Old games which might/should get remade

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by MutantScalper, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    All this winter weather reminded me of this very old game, Midwinter. I remember reading about it but not playing it, seems that it was a post-apo -game set in a kind of meteorite-induced perma-winter. There aren't that many post-apo -games set in winter time, are there?

    Looks like they planned to remake it but abandoned the idea in 2015.

  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    That looks kinda cool.

    Transactica / Arctic Baron
    is set in a post-apocalyptic winter.

    I still think Kingpin: Life Of Crime should get remade.
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  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Seed Man Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    That one new game coming out sounds like that. Forget the name.
  4. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Deus Ex: The Conspiracy
  5. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    I guess the Sands of Time trilogy for PC (the ones I got from GoG suffer graphic problems that prevents the level from looking like an actual level - it just looks like ceaseless blue fog). Another could be classic Sierra adventure games like Police Quest, that are a good mix of the original and the VGA version's gameplay & graphics, and city builder games from Impressions Games.

    Erm... the Conspiracy was the PS2 port for the actual Deus Ex on PC.

    And it's been getting mods to touch up on it's graphics and gameplay for modern audiences so there's no immediate need for a remake (the latter of the two links is even on Steam for free and can be installed once you buy the actual Deus Ex on Steam):
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/gmdx and http://store.steampowered.com/app/397550/Deus_Ex_Revision/
  6. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I mean Deus Ex for modern consoles.

  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Seed Man Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    They tried that. It sucks.
  8. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Yea, Police Quest. The SWAT-series sort of ended, well not sort of, it ended. With the advent of these modern 'open world' or let's say 'large world' FPS-games, would a police-game be outdated? It could have realistic chases etc. And it could of course have a story like Police Quest.
  9. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    By remake I am assuming that the games will be pretty much the same (in terms of gameplay) but with modern graphics, control problems fixed, running on modern computers, bugs patched, etc.
    I have to go and sleep. I might post more tomorrow.
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  10. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Sep 17, 2016
    KOTOR 1-2
    System Shock 2
    Deus ex 1
    Thief 1-2
    Fallout 1-2

    Midn you this is just graphical and quality of life changes. Nothing big.
  11. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Civilization II: Test of Time
    This game is awesome. It is the only Civilization game that allows playing three different Civilization games in itself. It allows to play the original Civilization II (it also allows to play an Extended Version of the original Civ II) with better graphics, animated units, etc, it allows to play a Sci-Fi Civilization mode (where you colonize an alien planet) and allows to play a fantasy Civilization mode. In the fantasy mode you choose a race instead of a civilization, it allows to pick between the Elves, Merfolk, Goblins, Stygians (Undeads), Humans (dark ages european like), Buteo (Bird People) and the Infidels (nomadic Eastern Europe and Asiatic humans).

    Not only does it allow to play three different Civilization games in one, but in the Fantasy Civilization mode, it exists four different "worlds" that you play at the same time. The Humans, Infidels and Elves are better suited to settle the surface "world", Merfolk are better suited to settle the underwater "world", Goblins and the Stygians are better suited to settle the underground "world" and the Buteo are better suited to settle the sky "world".
    The addition of these "worlds" makes the game massive (since if you want to conquer everything or destroy specific races you have to settle or march your armies on the other worlds too). It adds a degree of strategy not seen in any other Civ game to date.

    It also has a fantasy scenario called Midgard. Which is heavily focused on Norse, Slavic and Celtic mythology, with figures such as Baba Yaga and The Dagda and events such as Ragnarok making appearances.

    All the modes have their own graphics for landscape, creatures, units, cities, etc. They have different resources, units, wonders and technologies, it really make the modes feel different from each other and unique, while still maintaining the gameplay of Civilization II.

    I wish all Civilization games from that point on would have the fantasy and sci-fi modes in the base game.
  12. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Not much to adjust here, actually. When emulated, it can render beautiful graphics at any resolution with god-tier anisotropics. I'd like to have better controls though, Ryo walks like a robot in these games.
    What's already dead can't be revived. The Bioware's NWN modules are a fucking joke to any RPG fan. Diamond Edition from GoG already works fine for any custom module. NWN2 on the other hand, needs a complete rework, not just a remaster.
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  13. SomeDudeandHisDog

    SomeDudeandHisDog First time out of the vault

    Nov 18, 2017
    Temple of Elemental Evil: Best DnD game IMO.
    Red Alert 1 & 2
    Persona 1-3: All of them need a full remake with updated gameplay and graphics, something similar to Persona 4 Golden but for PC and Switch as well.
    SMT Nocturne
    System Shock 2
    Rome Total War
    Fallout 1 and 2
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  14. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Blade Runner was also a pretty cool game that, with the new movie out, deserves not a remake, but a fitting sequel.
    Crimson Skies is also more sequel-worthy than remake-worthy.
    Z could use a remake; it was a great multiplayer RTS game and while it does have charming pixel graphics and a modern engine update, a proper remake that is faithful could be great.
    Some of the Doom engine games deserve a remake as well, like Heretic, Hexen, Strife... Also Heretic 2 and Hexen 2.
    Darklands was also fantastic, although it's unlikely that a remake could do it justice these days.
  15. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    Vampire - The Masquerade: Bloodlines is my favorite for a remake. Re-use all voice & story assets and throw it into a new engine with new visual assets. Guaranteed home run in my book.

    Same thing with Tachyon: The Fringe. A snarky space combat sim with Bruce Campbell voicing the protagonist? Sign me the fuck up.

    I also remember Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy by Blue Tongue Entertainment very fondly. It was pretty basic, and sometimes easy to exploit, but it was very fun to play.

    Obviously, a faithful remake for Fallout 1/2, PS:T and Arcanum would be nice, but it's largely unnecessary. The originals still work fine for me.

    Ground Control 1! I'd love a remake of GC1 with the same game mechanics in a modern engine.
    Considering they're remaking System Shock, I'd expect System Shock 2 to be next up after they finish that.
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  16. SomeDudeandHisDog

    SomeDudeandHisDog First time out of the vault

    Nov 18, 2017
    A Spiritual Successor is more likely to happen thou.
    A VtMB successor might also be one of the secret projects at Obsidian since most of Troinka is with them.
  17. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    Silent Storm would be great with more models, items and bug fixes. Some things could be added (money).
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  18. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Some of you suggested remaking KOTOR's? Hmm, maybe, but how about a sequel? I mean, might as well have full new game. Of course the remake doesn't have to be 1:1 precise re-imagining, can have new stuff in it making it fresh to play. Also crafting/making the items could be better implemented.

    Someone mentioned Rome Total War. I guess the sequel wasn't that good? I don't have it yet. I presume they are making mods to it. What I want in that Total War - style game system would be a slightly smaller scale in the battles, maybe company size and detailed info for every soldier etc. The ultimate Roman - era war manager-simulation.

    Maybe a proper new version of Silent Hunter 3, 5 seems pretty bad.
  19. Proletären

    Proletären A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 15, 2012
    Tiberian Sun
  20. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 27, 2016
    Old things should be left alone, unless they were badly made failures. Instead, people should try to create new things that surpass everything that came before in every possible way.
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