Siliconera Speaks Up: What Is Your Dream Remake?

By Louise Yang . February 8, 2009 . 9:49am

These days, it seems like a remake is popping up each week. Which game would you like to see get a full remake? (Just to define a remake, Final Fantasy IV DS would be a remake. Persona PSP and Chrono Trigger DS add a few new features, but they’re really ports.)

 

Jenni: With the recent ports of Star Ocean: First Departure and Star Ocean: Second Evolution, and the forthcoming release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope, I’m truly hoping that Square Enix decides to remake the Game Boy Color Star Ocean game, Star Ocean: Blue Sphere. With the recent attention being paid to the series, I think it is a wonderful time for a DS port of that game.

 

Of course, remakes of the original Mother or Mother 2/Earthbound for perhaps the DS or Wii would also be a wonderful surprise. Since Nintendo seems to neglect that franchise, I think that’s an impossible dream.

 

Louise: Before Square joined with Enix, Enix put out an SNES game in 1995 called Hamelin no Violin Tamaki, or The Violinist of Hamelin. It was loosely based off of a manga of the same name. It was one of my favorite side-scrolling platformers on the SNES.

 

Players control Hamel, who meets up with Flute, an orphaned girl early on his adventure. Hamel can pick up costumes, which Flute can wear, which gives her special abilities. Think of the tanooki suit in Super Mario Bros. 3. The suits weren’t limited to just animals in The Violinist of Hamelin. There was a UFO suit, which lets Flute hover near Hamel, and a hockey puck-type suit that well…makes her act as a hockey puck and slide around. I would love to see this re-made on the Wii with higher-res sprites and a different adventure. Even if they re-made it in 3D, as long as they stayed true to the game and its suits, I would be happy.

 

Spencer:Square Enix loves ports so I’ll pick a Square game we missed out on. Live A Live was a Super Famicom RPG with what at first seems like unconnected stories and heroes in different time periods that you can play in any order. One world is set up like a kung fu movie, another is like a spaghetti western, and in present day the protagonist enters a fighting tournament to become the strongest fighter in the world. Fighting games were popular when Live A Live came out! Present day is just fights too and Live A Live had a unique fighting system. It took place on a grid and it was turn based. Maybe the best way to describe it would be strategy RPG-lite. Actually, combat could be modified for a touch screen handheld and it is Live A Live’s 15th anniversary this year… Nah, Square Enix won’t dig this out. Will they? It hasn’t made an appearance on the Virtual Console in Japan either.

 

Ishaan: What I’d really like to see is a remake of Final Fantasy VI. We all know it’s coming, but I’m hoping against hope that Square Enix decides to do it for Wii instead of DS. I say Wii because the PS3 and 360 are getting the Fabula Nova Crystallis games and hey, we all know that FFVII remake is coming to PS3 eventually anyway. It would also be nice to have the game come out two years into development instead of, like, five.

 

Console preference aside, the reason I’d love to see FFVI on a home system and not a handheld is because Square couldn’t do justice to Yoshitaka Amano’s art years ago on the SNES and they certainly can’t do it on the DS either. Amano’s art doesn’t lend itself to chibi stylization very well, as is apparent from looking at his character concepts and then their chibi ingame sprites. FFVI is also the definitive oldschool Final Fantasy, and I’d like to see the game get a proper home console treatment with all the bells and whistles needed to facilitate its glorious transition to 3D when this inevitable remake happens. It’s also been a good long time since we heard Nobuo Uematsu’s music in a proper home console Final Fantasy and FFVI features some of his best work in my opinion. Make it happen, Square!


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  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    Grand Theft Auto: London 1969. Rockstar already went to Liberty City, San Andreas and Vice City. The only place left that were in the original games (or in this case, game expansion) is London. Since 4 has been out for a while I think going back to revisit an old landmark to make it come full circle is in order!
    After that, maybe use a similar system used in GTA2, one of the more fun GTA games.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Holy shit, GTA London is an excellent choice! I’m all for that. I love British humour and there’s a lot of ways GTA could exploit that..

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Ah, great choice, but the way the GTA series is now Rockstar might have a hard time reverting back to GTA2.

      • lostinblue

        GTA DS actually seems a little reminiscent of it.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Yeah, agreed. DS and PSP are the key to bringing back some of the old top-down GTA experience. I still prefer those games to the newer GTAs.

  • Volcynika

    Soul Blazer was one of my favorite titles back in the day. Some of my favorite music ever and it was an enjoyable run. Really, that or Illusion of Gaia/Terranigma would be great to see brought back in a new light.

    (FFVI also gets my vote! :P)

  • AZN Sun Flower Princess

    No more remakes! We need more original IP’s. Stop with the stupid remakes and rehashes already. IMO: Developers = lazy / Originality = Dead (both on the Western side and Eastern side of game development)

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      In all fairness, it’s not like most Japanese developers have a choice when remakes of old games tend to outsell everything else in their home territory. It’s almost a guaranteed source of income, and is especially important right now because it keeps the Japanese buying games until someone can revive that market. Sad, but true.

      The alternative – Square’s exclusive-B-RPG model – isn’t any better, though.

  • ed smith

    Three words: Secret of Evermore!!!!

    hands down, my favorite snes rpg.

    • Joanna

      yes! I agree a remake of evermore would be awesome :D :D :D

    • lostinblue

      funny to see so much Evermore love here; I stumbled recently on a new interview that came out recently regarding it, it’s a good read:

      -> http://www.super-nes.com/evermoreinterview.htm

      :)

  • http://anosou.com/ Anosou

    R-Type Final in full HD without slow-downs!

    The Metal Max series would also be cool remakes :3

  • ShadowYuri

    Just between Final Fantasy IV and the sixth, I would like to see a DS remake of Final Fantasy V. I can’t explain very well why, but I loved the characters (except for Bartz -_-) in this game (especially Lenna), and seeing how the last Final Fantasy remake was made on DS (which I found to be very enjoyable despite any originality), it would be just what I expect from a remake.

    Aside from that, I like better an original game over a remake.

  • Wake

    Final Fantasy VI on the PS3/360 would be something. I’d even settle for the n64 one.

  • Evila

    Resident Evil 2 is something I’ve been wanting to see remade. Would love it on Wii with RE4 style controls. And Pokemon Gold/Silver remade on the DS would be sweet too.

    • Rciwws

      I still hold gold and silver as the most wonderous and memorable of the series…sighh so nostalgic…

      • lostinblue

        hmmm, for me the first 150 pokémons is where it’s at, after that I feel it expanded too much

      • Evila

        Same. :D I played red a little bit before it, but gold and crystal are what really made me into a Pokemon freak, haha. I would love to revisit the gold/silver games with updated graphics and music, and the improvements from crystal built in from the get go.

        • Rciwws

          The fact that they had the whole new Johto region plus included a new updated kanto region too was great and over the top.

  • Ryan

    Some I would like to see, but likely never will:

    Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
    Xenogears

    But mostly, some high quality remakes of some old school side scrollers. Odin Sphere and Muramasa are some great examples of just how absolutely amazing 2D games can look, just imagine any of these classic 2D games could look with the same treatment!

    Super Mario
    Mega Man
    Castlevania
    Contra
    Metroid
    plus many others….

    • jarrodand

      Mega Man, Metroid, Castlevania and Super Mario Bros. have all already had remakes actually. Wily Wars/Powered Up, Zero Mission, SCV4/X6800/Chronicles and All-Stars respectively.

      On Square Enix stuff, I’d really like to see the Wonder Project games revived on DS/Wii. Ports, remakes, sequels, it doesn’t matter… just seems like the interface, aesthetic and playstyle would be a good fit. Their Quintet action RPGs and Ogre Battle Saga really deserve another shot too.

      • Ryan

        True, but not all that recently, and not all of them. I’m talking about bringing fully up to date, with presentation that really makes you say “wow, I never thought 2d could be so good.” Mega Man powered up is a good example, but it can be done even better, and there is still the whole rest of the series. Same with Castlevania’s remake on psp. Ditto on all of them really. I’m not talking updated ports with one or two gimmicky new features (a la the umpteen versions of the Mario games), I’m talking about bringing them up to par with current gen home consoles.

        On another note, personally I’m kind of tired of seeing handhelds get most of the old school love. It would be nice to relive these remade classics on something bigger than a 3″ screen.

  • Phil

    I would like to see a remake of Seiken densetsu 3, Bahamut Lagoon, Treasure Hunter G and Secret of Evermore.

  • Phil

    I would like to see a remake of Seiken densetsu 3, Bahamut Lagoon,Treasure Hunter G and Secret of Evermore

  • Live a Live, anyone?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      I thought I mentioned Live A Live?

  • Simon

    Ohh i thought persona PSP is gonna be a remake.. that sucks then

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      I would call it an enhanced port based on the features, but if it comes out here I guess it would classify as a remake. I can’t imagine Atlus using the original translation and they’ll probably localize the extra content like the Snow Queen quest

      • lostinblue

        that and not turn mark into a black guy this time around, radically changing the main character looks and touching up other characters to look caucasian.

        I’d still class it as a enhanced port though, which is sad since I wanted them to enhance it more (new character avatars for instance, those look pretty aged compared to persona 2′s who I feel could have been done today as they feel pretty actual)

  • http://several-hours-into-the-game.blogspot.com/ Nika

    Sailormoon Another RPG for the SNES. Sue me but that is the first game I thought of. I really enjoyed playing that game. Even though the plot was fairly straight forward it really had it’s moments.

    • http://www.nakedsushi.net/ Louise

      Haha, I actually thought of that too. But I think now that the Sailor Moon hype is long gone, it’ll take a miracle for that to be remade. I was also think of the many Sailor Moon-themed puzzle games on the SNES. Those took up a lot of my time when I was younger.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

      I remember that game! It looked absolutely adorable.

  • http://several-hours-into-the-game.blogspot.com/ Nika

    Sailormoon Another Story for the SNES. ue me but that was the first game I thought of, I had a lot of fun playing this game. The story was fairly straight forward but it really had its moments. Sadly the Sailormoon hype seems to be over now, so I doubt there will ever be a remake.

  • squeakypants

    Right on, Ishaan! I’ve been saying the same for awhile now. Only difference is I’d prefer a 360 or PS3 remake to a Wii one for graphical reasons, but our argument remains the same ;) Let’s hope Square-Enix feels the same.

  • Chow

    I would like to see REmake-style Resident Evil 2 & 3 on any of the home consoles except for the Wii, as we all know they’ll force motion or point control to it for no reason other than the fact that it’s on that system. If they let you have Classic Controller as a choice without nerfing anything dependent on shaking or pointing, only then will it be okay.

    Another remake I would like to see is Silent Hill 1.

  • mike

    CHRONO CROSS on Wii With Cell Shaded Graphics similer toTales Of Symphonia but a bit more derailed.

    • Aoshi00

      I’m probably one of the few that doesn’t like Chrono Cross. I was hoping for a full 3D remake of Chrono Trigger w/ Blue Dragon graphics, but since we just got the port on the DS, that seems unlikely.

      FF6 is definitely up there along w/ FF7, I would take 9 too.

      It would be great if they would remake Saint Seiya the Golden Legend RPG from Famicom, the last two PS2 fighting games were quite subpar.. however, w/ the lackluster OVAs made in recent years, that left a bitter taste in the mouths of many fans..

      They should remake a good card based Dragonball RPG too, the countless fighting games don’t count, and Harukanaru Densetsu on the DS was horrible…

    • lostinblue

      ugh, I don’t think chrono cross would look good like that (cell shaded) if they remade it I just wanted to see the original backdrop renders remastered into 16:9 – 480p, and the 3D characters looking more like they did in the FMV’s, with far more polygons, as well as 3D battles looking a lot more detailed and with better textures. Basically a enhanced version bumping the graphics to baten kaitos origins+. (btw, if you have a Wii/GC GET Baten Kaitos Origins, feels like Chrono Cross 2 rather than a sequel to Baten Kaitos, seriously)

      Other than that… you mention Tales of Symphonia 1… so… I think should be reprinted like nintendo is doing with the pikmins to hype Pikmin 3, it still strikes me as stupid to this day how they released a sequel in a retrocompatible console with the original out of print. (even more if we consider how half assed the sequel was, but let’s not go there) talk about bad marketing and dim market vision, IMO.

  • AZN Sun Flower Princess

    I guess I’m all alone when it comes to not wanting anymore remakes from videogame developers. Oh well..

    • Aoshi00

      I agreed w/ you though. What is ironic is when I was trying to think what games I want to be remade, I could hardly think of any because most of them have been remade. Well, if there were some classics that are worth being revived and could be done w/ the best graphics by today’s standard (not DS, etc), then I would not object to it either. But touche it’s a little saturated.. as in “Do I really want to play this game again?”

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Nah, you’re not alone. Remakes are inevitable though, they’re safe bets and to some extent help fund the risk of developing original games.

  • http://aqua.outone.org/ Reflect

    Earthbound on the DS/Wii.
    Final Fantasy VI on the PS3/360, have a feeling it’ll be a DS remake no matter what still do want!
    Saga 3 on the DS, after Saga 2′s remake I hope they consider remaking the third.
    Xenogears on the PSP/PS3.
    Grandia on the PSP/PS3.
    Lunar on the PSP/DS.
    Suikoden 1 & 2 on the PSP/PS3, a complete remake not the port!
    Resident Evil 2 & 3 on the PSP/PS3/360.
    The Legend of Dragoon on the PSP/PS3.

    This is so far what I can think of quickly. lol

  • Happy Gamer

    Hemlin no violin oh man i still have the cart of this game on my super famicom i got as a gift longgggg ago.

    FF 5-6 ranks up there for me.
    DQ 5-6 (i heard it was being done)
    Tengai Makyo series a REAL remake and in the US.
    Wai Wai World 2

    and finally, to make a REAL mana game i think they should just remake
    3…but not mess it up

  • Happy Gamer

    Hamlin no violin i remember this game. i still have the cart i got as a gift back when i used to live in Korea. my uncle was a student in Japan at the time he used to buy me “weird” games i never seen before on my super famicom.

    some other games i would like to see a remake are
    FF 5-6
    DQ 5-6 (i heard its being done?)
    a REAL Tengai Makyo remake and localized here.
    Wai Wai World 2 (i really miss straight up co-op games these days)
    MUSHA
    i have so many if its about remakes lol.

  • lostinblue

    I’ll start by saying that… I don’t enjoy remakes that much, and usually say companies should spend their money, resources and time doing something that beats the aforementioned game they’re going to remake. I’m thankful stuff like Zelda Twilight Princess that could easily have turned into a Ocarina of Time remake wasn’t, for instance.

    This said… I’m a collector and I’m a gamer, and thus there are remakes of certain games I’d be compelled to buy.

    In no particular order:

    - Final Fantasy 6 (yes, I agree with Ishaan: best… Final Fantasy… ever; color me not that interested in FF7, but whatever console who would get a FF6 in 3D and orchestrated soundtrack would be in my “must buy” list) – I don’t know if ff7 will come this gen to ps3 though. and I’m also all for the under 2 years development time (24 months or less) developers should really make the engine and then… keep them coming.

    - Final Fantasy 9 – it still stacks up fine but I’d bite, last Final Fantasy who felt “pure” for me.

    - Chrono Trigger/Cross – I don’t demand it or anything, I think they stack up fine and all… but I’d buy them in a heartbeat (as I would buy a new game) I can’t agree with aoshi on the 3D approach to it though, I’d be offput by a chrono trigger game with characters looking like Blue Dragon (even without the chibiness)

    Shenmue 1/2 – I don’t really require a remake for these games, but hey… I’d bite; ever since I saw the wiimote working too, remember how we actually used the joystick in the game to control ryu’s head? how about pointing at the screen making him look to where we want it? how would be dialing a number with the wiimote acting as the hand? along lots of more stuff. I feel it would really enhance the game. Note: I don’t require it for the Wii or anything, I envision next gen consoles to be tied power-wise and including wiimote ideas into their controllers so… why not then? Of course I wouldn’t mind shenmue adaptations and sequel now, keeping the dc engine and bumping it’s graphics into something remotely actual on the Wii (which would only hold up on the wii, given how more intensive HD’s are) but… like said I’m not giving orders here.

    - Panzer Dragoon games – again, the Wiimote. I don’t care either way, could be the sega ages ps2 game on the wii as long as I could point with the wiimote. And PDOrta would be fine too, as would a new game.

    - Xenogears – hey, I’d bite

    - Xenosaga erm… saga – again, I’d bite, they always changed and tried new looks throughout their games, I wouldn’t mind getting them revised and somewhat unified in that area (as well as expanded).

    - Princess Crown remake – 16:9 and graphics updated to Odin Sphere level.

    - Vib Ribbon – doesn’t really need a remake I know, but I’d buy it in a heartbeat, please, have mp3 support.

    - Mother 1/2/3 in 3D – (or Mother 4) seriously.

    - Radiant Silvergun – Hell yeah.

    - Shin Megami Tensei 1/2 – never came out of Japan, and the snes versions are so slow moving I’m compelled to fall asleep despite loving them.

    - Shin Megami: Digital Devil Story – where it all started.

    - Skies of Arcadia – I’d Bite

    - Phantasy Star 1/2/3/4/5 (plus game gear ones) – Puzzles me to this day, if they hadn’t stopped at Phantasy Star 5 they could have a real Final Fantasy competitor today instead of being forgotten. I’d buy any of those games featuring at least snes graphics. (they all lacked colors, IMO) – I don’t care for PSO.

    - Shining Force 3 – Sega only brought the first episode over out of three, fans deserved better.

    - Fire Emblem NES/SNES/all those that didn’t come outside Japan- I’d buy them if they just translated them and made them available in the virtual console, but since that isn’t happening and remakes are improved expanded anyway… I’d take a remake.

    - Seiken Densetsu 3 – WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?

    - Grandia 1 and 2 – aged poorly.

    - Tetris Attack – The first one, on the SNES with music, it’s part of my childhood

    - Any Zelda – Because I’m a Zelda-tard.
    notable candidates:

    —-Zelda: Links Awakening – Gah!
    —-Zelda: Majora Mask – Awesome
    —-Zelda: Zelda Link to the Past – first modern formula Zelda, where it all started for me.
    —-Zelda Ocarina of Time – Nostalgy mostly.

    - Harvest Moon SNES remake – first and best harvest moon… evar. (and I could read them girls diaries :3)

    • Trash man

      Wow. Do you have a life?

      • lostinblue

        yup! :D

    • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

      I would agree on the Wii Panzer Dragoon remake/sequel.

  • Keriaku

    I completely agree FFVI needs a full console 3D treatment, the 3D-lite of FFIII and FFIV DS would be an insult to the already amazing sprites of the original.

  • Zefiro Torna

    Street Fighter (yes, the very first game) needs one, for the sake of making it actually playable and enjoyable.

    Tales of Phantasia needs another console remake. As swell as the PS1 remake seems, it could have waited until just at least one more hardware generation to have turned out fantastically on the same level as the Tales of Destiny PS2 remake did.

    The first House of the Dead can also use a remake. No more outdated/unable to port issues if so.

    • lostinblue

      I’ve thought of Tales of Phantasia, but I feel it has been re-released to hell and back and… I actually prefer the original SNES version to all the rereleases. granted full voice acting, custom titles, opening fmv and summary is nice and all but… the SNES version has something about it, for me anyway.

      Besides, ever thought of how easily Tales of Symphonia could have been a remake instead? I’m glad it wasn’t. (this said I’d buy a Tales of Phantasia remake)

  • Nekobo

    Final Fantasy VI or Soul Hacker…I just want to play the latter in English, damnit.

  • EvilAkito

    Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness would be my pick. Seriously, I’ve been one of the biggest haters of 3D Castlevania games, but this one in particular could have been good if it didn’t play so horribly, which was typical of most 3D action games of the time.

    The music, atmosphere, art direction, and level design were top notch and easily put the PS2 Castlevania entries to shame. The big problem was that the play control was terrible and the camera was a total mess. But if you were to give this game the level of polish expected from a modern 3D action game, it could be amazing.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    What the…?

    We ALL picked Square Enix games? That’s really telling.

    • lostinblue

      the most telling for me, is that NO ONE picked Final Fantasy VII!

      I at least find it pretty funny :p

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        I think we all assumed that was coming anyway. :p

        • Aoshi00

          I hope a full blown remake of FF7 would eventually come too, which is quite likely seeing how S-E just milks it to death. I’m going to get Advent Children on Blu-ray again if it comes stateside.

          As soon as I finished Crisis Core for the first time and then the tech demo comes up in the ending, I was like “man, I have to play FF7 in HD again!” Of course this probably wouldn’t happen in a while since we still have 13 coming up, so I just went to watch the little special w/ the PS1 scenes for some closure :)

    • EvilAkito

      Not me. I picked Castlevania.

      You know, I’ll admit that I would LOVE to see a remake of FF6 with a full orchestral soundtrack. But that’s the one exception to my philosophy on remakes, which is that you really only need to remake a game that is being crippled by either a flaw, or by its age. While I’d love to see a game like Earthbound ported to a new console, I see no need for a full-fledged remake; it’s already pretty much flawless. Now, a game like Metroid 2: Return of Samus, which was hurt by the original Gameboy’s hardware limitations, would be a perfect candidate for a remake.

      • lostinblue

        Castlevania reminds me of something… Symphonia of the Nights Saturn Version had new Cursed Prison and the Underground Garden levels as well as playable Maria… And in subsequent versions/ports they never added that extra content.

        As for Metroid 2, good call; it deserves a remake, if anything to reach more people seeing the ebay prices the first one goes for.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          I’d much rather see both Metroid and Castlevania evolve further than revisit their pasts to be honest.

          Order of Ecclesia is the first Castlevania I’ve really, really enjoyed in a long time. Portrait of Ruin of OK, but God, is anime art horribly unsuited to the Castlevania games. Order of Ecclesia is a solid mix of RPG and the so-called “Metroidvania” elements, and I love what I’ve played of it so far.

          Metroid…I’ll be honest. I love Super Metroid, Metroid Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion. But I like Metroid Prime a lot more. Call me a heretic or whatever, but Prime is such a remarkable mix of adventuring and…breathless sightseeing…that I really do think the Metroid universe deserves a 3D (or VERY good 2.5D) presentation. So yeah, I’d much rather see a new Prime or high-res 2.5D Metroid than a Metroid 2 remake. There are such few Metroid games as it is (yes, I see the irony in that statement).

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Just noticed something. How come no one has mentioned Mother 3 yet? DS remake of that would be great.

    • lostinblue

      I did… :D

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Oh, there we go. Yea, mother 3 with Phantom Hourglass graphics would rock. :D

        • lostinblue

          not just, that I think it’s a crime that the Wind Waker engine is not being put at use (I know Twilight Princess used it, but not for cel shaded graphics), not just for zelda too, seeing a mother game using the WW engine has been a dream ever since I saw this:

          -> http://www.overpal.com/noticias-nintendo-wii/88-supuestas-imagenes-de-mother.html#post380

          Of course, that mock-up is no other than “Mother 3 using wind waker engine” *drools*

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Woah, I’ve never seen that. That’s amazing! It looks so clean.

    • Devonian

      How about just releasing it in English, period?

  • DKong

    FF V, VI
    Mother 1-3 – a 3-in-1 cart for the DS or something would be amazing. 1 and 3 just need to be officially translated.
    Fire Emblem 2-6 – 1 is being remade as Shadow Dragon right now…EVERYONE BUY IT. If that does well, I’m sure they’ll remake the others. Seriously, I love FE and I’d love to see all the old games get remade, especially since only 7+ have been released in America. Hell, even if these were just translated then ported I’d be happy.
    Secret of Mana

    • lostinblue

      Mother 1 was officially translated, just never released.

      the ROM that is going around is actually the original translation Nintendo did (some guy bought it in a auction, and then dumped it); it had bugfixes and improvements over the original japanese mother rom too.

  • daizyujin

    My dream remake is an end to remakes and the idea that companies have to stick to tired old ideas and IPs. Square-Enix/Nintendo, I am looking at you squarely.

  • BudDudandSlash

    Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins.
    please?

    • lostinblue

      good one!

      that and Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land are still one of the best handheld games ever in my book

  • shion16

    Illusion of time(or gaia)

  • Chow

    In addition to my suggestions about RE2 & 3, and Silent Hill, I guess it’d be pretty cool to see a second remake of Clock Tower (SNES) and maybe a remake of its sequel (also with the same name) to help fold out the inconsistencies between them. But I hope they don’t touch Clock Tower: Ghost Head. That was a really dumb game.

  • superdry

    II’ll keep it short and sweet…’d love to see a remake for Shin Megami Tensei if…

  • xHaseox

    Jet Grind Radio remade on the Xbox 360.

    Pokemon Gold/Silver on the DS.

    Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX on the PSP.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      A Jet Grind Radio remake would be sweet for any console.

    • http://www.nakedsushi.net/ Louise

      You know, with the popularity if games like Skate and Tony Hawk, I’m really surprised no one has decided to pick up the Jet Grind Radio name and make a new game out of it.

      • lostinblue

        some guys pitched it at Sega a few months back and got rejected. Neogaf and other places were full of it for a while.

  • Chris

    I wanna see a remake of Xenogears where all the stuff in the second disc is done the way it should be done instead of just being a lot of huge text blocks.

    • Pesmerga00

      You took the words out of my mouth. That is exactly what I want. A finished second disc.

      While I love that game, the whole “Want to go someplace cool? No. Okay, I’ll just tell you about it then.” thing was a letdown. A remastered soundtrack ala Creid, and nice pretty new graphics wouldn’t hurt either.

      Panzer Dragoon Saga as well. At least a port. I hear good things about it, but the game is so expensive.

      Also Lunar.

      • lostinblue

        I heard Sega lost the source code for Panzer Dragoon Saga. Hence why it wasn’t among the Sega Ages releases. :/

        • Pesmerga00

          Wow! That sucks. No port I guess.

          Thanks for the info though. But it makes me wonder, how the hell does a company lose the source code?

  • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

    I want a total overhaul of Phantasy Star 3. It was utterly unique/campy, but was ruined by its less-than-appealing interface and poor story progression. Heck, any of the 4 true Phantasy Stars getting a remake would be nice (or getting the few Sega Ages high-res remakes in the states would be a start).

    Also, Vagrant Story. It doesn’t need a remake, but it needs to get more attention so we can demand another entry in its Ivalice timeline.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      PS3 would be great since it’s one of the few multi-generation RPGs. Sega would need to totally redo the combat system though. I remember using auto battle to get through grinding.

      • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

        Agreed. And aside from the intro song and the overworld map track (which added an instrument with each party member — brilliant), most of the soundtrack had songs lasting maybe 20 seconds and then repeating to oblivion. Very annoying, but the potential was there! It really needs some tough love from Sega and it’ll be great. =)

        I hear Agarest Senki wasn’t that great, but it was multi-generational as well. Even so, since there’s such a dearth of those style of games, I’d be up for buying that one. Have you had any experience with it?

  • http://sidequestblog.blogspot.com/ Musashi

    Live-a-live it’s a great game, a would be great, but I dream in a day where FFVI gets a full remake, I don’t want it for DS, I have a DS and I love it, but I dream with a FFVI for home consoles.

  • Matthew

    The Blade Runner game developed by Westwood Studios, but done in a style similar to BioShock. So much atmosphere and story lines to play with there…

  • Devonian

    E.V.O.: Search for Eden.

    • lostinblue

      heads up! I loved that game, always wondered why they haven’t done any EVO game ever since!

  • http://thestoppableforce.net/ stoppableforce

    Not that long ago, I would’ve said Persona 1 and/or 2. I’d still like to see a Persona 2 remake, but 1′s been announced. How about… Legend of Legaia?

  • nectarsis

    Bahamut’s Lagoon…Bahamut’s Lagoon…Bahamut’s Lagoon…Bahamut’s Lagoon…Bahamut’s Lagoon

  • nectarsis

    Oh yes forgot to add

    Xenogears (not full graphical overhaul..just hi res sprites)

    The Legend of Dragoon (same as above)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ArcadeInfinity scott

    #1 on my list-

    X-COM.

    -

    and as for FFVI 3d remake, OH GOD NO!!! NO!! NO!!
    FFIII and FFIV looks terrible enough, slow battles, with even slower story pacing, I’d hate FFVI 3d if it transitioned itself to 1st generation PS1 graphics (ala Arc the Lad). lets move beyond character models having triangles for hands…

  • Shin

    Street Fighter III 3rd Strike (perfect gameplay, just needs graphics like KOFXII… never happening though)
    A finished and sucky gameplay-free HD version of Xenogears (yeah RIGHT)
    FFVI at least on Wii
    FFVII (but we all know it’s coming)
    Metal Gear 1 and 2 (same as above)
    Jet Set Radio
    Walküre no Densetsu
    Bare Knuckles II/Street Of Rage II (you know it !)
    Star Fox 64 (keep on dreaming)
    Radiant Silvergun

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