Which older games should be remade? Well, GameSpot has 4 articles with their candidates. I’m not necessarilly convinced these should be remade, especially the last set of 10. Granted, I never played any of those. That’s not to say I don’t agree with any of the choices.
I think Utopia is a good choice. I remember playing this with the kid down the street (he had the Intellivision, we had a crappy Magnavox Odessy). Its uncanny how much it reminds me, now, of Civilization.
DragonStrike looks kinda neat too. I seem to vaugely remember this one on the Apple ][+. Of course, Xbox has Panzer Dragoon Orta, but its a third-person perspective rail shooter.
I missed Shadow Run on the SNES, but the game world certainly sounds interesting and could use the BioWare twice-over. Heck, it could be a cool MMORPG….
I remember the Ancient Art of War being an extremely cool game. It was of the rock-paper-scissors variety of units but it was still fun. I wonder what could be done with it using todays powerful PCs…
Autoduel, how I remember playing thee. And playing and playing. A computerized version of Car Wars done to perfection. Except for, nowadays, the graphics. Imagine what could be done know. Mmmm….
The Bard’s Tale. I remember Scott getting in to this one. I never really did, but that was before I was really into computer RPGs. Well, except for Wizardry. But with the plethora of RPGs today, do we need another one? Is the world of Skara Brae worth it?
Ultima V. Sorta played it. I was getting kind of bored with all the Ultima games at that time. But a remake could be in order. Even though Ultima Online exists, a MMORPG can’t reach the level of storytelling that exists in a single player game. At least not yet.
I think the 4th installment was scraping the bottom, but I’m surprised that a couple of games I had in mind weren’t mentioned. How about:
Crush, Crumble and Chomp. Who wouldn’t want to rampage through various cities, eating civilians, crushing military vehicals and destroying buildings? And, you got to design your own monster. This one is crying out for an update. Oh yeah, it was from Epyx.
Bilestoad. The original mano-a-mano (AI) bloodfest. You could chop arms, legs and heads of in this top-down slugfest. Imagine what could be done today…