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#1 Santarino

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:56 AM

Since the start of the 7th console generation, many online distributors have kept the classic games of yesteryear alive by offering them up as downloadable games through services such as XBLA, PSN, Virtual Console, Steam, GoG, and the like. It's brought formerly obscure games and cult classics into the limelight, and has given us all the chance to re-experience old classics that we may have lost years ago, or never got to experience in the first place.

Yet, despite the fact that these download services have been around for several years now, there are *still* plenty of old gems that just haven't been re-released for some reason or another, seemingly destined to remain buried in the past. Even more baffling is how some of these classics have been shunned while games like China Warrior have somehow managed to make the cut. So yes, there are still plenty of games that many of us are desperate to see get a re-release. What old games are you eager to purchase again (Or for the first time)?

Me? Well, I'll get one of the more obvious ones out of the way: Earthbound. It's just downright baffling that this hasn't shown up on VC yet, especially since Nintendo's reasoning behind this seems to amount to "We don't feel like it, maybe tomorrow." But I'd be lying if I said Earthbound was super close to my heart. It's a great game, but I don't really count myself as one of the people who just can't live without it and would never forgive Nintendo for not re-releasing it.

Instead, my most wanted re-release would be this:

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Harvest Moon 64. Harvest Moon is one of those franchises that I think every serious gamer has heard about, but hardly any have really played. And can you blame them? It's a farming sim, what the heck is the appeal to that, right? Well, don't knock it before you try it. This franchise is oozing with personality and is downright addicting (Or it used to be at any rate, but I'm not here to rail against the current direction of the series), and has managed to gain a rather large cult following because of it. Harvest Moon 64 is generally considered by fans to be the best game in the series, but for some reason it's the only HM game from that era to have not seen the light of day on a download service. Supposedly this is because there are coding issues between the original game and Virtual Console, but I can't help but wonder if these are literally impossible issues to overcome or if the developers are just being lazy.

The thing is, much like Earthbound, unless you're lucky enough to own an original cartridge or are willing to spend a ridiculous amount of money online for a thirteen year old game then the only way to play HM64 these days is through an emulator. And I don't like playing through emulators. The controls never feel quite right to me and, well, I really don't like having to lean back in this particular chair, but I have to if I'm using a corded controller. Posted Image

It's the hard-to-acquire classic's like these that deserve to be re-released more then anything, IMHO.

Edited by Speederino, 30 July 2012 - 06:06 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:58 AM

Kingdom freakin hearts 1 and 2! Seriously, what is the hold up? I'm seeing hd collections everywhere! yet no KH....:( It would help pass the time for KH3.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:59 AM

Fucking Crock 1 and 2. They were basically the Banjo Kazooie games of the PS1 era for me, they were fun games that are somewhat rare and I would like to play them again.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:04 AM

inb4 Sonic CD.

inb4 Nights.

inb4 Sonic Adventure 2.



Well, fuck. All of the obvious jokes are ruined.















Also, I want my Lunar 2 PSP remake. Harmony of Silver Star was decent enough (generally better than the Silver Star Story Complete), and I'd like to see similar care and love put into a remake of a considerably better game. They can take their anti-grind game design and screw, though.

I'd also really like to have Daytona 2. We got the original, and we probably would never be able to get SCUD Race, so Daytona 2 would be a great compromise. Particularly when it never got a home release.

A Snatcher rerelease would be nice too. Take bits and pieces from the TurboGrafx-CD version and the Sega CD version to make a flawless whole. Add PS Move/Wiimote support for the shooting scenes. It would be awesome.

Edited by Gilda, 30 July 2012 - 06:15 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:36 AM

Kirby Tilt n' Tumble. One of Nintendo's first forays into accelerometer gameplay, and to this day one of their best. It was loads of fun, but incompatible with anything after the original horizontal GBA as the SP required you insert the game with the accelerometer upside down. But with Nintendo being unable to create a piece of hardware that DOESN'T have motion controls, it's a mystery as to why they haven't rereleased this gem.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:39 AM

More of the Rayman games as well. Hell even that learning one. I had a freakin blast with those games. I wouldn't mind re-buing them.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:51 AM

I have a couple of games I wanna see re-released.

First off is Dino Crisis, this game is one of my favorites from Capcom. I honestly believe the first game is scarier than the entire Resident Evil franchise. It needs a comeback.

The Clock Tower games are another series of games I wanna see re-released as well. Its not so often you get to play survival horror which the only thing you can do is run and hide. Not so much for the 3rd game but that's alright.

While I do know it had two re-releases, one of the PSP and the other on PSN, I would want to see a re-release of Darkstalkers, the 2nd and 3rd games mostly however. Darkstalkers is my favorite fighting series and it does deserve more love.

Finally Grim Fandango, that game made by that funny guy, needs a re-release badly. My new computer really can't play it without it going berserk or something. I hope it would somehow go on Steam. It needs a lot more love.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

Primal, my favourite PS2 game.

The PS2 version has already been released on US PSN. I want this on EU PSN. To be honest this game deserves a HD Widescreen re-release.

The game looked stunning on the PS2. The size and design of the levels was amazing. Certainly had a few glitchs but that didn't take away from the enjoyment.

Edited by MilesKnightwing, 30 July 2012 - 07:09 AM.


#9 Emmett L. Brown

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:35 AM

Final Fantasy V. Yes, it's definitely the corniest entry in the entire series, but...no, wait, that's FFX-2. Actually, it's barely in the Top Five of corniness these days. Let me start over.

Final Fantasy V had my favourite character advancement system of the entire series, and I'd love to see it get the remake treatement that FFIII and FFIV got the DS. To me it's the game that perfected the job system.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:36 AM

Any 1st party wii game remade in HD for Wii-U would be greatly appreciated by me and I'd gladly empty my wallet for them. I can imagine games like Mario Galaxy 1-2, zelda TP &SS, or Kirby RtD, etc. would look like in HD. seeing how they remade a few GCN games for wii I can see at least a few remakes in HD happening hopefully. If they remade Metroid Prime Trilogy in HD I would have a seizure from the awesomeness of it all. Sadly I can't see that happening, we would be lucky to get even Prime 3 HD, we'll probably get... Other M HD, blegh. Nah They may not want to even touch that game actually.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:50 AM

Donkey Kong 64. Seriously Nintendo, that was like my favorite N64 game back in the day.

And Sonic Shuffle. Hey don't look at me like that! I had some fun with the game, and I love Mario Party games (well the first 4 and *gasp* Advance) so I'd like to take a try at this again.

#12 Lamor

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:56 AM

Okay my choices are going to be weird but whatever.

First of all I'd like to see first two Harry Potter games getting PS1 Classics re-release on PSN.

Same goes for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of the Azkaban PS2 version and maybe Chamber of Secrets (PS2 as well).

I also 'd like to see Castelvania Symphony of the Night getting EU PSN release. Never played this game but I really want to.

#13 Ride The Walrus

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:22 AM

Timesplitters 4
Half-LIfe 3
Banjo Threeie (proper one, not N'n'B)

#14 Carbo

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:22 AM

Those aren't re-releases.

Let's not stray too much into list topic territory either, although it seems everything here is going along nicely.

#15 Scott

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

For me, Lego Island Xtreme Stunts, had such fun with that game! Along with Red Faction 1 and Bugs Bunny Lost in Time

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

Can I get a Viewtiful Joe HD? Maybe the 2nd one too? How about a Viewtiful Joe HD collection?

I'd totally pay money for that.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

Rockman Complete Works 1-6. The Japanese special editions of Mega Man 1-6, with a Navagotor mode, and remixed music.
You can put it on a Ultimate Mega Man Collection: Classic Series Edition. Along with Mega Man 1-10, & Vass, all the spin off titles , have extras, and more to make it more than just a game collection

#18 JezMM

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

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Two of the N64's finest and most original platformers. Glover saw a PC and (messy) Playstation release too but neither of those were especially widespread or easy to find. Mischief Makers however was an N64 exclusive and one of the few games that REALLY took advantage of the unique N64 controller design of having two digital directional pads in the D-Pad and C-Buttons, making it very awkward to play on emulators with keyboards OR modern generation controllers.

Glover was a 3D platformer where you alternated between traditional platforming and rolling a ball around. The platforming continued even with the ball however - while regular control was similar to games such as Marble Madness etc, you were able to slap, throw, and dribble the ball to "jump" and complete platforming segments. It had quirky sense of style and humour, with a mixture of action and puzzley gameplay and very fun, unique boss battles. The game was largely linear, and while you had to finish all 6 worlds, you had a bit of choice in the order you did them. Exploring to find hidden areas and all the collectables rewarded with bonus levels too.

Oh, and fantastic music too:


Mischief Makers was a 2D platformer with again, a very quirky control style. Platforming and combat was centered around grabbing, throwing and shaking things, as well as making use of your boosters for quick movements. While it was rather roughly and awkwardly translated, it had a decent storyline too, and a very unique visual style.

Also yes, music:



The saddest thing is not only do these games totally deserve re-releases, but their gameplay, and potential sequels, were simply made for the motion control revolution of this decade.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

I've wanted FROM to re-release Metal Wolf Chaos as a PSN game for so long, but they're scared a game about the President of America hopping into a giant, red-blue-white warmech to fight the corrupt Vice-president and his army with big guns and one liners might offend western sensibilities.

Seriously.

Kingdom freakin hearts 1 and 2! Seriously, what is the hold up? I'm seeing hd collections everywhere! yet no KH....Posted Image It would help pass the time for KH3.


While a Bluepoint devved MGS-style HD collection of 1,2 and BbS would be absolutely orgasmic, at this point I'd settle for Square to release the PSP game on the Store so I can play the god damned thing.

#20 KHCast

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

I've wanted FROM to re-release Metal Wolf Chaos as a PSN game for so long, but they're scared a game about the President of America hopping into a giant, red-blue-white warmech to fight the corrupt Vice-president and his army with big guns and one liners might offend western sensibilities.

Seriously.



While a Bluepoint devved MGS-style HD collection of 1,2 and BbS would be absolutely orgasmic, at this point I'd settle for Square to release the PSP game on the Store so I can play the god damned thing.

While I would adore them if they did that, I thought the reason why they didn't do that was because Disney.




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