12 said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

2. Banjo Kazooie

Nintendo was better with them than with Microsoft.

Well, at least they tried. There were some great Rare games on 360. But they sold like shit, and they decided to pretty much kill Rare.

All the talent will have left by now. But other companies have done a great job at handling the IP (Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct) though I wouldn't have made KI a free 2 play game.

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#48 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27389 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

1. Age of Empires

2. Banjo Kazooie

3. Conker

Yay! I'm glad someone else said this!

I don't care that MS wants to focus on Xbox instead of PC. There are plenty of great games on PC without them.

The only thing I want from them is another AOE or AOM. And if they aren't going to do it, I'd rather they sell the IP than sit on it.

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#49 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

Everything from Rare and age of empires.

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#50 Edited by R4gn4r0k (27389 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Everything from Rare and age of empires.

Hehe, same here :p

Rare was a big reason why I went with a 360. If MS is just going to bury their franchises and focus on Halo/Forza/gears again I'm never getting an Xbone.