Retro Retro Remakes – Vidjagame Apocalypse 361

Remakes and remasters aren’t just a modern-gaming phenomenon – far from it. They’ve been part of gaming since at least the ’80s, and this week, we grab John Brandon of Square Roots to look back at five of our favorite remakes from the 16- and 32-bit eras. Then we’ll dig into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Resident Evil 3, news of Mario and Nier remasters, and your gaming habits under quarantine.

Question of the Week: What’s a classic game you think is long overdue for a remake?


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9 thoughts on “Retro Retro Remakes – Vidjagame Apocalypse 361

  1. QotW: A dream remake I’d like is Earthbound. Love the game but it could use a remake, especially the battle interface. And while you can’t remake perfection, a remake of Chrono Trigger would be interesting (and IMO) would be better than the FF7 one.

  2. QotW: my dream remake is Super Mario RPG. While the gameplay is still fun, the graphics are ugly when upscaled on modern TVs. My dream would be update the graphics and keep the gameplay similar. My luck is that they would fuck it up like later Paper Marios.

  3. Well since Brigandine is getting a sequel on the Nintendo Switch I can’t exactly choose that, so I’ll say… Metal Arms: Glitch in the System, with a fully updated multiplayer mode based on the same mechanic of ‘hijacking’ the larger machines, with up to 24 players multiplayer along the lines of Call of Duty or Battlefield.

  4. I mean, my answer was not exactly a classic, so I’ll also add that a full remake of Beyond Good and Evil would be beautiful

  5. Pretty bummed that my comments didn’t stick after posting. But anyway, not that it’s a classic by any means, I’d love to see a remake of Metal Arms: Glitch in The System with modernised multiplayer of like up to 24 players. Or Beyond Good and Evil.

  6. I gotta go with Parasite Eve. I hated that game when it came out, but it fits in so much better with games today than it did back in the late 90s. It’s so nice to play a 10 hour, tight, cinematic game that wastes none of your time – and has an randomized dungeon at the end if you want more. A remake with voice acting and nicer cut scenes would really polish the cinematic feel that game did so well. Best of all, there’s enough action in the battle system that they wouldn’t have to completely remake the combat for modern gamers with no patience for reading menus.

  7. Startropics. The games embrace of Polynesian romanticism, tall tales, gender bending and pre-Metal Gear Solid 4th-wall breaking anachronisms could really delight the Nintendo-ites that weren’t around in the days when men wore shades, neat things were tubular and manuals weren’t just an expectation, but sometimes a necessity.

    God bless all the mom-and-pop stores that knew to take a picture and include it in the case.

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