Games/Franchises that should make a comeback
Ezekiel last edited by Ezekiel
Memory is a bit fuzzy but doesn't MP3 make the ending of MP2 where Mona lives the cannon ending?
Also completely agree with seeing Max from anothers perspective, hell maybe have a dueling narrator with the game hopping back and forth between Max and this other character, creates an unreliable narrator but also possibly playing into multiple endings.
My only issue with a Max Payne 4 set after 3 is I really don't see much that can be done story wise, other then that mob boss still holding a grudge, but that sorta feels like a B plot instead of something that can hold an entire game.
Meanwhile setting it as a prequel might be too restricting as it eventually has to fall in line with MP1,2 or 3, depending on when it's set.
As for the firing in two directions thing, maybe a psudo lock on system, like spending a chunk of bullet time you can target one enemy, albeit with less accuracy while still manually aiming and shooting at another. To make a hypothetical scenario, your in cover and theres two enemies, both also in cover but opposite ends of the room. Mark one, while running to the other, while your chance of killing the marked one is low, you'll at least be putting down suppressing fire while rushing the other.
I think she's dead. He says in MP3 that he never forgave himself for the Mona business at the beginning of the NJ graveyard chapter. I can't do the Dead on Arrival difficulty, so for me her death is the true ending. Almost nobody unlocked that ending, I think.
Max Payne 2 didn't really invite itself to a sequel either. I'm having trouble thinking of a scenario. I think Max should get involved in whatever mess he's in because he believes in it, feels he has to. I don't want him to get dragged into it again and be a painkiller addicted depressive. I want him to be more optimistic this time, so that it doesn't feel like a repeat.
I miss his voice.
Could of sworn there was like an answering machine message or letter from Mona in 3.
I'll admit that before we got the MP3 we have now I had this idea of like Max and Mona essentially on the bloodiest honeymoon of all time, on the run and around the world. Seemed like a good idea back then.
Hell playing Forza Horizon 4 and the only thing running thru my head is how much I'd kill for a new Burnout, wouldn't care if its open world or not. I just miss making 35degree turns around a city block at 200+ MPH
@dmcmaster YES! That was a lot of the beauty with it! boosting around, knocking other cars off and see them crumbling into scrap! <3 still hate the last F1 race though xD
I loved the double helix statue in Burnout:Most Wanted, the instant I saw it I was like "I'm gonna drift up and down that thing for an hour "
And I did
El Shmiablo last edited by
Off the top of my head
Resistance (3 was honestly one of the best shooters of last gen but people had bad memories of 2)
Breath of Fire
Super Mario RPG (No Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi don't count. Not anywhere near the same level of pure majesty that is SMRPG)
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@bam541 Sly Cooper is a REALLY good pick.
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I’ll report back with a more heartfelt answer but right off the bat, “SOCOM: US NAVY SEALS” went from the poster child of PlayStation 2 online networking, the game that created GAME BATTLES (later MLG), and helped shape console multiplayer, to a game that Sony used to cash in on gaming trends and sent to die a horrible death.
The series deserved better than its send off and the tactical shooter genre needs a comeback in the era of R6 Seige having success despite the market preferring more streamlined titles.
Chocobop last edited by Chocobop
Out of the games/franchises mentioned, the ones I agree with the most are:
Super Mario RPG - Been yearning for a proper sequel or spiritual sequel since the day it came out. And if Mario is consider "too occupied" with his other RPG series then I've long wanted a Kirby version of SMRPG. Kirby already has a huge cast of characters and enemies, plus many varied settings. There won't be any problem coming up with playable characters, NPCs, a bestiary and dungeon locations. Also, like the Mario series, Kirby has "platformer DNA" so it makes sense to emulate the SMRPG approach.
James Bond 007 - I too love, loved Nightfire and still revisit it with great fondness. Everything or Nothing was a blast. Bring back Bond!
Half-Life - To be honest, I was more in love with the original than Half-Life 2, but so much time has passed that I would expect a new game to be different than all the previous entries. The setting is great, I wouldn't care even if they did shifted into a different stroyline. And unlike a lot of series that I want to make a comeback, this one has very broad fan support behind it.
Here are some of my own suggestions:
original, single player Star Wars games! Man, oh man...what happened here?! When I was growing up, it used to be that Star Wars games were as fun/important to me as the actual movie trilogy -- if not more so!
a Quintet revival: Actraiser 3 or a top down action RPG successor to the Soul Blazer/Illusion of Gaia/Terranigma trilogy.
Turok! Ignore the reboot, and take the best ideas from the other games. After developing two PC remasters/remakes, ideally Nightdive would be able to secure permission to make an original game in the series.
Ogre Battle/Tactics Ogre. It doesn't have to copy one of the two existing branches in the series, a new invention in the strategy genre using the Ogre Battle setting would both be interesting and fitting with the series's history.
Warcraft IV. WC3 is my favorite RTS. This is another sequel I've wanted since day one. And if they don't want to stick closely to the past, then a fresh design take on Warcraft 3's "RTS armies with RPG heroes" basic premise seems like ripe territory to create something that still works but feels entirely different.
Some quick Honorable mentions just to wrap things up: a new Castlevania, new Advance Wars, Kid Icarus: Uprising 2, Lost Kingdoms 3, and Hexen 3.
Faaip last edited by Faaip
It hasn't really been gone that long.. but I'd love to get another Bioshock one of these days as well
YES! how could I forget this? Vanquish is such a fun game! I played through this so many times and almost platinumed it. If this were to come back I would be very very happy.
El Shmiablo last edited by El Shmiablo
@lotias Some of Platinum's best work and one of the best third person shooters I've ever played. Has that same kind of effortless bad assery that Devil May Cry has. So good.
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Almost forgot another one; SWAT needs to return. SWAT 4 is so damn good, still my favorite game in it's genre, which isn't exactly up on the high horse these days (single player wise). The scenarios in each level makes it so special. Still can't get over how cool the serial killer house infiltration is, despite it being so short.
E_Zed_Eh_Intern last edited by E_Zed_Eh_Intern
@brannox +1 for Portal
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@el-shmiablo I would LOVE! Vanquish to make a comeback, it's one of my favorite third person shooters!
Most of the franchises I'd like to come back have already been mentioned, except for one.
Binary Domain, a real swimmin' in 7s type of game and it deserves a second chance!
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Shining Force, an actual SRPG, not these crappy action things sega has been pumping out
It's Dino Crisis for me. I've wanted a Jurassic Park Isolation ever since Alien Isolation and I think a remake/reboot of Dino Crisis is the best chance of that.
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@tokeeffe9 Dino Crisis VR
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Not sure whether it even classifies as dormant, what with the recent Switch port announcement and the continued Online game in Japan, but Dragon's Dogma needs a proper sequel. Maybe after Itsuno takes a break from DMC after 5 releases, he can come back to his other baby.
Tony Hawk or skate. or really any skateboarding franchise to step back into the limelight and become relevant again.
Also, where the hell is Virtua Fighter? If Shenmue can get revived, so can VF. Even go the kickstarter route again if you have to.