When it comes to games, a game’s standing over time can generally rise or fall depending on the nostalgia factor and how genuinely it holds up. Outright hits like Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars immediately spring to mind, as do Donkey Kong Country and its sequels, due to how well these titles are played today.
Developers have been reintroducing titles by utilizing remakes and remasters to cater to an aging fanbase while also raising the quality to the standards that can be seen in games today. Titles like the chrono cross remastering that included content only seen on a Nintendo Satellaview, and the live alive remake that finally brings the Japan-exclusive title to the Western market for the first time, where it was well received.
While there are almost a dozen remakes/remasters today, including ‘director’s cut’ or ‘definitive edition’ releases, the following list is what I think are the top 5 titles that deserve a remake. In fact, The Last of Us Part 1 is not on this list as it is widely available, has already received a remaster, and is already being remade; if the reports about it becoming more accessible are true, then a guaranteed makeover of a masterpiece for the current generation. is a GOOD thing, but the titles mentioned are my opinion and not fact, and are not in any particular order of importance.
Silent Hill Series
This is potentially cheating considering it’s four games instead of one, but I couldn’t help it. The heartbreaking publication of PT The trailer starring Norman Reedus, which suffered from an intense flop, showed that this storied franchise still has enough left in the tank for an honorable rise from when the originals were remade until now. the Silent Hill HD Remastered it was also incomplete due to the original source code for the beloved title being lost to time, so I think this is a good place to start.
Silent Hill attracted many horror fans to the genre with its gameplay, attention to detail, puzzle solving, intense story, and ultimately, it was a city that breathes, albeit teeming with monsters out to kill you. There were also fun Easter eggs for players to find, one of which allowed the player to turn Sailor Scout protagonist Heather Mason into a magical anime girl in silent hill 3. Silent Hill You can use a fresh coat of paint, no bugs, to push this franchise forward.
A Bioware A-RPG lost in the throes of time, jade empire introduced a new setting with a compelling story for the original Xbox console. While wielding arguably the greatest controller in ‘the duke’, players can venture through the fictional Jade Empire as a powerful spirit monk to gain followers on a quest to potentially topple an authoritarian regime in Emperor Sun Hai.
With compelling references to Chinese mythology and spiritual events, the title works well on the pacing of the story and pulls back the curtain on plot devices. With fluid A-RPG gameplay that focuses on light, heavy, and real-time techniques, delving into the thicket of lore the player is bound by becomes a conclusion you would need to see. With plot twists, morality-based plot decisions, and multiple endings that can see the Jade Empire end up in different scenarios as the story concludes.
bow the boy
An argument can be made to remake all three titles in the series, but the beggars don’t get to choose. Although this series of games received solid input for the PS2 with Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, is available to download on the PS4 and has aged reasonably well. I still remember fighting the original Ark Ghoul and becoming a wet kid due to not being able to finish the fight, realizing it was a fight you HAVE TO LOSE to progress.
The series hit so many different notes in the RPG genre that the soundtrack was excellent; there was a moving grid for combat, an engaging narrative spanning across the continent that begged the player to continue the intrigue, and ultimately likeable characters that allowed the story to flourish with cooperation. However, the title looks clunky now, and the enemy sprites feel garbled. bow the boy It could benefit from a fresh coat of paint to add vitality to the great Palencia adventure, while also allowing this generation of consoles to play the classic. Imagine arc the boy with voice acting?
On the heels of GOTY warlock 3 the wild hunt, CDProjekt Red did a great job of including elements from both the book series and the game series with the lore and characters, bringing the works of Andrej Sapkowski to life. Weather Witcher II: Assassins of Kings was well received, the original title did not fare as well.
The original title was well received upon release, but after trying to return to it after the masterpiece it was the wild hunt, is struck by age. The story is still off and it reveals why Geralt was initially in the service of King Foltest before his murder at the hands of Letho. Featuring dynamite music and incredible voice acting, the game’s awkwardness and overall facial expressions leave a lot to be desired. Taking players back into the Witcher universe with the first entry is a great way to introduce them to the origins of the game’s story.
Kai’s Legacy Series
I know this is technically cheating again, but adventures through the land of Nosgoth as Kain or Raziel were loaded with blood, lore, and enough to keep vampire fans engrossed in their fans for countless hours. The latest entry to the series on the PS2, Legacy of Kain: Challenge he concluded the saga of the vampire lord Kain by rejecting his fate with a flourish. The gameplay also included a novel mechanic where the protagonist could not go long without feeding, otherwise health would continually deplete, this added urgency to the puzzle-solving aspects of the titles.
The series has been praised for its excellent script and voice cast, with renowned writer-director Amy Hennig at the helm, the series was destined for greatness. However, fans haven’t seen Nosgoth since 2003, nearly two decades, and while Defiance is currently available on Steam, the other titles in the series could use some help, as they haven’t exactly aged gracefully. A full HD package to the series would help project a new generation of gamers into a legacy worth revisiting.
There you have it, I think the top 5 titles deserve a remake or a remaster to improve accessibility and gameplay. Notably, Tactics Ogre: Let’s Hold On Together was on this list, but a remaster has just been announced and has been disqualified. Honorable mentions could include Mother series, but Land was recently released on the Switch Online service. dragon legend for PS1 also came to mind, as well as parasite eve, which could also receive remakes and remasters without fail. In fact, a great generation of games dragged this generation of consoles.