Games/Franchises that should make a comeback



  • Syphon Filter
    Timesplitters
    Base Wars
    Twisted Metal



  • 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.



  • @brannox +1 for Portal



  • @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!



  • Shining Force, an actual SRPG, not these crappy action things sega has been pumping out


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    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.



  • @tokeeffe9 Dino Crisis VR



  • 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.



  • @smoothrunes At least you get some VF character in DOA.



  • @el-shmiablo
    Speaking of I wonder if the VF and KOF guest will come back in DOA6



  • @smoothrunes
    Well Tony Hawk just announced some smartphone game a few weeks ago, that claims to go back to THPS roots.



  • There's just too many to be honest. I'd personally be more interested in seeing a few franchises return to form, franchises such as Tomb Raider and Resident Evil.



  • @sheria Besides the colossal misstep that was 6, I think RE has generally been quite on point from entry to entry.



  • @el-shmiablo said in Games/Franchises that should make a comeback:

    @sheria Besides the colossal misstep that was 6, I think RE has generally been quite on point from entry to entry.

    It's had its highs and lows since Zero. I think it would make the best comeback by taking queues from the likes of Sonic Mania, Mega Man 9 or even Broken Sword 5; realising that technology doesn't make the game and recognising the things that made it so good in the first place.



  • @sheria I don't see the correlation between those games an RE.
    Sure they could pander to the nostalgia crowd and release a game with horrible voice acting and characters totalling 100 polys across the entire game, but I don't think that is what people enjoyed about RE.
    Though I may be wrong, I think it was the atmosphere, tension, and general mystery of the original games that hooked people in. Solving obtuse puzzles under the threat of zombie attack and wondering when the next dog would come leaping through a window at me is what I remember most.



  • @el-shmiablo said in Games/Franchises that should make a comeback:

    @sheria I don't see the correlation between those games an RE.

    For a lot of fans, they all lost their identity with time. Broken Sword was always delivering what was expected from it, but pushing to incorporate modern gaming fads that the likes of tomb raider and other such games did, such as 3D block puzzles and the such caused it to take missteps. Very hard to ignore RE4's deliberate and sudden change to follow market trends.

    The correlation is that they are all franchises that people feel that an older template may actually suit the series better.



  • @sheria I don't think they are better games because of an older remplate, but better games because the template was simply better itself.
    Sonic Mania works because everything after the Genesis Sonics simply weren't as good period.
    While some might argue differently, I fell that RE4 and 7 were modernizations that worked for the series rather than against it.
    6 is really the only RE where I think they completely jumped the shark.



  • @el-shmiablo said in Games/Franchises that should make a comeback:

    @sheria I don't think they are better games because of an older remplate, but better games because the template was simply better itself.
    Sonic Mania works because everything after the Genesis Sonics simply weren't as good period.
    While some might argue differently, I fell that RE4 and 7 were modernizations that worked for the series rather than against it.
    6 is really the only RE where I think they completely jumped the shark.

    I actually really enjoyed RE4, but only as a separate entity.

    As you say, it's down to the individual. But I personally believe that RE is akin to a number of franchises like sonic and castlevania, where the translation to a more modern genre just doesn't work as well.



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  • I would also love to see the LA Noire series return. Really loved that game (i'm considering buying the PS4 version right now, really want to play it again). The Orient or whatever it's called, the rumored sequel, sounds so cool. Old school detective work in 1930's Shanghai is such an intriguing promise. This is basically my next dream game. Please do it Rockstar, spend the big bucks on this one.