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Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:42 pm
by The Laird
I was playing the new Mummy Demake game on the Xbox One the other day and it reminded me a lot of the Turrican games. That got me thinking to why nobody has ever revived or updated the Turrican as it was pretty popular back in the day and this style of game also seems to be pretty popular these days.

So what classic games and franchises are you surprised haven't been revived?

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:26 pm
by ncf1
Hmm.. that's a very good question. Most definitely Tiger Woods on PC because they were the best golf games but then of course things went off the rails with him and so no more TW on PC.

High Heat Baseball got everything right in the 2004 edition, what I reckon was the best baseball video game ever, but they abruptly halted the series after going broke but damn, I wonder what they could produce in 2017 after that great last effort.

I'm a bit surprised another Monkey Island didnt come up but then again maybe they figured they'd done enough with "Tales.." which I hated. So maybe MI5 some day? Somehow doubt it though.. and if more adventures like Thimbleweed Park come out, that will be more than enough for me on that front!

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:23 am
by Back in Time Sime
Retro Game Challenge, they only did the two and we in the UK got none of um... where brilliant and you would have expected they could have done more...

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:33 am
by Big Shoes
Project Gotham Racing, loved the first 2, 3 and 4 got worse.

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:02 am
by pratty
With all things Star Wars being hot right now where is Rogue Squadron 4? Or at least a HD collection of the first 3 games?

With the revival of 2D games I'm surprised Capcom haven't done anything with Viewtiful Joe in a while.

I'm a little surprised more hasn't been done to make a Timesplitters 4 happen.

I can't say I'm surprised there hasn't been an F-Zero for a while but I think now could the time to bring it back with Nintendo settling for a Mario Kart 8 port for the Switch. Even just a GX HD port on the eshop would appease many fans.

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:33 am
by The Laird
pratty wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:02 am
With the revival of 2D games I'm surprised Capcom haven't done anything with Viewtiful Joe in a while.
He's in the new Dead Rising update, so they haven't totally forgotten him!

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:57 pm
by markymark91
The world needs timesplitters 4. The first 3 where amazing,would love a HD remake

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:24 pm
by c0nfu53d
Plenty of 2D Worms games out there, but the 3D ones seem to have disappeared. I'd love a 3DS one.

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:26 am
by LAIS
Pokemon Snap - It seems like the kind of game that would have worked well on the 3DS or even the Wii U. Heck, it could work well as a smartphone game. I hope to see it on the Switch, it could work well on that system too.

Monkey Island - I’ve been convinced this WOULD return for years, but no such luck. At this point I think it’s unlikely which is a shame. I’d love to see Ron Gilbert’s MI3.

Theme Hospital - I don’t know why there was only one of these games. Did it tank from a sales POV or something?

Canes Canim Edit/Bully - even frigging Manhunt got a sequel. Why didn’t this? I’ve no idea how it sold though so maybe that’s my answer.

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:09 pm
by pratty
c0nfu53d wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Plenty of 2D Worms games out there, but the 3D ones seem to have disappeared. I'd love a 3DS one.
I think Worms 3D is underrated, never understood the dislike many have for it.

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:14 am
by merman
A new Katamari game

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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:59 am
by Crusty Starfish
Big Shoes wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:33 am
Project Gotham Racing, loved the first 2, 3 and 4 got worse.
Was playing PGR 1 about 5 mins ago with the kids. I played it a few times years ago............... but beat them easily :lol:

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:54 am
by Treguard
Big Shoes wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:33 am
Project Gotham Racing, loved the first 2, 3 and 4 got worse.
Bizarre Creations got shut down a few years after Activision bought them. Most of the guys who made them ended up at EA making Need for Speed games.

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:25 am
by kiwimike
It's funny- over xmas we were talking old games and Mutant League Football came up. I just saw that is indeed returning this year :)

Road rash has a nice update now, another old favourite is Jungle strike I would expect to see before too long

Re: Franchises and games you are surprised haven't returned

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:41 pm
by SJ_Sathanas
Big Shoes wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:33 am
Project Gotham Racing, loved the first 2, 3 and 4 got worse.
I was hoping they might appear in the Xbox store as part of the backwards compatible range.