What retired franchise would you like to see make a comeback?

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#1 Edited by Miyomatic (2629 posts) -

I get that Steep attempted to fill the void, but I would love to see SSX or Cool Boarders make a comeback. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater obviously gets consideration but they’ve had way too many chances to rejuvenate the franchise. Either way, I’m down for some arcade-style extreme sport games.

What do you think, SW? What old-school franchise would you like to see come out of retirement?

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#2 Posted by lundy86_4 (52639 posts) -

Syphon Filter. That shit was amazing.

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#3 Posted by Archangel3371 (27566 posts) -

New Chrono game please.

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#4 Posted by Mandzilla (4027 posts) -

I'd love to see Mercenaries get resurrected, since the second one was kind of weak. Also, Advance Wars or Battalion Wars would be brilliant to see. Finally, how about a real star wars game like the Rogue Squadron series.

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#5 Posted by StrongDeadlift (5587 posts) -
@mandzilla said:

I'd love to see Mercenaries get resurrected, since the second one was kind of weak. Also, Advance Wars or Battalion Wars would be brilliant to see. Finally, how about a real star wars game like the Rogue Squadron series.

Son of a whore. I entered this thread just to post Mercenaries.

Also, remember the leaked demo of Mercenaries 3? Didnt look bad. Too bad Pandemic got shut down.

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#6 Posted by npiet1 (2070 posts) -

Medieval and Maniac Mansion

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#7 Edited by Mandzilla (4027 posts) -
@StrongDeadlift said:
@mandzilla said:

I'd love to see Mercenaries get resurrected, since the second one was kind of weak. Also, Advance Wars or Battalion Wars would be brilliant to see. Finally, how about a real star wars game like the Rogue Squadron series.

Son of a whore. I entered this thread just to post Mercenaries.

Also, remember the leaked demo of Mercenaries 3? Didnt look bad. Too bad Pandemic got shut down.

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Haha, you snooze you lose. :D

Oh yup, I remember that now. Mhmm, it definitely had potential to be a nice game.

Hey ever played Freedom Fighters? What would your opinion on a sequel for that be, yay or nay?

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#8 Posted by Byshop (19557 posts) -

Privateer, you youngsters.

-Byshop

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#9 Posted by stereointegrity (12145 posts) -

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#10 Posted by watercrack445 (1439 posts) -

Fur Fighters

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#11 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1325 posts) -

Rallisport Challenge, Project Gotham Racing, Motorstorm, Monster Truck Madness, F-Zero, R-Type and Spy Hunter.

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#12 Edited by Vaidream45 (1847 posts) -

Burnout

Wing Commander

Star Lancer

Tie Fighter

Full Throttle

Monkey Island

The Incredible Machine

Lemmings

2d Contra

Final Fight

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#13 Edited by I_P_Daily (11398 posts) -

Shining Force

Sega rally

Powerstone

Streets of Rage

Virtua Racing

Rallisport Challenge

PGA Tour Golf (the Megadrive versions)

Virtua Fighter

Splinter Cell

Road Rash

Strike games

There are tons more but would take too long to type lol.

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#14 Edited by Yams1980 (3420 posts) -

Ultima, Syndicate, Jagged Alliance, Silent Storm, Magic Carpet, Privateer, Day of the Tentacle, Saints Row, Bloodrayne, The Lost Vikings, Dune, Katamari, Simfarm, Command & Conquer, Red Alert, Timeshift.

Some of these i listed are EA games, and i know full well if they were ever released would be filled with online drm, overpriced dlc and lootboxes so its just a wish list and if ever came true would be just complete disappointment. In an alternative reality things would work out, but not in this world.

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#15 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35604 posts) -

Golden Sun. The first two games are some of my favorite RPGs of all time, with Golden Sun: The Lost Age easily being a top 20 game for me.

It still saddens me that the series could't have flourished and that Dark Dawn, while not completely terrible, was pretty disappointing in comparison to the previous titles.

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#16 Edited by Ghosts4ever (9585 posts) -

Splinter cell if it back to its roots.

I want to see Crysis 4 now because today it wont be ruined as it was ruined last gen. mainly because most developers are doing open ended design now. and Crysis 2 suffer from linearity.

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#17 Edited by Litchie (23695 posts) -

Half-Life
SSX
F-Zero
Excite Truck
TimeSplitters
Advance Wars
Battletoads
Unreal Tournament
Burnout
Red Steel (the sequel was good)
Team Fortress (it's alive still, but I want a 3rd)
Left 4 Dead (same as above)

and probably a lot more that I can't think of right now.

..wait.. "old school"? Uuh, scratch most of those then.

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#18 Edited by enzyme36 (4151 posts) -

Phantasy Star

Dead Space

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#19 Posted by SecretPolice (35080 posts) -

No contest; Road Rash. :D

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#20 Posted by PC_Rocks (2013 posts) -

Prince of Persia

Splinter Cell

Command and Conquer

A proper Crysis

Rise of Nations

FEAR

Max Payne

Legacy of Kain

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#21 Posted by Archangel3371 (27566 posts) -

Pong. :P

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#22 Posted by Chutebox (44484 posts) -

Legacy of Kain and that Super Monkey Ball.

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#23 Posted by AdobeArtist (25111 posts) -

Prince of Persia
Perfect Dark
Crimson Skies
Knights of the Old Republic (not MMO)
Full Spectrum Warrior
Burnout

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#24 Posted by DaVillain- (36003 posts) -

Bloody Roar is the only fighting game I wanna see return again the same could be said for Power Stone.

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#25 Edited by avenger85 (205 posts) -

Streets of rage

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#26 Posted by Creepywelps (2964 posts) -

The chrono series and legacy of kain.

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#27 Posted by ni6htmare01 (3753 posts) -

Syphon Filt and Tenchu

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#28 Posted by ni6htmare01 (3753 posts) -

@avenger85 said:

Streets of rage

Oh yeah.. That, Final Fight and Double Dragon. they can make it a full Beat them up 3D action games like ninja gaiden but with bare hand!

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#29 Posted by jeezers (2620 posts) -

Splinter Cell

Tenchu

Command and Conquer

SSX

Rise of Nations

Sly Cooper

Banjo Kazooi

Darkstalkers

Shadowrun (not the original but the fps that was on PC & 360)

Ninja Gaiden

Time Splitters

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#32 Edited by Renegade_Fury (20500 posts) -
  • Dark Forces/Jedi Knight
  • X-Wing/TIE Fighter
  • Streets of Rage (though Remake V5 greatly quenched my thirst for a SoR4)
  • NiGHTS
  • Panzer Dragoon
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Age of Mythology
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Burning Rangers
  • Power Stone
  • Darkstalkers
  • Aleste
  • Thunder Force
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Alien Soldier
  • Castlevania
  • Rocket Knight
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Transformers Cybertron
  • Otogi
  • Spike Out
  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Jet Set Radio
  • F-Zero
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#33 Edited by pelvist (7364 posts) -

Freelancer and a new Black&White for VR. Id really love to see a new Dark Forces/Jedi Knight game but im afraid it would be bastardised for todays gamers and end up something like TFU.

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#34 Posted by HEATHEN75 (665 posts) -

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#35 Posted by deactivated-5c56012aaa167 (2538 posts) -

For now the only one I want to be revived is Star Wars The Force Unleashed franchise. The second one was overlooked due to it's short campaign. But gameplay wise it was much better than Unleashed 1.

Really Disney should have given Star Wars license to 2K games. At least Hangar 13 could make TFU 3.(With Haden Blackman as the director. The same guy that directed TFU 1 and 2)

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#36 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (9191 posts) -

Ogre Battle
Blast Corps
Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja
Panzer Dragoon
Dokapon
Bushido Blade
Aleste
F-Zero
Advance Wars
Super Monkey Ball


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#37 Posted by Ant_17 (12099 posts) -

@dorog1995 said:

For now the only one I want to be revived is Star Wars The Force Unleashed franchise. The second one was overlooked due to it's short campaign. But gameplay wise it was much better than Unleashed 1.

Really Disney should have given Star Wars license to 2K games. At least Hangar 13 could make TFU 3.(With Haden Blackman as the director. The same guy that directed TFU 1 and 2)

Those are not cannon anymore, so forget they even exist dude, it makes life better.

And i have had the craving to play the games since 2 days ago.

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#38 Posted by avenger85 (205 posts) -

@ni6htmare01: yes!!!

This gen is lacking some nice action based games like ninja gaiden!

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#39 Posted by Valgaav_219 (2306 posts) -

- Onimusha

- Heart of Darkness(A remake with current gen graphics would be lit)

- Vectorman

- Super Monkey Ball(Kids would love it!)

- Bloody Roar

- Brave Fencer Musashi

- Chrono Series

- The Legend of Dragoon

- Blitz Football

- NBA Jam

- Fight Night

- Ready 2 Rumble boxing

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#40 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (25233 posts) -

Combat Flight Simulator

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#41 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4344 posts) -

"Hawk" series (War and Star)

Virtua Fighter

Crimson Skies

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#42 Posted by Blazepanzer24 (146 posts) -

Katamari Damacy

Vigilante 8 series

Megaman legends, or at least a Megaman legends collection for the PC+consoles

The Gex series

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#43 Posted by omegaMaster (1225 posts) -

Golden Sun. Now that Camalot has completed development of Mario Tennis, it's time for them to finish the Golden Sun story.

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#44 Posted by omegaMaster (1225 posts) -
@DJ-Lafleur said:

Golden Sun. The first two games are some of my favorite RPGs of all time, with Golden Sun: The Lost Age easily being a top 20 game for me.

It still saddens me that the series could't have flourished and that Dark Dawn, while not completely terrible, was pretty disappointing in comparison to the previous titles.

Interestingly, I have been playing Golden Sun 2 over the past 2 weeks. What a great game!

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#45 Edited by brimmul777 (4029 posts) -

Ring King

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#46 Edited by uninspiredcup (32750 posts) -
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#47 Posted by blueinheaven (4438 posts) -

It really is amazing how people on a videogame forum have no clue at all what 'franchise' means.

The OP asks for franchise you'd like to see revived, there then follows loads of meaningless game lists that include several games that were never ever a franchise.

The vast majority of people in the world are completely stupid, I am convinced of it.

For the OP: Ultima, but not from Richard Garriott who doesn't understand at all how games have moved on from 1990.

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#48 Posted by ProtossRushX (5240 posts) -

FFT needs a new console game with brand new story and new jobs no more advance garbage or switch trash i want it to look next gen

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#49 Posted by getyeryayasout (12259 posts) -

Def Jam and Ninja Gaiden. Want more.

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#50 Posted by Jacanuk (18252 posts) -

@Miyomatic said:

I get that Steep attempted to fill the void, but I would love to see SSX or Cool Boarders make a comeback. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater obviously gets consideration but they’ve had way too many chances to rejuvenate the franchise. Either way, I’m down for some arcade-style extreme sport games.

What do you think, SW? What old-school franchise would you like to see come out of retirement?

Starcraft, Warcraft RTS, pretty much any of the good RTS games.

Tycoon games, and not that shit they call Planet Coaster where they somehow managed to make it less about running the park and more about making creative things and also copied EA´s DLC scam.

Also No one Lives forever type games, games that have humour.