Which seemingly dead franchises do you want to see continued?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Vader_vs_Maul, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Vader_vs_Maul Force Ghost

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    Before starting this thread, I did a search to see if there are any existing similar ones, and I found this one from seven (!) years ago. It's funny seeing how many of the franchises that people wanted continued from that thread actually did wind up getting remakes, sequels and whatnot. That was also partly the reason why I didn't opt to reopen that one.

    Anyway, I would like to see continuations of the Shenmue, The Getaway and Star Wars Battlefront series.
  2. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    Colony Wars! Please oh please? With sugar on top? I loved those games on the PS1 and I would buy a PS3 in an instant if I could get a new Colony Wars game.
  3. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Freespace


    Please finish off the Shivan conflict
  4. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    X-Wing/Tie-Fighter.

    Yeah, this is as probable as hell freezing over but, hey, can't an old timer dream a little?
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  5. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    Three replies so far and all of them space sims. Would have thought someone would have noticed the appetite for a new one, wouldn't you?
  6. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    I'll add another one to that: Starlancer/Freelancer.
  7. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Problem is, I think the studios (maybe the industry in general) considers the genre utterly dead. I wouldn't be surpised at all if your average studio head would say out loud in an interview "Dude, fuhgeddabout it. Space sims are so 1990s". What, and shooters aren't? You don't see that particular genre slowing down a bit, do you? I also think part of the problem with the genre is the heavy focus of developers on consoles, and hardcore flight sims (or even combat flight seems) don't lend themselves well to the limited control scheme your average gamepad offers. You also don't see too many first or third party developers making elaborate joysticks for consoles. So, if it isn't marketable for the console crowd (Ace Combat doesn't count since it can't be considered a hardcore flight sim), developers won't do a thing to revive the genre.
  8. Nagai Jedi Youngling

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    Republic Commando.
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  9. Vader_vs_Maul Force Ghost

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    Maybe some game development studio or indie developers should do a Kickstarter for a flight sim/space sim. It seems to me that it, too, is one of those genres that is considered less popular than it actually is.
  10. ZanderSolo Force Ghost

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    Brutal Legend. DECAPITATIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNN!!!!


    ...Stop looking at me like I'm nuts.


    :p
  11. Valyn Force Ghost

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  12. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    Jedi Knight- I want me some more Katarn!

    Also, Dark Cloud.
  13. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Soldier of Fortune.

    The first was an amazing game, the second was still great but not quite as good, and I like the third because it was an SoF game but the ending annoyed me because it was left open to a sequel. I have questions and I want answers to them. :(
  14. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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  15. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    SW Bounty Hunter. Jango was fun but I still want to play as Boba Fett.
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  16. ForceJumpAnakin Force Ghost

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    I'm on the fence about Battlefront. With the way the second one went, I have a feeling it would only get worse. If a third one gets made, they should follow the K-I-S-S system: Keep It Simple Stupid.

    I'd like another Batman Vengeance game, not that rise of the tin zu nonsense. The greatest thing in Vengeance is it had the ultimate cheat codes: Invincibility, Invisibility, Infinite Ammo. Very few games employ this for some reason. Having those codes would increase replay value IMO.

    I think fighting games in general should be improved, they're all dead to me. I did catch the latest Marvel vs Capcom but I got tired of getting seizures every few seconds.
  17. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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  18. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Mortal Kombat? Plus Street Fighter x Tekken doesn't look as seizure inducing as MvC3.
  19. Valyn Force Ghost

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    The new Mortal Kombats have been awesome
  20. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Left 4 Dead. I know that Valve doesn't make a third game for anything, but Left 4 Dead 3. I'm replaying the original right now, and damn has it held up well.


    I'd also settle for an epic TV show. The opening credits for each episode would occur while the Survivors were in a safe house, and the camera would slowly pan around the graffiti on the walls.

    "Allison, I'm hiding from zombies, and your poem is the worst thing that's happened to me today."
    "Im happier now I can kill ANYBODY i like."
    "better safe than sorry better safe than sorry better safe than sorry better safe than sorry better safe than sorry better safe than sorry"
  21. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    No. Valve better not DARE make another L4D until they revive their flagship and oh so very dead flagship franchise: Half-life.
  22. Shepherd492 Jedi Master

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    Empire Earth...Sure, EE3 was horrible, but the other two are amazing games. The campaigns were so cool, even if they had terrible voice acting.

    Rise of Nations...A graphics/gameplay update would be awesome, along with a few new campaigns similar to those seen in the expansion pack

    Rogue Squadron...These were pretty fun back in the day, and SW went from having tons of space sims (X wing tie fighter starfighter jedi starfighter rogue squadron rebel assault (lol) to none for several years now.
  23. jacktherack Force Ghost

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    That game was awful. It would be even worse if it was Boba instead of Jango.
    anyway, Earthworm Jim, The Warriors, Mortal Kombat shaolin monks type games, Shenmu...
  24. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I'll beg to differ then. I had a blast with it even though some of the levels really tried my patience.
  25. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    SW Bounty Hunter and The Clone Wars game from that time was fun. I can see Boba having a different style to Jango given that their choice of weapons are different.

    We need another Rogue Squadron and X-Wing/TIE Fighter title or at least something in the spirit of those series... A Clone Wars take on it could be great.

    I love to see a proper Jurassic Park/Indiana Jones title.