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Sequels We'd All Like To See

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the i-am-looking-at-you-tie-fighter dept.

Games 514

Voodoo Extreme has a feature up that's a wishlist for future sequels. They run down some great game franchises that have been off the board for a little while, and wonder out loud about the possibility of new installments. Besides the usual suspects for lists like this (StarCraft, TIE Fighter, Descent, Ultima), they touch on some cult favorites that are ... less likely to show up in modern gaming. From the article: "Planescape Torment 2: The Poop -- Loved by many a forumgoer is Planescape Torment, a Dungeons & Dragons-themed RPG set in the other planes of existence. It was a dark game with evil undertones, but also lighthearted and funny at times. Just think Baldur's Gate with an M rating. The Scoop -- Odds of a sequel are equal to or greater than Elvis coming home on the mothership." Any oldies you'd like to see back on modern systems? While I really like many of the ideas listed here, the LucasArts classics Grim Fandango and Maniac Mansion are the ones I'd most like to see rehashed.

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A *real* Star Control III (3, Insightful)

Junta (36770) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645102)

An SCIII from Toys for Bob (or whatever they would name it) is high on my list, even after all these years...

Re:A *real* Star Control III (2, Informative)

LSD-OBS (183415) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645254)

Yessir. I've just spent the last few days making stupid geeky Star Control icons and trying to remember the locations of all the rainbow worlds. Thank $deity for UQM [sourceforge.net] . Anyway, go sign the petition [gamespy.com] for a real SCIII if you haven't already.

Another greatly desired sequel would be Full Throttle II. It keeps getting brought back to life, then canned again. LucasArts made some awesome, fantastic games. Great to see a Sam & Max comeback, but there's plenty more juice to milk out of their old titles.

Roger Wilco (2, Interesting)

guysmilee (720583) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645124)

Space Quest? Where the hell is space quest on that list!!

Re:Roger Wilco (0, Offtopic)

LameAssTheMity (998266) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645218)

You must be confused, the game you're thinking of is Chex Quest [wikipedia.org]

They already did that... (1)

Lord_Slepnir (585350) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645128)

They already made a sequel to Maniac Mansion. It was called "Day of the Tentacle". Very fun game, and there was even an easter egg where you could play the original Maniac Mansion on a computer in one of the character's rooms.

Re:They already did that... (4, Insightful)

Monkelectric (546685) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645512)

I pine for the LucasArts games of old. The Monkey Islands, the Day of the Tentacles, and Grim Fandango which was more art than a videogame.

Why is it that everything good and full of art, thought and wit must make way for what is base and stupid and vulgar? I pine for charm and subtle humor, for fully developed characters, for well developed plots for the denouement... for story telling and all the other things forgotten.

Fuck it, I'm going to write a video game and show 'em how it's done.

Re:They already did that... (4, Interesting)

Blondie-Wan (559212) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645980)

LucasArts made those wonderful graphic adventures for years, and apparently they did well for a while in the '80s and '90s, but I guess they fell by the wayside as gamers became obsessed with first-person shooters. Grim Fandango won all kinds of acclaim, but sold poorly (under 75k units, IIRC). I was really disappointed; I was hoping for a Mac version, but they don't generally bother with Mac ports of games that sold so few copies on the PC to begin with. :(


I always wondered why, when LucasArts was seemingly determined to make Star Wars games in just about every other genre imaginable (combat flightsims, first-person, racing games, RTS, platform action, fighting games, etc.), with varying results, they never tried to do one in the one game genre at which the company historically excelled and was well-known for. If they'd done a graphic adventure in the Star Wars universe and had it turn out as well as just about all their other graphic adventures, it could have given a shot in the arm to the whole field of graphic adventures. I always thought it would be cool to have, say, an adventure where you played Han and Chewie shortly before the original trilogy, around the timeframe and in a storyline along the lines of the old Brian Daley novels, or perhaps a semi-comic Droids game where you played Artoo and Threepio; in either of these ideas you could switch from one of the two leads to the other, to use whichever character is more appropriate for a given situation. Seriously, it could've been really cool, but they totally, utterly ignored the SCUMM-style adventures when it came to Star Wars, even though they did all sorts of other things as graphic adventures (everything from licensed games with the other major Lucasfilm property, Indiana Jones, to crazy, inspired stuff like Grim Fandango) at the same time they were doing Star Wars in every other genre. Why?

Re:They already did that... (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645986)

On the same note, I really liked the Alone in the Dark series. It's amazing how the right mixture of music and sound effects can immerse you in a games, even when they're only using 10 polygons to draw a person. I liked the first two the most, don't think I ever played number 3, and then I started to play 4, but really didn't like it, as the start of the game starts you off with 8 bullets, and 4 dogs attacking you, each of which takes 3 bullets to kill. Games don't really need good graphics, but they need a good story, and good atmosphere. I just checked, and it seems as though they are releasing AITD 5, but I'll have to wait and how close it stays to the original games.

Re:They already did that... (1)

Dan East (318230) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646072)

Aww, quit your pining already.

Dan East

Re:They already did that... (1)

Cadallin (863437) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646106)

Ummm, Subtle...Yeah. Like blasting Heavy Metal music in order to shake some fake barf off a ceiling.

Look, I love the Lucas Arts classics as much as anybody, but Subtle or High Art they were not. They had about the same intellectual content as a 1940's Bugs Bunny cartoon, which is admittedly very entertaining, even witty and charming, but thats still a far cry from the ivory towers of literature and haute cinema.

Although alternatively this does raise an interesting question, at what point does Pop art, like "Superman" or "Bugs Bunny" become legitimate art in the same fashion that Shakespeare did, or even as pulp novels like the works E. R. Burroughs are in the process of doing? Keep in mind that Shakespeare, when he was writing, was writing pretty low-brow trashy stuff, and was decried by moral authorities of the day for "corrupting the youth."

Making your own video games (1)

PIPBoy3000 (619296) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646112)

I've actually been doing just that [adamandjamie.com] , working on a module for Neverwinter Nights 2. It's tremendous fun, frustration, and can easily suck up huge volumes of time. On the plus side, you can add quirky humor, characters that interact the way you want, and plot twists that would be avoided in a mass-market game.

There's other game creation resources [ambrosine.com] out there, in addition to modding the big name games (e.g. Unreal Tournament, HalfLife, etc.). Give it a try!

Re:They already did that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17645948)

Oddly enough, they also made a sequel to Ultima. And then another one. And then another one.

the problem with sequels... (3, Insightful)

east coast (590680) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645168)

My problem with sequels is that it's just way too easy to botch a good thing.

There's a ton of games I'd like to see either updated editions of or new maps/missions for but at the same time my initial reaction would be somewhere between fear and anxiety.

And as for updating older games... sometimes it's the nostalgic effect of playing it on the old systems that make it better than what the game really is.

Re:the problem with sequels... (1)

Irish-DnB (161087) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645382)

sometimes it's the nostalgic effect of playing it on the old systems that make it better than what the game really is.
Unfortunately for me that would mean spending approx. 25% of my time rewinding and fast forwarding the tape drive on my Amstrad 464. Thank god for emulators.

Dungeon Keeper (4, Interesting)

loftwyr (36717) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645170)

Dungeon Keeper III: The Apology.

Dungeon Keeper was a great game with a simple premise. Dungeon Keeper II forgot that adding Mega-3D graphics and a storyline that nobody would care about doesn't make the game better.

Adding new monsters and more flexibility was needed.

I wanna explode more chickens!

Dungeon Keeper-Baster Assault. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17645448)

"I wanna explode more chickens!"

Alright! Alright! Let's leave the kinky stuff at home.

Re:Dungeon Keeper (1)

crossmr (957846) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646144)

Evil Genius?

Dino Crisis (1)

Xymor (943922) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645176)

I wish we could have more Dino Crisis.
Dinosaurs > Zombies.

Re:Dino Crisis (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645632)

What about zombie dinosaurs?

-Eric

Classic games I would love to see more of (1)

master_kaos (1027308) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645192)

Grim Fandango 2 Monkey Island 5 Indiana Jones Police Quest Space Quest Kings Quest The Dig 2 AVP 3 Sam and Max 2 (made by lucas arts and not tell tale... I don't like their version that much) ... Probably get the hint that I love adventure games There are probably a few others I would love to see, but nothing comes to mind at the moment

System Shock 3? (4, Insightful)

Clazzy (958719) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645196)

Enough said? Really, I could think of a few games which would be lovely to have sequels to (DX, KOTOR to name a couple) but sometimes it's better to have an original story than churning out the same thing over and over which is what seems to happen nowadays. Perhaps I'm just too cynical.

Re:System Shock 3? (1)

Luctius (931144) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645644)

System shock 3 will be very unlikely but keep an eye out for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioshock [wikipedia.org]

Re:System Shock 3? (1)

Clazzy (958719) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645800)

Oh, I have been. It's just a shame it most likely won't run on my laptop.

Re:System Shock 3? (1)

Thansal (999464) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645924)

That and a sever lack of SHODAN.

Afterall, psychotic female AIs are obviously awsome.

And yah, SS3 was one of the main ones I was sad they didn't list. I know Bioshock is comming out, and I am eagerly awaiting it. However the change of setting is kinda sad (I loved the universe they had created for the SS games). Hopefuly their baddies will be as awsome as The Many, and more hacking/weapon tinkering/body tinkering and other such wonderful customization options.

Re:System Shock 3? (1)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645716)

You're probably already aware but Bioshock [2kgames.com] is in development which is effectively System Shock 3, or at least as close as you're ever gonna get to it. Due out 2nd half of 2007 apparently.

Re:System Shock 3? (1)

Groghunter (932096) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645900)

Uhm, you do realize that EA announced System shock 3 a few months after Bio Shock was announced, right?

Re:System Shock 3? (2, Interesting)

Clazzy (958719) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646002)

They renewed the trademark, they never announced System Shock 3 to my knowledge.

As always (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17645198)

Duke Nukem Forever anybody?

StarCraft, TIE Fighter, Descent (5, Insightful)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645204)

Hell, re-release those with modern graphics and upgraded online play (ala Half Life:Source) and they would sell all over again. I still play all three of those games and i cant remember a LAN party i've been to where we didnt get a game of starcraft going. Show me a gamer that doesnt have starcraft tucked away on their system somewhere.

Re:StarCraft, TIE Fighter, Descent (1)

jackharrer (972403) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645300)

I'm not really a gamer and I have StarCraft. That was a good game. Sometimes we connect through Hamachi and play with my friends now scattered all over the world.

Re:StarCraft, TIE Fighter, Descent (2, Interesting)

TheThiefMaster (992038) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645306)

Actually half-life: source doesn't really have updated graphics, just an updated engine, so it still looks awful.

If it was any good then the Black Mesa mod for Half-life 2 might not still be going.

Counter-strike source would have been a better example, they actually remade the levels to a modern detail level.

Re:StarCraft, TIE Fighter, Descent (1)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645922)

Starcraft is indeed still a great game. Although it seems a sequel probably will come out, whch is great news, I think for now Dawn Of War is probably so similar to what I'd expect of Starcraft 2 that I'm not too worried with how long it takes to develop.

Bard's Tale IV (2, Interesting)

owlman17 (871857) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645208)

And not just a remake. No, the new Bard's Tale isn't enough. Neither is Dragon Wars. We'd like a real Bard's Tale IV after Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate.

Re:Bard's Tale IV (2, Informative)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645594)

The new "Bard's Tale" really has absolutely nothing to do with the original (aside from the title and the fact that it's an CRPG). It's a funny game, with a lot of satire, but it's a shame they had to stick it with that name.

A real Bard's Tale sequel is indeed well overdue.

-Eric

Shadowrun 2 (1)

mastershake_phd (1050150) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645230)

Loved the SNES version. Microsoft has bought the parent company and is planing to turn it into a multiplayer only fps unfortunately.

Re:Shadowrun 2 (1)

static0verdrive (776495) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645390)

(this is not a console war flamestarter) I WAY preferred the Genesis version to the SNES version, and would LOVE a sequel to that. Better yet, a World of Shadowrun (Warcraft MMO-like) would be most fitting for the Shadowrun universe.

X-Com! (2, Interesting)

bakreule (95098) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645242)

Xcom doesn't make the list?! Gripe! Complain! And none of that silly water stuff from the sequel. Give me aliens!

Re:X-Com! (2, Informative)

hobbes vs boyle (974630) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645904)

Have you checked out UFO: Alien Invasion? It's "heavily inspired by the X-COM series" (and if they say "heavily" they mean it!), supports network gameplay, and is licensed under GPL. And it has no underwater missions :-) http://ufo.myexp.de/ [myexp.de] Cheers, hobbes vs boyle

Re:X-Com! (1)

quarterbrain (958359) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646064)

The only reason I came into this thread was to make sure XCom was mentioned. With XCom, Civ, and Fallout, I don't know why people even bothered to make anything else. They should have been busy gaming.

Klonoa! (1)

sonicbhoc (1052400) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645248)

There needs to be a sequel to the PS2 Klonoa games. It would really fit in well with the Wii.

Re:Klonoa! (1)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645504)

So very much yes. The only problem is that the Klonoa games have lent themselves more towards the current handheld systems than the major consoles. More than that, I think you and I are about the only North Americans who are interested in seeing a new Klonoa game; they just sadly didn't sell very well over here.

Now, that said, I would also really like to see a couple new-IP side-scrollers. Failing that, either a remake/sequel to Mischief Makers or a remake/expanded version of The Goonies II (though that's really more in the Metroid/Castlevania genre, so, no real shortage there).

Re:Klonoa! (1)

ziggy_co (1051982) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645758)

I love the klonoa games... so that makes it three of us. I just dig the gameplay and all the pretty colors. The most recent PS2 game was gorgeous.

Ob (5, Funny)

Bastard of Subhumani (827601) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645274)

I liked Duke Nukem, any chance of a follow-up?

Skies of Arcadia (3, Interesting)

RyoShin (610051) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645282)

Skies of Arcadia (and Legends) is one of the best RPGs I've ever played, as well as one of the best games. While it had its faults (blocky graphics, even on the 'Cube, bad voice acting, high encounter rate), it was a very fun RPG with a pretty good story that focused mainly on pirates. One of the best things, though, was the Airship battles.

I'd love to see a sequel to this game; however, it should be set in the same world but involve different characters (referencing the past characters or having them show up once or twice is alright). It might also be a good basis for an MMO.

Re:Skies of Arcadia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17646024)

Yes please. SOA is the reason why I keep the Dreamcast in repair (well, that and Rez, but that's between me and my homemade controller attachment).

Sequels (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17645292)

... because there's nothing like a good sequel to force the game industry to be more creative.

Fallout (5, Insightful)

Chemisor (97276) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645298)

Fallout was unquestionably the best PC game ever made.

Re:Fallout (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17645378)

orly

Re:Fallout (1)

Science Cat (870227) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645408)

Amen and pass the chain gun!

Re:Fallout (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645500)

*I* would question that.

-Eric

Freespace (1)

SNR monkey (1021747) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645304)

While they were talking about Descent ('both' of them?? I seem to remember at least 3 (unless they meant 2 sequels?)), I couldn't help thinking about (Descent) Freespace and Freespace 2. I wouldn't mind having a Freespace 3, the first two were awesome.

Re:Freespace (1)

Goaway (82658) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645530)

Man, Freespace was the absolutely worst space sim I've ever tried to play. Ridiculous physics, ridiculous gameplay, and a completely and utterly ridiculous plot. Well, start of a plot. I didn't get past a couple of missions before uninstalling it in disgust and never playing it again.

Re:Freespace (1)

robson (60067) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645902)

I didn't get past a couple of missions before uninstalling it in disgust and never playing it again.

I think this may disqualify you from properly evaluating the entirety of the game, much less its sequel.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645360)

*sheds just one more tear*

This Time, He's Really Really Immortal + Anguished (4, Insightful)

FhnuZoag (875558) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645372)

Pleeeease don't make a Planescape Torment sequel. Sure, make another game set in the Planescape multiverse. But a sequel to Torment can only be a rape of a fine game's memory. The game had a fine ending, a great ending. Don't ruin it by tacking something on.

Re:This Time, He's Really Really Immortal + Anguis (1)

tbannist (230135) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645780)

That's true, the sequel definitely should not revolve around the main character from Torment. But then that begs the question, how do you adopt the immortal mechanic without making it seems a trite replay?

Leisure Suit Larry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17645384)

The closest thing to seducing real girls for all slashdot readers.

Re:Leisure Suit Larry (1, Offtopic)

Xentor (600436) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645596)

They made another Leisure Suit Larry, but they did it without Al Lowe. Because of that, I refuse to play it.

The Poop? (2, Funny)

devnullkac (223246) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645392)

I've never heard of the original, but Planescape Torment 2: The Poop sounds like a winner to me.

E.T. 2 (2, Funny)

fyrie (604735) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645398)

What?

Re:E.T. 2 (4, Funny)

hamburger lady (218108) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645568)

Custer's Revenge II: The Revenge of Custer's Revenge

Sequels (1)

heptapod (243146) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645434)

Why not create something original rather than beating a dead horse? As cool as sequels may sound, most tend to spoil the experience of the original game.

Re:Sequels (1)

fyrie (604735) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645514)

I tend to think you are right here, especially since the game had multiple endings. I would love to see another game in the same setting though.

Re:Sequels (2, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645680)

I'm sorry, I live in Hollywood and work in the game industry. I am unfamiliar with this word "original." Is it a type of food like "oriental?"

-Eric

Master of Magic II (5, Insightful)

Usekh (557680) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645454)

Anyone else remember that game? man Master of Orion got 3 sequels. It deserves at least one.

Re:Master of Magic II (1)

Homr Zodyssey (905161) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646082)

I was gonna suggest this one if noone else did. MoM was an awesome game. I bought this game on 3.5" floppies for DOS. Its the only game I ever wanted to play past the life of its medium...those darned floppies went bad before the game got stale for me. Fortunately I found a copy of it on an abandonware site. I have to play it in DOSShell though. It requires Expanded memory...ugh! I really wish someone would make a modern version designed for modern OSes.

Sequels to fix things? (1)

iainl (136759) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645472)

I'm sure we can all list games that we love that either don't have sequels yet (Rez would top my list), or the ones where there are sequels, but they break the purity of the original (Super Monkey Ball).

What I'd be interested is in taking games that were almost brilliant, but stuffed up by silly flaws that were usually the limitations of the original platform. Something like G-Police with a useable draw distance, more Dino Crisis but with a camera that didn't make me want to brutally beat the developers around the head with a rolling pin, or Midtown Madness with traffic in multiplayer and a car that handles better.

On the other hand, I would love a third Syndicate...

A new Wing Commander game (3, Insightful)

taxman_10m (41083) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645478)

I loved the Wing Commander series and was very disappointed when they decided to go lite on the movie parts with the last game. The world needs more Kilrathi.

No way: Wing Commander Privateer (2, Informative)

halivar (535827) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645750)

And I don't mean "Privateer 2: The Random Game We Grafted Onto The Franchise."

I mean a real, honest-to-God Wing Commander Privateer sequel.

Random Games I Liked (2, Insightful)

Atlantic Wall (847508) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645546)

Last Express 2: A sequel to the Win 95/98 game made by smoking car productions. First game was set on orient express just before the assaination of Archduke Ferdinand. Great story and gameplay. Duke Nukem anyone???

Anyone Remeber Master of Magic? (2, Interesting)

Mystex (1052412) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645600)

There's one I'd like to see redone. Loved building up a special forces team of heros equiped with the best magical items I could buy or build and using them to help me conquer the world.

Tyrian (2, Interesting)

Xentor (600436) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645646)

How about a version of Tyrian that'll work on a modern machine? Such a simple game, but so well-made...

There was a version, Tyrian 2000, that'd work on a Win9x box, but not on 2k/XP/EvilVista.

Am I the only one that remembers this little classic? Am I the only one who yearns to play with Zica Lasers and Banana Bombs!?!?

Re:Tyrian (1)

Thansal (999464) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646010)

Dosbox WILL get tyrian upand runnign on win2K *I can't say anythign for other OSes), and it really is not that hard.

And yah, Tyrian is awsome. Admitedly I think I spent more time blowing up my friends with the tank game (destruct) that was also included :D

Re:Tyrian (1)

Novus (182265) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646132)

Assuming "modern" means 2003 or later, DOSBox [sourceforge.net] should help you out (for both Tyrian and Tyrian 2000, which is still a DOS program despite its Windows installer!).

In fact, it's quite hard to find DOS games that don't run on DOSBox.

DNFII (1)

trainsnpep (608418) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645658)

Duke Nukem Forever II.

2 Oldies but goodies from SNES I'd like to see... (1)

dispatch (981884) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645690)

...would be Rock 'N Roll Racin' - "OUCH! WOAAAAAH! TARQUIN IS IN ANOTHER TIME ZONE!!" and E.V.O. which if they did it right could be effin sweet!

Moo! (1)

Coffee Warlord (266564) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645770)

How about a Master of Orion sequel (okay, 2 was fun, but most of us know about the fiasco that was 3) that doesn't suck?

Failing that...Colonization 2 and Master of Magic 2. Please. Purty please.

Speedball offcourse (1)

big ben bullet (771673) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645778)


No question about it:
Speedball 3 !!!
And with multiplayer this time ;-)

Also... I remember playing a game 'The Creed' in the late nineties. You had a top down/perspective view of a character ('Syndicate'-style) in a futuristic urban setting. I really liked that game but haven't been able to find anything about it since...

Prequels? (1)

AxminsterLeuven (963108) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645792)

How about a prequel to Pacman?
Pacman Begins

Wing Commander: Privateer (1)

NotNormal (958920) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645806)

Am I the only one who has love for Privateer?

Excuse me. . . (1)

AcidLacedPenguiN (835552) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645822)

. . . But wasn't it just a few weeks to about 3 years ago when EVERYONE was entirely pissed off that all the game developers were only making sequels? Why this sudden change of heart, "Wait, now we need MORE sequels!!!!11"?

No TIE Fighter sequel (prequel) please. (1)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645840)

You just know it'd be from the prequel trilogy and let's face it that's a recipe for tripe no matter which way you spin it. Even if it wasn't a cheap cash-in on the licence it'd still be based on a set of films and vehicles which hold no interest for me whatsoever. That's one game series that's best left buried.

Screw the games - I want Spaceballs 2 (0, Offtopic)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645886)

After all, in Spaceballs, we WERE promised "Spaceballs 2 - The Search for More Money".

How many games out there gave us such great lines as:

  • "We're not doing it for the money ... we're doing it for a shitload of money!"
  • "Gee, sorry, it has a mind of its own!"
  • "Stop looking at my cans."
  • "Oh no. She's a drewish princess."
  • "1 2 3 4 5! Icredible! I have the same combination on my luggage."
  • "Why didn't somebody tell me my ass was so big?"
  • "Scotty beamed me twice last night."
  • "Check, please!!!"
  • "They've gone plaid!"
  • "They must be jamming our radar!" "Mmmm - raspberry. Only one person would dare give me the raspberry!"
  • "No sir, this is Mr. Coffee!"
  • "Sir, No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls!"
  • "I'm surrounded by assholes!"
  • "Are you chicken, colonel?"
  • "That makes us nothing, which is what you'll be soon."
  • "Selfdestruct in 10 seconds - 9 - 8 - 6 - " "hey what happend to 7?!?" "Just joking ... - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 Have a nice day!"
  • "Spaceballs? There goes the planet."

A *proper* Krondor sequel! (1)

cbrichar (819941) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645890)

What I wouldn't give for another Feist-inspired Krondor game.


Betrayal at Krondor had an incredibly rich and complex storyline, due in large part to the creators keeping true to the source material - the books of Raymond E. Feist. (It was apparently a widely-held myth that Feist contributed directly to the game). Add a full orchestral soundtrack, amazingly lifelike characters (for its day) and a large element of exploratory freedom, and the result was a mature and intelligent game that I played through dozens of times, and still think about from time to time.

And sequels did come out. We had Betrayal in Antara, poorly received by fans who wanted to travel back to Midkemia and be greeted with a mature plotline and instead were thrust into a cartoony adventure game. We had Return to Krondor, which took away a tried and true interface, as well as a large amount of gameplay freedom. Both "sequels" failed to capture the spirit of adventure that captivated so many of us in the original title.

I wanna' go back to Midkemia.

rehash (1)

buff3r (1036328) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645892)

I'd have to agree that *most* of the time, digging up old games for sequels is a bad idea but there are just some games I can't get enough of. I would definitely play a sequel to the original "Pirates Gold", especially if had some immersive 3D elements to it.

Some of us old-schoolers are still waiting for... (5, Funny)

Kalendraf (830012) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645894)

Pong 2

Alex Kidd (1)

InsaneLampshade (890845) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645906)

Wouldn't mind seeing a new Alex Kidd game for one of the handheld systems. Alex Kidd in Miracle World was far better than anything Sonic related.

Chips Challenge (1)

RPGonAS400 (956583) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645936)

The last game I really got into was Chips Challenge from the MicroSoft Entertainment Packs. I finished all 149 levels and the bonus level. I would like more levels and the ability to pause or save games at a certain point rather than having to go back to the beginning every time.

I bet there are lots more that really liked this game also. It was my kids favorite also back from the days of Win 3.1 and one of these days I will find my old copies and put it on my current PCs.

Jedi Knight III (1)

Chimera512 (910750) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645938)

Given the recently released proof of concept Lucas arts visuals we got a little while back, I'd love to see any sort of "guy with a lightsaber (why isn't that in firefox's spell checker) + force powers in the E.U." game. (as far as I'm concerned Jedi Academy was Jedi Knight 2.5 except without an interesting main character, I don't think I ever finished it.)

Lucas Arts, please pull yourself out of the gutter and release something worth playing. I don't want to play through a movie.

Re:Jedi Knight III (1)

nomadic (141991) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646098)

Given the recently released proof of concept Lucas arts visuals we got a little while back, I'd love to see any sort of "guy with a lightsaber (why isn't that in firefox's spell checker) + force powers in the E.U."

The European Union? What, he's supposed to fight his way through Belgium?

No bullfrog games? No X-com? Crappy list. (5, Interesting)

*weasel (174362) | more than 7 years ago | (#17645988)

What, are these guys new to gaming?

How about Syndicate, or Magic Carpet, or Dungeon Keeper, or Theme hospital?
How about xcom? (a real sequel, thanks.)

How about Alternate Reality the Wilderness, or the Arena, or the Palace?

Bring back Werdna (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17645998)

Wizardy.

Games I would like to see sequals to (1)

jonwil (467024) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646022)

1.Sentinel Worlds: Future Magic (great little game, any game with a similar style and gameplay would be great IMO). Unlikely that there would ever be a direct sequal but a game with the same gameplay style (but done with full modern 3D graphics) could certainly be done. No clue who actually owns the rights to this.

2.Transport Tycoon 2. Picture something like Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 where you can actually get a drivers (or passengers) eye view from any vehicle on your network.
If they do it, they gotta keep the candy level, that was fun :)
I dont see this happening anytime soon given where Chris Sawyer is. And where Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 is (dead with no sign of any future relases at all).

3.Space Quest . Basicly a game that takes all the good gameplay stuff from Space Quest 1 and 2 (including the fact that for 99% of the game every action you took was either a correct action to take or ended your game, there were no places where you could take a particular action, get further in the game and find that the earlier action was not the right one and that you couldnt go back and redo it) and makes it 3D.
Probobly unlikely to happen, the days of "type what you want to do" adventure games are long gone.

4.C&C Renegade. My favorite FPS. Given that EA owns the rights and is doing nothing with them, its unlikely any official renegade related items will be appearing anytime soon. But Red Alert: A Path Beyond from http://www.apathbeyond.com/ [apathbeyond.com] its a pretty good substitute for Renegade 2.

and 5.Ghostbusters. Not strictly a sequal per se but I would LOVE to see a ghostbusters game done on a modern 3D engine (using things like pixel and vertex shaders to make the ghosts look cool). Would have to have all the things from the movies though (like the ecto-1 as a cadilac ambulence and like the classic Ray Parker Jr theme song). Probobly wont happen given that Sony (who own ghostbusters) seem to be doing nothing with the IP.

I also aggree with several in that article like Diablo III (picture a Diablo game done in Oblivion style first person, now THAT would KICK ASS)

Guardian Legend! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17646032)

The Guardian Legend 2. The original on NES was an excellent mix of shoot 'em ups and Zelda-like exploring, and I can still play it to this day. I'd love to see an updated version.

Moar (1)

Eideewt (603267) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646040)

Commander Keen! Thief!

All in all, this is a good list. Hits some of my favorites like Descent and Fallout.

GIANTS! (1)

Thansal (999464) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646058)

No one has brought it up, but my favorite game on that list is probably Giants: Citizen Kabuto. The game play was exelent, each storyline having a very original play style (that counts ALOT to me), the commedy from the natives as well as other friendlys and baddies also made everything always worth checkign out.

If a sequal to Giants came out I would be a very happy camper.

The Poop (1)

vjmurphy (190266) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646114)

"Planescape Torment 2: The Poop"

I would buy a game with that subtitle sight unseen.

Frontier (1)

sodar (550013) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646162)

I would welcome another sequel to Elite/Frontier series, but no chance, i guess.
For those who want to play Frontier: First Encounters on modern pc: jjFFE download page [jaj22.org.uk]

Autoduel (1)

oneiros27 (46144) | more than 7 years ago | (#17646186)

As Fallout and X-Com have already been mentioned, I'd next have to go with Autoduel [mobygames.com] , based on the Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars [sjgames.com] .

Yes, it was a little cheesy top-down type game, but before the MechWarrior series was Crescent Hawk's Revenge [mobygames.com]

You could do Car Wars / Autoduel as an open-ended environment, where you could elect to participate in the autoduel circuit, a courier running jobs, looks for wrecks to scrounge, a go criminal and create wrecks to scrounge, or go vigilante and wait for people to try to create wrecks and shoot them. With today's improved computers, you might be able to make it massively multiplayer, and have caravans and whole posses of criminals lying in wait to ambush people.
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